Sunday, December 3, 2017

Vocal Music Updates Dec 4-8

Vocal Music Updates: Dec 4-8

After School Schedule
Monday: Sop & Alto Sectional
Tuesday: 2:30-4:00pm VJE Rehearsal 
w/Hale observing (no sectionals)

Wednesday: 2-3pm Choir Rehearsal w/Hale
(Rehearsing in the Band Room)

Thursday: Tenor & Bass Sectional
Friday: Makeup Sectional

HALE School Visit: Tuesday-Thursday 
Combined Rehearsal Wednesday 2-3pm
Concert Wednesday: 6:00 Call Time
Thursday morning rehearsal in Auditorium

8th Grade Concert This Thursday Night
Consider coming out to support!!

Next week: Winter Concert Thursday
Call Time 6:00pm Room 122

Contact me/sign up for a National Anthem if you are interested

-Mr. Raymond

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Next Week Schedule: Hale School Visit

For your planning purposes:

Choir Sectionals/After School (2:00-2:45)
Soprano - Monday
Alto - Tuesday
Full Group Rehearsal - Wednesday 
Tenor/Bass - Thursday
Makeup - Friday


Vocal Jazz Ensemble Tuesday 3-4:30
Rehearsal Wednesday After School 2-3pm
Concert At 7:00pm, Call Time 6:00pm
(In Full Concert Attire)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Updates

Thanksgiving Week Updates:

-  Monday morning's rehearsal, guest alumni music major Jess Erving will be teaching a lesson in Concert Choir, please arrive on time, we will begin at 7:30am

- There will be regular Vocal Jazz Ensemble evening rehearsal 6:30-8:00 this Tuesday

- Junior District Practice Sessions after school Monday and Tuesday this week
(no regular sectionals this week)

-  Anyone who wishes to audition to for Junior Districts needs to notify me by Wednesday
Current list includes: Maddie C, Audrey, Joe, Brielle, Meaghan C, Kyla, Ella

-  Wednesday, Concert Choir will sing the national anthem altogether at the Pep Rally, 
please wear your choir shirts!

 *Mark Your Calendars*
Saturday 12/2 - Junior District Auditions, 12:45 meet up at Ahern
Tuesday 12/5 - Concert Choir Rehearsal with Hale (2-3pm), Vocal Jazz Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm
Wednesday 12/6 - CONCERT with Hale School 7:00pm (Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Performs)
Thursday 12/14 - WINTER CONCERT

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Choir Weekly Updates

Choir Weekly Updates:
After school schedule:
Mon: Sop & Alto Sectional
Tues: Tenor & Bass Sectional
Wed: Student-led Districts Practice
Thurs & Friday: Districts Practice

Sight Singing Assignment 2 Due Today (Sunday)

Senior District Auditions: Saturday 
(Meeting at FHS @ Noon)

Turn in Junior Districts Form & Money Now!

Tour Check #1 Due

This week...
Focusing on Beati Omnes, Famine Song, and The Ocean....working for balance and blend and unified vowels and breathing

Coming soon...
November 22, Full Choir National Anthem
December 2, Junior District Auditions 
December 14, Winter Concert

Monday, November 6, 2017

Jazz Updates and Reminders

Lab Jazz Choir and VJE:

Concert Week is upon us!  Make sure you are taking care of your voices this week by getting ample sleep, resting your voices, and making healthy choices!

Weekly Schedule:

Tuesday's Essential Dress Rehearsal:
(come early if you can, must make this rehearsal if you intend to perform Thursday)
Lab Jazz Choir 5:30-6:30 
Vocal Jazz Ensemble: 6:30-8:00pm
(come early to warm up!)

Thursday Jazz Day:
Jazz Session with Tucker: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Dinner at Corey Hall's House for all Jazz Students: approx. 4:00-5:30
Back to FHS to Change 5:30-6:30
Warmups 6:30
Concert 7:00pm

If you have not done so, check out Tucker's website: 

Get Excited!!

-Mr. Raymond

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jazz Updates!

Vocal Jazz and Lab Jazz Choir:

Fall Jazz Concert: Thursday November 9th, 7:00pm
(featuring both Jazz Choirs and both Jazz Bands)

Evening Dress Rehearsals:
Tonight (10/31), and Tuesday (11/7)
Lab Jazz Choir - 5:30pm-6:30pm (both days)
Vocal Jazz Ensemble - 6:30pm-8:00pm (both days)

Concert Day: Thursday November 9th
After School Session with Guest Artist, Tucker, 2-4pm (all students)

Following the afternoon session, all jazz students are invited to a brief dinner being hosted by the parents of our drummer, Corey Hall (Liz Hall's house) from approx 5-6pm.  Students can be transported by their parents, or there will be several upperclassmen on hand to provide rides (if this is okay by all parents of younger students).  This dinner is for all jazz students, faculty, and guest artist.  Address and other details coming in the next couple of days.

After the dinner, we will return to the school, change, warmup, and the show will start promptly at 7:00pm.

If you have any questions about any of this, please email me!

-Mr. Raymond

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Weekend Updates and Winter Curriculum

Singers, please read through carefully for information about the Winter Curriculum, as well as important updates.

- Sight singing factory assignment 1 due by 10:00pm today (Sunday).  As of now, there are still several of you who have not completed it, and some who have not registered for the program.  Email me now if you are having trouble.  It will be marked late if not turned in by tonight.

-  District forms and money are due by November 1st.  After November 1st, it will be first come first served until I reach the maximum number allowed

-  A schedule for November and December has been emailed to you, please look it over carefully and plan accordingly for your sectionals and district practices

- Please bring your Faure Requiem scores Monday, we will be turning them in

As of this week, you should have the following music in your folder:
- Star Spangled Banner (for Thanksgiving Pep Rally)
- My Heart Is Offered Still To You (Senior District Audition Piece)
- O Sing Ye To The Lord (Junior District Audition Piece)

(Winter Term Repertoire)
- Beati Omnes
- Famine Song 
- The Water is Wide 
- The Ocean 
- As Long As I Have You
- Nda Wana 

See you Monday!

Brian Raymond
Choral Director
Foxboro High School