Monday, April 25, 2016

Tour Meeting 7:20am Tuesday

This applies to all choir students who are going on tour!
-MEETING TUESDAY: 7:20am sharp in the BAND ROOM---do not be late!!!

-You must bring your itinerary and list of rules with you to the meeting.  You were emailed both of these documents

-If you have ANY questions big or small, write them down today and ask them AT THE MEETING.
If you wait until Wednesday to ask an important question, it might be too late!  

*Students not going on tour* You should report to the band room at the start of first period tomorrow and wait until the meeting ends.

Again, please please do not be late to the meeting tomorrow.  It will reflect poorly on you AND the choral department if you are late!

-Mr. Raymond

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Important Choir Updates: Tour Week!

Students:

I hope you have all had a wonderful, restful, and enjoyable April Vacation!  As we come down the "home stretch" of the school year, we have a very busy few weeks ahead.  I'm going to give you some very important updates and information.  There will be very important tour information being posted soon--please be on the lookout!

This week's schedule is as follows:
Monday: FMA Scholarship Auditions
Tuesday: Chamber Choir Rehearsal 2:00-3:00pm, Vocal Jazz 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday: Leaving For Tour
(NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT--MAY 3--BOTH MIXED VJE AND TREBLE JAZZ WILL REHEARSAL)

Chamber Choir Rehearsals
Tuesday April 26
Tuesday May 3
Thursday May 5 (student run)
Tuesday May 10
Thursday May 12
Tuesday May 17
Thursday May 19
Tuesday May 24
Wednesday May 25 (dress)

**REPERTOIRE FOR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES**

Tour REPERTOIRE (Caitlin Please be ready on Tenor Parts!)
Thursday (Central Bucks HS): Just as the Tide Was Flowing, Sail Away, Ubi Caritas*, O Magnum Mysterium*, (*combined with CBHS choir)
Friday (Festival Performance): Ubi Caritas, If Love Should Count You Worthy, Sail Away
Saturday (Dinner Dance Mixed VJE): 
Dessert Set: World On A String, Whisper Not, Blame It On My Youth, Like Someone In Love, Magnolia 
Dance Set: Takin It To The Streets, Want You Back, Rumor Has It

SPRING JAZZ FESTIVAL (feat. Doug Olsen) Wednesday May 4
Treble Jazz:
Blue Skies
More Than Words
Alright Okay You Win

Mixed VJE:
Like Someone In Love
Blame It On My Youth
Here's That Rainy Day
Magnolia
Time
Want You Back

POPS REPERTOIRE: Saturday-Sunday May 14-15
Concert Choir:
Spring
Just as the Tide Was Flowing
MLK
Little David Play On Your Harp
Terrified
Sail Away
Summertime (with Orchestra)

Mixed Vocal Jazz Ensemble:
Like Someone In Love
Magnolia
Time
Want You Back
Rumor Has It

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mid-Week Reminders and Updates!

Choir Students:

Tour Reminder!
- PLEASE remember to complete and turn in ALL of your Tour Forms (there's two separate forms).  If you need these forms, please let me know ASAP and I will email you a copy.  Turn them in to myself or Mr. Massey as soon as they are completed.

- Remember Chamber Singers Rehearsal Thursday after school (and again the following Thursday)

*New Update*
- Next Tuesday, there will be a special nationally acclaimed guest artist, percussionist Peyton Macdonald here in Foxboro.  He will be running a special after school vocal rehearsal next Tuesday from 2:00-4:00pm.  I would like as many choir students as possible to attend this special rehearsal!

- There will be a FREE concert of his music next Wednesday April 13.  Please attend if possible!

Remaining Performances
April 27-May 1, Tour: Concert Choir, Mixed Jazz Choir
May 4, Spring Jazz Festival: Treble Jazz Choir, Mixed Jazz Choir
May 14-15, POPS: Concert Choir, Women's Choir, Mixed Jazz Choir
May 26, Spring Chamber Concert: Chamber Choir

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Weekly Updates April 4-8

Singers:

I am very proud of both of your MICCA performances.  All results aside, you carried yourselves with class and performed like an elite, professional ensemble, and I have no regrets with the way we sang any of our musical selections.  

Looking ahead we have four key performances ahead: Tour, Spring Jazz, Spring Chamber, and Pops

There will be no sectionals this week for Concert Choir.  

We will begin looking at some repertoire for Chamber Choir members only outside of rehearsal.  I will have music for you.  In order to prepare for our May concert, I would like to hold rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 2:00-3:00 for Chamber Choir members. Please try to make it to both rehearsals if possible.  We will do the same next week.

Regular evening mixed vocal jazz rehearsal this week, next week we will aim to have both treble jazz and mixed jazz rehearsing.

24 Days Until Tour!

Have a great week!

Mr. Raymond