Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Updates

Vocal Jazz Ensemble:
Happy New Year To Each Of You!!

We have rehearsal THIS Tuesday evening, Rhythm Section 5:30-6:30, Full Ensemble 6:30-8:00
(PLEASE group text and send reminders!)

We are now entering a pivotal month of rehearsals as we prepare for Berklee Saturday (Feb 10)
- PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING!  You should be practicing your parts and solos regularly (daily if possible)
We have a LOT of work ahead of us if we are going to perform at an elite level, I expect each of you to be super focused and prepared in every rehearsal this month.

- Everyone including rhythm section MUST attend all Tuesday evening rehearsals leading up to Berklee:
(1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6)
Rhythm Section will rehearse 5:30-6:30, Full Ensemble 6:30-8:00pm

- Rhythm Section, please be prepared and have the three Berklee songs learned and ready to rehearse

Soloists need to be chosen: I hope you have been practicing during the break. 
If we don't have strong soloist(s) for Rolling In The Deep it will need to be cut

- Every section should try to schedule weekly sectionals through the month of January
(I'm happy to attend these sectionals if I'm available)

- Clinic with Ned Rosenblatt: January 24, 11:00-12:30 (Full Ensemble)

- BERKLEE FESTIVAL: Saturday February 10 (ALL DAY Event) - More Details Coming Soon

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If I need to miss a Tuesday evening rehearsal due to the birth of my child, I will notify you, and you will still be rehearsing with either Mr. Bush, Mrs. Oberoi, or another adult covering.  I will expect you to still rehearse at a professional level.
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See you at Tuesday evening rehearsal,

Concert Choir Updates!

Concert Choir:

Happy New Year to each of you and your families!  We have a very busy next few months ahead.  I want to draw your attention to some important updates:

Treble Part Tracks are now up on Dropbox, Concert Choir Tracks coming very soon

Sectional attendance is ESSENTIAL.  Please makeup any sectionals that you missed from the week before break.

SECTIONALS this week
- Tuesday: Soprano & Alto
- Wednesday: Tenor (boys) & Bass
- Thursday: Makeup

Senior Districts (Friday-Saturday 1/5-1/6)
- Make sure you turn in your Med Form
- You will receive an email with full updates on Tuesday (Bus will depart 7:00am Friday)
- Concert Saturday (Parent pickup after concert)

STEP UP NIGHT (Monday 1/8)
- Must attend event! Arrive 6:00pm
- More details to follow

See you Tuesday!  Happy New Year!

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