Sunday, January 28, 2018

Concert Choir Updates 1/29-2/2

Concert Choir Updates 1/29-2/2

Monday - Soprano
Tuesday - Alto
Wednesday - Bass & Tenor
Friday - Makeup

Many singers have not completed their Sight Singing Midterm!  Please complete as soon as possible!  You will receive at least an 85 for simply completing it.  Contact me right away if you are having an issue with completing your sight singing midterm.

Grades will be updated and posted early this week.

March 8: Choralpalooza
March 22: Spring Concert
March 23: MICCA

Friday, January 19, 2018

Vocal Jazz Updates: Midterm Week

Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Midterm Week Updates
- Singers if you don't have a midterm during the Period 4 time block on Monday, please come to VJE rehearsal (including all Seniors--we will rehearse during the Period 4 midterm block Monday 8:30-10:00- please don't skip it)

Tuesday 1/23: 12:00-2:00pm (VJE & Rhythm Section)
Wednesday 1/24: 11:45-1:30pm (VJE & Rhythm Clinic)
Tuesday 1/30: 6:30-8:00 (VJE Evening Rehearsal)
Tuesday 2/6: 6:30-8:00 (VJE Evening Rehearsal)
Saturday 2/10: Berklee Jazz Fest (Leaving FHS at 8:00am)

- Thursday's rehearsal mic tracks are now on Dropbox, listen to them and make notes!  We will discuss next rehearsal! 
If you want a track of your section combined let me know 

Concert Choir Updates: Midterm Week

Concert Choir:

- The Choir Midterm is a Sight-Singing Factory assignment due by next Friday.  It is NOW live and you can complete it any time you like between now and next Friday.

- Course signups for next year have begun at the middle school, now would be an excellent time to reach out and encourage any 8th Grade singers that you know!

- During Mid-Terms week we WILL have a full rehearsal during the Period 1 Mid-Term on Wednesday.

- There will not be any scheduled sectionals during next week's Mid-Terms.  However, your section leaders may plan student-led sectionals.  (After next week, we will be back on schedule)

- If you are free during the afternoons next week, please contact Mrs. Oberoi and look into stopping by a middle school choir rehearsal to help out/encourage/sing along!
Her email is:

Best of luck on your Mid-Terms!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Step-Up Night Monday 6:00pm!

Wear your Choir Shirt!

Sopranos - Baked Goods/Sweets  (nut free please!)
Altos - Snack Items (popcorn, pretzels, etc)  -- small paper plates for those snacks!
Tenor/Bass - Water/Juice -- need cups

Need the following songs ready:
O Sing Ye, My Heart Is Offered, Famine Song, Music Be The Food of Love, Ocean, Nda Wana

Tentative Schedule Is As Follows:
6:30-6:45, Student Greetings/Introduction/Warmups
6:45-6:50, Sing O Sing Ye To The Lord, My Heart Is Offered Still To You
6:50-6:55, Seniors Speak: Kelli, Faith
6:55-7:00, Sing Famine Song
7:00-7:05, Juniors Speak: Emily, Shannon, Julia
7:05-7:10, Sing If Music Be The Food of Love
7:10-7:15, Sophomores Speak: James, Jake, Anya
7:15-7:20, Sing The Ocean, Nda Wana
7:20-7:25, Freshmen Speak: Audrey, Giana, Alex
7:25-7:30, Speakers Come Forward For Q&A
Social Time, Drinks/Snacks Socializing

- Take the time to ENCOURAGE the 8th Graders around you -- find something specific to mention!
- Act professionally, be mature, be helpful, share your music, help those around you
- Communicate/reach out to the parents there as well -- they may/may not have questions for you
- Exchange social media with 8th Graders!  Make friends!  Make them feel VERY welcome