Chorus/Choir

 

Announcements

The World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser will kick-off as soon as we return to school from our snow days. It will last two weeks.
If you have not washed/returned your choir dress please do so by Monday, Jan. 22nd.
Practice Tracks will be posted soon. Practice Schedule will due on Fridays now and only 1 hour and 15 minutes of practice is required.
6th grade After School Choir will begin rehearsing Tuesday, Feb. 6th. This group will perform on the May 10th concert.

 

Upcoming Events

Music In Our Schools Month Concert will be Thursday March 8th at 6pm in the WCMS cafetorium. The High School choirs will be joining us.
The WCMS Spring Concert will be Thursday, May 10th at 6pm in the WCMS cafetorium.

 


Recommended Links and Practice Tracks

March 2018 Practice Tracks- Click here

Choir Practice Schedule-Click here

Sight Reading Factory- sightreadingfactory.com

JWPepper Choir Music Link- Choir Music Link

Name Music in Our Schools Month- Nafme.org

Middle Tennessee Vocal Association- mtva.org

 


 Classroom Guidelines

This vocal music class will include a diverse repertoire of choral music.  This course will also include proper vocal technique, musicianship, and encourage self-expression through performance and the creation of music.  I hope to give your child every opportunity to reach their full musical potential.


Materials:

  1. Choral Octavos/Music (provided by the school) Students are responsible for keeping up with their music. If music is not returned the student will be fined.  ($0.10 a copy) or the price of an original copy (around $2.00).
  2. Black 1 inch 3-ring binder
  3. ***Choir uniform-New uniform for concerts this year. More info later (Ladies-Dresses cost between $58/Gents-Shirt, vest, and bowties $37) There will be fundraising opportunities.
  4. Choir T-shirt $10.00
  5. Pencil, notebook paper
  6. Optional– hole protectors, clear plastic sheets, dividers, Kleenex

Classroom Rules:

  1. Be respectful
  2. Be responsible
  3. No food, drinks, or gum in the choir room (bottled water is permitted and recommended).

Consequences

  1. Verbal warning-documented and daily participation grade dropped
  2. Moved to a designated area within the classroom
  3. Parents and principal notified of classroom behavior
  4. Referral to principal for immediate action (possible removal from choir).

*Chewing gum during choir rehearsal=3 days of lunch detention


Grading criteria:

35% Daily Class Work (rehearsal participation) – includes singing quizzes (scored by rubrics) of musicianship skills that show student’s progress, rehearsal etiquette (time off task, chewing gum, or refusing to sing will affect this grade) and classroom assignments (rhythmic and melodic dictation, music tests, and quizzes).

40% Summative Assessment (Performance) – attendance at all choir performances during school and after school are mandatory and will affect the student’s grade. Below is a list of the concert schedule for this school year.


Choir Calendar

Semester 1

 

  • Sept. 26th- Middle School Mass (select students/optional)
  • October 10th-Fall Sacred Concert at WCHS 6:00pm
  • November 10th- Veteran’s Day Program  9:00am
  • December 12th-Christmas Concert 6:00pm

 

Semester 2

  • March TBA-MTVA Middle School Choral Festival
  • March 8th- Choir Concert w/High School at WCMS 6:00pm
  • May 10th- Spring Choir Concert 6:00pm