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May 29, 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Have a Wonderful Summer!

I wish all of my chorus students and general music students a wonderful summer. If you will be a 7th or 8th grader next school year and would like to join the all year chorus that meets during connections time please drop off a note to the front office stating this and have it signed by one of your parents. We will be scheduling classes for the fall this summer. There are no auditions required, just the desire to sing.

8th Grade Chorus members:
I have thoroughly enjoyed our years together in chorus and I wish you all much success at LHS and in the years to come. Always keep a song in your heart and follow your dreams. I expect to hear great things about you all. Our Disney trip is something I will always remember.
Mrs. Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 08:46 AM

May 29, 2007
Have a Wonderful Summer!

I wish all of my chorus students and general music students a wonderful summer. If you will be a 7th or 8th grader next school year and would like to join the all year chorus that meets during connections time please drop off a note to the front office stating this and have it signed by one of your parents. We will be scheduling classes for the fall this summer. There are no auditions required, just the desire to sing.

8th Grade Chorus members:
I have thoroughly enjoyed our years together in chorus and I wish you all much success at LHS and in the years to come. Always keep a song in your heart and follow your dreams. I expect to hear great things about you all. Our Disney trip is something I will always remember.
Mrs. Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 08:46 AM

May 03, 2007
"Into the Woods" Musical Performance

The 8th grade chorus is putting on the production of "Into the Woods" a Broadway Jr. Version.

Date: May 17th
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Mabry MS Theater
What is it? A comedy musical that entertwines famous children's stories into one funny comedy. You won't want to miss it.
Tickets: Adults $5 and Students/children $3
Sold before school and at the door that evening.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:11 PM

7th Grade General Music Test

7th Grade Gen. Music Class will have a test covering the following things on Friday, May 4th.:
Note names of the treble and bass clef
Note and rest values
Sightsinging numbers
Time Signature fill in the missing notes in measures
Study hard.

Our next unit is playing the instruments and reading the musical score. We now have learned the basics in which to accomplish this.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:09 PM

Drama Class Reminder

Your drama projects are due May 8th, next Tuesday. You have already told me what you have chosen just don't put it off until the last minute.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:08 PM

"Into the Woods" Rehearsals

The "Into the Woods" Rehearsals are going well but some of you really need to get all of your lines memorized. The show is in two weeks. Make sure that you have your costume ready as there is not much time. We will use costumes for the dress rehearsal so that you can move around in them.

Parents: I really need some moms or dads to help with our pizza dinner break that dress rehearsal evening of May 16th. So far only one mom has volunteered to help set up the food while we rehearse. HELP!!!! Please call or drop me a note if you can volunteer that evening.

Tickets will be on sale at the spring choral concert/awards night.
$5 Adult
$3 Student/children

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:04 PM

May 01, 2007
CHORUS DISNEY TRIP - A TOTAL BLAST!!!

The Mabry 8th grade chorus just returned from a weekend trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They got to participate in the "Disney Sings" Workshop in the Disney Recording Studio. It was such a great experience.
We got to learn how a recording is made in a studio, dubbed our voices over the cartoon, learned the latest version of the Mickey Mouse Club theme song and even got to see Mickey Mouse at the workshop!!!! Mabry has been given the DVD of our performance and it will be played at the May 10th choral concert prior to the 8th grade performance.

A huge THANK YOU to the many parents that volunteered to chaperone this trip. You all were wonderful and greatly appreciated! We could not have taken a trip of this magnitude without your help. I know a trip went well when chaperones get off of the bus smiling at the end. Kids, thank you for being so well behaved in the parks and at the hotel. You received many compliments from the staff a the hotel and in the parks. Give your moms and dads a hug and thank them for letting you have this wonderful experience. I will really miss this talented group of 8th grade singers next year.

7th graders, you can join 8th grade chorus for next year and be a part of the fun.
Mrs. Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 12:54 AM | Comments (0)

April 23, 2007
DISNEY TRIP MEDICATION

Any medications that you bring Thursday must be given to Mrs. Smith or Mr. Doemel in a zip lock bag with your name on the bag and medicine in the original containers with dosage clearly marked. This includes Tylenol, Advil, Allergy/Cold meds, Antiacids, Motion Sickness etc. Only your chaperone or Mrs. Smith, Mr. Doemel will dispense these to you as needed.

We will make sure your child takes his/her meds at the correct time during the day or evening.

**Remember to bring your inhalers and epi pins in these bags to be carried by Mr. Doemel or Mrs. Smith.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 02:36 PM

April 20, 2007
"Into the Woods" Musical Dress Rehearsal and Performance Dates

The 8th grade Musical, "Into the Woods" will be performed at Mabry MS on May 17th, a Thursday evening, at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale prior to the show and also at the door that evening.
Cost: $3 per students; $5 per adult

The story line includes characters like, Cinderella, the Wicked Stepmother and two stepsisters, Rapunzel & the Witch, Little Red Riding Hood, Granny and the Wolf, The Baker and his Wife, Jack, his mom and the beanstalk, Milky White the cow, two princes, a two narrators. It is a comedy musical that weaves all of the characters into one story. You won't want to miss it.

Actors and Stage Crew:
Dress rehearsal: After school - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th. A pizza dinner break will be from 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Performance night: May 17th all cast must report no later than 6:30 p.m. Stage crew be here by 6 p.m.
Cast: Please check the remaining rehearsal dates as posted on the blog and on my door to the chorus room. You must be at all of the remaining rehearsals. No excuses.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:46 PM | Comments (0)

Spring Choral Concert

Our final Spring Choral Concert for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade choruses will be on Thursday evening, May 10th starting at 7 p.m. Students need to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. Please wear your Concert Attire that evening.

At this concert we will also be presenting awards and certificates to our choral students. We will also feature some extra talented 8th grade students that will perform some trios, duets and solos.

Note: The 8th grade musical tickets will be on sale that evening if you wish to purchase them early. Tickets for "Into the Woods" cost $3 for students and $5 for adults. It is a comedy musical based on traditional story characters like, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood & the Wolf, The Baker and his Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and the Witch. All characters are woven into an extremely comical plot. You won't want to miss it. Tickets will also be sold that night at the door.
"Into The Woods" performance date is: Thursday, May 17th at 7 p.m.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:38 PM | Comments (0)

April 19, 2007
Disney Update/Chorus students

Make sure that all chorus students pack sneakers for Friday's workshop as we will be choreographing certain sections. Don't wear flip flops or slip on shoes on Friday.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 04:47 PM | Comments (0)

April 18, 2007
Disney Update/Chorus students

All students will leave their luggage in the theater on Thursday morning when you get to school. Make sure that all chorus students pack sneakers for Friday's workshop as we will be choreographing certain sections. Don't wear flip flops or slip on shoes in the park on Friday.

You will need to leave your classroom at 11:10 a.m. to head for the lunchroom to eat your lunch(bag or purchased). Get in the front of the line. You must be done by 11:30 a.m. and have gone to the restroom. Report to the theater to get your luggage at 11:35 a.m. and then head out to the busses. Put a luggage tag on your luggage from New Horizons and write your name on it. We will board the busses here at Mabry and completely fill one bus before anyone goes on the second bus. The busses will seat 56 and 57 people. Only bring on the bus essential items for the ride down. Everything else goes below the bus. The busses will be very crowded and filled to capacity. Do not be late getting out to the busses as we have to then pick up Simpson's students.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 07:45 PM | Comments (0)

Drama Class 8-2 Gen. Music

All drama students have been given a major drama project assignment. They have until May 8th to present. Please look over your project sheet and be able to tell Mrs. Smith which project you have chosen. Remember, the shadowboxes cannot be just from movies. It has to be a scene from a broadway show or play.

The reports must be typed 14 font and double spaced. If your printer is not working than you must turn in a hand written neat copy the day it is due. You have 3 weeks to get this done so do not procrastinate.
Mrs. Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 04:46 PM

April 16, 2007
DISNEY TRIP APRIL 26-29

We are on the final countdown for the trip. There are only a few students that have not gotten all of their perm. forms into Mr. Doemel. Please do so quickly.

Also: At the second parent meeting we neglected to tell you to make sure that your child brings $2 cash for the bus driver's tip.

Reminder: No gym shorts will allowed for the girls in the park. They may only wear school appropriate shorts. Tops must be school appropriate or your child will wear a t-shirt that day.
No energy drinks will be allowed this trip.
Wear shoes that will be comfortable to wear in the park.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 07:38 PM | Comments (0)

MABRY SINGERS REHEARSAL CRCT WEEK

The Mabry Singers Chorus will rehearse on Tuesday, April 17th at 8:15 a.m. in the chorus room. I will be releasing them early from rehearsal so that they can prepare for the CRCT test.
THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY REHEARSAL THE WEEK OF CRCT TESTING.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 06:28 PM | Comments (0)

April 09, 2007
"Into the Woods" Remaining Practice Schedule

It is imperative that you make the rest of the rehearsal schedule that you committed to doing at the start of auditions!
April 12th Thursday, Scenes 1 & 2 plus all helpers/stage crew etc.
April 17th, Tuesday, Scenes 3 & 4 plus all helpers/stage crew etc.
April 19th, Thursday, Scenes 5 plus all helpers/stage crew etc.
April 24th, Tuesday (Also Oscar Night) Bring a change of clothes if you are staying for Oscar Night.
Scenes: 1 & 2 (Plus all helpers/stage crew etc.)
May 3rd, Thursday Scenes: 3-4 (Plus all helpers/stage crew etc.)
May 8th, Tuesday, Scenes 1-5 4:30 - 6:00 pm. May run over a little
Entire cast and stage crew

May 16th, Wednesday, Scenes 1-5 Dress Rehearsal 4:30 - 8:30
The entire cast and stage crew.

Pizza dinner break (I need parent helpers that evening.)Please let me know if you can help set up for the dinner break and/or help in the theater that night.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 04:27 PM

Disney Parent Meeting #2

This meeting is for those that could not attend the first meeting prior to spring break.
The meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m. in the orchestra room.
Note:
There is also a PTSA meeting in the theater that evening at 7 p.m.
If you are an orchestra student that has not turned in all of your forms you need to do so by April 10th or at the meeting that night.
Mr. Doemel has your names.
The only chorus student that is missing the permission form only is Cassie. Please turn this in by April 10th. All of the rest of my choral students have turned in their forms and a copy of their insurance card. Thanks for being so prompt!
If you cannot attend the meeting, please have your child pick up the information that will be given out at the meeting or have someone else attend the meeting for you as it is important to go over all of the rules prior to leaving.
Mrs. Smith and Mr. Doemel

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 04:20 PM

March 28, 2007
DISNEY PARENT MEETINGS

Those that came to the Disney parent meeting last evening received a packet of information and the itinerary for the trip. It was a productive meeting.

If you could not attend the 3/27 meeting we will have one more meeting for parents/students going on the trip the Tuesday after spring break.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 4/10/07. WE WILL MEET IN THE ORCHESTRA OR BAND ROOM. Follow the signs.

NOTE: ALL PERMISSION AND MEDICAL FORMS/COPY OF INS. CARD NEEDS TO BE IN NO LATER THAN 4/13 IF YOUR CHILD IS TO GO ON THE TRIP.
Irene Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)

March 27, 2007
DISNEY PARENT MEETING TONIGHT 3/27 AT 7 PM.

You are invited to a Disney parent meeting tonight that will be held in the band room at 7 p.m. You will receive a packet of information at the meeting.
Irene

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 08:37 PM | Comments (0)

March 21, 2007
Large Group Performance Evaluation

Congratulations to our 8th grade mixed chorus for receiving straight "Excellents" from the judges. You did a fabulous job and I want to express my appreciation to the orchestra students that performed with us on one of our pieces. You also received a Superior rating in sight-reading. Way to go 8th grade. I am proud of your hard work in preparation for this event. You made me very proud of our school.

I also want to thank our chaperones that went with us to Performance Evaluation. We could not have gone without you so thank you for giving up your time to be with us.

Whew!!! Now on to learning our fun " Spring Pop" concert songs.
Reminder: "Into the Woods" play practice isThursday afternoon March 22nd. Do not miss this rehearsal. Lines are to be memorized.

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 11:14 PM | Comments (0)

CONGRATULATIONS TO 6TH & 7TH GRADE CHORUS STUDENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!!!
The Mabry Singers 6th/7th grade Beginner Chorus scored straight Superior ratings from all 4 judges.
The 7th grade Mixed Chorus scored two Superior ratings and two Excellent ratings from the four judges.
Remember this is not a competition just an evaluation of where you are each year to help you improve the next year in chorus.
Plaques will be ordered for both groups. You have made me and Mabry MS very proud.

Go 8th grade chorus tomorrow morning!!!! Wear your festival attire and bring your lunch if you said you were taking yours. Chaperones please meet me in the chorus room in the morning at 9 a.m. We will depart at 9:15 a.m. sharp. Check in with your homeroom teachers first.
Mrs. Smith

Posted by Mrs. Smith at 12:39 AM | Comments (0)

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