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August 29, 2005

All State Chorus and Honor Chorus Fees

For those that were interested, Tuesday, August 30th is the final day of collecting All State Chorus and Honor Chorus Fees. Some of you only paid $13 for All State Chorus and owe $2 more. The All State Chorus fee is $15 this year. Honor Chorus is $35.00. Get those balances into me tomorrow morning. If you have been sick please have your parent bring it to the front office and drop it off at the desk tomorrow morning so that your child does not miss out on this opportunity.

Posted by Smith at 11:08 AM

August 18, 2005

All State Chorus Registration Fee Reminder

Attention 7th & 8th graders interested in auditioning for All State Chorus. Don't forget to get your $15.00 in by the deadline of Tuesday, August 30th. That is the definite cut off for all money. If you originally paid $13.00 you need to send in an additional $2.00. Also get me your blank CD for me to record your song accompaniment and scale/tonal memory excerpts.

Posted by Smith at 11:18 AM

8th Grade Choral Officers for 2005-2006

These are the new choral officers for 8th grade chorus 2005-2006.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
PRESIDENT: Andrew Williamson
SECRETARY: Melanie Moore
TREASURER: Marli Goro
LIBRARIANS: Bess Darby and Matthew Hreha
HISTORIAN: Ashley Connette

Posted by Smith at 11:14 AM

7th Grade Choral Officers for 2005-2006

Our 7th grade chorus has voted in our new officers for this school year. Congratulations to the following students...
PRESIDENT: Cassie Broussard
SECRETARY: Westly Hatfield-Reavis
TREASURER: Darian Hugh Sam
LIBRARIANS: Rachel Hogle and Kayvan Sofastee
HISTORIAN: Stephen Robin

Posted by Smith at 11:10 AM

August 12, 2005

All State Chorus News Update!!!!

There has been an increase in the first audition amount. My All State letter originally said to send in $13.00. The new fee is $15.00.
If you already sent in the $13 just send in $2.00 more. I am sorry for any inconvenience but we just found out from the Saturday meeting.

Posted by Smith at 05:35 PM

August 09, 2005

I'd Like to Join Chorus

At Mabry we offer an all year 7th & 8th grade chorus. Anyone that likes to sing may join this group. Simply have your parents write a note to join and give it to Mrs. Smith. This class is one of your connection classes for the year. In this class we perform, travel and sing concerts at Mabry and other places in Cobb County.
You can be in band and chorus or orchestra and chorus as they both meet at different connection times. Our concerts do not conflict.
6th Graders can join the Mabry Singers Chorus that meets on Tuesday mornings. See Mrs. Smith to sign up.

Posted by Smith at 09:21 PM

Choral Information Sheet 8th grade

Here is the information that I need from each of you.

8TH Grade Information Sheet:
2005-2006
Student Name:_________________________________________________
Student Address: ______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
Student Home Phone Number: _________________________________
Dad’s Name: ____________________________ WK#: ________________
Mom’s Name: ____________________________Wk#: ________________
Student’s Past Musical Experiences:
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Parent volunteers: (Our program cannot work without you.)
___ I can help with calling students or parents.
___ I can help with field trip chaperoning (with notice)
___ I can help with concert monitoring (all/some/one)
___ I can play the following instruments:
____________________________________________________________
___ I am artistic and can help with backdrops for a musical
___ I can type/design programs for concerts.
___ I can sew for a musical production
___ I can sell tickets for a musical production or talent show
___ I can pass out programs at concerts
___ I can work a sound system for the concerts(actual experience)
___ I can help build sets for a musical
___ Misc. ______________________________________________________
Please read and sign:
My child, __________________ and I have read the syllabus and behavior rules regarding performances, rehearsals and trip/special event opportunities for the 2005-2006 school year.
_______________________________ ______________________________
Student signature Parent Signature

Posted by Smith at 09:18 PM

Choral Information Sheet 7th Grade

Here is the information that I need from each of you.

7TH Grade Information Sheet:
2005-2006
Student Name:_________________________________________________
Student Address: ______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
Student Home Phone Number: _________________________________
Dad’s Name: ____________________________ WK#: ________________
Mom’s Name: ____________________________Wk#: ________________
Student’s Past Musical Experiences:
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Parent volunteers: (Our program cannot work without you.)
___ I can help with calling students or parents.
___ I can help with field trip chaperoning (with notice)
___ I can help with concert monitoring (all/some/one)
___ I can play the following instruments:
____________________________________________________________
___ I am artistic and can help with backdrops for a musical
___ I can type/design programs for concerts.
___ I can sew for a musical production
___ I can sell tickets for a musical production or talent show
___ I can pass out programs at concerts
___ I can work a sound system for the concerts (actual
experience)
___ I can help build sets for a musical
___ Misc. ______________________________________________________
Please read and sign:
My child, __________________ and I have read the syllabus and behavior rules regarding performances, rehearsals and trip/special event opportunities for the 2005-2006 school year.
_______________________________ ______________________________
Student signature Parent Signature

Posted by Smith at 09:16 PM

Mabry Singers Concert Attire

For our school and away concerts we wear the following:
Boys: Long black dress slacks
Long sleeved white dress shirt (buttoned collar)
Black shoes and black socks. (No sneakers please.)
Girls: Long solid black skirt (to the ankles)
3/4 length sleeved solid black blouse or top.
(You could also wear a solid black dress that fits this
description)
Black hose and black shoes.

Posted by Smith at 09:09 PM

All State Chorus 2005-06

Here is the information you will need if you are interested in auditioning for All State Chorus this year. Watch the deadline for turning in your money.

2005-2006 All State Chorus Information
7th & 8th graders only (Keep for reference)
Dear Students & Parents;
Fall is the time of the year when GMEA holds auditions for those that wish to be a part of the Georgia All State Chorus. This chorus consists of the top singers from all over the state that pass two auditions. Those that pass both auditions meet in Savannah, Georgia in the spring to rehearse and give a free community concert on Saturday afternoon, March 2-4, 2006.
To be selected for the All State Chorus the first audition requires you to prepare a selected solo (from a required list), sung with a taped accompaniment (I’ll provide), scales (major, minor & chromatic), tonal memory, and three sight-reading examples (major, minor, major). I will hold a few practice help sessions to prepare you for this first audition. The best score you can attain is a “10”, and the cut off for each vocal part depends on how all of the students score at this audition throughout the state. The first audition is Saturday, October 15, 2004 (usually in Cartersville). The registration fee is $15.00. Please make your checks payable to Mabry MS or send the exact amount as soon as possible. (Place money in the school’s white envelope, mark it All State Chorus Aud. #1 and place it in the drop box located in your pods. The deadline is Tuesday, August 30, 2005. No monies can be accepted after this point, as I need to send one school check to GMEA. The bookkeeper will give me a list of those that have met this deadline. Only those students will get to audition. Please bring me a “new” quality (Sony, TDK or Maxell) 60-minute blank cassette or a new blank CD in a case and I will duplicate the audition song accompaniment, scales and tonal memory examples. I have made some CD’s that you can check out and please return when you are finished with your audition. The more you practice the better your chances of passing the first audition. Sight-reading is the hardest part so please come to me for help.
If you pass the first audition cut you are eligible for the chorus as long as you learn your vocal part to the spring concert songs. I will help you prepare for the second audition after school resumes in January. There is a commitment form/fee that you must sign before leaving for winter break that insures you will continue on to the second audition. We will know your score the last week of school prior to winter break. This second audition of the district level is on Saturday,
January 21, 2006 (TBA local site). If you have learned your part to sing in front of the judges, you receive the honor of participating in the treble or mixed Jr. High chorus. Only parts of each song will be tested. (No sight-reading, scales or tonal memory for this audition.) The January form is for the committed student to fulfill his/her obligation to the choir he or she is placed in so that parts will be balanced for the performance. If you back out at this point, you will not be allowed to audition for All State Chorus the next year.
The cost for being in All State Chorus includes: all registration fees, music, tape of parts/accompaniment purchased with your music and your stay in Savannah. Each student will be responsible for getting to Savannah on your own with a parent to supervise you and take you to rehearsals. A list of hotels and All State Schedule of rehearsals will be given to you if you pass the second audition. Call early to hold a room, even after you have passed the first audition. You can always cancel if you don’t pass the second audition. The hotel rooms are hard to come by if you wait too late. Some are cheaper than others are so it pays to call around. Students have numerous rehearsals on Thursday through Saturday with breaks for lunch and dinner. (Possible time to shop on the River Walk)
The concert attire consists of a long black skirt/long sleeved black blouse (no tummies showing), black shoes and black hose for the girls. The boys wear long black slacks, black shoes and socks and a long sleeved white dress shirt. (Bring a black bow tie.)
I hope that you will consider auditioning for this chorus and the commitment involved.
Audition registration refunds are not given and these dates must be set aside, as there are no make up auditions. I have had wonderful representatives from Mabry in the past and look forward to another great trip to Savannah. I hope that you will accept the challenge.

Sincerely,
Irene N. Smith (Choral Director)

Posted by Smith at 09:05 PM

Honor Chorus 7th & 8th Grade Permission Form

You must see Mrs. Smith to audition for this group in order to get this form.

2005 Honor Chorus Commitment Form (Please return ASAP)

My child, ____________________________, has been accepted into the GMEA District 12 Honor Chorus. I have read the attached letter and would like for him/her to participate in the 2005 Honor Chorus on November 18, 2005. I realize that he/she will need to be at the Friday evening rehearsal on November 17th at Kell High School from (5:30 – 9:00 p.m.) and the all day rehearsal/performance on November 18th beginning at 8:30 a.m. I will send the registration fee of $35.00 to Mabry MS in a white envelope marked Honor Chorus Registration. This covers the lunch, T-shirt and music for the concert. There are no refunds for those that commit to participate in these choruses. Student behavior will be exemplary as he/she will be representing Mabry MS. You will be required to make sure that your child has transportation to and from both dates of the rehearsals and performance November 17th & 18th. The November 18th concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. at Kell High School.
________________________________ ___________________________
Student Signature Parent Signature
___ My child will not be able to attend this event. Please choose an alternate.
___ I can help during the evening of November 17th.
____ I can help during the day of November 18th.
___ I can help to drive students to a dinner location at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 18th
My phone number is: (day)_____________________ (eve.) _____________________

Posted by Smith at 08:59 PM

8th Grade Music Class Behavior/Grading Scale

Class Rules/Requested Materials
• Please be on time to class with planning agenda, notebook, paper & pencil.
• Be respectful to others in your class and the teacher or substitute.
• No gum or candy in class. Follow class instructions.
Mrs. Smith does not give homework except for the drama project.

Grading Scale:
Participation: 40%, Tests/Projects: 30%, Quizzes/Class Assignments: 20%, Notebook: 10%

**Note: This syllabus is subject to change based on time constraints and student abilities.

Posted by Smith at 08:58 PM

8th Grade Music Class (Drama) 9 week content

DRAMA SYLLABUS
9 WEEK UNIT: 8TH GRADE
Irene Smith

Unit 1: Drama Terms
Stage Terminology and Stage Parts
(Class notes, quiz & unit test)
Unit 2: Pantomime
Learn the components of pantomime
(Class notes, quizzes and perform scenes)
Unit 3: Improvisation
Learn the components of improvisation
(Take notes, quizzes/tests and act out scenes)
Unit 4: Radio Plays/Plays/Skits
Learn about radio shows, plays and skits and then, in small groups, perform one.
(Performance counts as a major test grade, include props from home)
Unit 5: Commercials
Students create a brand new product and a commercial for this product.
This is done in a small group. The project includes a finished written copy & performance for the class.
Unit 6: History of the Musical
Study musicals of the past through the present
(Filmstrip, worksheet/quiz and written test on this unit)
Unit 7: Study of the Musical
An in-depth study of the storyline to the musical, Westside Story
(Worksheets/test) Signing this syllabus gives your child permission to view it.

Posted by Smith at 08:57 PM

7th Grade General Music Class Behavior/Grading Scale

Classroom Expectations
• Students will be on time to class with planning agenda, notebook, paper and pencil.
• Be respectful to other in your class, the teacher and all classroom materials
• No gum or candy. Follow class rules.

Grading Scale:
Participation 40%; Tests/Projects: 30%; Quizzes/Class Assign: 20%; Notebook 10%
**Note: This syllabus is subject to change due to time constraints and student abilities.

Posted by Smith at 08:55 PM

7th Grade General Music Class 9 week content

7th Grade General Music Syllabus
Irene N. Smith
Unit 1: The Human Voice
• Vocal techniques: diction, tone, phrasing, styles, form, breath support, projection, texture, rhythm, cultures and dance
Unit 2: Elements of Musical Scores
• Rhythm, Time Signatures, Note Values, Notes of the Treble Clef and Bass Clef
• Additional musical score symbols
• Students will be able to distinguish major from minor
• Write a musical story in musical code
Unit 3: History of Music through the Decades of the 20th Century
• Small cooperative group project researching a decade/era with the use of books, reference material and technology
• Research the musicians, musical styles, most popular songs, events of the decade or era, cost of living, historical connections, famous events, and miscellaneous trivia
• Recognize musical forms in the historical musical time periods
• Present to the class with visuals, music examples and a written report
Unit 4: Instrument Unit
• Study the bells, keyboard and baritone ukulele
• Listen to music or examine scores to describe the elements of music from various selections
• Be able to play I, IV and V7 chords and create simple bell melodies while accompanying on the ukulele. Create music using technology.
• Perform alone, in small groups and as a total ensemble
• Demonstrate proper audience etiquette under all circumstances
Unit 5: Creativity in Music
• Using the bells, ukulele, and technology students will create a musical composition and accompany the bell melody on the ukulele using I, IV and V7 chords.
Unit 6: Study of the musical
• Students will watch a video of the musical, Oliver
• They will answer questions to a study guide and relate the plot, characters and setting to a book or novel.


Posted by Smith at 08:53 PM

Honor Chorus for 7th & 8th Graders

If you would like to be in the GMEA District 12 Honor Chorus than you need to review the information and see Mrs. Smith.

2005-06 Honor Chorus Information
Fall of 2005
Dear Parents and Students,
I am happy to offer your child the opportunity of singing in the 6th Annual District XII Middle School Honor Chorus scheduled for November 18, 2005. As your choral director, I am invited to select qualified students to perform in this group. The guidelines used for this selection include their ability to sing on pitch and in their voice part independently. Participants must be outstanding choral students, committed to memorizing the Honor Chorus music and they must attend the Honor Chorus after school rehearsal on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at Kell High School. Registration for Thursday begins at 5:30 p.m. with the rehearsal lasting till 9:00 p.m. They must also be committed to attend the Friday, November 18, 2005 all day rehearsal (registration 8:30 a.m.) and evening performance at Kell High School at 7:30 p.m. Parents are responsible for your child’s transportation to and from the Thursday rehearsal, November 17th and the Friday, November 18th rehearsal and performance. If you cannot attend this school excused absence event please contact me immediately as I have alternates that would love to participate. He or she must be able to be there both days. Your child will be assigned to either the Treble or Mixed Chorus by the coordinator. Please sign and return the attached permission form or let me know if your child cannot attend.
The application fee per student that qualifies is $35.00 (non-refundable). This covers:
1. Honor Chorus T-Shirt (to be worn at the concert with long jeans)
2. A professionally prepared rehearsal CD with enhanced voice parts
3. Rental/Custodial fees at the venue
4. Set-up and recording for the performance
5. Clinician/Accompanist fees
6. Lunch-paper plates, cups, etc. (pizza, drink and cookies)
7. Certificates, Programs, Invitations, etc.
8. Music for the Treble Chorus or the Mixed Chorus
This year the choral groups will be smaller in size so your commitment to this event is very important. I need these forms back ASAP.
I could use a parent to assist on November 17th (afternoon/eve) and 18th with lunch, bathroom breaks, etc. Please let me know if you can spend the day with us. We will also get a dinner break. I would like to take them somewhere to eat on Friday, Nov. 18th if I have enough chaperones that can come at 5:00 p.m. to drive them prior to the start of the concert. Let me know if you can assist for the dinner break. (If not, they will have to bring a bag dinner.)
This is truly like a mini local All State Chorus event and the concert performance will blow you away. The students also get to meet other singers from the District 12 area. Please fill out the permission form for your commitment to this event. Finally, place your $35 in a school envelope marked Honor Chorus Registration and place it in the drop box for your grade level. We had a wonderful time last year so I hope that you will consider being a part of this rewarding experience.

Sincerely,
Irene Smith

Posted by Smith at 08:47 PM

Choral Calendar for 2005-06

Here is the chorus calendar for 2006-2006.
Mark these important dates on your calendar at home.


Mark these dates at home. (* = only for those that wish to participate)
August
TBA Purchase your choral concert attire for the first concert. See your syllabus.
30; Tues. *Register for District 12 Honor Chorus (7th & 8th gr.) $35.00
Includes: t-shirt; music; folder; lunch and performance hall cost
See Mrs. Smith if your name was chosen by the Honor Chorus Chairperson. This
is a total commitment. You must be able to be at the excused school absences of
Nov. 17 (evening) and Nov. 18 Day and evening performance; 7:30 p.m. at Kell High
School.
30; Tues. *All State Chorus Registration fees due ($15) Make check payable to Mabry
MS. (There are no refunds for this event. Be sure you want to commit)
Mark white envelope accordingly. This pays for the first of two auditions. Open to
7th & 8th grade choral students only. See Mrs. Smith, if interested.
September
TBA Cheesecake fund raiser begins. This money goes to the choral department.
October
TBA Fund Raiser Forms due back on your assigned day
15; Sat. *All State Chorus Audition #1 For directions to site location see Mrs. Smith
Times TBA
November
10; Thurs. Fall/Winter Choral Concert (All choruses) Formal Concert Attire
Mabry Theater at 7 p.m.
17, Thurs. *All State Chorus Acceptance Registration for 2nd audition in March See
Mrs. Smith to sign form. Any additional fees due prior to Nov. 9th
Wk of 14th Cheesecake Distribution week (Probably Tuesday 11/15)
17 & 18; Thurs./Fri. *Honor Chorus Rehearsals and evening performance
17th evening reh. 5:30 – 9 p.m. & 18th 8:30 a.m. check in and rehearse 11/18/05 Evening concert
at 7:30 p.m. at Kell High School. (Only for those selected to be in Honor Chorus) I
could use a few chaperones for this event. Call me if you can assist with dinner break. Parents
take students home after the concert.
December
16; Fri. Holiday Choral Concert for the 6th graders (Theater during the day.)
January
21; Sat. *All State Audition #2 Times/Place TBA at Hightower Trail M.S.
March
2 – 4 *All State Chorus in Savannah, Ga. Those passing 2nd audition. Inform. to follow.
22; Wed *Mabry AStar Search@ Talent Show Auditions (Theater 4:20 - 5:30 p.m.) Perm. forms must be turned in ahead of time to stay after school. See Mrs. Smith
28, 30 District 12 GMEA Choral Festival (Held in a local location TBA) I will need (Tues/Thurs) chaperones for 7th & 8th grade chorus) (6th Gr. Chorus, too, if quality & interest is there.)
April
13; Thurs. *Mabry AStar Search@ Talent Show (Dress Rehearsal 4:20 - 5:30/Showtime 7p.m.)
27–30 Thurs. – Sun. Possible Orlando, Florida Festival Trip. (If county approves.)
Installment payments would begin in the fall, if approved.
May
11th Thurs. Mabry Singers and 7th Grade Chorus “Broadway Review” Mabry Theater 7 p.m.
17th & 18 Wed. Dress Reh. Thurs. Musical Performance 8th grade Chorus 7 p.m. theater
(Tickets for the musical are $5 presale & at the door.)


Posted by Smith at 08:43 PM

8th Grade Chorus Syllabus

Here is the 8th grade Syllabus for this year.

8th Grade Chorus Syllabus
Irene Smith 770-928-5546 ext. 458
Sings with correct tone production and intonation:
• Proper breath support; posture; purity of vowels; clarity of consonants
• Listen to rehearsal tapes of performance and compare to final performance or festival judging
Develops music reading skills:
• Recognizes tonality of pieces studied
• Learns necessary music vocabulary
• Match pitch, sing melodic patterns with good intonation, major/minor and chromatic scales
• Develop good sight-reading skills including rhythmic, melodic & chord dictation
• Sing major, minor and chromatic scales acappella
• Sing in 2-3 part harmony acappella
Learn the historical and cultural context of the music literature studied and/or performed:
• Study of Musical Periods
• Listen to and analyze music from different time periods
• Interpret the meaning of the text
• Form: AB; ABA; ABACA …
• Contrast the music of the period to the art forms of the period
Demonstrate proper musical interpretation:
• Perform appropriate level music for Festival
• Sing songs from memory for public performance
• Respond correctly to conductor’s cues
Develop good ensemble awareness:
• Demonstrate the ability to perform individually, in small groups or a large ensemble
• Demonstrates respect, responsibility, commitment, and good citizenship in all musical settings.
Grading Profile:
30% singing, music reading tests, theory tests, written notes
50% written/oral participation, effort in class, self responsibility
and a positive attitude
10% Concert attendance or written report done while group is rehearsing on
stage
10% Notebook, pencil and paper in class each day for class theory notes
Concert Etiquette
Students will be extremely self-disciplined before, during and after all concerts. They will treat the director and all parent chaperones with respect. No whistling or hollering during a choral concert or festival performance.
Classroom Expectations
• Be on time with notebook, paper and pencil
• Be in proper seat at the start of class with necessary materials
• Respect school property and others
• No unnecessary talking
• Attendance at all performances and rehearsals is necessary for the success of our chorus.

Behavior Grades:
Conduct cuts will be given for any disruption in class or infraction of the above expectations. Your behavior grade will be determined by these cuts. Progress reports will go home at the four and a half week point, along with phone calls, if behavior changes drastically. Progress reports must be signed and returned. You will have a chance to bring up your conduct grade with improved behavior for the remaining four and a half weeks. For your child to participate in away trips, festivals, or take a major role in a musical he/she must not get more than 3 conduct cuts for the year.
Conduct Cuts: 0-1 cuts per 9 wks= “S” 2-3= “N” Cannot go to outside events
4 or more = “U” and placed on a behavior contract
8th Grade Concert Attire:
Boys: Black dress pants; white dress shirt; black socks and shoes
(Vests and bow ties will be provided)
Girls: Long (ankle length) black skirt; ¾ sleeve black blouse; black hose and
black shoes. You need to purchase these items prior to the first concert.

*Your child will receive a calendar of events for the year. Dates are subject to change with plenty of notice. Please notify instructors of dance, piano, or sport coaches of concert dates. Each of you is very important to the success of our concerts. I can give you a letter, if needed, to give to your outside instructor.


I have read the above syllabus and behavior expectations and am aware of the consequences of behavior infractions.

____________________________________________ ____________________________________
Student Signature Parent Signature

Posted by Smith at 08:42 PM

7th Grade Chorus Syllabus

Here is a copy of the syllabus for this year.

7th Grade Chorus Syllabus
Irene Smith 770-928-5546 ext. 458
Sings with correct tone production and intonation:
• Proper breath support
• Correct posture
• Purity of vowels
• Clarity of consonants
Develops music reading skills:
• Match pitch and sing melodic patterns with good intonation
• Sing major, minor and chromatic scales
• Develop beginning sight-reading skills by singing melodic intervals and rhythmic patterns from written notation
Demonstrate proper musical interpretation:
• Knowledge of tempo, dynamics and symbols found in music
• Knowledge of various musical styles and cultures
• Singing expressively through musical phrasing
Develop good ensemble awareness:
• Singing a vocal part correctly, both individually and in a group
• Demonstrate good habits of self-discipline which includes giving attention to the director, responsible use of materials, and being courteous to other students during rehearsals
Grading Profile:
Students will be expected to master different parts of the music each week. There will be occasional spot checks (individual/small groups) on their progress as well as daily teacher observations. Students will be required to keep a notebook filled with paper for daily notes and theory assignments. This notebook stays in the classroom. It is your child’s responsibility to put it in the bin. Bring pencils to class daily.
30% singing, music reading tests, theory tests, written notes
50% written/oral participation, effort in class, self responsibility
and a positive attitude in class
10% Concert attendance or written report done while group is rehearsing on stage
(If your child has an emergency death in the family or illness I am to get a
written note from you prior to or immediately following the concert explaining
the absence.)
10% Notebook, pencil and paper in class each day for class theory notes
Concert Etiquette
Students will be extremely self-disciplined before, during and after all concerts. They will treat the director and all parent chaperones with respect. No whistling or hollering during a choral concert or festival performance. It has been requested by the administration that two chaperones from each group be available to help monitor students in their seats during the concerts. These adult volunteers need to be visible and walk around the group’s area in the theater. (You will be seated during your child’s performance.) Please call me if you can monitor. I could use a choral mom chair to help me with phone calls as needed this year.


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Classroom Expectations
1. Be on time with notebook, paper and pencil
2. Be in proper seat at the start of class with necessary materials
3. Respect school property (music, folders, chairs, instruments) and others
4. Give attention to the director with no unnecessary talking during rehearsals or performances.
5. No eating gum or candy while singing in the chorus room or in a performance.
6. Handle your music with care and use a pencil only for marking musical reminders. You will be charged for music you deface or lose.
7. Attendance at all performances and rehearsals is necessary for the success of our chorus.

Behavior Grades:
Conduct cuts will be given for any disruption in class or infraction of the above expectations. Your behavior grade will be determined by these cuts. Progress reports will go home at the four and a half week point, along with phone calls, if behavior changes drastically. Progress reports must be signed and returned. You will have a chance to bring up your conduct grade with improved behavior for the remaining four and a half weeks. For your child to participate in away trips, festivals, or take a major role in a musical he/she must not get more than 4 conduct cuts for the year. Students cannot attend away events with an OSS.
Conduct Cuts: 0-1 cuts per 9 wks= “S” 2-3= “N”
4 or more = “U” and placed on a behavior contract and cannot go to away events.


7th Grade Concert Attire:
Boys: Black dress pants; white dress shirt; black socks and shoes
(Vests/Bowties will be provided)
Girls: Long (ankle length) black skirt; ¾ or long sleeved black blouse; black
hose and shoes. Please purchase these items prior to the first concert.

Your child will receive a concert calendar at the start of school. Dates are subject to change with plenty of notice. I will let you know as soon as possible. Please mark your home calendars early so that conflicts can be avoided. Any SPORTS, DANCE OR PRIVATE LESSONS that conflict with the performances need to be worked out with coaches or teachers early. (They usually understand being that it is only one concert per season. I can give you a letter if needed.)

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Posted by Smith at 08:38 PM

Welcome back 8th Grade Chorus

I hope that your summer was a blast! Be sure to take your syllabus with your choral calendar home for your parents to see. You will need to return your information sheet to me this week. Our concert attire is the same as last year. Just make sure it still fits in case you grew a lot this summer. Our first mission is to select a musical for the spring and elect choral officers. See you at school.

Posted by Smith at 08:35 PM

Welcome back 7th Grade Chorus Students!!!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful summer! Chorus will be very exciting this year as we prepare for our future concerts. Don't forget to take your syllabus home and return the calendar and information sheet that is attached. You will need to have your choral attire by the first concert date. See you in class.

Posted by Smith at 08:30 PM

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