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February 28, 2006

Mabry Singers new Rehearsal Times

Due to problems with students coming too early for rehearsals and hanging out in the halls, our new start and end times for Tuesday are 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Please come in the front doors only at 8:15 a.m. Band and orchestra have been meeting earlier and this is causing a problem with students not having any place to go. Remember we will not start practice until 8:15 a.m. Please make a note of this.

Posted by Smith at 02:29 PM

February 23, 2006

Pre Festival Combined Concert with Lassiter HS Choruses

On Tuesday, March 14th, our Mabry MS, Simpson MS and Lassiter HS choruses will all perform their Performance Evaluation Festival pieces for a combined concert in the Lassiter HS theater. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately 1 1/2 hours. We will wear our concert attire and all 3 choruses will sing their two selections for festival. You will need to meet me at LHS no earlier than 6:30 p.m.and no later than 6:45 p.m. This is a great way for you to also hear the LHS choruses that you may want to join when you get to high school. All of you need to attend as the ensemble will greatly lack in quality if you are not there to sing your voice part.
Mark your calendars for this event. This is a free concert so invite your relatives. I could use a few chaperones to help out, if you can.Please contact me by phone at 770-928-5546 ext. 458 if you can assist.

Posted by Smith at 03:41 PM

Performance Evaluation Chorus Festival Dates

Our dates for our Performance Festival is in March. Each student has or will be given the following written information that they were told to give to their parents. I am in need of many chaperones for each group.

Performance Evaluation Festival Update
Attention Choral Students and Parents,
Our performance evaluation Festival dates have been given to me. It is very important that you all attend this event being that each of you affects the sound of the entire ensemble. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
I will need 3-4 chaperones for each group. Please call me ext. 458 or email me if you can assist in this field trip.

6th Gr. Mabry Singers: Concert Attire!
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Depart the school at 12:30 p.m. and eat lunch on the way to Burnt Hickory Baptist Church (Bring lunch money for Ci Ci’s Pizza on Hwy 92)
Performance Times: Warmup: 5:15 pm. Sing: 5:30 p.m. Clinician 5:45 p.m.
Sightread: 6 p.m.
We will leave for Mabry immediately after we sightread and get our scores.
Return at approximately 6:45- 7 p.m. I need 2-3 chaperones.

8th Grade Mixed Chorus: Concert Attire!
Date Thursday, March 30, 2006
Depart the school at 11 a.m. for lunch on the way to festival at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. (Bring $11.00 for Fuddruckers Rest. at Town Center)
Performance Times: Warmup: 2: 00 Sing: 2:15 Clinician: 2:30 Sightread: 2:45 p.m.
We will leave for Mabry as soon as the busses arrive from the end of the day pickup. (Note) If you are in the 8th gr. band festival I will need two –three volunteer drivers to drive our 9 students to Kennesaw Mountain H.S. immediately following our sightreading portion. Please let me know if you can drive them. (770-928-5546 ext. 458) The rest of the students will arrive back to the school at around 6:15 p.m. You will need to find transportation home from Mabry at approximately 6:15 p.m.
We need 3-4 chaperones to stay the entire time.

7th Grade Mixed Chorus: Concert Attire!
Date Thursday, March 30, 2006
Depart the school at 11 a.m. for lunch on the way to festival at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. (Bring $11.00 for Fuddruckers Rest. at Town Center)
Performance Times: Warmup: 3:30 Sing: 3:45 Clinician: 4:00 Sightread: 4:15
We will depart for Mabry immediately after the busses arrive from taking home our Mabry students. We will listen to other groups perform while we wait. If you have another activity Immediately after school that your child needs to attend you may come to the festival site and pick up your child after we are done with sightreading. I will need this in writing on your field trip permission form as to the person picking up your child. All of the rest of the students will need to find transportation home from Mabry as we will not be back to the school until 6:15 p.m.

Posted by Smith at 03:34 PM

February 21, 2006

Mabry Singers Rehearsals

Mabry Singers rehearsals are still practicing each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. I've missed some of you these past few weeks. It's hard to remember when you have Monday's off. We are closing in on our Festival pieces and will be getting ready for the fun, Broadway pieces. If you would like to sing with us at Festival I need you to be at the rest of the rehearsals leading up to March 28th or 30th. We need the whole group there in order to participate in the festival. You are sounding terrific and we are developing quite a few good sight readers.

Posted by Smith at 05:13 PM

I-Movie Team Meetings

Our I-Movie meeting scheduled for this week, Feb. 22nd will be cancelled as we will need to meet with Nick before going any further. Good work.

Posted by Smith at 05:11 PM

6th Grade Composer Projects Due 2/22/06

All 6th grade general music students will need to turn in their project reports tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22nd, at the start of class. These were supposed to be typed on a computer in Word or Powerpoint. They will also turn in their rubrics for a grade with their project.

Posted by Smith at 11:12 AM

February 16, 2006

I Movie Team Thank you

I would like to thank all of our team members for the dedication and hard work in the filming process. We are now beginning to add music and Katlyn K. has done a great job editing the pictures to our project. This Thursday, Feb. 16th we will watch what we have accumulated so far.
HELP!!! I need one parent to volunteer to be our Pre-Party Celebration coordinator for Oscar Night. If you would like to volunteer please write me a note and I will send in your name to the head coordinator. Mr. Swanson needs this done as soon as possible.

Posted by Smith at 12:38 PM

Possible Pre-Festival Concert with LHS Choruses

I just wanted to let you know that Mr. Williams from LHS, Simpson M.S. and Mabry M.S. are trying to coordinate a combined Pre-Festival Concert tentatively set for March 14th, a Tuesday. We will perform our Festival Concert song selections and come dressed in our concert attire. This will be for all three grade level choruses. When I get the date, time and place totally confirmed I will update my blog. Please keep this date open until further notice. He has tentatively set the concert for 3/14/06 at Sandy Plains Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The concert should run approximately one hour in length. By Tuesday of next week I will able to confirm the place and time for sure.

Posted by Smith at 12:28 PM

February 06, 2006

Chorus/Orchestra Trip

The Chorus/Orchestra trip that we had planned to take this spring will most likely be cancelled due to not enough participants being able to fill the bus. We needed 53 students and chaperones and only got approximately 29. The cost would be too great to take so few. I'm sorry for the disappointment of not being able to go this year. Who knows, maybe next year!!!

Posted by Smith at 04:26 PM

I Movie Filming

We will have a very important I-Movie meeting and filming session this Wednesday afternoon. We hope to have all of the filming done on this date. If we, however, do not get it all filmed we may have to also stay Thursday afternoon to finish the filming. If this is the case, you will need to bring your clothes from Wednesday to film in on Thursday. We will let you know Wednesday afternoon after filming if we need one more day. I hope you all can be flexible. You are all doing such a terrific job!!! We are proud of all of your hard work.

Posted by Smith at 04:22 PM

Drama Projects Due Feb. 9th

Your drama projects are due this Thursday, February 9th. No excuses. You have had 3 weeks to work on this project.

Posted by Smith at 04:21 PM

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