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March 29, 2006

Mabry "Star Search Talent Show"

Our annual Mabry Star Search Talent Show will be the Tuesday after spring break on April 11th. You won't want to miss some talented performers that attend Mabry. You can purchase tickets before school on Monday, April 10th and also on Tuesday, April 11th. Tickets will also be sold at the door that evening.
Ticket cost: $3.00
When: April 11th
Where: Mabry Theater
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Parents, please be prompt in picking up your child. We also invite you to attend the show.)

Posted by Smith at 11:07 AM

"Way to Go" Mabry Singers

Congratulations on your straight "Excellent" ratings at Performance Evaluation Festival yesterday. You were rated as would an 8th grade chorus that meets everyday at school. Being that we only meet once a week before school you did fantastic. The group also received a "Superior" rating in sightreading. The judge said that you sang it perfect with only 5 minutes of practice time. Keep up the good work!
We will be starting our Broadway spring concert songs the Tuesday after spring break. Don't forget to come April 11th at 8:15 a.m. in the chorus room. See ya'll there. New members are welcome.

Posted by Smith at 11:02 AM

March 28, 2006

7th & 8th Grade Festival March 30th

7th & 8th gr. Chorus students will go to Festival on Thursday, March 30th. Come to school in your choral attire. Bring your $11 for Fuddruckers or a bag lunch.
Boys need to get vest and a bow tie from the chorus room.
We will meet in the cafeteria at 10:45 a.m. to take roll and board the busses. After eating at Fuddruckers we will head for Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Those 8th graders that are also playing for Band Festival that afternoon will depart at 3:30 for Kennesaw Mountain in the two designated cars. The other students that are leaving at 4:45p.m. will meet with their parents in the front entrance for pick up. (I must have a note in order for you to pick up your child early.) A chaperone will need to check your name off before leaving with your parent.
8th grade performance times:Warmup at 2p.m.; Perform at 2:15 p.m.; Clinic at 2:30 p.m. and sightread at 2:45 p.m.
7th grade performance times:Warmup at 3:30 p.m.; Perform at 3:45 p.m.; Clinci at 4 p.m. and sightread at 4:15 p.m.
Best of luck to each of the choral groups!

Posted by Smith at 11:12 AM

March 27, 2006

Cinderella Practices are cancelled for this week

There will be no Cinderella practice after school the week prior to spring break. Enjoy your Friday off.

Posted by Smith at 04:24 PM

Mabry Singers Performance Evaluation Festival 3/28/06

Schedule for Tomorrow:Wear your concert attire to school and bring your $6 for CiCi's or a bag lunch.
Report to the chorus room for rehearsal at 8:15 a.m.
Go to your first period class until 12:10 p.m.
Report back to the chorus room at 12:15 p.m. ready to board the busses. Leave all bookbags in your locker. Do not bring bookbags on the bus.
We head for CiCi's to eat first.
Depart for Burnt Hickory Baptist Church after lunch.
Warmup in the warm up room at 5:15 p.m. Sing at 5:30 p.m.
5:45 work with clinician 6 p.m. go to the sightreading room.
Head for home after we get our scores. You can pick up your bookbags from school after we get back.
Good Luck tomorrow!!!!!

Posted by Smith at 04:08 PM

March 24, 2006

Chorus Performance Evaluation Festival

6th Grade Chorus will perform at Festival on Tuesday, March 28th.
Come to school for rehearsal at 8;15 a.m. that morning. Please wear your concert attire to school that day as you will have no time to change. Bring your $6 for CiCi's Pizza or a bag lunch. You will report to the chorus room at 12:15 p.m. as we board the busses at 12:30 p.m. Chaperones please arrive 15 minutes early.

7th & 8th Grade Choruses will perform on Thursday, March 30th. Wear your concert attire to school that day also. Bring your $11 for lunch at Fuddruckers Rest. or a bag lunch. You will need to report to the theater at 10:45 a.m. as we board the busses at 11:00. Chaperones please arrive 15 minutes early.

Chaperones: Your help is greatly appreciated. We cannot take these trips without you.

Posted by Smith at 05:16 PM

March 20, 2006

Mabry Singers remaining rehearsals for Performance Evaluation Festival

Mabry Singers 6th grade Chorus only has 3 more rehearsals prior to leaving for Festival on Tuesday, March 28th. You did a marvelous job at the LHS concert but there are some things we need to fix before we sing at Festival.
The remaining rehearsals which are mandatory are:This Tuesday, March 21st at 8:15 a.m.
Friday, March 24th 8:15 a.m. in the chorus room.
**Tuesday, March 28th 8:15 a.m. (Come dressed to school in concert attire)Bring $6 cash for CiCi's pizza or a bag lunch.I could still use two more chaperones for this trip. Please call me at ext. 458 and leave me a message if you can help.

Posted by Smith at 11:11 AM

March 13, 2006


Our combined choral pre-festival concert with LHS will be Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the LHS theater. This is a graded performance for 7th & 8th grade chorus students. If you do not atttend I will need a handwritten note from mom or dad stating the reason you did not show for this performance. Students need to report to the old chorus room at 6:30, if possible. Definitely no later than 6:45 as we need to line up and go into the theater at that time.Directions to the old chorus room: Enter the main parking lot by the front entrance. (Not the football field side) Enter the doors to the right of the front office main doors. It is where the vending machines are. Turn right and continue down that hall to the third set of doors. I will have one of our students outside the door to guide you. Parents can follow the signs to the theater. I will need all vests and bowties returned to me at the end of the concert.
GIRLS: Please wear all black (3/4 - long sleeved blouse/long black skirt or long black slacks) A solid black long dress will also be allowed. Black shoes.
BOYS: All boys are to wear black dress slacks, a long sleeved white dress shirt and black socks and shoes. 7th & 8th grade boys will wear the choral vests/bow ties. 6th grade Mabry Singer boys will simply wear a long solid colored tie not the cummerbunds for this show.
I could use a mom or two to help monitor the choir room while we take roll and line up. Have your husband or a friend save you a seat in the theater.

Posted by Smith at 04:37 PM

March 07, 2006


Have you got a talent that you are dying to try out on an audience? If yes, then this is your chance. The Mabry "Star Search" Talent Show auditions will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. You may pick up a permission form to stay after school for auditions that day from Mrs. Smith. Only those that turn in their forms may stay after school. Some teacher volunteers will help to decide the winners. Sorry, no parents or other friends may come to the auditions. We are looking for a wide range of talents. If you want to host the show you will have to come and audition for an opening speech to start the show. If you are selected you must be able to stay after school the day of the show, Tuesday, April 11th from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will be on sale that week for your parents and friends.


Parents and Students,
Our Talent Show auditions will be held in the theater for those that bring back this permission form prior to the audition date of Wednesday, March 22 from 4:30 – 5:30p.m. We are looking for all types of acts like, singing, drama acts, dancing, joke tellers, magic acts, instrumental groups, piano, tumbling etc. Any music with lyrics used for an act must be school appropriate. Print out the lyrics for Mrs. Smith. If your talent is a rock band you may audition by video tape of the actual song that your group will play. No vocals for the bands unless the song is an “Oldie” due to inappropriate lyrics not allowed at school. (Instrumental only) If you would like to audition for host or hostess you will need to prepare your opening presentation to the crowd as your audition. Ex. Hi, I’m ??? and tonight we … You may also be creative in this presentation by being funny or doing something clever to get the audience ready for the show.
You will only need to perform the first half of your entire act as we will have judges from school listening for the very best acts. Those chosen will get to perform in the actual show. I am limited to 15 – 17 acts in order to keep the show time down to 1 hour. Winners will be posted outside my door after the judges have had time to make their choices.
If you are chosen to perform you will need to be at the dress rehearsal which is the day of the show on Tuesday, April 11th at 7 p.m. The rehearsal will begin after school and end by 5:45 p.m. so that you can get something to eat and come back by 6:45 p.m. to start the show. If you cannot make these dates do not audition. Tickets will be sold before school and at the door for $3.00 each.

Please complete this permission section below and return to Mrs.Smith by Monday, March 20th. All members of an act must separately turn in a form.

Name: _______________________ Grade/HmRm:___________
I will need to use: ___ mic ___ piano ___ stool ___ chair ___CD/cassette player ___ music stand ___ tumbling mats

My act is: ________________________________________
The title of the song used in my act is: (Please print) ”__________________________”by:___________________

Other members of my group include:____________________

Parent Signature:_____________________ Date:_________

Posted by Smith at 04:28 PM

March 06, 2006

I Movie Meetings

All I Movie meetings will be cancelled until further notice. We are all caught up on our I Movie so there is no need to meet.
I do, however, need a parent volunteer to be our pre-Oscar night party planner. If you can help out please contact me at the school or drop me a note in my mailbox.

Posted by Smith at 04:27 PM

Parents, I need help!!!!!

I am in desperate need of parent chaperones for all three choruses for their festival dates. If you can help out that day, please drop me a note. I have one definite parent for the 7th grade chorus. We cannot go on the trips if we do not get enough chaperones. Thank you for your help.

Posted by Smith at 04:24 PM

Mabry Singers new Start Time for Tuesdays

Mabry Singers Chorus will start at 8:15 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. Please come in the front of the school promptly at 8:15 and I will escort you to the Chorus room. Do not get dropped off at the back of the school as my room will not be open prior to 8:15. No students should be in the halls or sitting outside a classroom.Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We will rehearse from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. every Tuesday from now to the end of the year.

Posted by Smith at 04:21 PM

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