May 31, 2006
Thank you, students, for another terrific year. Your hard work has really shown in your performances this year. Relax and have a wonderful, safe summer!! See you all in the fall.
For those of you that may have forgotten to sign up for 7th or 8th grade all year chorus 2006-2007, it's not too late. All you need to do is have your parent write a note of your intentions to join and give it to Mrs. Dixon in the front office. Please note for her the grade you will be going into next year. She will schedule you for chorus in the fall. It's a great group and we have a lot of fun while learning to sing beautiful.
Posted by Smith at 09:11 AM
May 22, 2006
Thank you all for a terrific job on your Broadway Concert this past week. You all had toes tapping and the crowd swaying as you performed your selections. I am very proud of you all and can't wait to see you next year in your new choruses. What great things we can accomplish with such talented groups next year. Have a great summer!!! See you all in the fall.
Posted by Smith at 01:57 PM
I would like to personally thank the students in my 8th grade chorus that participated in the production of "Cinderella" this past week. You all did a fantastic job!!! I can definitely see some of you going to Broadway someday. You should be very proud of all of your hard work, both in and out of class.Have a wonderful and safe summer. I will truly miss you all as you move on to LHS.
Posted by Smith at 01:54 PM
May 10, 2006
Our final rehearsals for "Cinderella" are next week. All chorus students must be at the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 17th from 4:30 - 8:30. We will have a pizza celebration party at 6 p.m. for our dinner break. Dinner will be provided at no cost to the students. My treat for all of your hard work. Those that need to change costumes will need to bring them to this rehearsal so that we can time the changes. Thank you, in advance, to the parents that have volunteered to help out Wednesday evening. (Especially Mrs. Robin)
The performance is Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m. in the theater. These days are field days so please mark your calendars now to remind yourselves.
Posted by Smith at 05:00 PM
"Cinderella" musical tickets will be sold in the chorus room before, during and after school. See Mrs. Smith for tickets. They are $5 each as the cost for putting on this production is quite expensive. Please make any checks out to Mabry Middle School for the correct amount.
We have many very talented 8th graders that will be performing in this production. You won't want to miss it. Thursday evening, May 18th at 7 p.m. in the theater. See you there!
Posted by Smith at 04:57 PM
May 08, 2006
Our choral concert is Thursday evening, May 11th at 7 p.m.You need to have your broadway hat by the concert date.
What to wear:
(All wear) Black slacks, black shoes and a longsleeved white shirt
You may purchase any color of broadway hats available.
Report to the chorus room between 6:30 & 6:45 p.m.
*You may also begin purchasing "Cinderella" tickets for $5 to be performed by the 8th grade chorus on Thursday evening, May 18th at
7 p.m. in the theater. See Mrs. Smith for tickets. Make all checks out to Mabry MS.
Posted by Smith at 10:24 AM
May 05, 2006
If you are interested in joining/or have signed up for one of the LHS choruses you will need to audition for Mr. Williams or Miss Rivet in the next week or two. They will come over one afternoon from Lassiter either during our chorus class or after school one day. I will post the exact date on my blog as soon as I know what it is. If you do not personally audition you will be placed in the lowest mixed chorus for the fall.
The audition consists of:
Filling out a form.
Singing a scale from low to high notes.
Singing "My Country Tis of Thee" in various keys
Sight-reading 8th grade level 6-8 measures.
If you have already signed up for chorus this audition will place you in one of the many groups at LHS. It will then be put on your schedule for the fall of the next school year.
Good luck with your auditions!!! Most of my choral students get placed in a higher group due to your experience with singing.
Posted by Smith at 11:15 AM
May 02, 2006
6th Grade General Music Classes will take a unit test Wednesday, May 3rd.
It will cover the following things:
The names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef
Fill in the missing notes in a measure
Sightsinging numbers for C-G
A short essay on why you need to know these musical things.
Study hard and get your parents to sign your study sheet and you can get extra credit on your test tomorrow.
Posted by Smith at 10:47 AM
The 7th Grade General Music Classes will have a test on Wednesday, May 3. It will cover the following things:
Treble Clef line and space notes
Bass Clef line and space notes
Sightsinging numbers for the notes C-C'
Short essay on why we need to know all of these musical things.
Fill in the missing note or rest.
Note and rest values
Study hard with a parent, get their signature and you can get extra credit. Good Luck on your test tomorrow.
Posted by Smith at 10:41 AM
May 01, 2006
The drama projects are due Monday, May 1st, today. If you forgot yours make sure that you bring it in on Tuesday, May 2nd as this is a major project grade. We will be sharing them in class on Monday and Tuesday. The shadowboxes look great.
Posted by Smith at 11:27 AM
Mabry Singers will meet two times this week. Donuts on Friday. Make sure that you have been practicing the choreography for the first number. Also, be studying your words to have them memorized for the concert. Our concert for your group will be the following week on Thursday, May 11th at 7 p.m.
Girls, you can purchase your glittery top hats at any of the party stores. You may get whatever color you like. Put your name on the inside of the hat in case you leave it here. Boys will need to get a black felt top hat. This will be fun concert.
See you all tomorrow. It is very important that you make all remaining rehearsals.
Posted by Smith at 11:22 AM