Choir & Strings Updates for the Week of Sept 17

Hello everyone!

I hope you all enjoy your extra day off tomorrow and use it to get some rest, because morning and after school rehearsals are in full swing this week. It was a real pleasure meeting our new students and parents and welcoming them into our music program- get ready for a fun and busy year! If you missed any of the start up meetings last week, no problem, just swing by my office in the band room to get caught up and refer to the music schedule (found on this website) to see when and where you need to be. Everyone should have their instruments for this week – if not, see me right away!

Vocal Jazz audition sign ups are on my office door in the band room- you will be expected to sing a chromatic scale, prepare a jazz standard and do some vocalizing with me. Any questions please see me and I will be happy to help you out!

Musical Theatre Audition sign ups are posted outside the theatre- come see me if you have any questions! Please sign up if you are interested, it is going to be a great show! Looking forward to seeing everyone audition in a few weeks time!

Here are your updates for the week:

MONDAY: – Pro D Day, have fun at Band Camp or enjoy your day off 🙂

TUESDAY:

Junior Choir (grade 9/10 singers)- be on time for 7:15am-8:20 in Annex C (the Choir Room). We will do some singing and look at voicings for the choir. I am SO EXCITED to get this choir started, I heard great things last Thursday!

Senior Choir (grade 11/12)– See you after school (unless you are at Band Camp with Cedar Hill) from 3:20-4:45pm in Annex C. We will look at voicings and look at some music I have prepared for the Fall and Winter. This is going to be another outstanding year for Senior Choir, I am so ready to hear you sing again!

WEDNESDAY:

Strings Ensemble- be on time for 7:15am-8:20am in Annex C. Please bring your instruments- we will be playing and I will be looking at some placement for the violins and balancing the ensemble. Cello/Bass storage is in Annex C in our new cello rack and violins and violas will be stored in the band room or the annex. Music folders will also be stored in the Annex- I will provide music folders and method books for all strings players.

Junior Choir– 3:20-4:45 in Annex C. All the Choir students in grade 9 & 10 – feel free to bring a friend if you think they may want to check out choir and join in!

THURSDAY:

Senior Choir– 7:15-8:20 in Annex C. Please be on time and ready to sing- make sure you bring back any choir folders you may have taken home over the summer.

Strings Ensemble: 11:17-12:12 (lunch) in Annex C. Bring your lunch to the annex, you will have time to eat and then we will read some music! Make sure you have your instrument!

FRIDAY:

If you need any extra help please stop by my office and I am happy to help.

Musical Crew: 1:15-1:30 in the Art Room (across from band room)– quick meeting to see who has signed up for musical theatre crew and explain some of the things you will be responsible for and when we will be starting up (not until beginning of November).

I am looking forward to getting into the swing of things this week with our rehearsals. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and communicating any conflicts or absences with myself and Mr. Davis.

See you soon!

Ms. Kerr