In light of the yesterday's events, please know how much your efforts were appreciated. As the chorus and band students were leaving or waiting to leave FMS, we told them at that time we planned to proceed with our concert, but to simply do what they could do. We assured them that we understood the situation, and if they found they could attend but arrive late, they were welcome. To those who were able to attend, you did a wonderful job! For those who were unable to attend, we missed you, but certainly understand. As I'm sure you've guessed, our regular attendance policy for this concert will not apply. It was a long day for many of you, and we're very grateful for those who serve to protect us and for all those who support those who do. 5/11/16
End of the Year Dates:
Monday & Tuesday May 2nd & 3rd - Elementary Tour
Participants: All 8th grade singers and only 7th and 6th graders going on the DC Trip will be attending elementary tour from 11 AM - 2:30 PM on these two days. These students must submit their signed permission form along with the $5 travel fee. (Exception: Singers going on tour, who are then leaving for the coastal trip do NOT have to pay the $5 travel fee. They will never travel via bus with us.)
Monday- jeans and this year's chorus t-shirt
Tuesday - jeans and last year's chorus t-shirt or any shirt navy, orange, white or combination.
Wednesday, May 4th - May 7th Washington DC Trip Band & Chorus
Trip Participants must load the buses at 5:30 AM on Wednesday, May 4th. The buses will depart by 6 AM. Please remember that any medicine (including over the counter) must be turn in the day before prior to 4 PM to the school in the main office. We return on Saturday, May 7th between 11:30 - 11:45 PM. Students' rides MUST be prompt for our return pick up please.
Tuesday, May 10th - Spring Concert for Band & Chorus
8th grade singers must report to FBCD for a 6 PM sound check. All chorus singers will have an attendance picture at 6:30 PM The concert begins at 7 PM. Concert attire for all chorus students is concert black.
Wednesday, May 11th - last chance to sing off a solo audition for the celebration assembly.
Monday, May 16th Band & Chorus Party
Dazzles Skate Center
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Tickets are $8 and pre-sold . Submit your form with cash or a check made payable to "FMS Chorus" for students to attend this event.
Fees of $40 for the chorus field trip are due this Friday along with signed permission forms. Cash or checks made pyable to "FMS Chorus" please.
7th & 8th Graders have a mandatory rehearsal after shcool this coming Monday, March 21st until 5:00 PM. Students must be present for this entire rehearsal, or cannot attend LGPE the following Wednesday. There is NO 6th Grade rehearsal on Tuesday.
There will be NO chorus performance for any grade level on Monday, February 29th. Because LGPE is scheduled much later this year, we will record our festival songs during school for critiquing, and plan to perform them for you at our Spring Concert on May 10th.
We have added a performance on Monday, May 2nd. It will begin at 6:30 PM in the FMS Gym. Singers will simply stay after school, eat pizza, change into their "decades attire" for this show, and begin at 6:30 PM. This show celebrates popular music through the decades from the 1950's until now.
Washington DC Trip Participants: Please make sure with Thomas Tours that your payments are up to date. They will soon calculate our final balance payment according to the number of up to date paid trip participants.
Please complete the following parent survey for FMS if you have not already. Your 5-10 mins. is appreciated! You will find the complete parent letter with details under "forms" saved as "Parent Survey Link" in the chorus section of this page. You can even complete this from your smartphone:)
Here is the link below:
Rehearsal & Performance Update:
There will be NO after-school rehearsals on 1/25/16 or 1/28/16. Chorus students will go home at the normal release times these days.
All three grade levels of chorus will attend the Georgia Music Educators' Large Grouped Performance Evaluation on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016. We will travel to Pepperell High School for this event. Once we are assigned our specific performance times, I will share the details for that day. There is a good chance that our 6th grade singers or perhaps all of our singers may return to FMS after school is out, so they may need transportation home later that afternoon. Again, that information will be shared as soon as our specific performance time slots are assigned by GMEA. Students will be counted "present" for school that day, even though they are learning off campus. There will be a transportation fee for this event, and your child may either bring money to purchase a fast food lunch or bring their lunch with them. Students will wear their all black concert attire to school on 3/23/16. Please mark your calendars!
Spring Trip Participants:
Remember to submit your payments to Thomas Tours. We will have a mandatory meeting for the parents of our trip participants closer to the date of our trip. At this gathering we'll cover the procedures and expectations, packing list, exact itinerary, medical forms, and any questions you may have. A trip chaperone meeting will be held immediately following the trip meeting to cover all the chaperone duties. We are looking forward to a great trip! D.C. is packed with things to see and do!
7th & 8th Graders: Monday, 11/16th after school until 5:30 PM
There will be NOT 6th grade after school rehearsal on 11/19 due to the band concert that evening. We will reschedule this at a later date.
Monday, December 7th CONCERT!!
at First United Methodist Church of Douglasville's Tidwell Hall
Student report time nad guest seating: 6:30 PM in Renaissance Costumes
Begins at 7 PM
Ticketed event - includes dinner for guests. Information to come soon regarding purchase of tickets/reservations.
Please see the letter under "forms" on this site for details about student costumes.
Students prizes for our cookie dough sale should arrive the week before Thanksgiving Break.
Chorus Students and 8th Grade Band Members:
Thank you for your performances at our Veterans Day Programs. Wonderful Job!
Cookie Dough Arrives WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7th
Thanks for the great job on our fundraier!! All students who placed an order MUST pick up their order on Wednesday. These items are frozen and cannot be kept here at FMS overnight. If your child has an order of over 10 items, please make arrangement to come by the school and pick up their order, as it will be too large to take on the bus. Pick up will be in the FMS Cafeteria. If you need to pick up your child's order later than 5 PM, please email Ms. Terry to set your "pick up appointment." Remember even if your child is absent from school on Wednesday, someone must pick up his/her order. Orders may be picked up starting at 3P.M.
Christmas Performance Information:
Monday, December 7th
First United Methodist Church of Doulasville Banquet Hall
Ticket purchasing information is coming soon.
Veterans Day Programs Information:
Friday, November 6th
9:30 AM & 12:50 PM (two identical programs)
Chorus students' attire: Chorus t-shirt and jeans
7th & 8th Grade band and the combined 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choruses will perform two selections each in these programs. We will welcome the Jr.ROTC and our guest speaker as we honor the service and sacrifice our Veterans. Please join us at either or both programs!
Congratulations on a wonderful presentation
of your songs at the fall concert on 9/24
Chorus Students: Pls. wear your chorus t-shirts to school on Wednesday, 9/23/15
Thursday 9/24 is school picture day. These are the individual pictures which will be used for the school yearbook. All students will have their picture taken, however pictures will only be printed for those who bring their money for pictures with them on Thursday. Chorus pictures for the yearbook will be taken immediately following our morning Veterans Day Program on 11/6/15 in their chorus t-shirts and jeans.
Fall Concert Information:
Our fall concert venue is:
First Baptist Church of Douglasville
5900 Prestley Mill Road
Douglasville, GA 30135
Student Performer Attire: Concert Black
Student Performer Report Time: before 6:30 PM
Concert Start Time: 7:00 PM
Estimated Concert Completion Time: 7:35 PM
Student are to be in place before 6:30 PM for their attendance picture. Those not in the attendance picture will have a "tardy assignment." Please be prompt, and it was suggested that you allow extra travel time because of increased traffic due to "tomorrow world" beginning. At 6:30 PM we ask that our parents/guests wait in the atrium until approximately 6:50 to allow us a brief sound check. Thank you for your cooperation and support as we strive to create an enjoyable experience for both our audience and performers. We look forward to sharing our musical progress with you Thursday evening.
Spring Trip is coming...
The first payment for the Chorus & Band Spring Trip to Washington D.C. is due to Thomas Tours by October 1st. Make sure you mail your payment in order to reserve your spot!
Up-coming after school rehearsals & concert:
6th grade chorus rehearsal is Thursday, September 17th after school until 5:00 PM. This is a mandatory rehearsal and the only after school rehearsal for the fall concert scheduled for Thursday, September 24th @ First Baptist Church of D'ville. Students must be in place by 6:30 Pm for their attendance picture, and the concert begins at 7 PM
7th & 8th grade chorus rehearsal is Monday, September 21st after school until 5:00 PM. This is a mandatory rehearsal and the only after school rehearsal for the fall concert scheduled for Thursday, September 24th @ First Baptist Church of D'ville. Students must be in place by 6:30 Pm for their attendance picture, and the concert begins at 7 PM
Thank you, FMS Chorus & Parents for a successful year!
Please check this site for updates that will contain:
2015/16 Chorus Calendar
Band & Chorus Spring Trip Announcement for 2015/16
(as of now, pls. save the dates of May 4-7th, 2016)
Uniform information for 2015/16
Douglas County Honor Chorus Information
(save the dates of February 19 & 20, 2016)
District 7 Honor Chorus Information
(save the date: October 26th, 2015)
All State Chorus Audition Information
(save dates: 11/14/15, 1/21-23/16, & 2/25-27/16)
(save dates: 3/23-25/16)
Chorus Parent Assistance Involvement
Fall Fundraiser Information
All three grade levels of FMS Chorus received straight Superior ratings from all performance judges and in sight reading this year at Large Group Performance Evaluation! Amazing job, singers! So proud of all of your hard work and musical performance!!
Honor Chorus is HERE!
Friday, March 27th 6:15 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 28th 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Concert at 5:30 PM free admission
Location for BOTH DAYS & Concert:
First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs
3566 Veterans Memorial Highway
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Singers Concert Attire: All Black
Singers must bring to rehearsals: MUSIC, pencil, water bottle recommended. On Saturday, Singers bring their black concert attire that morning. They will change right before the concert at the church.
All Chorus Students who are going to Disney:
Rehearsal on Monday. May 4th from 4-5PM
Disney Parent Meeting: Tuesday, April 14th @ 6:30 PM in the FMS cafeteria. Each student who is going to Disney with band & chorus MUST have one parent in attendance at this meeting. Very important information and forms to sign...
All Chorus & Band Students:
Our end of the year celebration date has been moved. Instead of May 14, we will now have our celebration on Monday, May 18th from 6-8 Pm at Dazzels in Douglasville. Look soon for information regarding tickets for this fun event!
Thursday, March 12 - 7th & 8th Grade Mandatory Rehearsal from 4-5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 17th - 6th Grade Mandatory Rehearsals from 4-5:00
(NEW: This group will be dismissed at 5 PM rather than 5:30 PM)
Large Group Performance Evaluation (formerly called "Festival") for all three grade levels of chorus is: Thursday, March 19th.
This is for most (selected singers) who have been invited to participate in LGPE. Please recall that students were required to attended after school reherasals in order to particiapte in this event.
Singers must come to school dressed in their concert black. Students should bring money to eat a fast food lunch of bring their own lunch. 6th Grade Singers will eat an early lunch at the Villa Rica Chick-fil-a, while 7th and 8th grade will eat a later lunch at the Arbor Place Mall Food Court. 7th & 8th graders will return to teh school in plenty of time to ride buses home at the normal dismissal time. 6th Graders are encouraged to pack a snack to bring, since they will be eating lunch so early.
NOTE: 6th Grade Singers may possibly return to school after the buses have left in the afternoon. I will have students call you as we leave PHS to elt you know of our anticipated return time. Please be ready for your child's call, beause it may be necessary to pick students up at school if we return after buses have dismissed.
ATTIRE FOR SINGERS: Concert Black. Full length solid black dress pants, solid black top or shirt, black shoes/dark shoes for boys are fine.
Last Trip Payment is due to Thomas Tours on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Honor Chorus Update:
Douglas County Honor Chorus has been rescheduled for March 27 & 28th. The same schedule will be ued, but the NEW LOCATION is First Baptist Church of Liathia Springs.
Douglas County Honor Chorus Mandatory County-Wide Rehearsal
Thursday, January 15th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
New Manchester High School
Gather in the theatre at 6:30. Please have a rider there to pick you up at 8:15 just in case they release earlier.Student attire: School Clothes
All Singers: MUST have your HC Music & a pencil. Water bottles are suggested.
Any student not in attendance at this rehearsal (without a doctor's excuse dated 1/15) is removed from HC, and no refunds are given.
Monday, March 2nd @ AHS
Tuesday, May 12th @ First Baptist Church of D'ville
For 6th Grade Singers:
February 23rd & March 17th
For 7th & 8th Grade Singers:
February 26th & March 12th
Check out the "forms" section for helpful documents regarding scales. You'll find a "chorus scales reference page" to study, a "chorus scales practice page," and a copy of the "chorus scales assessment" you will take next week. Our written and performance assessment is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday of next week. December 16th & 17th.
Last Performance of the semester:
Friday, December 19th
8:35 AM FMS GYM
All Grade Levels of Chorus will perform a few pieces from our Christmas Concert at the Celebration Assemebly. We will also enjoy a few talent acts, dance club, and some surprises.
Chorus Students' Attire: Blue Jeans & Chorus T-shirts
7th & 8th Grade Singers
Please submit your signed travel form to Ms. Terry along with the fee of $3.00
Attire is concert black, and we will eat a fast food lunch immediately following our luncheon performamnce. Students need to either bring their lunch of money to purchase a fast food lunch on Wednesday, December 10th. We will depart FMS by 11 AM and return to our classes by 2 PM. See the "forms" section if you need another copy of the travel permission form please.
Chorus Christmas Concert:
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Concert Locations: Chapel Hill High School Theatre
4899 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, GA 30135
Student Singers - Attendance Picture at 6:30 PM
Concert Begins at 7:00 PM
Singers' Attire: Concert Black
Douglas County Courthouse Performance
12/5/14 @ 12:45
Select Singers: Invitation/permission forms given on 12/2.
Singers must have attended their after-school rehearsal AND the 12/4 Concert in order to participate in the Courthouse Performance on Friday.
Singers' Attire: chorus t-shirt & blue jeans
Student field trip fee: $ 5 (cash or check to FMS Chorus)
2 siblings in chorus: $6 for both.
Parents are welcome to view performance at 12:45. Addmission is free.
Veterans Day Programs:
FMS Gymnasium on Friday, Novemebr 7th at 9:30 AM & 12:50.
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Chorus & 7th & 8th Grade Band will participate in these programs.
Next mandatory after school Chorus Reherasals:
6th Graders: Monday November 10th after school until 5 PM
7th & 8th Graders: Thursday, November 13th until 5 PM
New music theory material is covered each Monday prior to our class period rehearsal.
Tuesdays during rehearsal we review and reinforce the material added on Monday.
Wednesdays are quiz days in chorus. All chorus students take a brief quiz at the beginning or end of class rehearsal.
Thursdays students receive their quiz results. Invitations are given to both students who need additional support on the week's material and to peer helpers who demonstrated mastery of the same material.
Friday afternoon (after school - 4:45 PM) special sessions are held each week, unless the calendar shows differently because of a holiday schedule. These sessions are designed to assist students struggling with a concept, provide reinforcement for those who have not reached mastery level and benefit from previewing next week's material, and also provide for those who excel by either pairing them with another student to help or training them to share new material with a small group the next week.
December 4th, 2014
Chapel Hill High School Theater
Students must arrive before 6:30 attendance picture taken at 6:30 PM
Concert begins at 7:00 P.M.
Because of an issue with the company's software, a few items were not delviered on our earlier delivery date. Those few remaining items will arrive here at FMS on November 5th. Students will be called to get their items and take them home that day. Thank you for your patience in dealign with this issue. Our sale was very sucessful, and a special thanks goes to the parents who assisted with distribution.
All State Chorus Audition times and location directions were given to students on October 23rd. Please notice that ausiitons are held on November 15th at Woodland High School in Cartersville, GA. Please be aware that there is another "Woodland High School" holding auditions, but our auditions are at the WHS in Cartersville, GA. Students must arrive 30 mins. prior to their audition time for registration. Please contact Ms. Terry with any questions.
District 7 Honor Chorus Students:
Event is on Tuesday, November 18th in Cartersville. We are in need of three more parents willing to drive that day. Please contact Ms. Terry if you are available.
Douglas County Honor Chorus:
Dates: February 20 & 21, 2015
Location for Rehearsals & Concert: New Manchester High School
Many parents are needed to help suprervise the student lunch set up and break on Saturday, February 21st from 11:30 - 1:30 PM. Please contact Ms. Terry if you are available.