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Chorus Update

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 taek 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

12/10/14 Performance

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

Address:

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

Instructional Update:

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. 

 

Performance Update:

Christmas Concert

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.

 

Fundraising Update:

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.

Special Opportunities:

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.