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Chorus Update


All three grade levels of FMS Chorus received straight Superior ratings from all performance judges and in sight reading thsi 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.


Concert Dates:

Monday, March 2nd @ AHS

Tuesday, May 12th @ First Baptist Church of D'ville

Rehearsal Dates:

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


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


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.