Show Choir

ATTENTION ALL SHOW CHOIR MEMBERS: Please check your email DAILY for your assignments during online instruction. Assignments will be posted by 9:00am each day we have class, or at the beginning of each week, to give you time to space out your practicing. Thank you!

*~-How to Practice-~*

Practicing Choral Music: Ten ideas for the singer who doesn’t think they can practice on their own

~Virtual Piano~

Online Piano!

Piano Keys

At rehearsal on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, we all formed a list of expectations for the members of this group. The floor was open to anyone who had a thought, and everyone who expressed an interest to speak was heard.

Anyone who does not fully agree with the expectations ultimately decided upon and does not feel that they can abide by them should seriously reconsider their presence in this group. You are encouraged to drop if you realize you cannot adhere to the Show Choir expectations. (There is a link to the document at the bottom of this page, and the signed 2019-20 version will soon be posted in the Choir Room.)

-Important Dates-

Fri., 3/20, class time ~ Quartet Day on all of “Pick Up the Pieces”, memorized (group members will be chosen at random the day of the test)

Fri., 3/27, class time ~ Quartet Day on all of “How Far I’ll Go”, memorized (group members will be chosen at random the day of the test)

Thurs., 4/30-Sun., 5/3, all day (call time TBA) ~ Music Department trip to Williamsburg, VA!

Mon., 5/11, 6-8pm ~ Tech rehearsal in the Theatre (please bring performance shoes)

Tues., 5/12, 6-8pm ~ Tech rehearsal in the Theatre (please bring performance shoes)

Thurs., 5/14, 7:00pm (call time TBA) ~ Spring Concert II in the Theatre

Wed., 5/20, 6:30pm ~ Music Department Banquet in the Cafeteria

Fri., 5/22, period 6 ~ Master Class/Q&A with Mr. Chris Stadulis in the Theatre

Fri., 6/12, 8:00am ~ Senior Choir photo in the Choir Room (seniors only)!

10:00am (call time 8:15am, Choir Room) ~ Graduation performance on Singley Field or the Main Gym

[Show Choir rehearses each Wednesday and Friday from 2:30-3:10 in the Choir Room, unless otherwise announced.]

-Rehearsal Notes-

(After each rehearsal, I will post the activity from that session, so those who were absent can learn what they missed for the next time we meet, and so those who were present can review as needed.
My expectations for what we have learned each date are made clear in these notes. If you were late or absent (for any reason), you will be tested on that date’s material within a week of your return to school. I will notify you of the date of your Test in an email. Rehearsal material is work that you need to make up with individual practice. Refer to the top of this page for an article on practicing on your own. You also have www.musictheory.net, therhythmtrainer.com, and the entire internet as resources for practice help. Please cozy up to a piano and get your practicing done. If you do not play keys, learn, and in the meantime, please utilize the resources around you. We have several fine keys players in the Department, and you can always ask one of the teachers for help as well.)
Fri., 3/6 ~ At today’s rehearsal, we focused on solidifying some moments of “Pick Up the Pieces”. You will be tested on this piece in a few weeks, so please make sure you are aware of all your patterns. We all have patterns to recognize and be aware of…We are almost there!
We moved on to “The Impossible Dream”. You should be able to sing through this whole piece with 95% accuracy, utilizing sheet music. Be memorizing!
We finished with “How Far I’ll Go”, beginning with the pickup to meas. 36, and going through meas. 44. Ladies, watch that transition! It will require some work.
Wed., 3/4 ~ Today, after a few brain-busting warm-ups, we focused on “Come What May”. You should be able to perform all of the first 5 pages with about 80% accuracy.
Fri., 2/7 ~ Today, we focused on “Pick Up the Pieces”, prepping for the improvisation auditions. We reviewed mm. 26, and learned mm. 27-38. This means we have all notes and rhythms learned for this piece; we are in good shape with it! Please be memorizing little by little. It has proven difficult to memorize!
We continued with “Toxic” work on mm. 43-50, then 25-42.
-Concert Attire-

Show Choir men purchase their own specific shirts, pants, ties, and shoes for performances, through the school.

Show Choir women purchase their own specific dresses through the school. They are in charge of finding their own shoes, which may be beige, black, silver, or any neutral color.

Information on ordering these items, as well as the fundraising opportunity to offset costs, is now available.

Concert Attire Order Form 2019

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Order Form 2019

How to Measure for Concert Attire

Please be prepared with your music and a pencil at every rehearsal!

Important Reminder: As the school year starts, it is your responsibility to educate your teachers and coaches on the nature of Show Choir. YOU must tell them that it is a CLASS, for a GRADE, and CREDIT that goes towards your GPA. It is CURRICULAR.

Show Choir Expectations

Show Choir Course Description

Auditioned Choir Attendance Policy

Music Dept. Grading Policy