Week of August 20th

Both choirs – go to your choir page to see plans for the week.  Concert Choir – if you forgot the password, ask another choir member or email me at wilsoncentralchoirs@gmail.com.

Our September 13th Concert is quickly approaching!  I am looking forward to showcasing your voices in our first concert of the year.  Please do your part by practicing outside of class by utilizing the CHARMS Student App.  All files are posted there.  Please ask me if you have any questions about accessing files.

I have extended the deadline for Super Saver Cards and Save Around Books to Wednesday, August 22nd.  Please be sure ALL money and unsold cards are turned in by the deadline.

Concert Choir – Your T-shirt Fee ($17) and Class Fee ($10) are DUE.  I need to get your T-shirts ordered!  Please pay as soon as possible.

Chamber Choir – New uniform fees, Class Fee ($10) and Choral Festival Fee ($10) are DUE.  Measurements for uniforms need to be done this week.  Come see me to get measured.

This week, we will be kicking off our Choral Program Snap-Raise Fundraiser!  Monday is the Homework Session (about 25 minutes of class) and Thursday is  the Kick-Off (same amount of time).  PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

Our Choral Program is mostly self-funded, so this is a major part of our budget for the year.  Proceeds from Snap-Raise go toward replacing old equipment, new choral chairs and new choral acoustic shells for concerts as well as awards, participation medals and special recognitions for our year-end concert in April.  All of these needs benefit ALL choir members by providing a quality, state-of-the-art choral education experience.  In addition to those needs, funds are also used to cover transportation to choral adjudication festival, MTVA events, purchasing music and travel.  

Week of August 13th

We are off to a great start!  I have enjoyed watching both choirs get to know each other this past week. 🙂  We will continue to develop choral skills, solfege, reading, etc.  Please go to your choir page for daily plans (password was given in class – ask on Monday, if needed).  Looking forward to bringing our music to life.

Don’t forget about our Super Saver Card and Save Around Book Fundraiser!  This is the last week to sell.  Take advantage of the opportunity to pay for your fees, T-shirt and any other choir costs that might come up this year. 

Be sure to check the Calendar of Events NOW to assure you are available for mandatory performances.

Super Savings Cards and Save Around Book Fundraiser!

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to pay for uniform, fees and raise money for trip expenses.  Come to the Parent Meeting to check out cards and see the sample save around book.  Download the video below and share with family and friends through your social media page (be sure you know the posting guidelines for social media group pages – some do not allow fundraising posts).

Thank you and see you Tuesday!

Welcome Back!

We ended Chamber Choir class by singing our Alma Mater in the grand hallway – great first day!  Concert Choir jumped right in by learning some rounds and warm-ups.  I am so excited for their potential this year – nice sound.

On Friday, after reviewing the syllabus and handbook, we will continue to work on creating a uniform sound through warm-ups, rounds and familiar music.  Both classes will work on solfege skills as well.

I wanted to share with you an awesome video just released (their first!) by a new vocal band, NOMADIC. Their bass is a past student of mine, Kyle Hogan.  Some of you might remember him from a video I showed you last year.  This is a brand new group and they are sure to go far!!

Definitely best to listen with headphones or over good speakers that pick up bass well! I’m not familiar with Kimbra or this song, but I was very impressed with the intricate harmonies and rhythms – very cool!!