Friday, August 28, 2015

Week of Aug. 31

Thought for the week:

"I am what I am. I love me! And I don't mean that egotistically - I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it." - Stevie Wonder

This week we press onward with Operation: All State!
Everyone MUST print their copy of your all state solo (in the right key!) and bring it to class on Monday. 

You will start piano, theory & musicianship groups this week! 
In VC, Ms. White will teach piano, Ms. Ginn will teach theory & I will teach musicianship
During your rehearsal time this week we'll be working on your solo.
During your musicianship time we're getting an intro to sight singing. Get it!

This week will bring...
Monday: Some vocal technique work & work on solo
In groups on Tuesday & Wednesday we'll review the opening section of A Jubilant Song, start dusting off those sight-reading skills and reviewing your solo
Thursday: SLO Pre-test
Friday: Chamber Olympics! Get ready...

In groups on Monday & Tuesday you've got your scale challenge - get on it over the weekend!
Wednesday & Thursday groups will bring a refresher on that sight-reading!
In your time all together we'll be working on your solo

With me on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you'll be reviewing that solo & sight-reading!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

All State's a-comin'!

...and it's never too soon to start preparing!!

Here's a link to the GMEA website for All State.  Here you will find:
- a schedule for how the audition day will go
- sight reading examples from previous years
- sample audiation and error detection examples

Click here for a copy of your chromatic scale "words"

Sightreading practice examples!
(Scroll down to Past Sight-reading Examples)

Click on the appropriate link below for scores, practice tracks and performance tracks:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Week of Aug. 24

Thought for the week:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world..." ~Ghandi

Concert Week!

Monday and Tuesday will be dedicated to concert prep in all classes. Don't forget to invite friends and family!! This will be the only free concert of the year - come one, come all!!

*Your concert reflection will be due on FRIDAY*
VC: Turn in to Doc Woolf in class on Friday
CC & RC: Blog post due Friday by Midnight. Click on your individual class page for your prompt.

Wednesday - Friday:
VC: Piano Assessments, vocal assessments & intro to your All State Solo!
CC: Groups on Wednesday & Thursday
RC3: Groups on Wednesday & Thursday. My group: All State solo!!
RC4: Groups on Wednesday. All State Solo on Thursday!!

Here we go!!

What's next?
All State Solo! Performances will be in class during the week of Sept. 14!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

National Anthem Singoff Results

Congratulations to the winners of this year's National Anthem Singoff!

Luiza DeAbreu

Jasmine Johnson

Tassy Kirbas

Brynn McGlamery

Gabi Wells

Tylandra Wesley

Branisha Wilson

Monday, August 3, 2015

We want your info!

Please fill out your form asap. Get it done before school starts so you'll be ahead of the curve!!

Note to RC & CC: This is also your opportunity to vote for your class captains. Choose wisely...




In addition to your class form, all PA students must fill out this form: click here to access the PA form This is the same form Mr. T sent out through Remind.

From the Top!

Chamber Chorus has been selected to perform on From the Top, a nationally syndicated radio program on National Public Radio. Congrats to Chamber!

To learn more about the show, visit their homepage:

Thoughts? Leave a comment below!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Remind codes for 2015-2016

Now that you've learned your placement for next year, please sign up for next year's Remind! I will start sending out reminders before the school year begins so sign up for the appropriate class to make sure you don't miss anything!

To sign up send a text msg to the phone number 810-10. In the body of the text message enter the class code listed below. If you've never signed up for Remind, it will ask you for your name - please enter your first and last name. Parents are also encouraged to sign up for reminders.

Class codes:

Seniors 2016

VC (Vocal Concentration)

Chamber Chorus


Rep Chorus 3rd Period

Rep Chorus 4th Period