Hello Woodbury Chorus families and welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! I am so excited to get started on making music with our students this year.
In in our first few weeks of school all of our chorus classes will be playing name games, team building activities, starting simple singing canons, and completing our Diagnostic Assessments (or as we call them in class, Mind Joggers) which are a way to assess what we know about music already and measure what we learn throughout the year.
We will also be going over the Chorus Handbook for all grades. This will be given out in class, but also will be posted on each grade level's Chorus Google Classroom. Please feel free to join your grade level's class as a student or as a parent!
We will hit the ground running this year with preparing for our Veteran's Day Celebration performance which will take place on Friday, November 1st.
This is a lovely celebration to honor those who have served our country. Throughout our first quarter we will be learning patriotic music that represents each branch of the military, collecting photos of veterans, and working on elements of performance.
Here is a photo from last year's Veteran's Day Celebration with Governor Chris Sununu!
This fall, our 7th Grade Chorus is working on moving from singing in two part harmonies- which we focused on in 6th Grade- to three part harmonies! We will be working as a team to build evenly balanced parts.
Woodbury Select Chorus is our school's auditioned vocal group. It is comprised of 6th, 7th , and 8th grade students. It meets during Directed Study on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Select Chorus learns a higher level of repertoire and participates in more outside school performances such as festivals, events, sports games, and nursing home visits.
2019-2020 Select Chorus Auditions
8th Grade: Tuesday, September 10th
7th Grade: Wednesday, September 9th
6th Grade Thursday, September 8th
Please prepare The National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner."
Here is a photo from last year's performance at Voices of the 603 A Cappella Festival!
8th Grade Chorus has jumped right into learning their 8th Grade repertoire. 8th Grade is an exciting year in chorus because students have the opportunity to be more independent in the chorus room. Through the application of skills learned in 6th and 7th Grade Chorus, our 8th graders work on creating their own voice parts, learning to select level-appropriate repertoire, work in sectionals, and create a concert program.
Already this year our 8th Grade Students worked in teams to decide on fair classroom expectations as well as what our Core Values are.