For those wondering, YES, the Vocal Olympics are standards-based!! MHSMC.8a
Demonstrate and articulate an awareness of the collaborative nature of the choral art.
Throughout the week we'll have various "events" measuring your creativity, spirit, musical skills and athletic abilities which will earn you points for your team throughout the week. Teams should collaborate to make sure they're earning the highest number of points possible. Collaboration across classes is especially encouraged! Winning team at the end of the week gets ultimate bragging rights (as well as possible prizes... work hard and you will be rewarded!)
Dress in themed attire every day to compete in a spirit competition. Yes, team points & individual prizes will be awarded for creativity/execution of your attire. But remember that all attire MUST adhere to PHS dress code! :)
Monday: DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
Srs begin taping their pre-screening videos for college auditions on Monday so dress up in audition attire/business attire in solidarity with our seniors as they begin the journey toward the next chapter.
**Srs: Don't forget about SR breakfast on Monday at 7:30 in the vocal room!!**
Tuesday: DRESS FOR MUSICAL THEATER
Dress up like your favorite character from a musical theater show or opera! Bonus points for creative execution of costumes.
Wednesday: DRESS TO WIND DOWN
Wear your sportiest yoga/pilates/tracksuit so that you'll be comfortable while DW does a workshop introducing some breathing and alignment work in some classes, schedule permitting. RC & CC: If you have one, bring a yoga mat for this workshop!
Thursday: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE COMPOSER/PERFORMING ARTIST
Bonus points WILL be given if anyone shows up in a powdered wig, circa Mozartian era.
Friday: SPIRIT WEAR!!
Spirit colors, as decided upon by your seniors Sop 1: Green Sop 2: Pink Alto 1: Red Alto 2: Purple Tenor: Blue Bass: Black/White
Weekly Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!)
VC1 Monday: Scale Practice/Intro to All State solo Tuesday: Piano/Theory Wednesday: SCALE CHALLENGE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Thursday: Piano/Theory Friday: OLYMPICS: Trivia!
Chamber Monday: Individual coachings/recordings w/ EW & JMD (you know who you are). Everyone else will have some practice time on your all state solo or piano and/or help DW clean up the music library. :-D Tuesday: Musical Trivia w/ Ms. Ginn (An olympics event in which everyone will participate to earn team points!) Wednesday: PHX --> Piano/Theory. Lerner & Loewe --> Yoga Workshop. Thursday: PHX --> Piano/Theory. Lerner & Loewe --> Scale check off at the start of class, then fun Thursday (stay tuned!!) Friday: OLYMPICS! Tone Game/SS Challenge, then Relays.
RC3 Monday: All State Prep (if you haven't checked out your song in the correct key, make sure you do so ASAP!!! Tuesday: All 3 groups!!
12:05 - 12:35: Group 1
12:40 - 1:15: Group 2
1:20 - 1:50: Group 3 Wednesday: 2 groups --> My groups (Crosby & Stills) will do some YOGA! Bring a yoga mat if you have one!! Thursday: 1 group (Nash will get a chance to do the yoga, plan accordingly!), then Music TRIVIA (with everyone!) Friday: OLYMPICS! Tone Game/SS Challenge/Relays
RC4 Monday: Work w/ VC4 on scales! And/or individual practice on All State Solo Tuesday: Piano/Theory Wednesday: Yoga Workshop Thursday: Piano/Theory Friday: OLYMPICS. Tone Game, SS Challenge, Relays
VC4 Monday: Work w/ RC4 on scales! Tuesday: Intro to All State Solo Wednesday: Piano/Theory Thursday: SCALE CHALLENGE Friday: OLYMPICS - trivia!
We have received a grant that will allow us to offer a scholarship for voice lessons for a select number of students. The criteria for consideration are:
Member of the current sophomore, junior or senior class
Vocal class grades and participation
Future plans in music
If you are interested in applying for this grant, please submit an essay (at least 250 words) answering these questions
Why do you want to take voice lessons?
What prevents you from taking voice lessons?
If you already take lessons, how would this subsidy be helpful to you?
What do you hope to gain from taking voice lessons?
Time is of the essence so that we can offer a scholarship as soon as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by Friday, September 23 at midnight. If you are able to submit earlier than that, please do! The sooner the better! Please submit your essay to email@example.com.