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Week of Nov. 13

ALL STATE IS COMPLETE!!!! HUZZAH!!!!



Vocal Olympics!!!! Monday is our final SPIRIT DAY! Wear your section's spirit color and we'll have our final spirit competition during 5th!! Minors are invited to 5th Monday - if you'd like to attend, get permission from your area teachers!! Spirit Colors:  Sop 1 - Pink Sop 2 - Black Alto 1 - Red Alto 2 - Purple Tenor - Orange Bass - Green/Camo

In Classes This Week
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Monday: All State Wrap Up, refresher of Hallelujah Chorus Tuesday: Groups --> in my groups we're starting a unit on the history of the Hallelujah Chorus! Wednesday: Groups Thursday: Groups Friday: Hallelujah Chorus rehearsal 
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Monday: All State Wrap Up, Refresher of Hallelujah Chorus Tuesday: Musicianship w/ DW --> starting a unit on the history of the Hallelujah Chorus! Wednesday: Piano/Theory Thursday: Musicianship w/ DW Friday: Piano/Theory
Chamber Groups have wrapped up for the semester. This week is all about preparation for the Madrigal Feast. Bring everything you need for madr…

Week of Nov. 6 - VOCAL SPIRIT WEEK!!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!

ALL STATE AUDITIONS!!! Your All State Chorus auditions are this weekend (what's my time again?) which means we will be in a final push in all classes this week. We'll continue hearing solos, scales & sight-reading every day in every class. Get ready!!

The vocal room will be open @ 7:45 before school every day for you to get together and keep drilling those All State skills. Come by yourself or with your pod. We're here to help every day!


VOCAL OLYMPICS
Current Standings will be hidden until winners are announced next week! Since All State auditions are here, that means we're in our final push to earn pod points (Vocal Olympics) The biggest way to earn pod points this week is at your All State Audition next Saturday:
5 pod points if you earn a perfect scores on solo/scales OR sight-reading
15 pod points if you earn perfect scores on your entire audition
25 pod points to the 3 highest pod averages. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!! Work together!!

In a…

Week of Oct. 30

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Upcoming!! Mark your calendars!!

Wednesday, Nov 1: VC1 Caribou, RC3 Mo & VC4 (all) will perform! Plan your attire!
Thursday: Nov 2: VC1 Badgers, RC3 Curly & RC4 (all, as needed) will perform! Plan your attire!
Friday: Nov 3: VC1 Alpacas & RC3 Larry will perform! Plan your attire!
Nov. 11: All State auditions in Cartersville


Nov. 6 - 13: VOCAL SPIRIT WEEK!! Closing ceremonies will be on Monday, Nov. 13 because your All State scores will factor into earning pod points - any singers with perfect scores on solo/scales OR sight-reading will earn 5 points for your pod. Perfect scores on the entire audition will earn 15 bonus pod points. And the 3 pods with the highest average scores will earn 25 bonus pod points. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!

In addition to the challenges at the bottom of this post, there will be ways to earn pod points through spirit wear and other competitions in the week leading up to All State. Stay tuned to next week's blog post for details. And KEEP PRACTIC…

Week of Oct. 23

Upcoming!! Mark your calendars!!
Nov 1 - 3: RCs & VC to perform your Italian Song in class. For a grade. Memorized. Audition attire is expected.
Wednesday, Nov 1: VC 1 Caribou, RC3 Mo & VC4 (all) will perform! Plan your attire!
Thursday: Nov 2: VC1 Badgers, RC3 Curly & RC4 (all, as needed) will perform! Plan your attire!
Friday: Nov 3: VC1 Alpacas & RC3 Larry will perform! Plan your attire!
Nov. 11: All State auditions in Cartersville
Nov. 17: Madrigal Dinner in the Betty Gray atrium (Chamber Chorus is performing - all others invited!!)
Dec. 8: "Sounds of the Seasons" - our Holiday concert!!
Dec. 15 - 17: "Home for the Holidays" @ Cobb Civic Center (Chamber Chorus performs, all others invited!!)

This week in vocal classes: 
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Monday: Caribou - piano; Badgers & Alpacas - All State prep w/ Ms. Ginn
Tuesday: Groups (only 1 group rotation this week!)
Alpacas --> piano; Badgers --> theory; Caribou --> musicianship
2nd half of class: performing solos i…

Week of Oct. 16

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Upcoming!! Mark your calendars!!
Nov 1 - 3: RCs & VC to perform your Italian Song in class. For a grade. Memorized.
Nov. 11: All State auditions in Cartersville
Nov. 17: Madrigal Dinner in the Betty Gray atrium (Chamber Chorus is performing - all others invited!!)
Dec. 8: "Sounds of the Seasons" - our Holiday concert!!
Dec. 15 - 17: "Home for the Holidays" @ Cobb Civic Center (Chamber Chorus performs, all others invited!!)
This week in vocal classes: 
VC1(In musicianship I'll be hearing your Gia il sole to see where you are. Be prepared - there might be a pop quiz over your song translation or IPA at any time!)
Monday: All State prep w/ Ms. Ginn
Tuesday: Groups!
Alpacas --> piano, then musicianship
Badgers --> theory, then piano
Caribou --> musicianship, then theory
Wednesday: Groups round 2!
Alpacas --> Theory, then piano
Badgers --> Musicianship, then theory
Caribous --> Piano, then musicianship
Thursday: All State Prep w/ Ms. White
Friday: Groups, …

Week of Oct 9

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Upcoming!! Mark your calendars!!
Nov 1 - 3: RCs & VC to perform your Italian Song in class. For a grade. Memorized.
Nov. 11: All State auditions in Cartersville
Nov. 17: Madrigal Dinner in the Betty Gray atrium (Chamber Chorus is performing - all others invited!!)
Dec. 8: "Sounds of the Seasons" - our Holiday concert!!

This week in vocal classes: 

VC1 (In musicianship groups this week we'll be reviewing IPA & working song translations. Be prepared - there might be a pop quiz over your song translation or IPA at any time!)
Monday: Groups!
Alpacas --> piano, then musicianship
Badgers --> theory, then piano
Caribou --> musicianship, then theory
Tuesday: Groups round 2!
Alpacas --> Theory, then piano
Badgers --> Musicianship, then theory
Caribous --> Piano, then musicianship
Wednesday: No class due to testing
Thursday (shortened day!! 11:36 release!!): Groups round 3!
Alpacas --> Musicianship, then theory
Badgers --> Piano, then musicianship
Caribou --&…

Week of Oct. 2

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Welcome back!!! I hope you had a wonderful and restful break!!

Now we press onward...

to All State!!!
Your audition is on November 11. You'll get a specific time approximately 2 weeks before. Until you get your time, block out the whole day (8am - 4pm). You won't need that whole time but you might be scheduled anywhere in there. Don't forget that you need to work on getting your own transportation up to Cartersville!! Start planning and talking to your parents NOW to make sure they can take you or buddy up with someone to carpool. 
Your All State audition consists of 3 parts: Scales (6 points)Solo (30 points)Sightreading (30 points)  We've already started tackling the scales and sight-reading. Solos begin in RC & VC this week!!!
To get a head start on your solo (or if you've lost the music we gave you in class), go to the All State page on this blog (if you're on a mobile device, it's a scroll-down menu. If you're on a computer, there's a menu to …