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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 …

All State Registrations

**Please double-check your All State registration!!**

Make sure that you are signed up for the correct grade and correct voice part.

Email DW with requests for changes ASAP. Absolute and final deadline to request changes is Friday afternoon before break. This list will be submitted Saturday morning. Once submitted, students may not request change of voice part or name spelling.

Take me to the All State registration to proofread



Week of Sept. 18

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This week in vocal
**Don't forget that concert music MUST come in after the concert**  You will have a zero for the concert until your music comes in!! If you're absent Monday, you may bring it Tuesday for full credit.  If you're present on Monday but forget your music, you will lose 5 points of your concert grade each day until your music is turned in. If you lost your music, each copy is $2 (cash only please!)

Our sched this week (subject to change, particularly Monday & Tuesday while some seniors are taping their pre-screens!) 
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Monday: Music turn-in, concert wrap-up, time to practice scales individually Tuesday: SCALE CHECK OFF. FOR A GRADE. IN FRONT OF YOUR CLASSMATES.  Wednesday: Sight-reading practice Thursday: Groups! (Alpacas --> Piano & Musicianship; Badgers --> Theory & Piano; Caribou --> Musicianship & Theory) Friday: Groups! (Alpacas --> Theory; Badgers --> Musicianship; Caribou --> Piano)

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Monday: Monday: Music turn-in, concert…

Week of Sept. 11

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Flag challenge for the week:
I had many correct answers for this week's flag challenge but the first to get to me were Pods 10, 18, 5 (in that order)!



**Update**
School will be closed for all students and faculty Monday and Tuesday. We are still planning our concert for Friday, as scheduled. Stay tuned for updated repertoire adjustments and rehearsal schedule. 
And, in the meantime, make sure you have yourself together for Friday's concert:  Standard Concert Attire: Women: black top that covers (at least) your upper arms (it may be long-sleeved or 3/4), black pants, black flat shoes. Men: black dress shirt with a collar, black slacks, black socks, black dress shoes.
And speaking of attire... To illustrate our theme for this concert, we would like to open up the attire requirement a little bit. We know that many of you (or your parents) might have some traditional attire from another country that you might be interested in wearing on this concert. If so, please check with your p…

Week of Sept. 5

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Name the flag!!
First 3 pods to have members who email me, 5 pod points!!


This week in vocal!
Hey! We have a concert next week!! Friday September 15! Do you have your concert attire yet?

Women: black flat shoes, black dress pants, a black top that covers your shoulders and upper arms.
Men: Black shoes, black socks, black dress pants, black shirt with a collar. Black tie optional.

Note: we will not wear robes for this concert but this is what we'll wear under robes when we have them for later concerts (concert black).


On  Monday - Happy Labor Day - enjoy your day and hope you're able to get some rest and catch up on some work (in that order)!

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Tuesday:
Alpacas: Piano Badgers: Theory Caribou: Musicianship ________________ Alpacas: Musicianship Badgers: Piano Caribou: Theory Wednesday:

Rehearsal Thursday:

Alpacas: Theory
Badgers: Musicianship Caribou: Piano _____________ Alpacas: Piano Badgers: Theory Caribou: Musicianship Friday:
Alpacas: Musicianship Badgers: Piano Caribou: Theory ____________ Alp…