Parts Checks Friday AND Rap Lyrics

Parts Checks in every class on Friday! Remember, this is not a memorization check, this is pitches, rhythms, phrasing (where to breath/not breath), and any expressive/stylistic markings we’ve rehearsed in class.
  • Lion Sleeps: pg 1-5
  • Just Can’t Wait: pg 1-6
  • Summer Nights ALL
  • For Good first refrain only–mm18-28


Interested in auditioning for one of the Empire State of Mind rap sections? Click here for the lyrics so you can practice and memorize on your own. Auditions must be memorized!


Dickerson Chorus Takes on NYC!

DMS Chorus Eighth Graders: the time has come! New York is in just a few days. Below please find a few reminders to help in your final stages of packing.

  • Eat dinner before you arrive to DMS Wednesday evening, and come in comfy appropriate clothes for the evening drive
  • Plan to keep what you need for Thursday morning to “freshen up” (toiletries, your RED shirt, pants, good warm shoes) with you in the TOP portion of the bus. You will not be able to get to your main luggage under the bus Thursday morning.
  • Look at the forecast and the packing list and plan accordingly! Springtime up north is chilly!!!
  • Get excited! 🙂

Let me know if you have any questions. The final trip packet sent home a few weeks ago has the information you need in much more detail.


ALL 7th and 8th Grade: LGPE

Information and permission slips for Large Group Performance Evaluation went out in all 7th and 8th grade chorus classes yesterday. This is a big performance that all Cobb music ensembles participate in every year. It’s a great opportunity for students to not only be assessed on their musical development and given feedback from experienced professionals, but to watch and hear similarly leveled ensembles from other schools. This is a big performance grade for the spring semester.

Additionally, the Seventh Grade Chorus has been invited to perform with a high school chorus traveling to Atlanta from Virginia next month. This collaborative concert will be at Marietta United Methodist Church in Marietta Square on March 1 at 7PM and is open to the public. This performance will serve as a pre-LPGE concert for the Seventh Grade Chorus; the pieces they sing will not re-appear at the spring concert, so this will be your only opportunity to hear them! A flyer and more details are to follow!


LGPE packets and permission slips for 7th and 8th grade are available in the chorus room. Permission slips are due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15.