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Checking in…

We have definitely kicked into high gear for this school year! Please look over the following important reminders, mentioned in order of when they occur…

REAL MEN SING is tomorrow at Marietta High School. Please be there by 12:45. Concert is at 7PM–FREE and open to the public! Visit the tab under Events for more info.
It is the LAST WEEKEND for our chorus fundraiser. This is the ONLY fundraiser we do all year and the success each year is what affords us the ability to participate in so many great events, bring guests in, and continue to make our program exceptional. Even if you are not participating in the fundraiser, please consider asking for/making a donation, because the chorus program receives 100% proceeds from donations.  Visit the tab under Events for more info.
Parents, we need lots of help during fundraiser turn-in days, which are this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12. Click here to sign up!
Information went home today to District Honor Chorus participants, Sixth Grade Statewide participants, and students interested in auditioning for All-State Chorus (7th and 8th grade only). Visit the tabs for each of those events for more details and the information papers. ONE IMPORTANT TYPO/CHANGE: ALL-STATE CHORUS REGISTRATION IS $25 NOT $35.


Chorus Apparel

More details AND electronic copies of each form  discussed below are under the Uniforms tab.

Formal uniform papers went home today in 7th and 8th grade classes. All 7th and 8th grade chorus students must have a formal uniform. Garment bags are an optional addition for just $5 more.

ALL classes received Shirt/Hoodie forms. All 6th grade chorus students must have a Dickerson Chorus t-shirt to wear as their uniform this year. Everything else is optional. There are multiple color options for hoodies this year–check it out!

Payments for clothing can be made with a credit card this year. Directions are on the Uniforms page.




In each class information was given out for the upcoming  GUYS WEEK (August 21-23) and GIRLS WEEK (August 27-28). We are very excited about these new events and many guests will be present throughout both events to lead some of the rotations.

GUYS WEEK guests include Walton Chorus men, a percussionist, and a gym trainer. GIRLS WEEK guests include Walton Chorus ladies, a percussionist, and a guest choral director from another school. Formal uniform fittings for 7th graders and 8th grade new students will also occur-don’t miss it!

Permission slips and links for parent volunteers can be found below.

Click here to view/download the Guys Week permission slip.

Click the following link to sign up to help during Guys Week:


Click here to view/download the Girls Week permission slip.

Click the following link to sign up to help during Girls Week:


ALSO given out were forms for this year’s REAL MEN SING and BELLA VOCE workshops.

REAL MEN SING is for all Dickerson Chorus guys on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. Go to the above “EVENTS” tab and click “REAL MEN SING” for details and the information paper handed out in class. *There was a typo on the permission slip/info paper handed out–it is Saturday the 8th, NOT Sunday the 9th! Apologies for any confusion*

BELLA VOCE is for all Dickerson Chorus ladies on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. Go to the above “EVENTS” tab and click “BELLA VOCE” for details and the information paper handed out in class.

Welcome Back!

This is going to be a fantastic year of music-making! A few important things…

  1. The 2018-2019 Choral Handbook is available under Documents –> Handbook. We went over it in class today; please let me know if you would like a hard copy.
  2. The Handbook Contract is due Friday, 8/3 for 7th and 8th grade.
  3. A calendar overview went home on blue paper today–please make note of the winter concert, LGPE, and spring concert dates–those are graded performances!
  4. Two NEW BIG events were left off the calendar: “Guy’s Week” August 21-23 at DMS 4:30-5:30, and “Girl’s Week” August 27-28 at DMS 4:30-6. More information is forthcoming.
  5. Sign up for Remind texts for your grade ensemble by going to Documents –> Remind 101.  You do not need to re-sign if you signed up last year.
  6. Sign up for Volunteering Remind texts by going to Documents –> Remind 101. You DO need to sign up again even if you signed up last year.
  7. Students are expected to have theory books, pencil, and notebook or loose-leaf paper. Theory books will be checked for a grade on Monday, August 13 for all grades.

Eighth Grade Chorus Trip Next Week!

A few final reminders:

  • bring a case of water
  • luggage drop off is in the theatre Thursday morning 8-9AM
  • students come to chorus room at 11AM with backpacks
  • students will eat lunch–bag lunch or school lunch–in the chorus room
  • dinner Thursday and lunch Sunday are NOW PROVIDED. So, a student could hypothetically bring $0 on the trip and be completely good to go. FYI.
  • get excited!!!!

Here is the packing list once again:

  • ONE labeled luggage that can fit under bus or in top compartment
  • MUST bring concert attire (dress/shirt/pants/cummerbund/bowtie, black dress shoes)–in a labeled bag/garment bag
  • MUST bring 2 DMS Chorus Trip shirts (will receive in class next week)
  • MUST bring a case of water, to be stored under the bus
  • Shirts for the non-chorus-shirt days
  • Comfortable pants (would bring 1 pair of shorts/capris and 1 pair of long pants)
  • Jacket or hoodie for bus/hotel/colder weather
  • Good walking shoes
  • Socks (hotels can be cold!)
  • PJs
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Small bag or badge-holder for bus and/or to carry around park (waterproof is preferable)
  • Spending money for souvenirs
  • Any school make-up work you want to complete on the bus
  • G or PG movies to watch on the bus
  • If you plan on bringing a selfie stick…be aware those are strictly prohibited on rides at Busch Gardens

Remember that on all school-related trips you must follow dress code!