Today we kicked off our annual music fundraiser in each chorus class. Every year, our chorus students raise thousands of dollars that go directly back to providing them the best musical instruction and opportunities possible.
This first selling weekend is HUGE — sell to neighbors, grandparents, coaches, scout leaders, family friends, your parent’s co-workers, and more! I’ll do our first numbers check on Monday–which class will sell the most items?!
DONATIONS!!! When making your “sales pitch,” don’t forget to talk about donations. With donations, 100% goes to the chorus program.
Don’t forget to collect money from people as you sell! Money goes to your PARENTS, who will write ONE BIG CHECK to Dickerson Middle School on the turn-in day.
CHORUS TURN-IN DATES: SEPTEMBER 12-13
Today in class students received information about a couple awesome events coming up. Please see below for details so permission slips and money are turned in on time!
2019 Music Fundraiser Kick-Off: Friday, August 23
Parents, please click here to help.
GUYS DAY 2019: August 27
Click here for the permission slip. FREE food and FUN times! Permission slip due AUGUST 23.
Click here for Guys Day Parent Volunteer Sign-Up.
GIRLS DAY 2019: August 29
Click here for the permission slip. FREE food and FUN times! Permission slip due August 23.
Click here for Girls Day Parent Volunteer Sign-Up.
BELLA VOCE 2019: September 7
This event is for all female choristers 6th-8th grade. Permission slips went home today. Slips and money are due AUGUST 23. Hover over the EVENTS tab above and click Bella Voce for details.
REAL MEN SING 2019: September 14
This event is for all male choristers 6th-8th grade. Permission slips went home today. Slips and money are due AUGUST 23. Hover over the EVENTS tab above and click Real Men Sing for details.
Have you looked over this year’s chorus handbook? The handbook contains the calendar, grading breakdown, required materials and information on uniforms.
Have you completed the ONLINE handbook contract agreement? This is replacing the paper handbook contract handed out in previous years.
Click the handbook tab above to view the handbook AND to fill out the online form. THEN, don’t forget to have a parent sign your agenda as confirmation that they saw and completed the form. Example: Chorus Handbook Form Filled Out: __________________________
Good evening! I hope everyone is as excited as I am about tomorrow’s performance. In case you aren’t already aware, with the weather forecast for the Eighth Grade Field Day on Friday, it has been rescheduled to tomorrow. This means I will not see any classes until calltime tomorrow evening, so a few final reminders…
- Calltime means be there FIVE MINUTES EARLY! We need every minute!
- Be dressed in your concert attire when you arrive. Make sure you’ve eaten prior.
- PLEASE be respectful of the facilities–pick up after yourselves, help your classmates do the same.
- Each ensemble has 2-4 parents overseeing starting when you leave your stage calltime with me and through to the end of the concert. They will take you to the Choir Rehearsal room to drop off your things and ALL PHONES, then back up to the sanctuary to sit in your spots until concert time. Listen to the adults and show them the utmost respect.
- Always display excellent stage, audience, and transition etiquette. Let your demeanor be as fantastic as how you all sound.
- Have fun!!!!!!
We are exactly ONE week away from our annual choral department spring concert! Below you will find all pertaining details.
When: MAY 2 AT 7PM
Where: MT. BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (4385 Lower Roswell Rd)
Calltime (meaning you arrive 5 minutes prior to BE at your spot at the given time):
4:45-5:45PM – Show Choir on stage/tech run (see Show Choir page for additional details)
5:45PM– Eighth Grade on stage
6:05PM – Seventh Grade on stage
6:20PM – Sixth Grade on stage
6:40PM – All students in seats; Doors open to public
7PM – SHOWTIME
6TH GRADE: “Lion King” style (animal print, earthy colors-brown, tan, black)
7TH GRADE: 50’s style (black leather, all black, black and pink, poodle skirts, cuffed black or white t-shirts and cuffed jeans, Converse shoes…)
8TH GRADE: GREEN! Green and pink, just pink, just green…
SHOW CHOIR: Show Choir shirt, black full-length pants (not jeans), black shoes
Especially given that we are in a new venue, we need help from approximately two parents per grade to be with their child’s grade/ensemble starting at their calltime and to sit with them during the concert. Please email Ms. Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers can reserve seats for the rest of their family/friends, chosen at arrival.
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.