Fundraising Has Begun!

The chorus students, together with band and orchestra, are in full swing with our annual music fundraiser. No matter what grade you’re in, the money we raise is going to significantly impact each and every ensemble directly, as we look to make some exciting purchases and participate in some great events this year! Please go to the Fundraiser page to view the letter we sent home (along with fundraising packets). This is where future posts, regarding important dates, top selling winners, and other pertinent information will be made. Each student has a personal goal of a minimum of TEN items for us to meet our goals.

Our fundraiser turn-in date is SEPTEMBER 29 and 30! That gives you a good chunk of time to sell at your parent’s work, with family friends and neighbors, at your church or synagogue, on weekends, and over Fall Break!

If you choose not to participate, please consider making a donation straight to Dickerson Chorus instead. With donations, 100% goes straight to DMS Choirs.

Now pull out those salesman or saleswoman skills and sell away!

Advertisements

Congratulations! 2015-2016 District Honor Chorus Participants

After three full days of auditions, Ms. Jones and I were tasked with what ended up being an extremely difficult decision. There were so many excellent auditions and applications and candidates, and we wish everyone could go. That being said, we can only select nine students and two alternates. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 District Honor Chorus students! More details will be given to you soon regarding registration, dates, and music.

Soprano: Sabrina Arechaga, Sydney Barrett, Marion Flint

Alto: Kareena Bakshani, Gabrielle Bell, Kaitlyn Talsky

Baritone: David Harris, Jemiah Jamison, Thomas Sheldon

Alternates: Emma-Kate Elwart, Kaye Gresham

 

 

District Honor Chorus Auditions Next Week!

We are very excited to announce that the time for District Honor Chorus has arrived! It is an opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students of musical talent and great example in the choral classroom to represent Dickerson for the entire county. As such, it is a privilege to be selected. Students interested in participating must complete the application form (click DHC Application to download; hard copies also provided in class) AND sign up for an audition slot. Please bring the form to the audition.

Auditions will be next Monday-Wednesday (8/31-9/2) before school. Please be here ready to start by 8:10 AM.

Vocal Audition:

  • My Country Tis of Thee (will learn/review in class this week)
  • Three pitch recall examples (hear 3-4 notes on piano and sing them back on neutral syllable)

Review for Score Reading Quiz Tomorrow! (8th Grade only)

At the request of some 8th grade students, here is the score reading practice example we did in class on Wednesday. Remember that the format of the quiz tomorrow will be almost identical, so if you can identify each of the terms, symbols, and score parts on the song below, you will do great tomorrow!

If you click on either image, it should open up larger in another tab. You should also be able to download.

IMG_3976[2]IMG_3975[2]

Happy First Week!

We’re off to a great start this year, and I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Here are a few important reminders about upcoming due dates:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

  1. Blanket Permission Slip
  2. Handbook Contract
  3. Online Student Form (click here to fill out)

 

All 7th and 8th grade students need the following starting MONDAY, AUGUST 10:

  1. Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Book (7th Grade-Book 1; 8th Grade-Book 2)
  2. 10-15 sheets of lined paper

Both items will be kept in class and needed every day.

 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

-Ms. Guerra

 

Welcome to the new Dickerson Chorus site!

Here you will find all kinds of important and useful information for the 2015-2016 school year, including documents, photos and videos, trip information, and more!

PLEASE make sure you fill out the online Student Information sheet as soon as possible. Every student MUST complete this! Find the “Documents” tab above, the click “Student Form” to get there.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and beginning what I know is going to be an amazing year of singing and performing!

-Ms. Guerra

#dmssings