Practice helps you feel more comfortable and confident, which is always good! It's on the "Students" tab or click HERE. Happy practicing, and let me know if there are any questions!
It's almost here! Here's everything you need to know. Feel free to e-mail me with questions!
Students have been working on Solo and Small Group performances that they'll be doing in class next week. They've chosen songs and have been preparing them for the last month. For those students interested, they may attend the festival Sunset hosts on Saturday, February 25th and sing for judges (parents and friends can watch, too!) and then get good feedback and get some time to work with the judge on techniques to improve. Please encourage your students to try, as it's a incredibly valuable and rewarding experience. Plus, I give extra credit!
For more information check out this permission form:
Permission forms and $$$ due no later than the 16th of December (before break).
Concert Choir has been invited to join the orchestra students on a field trip to watch the Colorado Symphony perform at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. We'll be gone all day, and students will have the opportunity to see a professional ensemble perform; the program is centered around engaging students and educating them about orchestras and classical music. Afterwards, we'll get to go to the mall for lunch before heading back to Sunset. The cost is $15 per student, and covers the ticket and bus ride. This is an optional field trip, but we hope everyone will be able to come!
Permission form and more information is here:
There will be a short parent meeting and group performance at the end of the audition practice on Monday, December 12th. This practice time will help students prepare their audition pieces with help from Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Wubbena so they can have the best chance of success! The parent meeting at the end will inform parents of the expectations for our musical and give them a chance to ask any questions....plus, they'll get to see what our students learned in one afternoon!
Monday, December 12th
Please contact Mr. Wubbena with any questions: email@example.com
Auditions are this week! They are Friday after school, and begin at 3:45pm. The sign-up sheet is posted outside the choir room door. There will be a cram session and snacks after school on Friday before the audition begins for any interested students. It is not required; students may leave after school as normal and come in through the back doors for their audition time. Please be there at least 10 minutes early to fill out the form and prepare.
1. Major Scale (a cappella)
2. Happy Birthday (a cappella)
3. My Country 'Tis of Thee (with accompaniment)
Website with information and practice files:
This year the Men’s Choir has a NEW opportunity to travel to Skyline High School on Monday, November 14th and sing with other men from middle and high schools in the district. It’s going to be an incredible experience for them, and I know they’re going to come back pumped up from the day of singing with some great male singers and learning from an accomplished choral director.
See below for the letter with details, as well as the permission form to be singed at the bottom. Students have been given this to bring back no later than THIS Friday, the 4th of November.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LETTER AND PERMISSION FORM
How to Maintain Vocal Health
I was talking to a student about how to help alleviate and prevent sickness yesterday. Staying healthy is important for everything we do, but especially for choir! So I wanted to share a drink that works wonders for me (and is tasty as well), as well as a few tips for keeping your voice in good shape so everyone can set themselves up for success. My Cold Killer Cocktail recipe is at the bottom!
Mr. Wubbena's Cold Killer Cocktail Recipe
I love this stuff! I always feel better after drinking it. It's packed with vitamins for your body to use to fight your sickness, as well as natural products that soothe symptoms and aid your body in healing itself. The lemon (especially the juice) helps reduce phlegm and shorten the cold's lifetime. The honey helps soothe a sore throat, and the Emergen-C is just packed with lots of good vitamins. Drink one of these each day, and you'll kick the sick out of your body in no time!
(Pro Tip: Supplement this with Zinc tablets or spray, following the directions on the packaging. Zinc helps shorten colds and make symptoms more mild. Buy the generic brand at King Soopers for the best price!)
1 Herbal Lemon Tea Bag
1 Raspberry Emergen-C Packet
1-2 spoonfuls of honey
1-2 squirts of lemon juice
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