Please contact Mr. Wubbena with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
7th and 8th grade students have two awesome opportunities to participate in Honor Choirs this year. As I told the students in class, I haven't met a single person who has walked away from those events saying anything but positive things. I've talked to adults in their 50's that still remember their All State experience...it's something you never forget because it's such an incredible mountaintop experience. Check out the slideshow below for details, and feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.
Because of sound limitations, I can unfortunately only choose a certain number of students for the group. Just like I said in class, I want students to make my job hard when they audition, and boy did it happen! I heard some great auditions, and I'm hoping some of the 7th graders that didn't make it in will audition next year when they're in 8th grade. Congratulations to everyone who auditioned, regardless of whether or not you made it in. Below is the list of students that will be part of our extra-curricular contemporary a cappella ensemble this year:
Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday this week! Sign-ups are posted in the choir room for interested students.
Form to bring with you:
Holy cow, am I excited for what's coming this year! We've got some awesome students in choir that sounded good on day 1. We had some fun singing, reviewing our basic good technique, and getting ourselves re-introduced to choir. Day 2 we worked on setting classroom expectations we can all agree to follow. Soon, we'll be handing our music and set the train in motion towards our first concert. I can't wait for you to see the awesome things your students will do!
Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the site, so that you know the resources available to you and your students. You can use the navigation tool, but here are some links to important places:
I hope I get a chance to meet you sometime, so please say hello at conferences or at the concert! Until then, have a great start to the school year!
If you/your student is interested in being a part of our a cappella group, these camps are great opportunities to get a head start and an edge on other students that will be auditioning! I've worked with both of the leaders of this camp personally, and have participated in Mouth Music with previous students. I can guarantee that both are well worth it, and students love it! Plus, Mouth Music is offering an exceptional discount and Vocality Singers offers scholarships, so please check them out before discounting the idea. Let me know if you have any questions!
Auditions for Sunset's a cappella group will be held at the end of August. Have a great summer!
Whole Body Singing presents Mouth Music
Vocality Singers A Cappella Summer Camp
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