Hi all, we have field trips coming up for all of our 7th and 8th grade choirs - Women's Choir, Concert Choir, and Men's Choir. Go to the PDF below for all the details (this is also the permission form that needs to be signed - DUE NOVEMBER 3RD)
For those of you interested in musicals, this will start up shortly after Elf is finished. Ted Reedy Studio is not affiliated with Sunset, I'm just passing it along for anyone interested.
MARCH 15, 16, 17, 2018 AT THE CARSEN THEATER
DAIRY ARTS CENTER, BOULDER, CO
Reedy Studio is holding auditions for Footloose the musical on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Reedy home. This production will be Directed by Ted Reedy with Megyn Reedy as Assistant Director/Producer/Costumer.
Auditions are by appointment and can be made by calling or texting Megyn Reedy at 970-397-9187.
(See details in the attached Audition Info PDF)
At A Glance
Below is a letter I received from the Longmont Chorale. This is a great opportunity to win some good money for performing! I'll be happy to give extra credit to students that participate in this event, regardless of how they place. When they talk about an art song, you may also use a folk song, like the songs we do for our Solo & Ensemble project. If a student is interested and would like help choosing a song, I can definitely help with that. If you take voice lessons, I'm sure that your teacher can help you prepare an appropriate piece. I hope you take advantage of this awesome opportunity! As always, let me know if I can help in any way.
The Longmont Chorale is pleased to once again host a Youth Vocal Competition on October 21, 2017, the weekend before All State auditions. We are encouraging all middle and high school vocalists to consider competing.
This is an adjudicated and critiqued event. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to share their love of music, hone their competition skills, and receive constructive feedback from highly skilled judges.
The application deadline is Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
The number of slots is limited, so please have students apply as early as possible.
You can download a copy of the announcement poster by clicking here. You'll find an application form by clicking here. More information is available on the Longmont Chorale website at www.longmontchorale.org.
We are asking that students select an art song, classical in nature, for the competition.
The first place winner in each category will receive a $250 cash prize and have the opportunity to perform a solo with the Longmont Chorale at our Holiday Concert on December 3, 2017. The winners may perform their art song or a holiday song during the concert. The second place winners will receive a $150 cash prize and the third place winners will receive a $75 cash prize. There is a $15 application fee.
This year we are offering a third category for changed male voices, if there are at least five applicants.
Consider passing this information on to any vocalists or other music instructors with students who might be interested in participating in this competition. Feel free to copy any of the materials as needed.
Please contact me at 720-340-4625 or at the email address below with any questions you or your students might have. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Board of Directors
Youth Vocal Competition Coordinator
Honor Choir auditions are coming up! There are two different choirs for which our 7th and 8th grade choir students can audition. I've got a special deal worked out with Concert Choir if all of the students audition; parents can talk to students more about it. Regardless of what choir you're in, definitely think about auditioning. Super fun time; ask any other student that's done it before!
Details below in the slide show, as well as under the "Students" item on the menu under "Audition Materials" (or use the buttons below). Contact me with any questions, and I'll be happy to help!
Class fees have been posted for all students at Sunset. This includes all applicable courses for any class your student is taking. Using RevTrak to pay your fees is STRONGLY encouraged. I'll also be doing a prize drawing for students who have turned in their choir fees sometime within the next month, so make sure your choir fee gets paid! The grand prize will be 2 Elitches tickets good through the end of this season.
For those that RevTrak isn't an option for their individual situation, students may bring their fee to me personally, preferably in cash. To see your individual fee, you may use RevTrak, or the student may check with me in class. Most are $20 (6th Grade fees are half as much because their course is only a semester long).
Here are some of the things that class fees go towards for your student:
Thank you for helping us create an engaging educational environment for all of our choir students!
I'm SUPER proud of all of you for putting yourselves out there! I heard a great set of auditions, and it was a hard decision. Auditions and interviews are HARD....don't ever stop taking shots for the things you want to be a part of, regardless of past outcomes! Come talk to me if you'd like some feedback about your audition.
Below is the list of students that will be members of the a cappella group this year, beginning with the first rehearsal on Monday after school.
Our a cappella group will be starting rehearsals on September 11th. Sign-ups for auditions have been posted outside the choir room door. Students will need to bring the form below (signed by themselves and their parents) to their audition. This form is available by sign-up sheet. The only other thing that students will need to prepare is a song of their choice that will be performed a cappella (likely only a short section: 30-60 seconds approximately). There are no genre requirements. Details about the group and the audition process are in the slideshow below. Please contact me with any questions...I look forward to hearing the auditions and songs you choose!
Hello to all the choir families!
I hope that you've had a great summer! Mine went by far too fast, and I wouldn't be surprised if you're thinking the same thing. But here we are, and I'm ready to get rolling. Welcome back to all returning choir members, and welcome to new choir members! I'm exited to have ALL of you in choir...our choir program grew from last year by at least 20 people, putting us OVER 200 PEOPLE that will be involved this year. Crazy!
If you have any questions about the schedule in choir this year (when a cappella auditions are, when our musical starts, when and where honor choir auditions are held, and most importantly....when the concerts are) you can find them on our Choir Calendar page. You can also find the choir concert dates on our Home Page.
Parents and students, please check out the Syllabus so you understand how you'll be graded this year. There will be some changes; mostly additions to help you become a well-rounded musician, which will enable you to perform in any aspect of your life as you go into the future. Expectations are high, but I have confidence you all have the capability to live up to them; it's up to you to put in the work. Nothing great happens without hard work and dedication, plus some mistakes along the way that you learn from.
Important note from the syllabus: All students must bring a 1" binder (preferably with pockets) or $2 to purchase a new one from Mr. Wubbena on Monday, August 20th.
Practice files, both sheet music and audio files can be found on the website for students to practice at home. Assignments may be posted on this website, but will more likely be accessed via Schoology, which we will be using more heavily this year.
Finally, keep an eye out for an e-mail about class fees. They won't have them loaded until schedule changes are done, probably somewhere at the beginning of March. I'll send out a notice when you can pay them. There is a link on the Home page or Syllabus that will take you to RevTrak to pay those. I'll send a reminder when I hear that they're all loaded and ready.
It's going to be a great year! Please do feel free to contact me with any questions, especially since I won't be able to make it to Back-to-School night because of a previous commitment. E-mail is probably the best way to get a hold of me, but I'm happy to give you a call if you'd rather talk.
P.S. Exciting news! (See below)
I was so impressed by the auditions you all had. Regardless of if you made it or not, feel free to talk to me next week if you'd like to see your scores, and see what you should focus on in choir next year. If you didn't make it this year and are a 6th grader, I'm confident you can make it next year if you put in some good work in those places. If you made it, now you're expected to continue to improve as a singer and as a choir member. Unfortunately, we had less space available than singers, so some awesome people didn't make it this year. BUT! I'm excited for awesome singers in all of our choirs next year...it's looking to be a great year!
Hello Choir Families!
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