Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Chorus
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Choruses meet as a
scheduled class during the day. These choirs will not rehearse before or
after school. This class is normally scheduled class that lasts 50 minutes.
Students enrolled will take chorus as their first connections class every
day for three years. There is no homework assigned (i.e., practice logs,
Boys Choir, Girls Choir, Chamber Chorus
The Boys Choir, Girls Choir, and Chamber Chorus are
ensembles that students can join if they want more opporunities to sing.
Participation in these ensembles is not necessary to be in Chorus. These
ensembles meet at 8 a.m.
These ensembles are set up to allow sixth,
seventh, and eighth graders to sing together, become friends, and mentor
each other. One of the great challenges of the scheduling at our school is
that students from different grade levels can’t sing in choirs together
during the day. These ensembles provide that otherwise elusive opportunity.
This allows a great opportunity for mentorship. Younger singers learn from
older ones and the torch is passed along.
In addition to being mixed grade-level ensembles, these ensembles provide
the opportunity to sing in an environment of only boys or only girls. Girls
have the opportunity to learn from a female director. This provides a unique
musical opportunity, but also a great social one. Our members become great
friends and these friendships last into high school. The repertoire of these
ensembles tends to be diverse and exploratory. In most cases, students have
suggested or chosen our selections. This adds an element of ownership.
Any student at LMMS whether or not they are currently in Band, Chorus
or Orchestra may participate in Boys and Girls Choirs and we encourage it!
Our Chamber Choir is our only
auditioned singing group.
In order to participate in Chamber Choir this
year, each student must commit to also participate in either Boys or Girls
Chamber Chorus is comprised of experienced choral singers. In most cases,
only seventh and eighth graders are in Chamber Chorus. Students must have a
strong voice, a good ear, and the ability to read music well at this level
and learn music quickly. This choir will prepare in 7 to 8 rehearsals what
our grade level choirs will prepare in several weeks. Commitments to
this ensemble are firm. Students should not audition unless they are
prepared to commit themselves for the entire year.
We have already calendared several events for these
groups that will allow us to enjoy and participate in choral events in our
community in a big way this year!
We are also allowing these students to “piggy
back” on our large group events (except for the Disney trip).
Thursday, September 26th – National Anthem at Braves Game (with 8th
grade) ***If 6th or 7th graders sing at this
event, they are asked to make a commitment to sing ALL THREE concerts
Wednesday, Dec 5th – Performance at the Georgia Aquarium –
During the School Day * must sing Fall
and Winter concert with us.
Weekend Evening in January or February –National Anthem at Atlanta
Hawk’s game ** must sing Fall or Winter concert
Spring Game – National Anthem at the Minor League Braves game
May 10 – 7th Grade Lock-In ***You must sing ALL THREE
concerts with Boys or Girls Choir
– Two “Dinner and a Concert” evenings (at no charge to you.) * Must sing
Fall or Winter for first trip and Spring concert for the second trip.
Other trips will most likely be added to grade level choirs.
As you can see this is going to be an awesome year
for these well deserving students.
We know that being in these groups at 8:00am
takes a bit more effort because it is early and coordinating a ride can
sometimes become a hassle.
We want you to know that we will do all we can
to get you networked with other families to make the transportation part of
the equation manageable.
We know that being in these groups at 8:00am
takes a bit more effort by coordinating rides and realizing that getting up
earlier is not all that bad!
ABSENCE POLICY: With us offering these kinds of
opportunities for your student, we are in turn asking for a commitment from
you the student and from you as the parent!
requirement for active participation in Boys and Girls Choir will allow 2
excused absences per month. Chamber Chorus members will be allowed one
absence per month from Chamber Chorus rehearsals. Note: If a student is
absent from school and the absence is excused by the school, the absence in
Boys/Girls/Chamber will not count towards their allowed number.
DEPARTMENT BEFORE SCHOOL SCHEDULE – 8:00am-9:00am
OUR CHORUS CALENDAR ONLINE FOR SECTIONAL REHEARSALS!
Monday – Boys
Choir SECTIONAL Rehearsal
Boys Choir FULL Rehearsal /Girls Choir FULL Rehearsal
Girls Choir SECTIONAL Rehearsal
Chamber Choir FULL Rehearsal
Please check our Chorus Calendar for a detailed
Download a copy of our Boys/Girls/Chamber Choir Commitment Form here.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. at Burnt Hickory Baptist
students must report to the performance area and be in their assigned place in
their choir no later than 6 p.m. Students are expected to stay for the
entire concert. If a student needs to show up late or leave early, this must
be approved by Mr. Champion with advance notice from the parent.
Parents are responsible for all transportation and
making sure their child is picked up within 30 minutes after the end of
Parent volunteers will take attendance. They will
also monitor student behavior from 6 p.m. until the end of the concert.
All students will be seated in the theater to
watch the other ensembles perform. Students must be silent during
performances and pay full attention to the ensembles on stage. Students
are also asked to keep their feet off the back of the chair in front of
We are guests at Burnt Hickory, and we must not wear
out our welcome. Students and families are asked to not place their feet
on the backs of chairs in front of them, and not touch the pens and
paper products in the pockets on the seats.
Students must be dressed in their chorus uniform
for all concerts. Students not wearing the proper attire described in the
Chorus Handbook will not be allowed to participate in the concert. Uniform
inspections are required before the fall concert; after that, inspections
are only necessary if a student is changing part of their uniform.
Parent volunteers are needed to supervise
students after school, operate recording and sound equipment, and tear down
and reset equipment and furniture. Please see the Chorus Handbook for
details about jobs for parent volunteers.