I saw this today and wanted any of you who visited the website this summer to see this. It's the highest scoring Barbershop chorus performance in history, the now International Chorus Champions of Barbershop, The Westminster Chorus. Oh, and they're singing songs from The Greatest Showman. Enjoy.
UPDATE 6/12/19: Due to space constraints, parents will need to wait in their vehicles while the students perform. The will not be able to attend the performance. Sorry.
On June 13 at 6pm, a small group of members of the West Chorus has been invited to perform for the installation of Linda Newsome as president of the Taylor Rotary club. The Taylor Rotary has sponsored the Turn Off The Violence event the West Chorus has been a part of for over 20 years, as well as donated microphones, sound equipment, and scholarship money for choir students.
Cardinal Singers, 8th grade Men in Black, and selected soloists have been invited to perform. It is very important that we have every member who commits to performing at the gig. Please return this permission form as soon as possible.
DATE: Thursday, June 13
TIME: Arrive by 5:45pm, finished by 6:30.
PLACE: Lakes of Taylor Golf Course Clubhouse, 25505 Northline Rd, Taylor
SINGING: Les Miserables medley, Star Spangled Banner
WEAR: Chorus uniform
I am unsure if parents will be able to watch or not, as it is during the Rotary event. You may need to drop off and pick up your child. As always, watch WestChorus.com for updates and information.
The school year is winding down, but the West Chorus is rocking on! The students in each class took a 4-day intensive guitar training course using the Little Kids Rock method. Mr. Martin attended a training session in March, and was granted a classroom set of 15 acoustic guitars, picks, a tuner, and gig bags. The students learned 4 chords on guitar: G, C, E minor, and D, and can now play along with thousands of songs! The students can now also use the free resources at LittleKidsRock.org to continue their study of guitar, or learn bass, drums, keyboards, or ukulele at home.
If you're interested in purchasing a guitar like the ones we used in class, here is a link. For a better variety, I suggest going to a local retailer - Mike Carey Music in Wyandotte is my favorite!
The bus lists are for those going on the Chorus busses - most people who paid her will be on bus 1 or 2. If you see a mistake, contact Mr. Martin via Remind or email.
CEDAR POINT TRIP • 6.3.2019 • FINAL INFO
Be at the West Middle School Cafeteria at 7:45am. The busses will leave at 8:00am sharp. Students can ride the bus to school as usual. If possible, chaperones should be dropped off, so their car is not left at West – there is limited parking available. Chaperones check in at the office first.
We will arrive back at West Middle School at 10pm. Please arrange to be picked up at West. Students must ride the bus back from Cedar Point unless already prearranged in writing.
Money for lunch and dinner ($25 minimum), clothing appropriate for a school event and the weather. SUNBLOCK! Cell phones are okay to bring, as are iPods or portable game systems to be used with headphones only. You may bring snacks for the bus (re-sealable containers only), but the bus MUST be kept clean. Also, bring PG-13,PG or G rated movieson DVD. EVERYONE should have a watch or phone to keep on time!
** WEAR & RE-APPLY SUNSCREEN – EVEN OVERCAST DAYS CAN BURN**
Chaperones enter busses with their kids. Chaperones should sit throughout the bus to keep problems at a minimum. Pick one seat, and stay in that seat for the entire journey. We will know if you are back on the bus when we see your seat is occupied.
Do not exit the bus until Mr. Martin and Mrs. Farmer give permission. You will get your ticket as you exit the bus. When we enter the park, please notice where the midway splash pad is – you will meet there at 3pm.
At The Park:
7/8th: You must stay with at least one person from West. You are not to be alone at any time!
6th: You must remain with your chaperone and group. Groups can combine or be joined by 7th-8thgraders.
Each person will get a wristband for free fountain drinks. DRINK WATER!!!
At exactly3pm, we will meet at the midway splash pad. Find your chaperone and check in with them. We will take our group photo. If everyone is there, you will be free until our 7:30 departure.
For any emergencies, go to a first aid station, or ask ANY Cedar Point employee, and the first aid station will contact your teacher.
At 7:30 SHARP, everyone should BE ON THE BUSSES. Mr. Martin or Mrs. Farmer will be at the front of the park to direct you by 7pm. Students meet chaperones, and we will leave the park together.
At All Times:
Behave in a way that represents our school and your teachers well! Make good decisions, and be polite and nice. The trip is an opportunity to make friends – don’t ruin it by being unkind! Any behavior problems on the trip will be dealt with according to the Student Code of Conduct.
AS WE BOARD:
Meet the kids below your name on the opposite side of this sheet. If you miss them, find them on the bus.
ON THE BUS:
The busses will be very full, one person to a seat only. This is where you are needed to help kids make good decisions. If kids are rowdy, ask them to quiet or change their seats. Please only play G, PG, or PG-13rated movies, there will be a teacher in charge of the bus. If any one chaperone objects to a movie, please don’t show it.
Corral your assigned kids – stay with them to give them their tickets. Once you’ve entered the park, 7th/8thgraders are free to go off as they please, as long as no one is alone, but 6thgraders must remain with a chaperone and group at all times.
We will remain at the park UNLESS the park itself closes – which they rarely do. Seek shelter if the weather becomes too intense, and encourage kids to do the same.
Meet at the MIDWAY SPLASH PAD. Please be prompt and use your checklist to find your kids. Once you’ve seen them all, let Mr. Martin or Mrs. Farmer know. WE WILL TAKE A GROUP PHOTO, students and chaperones, at 3pm at the fountain. After our photo, you are free to go back into the park.
Make your way toward the bus in the parking lot. You do not need to wait for your group to arrive, all should just go to the bus. We will leave at 7:30.
Find shelter. With any luck, the rain will pass and we can resume our day without further interruption. If the rides remain closed for over an hour, meet up at the front of the park, near the locker area just to the side of the main entrance.
Stand and sing the concert for your guest teacher. Soloists, stand and sing your solos from your seat (no mics). Do a good job, impress your guest teacher! Tuesday is our concert during the day (1pm) and in the evening (6pm at Wayne County Community College Downriver)
1st Hour Men in Black
3rd and 6th Hour Cadet Choir
5th Hour Cardinal Singers
Hours 1, 3, 5, and 6
4th Hour 6th Grade Chorus
IF YOU WANT THE GOSPEL SOLO on "Bridge Over Troubled Water," PRACTICE this weekend and see Mr. Martin before school on Monday, ready to ROCK.
*Mr. Martin apologizes for any mis-spelling*
If you have a solo or backup - PRACTICE it this weekend.
THIS IS ME (TBA)
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
REMEMBER: there are MANY more solos for our 5/28 concert!
6th Grade: Imagine
Solo 1 "Imagine there's no heaven..." Kaitlyn Aguila - solo, Jordyn Montgomery, backup
Solo 2 "Imagine there's no countries..." Jeniyah Lundy - solo, Kayla Aguila, backup
7th-8th Grade: Les Mis
Boys: Do You Hear The People Sing?
Solo 1: "Do you hear..." Jessie Baker - solo, Nathan D., backup
Solo 2: "Will you join..." Blake Campbell - solo, Joe St. Charles, backup
Solo 3: "Then join in..." Preston Dulz - solo, Chris Jackson, backup
Girls: On My Own
Solo 1: "On My Own..."
Megan Kisielewski - solo, Aubrey Locklear - backup
3rd hour: Mia Sotelo - class solo, Autumn Little - class backup
5th hour: Megan Kisielewski - solo, Aubrey Locklear - backup
6th hour: Allie Pruitt - class solo, Vanessa McCully - class backup
Solo 2: "I love him..."
Brooke Boatman - solo, Khloe Carroll - backup
3rd hour: McKayla wieler - class solo, Cassandra Richardson - class backup
5th hour: Khloe Carroll - class solo, Alexis Goins - class backup
6th hour: Brooke Boatman - solo, Marie Orosco - class backup
Get your uniforms ready - every choir student needs to wear it to school on Wednesday, 5/15 to sing for the 5th graders who are touring West. 6th graders will sing Imagine, and 7th and 8th graders will perform selections from our Les Miserables medley.
The night before, invited 8th graders will perform The Star Spangled Banner and Until We Sing Again at the Honors Banquet. No uniforms are necessary, they'll be dressed up nicely already. Here's the list of singers I'm aware of:
Robert J. West Middle School Chorus