The complete lesson plan for all classes is in this post. Guest teacher(s) - thank you, and please start by playing this for students:
Men in Black - follow these recordings and sing along, using your music. PLEASE perform your best, and use good posture, good technique, and all the things we need to show in our performance next week. Go in the order of the tracks. If you need to do something again, DO IT AGAIN!
8th graders only:
Once you've completed all the songs, go to the bottom of this blog post for instructions.
Cadet Choir - Use these recordings to warm up and rehearse, and do them in this order. Sing with great posture and tone, don't hold back - our concert is in a week!
Now, watch this performance of "The Gift of Love," from a concert by the Michigan Opera Theater Children's Chorus, with 8th grader Elizabeth Garcia and my daughter, Mia. I recorded it last night. It's a little faster than we are taking it, and they added a little to the end. It's really beautiful. We can sing it this well too!!!
6th Graders - Follow the tracks below in order and sing along with energy and tall space. Show your guest teacher what you'll be doing in just one week.
Once you're done, go to the video at the bottom of this message and follow the instructions there.
Cardinals, Do your best to fill in the gaps of knowledge on the songs we are preparing for the concert, especially Riu Riu Chiu, Bleak Midwinter, and Carol of the Bells. USE YOUR MUSIC. Be a Level II sight reader, and help the people in your part be successful without arguing! Do good work.
Bleak Midwinter: Mezzos practice alone first, then everyone.
For Carol of the Bells - Megan - play Bb on the piano. Sopranos start with "one ready go" on pitch, just like sight reading. Be STRONG, start over if you need to, and Cooperate! For today, section leaders are Soprano: Khloe, Mezzo: Elizabeth, Alto: Jada. Break into sections (without leaving the room) if you need to.
If there's not enough time, watch this amazing performance of the Hallelujah Chorus!
West Middle School Chorus
The official page for members of the West Middle School Chorus in Taylor, MI.
Robert J. West Middle School Chorus