- Wear your full uniform to school.
- Students in both Band and Chorus may wear either uniform. (Choir uniforms will be needed for the evening concert)
- about 1pm: perform shortened concert for the school, with the West Band.
- Students must arrive IN UNIFORM at Wayne County Community College Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center by 5:15pm. 21000 Northline Rd. Taylor, MI 48180
- Drop students off at the loading dock doors. Staff members will greet and sign in students.
- Parents drive around to the auditorium parking lot to park your vehicle.
- Students will remain back stage until brought out to the audience. Once the show starts, students are NOT to get up for any reason other than to perform, but remain seated for the entire show. Appropriate audience behavior, politeness, and kindness is expected from all students.
- The concert begins promptly at 6pm and is free for all. A 50/50 drawing will be held.
- The concert will end at about 7:15pm. A DVD will be available for $10, as usual.
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:
Have you got more good photos? Email them to Mr Martin and I'll post them here.
8th graders performing the Star Spangled Banner at the Mudhens Game should meet at West at 11am Sunday to take the bus to Toledo. Anyone driving separately needs to be at the First Base gate at 12:15 to get our tickets. If you are late, I.may not be able to get your tickets to you. We perform just before the 1pm game. Here are the singers and how many tickets they've paid for.
Anyone can still purchase tickets at the door, but you may not receive our $13 ticket price, and you may be seated in a different section of the park.
Directions to Henville, Mudhens Studio in Toledo
Alexander, Cameron 2
Bergley, Madison 1
Campbell, Blake 1
Cronk, Uriah 1
Dulz, Preston 1
Hamilton, Owen 1
Jackson, Christopher 1
Johnson, Devon 1
Lorenz, Gabriel 3
Siegel, Joseph 3
Carroll, Khloe 1
Feala, Iyanna 1
Garcia, Elizabeth 1
Goins, Alexis 1
Hansen, Erin 3
Holden, Jayla 1
Horton, Sereniti 1
Huynh, Jessica 2
Jones, Emma 1
Kisielewski, Megan 5
Liller, Jasmine 1
Locklear, Aubrey 2
Mells-Williams, Jakiera 1
Onopa, Kayla 2
Ruel, Kailyn 4
Serrata, Katrina 1
Sims, Olivia 2
Strange, Lorraina 1
Taylor, Jada 1
Underhill, Kaylee 1
Washington-Johnson, Janiah 1
Mr. Martin 2
Yesterday, the Cadet Choir, Men in Black, and Cardinal Singers all got a chance to be counted among the best choirs in the state of Michigan at State Choir Festival in Holt. For middle school, State Choral Festival is a "comments only" showcase (High School is rated). The judges included vocal music instructors from EMU and the U of M, among others. Judges were both complimentary of our hard work, and encouraging for our future growth.
After our performances, the groups went to the campus of Michigan State University for dinner at a college cafeteria, and It's safe to say nobody went home hungry! Congratulations, singers!
Men in Black
This is info for all Cadet Choir, Men in Black, and Cardinal Singers members and families.
Students must arrive to school in COMPLETE UNIFORM. This is STATE FESTIVAL, and the uniform must be on point. All BLACK shoes, BLACK slacks/school uniform pants, BLACK socks. This is the big leagues, and we need to look our best. See the UNIFORM page if you have questions.
IF you haven't turned in your permission forms (SHAME!) and $10.50 for dinner yet, Mr. Martin needs them BEFORE SCHOOL. No permission, no State.
If you are driving separately, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance times below. The warm up time is 15 minutes before the performance time. If you are coming separately, you only have to be there for your own group, and aren't required to stay for dinner, of course.
There is LIMITED bus space - 129 kids, 2 busses, plus Mr. Martin and a few chaperones. We really can't accommodate more, but consider carpooling with other parents to Holt. The event is free and open to the public.
On the bus, students can bring a small bag (please, no backpacks - it will be crowded!) and phones and jackets are allowed. However, students must leave their phones on the bus at Holt HS. They will be there when we are done singing, and students can have them during dinner.
Thursday, May 2 State Festival Schedule & Map
10:45a - Singers eat lunch early @ West
11:45 - Depart West
1:45 - Arrive at Holt High School (south of Lansing)
2:15 - Men in Black perform
3:30 - Cardinal Singers perform
4:45 - Cadet Choir performs
5:30 - Depart Holt HS for MSU
6:00 - Dinner at Brody Square MSU Campus dining hall ($10.50/person)
7:00 - Depart MSU
9:00p - Arrive at West, parent pick up.
MUDHENS INFO For Sunday, May 5
Cardinals and Men going to the Mudhens game must get any final ticket sales to Mr. Martin before school Thursday. I have to order the tickets via credit card ahead of the game. DO NOT order tickets on your own - get them through me! We need a block of at least 75 seats, and the cost is only $13, a better price than you can get anywhere else.
We leave for the game Sunday at 11am, return at about 5, depending when the game ends. Game starts at 1pm, and we will sing just before it. Students wear uniforms to the game (they can change after singing if they like). Bring money to purchase lunch after we sing, during the game, a variety of food is offered at pretty reasonable prices.
CONTACT Mr. Martin if you can't find the answer to your question here.
On Sunday, May 5, the Cardinal Singers and 8th grade Men in Black will sing the Star Spangled Banner at the Toledo Mudhens game. The game is at 1pm, and we will stay to watch the game after. Parents and families are invited, and while we only have 1 bus, there will be limited space to bring non-singers along. Families and groups are encouraged to come and see the game at a really great price - only $13 per ticket. Please let Mr. Martin know how many tickets you need no later than MONDAY, APRIL 22. If you need a few days longer to get your ticket money in, that's ok - but please send it by FRIDAY, APRIL 26. We need a large group of at least 75 to go, so please plan on a fun family outing! At the park, of course, concessions will be served, and hopefully we will see some great baseball! Questions? Email or Remind message Mr. Martin.