Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CV, Tuesday 11/21/17

Happy Tuesday :-)

MUSIC JOKE OF THE DAY: 

What do choirs use to pay for things?

Answer: Har-money

Announcements:
-Our dress rehearsal is on November 30, and the concert is December 1st. Both are required!!
-We are performing the national anthem at the basketball game on December 2nd. Meet in the chorus room that day at 1:30 to warm up.
-There is a Caroling opportunity on December 16th! Come out to the Snuggly Sweater 5k at Bass Lake. Let Mrs. Patchett know if you are interested in singing or leading! You can get Tri M hours for this.
-Composite pictures will be December 12 so bring your concert attire.


Rehearsal Notes:
-Today we worked on the following songs:
Carol of the Bells- we sang the whole song and stopped on specific parts checking notes. If you have a "ding or dong" make sure you close to the "ng" but still have a tall vowel behind it. Pay attention to dynamics!!
The Sleigh- we went through the whole song and it was pretty good!! Just remember that diction is SUPER important so people know what we are saying. It can be easy to mumble since it's so fast, but use strong consanants and have tall vowels!
Angels We Have Heard On High- we studied our music for about 5 minutes on our own to try and absorb the order of all of the lyrics and "Gloria's". Then we went through the song, specifically "Gloria's".

Music Theory: 
-None

Homework: 
-Have a super wonderful break everybody!!! :-)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CV, Thursday 11/16/17

Happy Wednesday :-)

MUSIC JOKE OF THE DAY: 

What is Beethoven's favorite fruit?

Answer: A ba-na-na-naaaaa.

Announcements:
-Ladies have a lunch rehearsal tomorrow B lunch
-SINGING QUIZ TOMORROW
-Men bring your men's invitational forms by TOMORROW
-If you haven't already, turn in your peanut forms, they were due yesterday!!
-Great job to Fran, Cameryn and Kyle on Sunday! The HC concert was amazing!.
-Our dress rehearsal will be November 30 after school and the winter concert is December 1. You are REQUIRED to be at both. They are test grades. If you have a conflict, email Mrs. P
-The standing chart went around for all Choir pieces and the women's/men's pieces
-There will be a singing quiz next Friday on any one of the songs we are performing for the concert. Make sure you know your notes and the music is memorized by then

Rehearsal Notes:
-Today we watched ECU's chamber choir perform and they were phenomenal!! We warmed up with them and they told us about the music program at ECU :-)

Music Theory: 
-None

Homework: 
-Reveiw your music... we have a lot to learn and a singing quiz TOMORROW!
-Also!! Try to log into your Wake ID portal tonight so we don't have to do quartets on tomorrow. Hopefully everyone can get into their portal so we can submit Singing quizzes online.  If you have a problem, talk to Mrs. Patchett tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

concert choir 11-15


in class today we tried some new warm ups, worked on hallelujah in lat last 4 pages and men auditioned for solos in tshotsholoza. Our mystery singin quiz is friday so BE PRACTICING. Please look over God rest he so we will know our notes!!! YAY!! CHORUS!!



Wednesday Nov 15

We have 10 more rehearsals before the winter concert!
MEN have an all choir rehearsal at lunch on Thursday A LUNCH in the auditorium.  Women have an all choir rehearsal Friday B LUNCH in the auditorium.
The dress rehearsal for the Winter Concert is REQUIRED.  It is Nov. 30th from 2:30-5:30.  You must attend the entire rehearsal and it is a test grade. Conflicts must be communicated more than 2 weeks prior to the dress rehearsal. 
The Winter Concert is REQUIRED and it is a test Grade.  There are two concerts in one day. You are required to be at both.  All students are required to stay after school and dress at school for the concert. The concerts begin at 4:30 & 7:30 pm.  You are expected to stay after the concerts to help clean up.   Tickets to the concerts are $3 and will be available online to purchase starting Tuesday next week
Choir students will each take their composite picture on Dec. 12.  Students need to bring their concert attire again to school before school.
All classes will have a singing quiz THIS Friday.. It will be a small portion of one of your songs for the concert.  The song and the section will not be announced until the day of the quiz. It will be from memory.
Peanut order forms and money are due today. . 
Men who want to participate in Men’s Invitational, the paperwork to sign up is due Tomorrow.  Please turn in your forms to the blue folder.

The musical cast list will be posted at lunch today. Meet in the auditorium at A LUNCH

CV, Wednesday 11/15

Happy Wednesday :-)

MUSIC JOKE OF THE DAY: 

Why didn't Handel go Christmas shopping?

Answer: Because he was Baroque.

Announcements:
-Mrs. Patchett was back today!!!
-Men have a lunch rehearsal tomorrow
-Women have a lunch rehearsal Friday
-If you haven't already, turn in your peanut forms, they were due yesterday!!
-Great job to Fran, Cameryn and Kyle on Sunday! The HC concert was amazing!.
-Our dress rehearsal will be November 30 after school and the winter concert is December 1. You are REQUIRED to be at both. They are test grades. If you have a conflict, email Mrs. P
-The standing chart went around for all Choir pieces and the women's/men's pieces
-There will be a singing quiz next Friday on any one of the songs we are performing for the concert. Make sure you know your notes and the music is memorized by then

Rehearsal Notes:
-Today we worked on the following songs....
1. The Sleigh- We went over the end one more time to solidify notes and the 8 part split. Then we ran the whole thing at tempo and it sounded a lot better than before!
2. Angels- We sang the whole thing, but didn't have time to work on it because the bell rang. This piece needs a lot of work because the Gloria's are really sloppy. Make sure to work on this one at home.
3. Glow- Women worked on dynamics on the first and second pages. We also worked on making sure the song sounded smooth at the tenor and bass entrance. Dynamics are going to be really important for this song! We worked on where we want to get louder, slow down, make it legato, etc.
4. The First Nowell- Ran the whole thing. This one was pretty solid, make sure you aren't sacrificing the vowels for the consonants. Strong consonants are important, but when you have an 'r' or something, keep the space in your mouth tall so you don't accidentally chew the vowel. We also worked on dynamics!!

Music Theory: 
-None

Homework: 
-Reveiw your music... we have a lot to learn and a singing quiz on Friday!!
-Also!! Try to log into your Wake ID portal tonight so we don't have to do quartets on Friday. Hopefully everyone can get into their portal so we can submit Singing quizzes online.  If you have a problem, talk to Mrs. Patchett tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beginning choir nov 14th

Sang through have you seen the baby and how like winter and improved parts
Hallelujah pg. 8-9

REMEMBER
Nov 16th men’s choir meeting
Nov 17 th women’s choir meeting
Winter concert tickets are $3
Concert on December 1st

CV, Tuesday 11/14/17

Happy Tuesday :-)

MUSIC JOKE OF THE DAY: 

How can you tell if Alex is outside your door?

Answer: He can't find the key and he never knows when to come in

Announcements:
-Mr. Wilson was our sub today!!!
-If you haven't already, turn in your peanut forms, they were due today!!
-Great job to Fran, Cameryn and Kyle on Sunday! The HC concert was amazing!.
-Our dress rehearsal will be November 30 after school and the winter concert is December 1. You are REQUIRED to be at both. They are test grades. If you have a conflict, email Mrs. P
-The standing chart went around for all Choir pieces and the women's/men's pieces
-There will be a singing quiz next Friday on any one of the songs we are performing for the concert. Make sure you know your notes and the music is memorized by then

Rehearsal Notes:
-Today we worked on the following songs....
1. Nutcracker Jingles- Sang through the whole thing. We spent quite a bit of time working on the reed flute section. Remember when you're saying "jingle" make sure you don't completely close to the 'ng' because it messes up the vowels. It was cool to sing it with Mr. Wilson accompanying!
2. Angels- We sang the whole thing, specifically working the Gloria section and memorizing where our Gloria's are different throughout the song.
3. The Sleigh- We sang through the whole thing and made sure our tempo was correct. We need to make sure we aren't slowing down in certain sections. We also fixed a few note problems.

Music Theory: 
-None

Homework: 
-Reveiw your music... we have a lot to learn and a singing quiz on Friday!! 

concert choir 11/14

we did SOME AWESOME work on hark i hear and put more energy into many songs and reviewed god rest he. also we looked at betelehemu. Mrs patchett is back tomorrow :) !!





Tuesday Nov 14

We have 11 more rehearsals before the winter concert!
MEN have an all choir rehearsal at lunch on Thursday A LUNCH in the auditorium.  Women have an all choir rehearsal Friday B LUNCH in the auditorium.
The dress rehearsal for the Winter Concert is REQUIRED.  It is Nov. 30th from 2:30-5:30.  You must attend the entire rehearsal and it is a test grade. Conflicts must be communicated more than 2 weeks prior to the dress rehearsal. 
The Winter Concert is REQUIRED and it is a test Grade.  There are two concerts in one day. You are required to be at both.  All students are required to stay after school and dress at school for the concert. The concerts begin at 4:30 & 7:30 pm.  You are expected to stay after the concerts to help clean up.   Tickets to the concerts are $3 and will be available online to purchase starting Tuesday next week
Choir students will each take their composite picture on Dec. 12.  Students need to bring their concert attire again to school before school.
All classes will have a singing quiz Friday. Nov. 17. It will be a small portion of one of your songs for the concert.  The song and the section will not be announced until the day of the quiz. It will be from memory.
Peanut order forms and money are due today. . 
Men who want to participate in Men’s Invitational, the paperwork to sign up is due Thursday.  Please turn in your forms to the blue folder.

We are lucky to have Mr. Wilson here to work with us today. We need to remember to not talk during transitions and treat him with the up-most respect.