We are almost halfway through the first nine weeks already as we begin the month of September this week. All choirs are in full swing with learning new sheet music and music reading skills. Our first performances will be around Veteran's Day, so keep your ears open for more details concerning that in the coming months!
TODAY BEGINS OUR T-SHIRT SPONSORSHIP FUNDRAISER!!
Your student should be coming home with a t-shirt sponsorship form. Sponsorship collection begins TODAY, Sept 2 and ends Tuesday, Sept 15. This is one of our BIGGEST fundraisers of the year and we need your help to get it off to a great start. Both Dade Middle and DCHS Choruses will be raising money with sponsors, but money raised by DMS students will stay at DMS and vice versa. The sponsorship form, as well as the letter home, is attached.
UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS AND FOCUS TOPICS:
6th Grade Chorus
Major Scale Performance Assessment: Wednesday, Sept 2
1st 9 Weeks Focus Topics : Intro to The Staff, Alignment and Breath Management, Singing with Pure Vowels and Relaxed Open Tone
7th Grade Chorus
Leap Interval Identification Assessment: Tuesday, Sept 8
1st 9 Weeks Focus Topics: Review of 6th Grade Concepts, Interval Identification, Singing with attention to Blend, Balance, and Intonation
8th Grade Chorus
Basic Music Notation Assessment: Friday, Sept 4
1st 9 Weeks Focus Topics: Review of 6th & 7th Grade Concepts, Syncopated Rhythms, 3 Part Singing, & Tonal Memory
How Can YOU Help Develop Your Student's Musicianship:
1) Encourage them to practice singing and vocalizing every day!
2) Ask them about what they are learning in class so that they think about music learning
3) Listen to a variety of styles of music and ask your student to describe them using more than just "I like it!" or "I don't like it!" or "It's good" or "It's bad." Encourage them to justify their opinion with the musical terms we are learning in class.
Dade County Chorus