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Weekly Update 4/8/18

Weekly Update 4/8/18…just a reminder to scroll all the way down to your child’s performing group.
Good morning,
 
I hope everyone had a long, relaxing vacation. I saw 5 Broadway shows as a “staycation” treat (Hamilton, Carousel, Band’s Visit, Amy and the Orphans, and Sweeney Todd). I’m looking forward to this last stretch of the year. The year always flies by after April break! There are a lot of updates this week so please read everything. 
 
Monday, May 7th, 7pm @ HS: 6th grade Chorus and Orchestra
Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm @ HS: 7th/8th grade Chorus and Jazz Band
Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm @ HS: Chorale, 7th/8th grade Band, 6th grade Band
 
Concert dress is FORMAL black bottoms, white tops, black shoes. All concerts are a mandatory class requirement. Concert attendance is a critical part of class grade. 
NYSSMA: ALL VOCAL FORMS ARE IN.
Lunch Chorus this week:
Monday: B day, 6th grade
Tuesday: A day, 7th grade
Wednesday: B day, 6th grade
Thursday: A day, 7th grade
Friday: B day, 6th grade
 
 
For those new to emails…. welcome to my “Weekly Updates”! This is where the most important information can be found for Chorus, Chorale, and Spotlight. It’s very important you read the parts of this email that pertain to your child’s performing group, as they may not be involved in everything. 
 
Reminder: If students lose their music or workbooks, they can print them out from my website under “Print at Home” or “Chorus” links. 

The website: Please try to find answers to frequently asked questions on my website. I have sections for NYSSMA, All-County, Spotlight, Chorale, Chorus, as well as calendars, sign-ups, printables, and more. This is a key resource for you this year.

The following are updates for Chorus, Chorale, and Spotlight. For those of you new to Weekly Updates, you can find previous newsletters on my website: www.roslynmschorus.org. If you would like to unsubscribe to these emails, please respond to this email with: “UNSUBSCRIBE”. You are automatically subscribed if you send an email regarding Chorus, Chorale, or Spotlight.

 
If you ever have any questions, concerns, comments, or just want to chat, never hesitate to call, email, or use the “Remind” app.


Warmest Regards,
Cyndi Feinman


**SPOTLIGHT
 
1. 2018 “Reveal Concert- Show date: May 17th, 2018, 4pm

The purpose of “Reveal” Concert is to:

  • Fundraise for next year’s production
  • Give students a chance to perform
  • Help to organize the prop closet
  • Send off the 8th graders with a short ceremony
  • Give students a chance to work with each other again
  • Find out next year’s show.

The way it will work:

  • -Students will sing ONE time on the stage, something from musical theater.
  • They may only appear on stage ONCE so we are not there all day.
  • 8th graders are the only people allowed to perform solo, 6th/7th graders must perform in a duet, trio, etc.
  • A total of 15 performing groups will be acceptable
  • Songs that are intended to be a “solo” can be divided so that one person sings and another person sings another section…otherwise the concert will take all night.
  • Students must sign up for a time slot to come after school TWICE, starting next week, so I can see what they are performing. Students MUST show their song to me three times before the two dress rehearsals (final rehearsal will be the day before concert)
  • – Eighth graders are allowed to perform twice…once for their song, and once for a group song with all eighth graders
  • – Eighth graders will receive a goodbye gift from myself at the concert.
  • – Students MUST provide their own karaoke track on a CD, as all singers will use karaoke.
  • – The date is May 17th, 2018 at 4pm
  • – Tickets are $10, and will be sold at the door, first come, first serve seating. Cash only. All proceeds will go to Spotlight for next year.
  • All students are REQUIRED to sell 5 tickets before the show!
  • – The concert will culminate with revealing what next year’s show is

Rehearsals (3 required + 2 dress rehearsals + 1 concert = 6 day commitment)

5/2: 2:45-3:30pm

5/3: 2:45-3:30pm

5/4: 2:45-4:00pm

5/9: 2:45-3:30pm

5/10: 2:45-4:00pm

5/14: 2:45-4:00pm

5/15: 2:15-4:00pm (Dress Rehearsal #1)

5/16: 2:15-4:00pm (Dress Rehearsal #2)

5/17: Concert @ 4:00pm

**CHORALE (7th/8th grade select chorus)
1. The Chorale schedule this year will Mondays and Wednesdays with sectionals on Fridays. You will not need to attend every Friday. This week the schedule is: 
Monday- CANCELLED/ Wednesday- EVERYONE/ Friday- EVERYONE
 
2. We will be doing a new t-shirt order this spring for t-shirts and sweatshirts in district colors: blue and white
 
3. All tickets have been ordered for Spongebob! Trip will be Friday, May 11th. Unfortunately we will not have room for parent chaperones, sorry!!
 
4. Auditions for “Baba Yetu” and “This Is Me” will be the week after the vacation during Chorale on Wednesday, April 11th.
 
5. Concert: Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm @ HS: Chorale, 7th/8th grade Band, 6th grade Band. BLACK BOTTOMS, WHITE TOPS

**CHORUS
 1. Like I wrote above…these are concert dates/times:
Monday, May 7th, 7pm @ HS: 6th grade Chorus and Orchestra
Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm @ HS: 7th/8th grade Chorus and Jazz Band
Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm @ HS: Chorale, 7th/8th grade Band, 6th grade Band
 
Concert dress is FORMAL black bottoms, white tops, black shoes. All concerts are a mandatory class requirement. Concert attendance is a critical part of class grade. 
 
2. Auditions for all songs will be IN CLASS (this is a change from after school or before school) on Wed/Thur/Fri. Auditions will be for the following songs:
 
6th grade: Million Dreams
7th/8th grade: Rewrite the Stars
 
 
Thank you always for your continuous support. Have a great week!
 
 
All my best,
Mrs. Feinman

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