Tidbits from NMS Choir Dept!


Hi everyone!  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are catching some great Black Friday deals/Football/or nap time!  While we are catching our breath we wanted to touch base with you on a few things before our week hits the ground running on Monday.

Because we are down to 3 weeks before the Christmas Concerts (deep cleansing breath…1…2…3..)  we thought we would see if any of our parents, grandparents, or guardians would be interested in volunteering to help lead sectional rehearsals during our choir classes.   Each choir class is divided into sections like the Sopranos, the Altos and the Baritone voices.  When we divide the kids and rehearse them alone in their own vocal parts they can learn music so much faster.  Right now, kids are learning choreography, vocal parts to their songs, and their solo and ensemble pieces in class so time is of the essence!  Most of the Christmas music is very simple to read and requires only basic piano skills.  So, if you have an hour or two to spare during the school day, you can play the piano, you like to sing, and you enjoy kids you may have a lot of fun leading a sectional or two.  Just click on the Signup Genius tab to see information on being a sectional leader and pick the days and times and grades you would like to work with.  If you would like a copy of the music we are working on in advance just send us a quick email and we can give it to your child a few days before your sectional rehearsal. (armingtonj@mcsin-k12.org)

Secondly, we just wanted to remind you that all ISSMA Vocal and Piano Solo and Ensemble entries are due by this coming Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m.  All solo entries must be turned in with the fee payment.  Ensemble entries just require a parent signature and the $5 fee will be requested once the ensemble groups have been set for this year.

Christmas concert tickets will be going on sale December 7th in all choir classes.  Tickets are $2.   When you send in your money for your tickets please make sure that your child knows what show time you want the tickets for.  We are having a 5:00 show and a 7:30 p.m. show.  We have never had 2 shows on a Thursday before, so we encourage everyone to purchase their tickets in advance.  We tend to sell out for at least one performance every year and the second show is almost packed out as well.  We will be having the show video taped by IPM productions.  They are an excellent company that we have worked with for years.  DVD’s and Blue Rays will be available for purchase after each show.  Delivery will be the week we return to school after Christmas Break.

That’s all for now.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Sincerely, Mrs. Armington





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