We just wanted to put the newest info out there for all of our Choir Beasts and Band Geeks! Choir and band will look a lot different for awhile but we still will be allowed to make music! We want to insure the safety of our kids so quite a few measures will be implemented as we start this school year! The main change will be space! Singers will have at least 6 seats in the auditorium between them. It will feel odd at first but in the long run space allows students to really hear themselves better, builds breath support, and strengthens ones voice. So we are excited to see how these challenges will build our choirs to even more GREATNESS!! Choir will be meeting every other day. This will give kids an opportunity to be in both band and choir or try a different elective. We will also be featuring some of the Final Blast music we missed last year. All in all this could get exciting! So hold on to your hats and get ready for a bumpy but fun year! We can’t wait to see you!! Mamma A and Mr. N
Thanks to the masked avengers for giving our kids a wonderful FUN and exciting chance to perform.
Mrs. Norwood reported in that her show choir camp got off to a great start. Students 5-9 met in face masks and rehearsed in 6 feet spaces their music and choreography! Looks pretty awesomely safe to me! I bet these kids were so relieved to sing and dance again! Kids need to express themselves physically and emotionally. Show choir camp is giving them just what they need! Thanks Mrs. Norwood, with former NMS Choir Beasts Syd Fogle, Meredith Dorbin, And Wrigley Koch for providing this opportunity to our NMS kids. My hope and dream is that we will find a way to do this ourselves soon. Hopefully we will receive our instructions from Administrators soon. They have so many aspects to consider to get our kids back to school. I think we all should be praying for them as they forge this new direction for students and teachers! Keep checking here! We will update ASAP!
First, we need help reaching incoming 6th graders for the NMS 6th grade choir this year. Choir will look different this year but we still would love to have as many kids in it as we will be allowed. If you do know someone would you please put a plug in for us and have their parent call in August to register them? We usually have 190 signed up for 2 classes. Right now we only have around 57 total. Our problem is that we couldn’t recruit like we normally do and kids just don’t know what choir is like at NMS. We’d appreciate any help you can give us.
Secondly, as soon as we are given a snapshot of what choir can be this year we will let you all know. I do know that social distancing will be enforced. So our normal choir numbers may need to be limited. We will also probably divide classes into two locations, if permitted, to give every student a safe place to work. I’m looking at face shields as a possibility if we are permitted to sing. I tried one on the other day and it sounds like you are singing in the shower! It makes everyone sound like they are a Rock Star! They were used for the summer theater camp for Elkhart Civic and will be used for Show Choir Camp. So far they are working well.
Now we sit and wait to see what our guidelines will be. Most of you know us , We have plan A B C and D routes we can take so that Choir at NMS will still be the best class there is!
I posted a video of our 6 grade singing a warm up in class. You can check it out on our Facebook page! It made me cry! I miss my lambs and hearing them sing! Stay tuned …. I will post updates here! Mama Armington
If you know any 5th graders who might want to join the NMS 6th grade choir next year would you please let their parents know that they should sign them up here–> 6th grade choir sign up
We were not able to meet with them and sign them up because school closed early. Any help getting the word out would be sooooo appreciated!!
click here—->8th Grade Farewell video! We will miss you so much! Mr. Norwood put together some wonderful moments we shared over the last 3 years! Have a wonderful summer! We are excited to see what you will accomplish in High School! Much love! Mrs, A and Mr. N (You know where to find us if you need anything so stay in touch!
1st place 8th grader Keaira Reed
2nd place 7th grader Bri Cass
3rd place 6th grader Noah Troyer
These students will receive a $25 iTunes Gift Card! Congratulations kids!!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. It was a very difficult decision. Thank you to our judges, Mr. Cone, Mrs.Norwood, Mrs. Manglos, and Mr. Baker.
Winners: please keep an eye on your google email. Your prizes will be emailed to you soon!