Good Afternoon Grissom Choir,
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgivng break with friends and family next week! Congratulations to our students who auditioned and were selected for the 2024 All-State Choral Festival:
I am also thrilled to announce that Sophia Zajac was accepted into the Advanced Treble (SSAA) Honor Choir for the ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association) Southern Region confernece in Louisville, KY from Feb. 21-Feb. 24, 2024. It is HUGE honor to have a student represent Grissom Choir & Huntsville City School’s in this Honor Choir, of which over 1,700 students from across the Southeastern Region of the US auditioned for. Congratulations Sophia!!
This Week in Choir…
Finish musicality of In the Dark of December, Velvet Shoes, & Noel, Noel
Finish memorization of Angel’s Carol & Be A Candle of Hope
Music Theory Review
Finish musicality of Still, Still, Still, Cold Snap, & Star of Light
Finish memorization of Masters in This Hall & Be A Candle of Hope
Finish memorization and musicality of all songs
Music Theory Review
Finish learning Go Tell It On The Mountain
Finish learning God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen & O Come Emmanuel
Memorize A Festive Madrigal & The Winter’s Night
Winter Concert Performance
Our Winter Concert is in just a few short weeks! The concert will be held on the evening of Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00pm. Student call time is at 5:30pm in their Concert Uniform attire, upon which new students will receive in the coming weeks. We will be taking yearbook photos at this time, so it is important that everyone is on time! Admission to this concert is $5 to the general public, & doors open at 6:45 for seating. Please remember that it is a requirement for all Grissom Choir members to participate in our public concerts.
Winter Concert Final Rehearsal
There will be a required final rehearsal on Monday, December 4th for all students directly after school. It is imperative that all students are present at this rehearsal in order to figure out how we will be getting on & off the stage, and to have a final run-through with our accompanist. Students that are not present at this rehearsal will not be allowed to perform at the Winter Concert. Men’s & Women’s Choir students will be dismissed by 5:00pm, Concert Choir students by 6:00pm, & Chamber Choir by 7:00pm. Please remember that it is a requirement for all Grissom Choir members to participate in our final rehearsals.
New students will receive their concert uniforms the week after Thanksgiving in class. Please remember that payment must be turned in for these uniforms in order for them to be taken home and worn. Please reach out to our Treasurer, Amanda Francis, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to ensure that this has been taken care of, or check your My Music Office account!
Concert Uniform Requirements
Students, please remember that alongside your uniform, you are expect to also wear the following:
Dress Requirements: Black closed toed shoes, stud earrings (optional).
Tuxedo Requirements: Long black socks, black dress shoes.
All Students: Nothing should be worn around the neck or around the wrists. Hair should be styled out of the face. Watches, necklaces, and hooped ear-rings are not allowed.
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