Grade 7 Choir
Grade 7 Choir
Music is a gift from God given to ALL His created beings
Grade 7 choir is an exciting time to explore the creating of music and sharing that with others. Singing is a very physical activity and this class should be considered by those who are interested in learning more about good singing techniques and working with others who want to sing. This class is also an introduction to many different styles and genres of music.
- Remembrance Day Assembly Tuesday November 10, 2020
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020 CCS Christmas Concert at Emmanuel CRC, 7:00pm
- TBA March Choralfest
- Wednesday, April 28, 2021 CCS Spring Concert at Emmanuel CRC, 7:00pm
Music is a gift from God given to ALL His created beings to create and share, thereby giving Him honor and praise, joy to those around us and opportunities to express our faith (Psalm 33, 44,150). Because of sin, we often fail to do this. But since we are God’s children redeemed through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we can be a light to the world. It is here, through our work in this class and our performances in public, we seek to restore God’s original intent for music.
You are a unique image-bearer of Christ and this class is designed to help you develop your gift in music so that you can discover, celebrate, and proclaim, both as an individual and as a group the restorative power of God’s work. This class will provide you with knowledge, insight, and skills in making music so that you can use music as an expressive of your faith and a faithful and joyful service to God and neighbor.
The music program also allows you to learn how to work together as a group. Your role in the band is important, and you must produce in order for the whole group to improve and do the best it can. This is a valuable tool that will be used by you long after you leave the school.
LEARN, to Shape God’s World though Music
- Talent – you all have different levels of ability. Improve what you have been given!
- Encouragement – help and encourage others in your class
- Sharing – using and sharing your gifts in class and in concerts
Image Reflectors– Good attitude is shown by having all you materials for class, be part of the class and participate, be positive, and try to do things in a different way.
Beauty Creating– Practice. There are no shortcuts in music but the reward is great.
20% Concerts. Concerts and festivals are mandatory. We are here to share together and every member is very important. See the dates listed above.
50% Class work. (theory, music history, written tests, group projects)
30% Singing Tests
Bonus Marks (up to 9% of total grade/report card period) will be given for participation in:
- other co-curricular activities at school (jazz band, worship teams, musicals, etc.)
- church services
- musical activities outside of school (other bands, private lessons, Honour bands)
- extra festival participation (solos, ensembles)
Classes for 2020-2021
Because of COVID restrictions, music classes will only be happening in the assigned cohorts once a week. Since this does not give a lot of time, the students will be working on their own at home using an online music platform called SmartMusic. There, the students will be helped to learn their music and record their work.
Sheet Music for Choir
All students will be receiving a folder and a classroom mailbox for their music. Music may be taken home but must be back for classes. If music is lost or damages, the student will be charged $5 for each octavo. Take good care of your music.
Concert Dress (waived during COVID 19 restrictions)
Concerts are formal events to show what you have done during the year so treat it as such. Concert dress is the black music t-shirt (school will provide free of charge this fall) and black pants. Please have the appropriate black shoes and socks too! No track pants, yoga pants, or running shoes!
Coda: If you have any questions, please ask. Find a good time and talk to me if you are having difficulties, or if you have any concerns. You will be amazed at your progress this year if you follow these guidelines. Remember, have fun and praise our Lord through your music.