Middle School Choir (Grade 8 and 9)

Middle School Choir (Grade 8/9)

Welcome to Middle School Choir!

The MS choir will be made up of students from Grade 8 and 9. This group will have a good time learning about great choral music and singing techniques, and sharing their work with others. I look forward to working with all of you! 

Concert Dates

  • Remembrance Day Assembly Friday November 8 
  • Wednesday, December 11 CCS Christmas Concert 
  • TBA Choralfest (March) 
  • Wednesday, April 17 CCS Spring Choral 

 Overture

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

Community Builders

  • 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.

Creation Enjoyers– Practice.  There are no shortcuts in music but the reward is great.

Marks

20% Concerts.  Concerts and festivals are mandatory. We are here to share together and every member is very important. See the dates listed below.

30% Class work. (theory, music history, ear-training, written tests)

50% Singing Tests (monthly) 

Bonus Marks (up to 9% of total grade/report card period) will be given for participation in:

  • other co-curricular activities at school (worship teams, musicals, etc.)
  • church services
  • musical activities outside of school (other bands, private lessons, Honour bands)
  • extra festival participation (solos, ensembles)

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

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 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 semester if you follow these guidelines.  Remember, have fun and praise our Lord through your music.