Junior High Chorus 7th and 8th grade


Junior High Chorus: Grades 7 & 8
Donna Halliwell, Vocal Director       
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Vocal Testing in the summer for incoming Jr. High Chorus students:  date to announced 


Junior High Chorus is a performance oriented class.  Students learn vocal technique while preparing their concert repertoire for Winter and Spring concerts.
           

Class requirements:
1.  Present for class rehearsals
2.  Performance in class (singing out and engaged in music, folder with music out)
3.  Vocal testing (individual and group) to demonstrate knowledge of music
4.  Attend evening concerts (Winter and Spring)
 
Grading is based on all above

 Concert Dates:

Winter Concert:  Thursday December 15 at 6:30
Spring Concert:  Thursday May 4 at 7:30 p.m. 


Please email me if you do not receive information regarding Concert Choir by October, so that I can put your correct email on the distribution list.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN CONCERT DRESS FOR GIRLS:   
               
Spring Concert Dress:
Girls:  Long black skirt (at least to ankle, or below calf) NO SHORT SKIRT, white blouse or top SHORT SLEEVE (or half sleeve okay), black dress shoes (no boots, or flip flops)
Boys:  Black dress pants, white dress shirt, dark tie, black dress shoes
       
Practice your Bergen County Chorus Solo:
Soprano The Water Is Wide Soprano (Scorch File) (Download SCORCH free to SEE and HEAR the music)
Alto The Water Is WIde Alto (Scorch file) (Download SCORCH free to SEE and HEAR the music)
Baritone The Water Is Wide Baritone (SCORCH file) (Download SCORCH free to SEE and HEAR the music)
Low Baritone The Water Is Wide Low Baritone (SCORCH file) (Download SCORCH free to SEE and HEAR the music)
Practice your Scales:
Baritone Baritone Scales (Download SCORCH free to SEE and HEAR the music)
Resource Links (You Tube videos)
Supplemental assignment:
Watch the video and answer the following using complete sentences.  Use as many examples and descriptive statements as possible.
1.  Explain what falsetto and head voice are.
2.  How is each produced.  What is happening to the vocal chords?
3. Provide examples of when you would hear falsetto and head voice (styles of music, types of songs).
Watch the video and answer the following using complete sentences.  Use as many examples and descriptive statements as possible.
1. Describe what a "breathy" sound is, and why it happens (physically).
2. Is "breathiness" bad? Why or why not?
3.  Do you want to sound "pretty" when you sing? Why or why not?
4.  How can someone correct "breathiness"? Include exercises you can do to correct "breathiness".
Breathing for Singers (read the article and do the assignment)

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