Junior High Chorus 7th and 8th grade


Junior High Chorus: Grades 7 & 8 
2021 & 2022
Donna Halliwell, Vocal Director       
                                                                                            Email: Dhalliwell@mpsnj.org



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Students will learn standard, age-appropriate choral literature. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the repertoire and skill ability. Vocal testing grades will be a part of the Chorus grade. Attendance at concerts is reflected in student grades. Students' performance in class is also assessed and reflected in grades.

Concerts are mandatory. Students must attend unless there is an valid excused absence.
Concerts may be outdoors or indoors. Further notice will be given.

Concert dates. Students are required to attend both:
1. Winter Holiday Concert Wed Dec, 15, 2021: at 7:30 p.m., students arrive earlier (time to be announced)
2.  Spring Concert Wednesday, April 27, 2022:  time to be announced

Concert dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Concert clothes for Winter Holiday Concert ONLY!!

    1. boys concert clothes:
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    any color pants, no shorts, no jeans (black jeans okay), no sweats, no pants with rips
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    button down shirt, any color, short or long sleeve, no t- shirts
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    any type shoes are fine, no sandals
    2. 
    girls concert clothes:
                  -
    pants are fine, no jeans (black jeans okay), no sweats, no shorts, no pants with rips, 
                   -
    skirt or dress (skirts should be at least at knee length or below, the longer the better)                                     -any color top with sleeves,short or long sleeves, no spaghetti straps, no crop tops, no t-shirts. 
                    -
    any type shoes, no flip flops
                    -l
    eggings ONLY if top is long and goes to legs
     
    Until further notice: students and concert attendees must wear masks



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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