Chorus

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Marla C. Jenkins Phone Icon 256-837-3735 Email Icon Email

Does singing make you happy? Do you have a nice voice? Do you enjoy making friends & becoming part of a strong team? You don't have to have a solo voice to be in Choir. All those voices blended together make beautiful music!!!

Choir at DMS is offered as a full-year course to students in the 7th and 8th grades. Looking ahead to the 2014-2015 school year, I am excited to have 75 minute classes. What a difference that will be, and our choirs will show rapid improvement with the extra time! Choir is designed to be a FULL-YEAR endeavor. Many auditions are held in the Fall semester, but the Festivals for All-State, Honor Choir, State Performance Assessment, Solo & Ensemble are not held until Spring semester. This allows students time to learn how to use their voices appropriately and to SIGHT-READ! We will plan to have a beginner treble choir (ladies only) and an advanced mixed choir (ladies & gentlemen). Just sign up for Chorus I & II, and I'll make sure you get in the right place. We sing music of all types; come join us! Check out the course descriptions below or in your catalog.  --Ms. Jenkins

 Chorus I

 Fall Semester - DMS/LMS

 This course is designed to give students experience in reading choral scores and singing in two-, three-, and four – part harmony. Tone quality, diction, posture, phrasing, and music reading are emphasized. This course is recommended for beginner, intermediate, or advanced level singers interested in learning techniques in choral singing. Beginning choral students are accepted when an interest is indicated. No auditions are necessary. In addition, this course is recommended for students who plan to audition for chorus groups and musicals in high school. Dress rehearsals and performances outside of school hours are mandatory and are necessary to complete the course requirements.

 Fee: $20

 Chorus II

 Spring Semester – DMS/LMS

 Prerequisite Required: Chorus I

 Students are taught techniques in vocal skills, tone production, sight-reading, and basic terminology. These concepts are taught through a daily routine of lessons, warm- ups, reading of new material, and through rehearsal of music for festivals, performances, and competitions. More advanced and experienced students have opportunities to audition for solos, advanced choirs, honor choir, musicals, ensembles, and show choir. The chorus has participated in the district and state level festivals, parades, regional and national contests, conferences, and other special local functions. In addition, this course is recommended for students who plan to audition for chorus groups and musicals in high school. Dress rehearsals and performances outside of school hours are mandatory and are necessary to complete the course requirements.

 Fee: $20