Gala Survey and Semester 2 Schedule

Hi Everyone,

I know exams are on the forefront of everyone’s mind at the moment, but I have a couple items for choir as well:

  • Students – If you’d like some input on our choices for Gala music, please fill out the following online survey by this Friday: www.eastviewmusic.ca/galasurvey
  • A rehearsal and performance schedule is available for semester 2.  Students will also receive a hard copy of this (some have already).  A PDF if available here.  If anyone anticipates missing a performance for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks, and I look forward to getting rehearsals started again in February!  Chamber choir will be on Tuesday for the first week of Semester 2.

 

Changes Due to Snow Days

Please share this post with your peers today who might not have received the link through the remind app, particularly those who are not in choir but are taking music this semester.

With it being our fourth snow day in two weeks (three of which have cancelled rehearsals), some alternative plans will be proposed for

  • The grade nine vocal class
  • The grade 11/12 vocal class
  • Senior Vocal Ensemble

Grade Nine Vocal Class

  • The sight singing assignment will now be optional.  It will only count if it improves your mark.
  • We will start solos on Friday this week instead of Thursday.
  • Please complete the review package to the best of your ability up to the end of Unit 2 for Thursday.  We will take this up at the beginning of class on Thursday.

Grade 11/12 Vocal Class

  • The sight singing assignment will now be optional.  It will only count if it improves your mark.
  • We will start solos on Friday this week instead of Thursday.
  • Please complete the theory review package to the best of your ability up to question 3 (the voice leading).  We will take this up at the beginning of class on Thursday.
  • You may want to use some of your time off to work on your analysis reference sheet or preparing for the practical exam component.

Senior Vocal Ensemble

We’re falling quite a bit behind on preparation for OVF.  I’m hoping after the period 5 exam on January 31 (music for most of you), you can all stick around for awhile and we’ll work on getting two of the three OVF songs prepared.  You’ll work partly independently, and partly with.  I’ll buy pizza!  We’ll discuss next time I see you.