• Welcome to Smart's Mill Chorus 2019-2020!  I am so excited and look forward to sharing a wonderful school year full of success!  Chorus dates for the year are listed below.
     
     
    PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE UPDATED YOUR EMAIL FOR PARENTVUE and STUDENTVUE!  I will communicate a lot of information/reminders primarily through it. 
    Please make certain to log in to the Chorus Google Classroom to get assignments. 
     
     
    General Chorus information: CONCERT PERFORMANCES ARE FOR GRADES! 6th and 7th grade chorus students will have two required concerts per school year.  8th grade chorus and the Maverick Choir will have several more performance opportunities.  Maverick Choir is an auditioned choir for 7th and 8th grade music students only.  Students participating in Maverick Choir stay after school one day a week to rehearse music outside of the classroom setting.   This music is typically more challenging and rehearsals are very focused so that our performance goals can be met.  Because of the dedication of these students, Maverick Choir has consistently achieved Superior ratings.  After auditions, continued participation will be based on rehearsal etiquette and attendance.
     
     
    UNIFORMS: 6th and 7th grade choirs will wear a black dress shirt or blouse (long or 3/4 sleeve) and black dressy bottoms: boys=black dress pants and shoes  girls=black pants or a skirt below knee length and dressy shoes.  No sneakers or flip flops!
     
    For planning purposes:  ALL-COUNTY CHORUS, ALL-DISTRICT CHORUS, ALL-STATE HONOR CHOIR and NATIONAL HONOR CHOIR all require girls to wear a white dressy top and a black skirt which falls to the knee or below!   If you are selected to one of these choirs, you must make sure to have the correct uniform.  
     
    All 8th grade and Maverick men: Tuxedo shirts, bow ties and cummerbunds, black dress pants and black dress shoes ($25.00 rental fee)
    All 8th grade and Maverick women - You will wear a specific dress that is provided with a small rental fee. ($25.00 rental fee)
     
     
     
    AGAIN, CONCERTS = A TEST GRADE! IF A STUDENT IS UNABLE TO ATTEND ON CONCERT NIGHT, ALTERNATE ASSESSMENTS ARE ASSIGNED AND MUST BE COMPLETED FOR THE CONCERT GRADE.  FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT FOR MISSING THE CONCERT WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE FOR THE CONCERT.  All concert make up assignments must be turned in within 10 days after the concert.  
     
     
    PARENTS:  If your student is unable to attend a concert for any reason, please submit a written excuse IN ADVANCE, and request a make up assignment.  Dates for rehearsals and concerts are listed in the Chorus student contract.
     
    SMMS Chorus dates for 2019-2020 by grade level:          
                           
                           
    Chorus 6:                      
    Wednesday, December 4, 3:45-4:45 PM Auditorium Winter Concert rehearsal - Mandatory for all  
    Thursday, December 12, 7:00 PM Auditorium WINTER CONCERT          
    Monday, May 11, 3:45-4:45   Auditorium Spring Concert rehearsal - Mandatory for all  
    Monday, May 18, 7:00 PM   Auditorium SPRING CONCERT            
                           
                           
    Other optional dates:                  
    Friday & Saturday, November 8 @ SMMS and November 9 @ THS - 6th Grade All-County Chorus SMMS & THS All-County Chorus Selected students    
    April 23-25     Richmond, VA VA ACDA MS Honor Choir - $$$ and audition  
                           
    Chorus 7:                      
                           
    Thursday, December 12, 3:45-4:45 PM Auditorium Winter Concert rehearsal - Mandatory for all  
    Monday, December 16, 7:00 PM Auditorium WINTER CONCERT           
    Friday, December 20 during school Auditorium In-school concerts for peers      
    Wednesday, May 20, 3:45-4:45 PM Auditorium Spring Concert rehearsal - Mandatory for all  
    Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM   Auditorium SPRING CONCERT            
                           
    Other options:                    
    Tuesday, November 5, time TBA JM Lunsford MS All-District Chorus Auditions        
    April 23-25     Richmond, VA VA ACDA MS Honor Choir auditioned  
    Friday and Saturday, February 7 & 8 Willard/WHS All-District Chorus Event   auditioned  
                           
                           
                           
                           
    Chorus 8:                      
    Thursday, October 24, 3:45-4:45 Auditorium Rehearsal for Fall Concert      
    Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 PM   Auditorium OTTW Project, Benefit Fall Concert    
    Wednesday,December 11, 3:45-4:45 PM Auditorium Winter Concert rehearsal - Mandatory for all  
    TBA December, 8:45AM-3:00PM DAR Constit. Hall USAF Band and Singing Sargeant's Holiday Concert  
    Monday, December 16, 7:00 PM Auditorium WINTER CONCERT          
    Friday, December 20 during school Auditorium In-school concerts for peers      
    Wednesday, March 4   THS Auditorium Pre-Assessment concert and workshop    
    Thursday, March 12, 3:45-4:45 PM SMMS Auditorium Assessment rehearsal      
    Thursday, March 19, evening, TBA Sterling MS District 16 MS Choral Assessment    
    Wednesday, May 13, 3:45-4:45 SMMS Auditorium Spring Concert/Hershey rehearsal - Mandatory  
    Thursday, May 21 @7:00 PM   SMMS Auditorium SPRING CONCERT            
                           
    Other options:                    
    Tuesday, November 5, time TBA JM Lunsford MS All-District Chorus Auditions        
    April 23-25     Richmond, VA VA ACDA MS Honor Choir auditioned  
    Friday and Saturday, February 7 & 8 Willard/WHS All-District Chorus Event   auditioned  
                           
    May 15 or 22 - ALL DAY   Hershey PA Spring Hershey Park Competition Trip    
                           
     
Last Modified on August 29, 2019