Welcome to Chorus at LMS!
I am excited to be working with your students this year! In chorus, we learn music reading skills, vocal technique, citizenship, responsibility, and best of all...we have fun!
The subpage links below and the tab at the top can navigate you around the chorus website. Announcements shows information that parents need to know, and are posted as needed. The Downloads and Tracks section includes links to documents sent home with students, and has practice tracks that students can use to listen and practice at home. Also included is our photo archive. I am working on getting recent photos added soon!
What's going on in the chorus now?
Sixth grade students will have their next performances in April and May. On April 30, we will go to Charles England to sing for the rising sixth grade class and show them what chorus is all about. On May 20 and 21, students will participate in the Spring Concert. In the meantime, we are focusing our time on sight-reading and music literacy skills that will help students be successful in learning concert repertoire and skills they can use in future chorus and/or band classes.
7th and 8th Grade
7th and 8th grade students are currently working on music for the NC Music Educators' Association's annual Music Performance Adjudication. 7th and 8th grade boys will sing together and the 7th and 8th grade girls will sing together. Each group will perform two pieces that will be adjudicated by three judges who give the students feedback on their performance and technique. After singing, students will go to the sight-reading room where they will sight-read a rhythm and melodic passage and be rated. It is our goal to achieve Superior ratings on both!
Chorus is a unique class in that most of our learning is done together in the classroom, and our success is dependent upon the product of the entire group, not just a specific individual. While I do not assign specific homework assignments in class, students are expected to listen to rehearsal tracks that are posted online to help them learn music for performance. This is especially important for 7th and 8th grade students preparing for MPA.
Mr. Snipes can be contacted by calling the school, (336) 242-1567, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.