Welcome to Chorus at LMS!

I am so excited to be working with all of our chorus students this year! In chorus we learn music reading/literacy skills, vocal technique, citizenship, responsibility and so much more! Students have opportunities both in and outside of the classroom to grow as leaders and musicians.

Below you will find information about chorus at each grade level and what they typically participate In. Each class and grade has their own remind code to students and parents can subscribe for updates. Also the sub pages Include links to practice tracks, documents that have been sent home, forms that may need to be completed, and contact Information for me. You can also see our google photos albums from previous years!

6th Grade

Sixth grade students perform at least twice throughout the year, in December and May. This year we are offering a couple of extra opportunities specifically for 6th grade chorus students. After our December concert 6th grade chorus traditionally has their own field trip where they travel to Pickett Elem and the Life Center to perform and get to eat lunch of camps. Also in May we are starting a brand new collaborative event with some of our 5th grade students. At this event students will have the chance to rehearse throughout the day and then perform in the evening as a large group. Also in the spring our 6th grade chorus performs for the rising sixth grade class and helps to show them what chorus is all about. In between performance preparations we spend a lot of time in sixth grade focusing on sight-reading and music literacy skills that will help students be successful in learning concert repertoire and skills they can use in future music classes.

7th and 8th Grade

7th and 8th grade students perform in four concerts per year and also have additional performance opportunities if they choose. Students are expected to participate in a concert each October, December, March and May.

Both grade levels often participate In community performances as well. Each year our 7th grade chorus traditionally performs at Southwest Elementary as well as Carolina Senior Care. Our 8th grade chorus sings for the Kiwanis Club and does two performances at Four Seasons Mall.

In addition to our curricular concerts and community performances, 7th and 8th grade chorus students have access to many other extra curricular music activities. All County Chorus, All State Chorus, NC Honors Chorus, MiddleFest, and the Wingate Middle School Choral Celebration are just some of the extra state level events that our students participate In each year.

7th and 8th grade choruses also participate in the NC Music Performance Adjudication event each year. 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!