• Choir/Hand Bell Syllabus /Practice Tracks                        Choir students on tour

     

    Instructor: Mr. Toby Lambert-761-1517       

     

    Class Meeting: Monday-Friday (note: this is subject to change with schedule still in progress).   

     

    Materials for class:

                1. Any music equipment (gloves, etc...)

                2. Folder with music

                3. Pencil

     

    Classroom expectations:

                No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well being of others. Students will be treated respectfully, firmly, and fairly

                Other class procedures that will be expected are:

                1. No food, gum or drink in the classroom.

                2. Do not play other people’s instruments (many serious diseases such as 
                   mono, colds, flu, and pneumonia can be passed between people through sharing
                   instruments, even if the instrument has not been used in days).

                Consequences will be the step system of “Knights Code of Conduct”

                            1.Stand away from group                   2. Stand away from group (with warning)

                            3. Report to SRC Rm (follow that procedure)     4. Referral to Administration

     

    Grading system:

                Grades are based on:

                            -Attendance-50pts of 100 Points a week

                            -Performance ability-50pts of 100 Points a week

                            -Sing Test Auditions-100 Points

                            -Practice Charts-35 Points each

                            -Additional activities-50-100 Points each

                            -Concert Grade-250 pts

     

    Attendance: You are required to be in class, on time with all of the materials needed except 
               in excused absences (an excused absent is family emergency, sickness, school
              activities, approved family trip (with a letter from a parent)).  If you are late to class
              without a pass in hand  you will not earn attendance grade (10pts per day). You are to
              be at all concerts (no excuses).  Failure to attend concerts will result in not earning
           your concert points (student will have to make-up the concert).  If they
            do not complete the make-up concert, they will not be remaining with the group
             after the quarter is over.  Remember, music is a performance and it 
              requires everyone to make it happen.

     

               

    Forget your materials/music:  I combine performance ability with attendance for a weekly

    grade worth 100 Points.  If you forget to bring your materials or music, I mark that as

    a no instrument day (you need to make a call home).  You will not be able to earn your
                participation points (10 pts). SRC’s will be used for continuously not bringing stuff to class.

     

    Performance ability:  I realize that each of you play and understand music at different

    levels.  I am looking for  improvement in your own playing based on your own technical and musical ability.  If you show interest, dedication (including practicing), and are always giving 100% effort, you will get an A in this category.  You will be doing two auditions a year for a grade as well (one for each semester).

     

    Practice charts: Practice charts are due weekly (filled out properly, or you will not receive any pts.).  They are worth up to 35 pts (5 pts for every 20                                   minutes of practice).  In other words:

                            0-19 min-5pts,     20-39 min-10pts,     40-59 min-15pts,     60-79 min-20pts

                            80-99 min-25pts    100-119 min- 30pts    120+min-35pts

     NOTE:            no practice charts are grade if turned in after the final due day (normally last day of the
    quarter at 2:30PM).  Yes, I don’t take them after 2:30 PM.-Check my website or newsletter for final turn in times.
     

    Additional activities: These are the following items that you will be doing:

                            -Auditions singing test       -Worksheets               -Projects         -Tests

                           

    Extra Credit: With each extra credit, you must see me for instruction on your project (you can also propose additional projects).

                                        -Attending professional concerts (with program).

                                        -Helping out around the classroom.

                                        -Performing community service (ie. playing for a nursing home).

                                        -Research a musical topic and give a presentation.

                            Each extra credit is worth 25 points each.

     

    Concert requirements: Concert dates are listed on the following sheet.  All concerts are

    required because they are the “tests” for this class (like a test for any other class)

    (see “Attendance”).  Concerts will be grade as well (besides an Attendance grade)

     in the following method (out of 250 pts):

                                        1. Attendance  (showing up, getting there in time): 50 pts

                                        2. Dress (black and white): 50 pts

                                        3. Posture and stage presents: 50 pts

                                        4. Warming up (being there and warming-up): 50 pts

                                        5. Listening to other performance group: 50 pts

    Passes:

                There will be no passes to a classroom for regular class help.  If you need to 
                  stay in the classroom, you will have to bring a pass from the teacher at the                 
                 beginning of the class.  No pass, no go!  Please note,  I have the right not

    approve a pass to another class (even with a note from a teacher) if you have

    not keeping up in class.

     

    As for emergency passes (for things like using the restroom), you will be given  
    4 passes for each quarter (when they are used up, there are no more till next quarter).   
                You will be require to sign out before using the classroom pass.  
     

      COVID 19 issues

    I will be still maintain an enhance cleaning in the room (chairs, stands, lockers, etc..), use the air filters that we bought last year during class, possilby keep doors open to let fresh air in and try to space people out a little if I can do it.  If school is “shut down” due to an out break, then we will be having zoom classes during the normal class time each day.  Zoom links will be posted in google classroom and attendance is manadory (just like attend school in person).   Links/times for zoom classes will be post in google classroom.   Students need to sign up and have access to google classroom. 

     

    Concerts/performances will still be aimed at on the dates given but they may have to move a little as needed.   I will send out communication to families if changes occur.      


    I will be following what the district tells schools what to do along with what CMS admistration expects in a COVID event.  My hope is that we will never deal.

     
    Click here for 2022-2023 Choir Syllabus
     
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    Fall 2022 Practice choir tracks
    Fall Choir Audition is the Star Spangled Banner (in Bb) (which is the singing test for all choir students).  More music tracks coming.
     
    Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Do Scale (in solfedge): Warm-Up
    Star Spangled Banner (in Bb) (singing test): SSB
     
    Something Told the Wild Geese Soprano: Something Told the Wild Geese Soprano
    Somehting Told the Wild Geese Alto: Something Told the Wild Geese Alto
     
    Carriers of the Light Soprano: Carriers of the Light Soprano 
    Carriers of the Light Alto: Carriers of the Light Alto
     
    Oh, Won't You Sit Down Soprano: Oh Won't You Sit Down Soprano
    Oh, Won't You Sit Down Alto: Oh Won't You Sit Down Alto
    Oh, Won't You Sit Down Descant (measure 46): Oh, Won't You Sit Down Descant
     
     
    Tracks for Nov. 21, 2022 Concert:
    Mo Ghile Soprano: Mo Ghile Mear Soprano
    Mo Ghile Alto: Mo Ghiel Mear Alto
    Minka Soprano:Minka Soprano
    Minka Alto: Minka Alto
    Wink and Smile Soprano: Wink and a Smile Soprano
    Wink and Smile Alto: Wink and a Smile Alto
    A Bell Carol Soprano: A Bell Carol Soprano
    A Bell Carol Alto: A Bell Carol Alto
    Shake the Papaya Down Soprano: Shake the Papaya Down Soprano
    Shake the Papaya Down Alto: Shake the Papaya Down Alto
    Shake the Papaya Down Part 1 at 37: Shake Part 1 at 37
    Shake the Papaya Down Part 2 at 37: Shake Part 2 at 37
    Shake the Papaya Down Part 3 at 37: Shake Part 3 at 37
     
    Tracks for Feb. 7, 2023 concert
    Uji River Alto with solo: Uji River with solo at the beginning
    Younger Generation Soprano: Younger Generation Soprano
    Younger Generation Alto: Younger Generation Alto
    The Old Carrion Crow Soprano: The Old Carrion Crow Soprano
    The Old Carrion Crow Alto: The Old Carrion Crow Alto
    Danny Boy Soprano with solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Soprano with the solo at the beginning
    Danny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginning
    Danny Boy solo at measure 55: Danny Boy Solo at measure 55
     
     
     
     
     
    -------------------HOLIDAY MUSIC TRACKS-----------------------------------------
    Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Intervals: Warm-up
    X-Mas: Angel We Have Heard on High: Angels
    X-Mas: We Three Kings: Three Kings
    X-Mas: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing: Hark
     
     
    Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Groups of Threes: Warm-Up
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Honor Choir Auditions: 
    America the Beautiful with C scale: Soprano Audition: America Soprano
    America the Beautiful with A scale: Alto Audition: America Alto
     
     
     
    HONOR CHOIR AUDIO TRACKS TO PRACTICE
    Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 1: Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 1 Part
    Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 2: Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 2 Part
    Alaska Flag Song: Alto/Bar: Alaska Flag Song: Alto/Bar Part