Choir/Hand Bell Syllabus /Practice Tracks
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
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 asmono, colds, flu, and pneumonia can be passed between people through sharinginstruments, 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
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 ptsAttendance: You are required to be in class, on time with all of the materials needed exceptin excused absences (an excused absent is family emergency, sickness, schoolactivities, approved family trip (with a letter from a parent)). If you are late to classwithout a pass in hand you will not earn attendance grade (10pts per day). You are tobe at all concerts (no excuses). Failure to attend concerts will result in not earningyour concert points (student will have to make-up the concert). If theydo not complete the make-up concert, they will not be remaining with the groupafter 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-35ptsNOTE: 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 tostay in the classroom, you will have to bring a pass from the teacher at thebeginning 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 given4 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 SyllabusFall 2022 Practice choir tracksFall 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-UpStar Spangled Banner (in Bb) (singing test): SSBTracks for April 25, 2023 Pops ConcertOb La Di for all parts: Ob La Di both partsRazzle Dazzle Soprano: Razzle Dazzle SopranoRazzle Dazzle Alto: Razzle Dazzle AltoRainbow Connection Soprano: Rainbow Connections SopranoRainbow Connection Alto: Rainbow Connection AltoDanny Boy Soprano with solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Soprano with the solo at the beginningDanny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginningDanny Boy solo at measure 55: Danny Boy Solo at measure 55Tracks for Feb. 7, 2023 concertUji River Soprano with solo: Uji River soprano part with solo at the beginningUji River Alto with solo: Uji River with solo at the beginningYounger Generation Soprano: Younger Generation SopranoYounger Generation Alto: Younger Generation AltoThe Old Carrion Crow Soprano: The Old Carrion Crow SopranoThe Old Carrion Crow Alto: The Old Carrion Crow AltoDanny Boy Soprano with solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Soprano with the solo at the beginningDanny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginning: Danny Boy Alto with the solo at the beginningDanny Boy solo at measure 55: Danny Boy Solo at measure 55-------------------HOLIDAY MUSIC TRACKS-----------------------------------------Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Intervals: Warm-upX-Mas: Angel We Have Heard on High: AngelsX-Mas: We Three Kings: Three KingsX-Mas: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing: HarkWarm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Groups of Threes: Warm-UpHonor Choir Auditions:America the Beautiful with C scale: Soprano Audition: America SopranoAmerica the Beautiful with A scale: Alto Audition: America AltoHONOR CHOIR AUDIO TRACKS TO PRACTICEAlaska Flag Song: Soprano 1: Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 1 PartAlaska Flag Song: Soprano 2: Alaska Flag Song: Soprano 2 PartAlaska Flag Song: Alto/Bar: Alaska Flag Song: Alto/Bar PartFly Away Home-Soprano 1: Fly Away Home Soprano 1Fly Away Home-Soprano 2: Fly Away Home Soprano 2Fly Away Home-Alto/Baritone: Fly Away Home Alto/BaritoneHero-Soprano 1: Hero Soprano 1Hero-Soprano 2: Hero Soprano 2Hero-Alto/Baritone: Hero Alto/BaritoneVox-Soprano 1: Vox-Soprano 1Vox-Soprano 2: Vox Soprano 2Vox-Alto/Baritone: Vox Alto/BaritoneCantate Hodie-Soprano 1: Cantate Hodie Soprano 1Cantate Hodie-Soprano 2: Cantate Hodie Soprano 2Cantate Hodie-Alto/Baritone: Cantate Hodie Alto/Baritone