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


    Instructor: Mr. Toby Lambert-761-1517       

    Class Meeting: B Days (Monday, Wednesday and 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

                4. Google Class: 6th Grade Choir ( sbfkaym ) or 7th-8th Grade Choir ( mceeq3j )


    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

                            -Singing 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 be having to make-up the concert).  If they do not complete the make-up concert by the end of the quarter, 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: You will not be able to earn your participation points (10 pts).  I

                combine performance ability with attendance for a weekly grade worth 100 Points.  If

                you forget to bring your instrument or music, I mark that as a no instrument day (you

                need to make a phone call home).  You will not be able to earn your participation points

                for the day (10 pts).  If you forget your instrument/music      3 times during the quarter,

                you will be choosing to have a SRC.  So remember your materials.


    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


                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.


    Going back into effect-As for regular passes (for things like using the restroom, nurse), you will be given 5 passes for each quarter (when they are used up, there are no more till the next quarter).  This is going back into effect due to over use of passes last year and that students need to be in class to learn, not be wandering the building.  Student can use them for what they need BUT when they are used up, they are used up till the next quarter starts. 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.      

    2023-2024 Practice choir tracks
    Fall Choir Audition is the Star Spangled Banner (in Bb) (which is the singing test for all choir students).
    Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou:Mi Me Mah Mo Mou warm up
    Warm-Up: Do Solfedge Scale: Do Scale warm up
    Warm-Up: Do Chord (Do, Mi, Sol): Do Chord warm up
    Warm-up: Intervals (in Solfedge): Interval warm up
    Warm-up: Groups of 3's (in Solfedge): Group of 3's warm up
    Star Spangled Banner (in Bb) (singing test): Star Spangled Banner Singing Test
    Tracks for Sept. 18, 2023 Fall Concert
    Music Spread Thy Voice Around Soprano: Music Spread Thy Voice Around Soprano
    Music Spread Thy Voice Around Alto: Music Spread Thy Voice Around Alto
    Into the West Soprano: Into the West Soprano
    Into the West Alto: Into the West Alto
    Chariot's Comin Soprano: Chariot's Comin Soprano
    Chariot's Comin Alto: Chariot's Comin Alto
    Chariot's Comin Descant (at measure 106 on page 10): Chariot's Comin Descant
    We want to Sing Soprano: We want to Sing Soprano
    We want to Sing Alto: We want to Sing Alto
    Tracks for Nov. 20, 2023 Holiday Concert
    Music Spread Thy Voice Around Soprano: Music Spread Thy Voice Soprano
    Music Spread Thy Voice Around Alto: Music Spread Thy Voice Alto
    Pick A Bale of Cotton Soprano: Pick a Bale of Cotton Soprano
    Pick A Bale of Cotton Alto: Pick a Bale of Cotton Alto
    The Simplest Things Soprano: The Simplest Things Soprano
    The Simplest Things Alto: The Simplest Things Alto
    Tuxedo Junction Soprano: Tuxedo Junction Soprano
    Tuxedo Junction Alto: Tuxedo Junction Alto
    Tracks for Feb. 13, 2024 Winter Concert
    Singin in the Rain Soprano: Singin in the Rain Soprano
    Singin in the Rain Alto: Singin in the Rain Alto
    Eamonn an Chnoic Soprano: Eamonn an Chnoic Soprano
    Eamonn an Chnoic Alto: Eamonn an Chnoic Alto
    Eamonn an Chnoic Lyric Guide: Eamonn Lyric guide
    Yggdrasill Soprano: Yggdrasill Soprano
    Yggdrasill Alto: Yggdrasill Alto
    Yggdrasill Lyric Guide: Yggdrasill Lyric Guide
    Medieval Gloria Soprano: Medieval Gloria Soprano
    Medieval Gloria Alto: Medieval Gloria Alto
    Medieval Gloria Lyric Guide: Medieval Gloria Lyric Guide
    Honor Choir Auditions/2nd quarter singing test: 
    America the Beautiful Soprano: American the Beautiful Soprano Audition test
    America the Beautiful Alto: America the Beautiful Alto Audition test
    Tracks for the April 30 Pops Concert
    Splish Splash Soprano: Splish Splash Soprano
    Splish Splash Alto: Splish Splash Alto
    The Captain's Mate Soprano: The Captain's Mate Soprano
    The Captain's Mate Alto: The Captain's Mate Alto
    Wellerman Soprano: Wellerman Soprano
    Wellerman Alto: Wellerman Alto
    Wellerman Tenor: Wellerman Tenor
    Skull and Bones Soprano: Skull and Bones Soprano
    Skull and Bones Alto: Skull and Bones Alto
    Kiss the Girl Soprano: Kiss the Girl Soprano
    Kiss the Girl Alto: Kiss the Girl Alto
    Kiss the Girl Yah Yah: Kiss the Girl Yah Yah
    Under the Sea Soprano: Under the Sea Soprano
    Under the Sea Alto: Under the Sea Alto
    AK flag song Soprano 1: AK Flag Song soprano 1
    AK flag song Soprano 2: AK Flag song Soprano 2
    AK flag song Alto: AK Flag song Alto
    Ahrirang Soprano 1: Ahrirang Soprano 1
    Ahrirang Soprano 2: Ahrirang Soprano 2
    Ahrirang Alto: Ahrirang Alto
    Climb Higher Soprano 1: Climb Higher Soprano 1
    Climb Higher Soprano 2: Climb Higher Soprano 2
    Climb Higher Alto: Climb Higher Alto
    Don't Give Up on Me Soprano 1: Don't Give Up on Me Soprano 1
    Don't Give Up on Me Soprano 2: Don't Give Up on Me Soprano 2
    Don't Give Up on Me Alto: Don't Give Up on Me Alto
    I Sing Because I am Happy Soprano1: I Sing Because I am Happy Soprano 1
    I Sing Because I am Happy Soprano 2: I Sing Because I am Happy Soprano 2
    I Sing Because I am Happy Alto: I Sing Because I am Happy Alto