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.Note of Caution: The CMS instrument storage area is for CMS Music students only. Students may use the space, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students take their materials home at night instead of leaving them in the room. CMS is NOT responsible for lost or stole items.
NOTE: There is an additional signature area for this 2020-2021 school year. It is the online info for this class. Please make sure you sign that as well.Click here for 2020-2021 Choir SyllabusFall 2020 Choir concert-Practice Tracks: for The Moon, When Peace Begins with Me, Chariot's Comin along with warm-up and the Star Spangled Banner (in Bb) (which is the singing test for all choir students)Warm-Up: Mi, Meh, Mah, Mo, Mou and Do Scale (in solfedge): Warm-UpStar Spangled Banner (in Bb): SSBThe Moon: Soprano: The Moon Soprano PartThe Moon: Alto: The Moon Alto PartWhen Peace Begins with Me: Soprano: When Peace Begins Soprano PartWhen Peace Begins with Me: Alto: When Peace Begins Alto PartChariot's Comin': Soprano: Chariot's Comin' Soprano PartChariot's Comin': Alto: Chariot's Comin' Alto PartChariot's Comin: Descant at measure 106: Chariot's Comin' Descant PartWarm-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-UpDue to the school shut down in the spring: I am seriously considering using this music through out the school year this year. So, I am leaving these practice tracks up.Pops 2020 Choir Concert (April 28)-Practice for Scarborough, Life is a Highway, African Sky, Boy in the Bubble, Lake Shore Drive and Home From Frozen 2Scarborough Fair: Soprano: Scarborough SopranoScarborough Fair: Alto: Scarborough AltoLife is a Highway: Soprano:Life is a Highway SopranoLife is a Highway: Alto: Life is a Highway AltoAfrican Sky: Paul Simon part (mostly for men): African Sky P. Simon partAfrican Sky: Linda Ronstead part (mostly for women): African Sky L. RonsteadBoy in the Bubble: Soprano: Boy in the Bubble SopranoBoy in the Bubble: Alto: Boy in the Bubble AltoLake Shore Drive: Soprano: Lake Shore Drive SopranoLake Shore Drive: Alto: Lake Shore Drive AltoFrozen 2 Home Outtake: Soprano: Frozen 2 Home SopranoFrozen 2 Home Outtake: Alto: Frozen 2 Home AltoGraceland Soundtrack: The Boy in the Bubble: The Boy in the Bubble-originalGraceland Soundtrack: Under African Skies: Under African Skies-originalLake Shore Drive:Lake Shore Drive-originalHonor Choir Auditions (Recording during the week of Dec. 17):America the Beautiful with C scale: Soprano Audition: America SopranoAmerica the Beautiful with A scale: Alto Audition: America AltoHONOR CHOIR AUDIO TRACKS TO PRACTICE (Due to school shut down, we are using the same honor choir music for the 2020-2021 school year):The Beat of a Different Drum for Soprano: Beat of Drum Sop partThe Beat of a Different Drum for Soprano Small Group: Beat of Drum Sop Small GroupThe Beat of a Different Drum for Alto Part: Beat of Drum AltoThe Beat of a Different Drum for Alto Small Group: Beat of Drum Alto Small GroupHava Nashira: Soprano 1: Hava Nashira Sop. 1 PartHava Nashira: Soprano 2: Hava Nashira: Soprano 2 PartHava Nashira: Alto/Baritone: Hava Nashira: Alto/Bar PartZombie Jamboree: Soprano 1: Zombie Jamboree: Soprano 1 PartZombie Jamboree: Soprano 2: Zombie Jamboree: Soprano 2 PartZombie Jamboree: Alto/Bar: Zombie Jamboree: Alto/Bar partZombie Jamboree: Small Group: Zombie Jamboree Small Group PartTurn the World Around: Soprano 1: Turn the World Around Soprano 1 PartTurn the World Around: Soprano 2: Turn the World Around: Soprano 2 PartTurn the World Around: Alto/Bar: Turn the World Around Alto/Bar PartAlaska 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 Part