Weekly Choir News Update
LMS Choir Update
Today is the end of 1st Term at LMS. Students need to have all late practice slips in BY CLASSTIME MONDAY, November 7th. I am finalizing grades Monday afternoon. Students also have their first practice slip for Term 2 due Monday, November 7th.
Today students in each class began a “Concert Reflection” in order to analyze goals they met with their concert performance and goals they are still working toward. Reflection of performance allows us to grow and make progress as a performer. No matter where we are in our ability we always have goals we achieved and goals to work toward; we need to recognize what we are doing well and what we still need to work on.
As I mentioned at the concert, we also focus on music literacy in class; it’s one of the universal languages of our world and important in Pullman School District Music Department’s mission to help “all students develop individual skills”. With that in mind we will begin to focus more on rhythmic reading as we also begin to learn music for our December performances. Here is the focus for each grade:
- 6th Grade Choir – practice isolated note values; how they feel to perform them, and how to count them.
- 7th/8th Grade Concert Choir – practice sight-reading rhythmic combinations using rhythmic counting; 1st year Concert Choir students using basic rhythmic combinations; 2nd year Concert Choir students using intermediate rhythmic combinations.
The December performances mentioned will take place at area retirement communities. I am in the process of setting those up, and will let you know dates and times for each group once they are set. These performances will take place during the school day.
The 7th/8th Grade Concert Choir will perform Thursday, November 10th for Lincoln Middle School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly. I invite you to attend if you are able; the assembly begins at 9:15am. It is organized by the LMS leadership class, and includes performances from the LMS band, choir, and orchestra. 7th/8th Grade Concert Choir students need to wear black and white concert clothes for this presentation.
Again, wonderful performance from your students at the concert.
Have a good weekend,
Director of Choirs
Lincoln Middle School