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John Adams

Middle School

8th Grade Chorus
 Welcome to the Eighth Grade Chorus Webpage!

February 2018:
- We will begin to look at Spring Concert music and start to determine what each choir section needs to sing.
- We will work to blend voices within our sections as we begin to work on Spring Concert music.
- We will continue to work on solfege songs for warm ups.
- We will begin putting the Semester 2 music vocabulary into our notebook on a weekly basis again in March.
- We will begin answering music related questions in our notebook on a bi-weekly basis again in March.
- There will be three Google Classroom assignments that students will complete during class on February 7/8, February 12/13, and February 22/23 while Mr. Deiss is completing Fifth Grade music registration at elementary schools.
- Quarter 3 ends on Thursday, March 29. Check Skyward in regards to missing assignments.

WANT TO DONATE TO THE JOHN ADAMS CHOIR MUSIC PURCHASE FUND? 
- Write a check made out to John Adams c/o John Adams Choir Program OR send cash with your contact information. Please ensure the check or money is sealed in an envelope. Donations are tax deductible. Mr. Deiss will email or mail out a tax dedication form after the donation has been received and processed. 

Thank you for your generosity and support!

Students are responsible for bringing a pencil and notebook with them every day. Students will occasionally take notes, do journal entries, and other assigned work. Any assignment will be collected and graded.


MAY 31, 2018 SPRING CONCERT MUSIC

1) I'm A Believer (Shrek movie)
2) Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers movie)
3) Purple Rain (Prince) ..... donations needed to purchase the piece of music
4) Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

* Music links are located on the "Choir Resources" webpage.

DECEMBER __ , 2018 JOHN MARSHALL CONCERT MUSIC
1) TBD

2) TBD
* Music links will be located on the "Choir Resources" webpage next fall.

Concert Arrival Times
Sixth Grade should arrive at 6:20 in Orchestra Room
Seventh Grade should arrive at 6:30 in Band Room
Eighth Grade should arrive at 6:40 in Choir Room


2016-2017 Concert Information
Joint John Marshall Winter Concert is on Monday, December 4, 2017 (8th Grade Only)
Winter Concert is on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Spring Concert is on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Missed the May 31, 2018 Spring Concert?

Make ups will be from 2:40-3:40 in the choir room on Tuesday, June 5. You must be present the entire time for it to count. Mr. Deiss need to know ahead of time that you are coming so that he can add you to the approved after school student list. 


Performance Attire:


Gentlemen are to wear dress pants with collared dress shirt and dress shoes. Gentlemen may choose to wear a tie.

Ladies are to wear either dress, skirt, or dress pants with matching top and dress shoes. No leggings on their own. Dress and skirt length should be knee or below.
No jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops.
No large logo on any clothing.

There is no set color requirement. Remember that we are a performance group, please refrain from wearing distracting attire. ALL clothing MUST meet the district’s dress code. The dress code is located on page 4 of the Right, Rules, and Regulations document.

Classroom Expectations: Come Prepared, Show Respect, Actively Contribute, Be a Good Listener, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me.   
  

Contact: Mr. Michael Deiss
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