John Adams

Middle School

7th Grade Chorus
Welcome to the Seventh Grade Chorus Webpage!

October 2017:
We will work on blending voices within our sections and whole group.
- We will continue to work on solfege and pitch accuracy. 
- We will 
have all the Winter Concert music learned by the end of October. We will then memorize the songs during November.
- We will be putting music vocabulary into our notebook on a weekly basis. 
- We will be answering music related questions in our notebook on a bi-weekly basis.
- Winter Concert solo and small group sign ups will be October 9-27. Auditions will take place in early November.
The October Song Recording assignment will be due Tuesday, November 7. Students will need to acccess their class section's Google Classroom to upload their video recording. Detailed information can be found on Skyward and Google Classroom.

- 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. 

Donation Goal is $600.00. $335.00 worth of donations have been received so far this year! 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.


1) "The Scientist" by Coldplay
2) "Roar" by Katy Perry
3) "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent
4) "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors
* Music links are located on the "Choir Resources" webpage.

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
Winter Concert is on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Spring Concert is on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Missed the January 23, 2018 Winter Concert?

Make ups will be from 2:40-3:40 in the choir room on Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25. 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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