Beginning Choir is for younger students who enjoy singing. The Children in Beginning Choir are between 2nd and 7th grade.
Stories and Games
Beginning Choir kids will begin the adventure of learning to read choral music. Entertaining stories about Do, Re, and Mi living on Solfa Street, will delight younger students. In fact, these stories teach important musical concepts and Solfege Hand Signs. Not only will stories be told, but fun games that teach rhythmic and melodic skills will be played on a weekly basis.
In addition to reading choral music, choir students will learn how to improve their voices. Choral technique is taught through movement. As a result kids will get to stretch, march, clap, and make faces. Imagination will be engaged as beginners pretend to swim, bowl, and fall into a beanbag chair.
Beginning Choir members have the opportunity to sing for two semesters in each school year. The first semester of rehearsals starts on August 13, 2019 and ends on December 10, 2019. This gives parents a nice break during the busy holiday season. The second semester of rehearsals begins on January 14, 2020 and will finish on May 12, 2020. This schedule frees May up for promotion, graduation, and prom. At the end of each semester, Beginning Choir students get to show off their new musical prowess by performing in an exciting concert.
Coupled within the semesters, singers have the benefit of attending weekly rehearsals. Beginning Choir meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rehearsals are held in Esmond Station Music Room, 203.
*Please see our Concert tab for additional information.
Holidays and Breaks
Many parents enjoy vacation with their families over school breaks. For this reason, Beginning Choir will observe the same holiday and break schedule as the Vail School District high school calendar. This means that, instead of the three weeks of Fall Break elementary school students enjoy, Beginning Choir will only take a two week Fall Break to mirror the high school schedule.
First Semester Breaks: Second Semester Breaks:
September 24, 2019 March 10, 2020
October 1, 2019 March 17, 2020
Mark Your Calendars
Both rehearsals and concerts are exciting events in the life of young Beginning Choir students. Therefore, it is super important to add rehearsal and concert dates to your calendars in advance. Additionally, having all students attend every rehearsal and concert helps the kids put on the best show possible. Choir is a team! We succeed when everyone contributes.
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