Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Upcoming Chorus Performance Dates:

Thursday, December 3rd - Bel Canto Concert with Ford Elementary in the Durham Theater @ 7:00 pm. Students will wear formal uniforms. Bel Canto should plan to stay after school to rehearse with the Ford chorus. Pizza will be provided. 

Thursday, December 10th - Holiday Concert (All Choirs) in the Durham Theater @ 7:00 pm. Bel Canto, 7th, & 8th graders will wear formal uniforms. 6th grade will wear polos, black pants, and black shoes. Bel Canto should plan to stay after school to rehearse. All other students will need to be back at the following call times: 

6th Grade: 5:45 pm
7th Grade: 6:00 pm
8th Grade: 6:15 pm

*Doors open at 6:30 for the audience. 



Monday, October 26, 2015

Rehearsals: October 26th-30th 
Monday - All-State Rehearsal @ 8
Tuesday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Wednesday - Honor Chorus Rehearsal @ 8
Thursday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Friday - No Make-up Rehearsal


Upcoming Dates: 

Saturday, November 14th: All-State Auditions @ Woodland High School (Cartersville)

Monday, November 16th: Honor Chorus rehearsal @ Lassiter Performance Hall (PM)


Tuesday, November 17th: Honor Chorus Event @ Lassiter (all day)


Thursday, December 3rd - Bel Canto performance with Ford Elementary @ Durham


Thursday, December 10th - Holiday Concert (all choirs) @ Durham (7 PM)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule: October 12th-16th
Monday - All-State Rehearsal @ 8
Tuesday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Thursday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Friday - No Make-up Rehearsal

*Students will not receive their uniforms until they have been paid for. Checks can be made out to Durham Middle School. 

Upcoming Events: 
- Fall Concert (All Choirs) - October 15th @ 7:00 PM in the Durham Theater

Call Times:
4:30 - Bel Canto (stay after school)
5:30 - 6th Grade
5:45 - 7th Grade
6:00 - 8th Grade

Uniforms for Fall Concert: 
- Formal for Bel Canto, 7th, & 8th grade
- Durham Polo, black pants, & black shoes

*An email was sent with more detailed concert information

- Taste of Acworth (Bel Canto only) - October 17th @ 3:00 PM (Call time @ 2:00)

- Morning rehearsals for Honor Chorus (select 8th graders) begin on October 14th. Rehearsals will be Wednesday mornings @ 8:00 AM.

- All-State Chorus - 1st Audition is November 14th @ Woodland HS in Cartersville (Times TBA)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule: October 5th-9th
Monday - All-State Rehearsal @ 8
Tuesday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Thursday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Friday - Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal @ 8

*Formal uniforms and polos will be here within the next few days. Students will not receive their uniforms until they have been paid for. Checks can be made out to Durham Middle School. 

Upcoming Events: 
Fall Concert (All Choirs) - October 15th @ 7:00 PM in the Durham Theater

Taste of Acworth (Bel Canto only) - October 17th @ 3:00 PM (Call time @ 2:00)

*Morning rehearsals for Honor Chorus (select 8th graders) begin on October 14th Rehearsals will be Wednesday mornings @ 8:00 AM.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule: 09.28 thru 10.02
Monday - All-State Rehearsal @ 8
Tuesday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Thursday - Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8
Friday - Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal @ 8

Upcoming Events: 
Fall Concert (All Choirs) - October 15th @ 7:00 pm

Taste of Acworth (Bel Canto only) - October 17th (afternoon performance - more details to come)

*Morning rehearsals for Honor Chorus (select 8th graders) begin on October 14th Rehearsals will be Wednesday mornings @ 8:00 am.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Reminders for this week: Monday 9/14 - Friday 9/18

Monday @ 8: All-State Chorus Rehearsal  - anyone interested is welcome, even if you missed the first rehearsal (more information will be emailed this week)

Tuesday @ 8: Bel-Canto

Thursday@ 8: Bel-Canto

Friday @ 8: Bel-Canto (Make-up)

Performance at the Braves game Tuesday night 9/15 - leave school at 4:00 PM and arrive back at approximately 10:30 PM

Money & Forms Due
- Handbook forms - need these back ASAP
- Uniform money
- Bel Canto fee
- Braves game ticket money & transportation fee
- All-State registration fee

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

8th Grade Guitar
Playing test on Friday 9/11

Chorus
Braves game rehearsal (for 7th and 8th graders who will be performing) @ 8:00 AM Friday 9/11 in the Band Room.

Please send any remaining handbook forms and uniform money with students asap.

Bel Canto
Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal @ 8:30 AM Friday (following Braves game rehearsal) in the Chorus Room.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Braves game rehearsal (for 7th and 8th graders who will be performing) @ 8:00 AM tomorrow 9/4 in the Band Room.

Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal @ 8:30 AM (following Braves game rehearsal) in the Chorus Room.

Uniforms are being ordered Monday. These were due on August 28th.
Please return those forms tomorrow so your child has a uniform for our Fall Concert.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule for This Week:
Monday @ 8 AM: All-State Interest Meeting
Tuesday @ 8 AM: Bel Canto Rehearsal
Thursday @ 8 AM: Bel Canto Rehearsal
Friday @ 8 AM: Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal

Forms & Fees:
- Chorus Handbook forms (all grades) were due Mon. 8/17
- Uniform forms and $ were due Fri. 8/21.
- Bel Canto forms and $ due Thurs. 8/27
- 6th Grade Music Dept. Polo Shirt forms and $ due Fri. 8/28
- 7th & 8th Grade Braves Game forms and $ due Tues. 9/1

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

6th Grade Guitar:
- Homework due Wednesday 08/19 - Bring in a song of your choice with the chords G, Em, C, & D
- Quiz 1 on Thursday 08/20 (parts of the guitar, fret #s, string names, & string numbers)

6th Grade Chorus:
- Handbook forms due Wednesday
- Polo shirt money & forms due August 28th
- Click this link to sign up for Remind text messages: remind.com/join/dmschorus6

7th Grade Chorus:
- Uniform money & forms due August 21st
- Braves Game Forms & money due Sept. 1st
- Click this link to sign up for Remind text messages: remind.com/join/dmschorus7

8th Grade Chorus:
- Uniform money & forms due August 21st
- Braves Game Forms & money due Sept. 1st
- Click this link to sign up for Remind text messages: remind.com/join/dmschorus8

8th Grade Guitar:
- Homework due Wednesday 08/19 - Bring in a song of your choice with the chords G, Em, C, & D

Bel Canto:
- Rehearsals this week on Tuesday & Thursday (Make-up rehearsal on Friday)
- Return Bel Canto fee & commitment form by Thursday, August 27th.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Week 2: Update and Reminders

6th Grade Chorus: 
We've had a great first week! Your students are wonderful and I cannot wait to get to know each of them!

 - Students should have chorus materials in class on Monday, August 17th
 - Handbook forms should be returned no later than Wednesday, August 19th.
 - Polo shirt forms and $ are due on Friday, August 21st.

7th & 8th Grade Chorus:
Our year is off to a wonderful start as well! I am excited to see what your students can accomplish this year!

(See post below for all forms that need to be returned.)

- Uniform forms and $ are due on Friday, August 21st.
- Ladies sizing is very different from department stores, so be sure to use the chart
- If any boys missed the fitting day on Monday, they should come this Thursday, August 20th to be measured during Open House. 

Bel Canto:
The list for Bel Canto is posted outside the chorus room. Thank you to all who auditioned. We have limited spots available in this group and so many talented singers, so if you did not make it please try again next year!

Rehearsals will begin this Tuesday, August 18th @ 8:00 a.m.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Update from Week 1:

The chorus syllabus was sent home this week along with the handbook and a contact information magnet card for the chorus program.

There are 4 forms at the end of the handbook that need to be signed and returned by Monday, August 17th.

1. Student Info Sheet
2. Blanket Permission Form (for all chorus field trips this year)
3. Media Release Form
4. Concert Etiquette Contract

Don't forget to sign up for Remind text groups! I will send out concert, field trip, & class reminders this way. Parents, please sign up with your phone number, not your child's. (If you do both, that is fine.) The information for signing up is on the chorus contact card. It will also be sent out via email this week.

Thanks for your support!
Sarah Rutledge

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Welcome to the new and improved Durham Middle School Chorus blog!

All the information you need for chorus will be posted here throughout the year so be sure to check back frequently!