Monday, December 5, 2016

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: December 5th - 9th
Tuesday 12/6: Bel Canto @ 8 AM
Thursday 12/8: Bel Canto @ 8 AM

Thursday 12/8: Holiday Concert @ 7 PM (Durham Theater)

What to wear: 
*6th Grade: white music polo, black dress pants, black dress shoes
*7th, 8th, & Bel Canto Girls: formal dresses & black dress shoes
*7th, 8th, & Bel Canto Boys: black tux pants, white dress shirt, black tie, & black dress shoes

Schedule:

4:30 - Bel Canto stays after school
(bring uniform, pizza will be provided)
5:30 - Bel Canto (on stage)
6:00 - 7th Grade (on stage)
6:15 - 8th Grade (on stage)
6:30 - 6th Grade (on stage)
6:45 - Doors open for audience
7:00 - Concert begins

*No Bel Canto make-up on Friday

Monday, November 28, 2016


Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: 11/28 - 12/2
Tuesday 11/29: Bel Canto @ 8 AM



Thursday 12/1: Bel Canto @ 8 AM


Thursday 12/1: Bel Canto sings @ Ford Elementary Concert
- Call time @ 5:45 PM (in chorus room)
- Concert @ 7:00 PM (in Durham Theater)


Friday 12/2:  NO BEL CANTO

Upcoming Chorus Dates: December

Thursday 12/8: Holiday Concert - All choirs (7 PM @ Durham)
*Call times will be posted soon

Tuesday 12/20: State Capitol Performance/Field Trip (7th Grade)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: November 14th - 18th

Monday 11/14: Bel Canto @ 8 AM



Monday 11/14: Honor Chorus @ Lassiter HS (6:30-8 PM)

Tuesday 11/15: Honor Chorus @ Lassiter HS (9 AM - 5 PM) & Concert @ 7 PM

Wednesday 11/16: Bel Canto @ 8 AM


Upcoming Chorus Dates: November & December

Thursday 12/1: Bel Canto sings @ Ford Elementary Concert 

(7 PM @ Durham)


Thursday 12/8: Holiday Concert - All choirs (7 PM @ Durham)

Tuesday 12/20: State Capitol Performance/Field Trip (7th Grade)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fundraiser Pick-Up Tomorrow (11/8)

Come to the cafeteria between 12 PM and 8 PM to pick up your fundraiser order.

Items are perishable and must be picked up tomorrow. 

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help! We greatly appreciate your support with this!


Rehearsal Schedule:

*Regular rehearsals on Wednesday (Honor Chorus) and Thursday (Bel Canto). No make-up on Friday. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Upcoming Chorus Dates: *Regular rehearsals this week

Tuesday, 11/8: Cheesecake Fundraiser Delivery (12:00 - 9:00 PM)
*We need volunteers to help with this! Please sign up with the link sent by email if you are able to help! Thank you!

Saturday, 11/12: All-State Auditions @ Woodland HS
*individual times will be sent by email

Monday, 11/14: Honor Chorus Rehearsal (8th gr.) @ Lassiter HS (6:30-8:00 PM)

Tuesday, 11/15: Honor Chorus (8th gr.) @ Lassiter HS (9-5) 
*Concert @ 7 PM


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: October 24th - 28th
Monday 10/24: All-State Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday 10/25: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM


Wednesday 10/26: Honor Chorus Rehearsal (8th) @ 8:00 AM


Thursday 10/27: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM


Friday 10/28: Bel Canto Make-up @ 8:15 AM

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: October 17th - 21st
Monday 10/17: All-State Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday 10/18: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM


Wednesday 10/19: Honor Chorus Rehearsal (8th) @ 8:00 AM

Thursday 10/20: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM

Friday 10/21: Bel Canto Make-up @ 8:15 AM

*8th Grade Disney student deposits of $200.00 were due on Friday 10/14 along with their signed packets. I will send an updated sheet soon with remaining payments and itinerary details for you to keep.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Chorus Schedule: October 3rd-7th
Monday 10/3: All-State Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday 10/4: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday 10/4: Disney Chaperone Meeting @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday 10/5: Honor Chorus Rehearsal (8th) @ 8:00 AM

Thursday 10/6: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM
Thursday 10/6: Fall Concert (all choirs) @ 7:00 PM
*see below for concert details

Call times for Fall Concert: 
4:30 - Bel Canto (eat & change into uniform)
5:30 - Bel Canto Rehearsal (on stage)
6:00 - 6th grade (on stage)
6:15 - 7th grade (on stage)
6:30 - 8th grade (on stage)

6:45 - Doors open

7:00 - Concert begins

Uniforms for concert:

6th grade - white polo shirt, black dress pants, & black dress shoes
(no leggings, jeans, boots, or sandals please)

7th and 8th grade girls - formal uniforms


7th grade boyswhite polo shirt, black dress pants, & black dress shoes


8th grade boys - formal uniforms


Bel Canto 6th graders - you received emails regarding uniforms for Thursday


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: September 19th-23rd
Monday 9/19: All-State Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM
Tuesday 9/20: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM
Thursday 9/21: Bel Canto Rehearsal @ 8:00 AM
Friday 9/22: Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal @ 8:15 AM

Reminders: 
Fall Concert - Our Fall Concert is the week after Fall Break on Thursday, October 6th in the Theater at Durham. Call times will be posted next week for each grade. I will post uniform information and other important details next week as well. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM. No tickets required. All parents, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Students have been working hard to prepare for this concert. We hope to see you there!

Fundraiser - Our fundraiser concluded on Wednesday, September 14th. I know some students still need to turn in their orders. Please send these on Monday so we can place the orders. Cheesecakes and other items will arrive on November 8th and will need to be picked up that day. We will send out detailed instructions as the date approaches.

Bel Canto Uniforms - All uniform forms should be returned a.s.a.p. We are still missing a few from the new Bel Canto 6th graders. The money for formal uniforms is due on Friday, September 23rd.

Remind - I have not sent very many remind texts because we still have quite a few parents who have not signed up to receive messages. This is a quick and easy way to send reminders and can be very beneficial for notifying parents and students of important details and last minute changes that sometimes occur. Please help us out by signing up for these messages so we can utilize this system. 

6th grade: Text "@dmschorus6" to 81010
7th grade: Text "@dmschorus7" to 81010
8th grade: Text "@dmschorus8" to 81010
Bel Canto: Text "@dmsbc" to 81010

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: 9/12 - 9/16
Monday 9/12: All-State @ 8:00 AM
Tuesday 9/13: Bel Canto @ 8:00 AM
Thursday 9/15: Bel Canto @ 8:00 AM
Friday 9/16: Bel Canto Make-up @ 8:00 AM

*Fundraiser orders are due in class on Wednesday 9/14!

*8th Grade parents - please take the Disney trip survey by Wednesday 9/14

*6th Grade polos are being ordered this week. Please return this form and money a.s.a.p.

*Bel Canto girls dress forms are due September 13th. We must have dress sizes by 9/13 so we can order them in time for the October 6th concert.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Schedule: 9/6 - 9/9

Tuesday 9/6 @ 8:00 AM 
- Bel Canto

Thursday 9/8 @ 8:00 AM - Bel Canto


Friday 9/9 @ 8:00 AM - Braves Rehearsal


Friday 9/9 - Braves Field Trip - see email for details

Due Dates/Reminders:


*6th, 7th, and 8th graders should now have all materials in class. Being prepared is a part of their weekly grade.

*Handbook forms were due on Friday, Aug. 26th. Please return these ASAP.


*Polo shirt forms for 6th grade were due on Friday, Sept. 2nd. We have to place this order this week so they will come in time for our October 6th concert. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: 8/29 - 9/2
Tuesday 8/30 @ 8:00 AM - 6th grade auditions for Bel Canto and Honor Chorus

Thursday 8/18 @ 8:00 AM - 
6th grade auditions for Bel Canto and Honor Chorus

Students can choose which day they would like to audition. Email me with any questions you have regarding auditions.


NO BEL CANTO REHEARSAL FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS. 
We will resume rehearsals with the new 6th graders on Tuesday, September 6th.

Due Dates/Reminders:
*6th, 7th, and 8th graders should now have all materials in class. Being prepared is a part of their weekly grade.

*Handbook forms were due on Friday, Aug. 26th. Please return these ASAP.


*Braves game ticket orders were due on Thursday, Aug. 25th. We need these on Monday at the latest.


Have a great weekend!
- Mrs. Rutledge

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: 8/22 - 8/16
Monday 8/15 @ 8:00 AM - Braves Rehearsal 

Tuesday 8/16 @ 8:00 AM - Bel Canto (7th & 8th graders only)

Thursday 8/18 @ 8:00 AM - Bel Canto (7th & 8th graders only)


Due Dates/Reminders:
*6th graders - bring headphones to class on Monday, Aug. 22nd

*6th grade materials due on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd

*Braves game ticket orders due on Thursday, Aug. 25th

*Handbook forms due on Friday, Aug. 26th

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: 8/15 - 8/19

Monday 8/15 @ 8:00 AM - Braves Rehearsal 

Tuesday 8/16 @ 8:00 AM - Auditions for Bel Canto, All-State. Honor Chorus, and Braves Game (7th and 8th grade only)

Thursday 8/18 @ 8:00 AM - Auditions for Bel Canto, All-State. Honor Chorus, and Braves Game (7th and 8th grade only)

*Braves game ticket orders due on Thursday, Aug. 25th

*Handbook forms due on Friday, Aug. 26th

6th Grade: WELCOME TO CHORUS!! We are so happy you are a part of our program! I will be sending home handouts very soon regarding uniforms, Bel Canto auditions, and other important chorus info.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Welcome Back!

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule 8/8 through 8/12
Monday @ 8:00 am - Braves Game Rehearsal in Band Room 
Tuesday @ 8:00 am - Bel Canto Rehearsal
Thursday @ 8:00 am - Bel Canto Rehearsal & Performance for 6th grade

Thursday @ 6:30 pm - Bel Canto performs for 6th Gr. Music Dept. Open House (until 8:30)


*7th and 8th graders need Chorus materials in class by August 8th.

*Braves game ticket orders due on August 25th!!

*Handbook forms due on Friday, August 26th.

Friday, February 26, 2016

March 3rd @ 7 pm - Pre-LGPE Concert 

All choirs will perform on this concert.
Location: Durham theater. 
Doors open at 6:30 for parents. 

Call times:
6:00 - 8th grade (warm-up on stage)
6:15 - 7th grade (warm-up on stage)
6:30 - 6th grade (warm-up in chorus room)
6:45 - Bel Canto (line up in chorus room)

Uniforms: 
6th grade - white polo shirt, black pants, and black shoes
7th, 8th, and Bel Canto - formal uniforms, black socks, and black shoes


LGPE Field Trips

March 7th
2:30-7:00 pm
Bel Canto and 7th Grade
Students may bring a snack and water to eat before after our performance.
Dress: Formal uniforms, black socks, and black shoes.
Cost: $10.00 (students in Bel Canto do not need to pay twice)

March 8th
2:30-5:45
8th Grade
Students may bring a snack and water to eat before after our performance.
Dress: Formal uniforms, black socks, and black shoes.
Cost: $10.00 (students in Bel Canto do not need to pay twice)

Click on the link below to access the letter than was sent home with students regarding LGPE:

Chorus LGPE Information 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: January 25th-29th
Tuesday @ 8:00 am - Bel Canto
Wednesday @ 8:00 am - All-State

Upcoming Chorus Dates:
February 10th: 6th Grade ASO Field Trip


LGPE Information will be sent home soon regarding our field trips that are upcoming on March 7th and 8th. 7th Grade and Bel Canto will attend on Monday, March 7th and 8th Grade will attend on Tuesday, March 8th.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule: January 18th-22nd
Tuesday @ 8:00 AM: Bel Canto Rehearsal
Tuesday@ 4:15 PM: All-State Rehearsal
Wednesday @ 8:00 AM: All-State Rehearsal
Thursday @ 8:00 AM: Bel Canto Rehearsal
Friday @ 8:00 AM: Bel Canto Make-up Rehearsal

Thursday @ 6:40 PM: All-State 2nd Auditions 
(Kell High School)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy 2nd Semester and Welcome Back!
Now that we are in the swing of things for 2nd semester, be watching for calendar updates, rehearsal schedules, and important info to be posted on the blog weekly. 

This Week: Jan 11th-15th
Thursday @ 8:00 a.m. - Bel Canto Rehearsal
Friday @ 8:00 a.m. - All-State Rehearsal

As of now, there are no changes to the chorus calendar that you received in the fall as part of the handbook. If you need an extra copy, you can find it under "chorus documents" to the right.