Welcome to Room 4104. Mr. Andrews teaches Choir, Guitar, and Stage Band.
This week the Advanced Choir and Stage Band will perform at the GHS UnConcert.
Rehearsals are Tuesday from 2-5, and Wedesday from 3-6. Students will walk from Wilson and be picked up at GHS.
Thursday is the Assembly. Students will meet at GHS at 8:00 am. We will walk back after the Assembly.
The night shows Thursday and Friday at 7. Call time is 6:00.
Presale tix are available for $10. Door price is $12.
It's amazing how fast the semester is moving!
This week we finish the 5th string. Recitals on Thursday and Friday.
We continue to prep for our unpcoming appearance at GHS for the Unconcert.
We go deeper into the music for our spring concert and continue to work on sight reading.
Welcome back to the first full week of the semester.
Guitar: We continue working on the 5th string with a recital on Wednesday. Then we move on to dotted eighth notes.
Stage Band: We start work on the unconcert material and songs for our spring concert.
Choir: Now that voice tests are done we can begin working on material for our next concert : Under the Sea!
This is the week of the Winter Show featuring the Guitar Ensemble, Stage Band and Choirs.
The show starts at 6 pm. Tickets are available pre-sale for $2 or at the door for $3.
Call time for all performers is 5:30. Students are wearing black bottoms and white tops.
Choir: The choir is in tripple concert prep with Halloween and Veterans' Day around the corner followed quickly by the Winter Show. So much to do! Advanced Choir heads to festival on Tuesday at GHS. Advanced Choir wears black and white and walks over to GHS at 12:00. Festival runs from 2:00 -4:00 pm. Parents may attend.
Stage Band: We will start work on Paint it Black and finish up arrangements for the Halloween Songs.
Guitar: Duet recital will be Wednesday. Next we take on the 3rd string.
This is the last week of the quarter. Grades are due on Friday (which is a mini-day) so any make-up work needs to be in by then.
Choir and Stage Band:
We will begin preparing for the Halloween show that comes in just 3.5 weeks.
8th graders will take their combining strings recitals on Monday. On Tuesday we begin a short lesson on duets with the recital next week.
Please join us for the Wilson Fall Music Concert on Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Wilson Auditorium. Tickets are available pre-sale for $2 or on the night of the show for $3. The Choirs and Stage Band will be performing along with Mrs. Svetich's Symphonic Orchestra.
All choir and stage band students must attend the afterschool rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:30.
Information and permission slips for the Fall Choral Festival at GHS will be distributed this week to Advanced Choir.
This week the Stage Band and Choir classes will receive their Concert Reminder assignment for the Fall Concert.
A PDF of the file can be found here: Fall Concert Reminders.
Recital for the Second String is Tuesday. Practice room is open at Snack everyday. Next up: Combining Strings 1 & 2.
Great news! The donorschoose.org project funded in just under a week thanks to the generous donations of so many family members and friends of our classes. The new equipment has arrived and we will unbox it tomorrow in class! I also received a few gift cards to donorschoose, so will run another smaller project very soon.
Guitar moves on to String 2 for the next week or so along with practice on all three of our blues chords E, A, and D.
We start our last song for the concert and make some hard decisions on the set list.
Most of the songs are in their final stretch. We will finish up Bonse ABA this week.
It's just 22 practice days until the October 1st concert for choir and stage band! Both groups will continue to work on their songs for this week.
We continue to work on learning, String 1 pieces. The first true recital will be this Thursday where each student will play a piece from the 1st string pieces.
Thank you again to all who have been able to donate.
As of Sunday at noon the project request was 50% funded. Any donation that you can make will help. Donate here and use the Coupon Code "SPARK" to double your donation up to $100.