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Chieftain Chorus Handbook 2013 – 2014. Audition Statistics 78 Auditions ( 30 – 7 th, 29 – 8 th, 20 – 9 th ) 34 NEW Chieftain members (14 – 7 th, 12 –

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1 Chieftain Chorus Handbook 2013 – 2014

2 Audition Statistics 78 Auditions ( 30 – 7 th, 29 – 8 th, 20 – 9 th ) 34 NEW Chieftain members (14 – 7 th, 12 – 8 th, 8 – 9 th ) 34 NEW members + 50 FORMER members = 84! (40 – 9 th, 30 – 8 th, 14 – 7 th ) GoldnBlues = 22 members of Chieftains (10 new for )

3 Officers President: Emily Gallagher Vice President: Ryan Smith Communications: David Brownell Historian: Emily Margolis Attendance: Alexis McMenamin Librarian: Reese McLaughlin

4 Chieftain Performance Schedule (doesnt include GoldnBlues) (there will be updates!) Monday, November 11 th – VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY Thursday, December 12 th – Winter Concert Friday, January 24 th – VH1 Save the Music Concert Saturday, January 25 th – VH1 Save the Music Concert Thursday, May 1 st – Spring Concert Saturday, May 3 rd – A Cappella Festival Wednesday, May 7 th – 6 th Grade Orientation Monday, May 19 th – Spring Concert Friday, May 23 rd – Allentown Adjudication Trip (& Dorney!)

5 Concert Attire VETERANS DAY: Any color button-down shirt and dress pants (gentlemen – long tie) OR any school-appropriate dress (dark socks/dress shoes) NO SHORTS. (7 th grade chorus girls – stick to the 7 th grade chorus dress code)

6 Concert Attire EVENING CONCERTS: White button-down shirt with a COLLAR! and black dress pants (dark socks/dress shoes) Ties (for everyone) will be provided (you will borrow for the year)

7 Concert Attire Other performances: Will be specified closer to event Several t-shirt buying opportunities…

8 T-Shirts Well be ordering t-shirts again this fall Designs have been submitted Voting for designs at 10/17 rehearsal

9 Rehearsal Schedule Regular Rehearsals on Thursdays 2:45-4:00 Other rehearsals: Fall Saturday – Retreat (Date TBA) Sometimes in fall – sectionals on other days after school After VH1 (Jan 25 th ) until Musical (March 14 th, 15 th ) – no rehearsal Spring – sectionals on some weeks weeks Occasional other changes to schedule PRIMARY SOURCE FOR CALENDAR: My teacher site! My teacher site!

10 Fall Retreat Purpose: Give us more extended time to a) Rehearse b) Have fun together DATE: Saturday 10/19 Chieftain - 9:30-12:30 Lunch - 12:30-1:00 (optional) Location: Tamanend Chorus room

11 Communication Schedules / other info. will be printed and handed out when they are complete. Rehearsals / Performances / Events will be posted on my teacher site as they are scheduled (Chieftain Chorus page) Listen to Announcements/Scrolling on TV Edmodo…

12 A way for you and your parents to be reminded about rehearsals, events, etc. A way for me to quickly distribute changes in our schedule. Receive messages from me via or text message, or by checking the edmodo website. You will need the codes below to join my groups: Chieftain Chorus Group Code: rqd6sc GoldnBlues Group Code: b2i53v

13 Attendance Expectations Chieftain Chorus is a privilege. Many students did NOT make it into the group, so: Be Proud Take it Seriously Be Committed

14 Attendance Expectations You are expected at every Chieftain Chorus rehearsal and performance, unless you have a legitimate reason to miss. Communicate if you have a reason to miss rehearsal.

15 Attendance Expectations How can you communicate with Mr. Sanchez about absences? 1)School-related issues: talk to me/write me a note. 2)Outside of school issues: or note from parent. 3)Please avoid sending a verbal message with a peer, or even telling Mr. Sanchez in person. WRITE it down – that way he wont forget!

16 Attendance Policy You will be allowed 1 UNEXCUSED absence from a Chieftain Chorus rehearsal. If you have 2 UNEXCUSED absences, you will no longer be a member of Chieftain Chorus. If you miss rehearsal for any reason, please check my resource schedule on my white board to see which day Im available for Chieftains make ups.

17 Attendance Policy If you miss rehearsal and Mr. Sanchez doesnt know why, you will receive a notice in homeroom. Please fill it out and return by the NEXT SCHOOL DAY.

18 Attendance Policy If you have numerous EXCUSED absences or if you never make up EXCUSED absences at resource, you can expect to have a conversation with Mr. Sanchez about your commitment to Chieftain Chorus, and if it is fair that you continue in this group.

19 Sports Practice Practice/Rehearsal conflict – we share you. Tamanend athletes leave rehearsal at 3:30. South athletes – Please be proactive and arrange transportation! You may leave rehearsal at 3:20 to get to your South sports practice. Sometimes, alternative arrangements can be made.

20 Sports Games Game/Rehearsal conflict - Be sure Mr. Sanchez knows you have a game and then go kick butt! You are excused from rehearsal.

21 Behavior Expectations Once again, Chieftains is a privilege! Your behavior, at all rehearsals, performances, and other events should be STELLAR! Please recognize when it is appropriate to talk, laugh, and socialize, and when it is NOT. If anyone struggles with this, you can expect a conversation with Mr. Sanchez about your commitment to Chieftain Chorus, and if it is fair that you continue in this group.

22 Grade Expectations Once again, Chieftains is a privilege! One F or 2 Ds in any class gets you on Academic Probation. You cannot participate in after school activities during this time. Any B- or lower in your music class gets you on Chieftain Probation. You cannot participate in Chieftain Chorus (or GoldnBlues) during this time.

23 Grade Expectations Students on Academic or Chieftain Probation for extended periods of time may be kicked out of Chieftain Chorus and/or GoldnBlues.

24 Coffeehouse November 15 th Chieftain Chorus runs the event, keeps the proceeds Parent/student volunteers for decoration and food sale Attendance is optional for Chieftain Chorus members, but highly suggested either by: 1)Performing, 2)Helping out, and/or 3)Just enjoying the show

25 Coffeehouse Auditions -Open to any student at Tamanend -Individuals / small groups -Acoustic instruments (though will use elec. piano) -All live accompaniment – no karaoke – ask around for accompanist, or Mr. Sanchez will play for you -Poetry, Comedy, readings, etc.

26 Star Spangled Banner Several opportunities to sing Star Spangled Banner before concerts this year. Sing full song, a cappella Sing at assemblies, concerts, and/or pep rallies Tryouts at resource week of 10/14.

27 Bucks County Chorus Middle School Chorus (7-8), HS Chorus (9-12) Tryouts: Saturday, January 4, 2014 (Bristol Township) Festival Feb nd 2014 (Pennridge) Tamanend Tryouts – before Winter Break Less conflict with musical this year We will perform the 7-8 audition piece for our Winter Concert CB South students will be helping teach the 9-12 audition piece

28 Questions? Contact Mr. Sanchez: Website:


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