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Solvay High School Concert Choir

Course Outline
Period 5/6
Ms. Dougherty
Rm. 257

General Chorus Room Operations


No Gum during rehearsals!
Folders are not to be left on the floor or on chairs following
rehearsal. Be sure that if youre taking your folder home to practice
you let me know!
At the sound of the bell you have 30 seconds to get to your seat! At
that time attendance will be taken. For each documented tardy,
students will lose two points for that rehearsal.
Bathroom passes will ONLY be given in the event of an emergency.
Students are expected to use the restroom before school, after school,
between classes or during a lunch/study hall period.
Concert Attire

Ladies

Black pants
Black top (no less than crop sleeve)
Black shoes (closed toe)

Gentlemen

Black dress pants (not gray or blue)


Black belt
BLACK DRESS SOCKS and DRESS SHOES! (No sneakers)
Plain BLACK button shirt
A long black tie will be provided at each performance for you
if you do not own your own

Materials
PENCIL! Keep one in your folders at all times. Random Pencil Checks
will be done throughout the year and reflected in your grade. There is a
spot in the folder for your pencil
Black folder (provided)
o Cost $16.00 to replace.
Sheet Music (provided)
o Costs between $1.50 and $3.00 to replace. Besides expected
wear and tear to the music it should stay in good shape. Make
markings so they can be erased.
Voice Lessons
Voice lessons occur once per class rotation. Lesson groups will be
based on vocal ability. Lessons will begin on Monday 9/14/15. Please
check the lesson white board located in the choir room or the lesson
schedule posted on the choir website weekly.
Before coming to your voice lesson you should go to your class and
hand in assignments, pick up assignments and take any short quizzes
that may be occurring AND HAVE THE TEACHER SIGN YOUR LESSON
PASS.
Students are expected to make up any missed work by the next class
day. Your choir lesson is not an excuse for being unprepared in class.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled lesson you must sign up for
a Make-Up Lesson on the white board during the next Chorus class.
You will have two weeks from the date that you missed your lesson to
make it up. Missed lessons result in approximately a 7 point deduction
on your Marking Period Grade.

Expectations
Solo Singing
Every student will be required to sing at times by themselves. Grading
in this class is based SOLELY on participation, NOT ON TALENT LEVEL!
Written Work
Students will be given quizzes periodically throughout the year that will
be factored into your lesson grade for the week. Material covered will
be scales, key signatures, rhythms, musical markings, etc. Missed
quizzes must be made up within 3 schools days of the initial
assignment date. Students are required to arrange this make up time
on their own.
Solo Auditions
Any students who auditions for a solo is given a point of EXTRA CREDIT
on their quarter grade
Final Exam
A final exam will be administered during the 4 th Marking Period. This
exam will count as a double test grade
Concert Substitutions
In the event that a student has to miss a concert for a legal excuse (ie.
illness, family emergency, sports conflict) a written make-up
assignment will be given.

Grades
50% Chorus Rehearsals
Posture, attentiveness, preparation, music markings, vocal
production (5 points awarded every rehearsal)
40% Voice Lessons
Attendance, participation, rhythm exercises, sight reading, vocal
production
10% Dress Rehearsals and Concerts
o Attendance
Failure to attend will result in a 10 point Marking Period
deduction.
Legitimate excuses such as serious illness will be
considered.
Work, practices, etc. are not considered legal
excuses- athletes who may have games on the night of a
dress rehearsal are to speak with Ms. Dougherty at least
two weeks in advance. Make-Up assignments may be
offered in the event that a concert is to be missed.
o Appropriate Dress (see above)

Choral Event Schedule


(shaded events are mandatory for ALL Concert Choir students)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Homecomeing Alma
September 25th
TBA
High School Football
Mater
Field
Jr. High Area All State
November 6th and 7th
TBA
Cortland Jr./Sr. High
th
Bville/Solvay Chamber
November 9
7:00
Cicero United
Choir Concert
Methodist Church
th
SHS Winter Concert
November 19
7:00
SHS Auditorium
th
st
Sr. High All County
November 20 and 21
TBA
Lafayette
Auditions

Jr. High All County


Auditions
Sr. High All County
Festival
Jr. High All County
Festival
Celebrate with Song
Solvay High School
Musical
Cabaret (Motown Reh)
Cabaret (Motown
Review)
Spring Choral Concert
NYSSMA Solo Festival
Music Festival

December 11th and 12th

TBA

Jamesville Dewitt

January 8th and 9th

TBA

Marcellus

January 22nd and 23rd

TBA

Skaneateles

February 11th
February 26th and 27th

9:45 a.m.
7:00

Solvay Middle School


SHS Stage

March 14th
March 16th

TBA
7:00

SHS Stage
SHS Theater

May 5th
May 6th and 7th
June 3rd

7:00
TBA
TBA

SHS Theater
Liverpool
TBA

I ask that you and your parents read and discuss the expectations for this group. Please
detach the form below and return to Ms. Dougherty.

I have read and agree to comply with the expectations required for this ensemble.
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Parent Signature
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Student Signature