6th Grade Choir Lesson Plans – August 20 – 24, 2018

  1. Give Handbook

Duration, Pitch, Notes on the Grand Staff

Introduce Rhythm Bee – Activities Lesson 1 – 5

Introduce Sight Singing

“Pop”  Warm Ups

 

Songs:

Star Spangled Banner

Armed Forces Salute

 

TEKS: –  117.208 – 3(1) b – The students will describe tonal and rhythmic musical elements using standard terminology such as instrumentation, voicing, intervals, solfege, absolute note names, rhythmic values, and counting systems.

7th & 8th Grade Choir Lesson Plans – August 20 -24, 2018

7th and 8th Grade Choir for the week of August 20 -24

  1. Give out Handbook
  2. Announce Choir Officers

Warm Up list

Body Alignment – p. 19 Perfect Bend

Breathing on SSs

Alphabet Activity

Hummers p. 46 Perfect Blend

The Slide is the Most Important p. 55 – Blend

Sing ah – p. 74 – Blend

Music Exercise 18 – p. 81 – Building Blocks

 

Sight Reading –

Begin Rhythm Bee

Tim Winebrenner Music

 

Songs:

Star Spangled banner

All- Region Songs

 

TEKS: 117.210 – (3) 1b. – Demonstrate detailed knowledge of tonal and rhythmic musical elements using standard terminology such as instrumentation, voicing, intervals, solfege, absolute note names, rhythmic values, and counting systems.

VARSITY AND JV CHOIR LESSON PLANS – AUGUST 20 – 24, 2018

  1. Give out Handbook/Students will read
  2. Announce Choir Officers

This week, the Warm Ups will be  chosen from this list:

Body Alignment – p. 19 Perfect Bend

Breathing on SSs

Alphabet Activity

Hummers p. 46 Perfect Blend

The Slide is the Most Important p. 55 – Blend

Sing ah – p. 74 – Blend

Music Exercise 18 – p. 81 – Building Blocks

Sight Singing

Rhythmbee – start with Lesson 1 with JV – Lesson 14 with Varsity

Choral solfege

Note Naming review -Material on Slides

Hand out 90 days to Sight Singing and work through clips

Assess what the students know

Have students practice writing the do scale in C,F,G, and other keys

 

Songs:

Students will begin work on All – Region Songs

Students will begin Star Spangled Banner

 

TEKS: 117-313. (3)1b.- Analyze advanced musical textures while using a melodic reading system.(3)2a – Read and notate music that incorporates advanced melodies and rhythms

All-Region Choir Music Workshop – Sat. Aug. 25 – “The First Road Trip of the Year!”

“ROAD TRIP”
ALL-REGION CHOIR
“START FROM
SCRATCH WORKSHOP”
AT
LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Dear Parents,
If your child would like some extra help with the All-Region Choir music, a workshop will be held at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, on Saturday, August 25. We will leave the school at 8:00 a.m. and return at 4:15 p.m. The price of the workshop is $20.00 and will be payable on site. Students will also travel to Chick – fil – a for lunch, so they will need some extra money for a meal also.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year!
E-mail me if you have questions!!

Thank you!
Amy Kessler
[email protected]

 

Zigeunerleider, Mvt. 7 – All-Region Small School – Practice Tracks

The order (top to bottom)

  1. Piano
  2. German Words
  3. Soprano
  4. Alto
  5. Tenor
  6. Bass
  7. Mixdown

Practice Makes Perfect!

Zigeunerleider, Mvt. 1 – All-Region Small School – Practice Track

Here is the order

  1. Mixdown
  2. Bass
  3. Tenor
  4. Alto
  5. German Words
  6. Soprano
  7. Piano

Have fun practicing!!

Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina – All Region Small School – Practice Tracks

Hey everyone!  Here are some more tracks! Happy practicing!

The order:

  1. Mixdown
  2. Bass
  3. Tenor
  4. Alto
  5. Soprano
  6. Piano

 

In This Place – All Region – Small School Practice Tracks

Hey students! You can practice the Small School All-Region Song “In this Place.”

Here is the order… (top to bottom)

Piano

Bass

Tenor

Alto

Soprano

Mixdown

MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSON PLANS – WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2018

7TH AND 8TH GRADE CHOIRS

Thursday, August 16

  • Get to know everyone!
  • Take attendance
  • Talk about discipline process
  • Do Various warm ups
  • Sing “The Star Spangled Banner”
  • Send home information papers

Friday, August 17

  • Continue to get to know everyone!
  • Take attendance
  • Review discipline process
  • Do Various Warm Ups
  • Concentrate on Breathing
  • “Star Spangled Banner”
  • Find out who is auditioning for All-Region

 

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR LESSON PLANS for WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS

THURSDAY – AUGUST 16

  •  Get to know everyone!  Find out who sings Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass
  • Sing various warm – ups and “The Star Spangled Banner!”
  • Find out who is auditioning for All-Region and encourage EVERYONE to audition.
  • Send home information papers

FRIDAY – AUGUST 17

  • Continue to get to know everyone!
  • Talk about our “Support System.”
  • Divide into groups and brainstorm examples of supportive and non-supportive examples. Students will share  examples with the class.
  • Share Expectations and Steps for a Safe and Supportive environment.
  • Begin with Breathing exercises and Breath control practice
  • Sing “Star Spangled Banner” Work on parts