Choir Lesson Plans – August 26 – 30, 2019

Choir Lesson Plans – Week of August 26 – 30, 2019

Junior Varsity and Varsity
Warm Ups will be chosen from the following list:
(Posture)
Sternum Power
Hug Yourself
Karate Kid
(Breathing)
Farinelli
Italian Breath
Back Stretch
(Phonation)
Home Alone
Hummers
Get rid of the nose
(Blend)
Bouncing
Alleluia
Hoo!
Ear Training…aural training sheet
Choral warm up – Hey Ho and Loo Lah
Do major scale
Do Minor scale

Sight Singing will be chosen from the following:
Another 90 days of Sight Reading
Rhythm Bee – Rhythm Training

Songs:
Students will continue to learn and memorize their appropriate part on each of the following songs; improving their tone and vocal recognition of notes.
Star Spangled Banner
Earth Song
Kyrie
I will be still
Great Gettin’ Up Morning

TEKS: 117.313 (3) 1e – Analyze musical forms in music selected for performance and listening
117.313 (3) 1f – Analyze concepts of balance and blend using appropriate terminology
117.313 (3) 3a – Demonstrate mature, characteristic sound appropriate for the genre
117.313 (3) 4a – Exhibit mature, characteristic sound appropriate for the genre while sight reading

7th and 8th Grade Choir Lesson Plans – August 26 – 30, 2019

Warm Ups will be chosen from the following list:
(Posture)
Sternum Power
Hug Yourself
Karate Kid
(Breathing)
Farinelli
Italian Breath
Back Stretch
(Phonation)
Home Alone
Hummers
Get rid of the nose
(Blend)
Bouncing
Alleluia
Hoo!
Ear Training…123456789
Choral warm up
Do major scale
Do Minor scale

Sight Singing
Introduction to Sight Singing by Tim Winebrenner
Rhythm Bee #12 – 16

Songs:
Students will continue to learn and memorize their appropriate part on each of the following songs; improving their tone and vocal recognition of notes.
Heart, We will forget him.
You are the song
Wade in the Water
Omnia Vincit Amor
Star of Light

TEKS: 117:210
117:210 (3)1d – Analyze musical forms presented aurally and through music notation such a binary, ternary, phrasic, rondo, and theme and variations
117:210 (3) 2b – Notate meter, rhythm, pitch and dynamics using standard symbols in a handwritten or computer generated format
117:210 (3) 3e – Sight Read independently and expressively, with accurate intonation and rhythm, demonstrating fundamental skills and appropriate solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble performance techniques in known keys and rhythms.
117:210 (3) 4c – Compare and contrast relationships of music content and processes to other academic disciplines such as the relationship between music and mathematics, literature, history, sciences, and languages

6th Grade Choir Lesson Plans – Week of August 26 – 30, 2019

Warm Ups Chosen from “Pop” Warmups:
Home
Best Day of my Life
In the Jungle

Sight Singing
Rhythm Bee
SOS – Simplifying our Sight Singing

Songs:
Do Re Mi
Star Spangled Banner
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay
Blue Suede Shoes
Surfin’ USA
I wanna hold your hand
Tutti Frutti
Rock and Roll Forever

TEKS: 117.208

117.208(3)1d – Identify musical forms presented aurally and through music notation such as binary, ternary, phrasic rondo, and theme and variations
117.208(3)2d – Read music notation using appropriate cognitive and kinesthetic responses such as inner hearing and Curwen hand signs
117.208(3) 4e – Sight-read independently and expressively, with accurate intonation and rhythm, demonstrating fundamental skills and appropriate solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble performance techniques in known keys and rhythms
117.208 (3) 5c – identify relationships of music concepts to other academic disciplines such as the relationship between music and mathematics, literature, history, and the sciences

Middle School All-Region Choir

Middle School  All Region Choir Information- 2019

 

Dear Parents,

  

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, the 7th and 8th Grade choir students have the opportunity to audition for the Middle School  All-Region Treble Choir and Tenor/Bass Choir. The contest will be held at Sulphur Springs Middle School in Sulphur Spring, Texas.

 

This is a contest in which the students will sing parts of 3 prepared songs for a panel of 5 judges.  The students are behind a curtain and are not seen by the judges.

They compete against other students in our region.   30 students are chosen from each Sop. 1, Sop. 2, and Alto parts to create  the Treble Choir (total of 90 in the choir) and 22 students are chosen from each tenor and bass part to make up the Tenor/Bass Choir (total of 44 in the choir.)

 

 On Saturday, November 9, the chosen students will participate in a Clinic/Concert at Mt. Pleasant High School.  After a full day of rehearsal, the choirs will perform at 5:00 p.m.

 

Whether the students advance to the All- Region choir or just audition, this experience is very valuable.  It builds confidence and increases musicianship.

 

I would like to encourage your child to participate in this event.

 

We will meet in the choir room at 7:15 a.m. the morning of Saturday, October 26, and travel to Sulphur Springs for competition.   Depending upon the contest running smoothly, we will return hopefully around 7:30 p.m. or earlier. We will stop for dinner at Chic-fil-a in Sulphur Springs.

 

Please sign the attached permission slip and return by Friday, August 30.

 

Thank you!

Please call if you have questions!

Amy Kessler 

903-291-2051

 

Middle School All Region Choir 2019

 

Yes, _____________________________________ will audition for the Middle  School All-Region Choir, and may travel on the bus to Sulphur Springs Middle School in Sulphur Springs, Texas on Saturday, October 26, 2019. 

 

I realize that the school pays the $15.00 entry fee and I will reimburse the school if for any reason my child cannot attend.

 

Signed ___________________________________________

 

Start from Scratch Workshop for Choir

 You have the opportunity to learn your All-Region music on Saturday, September 7, at a Start from Scratch Workshop!

We will leave White Oak at 8:15 a.m. and go to LaTourneau University in Longview for a day of fun and practice.  Bring $20.00 for the workshop and $8.00 for lunch on campus or bring your own lunch. We will be back around 4:00 p.m.

All Region Choir Auditions

Small School High School All Region Choir Information- 2019

Dear Parents,

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the High School choir students have the opportunity to audition for the High School All-Region Choir. The contest will be held at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas.

This is a contest in which the students will sing parts of 4 prepared songs for a panel of 5 judges. The students are behind a curtain and are not seen by the judges.
They compete against other students in our region. 12 women and 10 men are chosen from
Each voice part to create the choir.

On Saturday, November 9, the chosen students will participate in a Clinic/Concert at Mt. Pleasant High School. After a full day of rehearsal, the choir will perform at 5:00 p.m.

Whether the students advance to the All- Region choir or just audition, this experience is very valuable. It builds confidence and increases musicianship.

I would like to encourage your child to participate in this event.

We will meet in the choir room at 6:45 a.m. the morning of Saturday, October 5, and travel to Texarkana, Texas for competition. Depending upon the contest running smoothly, we should be back around 7:00 p.m. The students will eat lunch at the school. There will be concession stand food, or your student may bring his/her lunch.

Please sign the attached permission slip and return by Friday, August 30.

Thank you!
Please call if you have questions!
Amy Kessler
903-563-0353

6th Grade Choir Handbook

6th GRADE
CHOIR
HANDBOOK

White Oak 6th Grade Choir

The White Oak 6th grade choir is a performing group. During a 9 week time frame, the choir will learn either a concert of songs or a mini-musical and present it to the community.

The 6th graders are divided into three groups that rotate through choir for 9 weeks and study hall for 18 weeks. During the last 9 weeks of the school year, students may choose to be in choir and perform again.

Students will learn how to sing properly and how to develop their singing ability, as well as sight reading and ear training.
Performances will be held at the end of each 9 weeks.

Grades
Choir grades will consist of 9 or 10 grades per 9 weeks. The grades are then averaged together. Tests and Concert Participation will be 60 percent of the choir grade. Other quizzes and weekly participation grades will average as 40 percent of the choir grade.
Outfits
There is no specific 6th grade choir outfit. Depending upon the concert or musical, outfits will coordinate with the particular performance.
Absences
Please let Mrs. Kessler know if you will not be able to attend the performance when the date is announced. A permission slip will be sent. Please send Mrs. Kessler a text or call her if you are sick and cannot attend.

WE’RE PERFORMING A MUSICAL!!

 

Let’s Stage a Musical!!!!!!

The White Oak High School Theatre and Choir Departments are teaming up for a memorable 2019, as we make plans for a FALL MUSICAL! Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 29th, from 4-7 pm in the auditorium. Students who desire a role must present a 1-minute monologue, along with a song from a musical. Audition info will be available in Mrs. Kessler and Mr. Higginbotham’s classrooms when school resumes. So, gather up those audition pieces and start rehearsing. August 29th will be here before you know it. BREAK-A-LEG! 

WELCOME BACK!!!

Welcome back to school!! I am looking forward to a great year!

GET READY TO MAKE SOME AWESOME MUSIC!!

THE ALL-REGION TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE on Google Classroom.

Here are your codes for Google Classroom:

HIGH SCHOOL : ak56fk9

JUNIOR HIGH: u23nwp

See you at MEET THE TEACHER!! MONDAY NIGHT!! 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Come by for Cookies and Punch!!