Welcome to HMS Chorus, 2020-2021!

Welcome, everyone! I’m so excited that you’ve chosen to part of the HMS Chorus family! After all that has happened, this year is going to be different no doubt, but rest assured HMS Chorus will be better than ever! We are going to have a blast since we get to meet “live” everyday (unlike the spring)!

I’m sure you have questions . . . so do I! Will we be singing? Yes, but it will be different for awhile. I don’t know all of the answers, but I know that there have been lots of studies happening and we will follow guidelines and recommendations for singing. We will change some of the basics while we’re dealing with Covid-19, and as things improve we will work carefully to get back to singing together.

In the meanwhile, we will concentrate on getting everyone’s voice in great shape and refine our musical skills so we’ll be ready to sing together when the time comes.

I can’t wait to see everyone on Monday! Look for an email soon to give you some of the particulars about joining your class next week. Get ready for an awesome time in Universal Remote Learning! Let’s rock this year!

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Performing Arts Parent Meeting!

It’s that time!  Tuesday, August 27 we will meet for the annual Chorus/Performing Arts Parents Meeting.  Sixth Grade parents will meet from 6:00-7:00 pm and Seventh & Eighth Grade parents will meet from 7:00-8:00 pm.  While we are meeting in the HMS Cafeteria, the band parents will meet in the gym and the orchestra parents will meet in the media center.  If you happen to have students in two performing groups, you are welcome to attend either session (for either group) for general information.  We will have a Q & A at the end of each session.

If you are unable to attend either session, we will have a recap email as a follow-up but of course, hope you’ll join us in person to get all of the details and information about this year’s important events and plans!

Looking forward to a great year and hope to see you on Tuesday evening!

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Welcome to 2019-2020

This new school year is off to a great start!  The chorus classes sound fantastic and the students are very enthusiastic about all the plans for our exciting year in HMS Chorus! Check out the links under HMS Chorus in the banner (below the picture above) for information about the syllabus/handbook.  Uniform information will be updated soon.  The calendar link has been updated with concert dates for the year as well as dates for other important events for our students.

Please check out the Honor Choruses opportunities open to HMS Chorus students.  These are fantastic events for students who want to go “above and beyond” in their choral experience!

Check back often as we begin this new year!

Looking forward to another fantastic year with the HMS Chorus!  Thanks for joining us!

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The first 9 weeks . . .

We’ve had a great beginning to this school year!  And amazingly, the first 9 weeks are officially over! Our chorus students had an excellent performance last night in their Fall Concert, we had 13 students participate in this year’s Spivey Hall Treble Honor Choir, 9 students signed up for this year’s All-State auditions (November 12), 12 students are registered for District Honor Chorus (October 28-29) and we had a great turn-out for the Talent Show auditions.  (Audition results are posted on the Talent Show page!)  We’ve had two successful fundraisers and the Talent Show will be our next fundraiser on Thursday, October 20.  (Tickets will be $5.00 each and will be available at the door.)

Here are the upcoming performance and rehearsal dates for the second 9 weeks:  (Note:  the first 2 dates are 8th grade only!)

October 13:  8th Gr. Band, Orchestra, Chorus: 5th Gr. Recruitment Concert; HMS GYM; 6:00 pm

November 15:  Chorus Cluster Concert – 8th Grade; Alpharetta HS; 6:30 pm

December 12:  Dress Rehearsal for Chorus Winter Concert/HMS Gym 4:15 – 5:30 pm

December 13:  HMS Winter Chorus Concert; HMS GYM, 7:00 pm (students report @ 6:00 pm

Thanks to everyone for making this a great year so far!  Keep up the good work!

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Fall Concert

Our Fall Concert is tonight at 7:00 pm at the HMS gym!  Students should report at 6:00 pm and wear their red chorus shirts with a nice pair of jeans (no holes or rips) and tennis shoes.  Parents are asked to wait to enter the gym until the doors are opened at 6:50 pm.  The concert will end by 8:00 pm.

Hope you will join us for our first performance of the year!

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Mustang Chorale!

Mustang Chorale will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14th!  If you auditioned for this group or if you are a returning member, please join us at 8:15 AM in the Chorus Room!  Hope to see everyone in the morning!

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Parent Information Meeting

The Parent Information Night Meeting will take place Thursday, August 11 for the Performing Arts classes:

Band will meet in the gym;  Orchestra will  meet in the Media Center, and Chorus will meet in the Cafeteria.

6th Grade Parents                        6:00-7:00 PM

7th & 8th Grade Parents            7:00-8:00 PM

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Announcing this year’s musical . . . . . (drum roll, please!)

The Little Mermaid!!!

We’re so excited and hope you are, too! Auditions will be in December! Check out the Broadway Jr. website for information about the play.  See you soon!!

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Please note the following:

– Updated schedule for Beauty & The Beast Jr. on the Spring Musical page

– LGPE on Thu., March 3/Field trip forms due by Wed., March 2 (Chaperones needed!)                7th & 8th Grade GIRLS Chorus only (2nd Period and 6th Period classes)

– 6th Grade:  Forms for Six Flags are due by Friday, March 4




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Upcoming Dates

Please note the following dates for our HMS Chorus calendar:

Monday, November 16    4:15 – 5:00    Auditions begin for Beauty and The Beast Jr.                  (see Spring Musical page on this website for more information)

Wednesday, November 18    4:30-6:30 pm    Pick-up of fundraising items!

Tuesday, December 1    4:15-5:30 pm    Dress Rehearsal for Winter Concert

Monday, December 7    7:00-8:00 pm    Winter Concert

Friday, December 18    Cast posted for Beauty and The Beast Jr.

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