As we begin a new school year there will be several opportunities for “above and beyond” choral experiences. Students and parents must be available for the entire event – all of the dates are listed below for each event. Parents must be available to chaperone their student throughout the event, assuming all costs for participation, travel, meals, etc. Students will be able to sign up in class to indicate interest in the following honor choruses: (Fees for individual choral events or either listed below or will be in the information packet for each specific event.) All students must have teacher approval or recommendation to audition or participate in the following Honor Choruses.
Spivey Hall Treble Honor Choir – Spivey Hall @ Clayton State University, Morrow GA Open to students in 6th-8th grade by teacher recommendation. Saturday, September 30 (10 am-5 pm), Thursday, October 5 (5-8:30 pm), Friday, October 6 (2-8:30 pm), Saturday, October 7 (10-4 pm rehearsal; Concert @ 5:00 PM). Interest deadline: August 18. Cost: approximately $65
All-State Chorus – Athens, GA / February 15-7, 2018* Two auditions (District level on Sat., Nov. 11 and State level on Thurs., Jan. 18) 7th & 8th Grade only. Application Deadline: September 15. *NOTE: These dates occur over a holiday weekend for Fulton County Schools.
ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Southeastern Division Honor Choruses – Louisville, KY/ February 21-24, 2018. Open to students in grades 6-8. Students submit a recording and application. Indicate interest by August 26; deadline to submit recording and application is October 1.
District Honor Chorus – GA October 27-28. Open to students by teacher recommendation: We must send a ”Trio” of Soprano, Alto and Baritone – up to two trios and additional Baritones will also be accepted for 7th & 8th grade. Open to 6th Grade students for the Children’s Honor Chorus. Dates: Friday, October 27 (8:30 am – 6:30 pm with 6th grade ending earlier) and Saturday, October 28 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm). Cost: approximately $30.00 Registration/Music fee; Location: tba Deadline: Students should indicate interest by August 26.
Auditions for Hopewell’s Mustang Chorale will be held August 15-25. Sign-up for an audition time in the Chorus Room, C-118. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 6. Weekly on Wednesdays, 8:15-8:40 am. Open to music students in Chorus, Band, or Orchestra.
6th Grade Statewide Honor Chorus – Athens, GA / February 23-24, 2018*. Students will be invited to audition for this group in class and students will be selected by teacher recommendation. Deadline Wednesday, September 20. Cost: approximately $30. These dates occur at the same time as the ACDA Honor Chorus so students would not be able to participate in both of these events.