Tomorrow night is the Salem-Keizer Advanced Choral Fesitval at Sprague HS Gymnasium. This event is one of the best nights of choral music in the Salem-Keizer area and features the State-Qualifying ensembles from our school district sharing a concert and singing all together in a massed choir finale. Concert begins at 7:00PM, doors open at 6:30PM and tickets cost $5/individual and $15/family (gold passes do not get you in for this event). This is a great concert and we hope to see you there to support our Symphonic singers!
On May 23, South Salem Choir will be holding our first ever Jazz Night Auction Fundraiser, in the Mission Mill Spinning Room. This event will feature the Southernaires in solo and ensemble performances in tandem with silent and live auctions. This fundraising effort will be put towards the entire choral program to assist with equipment, lessons, uniforms, travel, and many more student opportunities.
Doors will open at 6:00PM with our first phase of the silent auction ending at 6:50 and music beginning at 7:00PM. Tickets will be pre-sold and made available at the door for $10/adult and $5/student and seniors. Included in your ticket is a seat at a table, dessert provided by Willamette Valley Pie Company, Coffee, the performances, and the ability to participate in the auctions. Tickets are limited, so, pre-sale tickets will go on sale soon and information will be sent to you about it.
For this event we are asking for table sponsors and/or donated items to be included in the auction process. If you are interested in donating an item or being a table sponsor, please read THIS DOCUMENT that outlines the benefits of being a sponsor and how to donate. No donation is too big or too small! While this event is put on by the Music Boosters, donated items do not need to be music related (ex. tickets to sporting events, AirBnB stays, legal services, etc).
Additionally, we will be making an ask of student and parent volunteers to help our event run smoothly. As this will benefit the entire program, we will be reaching out to all parents and students who can lend their talents to make this a special night.
We hope that you will consider supporting the South Choirs by attending this performance and consider table sponsoring and donating.
Thank you to every student that auditioned for Mr. McLean over the past few weeks. We heard massive improvements in vocal ability, music literacy, and overall musicianship. While only some singers will reach their goals with each audition, please know all of you are valued and that you can receive feedback on your audition and work with Mr. McLean any time to develop strategies to meet those goals. We couldn’t be more proud of our singers! These results are as of 9:10PM, 1/23 and may be updated further.
It’s been a great first semester in choir and we are looking forward to a busy and successful second semester! Below you will find all of the dates for the second semester for choir as of 1/19/2017:
February 16, 7:00PM – South Area Choir Concert (Symphonic Only)
February 25, 7:00PM – All-City Choir Concert (Click here for rehearsal schedule)
March 11, All Day – Solo& Ensemble Contest at McNary HS
March 13, 7:00PM – Symphonic sings on Leslie MS Spring Concert at Morning Star Church
March 21, 7:00PM – SKPS Advanced Choir Festival at Sprague HS (Symphonic Only)
April 5, 7:30PM – Spring Choir Concert (All Choirs)
April 11, Times TBA – District IV Choir Contest (Chamber Women & Symphonic Only)
April 18, 5:00PM – SKPS Advanced Middle School Festival (All Leadership and Volunteers)
April 20, 7:00PM – SKPS Intermediate Choir Festival, Location TBA (Statesmen & Bella Voce Only)
April 28-29th – OSAA State Solo & Ensemble Contest at Pacific University (All qualified students)
**May 6, Time TBA – OSAA State Choir Contest at George Fox University (Symphonic Only)
May 23, 7:00PM – Southernaires Spring Jazz Night & Auction at Mission Mill
May 31, 5:45PM – Final Concert, Part 1 (Southernaires, AcaFellas, Beall Voce, Chanteuse, Statesmen)
May 31, 7:45PM – Final Concert, Part 2 (Chamber Women, Symphonic, Senior Recognintion, Awards)
June 6, 3:00 – Symphonic Rehearsal for Graduation with Symphony
June 9 – South Graduation (Symphonic & Southernaires Only)
**Date dependent on qualifying for this contest
Congratulations to all of the SKPS singers that auditioned for All-City Choir this year! We had a record number of auditions this year and are pleased that the quality of this ensemble continues to improve. We are proud of EVERY student that auditioned last night and can’t wait to see the growth that has come from it! Please retrieve your score sheets from the judges from Mr. McLean to take home with you. Additionally, if you were selected, please get your All City Music today! Congratulations to the following singers who have been placed in the All City Choir:
Soprano 1: Emilie Cochran, Taylor Paluska
Soprano 2: Ashley Dankenbring, Rachel Despain, Maddie Gertenrich, Hannah Serfling, McKenzie Stones
Alto 1: Zunyana Crier, Maya Merrill, Sidney Moses
Alto 2: Bailey Drum, Libby Klein, Sophie Paul, Avery Sinks
Tenor 1: Iefan McDarby
Tenor 2: Max Morter
Bass 1: Aaron Satyanarayana, Kenneth Utter
Bass 2: Nolan Catton, Jared Howell
Below you will find the audition time slots for Thursday’s All City Auditions. If there is an error, or you do not see your name, please email Mr. McLean. Auditions are held at South Salem HS. All practice materials can be found in CHARMS. Additionally, we are in need of a couple more parent and students helpers for the evening. Parents,please email Mr. McLean if you can help and students can sign up below. Best of luck to all of our auditioners!