Symphonic Sings at Honor Choir Concert Tomorrow and No Southernaires Tomorrow.

Symphonic Choir is to be at South at 5:50PM tomorrow to rehearse with the honor choirs for a 7PM concert.  Please come dressed for your performance.  We will robe shortly after the rehearsal.  Admission is free and it should be a great concert featuring the 4th and 5th grade South Area Honor Choir, Judson Concert Choir, Leslie Concert Choirs, and Symphonic Choir.

Southernaires will not meet tomorrow and soprano sectionals are happening tomorrow.

12 South Singers Selected for All-State Choirs

Thank you to the many students who auditioned for the All-State Choirs this year! Please know this process is just a snapshot of you as a musician and has helped you grow, regardless of the outcome.  Congratulations to the following 12 students were selected to the Oregon Music Educators Association All-State Choirs:

Women’s Choir: Ualah Braff, Zunyana Crier, Rachel Dixon, Bailey Drum, Hannah Gertenrich, Mia Lopez & Bryanna West

Men’s Choir: Zari Crier, Kevin Gonzalez, Brenden Greene, Nathaniel Schwab & Simon Staples

Students and parents of students will meet with Mr. McLean in the Choir Room on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30PM to talk about dates, cost, and other important details.  Please be sure that each student and at least one parent/guardian is present for this meeting!

Our next opportunity is All-City Auditions!  Auditions are November 18 at South HS.  Information can be found in the Choir Handbook and more details will be coming out next week about this.  We would love to see as much blue and red representing South this year.

Fall Concert Information

Our Fall Concert is upon us!   This Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:30PM all of the choirs at South will be performing their first concert of the year.  All students are to report to their assigned room for check in dressed and ready for the concert at 6:30PM .  Students are expected to be present for the entire concert as it is part of their concert exam grade and will contribute to their analysis and reflection assignment that they will have in class.

The concert cost is $3 a ticket or 2 for $5.  Parents and audience members are encouraged to arrive early as we are expecting a large audience on Wednesday.  Doors will open to the general public at 7:00PM and at 6:50PM for Gold Card Members (if you are interested, these will be on sale at the concert).  While we will make announcements from the stage, please know that we will not allow any entrance or exit while a group is performing.  It is a major distraction for our students and audience members when there is excess noise, movement, and action while there are groups on stage.  All of our ensembles have worked so very hard to put this concert on and deserve to have a great audience and concert experience.  So, please help us build that for them!

Reminder to Southernaires that we will do an evening sound check on Tuesday from 6-6:30PM and Chanteuse will do an evening sound check from 6:30-7:30PM.

Homecoming and Upcoming Concert

IMG_2875What a great way to cap off Homecoming Week by having our very own Emma Edmonds be named Homecoming Queen and Lindsay Flood representing the class of 2017!  Symphonic Choir sang the National Anthem this morning at the assembly and represented South Saxon Spirit well each themed dress up day!  We are looking forward to a great first concert on Wednesday at 7:30PM.  Students should be working on their music this weekend to be fully prepared!


For 10-16

Reminders for Friday:

-Symphonic Choir is to be in the choir room at the beginning of 2nd period tomorrow before heading to the assembly.  WEAR YOUR HOMECOMING/SPIRIT GEAR

-Southernaires backing track for “A Room without Windows” is posted!

-Chanteuse is to have “Break of Day” and “Jambo” memorized for tomorrow, and “Stabat Mater” memorized Monday.

Reminder: Concert in one week! (and Homework)

One week from tonight is our first concert of the year!  All Choirs will be singing at our Fall Concert at 7:30PM on October 22 at South.  Students are to be in their assigned warm up area and dressed by 6:30Pm.  Doors will open at 7:00 to the general public.  Get in line early to get a great seat for our first big event of the year.

Additionally, students in Symphonic Choir are to have commented on their recording by the time class starts tomorrow, Chanteuse is to have “Break of Day” memorized, and Bella Voce is to have reviewed their music for rehearsal tomorrow.

Choir Homework for Thursday

With most choirs not meeting tomorrow, students are to be sure they bring their music home, practice, and watch/listen to the choirs on their “Ensembles” page.  Symphonic Choir must comment (scroll to the bottom of the “Symphonic Choir” page under the “Ensembles” tab) by Thursday before class starts to receive credit.  Southernaires will not meet tomorrow morning.  Good luck to everyone taking the PSAT!