Category Archives: Statesmen

Final Concerts – Tomorrow

Our final concert of the year is tomorrow night.  As you have seen on the calendar, we have 2 concerts tomorrow night.
One begins at 6:00PM and the other begins at 8:00PM.  The choirs that will be performing on the first concert, and in this order are: Southernaires, Noteworthy, AcaFellas, Bella Voce, Statesmen,  Chanteuse, and Camerata. Call time for students performing on the first concert is 5:00PM.
The 8:00PM concert will feature Chamber Women, Chamber Men, Collegium, and Symphonic Choir, scholarship announcements, and the honoring of our senior class.  Call time for students performing on the second concert is 7:00.
If you are planning to attend both performances, please only pay one time.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night. Thank you for your support and care!

Bella Voce and Statesmen sing at SKPS Intermediate Choral Festival on 3/6

This is a reminder that next week our freshmen choirs, Bella Voce and Statesmen, will be representing South at the Salem-Keizer Intermediate Choral Festival on Tuesday, 3/6 at West Salem HS.  The concert will begin at 7:00PM and the call time to meet in the lobby of the West Salem HS Auditorium is 6:00PM.

Students are to come dressed for this performance.  Below, you will find a reminder of the concert dress for Bella Voce and Statesmen.

Bella Voce – Blue and white robe (provided), dresses should be worn under robes, and are not to exceed the length of the robe, black dress shoes (close toed and flat)

Statesmen – Royal blue bowtie (provided), lay collar white dress shirt, black dress pants, black socks, and black dress shoes.

Statesmen and Bella Voce – OSU Field Trip Information

Bella Voce and Statesmen will be representing South HS at the Oregon State University Festival of Voices on October 30 in the LaSells Stewart Center.  This will be a great opportunity for our students to be exposed to a college campus, singers from all over the state, and grow in musical rehearsals and performances.
They will be excused from school all day and have an evening concert in Corvallis.  CLICK HERE FOR the information that has been covered with your students regarding location, itinerary, attire, what to bring etc.  Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.

First Day of School Info

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We couldn’t be more excited to get started with you!  Below you will find an assignment and vital information!

New Music Student Assignment –  If you are new to the Music Program at South, please fill out this form with a parent/guardian by Friday, September 8.  Link to Form: Information Form This information is for our communication and record keeping systems we use in the South Music Program.

Choir Handbook/Syllabus – We have a Choir Handbook that students need to review with a parent.  This includes information on uniforms, classroom expectations, and forms that must be turned in by September 20.  The forms can be found at the end of the handbook.  Link to the handbook: Choir Handbook/Form

Remind – We use the Remind App to Contact Students and parents about daily happenings/announcements that need to be made.  Students and parents will get these via text message or the Remind App (app not required to receive information).  Each class has a specific code.  Link to the instructions for sign up and Remind Codes: Remind Codes

In Class Voice Lessons – We have a number of highly qualified private voice teachers that teach private lessons during our classes at South.  These are not required but are highly encouraged of all singers in our program.  Space is limited and students are assigned with a teacher on a first come first serve basis.  Students will not be assigned unless a form has been turned in.  These forms can be turned in to Mr. McLean via email or in class. Link to the Voice Lesson Packet: 2017-2018 Voice Lesson Packet.

Teacher Contact Information – We are fortunate enough to have two Choir Directors at South Salem who work with our wonderful students.  With these unique set up, each class will have a lead teacher and an assisting teacher.  The names that you will see on your schedules are Ms. Jenna Hernandez (hernandez_jenna@salkeiz.k12.or.us) and Mr. Will McLean (mclean_william@salkeiz.k12.or.us).  Please contact by email or you can reach us by phone at (503) 399-3252.

We can’t wait for another great year!

Saxon Start Up Day Tomorrow

We can’t wait to see all of our new and returning Saxon Choir members tomorrow at Start Up Day.  We will have a table in the Upper Commons where you can:

-Meet and welcome Ms. Hernandez

-Get new members signed up and meet their directors

-Check your classes

-Audition for Collegium

-Get parent volunteers signed up for Music Day

-Get Choir Camp Info

We will be at the table from 8:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-6:00PM and would love to see students and parents!

Fall Concert – Thursday, 10/20

Our Fall Concert is upon us!   This Thursday, October 20th 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 (Southernaires call is 6:00PM) .  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!