Category Archives: Symphonic Choir

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!

2017-2018 Advanced Choir Rosters

We are incredibly proud of every student that we have here at South Salem HS.  Congratulations to each student as they have gone through the rigorous audition process for next year’s choirs. Below you will find a link to the rosters.  Please check meeting times for the end of the year meeting. Thank you to everyone who auditioned this year!

2017-2018 Advanced Choir Rosters

Tomorrow-SKPS Advanced Choral Festival

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!

Second Semester Roster Additions as of 1/23

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.

Symphonic & Chamber Women’s Choir Additions as of 1/23