Instructor: Tatiana Murphy
Open to all 7th and 8th grade students. Meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:20am-8:05am in the Gurrie gymnasium on the stage. We perform in four concerts a year in December, March, April and May. We also tour the Elementary Schools and attend contest and go to Great America in May. I am also excited to announce that this year we will be combining forces with the Elementary choir and be singing in the community.
End of the year choir rehearsal schedule!
Choir Rehearsal Schedule Date Day Time Location 5/17 Thursday 7:20 AM Ms. Kay's 5/22 Tuesday 7:20 AM Ms. Kay's 5/24 Thursday 7:20 AM Ms. Kay's 5/25 Friday 7:20 AM Orchestra Room 5/29 Tuesday 7:20 AM Ms. Kay's " Tuesday Evening 6:30 PM LT South/ Field House
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Gurrie Choir did an AMAZING job at festival this past weekend. I am so proud of your hard work and dedication to the group.
All 6th grade members from the elementary choir are invited to join Gurrie Choir for the April and May events. We will continue to meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:20 in the gym.
We will not have choir until we get back from Spring Break. We will start promptly on April 3rd. I have a schedule attached of the our practices after spring break until High Note Festival.
High Note Festival:
Please fill out and return the High Note Festival Permission Slip by Friday March 23. We need to get t
-shirt information, ticket information, and attendance information to the MPA and High Note Festival.
On the Gurrie Choir Website is the May Concert Music Choice Google Form that the students need to fill out by March 23rd so I can order music over spring break.
Choir will be getting our own t-shirts this year and we would like the students to do the design for it. Designs will be due to either myself or Miss Moroney by March 23rd.
Upcoming Events for GMS Choir:
- April 19th- BandAid
- May 2- Elementary School Tour
- May 3- Choir Concert
- May 5- High Note Festival
- May 30- 8th Grade Graduation
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
New Members.... Please fill out the Google Form for choir. I need your information for communication and choir trips.
Date Day Songs Preparation Homework Notes 2/13 Tues If Listen to and sing along with the rehearsal tracks for at least 20 minutes total before rehearsal. Believer will meet the last 5 minutes! You will need to spend at least 15 minutes on this song alone in addition to the other preparation homework. 2/15 Thurs Lost Boy Listen to and sing along with the rehearsal tracks for at least 20 minutes total before rehearsal. Believer will meet the last 5 minutes! You will need to spend at least 15 minutes on this song alone in addition to the other preparation homework. 2/20 Tues Bonse Aba Listen to and sing along with the rehearsal tracks for at least 20 minutes total before rehearsal. Believer will meet the last 5 minutes! You will need to spend at least 15 minutes on this song alone in addition to the other preparation homework. 2/22 Thurs ALL Practice each piece at least 15 minutes. 2/27 Tues ALL Practice each piece at least 15 minutes. 3/1 Thurs ALL Practice each piece at least 15 minutes. 3/6 Tues All with our accompanist 3/8 Thurs All with our accompanist CONCERT DAY 3/10 Tues All with our accompanist CONTEST DAY AT EISENHOWER We do not have a TON of time for the upcoming concert. My expectations is that you are doing your preparation homework for each piece so we do not have to take a long time teaching notes. Come prepared to work really hard over the next couple of weeks. We can do this. We will be performing Bonse Aba, Lost Boy and IF at Contest.
We have started out the 2nd half of the year with a bang! WOW! LT Jr. High Choir Festival was absolutely amazing! Many of the Gurrie Middle School Choir members attended an all day rehearsal with 6 other junior highs in the area and the Freshman and Sophmore LT choir members. I am so proud of our students and large representation from our school! GO GURRIE!
Gurrie Choir will continue with rehearsals on Tuesday, January 16th. We will continue to meet in the gym on the stage. We will be going over how to access the music, video, and musical information on the Gurrie webpage. On Tuesday I will also provide a rehearsal schedule for our all of our rehearsals up to our March concert and contest dates. I will also post that schedule here on the webpage.
Further down on the webpage I have posted rehearsal tracks and videos for all of our music for the upcoming March concert.
On the side in the links you will also find the link to the District Musical Webpage. Check it out and sign up for auditions!!!!!!!! Auditions will be February 1st!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you are all having a fabulous Labor Day weekend. I just wanted to send out a reminder that tomorrow is our first Gurrie Choir rehearsal. We begin at 7:20 am and I will be there by 7 am. Below is the link to view the Tuesday/Thursday bus schedule.
I am so excited to begin working with your students to create an amazing choir.
For those of you who did say yes to celly, I will be sending out the first text this afternoon.
Directions to Listen to Choir Pieces on the Internet
To help you practice at home you may listen to any of our choir pieces by doing the following:
- go to www.jwpepper.com and look for “keywords” near the top left hand corner of the website. Its right underneath the big “J.W. Pepper”.
- Type in the title of the song and the name of the composer and press “Enter”.
- You’ll see the song title come up with a picture of the front cover of the music. Underneath that there is a line with Qty, Number, and Description. Look under the word “Description”. You’ll see a list of arrangements such as SATB, SSA, Two-Part etc. If there’s more than one arrangement, try to find the correct arrangement and listen to that recording (in most cases it will be Two-part). Click on the “MP3 Audio” to listen to the song.
- Youtube videos of choirs performing the same pieces as ours.