• Mary Lin Advanced Chorus

    Dear Parents,

    Advanced Chorus is offered to any 4th or 5th grader who wants to do more singing, sight-reading, harmonizing, and music-making.  Whether your student wants to challenge him/herself or would just like to have more opportunities to sing and perform, Advanced Chorus is the place to make it happen.   Plus, there’s no audition to participate!

    Rehearsals will take place after school on Fridays from 2:30-4:30.

    Our first rehearsal will be on Friday, August 4th.  Any schedule changes will be sent via email!

    Please fill out and return the form here, and let me know if you have any questions!

    Jonathan Marvel
    Music/Chorus Teacher
    jmarvel@atlanta.k12.ga.us

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    Importance of Rehearsal Attendance:

     

    I like to think of the first three weeks as the “try-on” period.  If your student is interested but isn’t sure, they are more than welcome to try it out for the first three weeks of school and if they feel it isn’t for them they can make the choice that works best for them!  After the first three weeks, if students decide to commit to being a member of this group, rehearsal attendance is expected.  Jus like being on a team, what we do is dependent on having EVERY student in attendance, EVERY student participating, and EVERY student supporting their peers.  Though it sometimes may not feel like it - especially in a large choir - every single person in an ensemble is important!  There is no real way to make up for lost rehearsal time.  Students may think that they can practice on their own, but they can’t make up for hearing what their part sounds like in context of the ensemble.  It is something that can’t be replicated unless they are in rehearsal.  Please let me know ahead of time if your student cannot make it to a rehearsal.  Advanced warning is always more helpful than after-the-fact :)



    (Tentative Performance and Rehearsal Calendar SY17-18)

     

    Date

    Day

    Time

    Event

    Location

    8/4/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    8/11/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    8/18/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    8/25/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    8/26/2017

    Saturday

    (Morning)

    9:00; 10:30; 12:00

    (Call time 8:00)

    Educator Open House @ CCHR

    Center for Civil and Human Rights @ Pemberton Place

    9/1/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    9/8/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    9/15/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    9/22/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    9/28/2017

    Thursday

    TBD

    Friendship Festival

    Grady HS Auditorium

    9/29/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    10/6/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    TBD

    TBD

    Friday

    TBD (PM)

    National Anthem @ Grady HS Football Game

    Grady HS Stadium

    10/13/2017

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Fall Break)

    10/20/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    10/27/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    11/3/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    11/10/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    11/17/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    11/24/2017

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Thanksgiving Break)

    12/1/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    12/7/2017

    Thursday

    7:30

    (Call time 7:15)

    Holiday Program

    Lin Auditorium

    12/8/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    12/15/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD (PM)

    Cluster Holiday Concert

    Inman Auditorium

    12/22/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    12/29/2017

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Holiday Break)

    1/5/2018

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Holiday Break)

    1/12/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    1/19/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    1/26/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    1/28/2016

    Sunday

    2:05

    (Call time 1:00)

    National Anthem @ Atlanta Gladiators Hockey

    Infinite Energy Center

    2/2/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    2/9/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    2/16/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD

    Pre-LGPE Performance*

    TBD

    2/23/2018

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Winter Break)

    3/2/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD

    LGPE*

    TBD

    3/9/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    3/16/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    3/23/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    3/30/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    4/6/2018

    Friday

    No Rehearsal (Spring Break)

    4/13/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    4/20/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    4/27/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    5/4/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    5/11/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    5/18/2018

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    AC Rehearsal

    Lin Music Room

    TBD

    TBD

    6:00

    (call time 5:30)

    Spring Concert

    Lin Auditorium

    5/25/2017

    Friday

    2:30-4:30

    End of the Year Celebration!!!

    Lin Music Room

     

    *What is LGPE?

     

    The Georgia Music Educators Association sanctions an annual choral evaluation known as "Large Group Performance Evaluation" or "LGPE". It is the equivalent of an end of course test in other subject areas and is mostly utilized by middle and high school choruses. This year's event’s location and date is TBD.  (The moment I get that information from the Coordinator, I will forward it to you!)

    Mary Lin’s Advanced Chorus will be preparing two selections: One that is faster and technical, and another that is slower and lyrical.

    A panel of three judges evaluate our performance based on tone quality, intonation, style and interpretation, etc. The judges are selected by our district music teachers and typically represent accomplished choral programs from around the country.

    Finally, we are evaluated on the students’ ability to sing a piece that they have never seen before (sight reading). We have 5 minutes to study and talk, then we perform. This activity distinguishes teaching techniques and fundamentals versus learning where "rote teaching" occurs.

    We also would love to see a packed house at our Pre-LGPE Concert once we have it scheduled to show your support for the hard work that the students have done! As soon as the schedule for LGPE is available, we will post it and hand out to the students.