Students are starting to choose classes for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. I cant believe that we are already talking about next years school year! With 6 weeks left in our currant school year students are excited to start their new year!
I am excited to announce that next year we are going to block schedule! I know some people might not like block schedule but for an activity class such and Musical Theatre and Choir, its great! With longer classes we will be able to go more in depth in music theory and learn about composers. I am also excited that with block schedule students get up to 4 electives! This is great for our 7th graders who have to take health and computers. In years past students often had to give up music classes because they didn't have enough elective spots in their schedule, now they will be able to continue their music classes as well.
Both choir classes went to the NZNMEA Middle School Choir Festival at Silverland Middle School in Fernley. Students did a great job and I was very proud of their performance as well as their behavior. Both groups received excellent ratings from the judges.
Musical Theatre classes are done learning choreography for their concerts and we are now cleaning them up. Solo auditions will be held this week and we will be ready for concerts!
This year we are having our concerts the week after testing. Musical Theatre the 9th and Choir the 11th. This makes practicing difficult so I ask that all students be dancing and singing during their time off from testing.