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Choir Double Concerts 2019-2020

Double Concerts 2019-2020

We have a double concert format in order to have adequate seating for family and friends of Choir.  Concert Choir and Cantores sing at both concerts.  The schedule for this year’s concerts is below.

Tuesday         October 22                             2:40-3:30 after school rehearsal in the auditorium

Wednesday   October 23    7:00 pm          6:15 Call Time           Men’s Choir

                                              8:15 pm          7:45 Call Time           Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses

Concert Choir Families, please come to 7:00 pm concert, if possible.

 

Tuesday         December 17                         2:40-4:00 after school rehearsal in the auditorium

Wednesday   December 18 7:00 pm        6:15 Call Time           Treble Choir

                                               8:15 pm          7:45 Call Time           Men’s Choir, Les Chanteuses

Concert Choir Families with last names L-Z, please come to 7:00 pm concert.

Concert Choir Families with last names A-K, please come to 8:15 pm concert.

Monday          March 16                                2:40-3:30 after school rehearsal in the auditorium

Tuesday         March 17       7:00 pm          6:15 Call Time           Men’s Choir

                                              8:15 pm          7:45 Call Time           Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses

Concert Choir Families, please come to 7:00 pm concert, if possible.

Tuesday         May 26                                    2:40-3:30 after school rehearsal in the auditorium

Wednesday   May 27           6:15 pm          5:30 Call Time           Men’s Choir, Treble Choir

                                              7:30 pm          7:00 Call Time           Les Chanteuses

                                              8:40 pm          A Little Night Music: a variety show of student prepared songs

**There are four mandatory concerts each year, one near the end of each term.  Concerts are the final term project for choir classes.  Participation is very important.  Students should prepare to be available on these evenings by arranging transportation, the night off from work and looking ahead to have homework for the next day ready in advance. 

A make-up performance opportunity is given to students with unavoidable circumstances that prohibit a student from performing.  The student will be allowed to write a research paper.  Unexcused absences will not be given an opportunity for make-up.  Communication in writing to Mrs. Taylor must be given in advance except in case of an emergency.  Every attempt to attend performance must be exhausted before a make-up paper will be substituted.  A missed performance cannot truly be made up therefore make-up will be given half credit. 

Marci Taylor, cell: 503-475-2180, <marci_taylor@beaverton.k12.or.us>

Concert Choir Syllabus 2019-2020

Westview High School Concert Choir 2019-2020

Instructor: Marci Taylor, 503-475-2180 (text is OK)

<marci_taylor@beaverton.k12.or.us>

Choir Website – https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/westview-choir/

“Remind” text messages – Text to 81010 or 971-205-6007. The message is @8h344.

 The choir fee of $85 is due & must be paid to WHS bookkeeper.

Fall Retreat Cost $115.00 due October 4, 2019 (non-refundable) to Mt/class treasurers.

 Grades are based on:

1.  Learning Targets: Vocal Production, Technique, Musicality, Ensemble Skills, Listen & Respond, Music Literacy.  It is impossible to demonstrate these learning targets when absent.  Attendance in a participation-based class is essential.

2.  Participation in all * mandatory performances is required in order to earn an “A” in this class.

3.  Music Literacy: written theory work, sight-singing, scales, exams

4.  Ensemble Work Habits: promptness, good citizenship, leadership, problem solving

 Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

September 9-12                  Cantores Auditions 7:00-7:30 am, 2:40-4:30

October        2                     WHS Back To School Night for parents            6:30 pm

October      22                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23                     **Wednesday, Fall Concert        Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                              Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

November  8-9                    Concert Choir Fall Retreat @ Camp Magruder at Rockaway Beach

December    2                      *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6                     Xanadu audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20                Xanadu Auditions

December  17                      After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18                      **Wednesday, Winter Concert   Treble Choir 7:00 pm                                                                                                                      Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20                      **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February      6                      *Beaverton District Choral Festival @ MSHS 5:30 pm

February    28                      Xanadu Opens – runs through March 7

February    29                      Solo/Ensemble Contest @ Mountainside HS

March            6                     *George Fox U. Choral Festival (State Qualifier)

March         16                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March         17                     **Tuesday, Spring Concert         Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                        Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

April              7                      *Metro League Choral Festival All day field trip @ SRHS

May               2                     State Solo Contest @ Pacific University

May              9                     *Saturday, State 6A Choir Championship, @ OSU, If qualified

May                7                      Middle School Concert 7:00 pm Westview Auditorium

May            22-23                Spring Retreat @ Menucha Retreat Center

May             26                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May            27                     **Wednesday, Awards Concert Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm

                                                                        Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm, A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

June                     6               *Graduation @ Chiles Center University of Ptld           11:00 am

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs

First Day Concert Choir Announcements 2019-2020

First Days Announcements

1.  Read syllabus and make note of concert dates.  Participation in all performances is required in order to earn an “A” in this class.

2.  Cantores auditions are Sept. 4-7, 7:00-7:30, 2:40-4:30.  The Cantores roster will be posted Friday, Sept. 7 and emailed to Concert Choir.  Men’s tux fittings Saturday morning, Sept. 8; dress fittings afternoon.  Cantores class begins Monday, Sept. 10.

3.  You have 8 minutes between classes.  Get water and use a bathroom during                    passing time so you don’t need to leave class.

4.  If you cannot pay the $85 course fee to the WHS bookkeeper, you must speak with Mrs. Taylor immediately to get a waiver form.

5.  We need parents to volunteer.  Please talk to your parents and ask if they could help with fund raising opportunities: flowers/candygrams at the musical, the Beaverton Education Foundation Phone-a-thon.  We also need chaperons, carpool drivers, photographer, website manager, usher coordinator, seamstresses, etc.

6.  Put the November 10-11 Choir Retreat on your calendars.  Everyone needs to prepare a solo or small group song to perform at the retreat:  sing, dance, tell a story or joke, or any talent you prefer.  The non-refundable retreat cost of $115 is due October 6.

7.  Many National Anthem soloists, duets, trios, or quartets are needed for sports throughout the year.  You need to sing for Mrs. Taylor to be approved and then sign up for a specific time.  The teams and coaches really appreciate it!

8.  I have a list of private voice teachers for anyone who is interested.

9.  All-State Choir audition recordings can be made with Mrs. Taylor September 23 or by special arrangement.  Recording cannot be made later than September 25.  See Mrs. Taylor for an appointment to make the recording.  The audition fee is $13.  If you are paying by check, make the check to Westview High School.  The All-State convention is January 13-15 in Eugene.  The cost for those selected to participate is $300 for hotel, transportation to and from rehearsals and performance, and meals.

10.  The Spring Retreat lost money last year.  The costs have gone up.  This year’s retreat will be about $137 ($151 for special diet), depending on the number of participants.

The Spring Retreat could be an AP Testing day for some.

11.  Choir Officer voting will be Tuesday, September 12.

12.  Carefully plan when you want to take the SAT exam!  May 5, 2018 is State Choir Championships and SAT.  Take the SAT before May!

13.  Singers must be passing 5 classes to be OSAA eligible for GFU Festival, Metro Festival and State Choir Championships!

Performance attire:

An audience hears with their eyes first and then with their ears.

Performance attire for a choir needs to be uniform so that no individual’s appearance distracts from the music. Facial expression is an important part of presenting a song therefore hair needs to be back from your face.

Girls need nude or no nylons, closed-toe black shoes, skirt shorter than robe

Boys need black slacks, dark socks, dark shoes, white dress shirt, tie

Everyone, please use deodorant but NOT cologne!                

Vocal/Choral Music Learning Targets 2019-2020

Beaverton School District Vocal/Choral Music Learning Targets

Grades are based on proficiency of Learning Targets and Rubrics. Learning Targets are demonstrated in class as students rehearse as an ensemble therefore attendance is crucial.

 Demonstrate Quality Vocal Production

1.1      Tone

1.2      Intonation
1.3      Blend/Balance
1.4      Posture
1.5      Vowel Formation
1.6      Match Pitch
1.7      Diaphragmatic Breathing

 Perform Music with Technique

2.1      Articulation/Diction
2.2      Rhythm & Precision
2.3      Flexibility
2.4      Part Independence

 Perform with Musicality and Expression

3.1      Interpretation/Style
3.2      Phrasing/Dynamics/Tempo
3.3      Expression/Sensitivity

 Demonstrate Ensemble Skills

4.1      Preparedness: care of materials (sheet music, folders), Personal accountability for my learning, concert dress

4.2      Professionalism: time management, show respect during rehearsal and performances
4.3      Contribute to rehearsals in a positive manner, “team” skills

 Listen and Respond

5.1      Critique performance of self and others using appropriate musical terminology

5.2      Prescribe solutions for learning and performance issues

5.3      Demonstrate awareness of cross-curricular, cultural and/or historical context, Authentic Performance Practice and relevance           

 Demonstrate Music Literacy

6.1      Read, interpret, and perform musical notation: notes names, rhythms, key signatures, expressive markings, intervals, sight-singing

6.2      Demonstrate understanding and proper use of musical terminology and markings

 

Grading is calculated in Canvas and transferred to Synergy. The Canvas information has better clarity.

 

Double Concerts 2019-2020

In order to accommodate our families and friends audience, we have a double concert format.  Concert Choir and Cantores sing at both concerts. See the double concert schedule on the Westview Choir website or pick up a hard copy from the choir room.

Les Chanteuses Syllabus 2019-2020

Westview High School Choral Program 2019-2020

Instructor: Marci Taylor, 503-475-2180

marci_taylor@beaverton.k12.or.us

Choir Website – https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/westview-choir/

 “Remind” text messages – Text to 81010 or 971-205-6007. The message is @kkad38.

Les Chanteuses

Grades are based on:

1.  Learning Targets: Vocal Production, Technique, Musicality, Ensemble Skills, Listen & Respond, Music Literacy.  It is impossible to demonstrate these learning targets when absent.  Attendance in a participation-based class is essential.

2.  Participation in all * mandatory performances is required in order to earn an “A” in this class.

3.  Music Literacy: written theory work, sight-singing, scales, exams

4.  Ensemble Work Habits: promptness, good citizenship, leadership, problem solving

Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

October        2                     WHS Back To School Night for parents            6:30 pm

October      22                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23                     **Wednesday, Fall Concert        Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                              Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December    2                      *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6                     Xanadu audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20                Xanadu Auditions

December  17                      After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18                      **Wednesday, Winter Concert   Treble Choir 7:00 pm                                                                                                                      Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20                      **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February    28                      Xanadu Opens – runs through March 7

February    29                      Solo/Ensemble Contest @ MHS - Cantores & Les Chanteuses preform

March         16                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March         17                     **Tuesday, Spring Concert         Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                        Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

May               2                     State Solo Contest @ Pacific University for qualified District participants

May             26                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May            27                     **Wednesday, Awards Concert Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm

                                                                        Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm, A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs

 Class supplies: Pencil, covered water bottle (highly recommended)

Performance attire:

An audience hears with their eyes first and then with their ears.

  • Performance attire for a choir needs to be uniform so that no individual’s appearance distracts from the music.  Facial expression is important therefore hair needs to be back from your face.
  • Les Chanteuses members must pay dress fees before picking up their dress.  Scrip Fund raising will be available.  Girls need closed-toe black shoes that don’t flap!
  • Please shower and use deodorant.  NO cologne at performances!

 

Les Chanteuses Dress Policy

Dresses are provided for Les Chanteuses. 

A dress fee of $25 is required. 

A second check for $75 is held until the dress is returned after the Awards Concert.

Please bring two checks to Mrs. Taylor by October 3, 2019:

1. $25 dress fee – cash or check (to Westview bookkeeper). Show receipt to M. Taylor

2. $75 check to M. Taylor. That will not be cashed unless the student fails to return the dress

in good condition, by May 28, 2020.

Press the dress from the wrong side on low-synthetic heat!

Men's (Tenor Bass) Choir Syllabus 2019-2020

Westview High School Choral Program 2019-2020

Instructor: Marci Taylor, 503-475-2180

marci_taylor@beaverton.k12.or.us

Choir Website – https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/westview-choir/

 “Remind” text messages – Text to 81010 or 971-205-6007. The message is @h42g96.

 Men’s (Tenor Bass) Choir

Grades are based on:

1.  Learning Targets: Vocal Production, Technique, Musicality, Ensemble Skills, Listen & Respond, Music Literacy.  It is impossible to demonstrate these learning targets when absent.  Attendance in a participation based class is essential.

2.  Participation in all * performances is required in order to earn an “A” in this class.

3.  Music Literacy: written theory work, sight-singing, scales, exams

4.  Ensemble Work Habits: promptness, good citizenship, leadership, problem solving

Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

October        2                     WHS Back To School Night for parents            6:30 pm

October      22                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23                     **Wednesday, Fall Concert        Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                              Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December    2                      *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6                     Xanadu audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20                Xanadu Auditions

December  17                      After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18                      **Wednesday, Winter Concert   Treble Choir 7:00 pm                                                                                                                      Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20                      **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February    28                      Xanadu Opens – runs through March 7

February    29                      Solo/Ensemble Contest @ MHS - Cantores & Les Chanteuses preform

March         16                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March         17                     **Tuesday, Spring Concert         Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                        Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

May               2                     State Solo Contest @ Pacific University for qualified District participants

May             26                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May            27                     **Wednesday, Awards Concert Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm

                                                                        Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm, A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs

 

After school rehearsals are on-stage the day before & the day of each concert from 2:30 - 3:30.

Before concerts Men’s Choir must arrive early to change into tuxes before warm-ups.

 

Performance attire:

Performance attire for a choir needs to be uniform so that no individual’s appearance distracts from the music.  Facial expression is important in presenting a song.  Hair needs to be back from your face.  Please shower and use deodorant before concerts.  NO cologne at performances! 

 

You will be provided with a tuxedo coat, slacks, and tie.  You need to pay a $15 cleaning fee by October 4.  You need to provide your own black shoes and black socks.

Schedule of Events 2019-2020

 

Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

 

September 9-12        Cantores Auditions 7:00-7:30 am, 2:40-4:30

October        2           WHS Back To School Night for parents     6:30 pm

October      22            After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23            **Wednesday, Fall Concert       Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                            Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

November  8-9          Concert Choir Fall Retreat

                                             @ Camp Magruder at Rockaway Beach

December    2            *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6           Musical audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20       Musical Auditions

December  17            After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18            **Wednesday, Winter Concert  Treble Choir 7:00 pm

                                                    Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20            **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February      6            *Beaverton District Choral Festival @ MSHS 5:30 pm

February    28            Musical Opens – runs through March 7

February    29            Solo/Ensemble Contest @ Mountainside HS

March           6            *George Fox U. Choral Festival (State Qualifier)

March          16           After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March          17           **Tuesday, Spring Concert       Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                      Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

April              7            *Metro League Choral Festival All day field trip @ SRHS

May              2            State Solo Contest @ Pacific University

May               9            *Saturday, State 6A Choir Championship, @ OSU

                                                      If qualified

May               7            Middle School Concert 7:00 pm Westview Auditorium

May            22-23       Spring Retreat @ Menucha Retreat Center

May              26          After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May              27          **Wednesday, Awards Concert        

                                                      Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm

                                                      Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm

                                                      A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

June                6          *Graduation @ Chiles Center University of Ptld 11:00 am

                                                     

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs

Treble (Women's) Choir Syllabus 2019-2020

Westview High School Choral Program 2019-2020

Instructor: Marci Taylor, 503-475-2180

marci_taylor@beaverton.k12.or.us

Choir Website – https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/westview-choir/

 “Remind” text messages – Text to 81010 or 971-205-6007. The message is @c9794d.

 Treble/Women’s Choir

Grades are based on:

1.  Learning Targets: Vocal Production, Technique, Musicality, Ensemble Skills, Listen & Respond, Music Literacy.  It is impossible to demonstrate these learning targets when absent.  Attendance in a participation-based class is essential.

2.  Participation in all * performances is required in order to earn an “A” in this class.

3.  Music Literacy: written theory work, sight-singing, scales, exams

4.  Ensemble Work Habits: promptness, good citizenship, leadership, problem solving

Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

October        2                     WHS Back To School Night for parents            6:30 pm

October      22                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23                     **Wednesday, Fall Concert        Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                              Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December    2                      *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6                     Xanadu audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20                Xanadu Auditions

December  17                      After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18                      **Wednesday, Winter Concert   Treble Choir 7:00 pm                                                                                                                      Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20                      **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February    28                      Xanadu Opens – runs through March 7

February    29                      Solo/Ensemble Contest @ MHS - Cantores & Les Chanteuses preform

March         16                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March         17                     **Tuesday, Spring Concert         Men’s Choir 7:00 pm

                                                                        Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

May               2                     State Solo Contest @ Pacific U. for qualified District participants

May             26                     After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May            27                     **Wednesday, Awards Concert Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm

                                                                        Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm, A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs

 

After school rehearsals are on-stage the day before & the day of each concert from 2:30 - 3:30.

 

Before concerts Treble Choir must arrive early to put on cranberry shrugs.

 

Performance attire: Performance attire for a choir needs to be uniform so that no individual’s appearance distracts from the music.  Facial expression is important in presenting a song.  Hair needs to be back from your face.  Please shower and use deodorant before concerts.  NO cologne at performances!  Girls need black slacks, skirts or dresses (below the knee), black crew neck T-shirt and closed-toe black shoes.  You will be provided with a cranberry colored shrug.

Choir Director:  Marci Taylor 

Schedule of Choral Events 2019-2020

September 9-12        Cantores Auditions 7:00-7:30 am, 2:40-4:30

October        2           WHS Back To School Night for parents     6:30 pm

October      22            After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

October      23            **Wednesday, Fall Concert      

                                  Men’s Choir 7:00 pm 
                                  Treble Choir, Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

November  8-9          Concert Choir Fall Retreat

                                             @ Camp Magruder at Rockaway Beach

December    2            *Concert @ the Grotto  6:00-6:45 pm (Bus 4:30 pm)

December    6           Musical audition workshop 2:45-5:00 pm

December  10-20       Musical Auditions

December  17            After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

December  18            **Wednesday, Winter Concert 

                                   Treble Choir 7:00 pm
                                   Men’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

December  20            **School Day Winter Concerts for Student Body

February      6            *Beaverton District Choral Festival @ MSHS 5:30 pm

February    28            Musical Opens – runs through March 7

February    29            Solo/Ensemble Contest @ Mountainside HS

March           6            *George Fox U. Choral Festival (State Qualifier)

March          16           After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

March          17           **Tuesday, Spring Concert      

                                   Men’s Choir 7:00 pm
                                   Women’s Choir & Les Chanteuses 8:15 pm

April              7            *Metro League Choral Festival All day field trip @ SRHS

May              2            State Solo Contest @ Pacific University

May               9            *Saturday, State 6A Choir Championship, @ OSU

                                                      If qualified

May               7            Middle School Concert 7:00 pm Westview Auditorium

May            22-23       Spring Retreat @ Menucha Retreat Center

May              26          After-school rehearsal for concert 2:30-3:30 pm

May              27          **Wednesday, Awards Concert        

                                                      Treble and Men’s Choirs 6:15 pm
                                                      Les Chanteuses 7:30 pm
                                                      A Little Night Music 8:40 pm

June                6          *Graduation @ Chiles Center University of Ptld 11:00 am                                                     

* Mandatory Concert Choir - ** Mandatory performances for all choirs