Monday, August 10, 2015

Fairbanks Youth Choir: My Country Tis of Thee video

Important Dates:  
August 20-Information sheets returned to Mrs. Cooper
August 25- Parent meeting in FES cafeteria 7pm
August 27- Rehearsals start at 3:15-4:30 in FES music room

Here is a video with the lyrics. Students only need to sing 1 verse.
Here are the lyrics that students will sing from "America":
My country 'tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty,
of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride.
From every mountainside
let freedom ring.

Fairbanks Youth Choir: 2015-2016 Forms

Fairbanks Youth Choir: 2015-2016

Fairbanks Youth Choir 2015-2016

Signs-ups will be available during FES and FMS back-2-school nights!
FES: August 13 4:30-7pm (in the lobby)
FMS: August 13 5:30-7pm (FMS cafeteria w/ Mr. Keller)

Important Dates:  
August 20-Information sheets returned to Mrs. Cooper
August 25- Parent meeting in FES cafeteria 7pm
August 27- Rehearsals start at 3:15-4:30 in FES music room

Who: Any student in grades 4-8 may join the choir. Members are ambassadors of Fairbanks Local Schools and are thus expected to demonstrate excellent behavior, attitude, academic performance, and school and rehearsal attendance.  

What: The choir will have various performance opportunities throughout the school year. This is a great learning opportunity for the students and a great way to serve our community.

When: Choir will take place throughout the school year in Mrs. Cooper’s music room. A parent meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm in FES cafeteria.  Choir will start on Thursday, August 27th. There will be a voice check just to see where the student’s voice is currently. This is NOT an audition. Visit the blog for the recording of My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

Where: The choir will rehearse Tuesday and Thursday after school (3:15-4:30) in the music room. There will be a variety of performance opportunities throughout the school year that will occur in various locations. Wednesday rehearsals may be added in preparation for upcoming concerts if needed. Please check the schedule closely.

Why: Children involved in choir learn proper singing technique, the importance of responsibility, and teamwork. Singing exercises our lungs. It tones up our intercostal muscles and our diaphragm. There is an increase in self-esteem and confidence. Singing is useful as a stress reducer. Choir enables you to meet more people. Choir brings people together and encourages a sense of community. It offers opportunity for giving and receiving positive feedback and lastly, it is a forum for fun & laughter!

What you will need:
-A black 1" binder with a clear plastic front cover
-Concert Uniform: choir t-shirt, black pants, and jeans
-Snack for after school (please keep it quick and concise) 

-A positive attitude, a love for music, and an open mind!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Break!

Just a few items for next school year:
1. Sign ups for the Fairbanks Youth Choir will be available at both back-2-school nights (FES and FMS).

2. Check out the "websites" tab for fun interactive games to play this summer while at home!

3. Search for ipad apps to download to keep up with your musical skills over the summer!

4. Summer is a great time to find live music at concerts halls or even the Marysville Uptown Friday Nights!!  Search your local area or travel to Columbus! Expand your music taste!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FHSCC: Final Singing Test (2015)

Take a Chance on Me (solo): measure 7-47 (start at 0:15 "If you need me let me know, gonna be around round...)

For Good (SA or SAB): measure 19-end (start at 0:50 solo part "But I know I'm who I am today, because I knew you"...)

Imagine (SA or SAB): measure 13-44 (recording starts at meas. 11)