Concerts and Performances

CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

Frontier League Vocal Festival: Select Choir

On October 18, 2016, Eudora Middle School will host the Frontier League Vocal Festival.

The Festival is a unique event for the fine arts.  Not many sports teams would invite a guest coach to come work with their team and coach them in a different way.  The fine arts recognizes that there is more than one way to perform a phrase or visualize a sound.  Therefore, if we hear the same thing from different directors and clinicians, then we understand the concept better and can apply it in our performance.  The students will learn that if you don't try something, then you won't know if it will work or not. 

Our clinician, has yet to be determined.  The students will have to try everything that they are asked to do, and they will improve greatly because of it.  They will need to be very receptive to a different style of teaching. 

The festival will begin with a mass choir rehearsal on three pieces.  These  pieces will be performed by the mass choir consisting of choirs from Trail Ridge, Eudora, and Spring Hill.  

The concert will begin with each school performing one song by themselves that they have prepared before coming.   The concert will conclude with a performance by the mass combined choir.  

Please plan to attend the evening concert that begins at 7pm at the school that is hosting the festival.  They love to see you there to support them.  

Check the Concerts page for more information. 

Information sheet will appear here soon.


Middle School Winter Vocal Concert: ALL CHOIRS

Director: James Scroggins

On Thursday December 8, 2016 the vocal music students will present their winter concert “Belles and Beaus.”  The concert will begin at  6:30pm in the SHMS south gym.

The 6th grade choir will be performing for the first time this school year.  Many of them have never been a part of a singing group.  They will be singing partner and canon style songs.  In addition, folk songs, along with winter and holiday songs, will be a part of the song selection. They have come a long way since the first day of school. 

The 7/8th graders in Select and Concert choir will be performing also. They will feature a couple of songs from their experience at the Frontier League Vocal Festival in October.  This choir will also perform some holiday favorites and conclude with a piece that involves candles. 

Come and support the choir.  Come to enjoy!

A winter concert information sheet:

 

Veteran's Ceremony--SELECT CHOIR ONLY

The select choir will be performing at a Veteran's ceremony on November 11, 2016.  The time is to be announced later. Check here for more details.

 

Crown Center/Caroling tour: Select choir

The Select choir will be doing a holiday caroling tour on December 17, 2015.  They will begin by singing at the Board of Education office, followed by the Blackhawk Assisted Living center,  and finally at Golden Living Center.  A stop a Crown Center for a performance is also included.

A detailed information sheet:  

A permission slip:

 

Solo Recital:

Due to the number of students that wish to do a solo for contest, I am providing an alternate setting to sing their solo.  

Students who are 7th graders in Select choir, will do their solo at the recital. Students who are 7th graders in Concert choir can choose to do their solo at recital or not at all. 8th graders in Select choirwill be doing their solo at contest, and 8th grades in concert choir can choose to do their solo at contest or the recital or not at all.  ALL Select choir members will do a solo.  

The recital will be on March 3, at 6:45pm in the Spring Hill Middle school Auditorium in the South building.  This is an opportunity for the students to show off their hard work.  

Recital info sheet here: 

Ensemble Contest

On March 4, 2017, the 7/8th grade students will be traveling to Prairie View for the Solo/Ensemble Contest.  The Select choir and Concert choir will perform two pieces each of contrasting styles for a judge.  After the performance the judge gives a fifteen minute clinic with positive and constructive comments on the performance.  The choir will receive written comments, a ribbon, certificate, and plaque that displays the rating the choir received.

Ratings scale:     I=   Superior

                         II=  Excellent

                         III= Good

Dear Parents: 

 Here is some information for you to have concerning Solo/Ensemble Contest. 

 Date:       March 4, 2017

 Place:      Prairie View Middle School—LaCygne, KS

                13731 KS Hwy 152

            LaCygne, KS 66040

 Directions:             69 hwy South; LaCygne Exit west (opposite direction of power plant); through LaCygne; school 2miles west of town.

Depart SHMS:   7:30        Spring Hill Middle School  Loading in the bus lane on South street

 Arrive SHMS:   7:30       Spring Hill Middle School Unloading in the bus lane on South street

 Dress:     Choir: Wear Choir Uniform Solo: Dress nicely.  Nicer than you would for school.  For boys, slacks and a tie or sweater.   For girls, a skirt, dresses, slacks.  Well groomed.  Accessories?

 Cost:       $8 per participant (already paid-solos only).  There will be concessions for snacks and lunch.  You may want to send money for concessions.  You may also want to just send snacks or a sack lunch. 

This will be the 9th year the choir will compete at contest.  We are working hard to achieve the highest score.  Parents are encouraged to come support our Mavericks at the contest on March 5.  See you there!   

Solo permission slip: 

Solo information:

Choir information:

Festival of Music-Worlds of Fun-SELECT CHOIR ONLY 

On April 29, 2017 at 11am, the select choir will be attending the Festival of Music at Worlds of Fun.  It is a competition among schools of all sizes.  Select choir will also compete against other schools of their same size.  In addition to the competition, the students will get to go to Worlds of Fun.  

Information sheet:

Permission slip:

 

Spring Vocal Concert

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the vocal music students will present their Spring concert titled "Sounds of Spring."  The Concert will begin at 6:30pm in the SHMS south gym.  

The 6th grade choir will be performing for the second time this school year.  They will be singing partner and canon style songs.  In addition, folk songs, along with blockbuster ballads, will be a part of the song selection. They have come a long way since the first day of school. 

The 7/8th grade choir will be performing for the fourth time this school year. They will feature a couple of songs from their experience at choir contest at the Prairie View Music Invitational.  There will be typical choral songs along with some pop and broadway selections.  

Come and support the choir.  Come to enjoy!!

Concert Information: 

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