~Rehearsals and Lessons~
At LMS we run an A/B Day schedule. Students will have their chorus class every other day. In class students will prepare for our concertn performances while learning a variety of musical concepts. 6th grade classes will frequently have sectionals or lessons during this time. These activities will hone in on skills and content addressed in class, and may meet in small groups, or even individually.
To be considered prepared for class, all chorus students must come with a folder designated for chorus materials. Additionally, students should have lined paper and be prepared to take notes for class - it is the student's choice if they wish for this to be a notebook or loose-leaf paper kept in a binder or their folder. Additionally, students are asked to bring their agenda to each class, and students must have a pencil at all times.
To ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment for all of our musicians, please follow these guidelines: Bathroom breaks should be taken care of at the beginning of class, with the exception of emergencies; students must let the teacher know when they need to be excused. Food, candy, and beverages, with the exception of water, are not allowed in class. While we will be doing a lot of singing, there will be many physical warm ups and exercises to help us prepare our bodies and voices and understand how our bodies work when singing. As a result, I ask that all students wear comfortable clothing and remain aware of their surroundings. Students are expected to pay attention to one another and treat each other with respect. Additionally, since there may be instruments for the bands in our room, all students are expected to treat the wide variety of instruments and classroom supplies with care, and not play instruments on which they have not had instruction.
For our complete Chorus guidelines, please click here.