Fall 2020

Social Distan-Sing!

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Families:

What an experience Fall 2020 has been!


During these first 8 weeks we have been working hard on SO many musical things...The students have been introduced to music theory concepts using our online Breezin' Thru Theory curriculum, sight reading skills using our online Sight-reading factory program, and general musical and theoretical concepts to become better and more rounded musicians. The students have also been submitting weekly practice recordings for evaluation and feedback purposes.


We have worked hard to build our FHS Choir Community. We hosted a virtual game night and had an awesome time! Treble Choir has established their "family" groupings and met in breakout rooms to connect. We have also had some fun themed rehearsals which is always awesome to see! This FHS Choir community is a special place to be and we are so glad you are a part of it.


Even though things look and feel different, I am so very proud of these students and ALL of their hard work! They started this year off with so many unknowns and have stayed focused on their love for singing and making music.


Below is our fall 2020 "concert" demonstration of what we have been working on this fall. The students have prepared both individually (practicing with practice tracks), and in live rehearsals and sectionals. Our senior soloists are so happy to showcase their talent and hard work. The ensemble performances you will hear have been created by each student submitting an individual track of themselves singing and then layering each track to make the choral sound. FYI in order to comply with our copyright permissions this virtual concert will only be available for 1 month on YouTube.. so enjoy soon:)


I would like to send out a huge congratulations to the students who choose to spend extra time and rehearsals preparing for the ILMEA District 1 ensemble auditions:

Jason G, Aiden T, Joan H, Evelyn P, Abby N, Lauren K, Karissa L, Kamil W, Bart S, Alexa M and Abby H.


We would also like to thank our accompanist Mr. Dan Chase for continuing to rehearse with us remotely, and providing hours of support via accompaniment and practice tracks. We are also very thankful for our administration, division leader (Mr. Koranda), Ms. Bohnen, Dan Chase, Chelsea Londos and the FHS school board for supporting the choral program through all of this uncertainty.


If you haven't yet.. I encourage you to “get connected” in order to get electronic updates for each class/ensemble. As always I am just an email or office hour away if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Seredy M. Williams

Director of Choirs
Fenton High School
1000 W. Green St.
Bensenville Il. 60106

Williams@fenton100.org


Office: 630-860-4944

FALL 2020- Social Distan-Sing!

CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL FALL CONCERT!

You can watch the concert at the YouTube Playlist below. (here is a back up link if YouTube fails us).Creating these performances have been an awesome learning experience for all. The ensemble performances you will hear have been created by each student submitting an individual track of themselves singing and then we used a program to layer each track to make the choral sound. Thank you to the students who submitted their voices to be a part of this performance. While nothing about virtual choral performances is perfect, it is an awesome way to demonstrate all of the hard work and learning done by our students.

Virtual Classroom/ class assignment communication

With a remote learning are using Google Classroom as our avenue to distribute class work and assignments. You will also be able to view and access all that is going on via our virtual classroom and weekly parent communication and emails (link below).. This is a fantastic resource for all as we navigate the school year.

There is a lot going on... the google calendar link and documents below can help

Explore all the ways to "get connected"

Follow the choir and get updates one what's happening

Join the FHS Music Boosters!- WE WANT YOU!!!

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the band room.. can't make the meeting check out the webpage for more info

INFO HERE

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We hope that you can support the FHS Music Boosters:


Are you or someone you know looking to replace a bed in your home? Now is the time. Fenton Music is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 7th from 10am – 5pm at Cascade Banquets. There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try. The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Delivery & financing is available. Visit the Facebook event and click “GOING”, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS:https://www.facebook.com/events/1543657712692633/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22event_calendar_create%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1602471390169639&notif_t=event_calendar_create&ref=notif. Follow the conversation on Twitter & retweet our posts! #beds4fenton20

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Important Documents for all

(click on this link for a folder of fun)

Important Swing Choir Dates

Mark your Calendars