Leyden Choir Notes

December 15, 2014

Choir Exams

Yes! Choir is a CLASS!! You have an exam in CHOIR!! Students were given review packets in class on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. There will be a written portion and singing portion of all students.


Please remind your student to look over the review packet and bring in any questions tomorrow or before their exam.


Remember, The review packet is worth 100 homework points! Be sure to fill it out completely and turn it in at your exam!!


In all classes (not just choir), Exams are worth 20% of your TOTAL grade!


Remember, your performance on this final effects what choir you will be placed in next year.

PLEASE NOTE: Men's Festival date change

The 2nd Annual Leyden Men's Festival date has been postponed from December, and will most likely appear in January.


Please remove Dec. 18, 2014 from your calendars!

Congratulations on a Fabulous Music of the Holidays Concert!

The entire Leyden Music Department participated in our 20th Anniversary Music of the Holiday's Concert on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The audience was at full capacity and all ensembles gave GREAT performances!

Congratulations on a Successful 20th Anniversary of the Yuletide Dinners!

December 5-7, 2014, the East Leyden Little Theatre was transformed into a beautiful castle hall, filled with rich decorations! This event has become a rich tradition in the Leyden Community and our performances were completely sold out! Thank you for supporting these student's hard work!! We are very proud of all the students involved!
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Being a part of a show is a lot of fun!!


All Audition information can be found HERE.


CHECK YOUR CALENDAR before you audition. The "At-a-glance" calendar is there for you look ahead and see if this is a commitment you can take on. All students will not be required to attend all rehearsals - only those needed that day.


PREPARE for your audition!! Remember, the team of directors does not know you! You need to prepare so that you are READY TO SHOW THEM what you are capable of. Do not come in and hold the paper and sing. Know the music.


KNOW THE STORY!! Watch the movie and learn the characters!! Each one has their own personality and you need to portray that in your audition.


Think ahead to callbacks. All of this information is posted on the website linked above.

Annie - The Musical - Auditions

Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 3:30-6pm

3400 Rose Street

Franklin Park, IL

Students interested in auditioning for Annie, the Musical, should CLICK HERE to prepare!

Fresh Start for Semester Two

We have watched our students struggle to keep up their grades this semester. This has prevented them from participating in great activities and field trips. You get a fresh start in just a few weeks! Take advantage of this!! Make a study plan! Find a study buddy or buddies! Stay on top of your grades so that you can participate in more of the great things that we do!

Caroling. caroling now we go!

ILMEA All State Results Announced!

Congratulations to Nicole Binkowski & Elias Mendoza on being selected as members of the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble! Hundreds of students all over the state of Illinois audition to be a part of their District Level Ensembles. Only 24 students are selected to be a part of the ILMEA All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble from across the entire state of Illinois! We couldn't be prouder of both Nicole & Elias! Congratulations!

Clinic with Bulgarian Composer, Dr. Peeva!

A Cappella & Varsity Choirs were able to do a SKYPE clinic with the Bulgarian Composer, Dr. Adela Peeva on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Dr. Peeva was the arranger of the Bulgarian piece that ACC & VAR performed on the Music of the Holidays concert. Dr. Peeva raved about the student's Bulgarian Diction and attention to musical detail! She was very honored to hear her music being performed by our students! THANK YOU DR. PEEVA for Sharing your time and talents with us! We loved learning from you!

Stage Dooring!! We got to meet several of the TOURING CASTS after the shows!!

Cinderella is the FINAL SHOW of this semester!!

Students who purchased tickets to see Cinderella will depart West Leyden at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Wishing you the best this holiday season!

On behalf of the Leyden Choir Department, we would like to wish you and your families a wonderful, safe and restful winter break! Semester two is filled with adventures! Get the rest you need to start fresh for Semester 2!!

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