Shepard Choral Program News

Spring News and Events for all things choir

Greetings Shepard Choir Families!

We have several upcoming events for the Shepard Choral Program. Please see below for dates and times. This past Monday, April 25, Shepard Chamber Singers traveled with the 7th/8th Orchestra and Jazz Band to Kipling and Walden to perform concerts! This effort is to increase program visibility for the Shepard Choral Program and to introduce 3rd, 4th, and 5th students to the music programs we have at the Middle School. The concerts went very well, and all students pitched in to help with band and orchestra equipment. Great job, Chamber Singers!

Spring District Choral Concert: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring Concert Rehearsals, Assemblies and Concert Details


  • Wed, May 11th, 2016 ALL CHOIRS DRESS REHEARSAL, 7:10 am in the SMS Gym
  • Wed, May 11th, 2016 Shepard Spring Music Assembly 9-10:30 SMS Gym
  • Mon, May 16th, 2016 D109 Choral Dress Rehearsal 6-8pm SMS Gym
  • Wed, May 18th, 2016 D109 Spring Choral Concert 7pm SMS Gym


Concert Dress:

Bright, bold, solid dress shirt and dress pants (skirts optional for girls), dress shoes. Ties recommended for gentlemen but not required. Ladies please wear your hair back from your face as much as possible.


Please remember to bring your Choir Folder Home and practice parts! Access music and parts on your Chorus, Ensemble, or Chamber Edmodo Page.

Important End of Year Shepard Music Dates:

  • Tues, May 10th, 2016 Caruso Spring Music Assembly 8-10 am CMS Aud. (Pizazz and Charisma only)
  • Wed, May 11th, 2016 Shepard Spring Music Assembly 9-10:30 SMS Gym (All Shepard Choirs + Show Choirs)
  • Mon, May 16th, 2016 D109 Choral Dress Rehearsal 6-8pm SMS Gym (All Shepard and Caruso Choirs; NO SHOW CHOIRS)
  • Wed, May 18th, 2016 D109 Spring Choral Concert 7pm SMS Gym (All Shepard and Caruso Choirs; NO SHOW CHOIRS)



Bring a Friend to Choir Days!

  • Friday, May 20, Boys/Girls Chorus Bring A Friend
  • Monday, May 23, Girls Ensemble Bring A Friend
  • Wednesday, May 25, Boys Ensemble Bring A Friend

Students are welcome to invite friends to choir rehearsal on these days! We will have fun singing together, share about being in choir, and even start signing up for next year!


  • Friday, May 27, NO CHORUS REHEARSAL; no more choral rehearsals the rest of the year
  • Wed, June 1, 2016 Shepard Choral Breakfast Party - District-Approved breakfast treats will be provided.

Last Chance! Sign up closes for the Variety Show on Sunday, May 1.

We are still welcoming performer acts (acting, singing, dancing, band, instrumental numbers, comedy, magic), emcees (announcers), and crew (stage, sound, lighting).


Acts must be 2.5 minutes or less.


More Info, Rehearsal Schedule: http://shepardmusicroom.weebly.com/variety-show

Shepard Variety Show: Evening Performance

Wednesday, May 25th, 7-8:30pm

440 Grove Place

Deerfield, IL

Student call time is 6:00 p.m.

Shepard Variety Show: All-School Assembly

Friday, May 27th, 8-9:30am

440 Grove Place

Deerfield, IL

Student Call time is 7:15 am

Show Choir Dance Clinics and Audition Dates and Times:

Dance Clinics:

  • Tuesday, May 3, 3:15-4:45pm, Caruso Auditorium (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)
  • Wednesday, May 4, 3:15-4:45pm, Shepard Lunch Room (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)

Pick one that works for your schedule, or come to both for extra practice!


Auditions:

  • Thursday, May 5: 6-7th grade, Caruso Lunch Room, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Friday, May 6: 6-7th grade, Shepard Lunch Room/Choir Room 408, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Monday, May 9: All 5th grade, Caruso Auditorium, 3:15-5:15pm
Show Choir 2016 Trailer final