West Lafayette Choirs Update
Your Voice Matters--December 3, 2015
WL Chorale performs with Bach Chorale Singers Dec. 12
Ticket information can be found here. Tickets are available at the door, but it would be a good idea to arrive early if you plan to purchase onsite.
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER: Students under the age of 18 will get into the concert for free with a paying adult.
Tentative Dec. 12 Schedule for Chorale
4:30 Arrive at First Baptist Church for rehearsal (no transportation provided)
6:00 Full Rehearsal with Bach Chorale Choirs
7:30 Concert Begins
9:00 Approximate end time for concert (no transportation provided)
Students should arrive at 4:30 having eaten a light meal and will have time to eat snacks during breaks.
Vwa Bel Canisters
Items are due in the choir room by Dec. 14. If you feel your daughter will be unable to provide items for this activity, please contact me and I can help with ideas or items.
High School Choir Final Exams
Vwa Bel: Prepared solos in class Dec. 14 and 15
Concert Choir: Sightreading using SmartMusic on iPads. Students are free to come into the choir room during finals anytime they are free to complete the SmartMusic projects.
A note about concert absences
From the choir handbook:
"Performances and Rehearsals Choir is a performance ensemble and participation in these performances is required. If for any reason you will not be able to perform in a concert or other performance, please fill out the appropriate online form 2 weeks in advance of the event. Make-up work will be provided so that you can make up the grade only if an absence is excused. Absence from school the day of a concert will result in failure to perform. That grade may be made up only if it is an excused absence. An excused absence will remain a zero in Skyward until the student has made up the work. (cont’d…)
If you are at school on the day of a performance or rehearsal you are expected to be at the performance or rehearsal. If there is an emergency, your parent or guardian must speak with a director within 24 hours of the missed performance or rehearsal in order for you to be allowed to do make-up work.
Students are expected to be at a performance or rehearsal at the appropriate call time (announced in class). For every minute that a student is late, one point will be deducted from the student’s total performance or rehearsal grades (usually 100 points). Excused tardies will be determined in the same manner as excused absences. Though performance is never free from mistakes, students who demonstrate performance practice that shows evidence of poor preparation (accuracy, expression, uniforms) will have points deducted accordingly.
Matching the other West Lafayette Music Organizations, the following reasons for missing a required performance or contest will NOT be excused:
Studying or doing homework (part of being in ANY organization is planning your schedule carefully).
Regular season HS and JH athletic events, including non-IHSAA-run tournaments
Non-school-related club sports
Illness without physician or school nurse documentation
Undisclosed "personal reasons"
Exams such as the SAT or ACT (these exams offer multiple dates, and therefore are avoidable)
SAT Dates of note: Nov. 7 and May 7"