6th Grade Chorus
The 6th Grade Chorus is an ensemble open to all 6th grade students. Experience is not required to be enrolled. The curriculum includes learning correct vocal technique, beginning music theory, singing in multiple languages, musical sight reading through solfege, unison, as well as 2 or 3 part singing, and choral singing skills. The participation in the daily class activities as well as the performance of these skills in school concerts is graded.
First Concert: Monday, October 30th
Monday, October 30th is the first concert for the 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and Honor Chorus. Students need to arrive at Still and report to their warm up rooms. The children should wear their music uniform: Red Music Polo shirt, Black Dress Pants, Black socks, Black shoes.
STILL HONORS CHORUS
All students enrolled in curricular chorus are allowed to audition for the Honors Chorus. The Honors Chorus meets twice a week before school and sings challenging vocal music. Sight reading is a major component of this ensemble. Those who make the Honors Chorus will have extra performance responsibilities throughout the year, as outlined in the Chorus Handbook, including two concerts and the District #204 choral festival in March.
Students may choose to sign up for the Solo/Ensemble Contest. They are allowed to perform and ensemble with a group of other students, or they may sing a solo. Preparation for the contest begins by signing up and paying the small fee in December, rehearsing through the winter, and performing at contest in February. Scoring is awarded for the success of each performance by a judge. This is only recommended for 6th graders who are very dedicated to singing.