Eagles Music Groups
1. Join the Eagles Chorus
I am very excited to announce the formation of the Eagles Fourth and Fifth
Grade Chorus! This provides an opportunity for students to work together as a large ensemble to learn to sing a variety of music. I have VERY high expectations of each member of the chorus and am confident that every student can meet those expectations. The chorus is open to all 4th and 5th grade students.
I expect every member of the chorus to keep up with his/her class work, as well as be a positive role model for our school. Chorus members will demonstrate appropriate and cooperative behavior. Students experiencing difficulty will be given three warnings to improve. Difficulties will be communicated to the parents of those students. If no change occurs, then the student will no longer be able to participate in the chorus. I do expect all students to participate in each scheduled rehearsal.
Chorus members are expected to be able to make it to all practices and day and evening performances.
2. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE! (Only 20 openings)
We will begin a new group this year. The Leesburg Percussion Ensemble. This is an AUDITIONED group. Auditions will be held the week of Sept. 15th during the school day. Due to limited instruments and practice space we need to limit the number of students in this group to 20. Auditions are open to all 4th and 5th graders. Students who do not pass the audition will be able to join chorus or stage crew if they do not make the group.
Percussion Ensemble members are expected to be able to make it to all practices and day and evening performances.
3. Stage Crew
Another option for students wanting to get involved is our Stage Crew. The Stage Crew will help me set up during performances, pass out programs, and help facilitate the evening. They may also help with background scenery for music events, as well as computer lab needs. Stage Crew rehearsals will be held during the school day on an as needed basis.
Stage crew members are expected to be able to make it to all practices and day and evening performances as needed.
Chorus and Percussion Ensemble rehearsals will be held in the mornings before school. Please fill out the section at the end of the permission slip to let me know which day your child will be attending.
As we get closer to our performance date the groups will join together for rehearsals on both Tuesdays and Wednesday, but this will only happen twice during the season. (I am aware that some students are in safety patrol and am working this out with Mr. Bushrod) It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation for his/her child. ***If inclement weather should occur and school is cancelled, ensembles for that day will be cancelled. If school is delayed, chorus is delayed the same number of hours.***
A student's involvement in the ensembles is a commitment. I expect that all members attendrehearsals and concerts. We have a very limited amount of time in which to rehearse, so every day is important. Please try to avoid schedule conflicts and missing rehearsals. All dates will be posted on the Music portion of the Leesburg Elementary web site under “Eagles Chorus.”
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (571-252-2860).
Students will be asked to wear a white shirt and black pants and shoes for all concerts. Concerts will be held in December and April. We are still working on the specific dates but will get that information out a.s.a.p.
TUESDAY CHORUS will begin Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:40 a.m.
WEDNESDAY CHORUS will begin Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7:40 a.m.
THURSDAY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:40 a.m.
To join the chorus, percussion ensemble, OR stage crew, please complete this form and return to Mrs. Baker by Friday, September 12th.
____I would like to be a member of the Eagles Chorus
____ Either day (just let me know) ___Tuesday Group ___Wednesday Group
____I would like to be a member of the Eagles Stage Crew
____ I would like to audition for the Percussion Ensemble. I understand that there are only 20 openings in the group.
____ If I do not make the Percussion Ensemble I would like to join chorus.
____If I do not make the Percussion Ensemble I would like to join stage crew.
I agree to do my best and represent Leesburg Elementary with positive behavior and a cooperative attitude.
Student's Name Classroom Teacher's Name/Grade
Parent's Signature Parent email/cell phone
Mrs. BakerStudents in first through fifth grade attend two thirty minute music classes each week. For more information about the music program at Leesburg Elementary, please use the links provided on the left navigation bar.