I am excited to announce that we will continue our tradition of excellence with an Ellisor 3rd & 4th grade choir! This choir is open to all 3rd & 4th graders who are interested. In addition to singing new and exciting songs, the students will also be increasing their musical knowledge. This choir will hold several performances throughout the year.
Third graders will begin rehearsing on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30, and will continue rehearsing every Tuesday. Fourth graders will begin rehearsing on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30, and will continue meeting every Thursday. The morning rehearsals will not interfere with after school activities and what a great way to start the day: singing with friends! Please make every effort to be here on time. Choir students may be dropped off in the back of the school at the cafeteria. If you are early, please wait in the cafeteria. If you arrive before 7:15, you will need to pay for early morning child care for that day.
We will be performing several different times this year, and we would like to look as good as we sound. An order form for a choir shirt will be included in this packet. Please order one, as we will be using this shirt as our uniform. The students will NOT be allowed to perform without one! If the cost of the shirt is difficult for your family, please let me know. We don’t want anyone excluded from choir because of a shirt. These are the same shirts as last year. Besides the shirt, our uniform will be black pants or skirts, and black shoes. No blue jeans will be allowed for performances. These items will ALWAYS be required for performances.
The following are the choir rules. Please be aware of these and sign and return the attached sheet.
- Students must be prompt. Choir begins at 7:30. We will not be able to count on buses arriving at the exact time each morning; therefore, choir students should be car riders on choir mornings so that they will be on time. Please make every effort to be on time!
- Only 3 absences are allowed each semester. Absences from school are automatically excused and do not count towards this. If a student is absent from school, they are excused from choir; however, please send a note to let me know. Attendance is very important! Three tardies are equal to one absence.
- Students who disrupt choir will be dismissed. Choir is a privilege. When we are performing, we are representing Ellisor and need to show pride in all that we do.
Choir information will be posted on my website. I will also be emailing home all of our performance dates and other information.
Our performance dates include: Veterans Day on Friday, November 9th; Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 4th; Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 7th. We will also be participating in the Greater North Houston Choral Festival in April.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.