Chorus

  • Philosophy 

    At Blue Mountain Middle School we seek to develop each child’s musical potential to the fullest through a variety of musical experiences and teaching techniques. We recognize that we are not necessarily producing professional musicians, but rather students who can confidently pick up a piece of music and read, play, or sing it in a group or for their own enjoyment. We also endeavor to provide our students with the tools needed to succeed in the high school chorus.

    Overview 

    The Blue Mountain Chorus program consists of four ensembles: 6th Grade Chorus, 7th Grade Chorus, 8th Grade chorus, and an audition-only Select Choir that meets after school.  Most students in the chorus meet on a daily basis, and students who wish to take band/orchestra can also fit that into their schedule by having chorus every other day.

    Students are given a chorus folder that they will be responsible for throughout the year.  In the months prior to each concert students will be assessed on their concert music. These assessments are an important part of each child’s grade.                                    

    Concert Calendar

    All chorus students are required to perform at their assigned concerts.  In the middle school, concerts are treated as final exams, and students who fail to attend a concert will receive a failing grade for that concert.  This will directly impact upon a student’s marking period grade.  Only under circumstances of serious illness or family emergency will students be excused from a concert, and a parent note must be presented in order for the excuse to be granted.

    The dates of this year’s concerts will be posted as soon as they are available.
        
    All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

    Concert Attendance Policy

    All music students are required to perform at their assigned concerts as a part of the music curriculum.  Concerts are treated as final exams, and students who fail to attend a concert may have their grade negatively impacted. In the event of an absence, the student may receive an alternate assignment

    Dress Code

    All musicians must wear a white dress shirt and black slacks.  Girls may choose to wear a black skirt that measures knee-length or longer, with black tights.  Every musician must also wear black dress shoes.  This dress code will be in effect for evening performances only.