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    Welcome to CMS Choir
    Welcome to CMS Choirs
    guitar    And      piano
    7th and 8th Grade General Music
    singer
    Teacher:  Mrs. Kelly Cheshier
    E-Mail:  kelly.cheshier@nacs.k12.in.us
    Prep Time:  2:07-2:51 on a daily regular schedule

    7th Grade General Music:  We meet every day for one semester. The students will be doing several different units that include:  basic music reading skills, playing rhythm instruments, playing hand chimes, the history of jazz, and a large unit on World Music.  The students do not have any required performances for this class.  The students will be responsible for keeping their supplies for general music and will need a folder, paper and pencil.  The folder should be for this class only. 

    8th Grade General Music:  We meet every day for one semester.  This general music class will be studying the history of music, music reading skills and will learn some basic skills on the guitar.  We do not have any required performances for this class.  The students will be responsible for taking care of their school guitar and for keeping their materials for class in order. They need to have a 1/2-1 inch binder to keep materials in for class.  This binder needs to be for this class only.  They are allowed to take their instrument home to practice if they are picked up by a parent. (Bus drivers do not allow them to have guitars to and from school on the buses.)
     
             

                                 
    Listed below are the calendars of required events for this school year. 
    6th, 7th and 8th Grade CONCERT Choirs
    Calendar of Required Events 2018-2019:

    Please put these on your calendars now to avoid making conflicts.

    (All of this information will also be on the school web site.)

      
    October  15    Fall Choral Concert at CMS
                                  Students arrive in band room: 6:05p.m.
                                  Performance: 6:30p.m.
                             Students should wear a white shirt, black pants or skirt and the darkest pair of shoes you                                 available.  If the student has black dress shoes, that is what he/she should wear.
     
    December 3    Winter Band/Choir
                                  Times to be announced
    Sat., Mar.  9    ISSMA Contest
                                 (Times to be announced closer to contest date)
     
    Thurs, May      Fine Arts Night, Band/Choir CMS Gym
                                  This evening includes the band, choir and art show.
                                  Times will be different so that parents will have
                                  time to view the art work.

    Optional Events:

    ISSMA solo and ensemble- January 26, 2019 times to be announced

    This is an opportunity for students to prepare a solo to present to a judge. The student will receive points for his/her performance and a medal. The cost for this contest is $15 for a solo.  Money will be collected in November for this contest.  No late entries can be accepted.

    CMS Musical November 16


     
    Electric Charge Show Choir
    2018-19 Required Events
     
    August 18           Saturday Practice
                                              8am-4pm   Students will need to pack a lunch and plenty of water.  Parent meeting at 8am.
    August 20           First Monday Practice and Parent Meeting
                                              6:30-8:30pm, we will continue each Monday with practice from 6:30-8:30pm.  If school is cancelled for fog, we will still have                                                practice in the evening.  If school is cancelled for ice, we will determine later in the day whether to cancel the evening practice.                                            I will send a Remind Text.  We will not meet on Labor Day, November19 or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    September 22     Saturday Practice
                                              8am-4pm   Students will need to pack a lunch and plenty of water.  Parent meeting at 8am.
    October 13          Saturday Practice
                                              8am-4pm  Students will need to pack a lunch and plenty of water.  Parent meeting at 8am.
     
    October  15         Fall Choral Concert
                                               Students arrive:  6:05pm in the band room
                                               Concert begins:  6:30pm
    November 10      Picture Day
                                               9am-1pm- We will be taking group pictures first, then individual and funny pictures.  We will have forms available for parents                                               on this day.  
     
    December 3        Winter Band/Choir Concert
                                                Times to be announced 
                                                Students should wear black dress pants or skirt(at least to the knee), white shirt(not cream or tan) and shoes                                                                      that look good with the outfit.
    December 8         National Anthem:  Komet Hockey Game
                                                Meet at 6:30pm at the top of the escalators inside the coliseum. Students need to have their ticket with them to enter as a                                                  group.  Tickets will be on sale for our group in October.
     January 12          Saturday Practice
                                                9am-4pm  Students will need to pack a lunch and plenty of water.  Preview at 3pm in the CMS Cafeteria.
                                                 
                                                  
    February 1           Northrop Invitational
                                               We will stay after school and prepare for the contest.  We will take a bus to and from the event.  Parents will pick up back at                                               CMS after the students put their costume, shoes and set away.
    February 8           Carroll Show Choir Invitational  
                                               We will take a bus to and from the event.  Parents will pick up back at CMS after the students put the costumes, shoes and                                                 set away. 
    March 1                Churubusco Show Choir Invitational
                                                We will stay after school and prepare for the contest.We will take a bus to and from the event.  Parents will pick up back at                                                CMS after the students put their costume, shoes and set away.
    March 9                ISSMA Organizational Contest
                        Issma contest is held at Garrett High School.  The times will be given to us about 2 weeks before the                                               contest date. 
     
    May 4                    Relay for Life
                                               Arrive a 4pm.  We will be performing for the dinner for the cancer survivors.  This is not really a performance for family.
    May  21                 Fine Arts Night
                                                Times to be announced 
                                                Students should wear black dress pants or skirt(at least to the knee), white shirt(not cream or tan) and shoes                                                                      that look good with the outfit.

    Optional Events:

    ISSMA solo and ensemble- January 26- times to be announced

    This is an opportunity for students to prepare a solo to present to a judge. The students will receive points for his/her performance and a medal. The cost for this contest is $15 for a solo. Money will be collected in November for this contest.  No late entries can be accepted.

    CMS Musical  November 16