• This page is to provide information for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have any further questions, please email me at shoafn@gcsnc.com 

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I will add information as I am able. 

    Chorus Handbook 2023-2024 School Year: HANDBOOK

    Events:

    1. Choir Festivals/ Honors Choir opportunities: 
      1. All-State Chorus
      2. All County Chorus
      3. ACDA MiddleFest
      4. Honors Chorus
      5. Music Performance Adjudication
    2. School events:
      1. The National Anthem at sports events.
      2. Singing for volunteers
      3. Singing for School Assemblies
      4. Singing Grams (Fundraiser)
      5. Other school events 
    3. Additional Choral Events:
      1. National Anthem for Greensboro Grasshoppers Game
      2. Choir performance for Wellspring Retirement Community. 
      3. Choral Festival at Carowinds for 7th and 8th-grade choirs (Perform in the morning, park for the remainder of the day)
    4. Additional Educational Fieldtrips:
      1. Tanger Center Broadway Series (one in fall, one in spring)
      2. Music Museums etc.

    Choral Literature Performed: (Songs we are going to sing)

    1. Classical Repertoire (For basics music learning, used to transfer knowledge to current music)
    2. Modern Music (From 1940 to today)
    3. Folk Music (NC Essential Standards)
    4. Disney Songs (From Current Disney movies)
    5. Movie Songs (From Movies 1950 Forward)
    6. Popular Music (In the choir context)

    I have not decided on the specific pieces we will prepare to perform for our concerts this year. This will depend on the music which best supports the ensemble or grade level that year. 

    Here are some examples from the 2021-2022 School Year

    6th Grade:

    Winter Concert: 

    1. Danny Boy 
    2. Seasons (Current Choral Music)
    3. Winter Changes (Current Choral Music)
    4. Oh what a beautiful morning (From Oklahoma)

    Spring Concert:

    1. When Will My Life Begin (From Tangled)
    2. I'm a Believer (From Shrek)
    3. Peace Like a River
    4. We Shall Overcome

    7th Grade: 

    Winter Concert

    1. Al Shlosha (Hebrew)
    2. Winter Snow (Choral)
    3. Do Re Mi (Sound of Music)

    Spring Concert

    1. High Hopes (Panic at the Disco)
    2. Shenandoah (Folk)
    3. Ubi Caritas (Choral, traditional)
    4. You Will Be Found (Dear Evan Hansen)
    5. Show Yourself (Frozen 2)

    8th Grade:

    Winter Concert:

    1. Winter Lullaby (Choral)
    2. Al Shlosha (Hebrew)
    3. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Traditional)

    Spring Concert:

    1. You Will Be Found (Dear Evan Hansen)
    2. All Will Be Well (Current Choral Music)
    3. Thank You For the Music (Mamma Mia)
    4. How Can I Keep from Singing (Gospel/Choral)

    All chorus students learn the Star Spangled Banner as their introductory piece to the choir program. We perform this at many events throughout the year.