Englewood High School Choirs
Welcome to the Englewood High School Choir Website. Students and parents can look here for Calendar of Events, Class assignments, and all things CHOIR!
Calling all ETC (Choir) Alumni for "Carol of the Bells" Tradition!!
ETC & ALUMNI CONTINUE HOLIDAY TRADITION OF
"CAROL OF THE BELLS"!
SOME FUN STUDENT CHOIR MEMES TO ENJOY
(more coming in!):
MAKE-UP WEEK FOR ONLINE CHOIR CLASSES
OCTOBER 5-9, 2020
Students, take advantage of this opportunity to MAKE-UP ALL OF YOUR WORK SO FAR (see instructions for this on our Learning Google Slides for "Week 7)! You have the GIFT OF TIME THIS WEEK, SO DON'T MISS IT!
IF YOU ARE ALREADY CAUGHT UP (YAY!), you get to have fun with practicing and rehearsing all week (see Guided practice tips on our Learning Google Slides for "Week 7)
UPDATES COMING SOON!
In the meantime, please see an introductory note on our "Parent & Student Information Page"
VIRTUAL CHOIRS ARE RELEASED!
SO exciting! The MIOSM EHS and TEC-MS Virtual Choir is released, as well as the FACE-Vocal Band collaboration that 4 of our EHS Choir Members were a part of (see story & info below here)!
We were 3 days from our DISTRICT CONCERT, when COVID-19 shut down our schools & events. We had a a creative and unique theme to our District MIOSM Concert this year: "Elements and Sounds of Nature and Our World", where every song from every choir related back to the sounds of our world - whether representing a culture, the human experience and expression, creativity, nature, unique sounds that we experience in our lives, or even that of fire, water, wind, and rain! We will have our "AUDIO CHOIR" songs ready to present soon as well (songs that the individual high school and middle schools choirs had prepared), but the VIRTUAL CHOIR represents our "big piece" where all 200+ voices, from elementary, middle and high school levels, would have come together in song (and would have made it "rain on stage" too!). While we were not able to do this live, and while we have just a small representation here, it is no small task to create a virtual choir - and is our way to come together...even when we are apart! :)
Enjoy! Feel free to share it with your family and friends! Thank you SO much to those who turned in their videos - what a tremendous way to represent not only Choir, but the power, creativity, and joy of music. A true gift at any time, but especially during THIS time.
A HUGE shout out to Ms. Karla Shotts (EHS Teacher and Media expert), and her son Dillion, and daughter Kelsy (ETC alumni), for producing and compiling all of this!!!
EHS/MS Choirs Virtual Choir: https://thepirateer.com/5617/a-e/concert-revived/
Our AUDIO CHOIR songs will be released in the next 1-2 days as well, bringing us a "taste" of what our concert would have been (well, kind-of, but at least it's everything we could have done at this point!)!
FACE VOCAL BAND VIRTUAL CHOIR -
& EHS CHOIR MEMBERS
ARE A PART OF IT!
FACE Vocal Band, a local professional Vocal rock group - becoming more and more well-known world-wide, opened up an opportunity for high school (and adult) singers to join them in a song - VIRTUALLY! Some of our singers took advantage of this opportunity, and the results are in!
It was very exciting to have some of OUR kids in this - and in case you missed it, here is the story on Channel 7 NEWS, as well as the YOUTUBE video release itself (or if you got lost in the live Stream last night, which had a lot of other items in it):
YouTube Video - "From Now On" with FACE Vocal Band (OUR STUDENTS ARE IN THIS - see pics attached as well): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkcVEED2FEo
Channel 7 News clip (our students can be seen if you look close!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXrVg3STSDo
For those interested in a little more background:
FACE Vocal Band main site: http://facevocalband.com/
More about their Virtual Choir invitation to singers (this is what our students used to submit their part!): http://facevocalband.com/virtualchoir/
FACE VOCAL BAND Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FaceVocalBand/posts/
EHS Choir Awards Banquet STILL HAPPENING (LIVE, VIA ZOOM)
Please see the following Choir "Parent & Student Information" page for more info!
EHS Choirs, EHS Piano Class, & TEC-Middle School (MS) Choirs:
STAY TUNED to more music/learning resources coming soon!
Page options to be aware of:
Home page (here) for initial notes
"Practice Tracks & Samples" page - for continued work on specific voice parts & song listening/video resources (click on this menu option/page to the left)
"Google Classroom-Choir" page: see ideas/tips, resources, lessons, songs, notes, & more! (click on this menu option/page to the left)
"Resource Packet": (click on this menu option/page to the left)
You can explore other menu options as noted/applicable/desired
"Middle School Choir: EMS & ELA" page (click on this menu option/page to the left)
Beginning Piano Class:
"Beginning Piano Class Page" (click on this menu option/page to the left)
EHS Choirs hosts District Choir Concert: TBD: PLEASE SEE UDPATE NOTE BELOW.
CHOIR STUDENTS ALSO HAVE A HARD COPY NOTE TO BRING HOME. THANK YOU!
A collaboration of all Englewood Schools and their student Choirs! To celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM):
Greetings, Choir Students, Parents & Families -
As you may have deducted by now, we will not be having our MIOSM rehearsal and Concert next Monday & Tuesday 3/16 & 3/17, as schools across the state & nation are closing. While it will be a challenge to reschedule this upon our return (so please be looking for updates), and may even become impossible due to many items needing to be rescheduled, we will still revisit the opportunity for our rehearsal & concert after April 6, or some form of an opportunity.
Students should continue to review their MIOSM Music & practice tracks/samples in light of this.
EHS Choir members will still look to participate in the CHSAA Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 18, pending further information from our school and state leaders on next steps during these unprecedented times.
NEW CONTEST UPDATE (as of 3/17/20): CHSAA has cancelled all music contests to the end of the school year, so EHS Choirs will NOT be attending Solo & Ensemble Contest on 4/18/20.
To all, I wish you peace, health, and safety, and may music perhaps be one avenue to experience this over these next days.
Colorado All State Choir
1350 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
The Buell Theatre is located in the Denver Performing Arts (DCPA) Complex in downtown Denver, which takes up the blocks between Speer Boulevard and 14th Street, and between Arapahoe and Champa streets.
Congratulations to Elspeth Wooldridge!
ETC Choir students will be attending the concert at 4pm (meet at 2:15pm). Details below.o 2:15pm: All students & chaperones meet at bus drop-off/loading area (east lot). No building access, so come with all things ready to go). Check-in time!o 2:30: Bus leaves for the Buell Theater. Get in line, find seats upon doors open. STAY WITH THE GROUP AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS!o 4:00pm: Concert beginso 6:00pm: ESTIMATED concert end. Begin trip back to EHSo 6:30/6:45pm: ESTIMATED TIME: Bus arrives back at EHS. Parents, please be prepared to pick up your child at this time. Thank you for your flexibility on times, as we can only estimate concert length.
"JAZZ & JAVA" PERFORMANCE @ NIXON'S COFFEE HOUSE
(Englewood Location: 871 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80110)!
E.T.C. (of EHS Choirs): 7:00 P.M.
ETC Choir students are working hard to prepare some Jazz tunes. Come see what our vocal music students are up to, enjoy some Jazz, and coffee/drinks (drinks available up to 7:30pm)!
See poster below for more information!
EHS CHOIRS HOSTS VOCAL ARTS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING GALA!
Choir students are working hard to prepare some favorite and unique Holiday tunes - along with guest performances, Silent Auction, pictures with Santa, goodies to eat, and our own Patrick Maschka as M.C.! Come see what our students are up to, and enjoy some smiles and music! Choir parents are working hard to add some special touches to our special evening as well!
See poster below for TICKET & more information!
EHS CHOIRS HOSTS ROCKY MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL (RMICF)
Englewood High School Choirs is honored to host this year's annual Rocky Mountain Invitational Choral Festival (RMICF): a multi-school collaboration of high musical and educational value, and providing a sense of the "large school/district" festival opportunity for small-medium high schools.
The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
For well over 30+ years, this event has been at schools all around the greater Metro area and beyond; for the last 2 years, we co-hosted at Ralston Valley HS, but this year, we will be hosting in our building. We will have a Guest Conductor, our own EHS Accompanist, and 5 attending High Schools.
All students and staff are welcome to attend the multi-school Festival Performance at 3:15pm that day.
EHS CHOIRS HOSTS COLORADO ALL- STATE CHOIR AUDITIONS
Englewood High School Choirs is honored to host this year's Colorado All-State Choir Auditions for the Denver Metro region. Over 850 Junior and Senior students representing many schools from all over the Metro area (and beyond) will be coming to EHS, where they will individually audition before state judges to try and earn a placement in this year's Colorado All State Choir! As such, EHS Choir students will be running all aspects of the 3-day event from October 17-19. In addition, we are grateful to Choir parent and alumni volunteers, Beginning Piano class students, and other student volunteers who will help EHS Choirs run the All-State Metro auditions (and earn community service!). Not only are our students helping to monitor and serve a large portion of our high school Choral Arts community, a few of our own will be auditioning as well! Hard work is underway in preparing for such an large-capacity event, and we are proud of our Englewood High School Singers!
Official Colorado All State Choir Website: https://aschoir.com