MS Choir Handbook


Liberty Union Middle School Choir

2019-2020 Handbook

Mrs. Emily Fisher, Director


Communication:

Good communication can prevent problems throughout the school year! My primary form of communication is through email. I encourage you to email me at emily.fisher@libertyunion.org or contact me at 862-4126 at the middle school at any time with questions or concerns.


Grading breakdown:

60% - Assessments

30% - Knowledge

10% - Responsibility


Expectations:

Being a member of LU Choirs is a privilege. Students are expected to have exceptional standards for musicianship, work ethic, and personal integrity at all times. Every effort should be maintained to create a supportive and encouraging environment in which all students may enjoy singing and performing with others.


Performance Absences:

Performances are students’ opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the previous weeks and months of study and rehearsal. Occasionally circumstances occur which cause a student to miss a performance. If a student’s absence from a performance is excused, it is the student’s responsibility to schedule a time after school to perform selected portions of his or her concert pieces individually for Mrs. Fisher. The student must complete this assignment within one week of the concert. The grade given will be based on the student’s performance with consideration given to the student’s experience and ability level. Most importantly - plan ahead. Most conflicts can be avoided.


In order for an absence to be excused, the parent must send in an email or note of explanation for the students’ absence within one week of the concert. Unexcused absences will result in a zero for the assignment. Without parent contact, no absence will be excused.


Fundraising:

Fundraising helps us pay for transportation, sheet music, guest conductors, accompanists, and other needs essential to the groups.


Music Boosters:

All choir parents are invited to come to music booster meetings, held the first Tuesday of each month in the HS band room at 6:00 pm.


Supplies needed every day:

Folder, music, pencil


Concert Attire and fees:

If you have a uniform from last year, please try it on and make sure that it fits! Please see the uniform page for more detailed information.