Concert Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year
Monday, Oct. 12
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Tuesday, March 1
Tuesday, May 10
All concerts take place at Meridian Middle School. Doors open at 7PM, concert begins at 7:30PM.
If you missed participating in graduation, please complete a 1-2 page essay on either "Loch Lomand" or the song "Baba Yetu". This essay should address the meaning of the song/lyrics, information about the composer or arranger, and speak to the musical composition and how it supports the message of the piece. Use musical terms to show your understanding of how this piece was to be performed. Submit by 3:00PM on Wednesday for full credit.
All Concerts take place at Meridian Middle School corner of 8th and Cherry.
Concerts begin at 7:30PM
Fall Concert - Monday, Oct. 12
Christmas Concert - Tuesday, Dec. 8
PreFestival Concert - Tues. March 1
Spring Concert - Tues, May 10
If you missed critiquing your choir in class this week, stop in the choir room to view your choir & complete the rubric. Stop by before or after school or at lunch any day next week (by Oct. 31) to get this completed and turned in for a grade.
A Grand tradition started at Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 19. Check out the recording. Enjoy!
Alternative Assignment - Due at the end of the quarter for any student unable to attend our quarterly Concert.
Choose one of the songs in your concert set and write a 2 page (typed or handwritten) report on the piece. Include background information on the composer or arranger. If the song is in a foreign language, research the meaning or translation of the song. Discuss using musical terms, how the music supported the lyrics or the message of the song, the genre and what makes this particular song that genre, etc.
Due at the end of the quarter.
We have a system to send out reminders about fundraisers, events, clinics, concerts, etc if you would like to sign up.
How to sign up for Mrs. Jones's Varsity Choirs messages:
To receive messages via text message, text to (208) 856-2101.
In the message line one of the following codes should be entered depending on the choir your child is in.
A Cappella: @0533d; Treble Choir: @2141lopt; New Dimensions: @258liht; Minor Details: @littlejazz; Concert Choir: @cc89654.
To receive email reminders: email the code (0533d for A Cap)@mail.remind101.com
You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe and the choir code'.
*Standard text message rates apply.
Or to receive messages via email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (for A cap).
To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.
UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE
2015 SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DATES:
Boise State University Music Department
Audition Dates — February 7, February 21 & April 11
Apply online @ music.boisestate.edu/admissions
BSU Blue Thunder Marching Band
Audition Weekend — April 10 & 11
Apply online @ thunder.boisestate.edu
Phone: 208-426-4159 Web: thunder.boisestate.edu
Brigham Young University
Apply today @ www.music.byu.edu
Brigham Young University Idaho
Deadline for All Materials is February 1
On Campus Auditions: January 29 & 30
Satellite Auditions (Salt Lake City): January 31
Phone: 208-496-4950 Email: email@example.com
Central Washington University
Audition Dates — Ellensburg Campus, January 22-23;
Des Moines Campus, January 24
For more information: 509-963-1216 firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Southern Idaho
Audition Date — Saturday, February 28
application deadline is February 26
Contact Sue Miller, 208-732-6769 or email@example.com
The College of Idaho
Audition Dates — January 17; February 14; March 7
More Information: Fill out an application online or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an audition appointment.
Idaho State University
Audition Dates — Saturday, February 21; Saturday, March 7
More Information: www.isu.edu/sopa
Northwest Nazarene University
Audition Dates — By Appointment
Phone: (208) 467-8506
Oregon State University
Scholarship Audition Dates
Saturday, Feb. 21 at Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego, OR
Saturday, March 7 at Benton Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Pocatello, Highland HS, Saturday, January 31
Saturday, February 7; Audition by February 28 for priority consideration
More Information: Phone: 208-885-6231
University of Portland
Audition Dates — Monday, February 16; Saturday, February 21 & 28
For More Information: up.edu/music
Audition Dates — January 24, February 16
Must audition by Jan. 24 for priority consideration
Schedule an audition 503-370-6687
Office of Admission: willamette.edu/admission 503-370-6303
2014 Boise Youth Barbershop Festival
– October 28th and 30th, 2014 –
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
2014 brings several impressive “FIRSTS” to B.Y.B.F.
§ Morrison Center for the Performing Arts will be this year’s Festival host venue thanks to a generous grant from the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation
§ RINGMASTERS*, from Stockholm, Sweden, our Clinicians and Performing Quartet, are European Gold Medal Quartet Champions, International Collegiate Barbershop Champions and 2012 International Barbershop Quartet Champions
§ FREE Festival Show Admittance for the 6:30pm Show performance for all students, parents, friends and a cappella music patrons in the greater Boise and Treasure Valley area
§ 1:00pm Starting Time - Our one-day format remains unchanged but we will start at 1:00pm on either the 28th or 30th, giving students more time with the clinicians and time for sectionals to unify and solidify the show performance package
§ $5 Participant Fee – Our Morrison Endowment and other generous grants allow us to cut the participant fee in half for this year! 9th Grade and Collegiate Choir Students are invited this year to join our High School group and experience the FUN!
*RINGMASTERS (Emanuel, Martin, Rasmus & Jakob) “Grew up in the rich soil of Swedish choir tradition.” All are educated and trained in vocal music. They will be incredible festival clinicians. Ringmasters has performed in over 20 countries and we are very excited and fortunate to have them fit B.Y.B. F. into their 2014 U.S. tour that includes appearances on NBC Today and a performance at Carnegie Hall.
“The a cappella world has no idea what’s about to hit them. I’m with them at least twice a week and hear them all the time and I’m STILL blown away. Un-freakin’-believeable!” - Doug Harrington
Mark 10/28 or 10/30 on your Fall Term Choir Calendar for this exceptional, highly-educational event. Please contact us NOW and let us know which day your students would like to be part of 2014 B.Y.B.F. and give us an approximate number of students you will bring, as our participant capacity is limited.
Dennis Berg – Event Coordinator