UPDATES

8-23-19

TRYOUT RESULTS

I am so proud of the hard work that all of you put in over the last week to learn this music and better yourself musically. Please do not hesitate to talk to me if you have any questions about your audition.

FIRST JAZZ REHEARSALS ARE IN 3 DAYS! Monday, August 26th

8-12-19

TRYOUTS (8/20 & 8/22)

Welcome back! We have two tryouts next week -- National Anthem on Tuesday, August 20 and Vocal Jazz on Thursday, August 22.

The National Anthem Audition consists of singing the Anthem for me, a capella.

The Vocal Jazz Audition will be explained during choir time and there will be an after school mock-audition Monday at 3:30pm. The audition involves singing a short passage of prepared music followed by a short 4 measure sight reading. The practice sheets will be located in the choir room. Practice Tracks and Audition Tracks will be posted below. Let me know if you have ANY questions!

5-13-19

Concert Choir Results

5-11-19

POP CONCERT TUNES

Hanna, Julia, Syd, Cori, Emmy, Bailey - Sir Duke

Carley Baudino - Still the One

Bailey and Kaedon - Don't Go Breakin' My Heart

Hanna, Bailey, Julia, Antonia - Fresh Prince

Bailey Banks - I Want to Break Free

Kaedon Cronkright - L O V E

Julia and Erin - Stand By Me

Erin Daniel - How Do I Know

Cori Lindig - Modern Love

Kayleigh Gustafson - If I Ain't Got You

Madison and Kayleigh - Irreplaceable

Hanna Pohar - I Don't Think About You

Erin, Skylar, Autumn, Tessa, Claire - Man, I Feel Like a Woman

Jazz - Don't Stop Me Now

4-26-19

Concert Choir Tryouts

Tryouts are now posted for next year’s choirs! Sign up sheets are on the board. Tryouts will be Wednesday & Thursday, May 1st & 2nd. I am very much looking forward to hearing you all sing!

Tryout Sheet

My Country Track

Sight Reading Practice

2-28-19

Contest Info and Schedule

10-6-18

ILMEA RESULTS

8-27-18

JAZZ CLINICS IN SEPTEMBER

As OTHS Vocal Jazz Students prepare for this years ILMEA tryouts, we have the honor of having two awesome music educators teach clinics for our students this year.

On Saturday, September 15th, from 2-4pm in the OHS, Ottawa Vocal Jazz will be having a clinic with Mr. Mike Malloy from St. Charles North High School. Mr. Malloy is a renown choral and vocal jazz educator and brings in the professional recording group, New York Voices to perform and put on a Festival Each spring. This should be a great opportunity for the students in preparation for ILMEA Vocal Jazz tryouts.

On Monday, September 17th, OHS Vocal jazz students will be taking a brief field trip to Rochelle High School to work with Jennifer Barnes from North Texas University. She will be putting on a improv workshop for the students of Ottawa High School and Rochelle High School. Below is a schedule of that night!

5:30p - Load Bus

6:35p - Arrive at RTHS

8:30 - Students head back to Ottawa

9:40 - Back at OTHS

8-23-18

TRYOUT RESULTS

I am so proud of the hard work that all of you put in over the last week to learn this music and better yourself musically. National Anthem Auditions were amazing to hear and the excerpt of music that you had to prepare for the Jazz Auditions was a very difficult section to master well. AGAIN, GREAT JOB TO EVERYONE. Please do not hesitate to talk to me if you have any questions about your audition.

FIRST JAZZ REHEARSAL IS THIS MONDAY, AUG 27 @ 6:30PM

6-8-18

ILMEA

ILMEA Practice Tracks are beginning to be posted. Check back through the summer for other additions. The links below contain practice tracks and pdfs. Keep in mind that ILMEA Jazz Music may be used on the OTHS Vocal Jazz Tryouts in late August.