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!
Concert Choir Results
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
Contest Info and Schedule
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
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