Monday, April 14, 2014

State Choral Festival Information

The following information will need to be returned NO LATER than Monday, April 21! Chaperones are needed for this important performance...if you're able to come we'd LOVE to have you :) Please contact MrW with questions or concerns: or 892-5595, x6606.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

District Choral Festival Performance Evaluation

If you were absent, or if your assignment is incomplete, please click on "Forms & Stuff" and follow these instructions:

  • Use complete sentences and developed paragraphs
  • You are strongly encouraged to write your paragraph answers in Open Office/MS Word so you don't lose your work before submitting
  • Sentences should be expanded and developed instead of giving short, basic answers. For example: "My memory moment was when we were on stage" would be better if by adding a "because..." along with your reason for that being your moment.
  • Answers that are overly simple or incomplete will not be accepted. Remember to write using your best skills as if you were writing for your English teacher.

Please help our choirs!

We are blessed to have a successful choir program with so many talented students! Please use this information to support AMS Choirs. Your purchase will help us purchase new music for State Choral Festival and our Spring Concert. It will also help us defray the cost of application fees for State Honors Choir.

Thank you for your help and support!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pre-festival Concert (8th grade choirs and Honors Choir)

8th Grade and Honors Choir families: A friendly reminder that our Pre-festival Concert will combine with the HS (!!) on Monday, 2/24 @ 7pm. Students need to report to the HS auditorium, in their choir uniform, @ 6:15pm. Contact MrW with questions: See you there!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Honors Choir Rehearsal CANCELED!

Since I haven't heard back from everyone, and some of you won't be able to attend, rehearsal is CANCELED for tomorrow! Please spread the word just to confirm with others in our choir. Make up rehearsal will be scheduled for Friday from 2:45-3:45 like we did last week. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This announcement was sent to your school email and through Remind101.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

7th Grade Boys: Words for Memorization and Homework

Our 7th Grade Boys Choir is still a bit behind in preparation for our upcoming performance. To help prepare, words for our 2 songs are posted below.
  • Oh Danny Boy: using handwriting, not your computer, write v1 and v2 3x each for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Write neatly so it can be easily read. Be sure to write each verse exactly as they are written below.
  • At the River: you are NOT required to write out this song but will need to demonstrate that you have it memorized when we return from break.
Students who do not have their words memorized when we return to school will need to demonstrate that they can recite them from memory before participating in the Pre-festival Concert on 2/20.

Danny Boy

Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen and down the mountainside;
The summer's gone and all the roses falling
It's you, it's you must go, and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be,
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an Ave there for me;
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

At the River

Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angels feet have trod
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God

Yes, we'll gather by the river
The beautiful, the beautiful river
Gather with the saints by the river
That flows by the throne of God

Soon we'll reach the shining river
Soon our pilgrimage will cease
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

District Choral Festival!

The annual MSVMA District Choral Festival is almost here! Our times have been officially posted so we can begin planning for the Big Day. It would be amazing to have as many people as we can get from our Allendale community attend each choir's performance. It creates energy for our students and shows that we have school spirit. If you can get the time off to watch your child's choir, please let MrW know and he'll get you the details you need.

Remember that District Choral Festival is a REQUIRED performance in which students receive a grade. This is an important event that needs EVERY voice!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • 6th Grade Girls Choir: Performance @ 9:00 am (Event #8404)
  • AMS Honors Choir: Performance @ 10:40 am (Event #8517)
  • 8th Grade Womens Choir: Performance @ 1:00 pm (Event #8515)
  • 6th Grade Boys Choir: Performance @ 2:20 pm (Event #8512)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • 7th Grade Girls Choir: Performance @ 9:20 am (Event #8513)
  • 7th Grade Boys Choir: Performance @ 11:00 am (Event #8514)
  • 8th Grade Mens Choir: Performance @ 1:20 pm (Event #8516)

All performances will be held in the West Ottawa Harbor Lights Middle School Performing Arts Center: 1024 136th Avenue, Holland, MI 49424

Contact MrW for more details...