Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents,
I would like to offer your student the opportunity to audition for a select singing ensemble at Dayton Christian Middle School called 5-6th Grade Honor Choir. Past activities for this group include singing with Michael W. Smith for the DCSS 50th Anniversary Gala and performing as the children’s choir in the High School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This group provides an opportunity for 5th and 6th grade students to sing more challenging music in a smaller group setting than their regular Music class, and to build their skills as individual and ensemble singers. Honor Choir is also open to talented singers who are in 5th or 6th grade Band. Potential performance opportunities are listed below. The performance schedule will be based on the number of students who apply, and their ability to be performance ready in time for these opportunities.
Auditions will be during recess Tuesday Nov. 4th for 5th graders and Thursday Nov. 6th for 6th graders. Students are asked to prepare a selection that I will provide, and a 30-second verse or chorus from a song of their own choosing. We will learn the audition piece in Music class, but it’s also available from me in the Choir room (B322), or in the Middle School office for the Band students. Honor Choir will rehearse during recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning November 13th.
If your student is interested in auditioning, please fill out the bottom portion of this form and have them return it to me in the choir room (B322) or to my mailbox in the Middle School office by Monday morning, Nov. 3rd at the latest. If you have any questions regarding the audition or the ensemble, please contact me via Email at email@example.com at your convenience.
Tracy Miller, Dayton Christian Middle School Choral Teacher
Potential Performance Dates:
• Monday December 15th Middle School Christmas Concert, Patterson Park Church, 6:30 PM
• Saturday March 28 Elementary Honor Choir Festival, Dayton Christian, 8AM-3PM, Final Concert 2PM
• April TBD – community performance, possible school-day field trip
• Monday May 18th – Middle School Spring Concert, Patterson Park Church, 6:30 PM
My student (please print first and last names) ___________________________ _____ is interested in auditioning for the 5-6th Grade Honor Choir at Dayton Christian Middle School. I agree to their desire to audition, and I understand that there will be performances in addition to their regular concerts at DCMS that will be announced after the group is formed.
Parent Name: ____________________________ Parent Signature: ________________________