• Judson ISD Elementary District Honor Choir

    Why?: We want as many students as possible to represent Miller’s Point Elementary in this choir because our kids are the best.  Each student who auditions will be invited to the Music Honor Party (Cake, drinks and a ton of Pizza) whether they are chosen for the choir or not. 

    4th & 5th Graders only

    Tryouts- are Jan 22, 2022 at the at the JISD Performing Arts Center (Next to Judson High School)  - Meet in Recital Hall

    Please let me know if transportation is a problem and I will find a ride for your child.  If your child has tutoring, Miller's Point Elementary would prefer the attend the audition instead of tutoring.  It is recommended that  your child goes to tutoring after the audition.

    • The student will sing a 5-note scale in the Key of C Major and F Major. 
      • Do, re, mi, fa, so, fa, mi, re, do
      • A judge will play the all of the notes, then play the starting note.  The student sing the scale up and down without the piano.
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    • The student will sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (1st verse only) in the Key of F Major.  The judge will play a the first phrase then the beginning pitch and then the student will sing without the piano.

    Tryouts are organized between 9:00am and 12:00pm.  The time will be narrowed down once we have all the students who will be auditioning. Make sure your students at least know that tryouts are sometime that morning.

    At least 2 from our school will make it…..after that it is the top scores to make an honor choir of 100

    Elementary Music Teachers are responsible for making sure the Honor Choir kids from their school know the selected pieces……the titles will be sent as soon as Mr. Witt knows the selections

    Combined Rehearsal is Friday, March 4, 2022 ,from 6pm to 8:00pm at the PAC

    Combined Rehearsal Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm Concert (district provides lunch) (Elementary Music Teachers are required to be there March 2 & 3)

     

    The Contract needed to tryout that will be due no later than Jan 14, 2022 by 4:30pm. There will be 100 students selected for the Honor Choir.  Please make sure that they have their height IN INCHES (not 4’ 6”); like (54”) and T-shirt size (check if it’s Youth or Adult) on their form as well.

     

    Once the Honor Choir Contracts are collected by January 14, 2022, I will send an Excel file (names in 1 cell) with our list of students that are trying out to Mr. Witt by Jan. 17th.  Mr. Witt will use them to organize when (the time) the students will tryout Jan. 20th.  On Jan. 21st he will send you your list back with tryout times.  If you need an earlier or later time that morning that can be arranged.  Then, I will relay to our students when they need to be at Tryouts Jan. 20th

    After the Tryouts Jan. 22nd, the results will be tabulated.  Every school will have their campus' top 2 scores selected for the Honor Choir.  So at that point there will be 40 members (20 schools multiplied by 2).  The rest of the students selected to be a member of the Honor Choir will be the top scores overall.  

    We can have as many students as we want tryout.  We will be guaranteed 2 students----this way every elementary school will be represented.  After that is is dependent on how well our students score......until the group reaches its 100-member quota.

     

    Honor Choir Schedule

    • Friday, March 4th Rehearsal is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the PAC
    • Saturday, March 5th Rehearsal is from 9:00am to Noon at the PAC....the students will remain at the PAC, students are to bring their concert clothes with them for the morning rehearsal, lunch will be provided, and the Concert is from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  At 3:00pm the students will be given their Honor Choir T-Shirt when they turn-in their Red Cumber Bund and Bow Tie, they are then dismissed.

     

    Concert Clothes

    If you are chosen for the choir and can’t afford the required concert clothes they will be provided. I want to have as many Miller’s Point students in this choir as possible and would rather pay for the clothes myself than have any child not participate.  I have plenty of Tux shirts to loan out.  If you want to buy one, I will size your child and order it for you.  It will be about $18.

     If you have any questions, please text me at 210-473-4787 or email banderson@judsonisd.org

     

    do, re, mi, fa, so, fa, mi, re, do

     

    My country tis of thee, 

    Sweet land of liberty, 

    Of thee I sing. 1,2,3 

    Land where my fathers died! 

    Land of the Pilgrim’s pride! 

    From every mountain side, 

    Let freedom ring1,2,3 

    Here is a video you can practice with:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8z2jAxiag