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2018-2019 General Information

The Blackman High School Choral Department
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION:
The BHS Choir classes are performance based classes designed to teach students good, strong, healthy vocal techniques in an ensemble setting.  Participation in class is a requirement and singing is a whole body activity.  Students will be required to do some movement in class.  The choirs will have scheduled performance each semester outlined in the Choir Calendar.  Some of the choirs will have more scheduled performances and/or events than others. There are 4 choir classes during the day and there will be an after-school choir offered.
 
BHS CHOIRS:
  • Select Choir - auditioned SATB choir
  • Women's Choir - auditioned SSAA choir
  • Men's Choir - auditioned TTBB choir
  • Concert/Freshman Choir - SATB Choir open to all students without audition and all incoming Freshman
  • BHS Singers - Future after-school choir, interviewed and auditioned SATB choir
 
 
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: (all choirs)
  • Variety Show
  • Veterans' Day Assembly
  • Holiday Concert
  • Black History Assembly
  • MTSU Women's Festival
  • Spring Concert
  • Possibility of future performance opportunities could arise.
 
Freshman Honor's Choir, Mid-State Choir, and All-State Choir, All-County Choral Festival, Choral Adjudication Festival 
Participation in the All-County Choral Festival, Freshman Honor's Choir, Mid-State Choir, and All-State Choir is highly encouraged to all choir members but is not a requirement. 
 
GRADES & REQUIREMENTS:
All students will be graded on a weekly basis.  Grades will come in the form of written quizzes about the music they are learning, from sight-reading, from performances of the music being learned, and individual journaling.  There will be scheduled assessments and there will be non-announced assessments.  Participation is mandatory and will have an effect on your grade.  Scheduled performances are mandatory and will be graded.  The grade breakdown is:  Skills application = 15%, quizzes and sight-reading tests = 35%, and dress rehearsals and performances = 50%.  There is a performance uniform required for all choir members. If a scheduled performance is missed there will be options for that grade recovery, however the performance cannot be replaced.
  
Want to get involved?
If you are a parent, guardian, relative, or patron, and want to get involved, feel free to contact us.
 
Fine Arts at Blackman High School 
The choral department is just one piece of an amazing Fine Arts program at Blackman. Many students are involved in Drama, Art, and Band. Several crossover among the different ones. We are very proud of our school and its support of Fine Arts. For more information about all programs: Click Here