All-District Choir for 5th Grade Students-Northwest Children's Chorus (NCC)


Northwest ISD

Northwest Children's Chorus

2017-2018 

 
Auditions will be held the week of  Oct. 3rd-7th at Prairie View.

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

We are so excited to present an opportunity for your child to dive deeper into musical learning. The Northwest Children’s Chorus is a district wide choir featuring 5th grade students from all 17 elementary campuses. This year’s chorus will be directed by invited conductor, Victoria Jones. Mrs. Jones retired in 2012 from NISD having been the previous music teacher/choir director at Haslet, Roanoke and Justin Elementary Schools, Northwest and Medlin Middle Schools and Northwest High School in her 27 years in the district. We are very excited to have her as our conductor this year.

This is a time commitment for students and their parents, and we ask that you consider it carefully as each school is only allowed a certain number of participants.

How Are Students Selected?

  • Auditions will be held at each child’s respective elementary school.

  • Each campus choir director will determine their campus audition date.

  • All auditions and judging will be completed by Oct. 31st

  • Students/parents will be notified of the results by Nov. 3rd.

  • Auditions will consist of singing the first verse of “America”, reading short rhythmic patterns and singing short melodic patterns.

  • Students must turn in the intent to audition form below signed by a parent/guardian in order to audition.

Expectations if my child is chosen:

  • Attend parent meeting from 9-9:30 a.m. and the first rehearsal from 9:30-noon on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

  • Attend all weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m. beginning January 18, 2018 through May 3, 2018 and 1 Monday rehearsal in Feb. due to a conflict with district events on Thursday of that week.

  • Attend mandatory dress rehearsal on Monday, April 30th.  Students who do not attend the dress rehearsal may not be allowed to perform in the concert on May 4th.

  • Students will only be allowed two excused or unexcused absences in order to remain a part of the chorus. (Arriving late or leaving early will add up to absences.)

  • Participate in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018 and various other concert opportunities that may arise.

  • Rehearsals will be held at Love Elementary (off of HWY 114 and Harriett Creek Drive).

  • Transportation to and from rehearsals will be the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian.

  • Students must participate in their campus choir for the full performing year.

  • Students must have good citizenship and maintain academic eligibility with passing grades in all subjects.

  • Pay $25 fee for t-shirt and supplies at Jan. 13th parent meeting.

Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s music teacher. Please note that each school is limited in the number of spots for the children’s chorus and that all students who audition may not be chosen.

Sincerely,

The Northwest ISD Elementary Music Teachers