Face To Face Learning: Returning to Choir
Preparing the Choir Room for Virtual Learning
We have purchased sound equipment to improve the online learning experience for choir - We have professional microphones routed into our Webex and an external camera so that you are able to hear the directors singing, piano playing, recordings, and ultimately the other singers in the room.
Preparing Home for Virtual Learning
Students will be most successful when they have a dedicated place for learning. For choir, students may be asked to stand, move around, and will certainly sing. For many students, their confidence and comfort level in participating in choir without other singers around them will be a significant struggle. If possible, find a place where they can participate in choir in a private setting. It is a personal struggle for many students and adults to have someone else hear them sing alone. Work to create an encouraging environment and provide students privacy.
Preparing for the Return to School
Students that are planning on returning to school on September 8th, know that your choir directors have worked to make your choral experience as safe and normal as possible; we have taped the floor of both choir rooms to maintain six feet between singers, we have face shields for each students provided by GCISD that we will give them on their first day, and we have cleaning supplies that we will use to wipe down stands and chairs between classes.
- Class Schedule -
Here are the actual links for WebEx rooms:
Concert Tenor and Bass Choir - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/nicholas.standish
Panther Chorale - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/thomas.rinn
Concert Treble - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/thomas.rinn
Choraliers - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/nicholas.standish
Applied Music - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/thomas.rinn
Ovation - https://gcisd.webex.com/meet/thomas.rinn
- CHOIR FORMS -
Handbook Acknowledgement (Coming Soon)
Field Trip Permission Form (Coming Soon)
Field Trip Emergency Form (Coming Soon)
Booster Club Membership and Choir Fee Payment Form (Coming Soon)
Choir Expense Contract/Waiver Request (Coming Soon)
- Voice Lesson Forms -
- All-State Sectionals -
After holding sectionals this week, we realized some things that may produce better results for our singers. We will be moving the sectional times from 4:15pm-5:15pm (we realize that 4pm marks the end of school, so we apologize for not giving some students time to get to campus).
Here are the sectional changes for the upcoming two weeks:
Sopranos and Altos will meet together on Tuesday, September 8th
Tenors and Basses will meet Thursday, September 10th
Sopranos and Altos on Monday, September 14th
Tenors and Basses on Tuesday, September 16th
All voice parts rehearse on Thursday, September 18th
*We will update the Google Calendar for the upcoming two weeks*
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