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Chorus

Megan Szkarlat
Choral Director

We have had a fantastic start to the year in the Chorus & Handbells department! Our students have been working hard to improve their music performance skills. In chorus class we have been working on basic vocal techniques such as posture, breathing, vowels, and tone. In handbells class we have been working on basic instrumental techniques such as ringing, dampening, thumb damp, mallet, shake, and swing. In both classes we have been studying music theory concepts including music symbols and note names.

Thank you to those of you who have returned the contract page as well as your child’s uniform payment. The handbook with all of this information can be found on ProgressBook by clicking on the “classroom information” tab for chorus/handbells. If you would like to request a paper copy of the handbook, please email megan.szkarlat@ocps.net. All contract forms and payments are due by Monday, September 29, 2014. If you have a financial concern please contact me as soon as possible.

Our first performance of the year will be on Thursday, October 16th at 6:30pm. Our Vocal Ensemble and Advanced Handbells classes will be performing as a part of the performing arts department's “Fall Showcase.” The concert will also include performances by Band, Orchestra, and Theatre Arts. Please come join us for an wonderful evening of entertainment!