Welcome to the
Sam Jamison Middle School
Choir Director: Mrs. Schiska
6th Grade Jaguar Choir
We all have a voice and when that voice meets other voices in song, it can be a powerful and beautiful experience. In choir, we take the time to learn and solidify the basics of signing as an individual and as an ensemble. We sing in unison and 2 part harmony through a diverse gathering of repertoire from around the world/different time periods. Yes, we even sing in different languages. Through music theory training choir students will also learn to break the code of music notation and develop a musical language. We work diligently at becoming young professionals who excel in musicianship and performance. During the school year there will be plenty of opportunity for students to perform and showcase their talents through concerts and competitions. Jaguar Choir is a Mixed Choir comprised of all students from 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Period Choir. Most of our rehearsing takes place during the school day, but we also ocassionally meet for after school rehearsals.
Bel Canto Honor Choir
The Bel Canto Honor Choir is an award winning choir comprised of students who are ready to take choir to the next level. Membership in this choir is by audition only. Any 5th or 6th grade student may audition to join Honor Choir. We generally meet in the mornings for rehearsals and have occasional after school rehearsals. Auditions will be held during the fall and spring semester. To audition a student will need to prepare the following:
1. A brief solo (the chorus of a familiar or traditional song)
2. Sing the solfege scale while demonstrating Curwen Handsigns.
3. Demonstrate the elements of good choral posture and breathing
4. Two paragraphs (handwritten or typed) explaining why they would like to join Honor Choir and how they would benefit the ensemble.
Jaguar Choir Daily Schedule
8:35 - 9:25: 6th Grade Choir (1st Period)
9:25-10:10: 6th Grade Choir (2nd Period)
10:10 - 10:55: 6th Grade Choir (3rd Period)
Notable Choir Events:
**The dates for these will be posted on the choir calendar and Canvas**