Brookwood Chorus families,
It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the end of the first semester! There are several items I want to make you aware of.
After a 2020 hiatus, the annual Chorus Feast tradition returns on the evening of December 3rd! Each class will be assigned a type of dish to bring next week for those who are interested. This year, we are inviting chorus students only to participate in our pot-luck style feast. More information to come soon!
Our next required concert will be held on December 7, at 6:30pm in the commons. Stay tuned for call times and additional details. 8th grade students from Crews & Five Forks middle schools will perform along side Brookwood HS Chorus students.
The next required after school rehearsal is December 6, from 2:20pm until 4:30pm. Exact time details to be released after Thanksgiving Break, as some classes may be released early.
All-State Reading Chorus
Congratulations to senior alto Jenny Qiu for successfully auditioning into the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Sight Reading Chorus!
Each year, the All-State Reading Chorus brings students from across the state of Georgia who have exceptional sight singing skills. Students must sing multiple 8-measure examples at their audition, with only 45 seconds to practice each example. The top 100 students are invited to the reading chorus.
At the actual event in January, the reading chorus sings around 50 different pieces of music, and performs a concert at the conclusion of the weekend of about 6 of those songs. One piece is sight read at the concert in front of the audience, never seen before by the student musicians. Jenny is the first Brookwood Chorus student to make the ASRC since 2013. Congratulations!
Students auditioning for All-State Chorus received an information letter with details regarding their own individual audition. Good luck to everyone registered to audition Saturday, November 13!
Disney Performing Arts Trip
The Brookwood Chorus is offering chorus members the opportunity to participate in a Disney World Performing Arts Workshop/trip on March 23-26, 2022. We will leave for Orlando after school on March 23 (3pm) and return to Brookwood after 11pm on March 26. In addition to visiting a few Disney World Parks, students will engage in a workshop session with Disney artists, and work on Disney scores and arrangements in a professional studio environment.
Students filled out a form on google classroom indicating their interest in the trip today (if they were interested). Students must be logged into their GCPS Google Workspace account to access.
You can view more details about the trip here (no login required). Payments will be handled online. Please do not send any money in yet.
A parent meeting will be held in-person (masks required) on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the chorus room, where I will go over trip details and be available to answer questions.
If you are interested in chaperoning, please reach out to me directly. The chaperone fee will be different from students, and there is an option for chaperones to have their own room for an additional fee.
Please note that we are restricted with the number of students that can go due to the cost of the busses involved. When students fill out the trip interest form, it gives me the opportunity to plan and possibly create solutions if we have more student interest than seats available. More details will be shared at our parent meeting.
Please let me know if you have any questions!