LMEA District IX

providing growth opportunities for the district's music programs

Jr. High District Honor Choir

 


Please note that, although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information printed here, it is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her director for any changes in audition requirements or schedules.


 

Eligibility

Students in grades 7 – 8 whose directors are current members of LMEA are eligible to audition. A student auditioning for the District Honor Choir must be a member of their school’s vocal music program. All 9th graders will audition for the high school choir only.   

This Year’s Clinician

This year’s clinician is TBA.

Audition Date, Fee, and Location

Audition Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Madisonville Jr. High School
Time: Each school’s audition times will be assigned after the registration deadline.
Fee: • $10.00 per entry
Students – Fees should be paid to the student’s school. Check with director for school deadline.
Directors – A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX Vocal Account, must be mailed to Paula Vickers, Mandeville Middle, 2525 Soult St., Mandeville, LA 70448.
• Include a hard copy of the registration form.
Registration Form: Directors must fill out and submit the registration form online by the deadline to assure that your students are scheduled.
Student Information Release Forms: Directors must turn in an “LMEA Student Information Release Form” for each student auditioning before students will be allowed to audition. Send these forms to the chairperson.
Registration Deadline: • Registration form must be filled out and submitted online and check must be postmarked by September 21, 2017.
• Be aware that schools will be assessed a $50.00 late fee if this deadline is not met.
• Students who are registered late will be assigned whatever times are still available.
• All late entries must be received at least 5 days prior to an event.
Chairperson: Becky McLain

Audition Requirements

Auditions include a prepared selection and “America.”

Prepared Selection

Students will be required to sing the appropriate selection from the four-year cycle listed below in his/her vocal part with the official CD accompaniment. Learning CDs are available to directors ahead of time.  The audition track will be provided at the time of the audition.

2016-17   “Laudate Dominum” by Victoria, arr. by Snyder, 3-part mixed, Belwin Press
Learning and Audition Tracks, Pronunciation Guide

2017-18   “Sing We and Chant It” by Morley, arr. by Robinson, 3-part mixed, Alfred Press
Learning and Audition Tracks

2018-19   “Angele Dei” by Anthony Sears; Angele Dei SCORE is attached; Angele Dei IPA & Translation is attached

2019-20   “Mon Cour Se Recommande a Vous” by DiLasso, arr. by Robinson, 3-part mixed, Alfred Press (in English or French)
Learning and Audition Tracks, Pronunciation Guide 

 America

Students will also sing the melody of “America” (not “America the Beautiful”) unaccompanied in his/her vocal range. Students should choose their own starting pitch.

Audition Results

Audition results will be posted on this site as soon as possible – usually the night of auditions. Select “Audition Results” from the menu.

Fees and Participation Forms for students selected to District Honor Choir

Fee: $30 per participant
Teachers’ Deadline: Postmarked by November 3, 2017 (fees and student participation forms)
Students: Participation Forms must be filled out, signed & turned in to teacher.
Fees should be paid to student’s school.
• Check with your director for your school’s deadline.
Teachers: A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX Vocal Account, must be mailed with the student participation forms to Paula Vickers, Mandeville Middle, 2525 Soult St., Mandeville, LA 70448 by the deadline.
Late Fees: • Payments postmarked after November 3, 2017 will be accessed a $50 late fee.
• NO FEES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER November 3, 2017.
• Any student whose fees have not been received by the late deadline will be dropped from the roster.
Optional: T-shirts are optional and can be purchased through your director prior to honor choir.
CDs or DVDs of the concert performance are optional, but will be available for purchase.

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule – Becky McLain, Chairperson

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Location: Madisonville Jr. High
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 (Roll will be taken at 5:55)
Absences: Students must be present and on time for ALL rehearsals and the concert.
Tardies: If a student is late once, they will be warned. If any student is more than 15 minutes late, their circumstances will be reviewed and they are subject to immediate dismissal.
If that person is late a second time, they will be sent home.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Location: Madisonville Jr. High
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 (Roll will be taken at 5:55)
Absences: Students must be present and on time for ALL rehearsals and the concert.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Location: Ponchatoula High School
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 (Roll will be taken at 5:55)
Absences: Students must be present and on time for ALL rehearsals and the concert.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Location: Ponchatoula High School
Time: 9:00 – 11:30; 12:30 – 3:00
(Roll for all groups will be taken beginning 5 minutes before start time.)
LUNCH: On campus 11:30-12:30
Students may bring their lunch or purchase a lunch to be provided. Any school (or student) leaving a rehearsal early will not be allowed to participate on Saturday.
Absences: Students must be present and on time for ALL rehearsals and the concert.

 Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location: Ponchatoula High School
Final Rehearsal: 9:00-11:00
Lunch with parents
Concert: Call Time: 1:00
Concert: 3:00
Concert Dress: See information below
Admission: Free

Jr. High District Honor Choir – Dress Code for Rehearsals and Concerts

Rehearsal Dress

Students who participate in District Honor Choir will follow their school dress code during rehearsals. No spaghetti straps, halter tops, sleeveless shirts, midriff-baring shirts, or skirts above the knee will be allowed.

Concert Dress

Girls:  “Bright white” blouse (no winter white or off white) with sleeves below the elbow, solid black skirt (knee length or longer) – black gauchos or slacks are also acceptable – and solid black shoes. All tops must cover the midriff.

Boys:  Black slacks, white long-sleeve dress shirt, tie, black shoes, black socks, and black belt.

Dress Violations:
Students not complying with all dress code requirements will not be allowed to participate. Students missing a rehearsal due to dress code violations will not be allowed to perform.

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