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Choir Update - March 2020

Hello Oak Prairie Students and Parents! 


Here are the following updates for the next few months:

  • Upcoming Events for March, April, & May

  • Class Grades & Assignments

  • MIOSM Concert 3/12/20 @ Oak Prairie (7th Grade, 8th Grade, & Hi-C Only)

  • IGSMA District Festival 3/14/20 @ Mokena Junior High (Hi-C Only)

  • ILMEA Large Ensemble Festival @ Olivet Nazarene University (7th & 8th Grade Only)

  • MIOSM Assembly 3/20/20 @ Ludwig (6th Grade Only)

  • Spring Concert 5/13/20 @ LTHS

  • Extracurricular Events (Hi-C, BBC, Drama, Game Club)


Upcoming Events for March, April, and May

3/12/20 MIOSM Combined Concert 7th & 8th Grade Bands and Choirs 7pm

3/14/20 IGSMA District Festival (Hi-C Only)

3/20/20 ILMEA Large Ensemble Festival (7th & 8th Grade Choirs Only)

SPRING BREAK! 3/30-4/3

No School 4/10 and 4/13

IAR Testing the week of 4/14 (make sure students practice at home this week!)

4/30/20 D92 Elementary Choir Festival (Ludwig and Reed Choirs @ Oak PRairie)

5/13/20 Spring Choir Concert (ALL CHOIRS)

5/28/20 Hi-C sings @ 8th Grade Graduation


Class Grades & Assignments

Practice tracks are available for students to be practicing their music at home, especially for the music we are learning for the upcoming MIOSM Performances. If there are any issues with accessing these practice tracks, please let me know.

Keep an eye on your classwork on Google Classroom! The Google Classroom grade is the most up to date in terms of grades and PowerSchool usually gets updated in “big chunks” after. Lately, however, I have started utilizing PowerSchool to mark missing assignments that students need to turn in so that they can keep better track of what needs to get turned in. Some entries may appear blank or "collected" because they have not been graded yet. Please remember that if anything appears as "missing" or "incomplete" on PowerSchool, I will still take the completed work before the end of the quarter (3/20/20) and reward full credit. Students need to be completing their Sight Reading, Rhythm Clapping, and other assignments if they have not already done so in class.


MIOSM Concert @ Oak Prairie (7th Grade, 8th Grade, & Hi-C Only)

Attendance is mandatory. 7th/8th Grade Choirs & Hi-C will perform. This performance is an academic requirement and will count as a grade.

The performance will take place in the gym at Oak Prairie.

Call time for students: 5:00 PM. We are going to run music with the accompanist and together as a combined ensemble. This earlier call time is to account for the band who also needs to rehearse in the space.

Attire: Black OP Music Polo, black dress pants, nice black shoes (no gym shoes)

The performance will begin at 7:00 PM. The gym doors will open at 6:45 PM. Both choir and band ensembles will be featured in this concert.

Students will be sitting in a designated section in the audience for the duration of the concert. The concert will be approximately an hour to an hour and a half in length.


IGSMA District Festival (Hi-C Only)

Attendance is mandatory. Hi-C Choir will perform.

The performance will place at Mokena Junior High School.

The host school is still finalizing the schedule, so the time is subject to change. Students will need to be dropped off just before 11:30 AM at Oak Prairie. We will be taking a bus to the university and arrive around 11:50 AM.

Warm-Up 11:55 AM | Performance 12:30 PM | Finish Time 12:55 PM

We will be picked up by the bus at 1:00 PM, so we will arrive at Oak Prairie at about 1:25 PM. Please indicate if you will be attending the performance and taking your student home after the event is finished.

Attire: Black OP Music Polo, black dress pants, nice black shoes (no gym shoes)

Parents and family are welcome to attend the performance and clinic session.


ILMEA Large Ensemble Festival (7th & 8th Grade Choir Only)

Attendance is mandatory. 7th/8th Grade Choirs will perform.

It will take place at Olivet Nazarene University (about an hour drive by bus).

Students will need to be dropped off just before 7:00 AM in the morning at Oak Prairie. We will be taking a bus to the university and arrive just before 8:00 AM, which is our designated warm-up time before the performance.

Warm-Up 8:00 AM | Performance 8:30 AM | Clinic 9:00 AM

We will finish at approximately 9:30 AM, so we will arrive at Oak Prairie at about 10:30 AM.

Attire: Black OP Music Polo, black dress pants, nice black shoes (no gym shoes)

Parents and family are welcome to attend the performance and clinic session.


MIOSM Assembly @ Ludwig (6th Grade Only)

The 6th Grade Choir and 6th Grade Band students will be going to Ludwig to perform for the elementary students on Friday, March 20th, 2020 in celebration of "Music in Our Schools Month."This will be performed during their 7th and 8th period classes. Students will take a bus from Oak Prairie to Ludwig and will return to Oak Prairie at the end of the school day before dismissal. This performance is an academic requirement and will count as a grade.


Spring Concert 5/13/20 @LTHS

Students will be bussed from Oak Prairie to the high school after school in order to put together choreography for the concert. They will rehearse from 3:00-6:30pm. They will be given pizza for dinner in between (or may bring food/have food delivered to them).

Students will be wearing OP Bulldog Choir T-Shirts and jeans (no shorts!) for this performance, so please make sure they have this shirt available. Any shoes that do not light up or make a lot of noise are allowed. 6th Grade Choir Students and 7th/8th Grade Choir students that do not have this shirt will receive an order form to complete next week, and it will be due Wednesday, March 25th.

8th Graders - please submit a good current and baby picture (age 0-5) on Google Classroom for the end of the concert slideshow!


Extracurricular Events for March, April, and May

***Please note that this section only involved the students in these extra activities***

Hi-C Choir: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm

  • Rehearsals on all Tuesdays EXCEPT Institute day March 17th and Spring Break

  • Rehearsal TODAY 3/10/20 until 4pm for extra practice time before the upcoming performances

  • Rehearsal Thursday 2:30-4:00 before the MIOSM Concert. Please bring uniforms and other necessities if you plan on staying, and a pizza dinner will be provided.

OP Drama:

  • Drama Club runs 2:30-4:00pm every week. New members are always welcome!

BBC: Thursdays 2:30-3:30

  • Rehearsal on all Thursdays EXCEPT 3/12, Spring Break, and 4/30.

Game Club: Fridays 2:30-3:30


If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you for your continuous support of these students and the music department at Oak Prairie!


Sincerely,

Miss Tolentino


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