Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chorus and Music Appreciation Blog 9/13

Chorus: Due to early release on October 12, chorus concert has been moved to Thursday October 19 in the Wheeler Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm (free!). We are making good progress in our rehearsals and I look forward to our first concert in a little over month. 

Music Appreciation: Moving on to Unit 2 and Chapters 4 and 5 in our textbook and researching early American music. Continue to complete chapter reviews and worksheet packets.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Chorus and Music Appreciation Update

Chorus
All students should have signed into their Charms account and inputted their name, email address, parent name, and parent email address.  This is the main form of communication for the class. Also, students should have put in their T shirt size for the chorus T shirts. Please remember to continue paying your choral dues if you have not turned in the $100 payment ($50 per semester if only in for 1 semester). Thank you!

Music Appreciation
We have completed our first unit (Chapters 1-3) and we are beginning unit two (Chapters 4 and 5) soon. Students need to turn in any missing assignments as shown in synergy.  Also, students will continue to search for instrumental music for our critical music listening logs.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wheeler Chorus and Music Appreciation Blog 2017-2018

Welcome back!  I hope that everyone had a great summer that was energizing and restful.  We are ready here at Wheeler Chorus for a great new year.  First, a couple of changes for this first semester.  There are two choirs instead of three.  This is due to addition of the Musical Theatre class that has been added that I will team teach with Mrs. Coleman, the drama teacher.  The two choirs are Bel Voce, the advanced mixed ensemble and Chorale, the intermediate womens chorus.
Please note our parent meeting for Tuesday August, 8 at 6:30pm in the chorus room.  We will meet to go over the choral program as well as concert dates.   I look forward to meeting the parents then.
 Music Appreciation meets 4th block 1st semester.  Students should be finding an instrumental piece of music to play for the class and ready to share.
 
-Mr. Perry
Chorus Teacher


Monday, February 27, 2017

Wheeler Chorus Spring Semester 2017

I hope that everyone enjoyed the winter break last week.  We are diving back in quickly with several chorus events coming up.  First off, I hope to see everyone at our concert tomorrow night, Tuesday 2/28 at 7:00pm in the Wheeler Performing Arts Center.  The students have worked hard in preparing this concert and we look forward to perform this difficult and exciting music.  Both the Chorale women's choir and the Bel Voce mixed choir will perform.
On Friday March 3, Bel Voce will travel to Lassiter High School to participate in the Cobb Large Group Performance Evaluation.  We will perform two songs, sightread, and have a session with a guest conductor.  We perform at 11:40am in the Performance Hall and would appreciate your support.  Students in Bel Voce will miss second and third block.  The concert is free and open to the public. 
Our final concert of the year will be Thursday May 11 at 7:00pm in the Wheeler Performing Arts Center.  It will be our Pops/Musical Theatre culminating concert and is free.  Thank you for your continued support of Wheeler Chorus and I look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

-John Perry
Director of Choirs
Wheeler High School 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Showcase concert

Dear Choristers and Parents/Guardians,

As we enter into the Holiday Season I want to invite you to the Wheeler Musical Showcase held in the Wheeler Performing Arts Center on Saturday December 3 starting at 2:00pm.  This concert features the entire music department with musical performances by the choruses, bands, and orchestras.  Due to the number of ensembles performing it is actually two concerts: the Prelude concert begins at 2:00pm and features the Chorale chorus along with the beginning band and orchestra.  The Finale Concert begins at 4:30pm and features Bel Voce and the advanced band and orchestra. 
The Holiday Showcase is our only ticketed event of the year and our fall semester fundraiser.  We want to sell out the Performing Arts Center so please invite as many friends and family as possible.  The more we sell, the greater the benefit for the choral program.  It is important to note that a ticket is good for both concerts.  I have included the ticket order form in this email.  If paying by check or cash (checks made payable to Wheeler Chorus Booster Club) please print out form and return the bottom half with payment.  Paper order forms are due 11/28/2016, the Monday we return from Thanksgiving break.  Tickets may also be purchased through Paypal at wheelerorchestra.com.  Tickets will also be available at the door but we encourage pre-sale in order to ensure seat availability.  Thank you for your continued support of the Wheeler Chorus program and I look forward to seeing you on December 3!

-John Perry
Director of Choirs
Wheeler High School

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Charms now online

Charms now online!

Parents and students please visit https://www.charmsoffice.com/ to login for updated information regarding chorus events and information.  Go to login and choose the Parent/Student/Members tab and the school code is Wheelerchoir.  The password has been set up by your student.  Once you have accessed the site, please check the "update info" section to make sure all contact information is current.  It should include phone number and email for both the student and parent.  It is imperative that this information is correct since it is what we use as our contact hub.  Under the file and handout section, the course syllabus and handbook documents are available.  Please print out, sign, and return the Blanket Field Trip Permission form.  We need these for any chorus trips outside of the school throughout the year.  It gives permission for the entire year so you do not have to fill out a permission form for each event.  Thank you!

-John Perry 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Wheeler Chorus 2016-2017 

Welcome back!  I hope that everyone had a great summer that was energizing and restful.  We are ready here at Wheeler Chorus for a great new year.  First, a couple of changes for this first semester.  There are two choirs instead of three.  This is due to addition of the Musical Theatre class that has been added that I team teach with Ms. Tooks, the drama teacher.  The two choirs are Bel Voce, the advanced mixed ensemble and Chorale, the intermediate womens chorus.

Please note our parent meeting for Tuesday August, 9 at 6:30pm in the chorus room.  We will meet to go over the choral program as well as concert dates.   I look forward to meeting the parents then.

-Mr. Perry
Chorus Teacher