Sunday, November 27, 2016

Blog News for the Week of November 28


Welcome back, FALCONS! 

How about this AMAZING 'knowledge' dropped recently....


"Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life." - Jack Canfield


Here is an update on the upcoming week....

Class of 2017
And the prescreens keep happening. We'll work more on your prep and get your admissions video filmed for the December 1, 2016 deadline. Many of you start your 'in-person' auditions at selected schools, so we'll find some time to run through your audition repertoire with piano.

RC4 - CARLY GROUP
Last week, you had an opportunity to work individually on the construction and foundations of inverted triads and seventh chords. With these exercises, I was able to coach each of you, while  watching how you synthesized and formulated the solutions. This week, we will start to wrap up our study of inversions, triads, chord functions and seventh chords in preparation for the midterm.


Mr. Adams' Intro to Drama (1, 2, and 4 periods)
We are approaching the FINAL graded performance date for musical theatre presentations. So, we will continue our in-class coachings of your songs. Again, make sure you use your rehearsal recordings to help with your preparation and BRING YOUR MUSIC! Last, make sure you have a class partner take all of the notes being given to you during your session. These notes will help you remember what adjustments you should make for your final presentation.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blog News for the Week of November 14

Wait....what was THAT sound??? Of course, it is the collective sigh that signifies the end of the first-round of All-State auditions! WHEW!!!!



Mr. Adams' Intro to Drama (1, 2, and 4 periods)
We continue our in-class coachings of your songs. Make sure you use your rehearsal recordings to help with your preparation and BRING YOUR MUSIC! Last, make sure you have a class partner take all of the notes being given to you during your session. These notes will help you remember what adjustments you should make for your final presentation.


RC4 - Theory - CARLY GROUP
It is assessment week. Let's see if you remember the fundamentals of seventh chords. We'll check it... 


Class of 2017

Prescreen college audition filming resumes, this week.


--Mr. dH

Monday, November 7, 2016

Blog News for the Week of November 7

This week has FINALLY arrived....now, more than ever, it is time to solidify, synthesize and practice! ALL-STATE IS HERE!


Class of 2017
Prescreen college audition filming resumes, this week.

Mr. Adams' Intro to Drama (1, 2, and 4 periods)
We continue our in-class coachings of your songs. Make sure you use your rehearsal recordings to help with your preparation and BRING YOUR MUSIC! Last, make sure you have a class partner take all of the notes being given to you during your session. These notes will help you remember what adjustments you should make for your final presentation.

RC4 - Theory - CARLY GROUP
We will be testing you on ALL of your skills - sight-reading, solo presentation, scales. It is our last push to help strengthen your audition.

Last good luck to ALL of our Falcon Family GHP nominees, who audition on Monday evening!


--Mr. dH