Monday, May 22, 2017

Blog News for the Week of May 22





....Yes, you guessed it! 
THE LAST BLOG POST OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!!!


A Few Things....


Congratulations to the CLASS OF 2017! 
Thank you for everything - GO BLAZE YOUR NEW PATH!

Class of 2018, 2019 and 2020....
Good luck on your FINALS! Have a wonderful summer!

Class of 2021....
WELCOME TO THE BROOK!!!


EVERYONE....

CHOOSE ALWAYS TO BE KIND!



Mr. dH

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blog News for the Week of May 16



TA - DA! 

.....7 is the MAGIC NUMBER


RC4 (Musicianship)

Review time for the final and coachings on repertoire!


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the updated rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. It is FINAL PERFORMANCE TIME!
CC and RC4 JUNIORS:


We continue selecting and working on audition repertoire for your 2018 college admissions, senior soiree, etc. as well as, compiling a comprehensive list of college programs who offer the BA, BM, BFA in the performing arts. Believe it or not, juniors, it is TIME!




Mr. dH

Monday, May 8, 2017

Blog News for the Week of May 8


SOOOOOO CLOSE..........




RC4 (Musicianship)

During our last two group meetings, we'll finish up our Theory and Musicianship UNIT, we will revisit seventh chords, complete a brief survey of modes, lock in the identification of inversions and review for the final!


CC and RC4 JUNIORS:


We continue selecting and working on audition repertoire for your 2018 college admissions, senior soiree, etc. as well as, compiling a comprehensive list of college programs who offer the BA, BM, BFA in the performing arts. Believe it or not, juniors, it is TIME!


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the updated rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. It is FINAL PERFORMANCE TIME!


Mr. dH

Monday, May 1, 2017

Blog News for the Week of May 1


This week's happenings.......


CC and RC4 JUNIORS:

In our Research Units, we will start selecting and working on audition repertoire for your 2018 college admissions, senior soiree, etc. as well as, compiling a comprehensive list of college programs who offer the BA, BM, BFA in the performing arts. Believe it or not, juniors, it is TIME!

RC4 (Musicianship)

During our group meetings, we'll tackle TWO Units. In our Theory and Musicianship UNIT, we will revisit seventh chords, complete a brief survey of modes, and lock in the identification of inversions.



Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the updated rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. 


Mr. dH

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog News for the Week of April 24


CAN YOU SEE IT???!!!










.......Let's cross it with focus and power!



Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)


Check Mr. Adams' blog for the updated rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. 


RC4

During our group meetings, we'll tackle TWO Units. In our Theory and Musicianship UNIT, we will revisit seventh chords, complete a brief survey of modes, and lock in the identification of inversions. In our Research UNIT, we will start selecting audition repertoire for your 2018 college admissions, senior soiree, etc. as well as, compiling a comprehensive list of college programs who offer the BA, BM, BFA in the performing arts. Believe it or not, juniors, it is TIME!

Mr. dH

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog News for the Week of April 17

IT IS CONCERT WEEK!!!






ALL VOCAL STUDENTS - HERE ARE SOME REMINDERS FROM DR. WOOLF, FOR THE WEEK:

Reminders:

  • Dress rehearsal Monday until 6:30 (7:00 for RC3)
  • Concert black on Monday (All Staters don't forget t-shirts!!) Please arrive at dress rehearsal in your concert black.
  • Tuesday 5th: report to the VOCAL ROOM. And on Tuesday, we will give you time to change clothes in 5th, you do NOT need to be in concert black by 3:40 on Tuesday.
  • Please wear shirts on Tuesday to publicize our concert! And keep them on until 5th so we can get a picture!!
  • After Tuesday's concert, all music is due back on Wednesday.

More items.....

RC4
After our concert on Tuesday, we'll resume our group rotations. Up next, a unit on songwriting mixed with a unit class project/college repertoire selection and coaching!

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
Check Mr. Adams' blog for the updated rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. 


Mr. dH



Monday, April 10, 2017

Blog News for the Week of April 10

Here is a BIG THING to remember:




Quick reminders for the week:


  • The FINAL Senior Vocal Recital is on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30PM in the Black Box. If you still need Senior recital credit, that is your last chance.
  • The Spring VOCAL Concert is next Tuesday. Dress rehearsal is next Monday (4/17) until 6:30. YES, we DO want you to wear your concert attire. Please wear what you are planning to wear on Tuesday night on Monday.


RC4
We'll continue repertoire rehearsal in preparation for the next week's concert on Tuesday evening!

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

DRAMA JURIES ARE DONE!!!! Just like in our previous weeks, check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. We are approaching the stretch of your FINAL grading/scoring for your project.

Mr. dH


Blog News for the Week of March 27


FIVE (5) DAYS AND COUNTING........


Class of 2017
It is final Vocal Recital Prep time! Make sure you and your participants are on-time and ready to work. Our schedule, as you know, is limited so we'll need to be as efficient as possible with our preparation time. 

RC4
VOCAL JURIES ARE DONE! Dr. Woolf will continue refining the 2017 Spring Concert repertoire. When you have a few minutes of down-time in class, download the choral tracks for the "Chichester Psalms" to help reinforce your learning.


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

After the break, check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. This week, you will be engrossed with your DRAMA JURIES!




Mr. dH

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blog News for the Week of March 20



This week...CCCEPA GOES TO THE NATIONAL HS DANCE FESTIVAL IN MADISON, WISCONSIN!

RC4
Juries continue this week! We'll keep brushing-up on our musicianship skills to help with your individual preparation. Have you FORGOTTEN when your jury time is? (Check Dr. Woolf's Blog.)


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
Check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. Don't forget: ALWAYS warmup your voice and have a partner take notes while you are being coached, and then share them with you.


Class of 2017

It is Vocal Recital Prep time! Make sure you and your participants are on-time and ready to work. Our schedule, as you know, is limited so we'll need to be as efficient as possible with our preparation time. 


Mr. dH

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blog News for Week of March 13

It is ANOTHER BIG WEEK....




Juries and those DAMN YANKEES!


Class of 2017

It is Vocal Recital Prep time! Make sure you and your participants are on-time and ready to work. Our schedule, as you know, is limited so we'll need to be as efficient as possible with our preparation time. 


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. Don't forget: ALWAYS warmup your voice and have a partner take notes while you are being coached, and then share them with you.



RC4
Juries have arrived! We'll keep brushing-up on our musicianship skills to help with your individual preparation.



Mr. dH

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blog News for the Week of March 6




WOW!! What an incredible presentation at the 2017 LGPE! Wonderful job, CHORALE AND CHAMBER CHORUS!


RC4

Juries will soon be heading down the pike. This week, we'll continue our preparation of the Spring Concert repertoire and  resume brushing up your musicianship skills - JURIES ARE COMING!!

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. Don't forget: ALWAYS warmup your voice and have a partner take notes while you are being coached, and then share them with you.

Class of 2017 - REMINDER:

You are ALMOST finished with your on campus auditions! And, admission decisions are starting to roll in. Please remember that whatever decisions you receive don't define you or your character. YOU ARE ALREADY ENOUGH. ❤


Mr. dH

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Blog News for the Week of February 27


Welcome Back! I hope you were able to enjoy some time away; we've been really busy these days. ☺

Congratulations on a GREAT SHOWING at the 2017 GMEA All-State Chorus in Athens! The concerts were a wonderful display of musicianship and choral artistry.


This week, we resume.......

Class of 2017

You are ALMOST finished with your on campus auditions! And, admission decisions are starting to roll in. Please remember that whatever decisions you receive don't define you or your character. YOU ARE ALREADY ENOUGH. ❤

RC4

We'll finish up some odds and ends with triadic inversions, sevenths, transposition and modes. We will SOON begin a unit in SONGWRITING!

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)

Check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. Don't forget: ALWAYS warmup your voice and have a partner take notes while you are being coached, and then share them with you.

Mr. dH

Monday, February 13, 2017

Blog News for the Week of February 13


This week.........



2017 Black History Month Program, is FRIDAY, February 17! It will be an excellent program - don't miss it!


Class of 2017

Congratulations are in order! What a WONDERFUL presentation and showcase of musicianship at your Senior Soiree! Thank you for all of your hard work and preparation!

For those of you headed out (AGAIN), for college auditions in NY and OH, break legs!!

RC4
Can you tell me if our in-class exercise was easier or harder than you originally thought? This week, we do a quick reflection and continue in our triadic and scale study.

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
Check Mr. Adams' blog for the rotation and coaching schedule for your 16-bar musical theatre selections. Don't forget: ALWAYS warmup your voice and have a partner take notes while you are being coached, and then share them with you.

Last - WINTER BREAK is next week! You get some time OFF! (Except those going to the 2017 All-State Chorus - ATHENS, here we come.)

Mr. dH

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Blog News for the Week of February 6

It is HERE! Look......




Also this week....


Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
Now that ALL of you have appropriate cuts of your musical theatre selections, we'll coach them weekly until the end of the semester. Please make sure you ALWAYS bring your music, work with your personalized track AND have a classmate take notes while you are being coached. Those written notes will help you remember specific details about your session.

Class of 2017
Break a leg to all of you headed to the Chicago Unifieds! As Mr. Adams says, "Slate to the Wall, Slay Them All!". For those of you who are not auditioning, we'll continue to coach and work your songs for the Senior Soiree on FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

RC4

So, sorry that we didn't get a chance to meet - you know how it goes with scheduling, we are flexible! That being said, the journey to 'fine tune' your aural acuity to differentiate root, first, and second position triads resumes this week. We'll practice picking out individual pitches within triadic inversions. It still will be more fun, than last week, trust me.


Mr. dH

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blog News for the Week of January 29

ATTENTION PA STUDENTS:

AND.......

RC4
Good work, last week! The journey to 'fine tune' your aural acuity to differentiate root, first, and second position triads continues this week. We'll practice picking out individual pitches within triadic inversions. It will be fun, trust me.

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
We have finished up our search for appropriate, 16-bar song cuts for those of you interested in pursuing the Musical Theatre track in Drama, this semester. You will present them for the class and Mr. Adams for coaching.

Class of 2017
I will be in touch with each of you. I want to be sure that you have accompaniment tracks for each of your audition songs for the Chicago UNIFIEDS. I will do my best to get them done as quickly as I can; there are a lot of you AND so MANY song cuts to play, record and convert. Have patience. And, last, we will continue our Senior Soiree song coaching, too. 

Mr. dH

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Blog News for the Week of January 23

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

.....And now the SECOND ALL STATE CHORUS AUDITION IS DONE!


This week....


RC4
How accurately can you identify triadic inversions? You will spend a little time dictating and notating examples that you hear.

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
We have finished up our search for appropriate, 16-bar song cuts for those of you interested in pursuing the Musical Theatre track in Drama, this semester. You will present them for the class and Mr. Adams for coaching.


Mr. dH

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Blog News for the Week of January 16




RC4
We'll revisit our study of triads, inversions and chord functions to ensure understanding of concepts that were presented on the final in December.

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
We finish up our search for appropriate, 16-bar song cuts for those of you interested in pursuing the Musical Theatre track in Drama, this semester. You won't need any materials, yet, for our initial session.

CCCEPA Class of 2017
I will be meeting with you individually, to run through your audition portfolios since your live, on-campus admissions auditions continue through March. Let's GO!!

Mr. dH

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Blog News for the Week of January 9

And then THAT happened.....

Enjoy your Monday OFF, FALCONS!

But, when we return....

RC4
We'll revisit our study of triads, inversions and chord functions to ensure understanding of concepts that were presented on the final in December.

Mr. Adams' Drama Classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
We begin our search of appropriate, 16-bar song cuts for those of you interested in pursuing the Musical Theatre track in Drama, this semester. You won't need any materials, yet, for our initial session.

CCCEPA Class of 2017
I will be meeting with you individually, to run through your audition portfolios since your live, on-campus admissions auditions begin this weekend. Let's get to it.


AND LAST.......

Don't forget that AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM ARE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017, from 4:30 - 7PM, in the Choral/Vocal ROOM, Betty Gray Building. To sign up, click on the link on the right side of my blog →→→→


Mr. dH


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Welcome to 2017!!

Welcome BACK!!

Though we have a short week, we'll get settled in with the new class and concert schedule.
It is going to be another busy, but exciting semester.

Hooray for 2017!!


Mr. dH