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

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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