Ms. Aileen Marsh, Chorus Director
    5th and 6th Grade Chorus
    Singing is a very personal art form.  It gives students an opportunity, not available from any other activity, to express themselves through music that comes from inside.  Our program seeks to guide students in understanding the value of such an activity.  We give them the tools to develop their personal best singing voice and help them understand that their ultimate goal is the joy of singing in a group.  Through choral singing, students create connections to other students, to our culture and history, to cultures around the world, to their audience, and to themselves.
    All students who wish to sing in chorus may do so!!! 
    Procedure for discontinuing your involvement in chorus:
    Students who wish to "drop out" of chorus may do so only at these designated times: 
    • In the first month of school (before October 1)
    • After the first concert (second half of January) 
    • 5th graders may request in June not to participate in 6th grade
    These times are designated in order to protect the continuity of the group learning and curriculum as well as out of respect for the very complicated scheduling process. Just as students would not quit a soccer team, for instance, in the middle of a season, choral students are expected to complete our concert season before asking to change their schedules.  All drops require written permission (on paper or email) from a parent.
    New Jersey Honor Choir Information
    Any current chorus member may audition for the NJ Elementary Honor Choir.  Rehearsals for audition materials usually begin in late October of each year, and auditions are recorded in December. There are fees associated with auditioning and with participating in the Honor Choir.
    All needed forms and information can be found in the NJ Honor Choir Google Classroom. You or your student can obtain the code to this classroom from Ms. Marsh.

    Music to practice:      *Remember, you must PRACTICE THIS MUSIC ON YOUR OWN!!

    1. Scale
    For each scale, pitches are one beat long, except the 5th one, which is held for 3 beats with a rest on beat 4, and the last one, which is held for 4 beats.
    TIPS:  Do not rush.  Use a nice, TALL and FORWARD sound.  Practice singing through phrases on one long breath. To get the right relaxed feeling, practice while lying on the floor on your back.
    2. "Scarborough Fair"
    Treble 1 (starting pitch F):
    Treble 2 (starting pitch E): 
    Treble 3 (starting pitch D):
Last Modified on October 23, 2023