The Runkle School 6th-8th grade chorus rehearses twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We study and perform repertoire from a variety of genres and sing primarily in three-part harmony. In addition, we work on sight-singing and proper vocal technique. We perform two concerts per year. Concert dates can be found on the Calendar page of the website.
Below are the Runkle Chorus Expections for 6-8th grade chorus:
Runkle Chorus Expectations
Chorus Goals: · To sing and perform in a large ensemble, a varied repertoire of music · To sing with expression and proper vocal technique and posture · To read and sing written music in two and three parts with expression · To understand and appreciate music of varying styles
Chorus Expectations: · Be on time and ready for each rehearsal and performance · Stop all talking when the teacher asks for your attention · Respect- your teacher, your classmates, your materials · Do not distract or disrupt the rehearsal · Participate with energy and focus- you are not graded on ability but on effort! · When using the restroom, use the sign-out sheet · No food, drinks or gum · Follow all rules/expectations in the student handbook
Consequences: If a student is repeatedly disruptive in class he/she will first receive a reminder, followed by a warning. If the behavior continues, the student will be sent to the office to determine next steps.
Grading: 50% Behavior and effort during class 25% Vocal assessments 25% Attendance at our performances