The Rosa Chorus Program is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student with an interest in singing in a group setting. Below is some general information about this organization...
Participation in chorus requires that you attend vocal lessons - known as choral workshop - and chorus rehearsals which take place once a week during the T & D/advisory period. The choral workshop classes meet once every 8 days as part of the Special Area rotation. Choral workshop allows students to work on the details of their music and helps to refine their vocal skills in a small group setting. During these classes students will also learn basic music theory and ear training, and receive instruction through the use of technology. Chorus is a graded subject.
The 6th Grade Chorus meets every Thursday morning during T & D/advisory. This group learns the basics of singing 2 and 3 part music in preparation for concerts and their future involvement in the 7th and 8th grade chorus.
The 7th Grade Chorus meets every Wednesday morning during T & D/advisory and 8th Grade Chorus meets every Tuesday morning during T & D/advisory. This is a continuation of the musical experiences gained in 6th grade.
CLICK HERE for the Course Expectations and Mr. Graser's Biography
Rosettes & Close Harmony:
Rosettes and Close Harmony are auditioned groups which rehearse strictly after school. Auditions take place in May and June. The groups range in size from 16 to 20 members each and include only 7th and 8th grade chorus members. Members of these groups must commit to the after school rehearsals, as they are the only means of learning and coordinating all of the music these groups perform.
In order to participate in the Close Harmony (boys) or Rosettes (girls) groups, you must be able to sing in harmony without musical accompaniment.
Each of these groups perform at the Winter and Spring Concerts, as well as some extra performances throughout the year. Any questions you may have can be directed to Mr. Graser personally or through email at the link provided above.