Parents and Students,
Thank you for your generosity. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtful letters, emails, and gifts I have received over the past week from students and parents alike. HB is truly a wonderful place to work, teach, learn, and sing.
I wish you and your families all the best over the holidays. Please be safe in your travels, make a new friend, and spend some quality time with the old ones, too. I look forward to seeing you all in January for the next great chapter here at HB!
Just a few updates from H.B. Chorus:
Only students who were absent for the winter concert on December 7th are required to complete the Concert Make-Up Assignment on Schoology. To the best of my knowledge, students will have 1 attempt to complete the short essays and I have made these attempt "resumable" so students can come back to the test at any time. The final task on Schoology is to submit an audio OR video recording of themselves singing along with one of the concert videos (2 total songs). Assignments are due on Wednesday, 12/20 @ 11:00pm. Please let me know if you have any questions about this process.
Holiday Songwriting Project on Schoology and Noteflight
Every choir student has been writing their own rhythms and melodies on Noteflight, an online music notation software. The tasks for these assignments allow students to create their own musical ideas and here a computer playback of their musical choices (This aligns with our National Creating Anchor Standards). I will be posting some of the students' musical ideas up on our website: hbmsmusic.org ... They have come up with some really fun and interesting ideas so far! We will be concluding this project next week. I am updating grades regularly for the Schoology/Noteflight assignments so please let me know if you have any questions!
Next Event: Fundraiser Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings - January 24, 2017
Mark your calendars! Our next fundraiser night will be at Buffalo Wild Wings again on January 24th. I believe the corrected address for their new location is 501 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713. This event was a huge success in the fall and we are glad BWW's has agreed to partner with us again.
Enjoy the last weekend before the break!
Andrew Trites, H.B. Choral Director
Winter Concert 2017 - Watch Online Here: https://youtu.be/dbzwoCzm_LM?list=PLGzDK71X6CZUl7lVFR3uDPRvFB502NJ6g
Fantastic Job Choirs! The concert was a great success. I loved the tone quality, vowel matching, and musical choices each group made while on stage. I have received great feedback from many parents, teachers, and family members who attended the show. Thank you again for all your hard work and perseverance.
Special Thanks to Mrs. Letts for her help backstage and behind-the-scenes, our wonderful admin and teacher team from H.B. who came to support the students, our wonderful chaperones who helped with crowd control, and again our fantastic audience who supported us every step of the way.
Concert Make-Up Assignments
Make-Up Assignments will be posted on Schoology on Monday. Please remember I need a voice message, email, or written note from your parent or guardian so I can excuse your absence.
Students: Bring Your Chromebooks Every Day Starting Monday!
Along with some singing, we will be starting a new unit to wrap out the last two weeks before break. You will need your Chromebook every day this week and next!
Wednesday: Band Concert @ 7pm in the Cab Calloway Theatre
Come out and support Mrs. Letts and the H.B. Bands as they put on their Winter Concert this Wednesday, December 13th @ 7pm at Cab Calloway School. Let me know if you need directions or have questions about this event.
Have a Fantastic Snowy Weekend!
Andrew Trites, H.B. Choral Director
H.B. Winter Concert - 7:00pm on Thursday 12/7/2017
John Dickinson H.S. Auditorium - https://goo.gl/maps/6zofWKs67TS2
1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
Student Call Time: 6:00pm
Students Should Wear Concert Black & White Attire - goo.gl/BVLZeE
This is a mandatory and graded school event!
Concert Time: 7:00pm
Parent, Family, and Friends: Please join us for an evening of great music-making! As you are able, bring a dollar or two to support the Bake Sale presented by Me to We, one of H.B.'s great student service organizations.
I am looking forward to tomorrow evening! Please let me know what questions or concerns you have.
Congratulations Chamber Choir! Wow! What a fantastic performance... I cannot wait to share the judge's comments with you on Monday. Bravo and brava to all our performers:
Winter Concert is Thursday! Please let me know if you need another copy of the logistics email that was sent out earlier in the week or check out the choir blog page: http://www.hbmsmusic.org/choir-blog
Have a Great Weekend!
Andrew Trites, HB Choral Director
H.B. Choir Blog
Email updates are always archived here at the HB Choir Blog!