Congratulations to the new Mustang Singers! Our first rehearsal will be Oct. 24th from 4:20pm-5:30pm in the chorus room. You will get to know the new members of our ensemble and receive a tentative schedule. See you there!
Auditions for this year's Mustang Singers will be the first week of September. Students must be in chorus to audition, and auditions will be during class time. Rehearsal schedules will be available shortly. The group rehearses most Mondays from 4:20-5:30pm.
I'm looking forward to hearing this year's group! Break a leg at auditions!
Thank you to the Mustang Singers who were present for rehearsal yesterday, 3/20. Much was discussed including the rehearsal expectations, rehearsal schedule, and Big Shanty details. Many items were distributed including all of the above plus Big Shanty maps, permission slips, and instructions to make sure you are signed up for Mustang Singers reminders throughout Remind. Here are the details again:
Mustang Singers, Spring 2017
BIG SHANTY CONCERT PREP
Blue jeans or shorts, black mustang singers shirt, any shoes
* In the event of inclement weather, we will not perform. We will reschedule a small performance for our friends and family in that event. Please make sure you are signed up to receive Remind texts for Mustang Singers. In the event of cancelation, a text will be sent to the group, and the Mustang Singers blog page will be updated to reflect cancelation.
Permission slips were distributed at rehearsal. See Ms. Hemmings if you need another. See below for additional important info.
Congrats to those Mustang Singers chosen to participate in the Black History Month Program Project. Please try your very best to be at all rehearsals, as there are not that many!
I am embedding videos below that you can listen to to begin familiarizing yourself with the music as I create something tangible to look at.
Small group singers on "A Change is Gon' Come", we will determine who sings what verse at our next rehearsal (Feb. 6th) , so come prepared to claim the one you want!
Everyone else in the large group, spend time listening to "Maybe God is Trying to Tell You Something". We stop at the 2 minutes 45 seconds mark. If you are interested in the solo, spend lots of time listening!
Monday, January 30th: 4:20-5:30pm
Monday, February 6th: 4:20-5:30pm
Monday, February 13th: 4:20-5:30pm
Tuesday, February 14th: 4:20-6pm
Monday, February 20th: NO REHEARSAL
Monday, February 27th: 4:20-6pm
Wednesday, March 1st: Dress Rehearsal/ TIME TBD
Thursday, March 2nd: PERFORMANCE/ TIME TBD
A link to the Sam Cooke lyrics video is below. The protest views expressed in the video are not necessarily those of the CCSD or Ms. Hemmings, but this video is a helpful tool because of the superimposed lyrics.
Maybe God is Trying to Tell You Something Excerpt Lyrics:
Yes, yes, yes, yes, Lord, yes
Oh, yes, my soul, my soul says yes
If I were you, I would say yes, speak, Lord. Speak to me.
Oh, Speak, Lord. Won't you speak to me?
I was so blind, I was so lost until you spoke to me
Oh, speak, Lord. Speak, Lord. And hear my mind,
Oh, with your word, heal my soul
Oh, speak, Lord. Speak to me. Speak, my Lord.
I love you, Lord. Save my soul
Can't sleep at night and you wonder why
Maybe God is trying to tell you something
Crying all night long, something's gone wrong
Maybe God is trying to tell you something
Oh, you can't sleep at night and you sure wonder why
Maybe god is trying to tell you something
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Mustang Singers, here is a link to your practice tracks for the Winter Concert Series. Please also review the dates for ALL of the rehearsals and performances. Routinely missing rehearsals and missing performances will be grounds for dismissal from the group. Please respect our time, and make sure you put these dates on your calendar. Please also pay close attention to pick up times after rehearsal. Students are routinely being picked up 30-45 minutes after rehearsals have ended, and this can not continue. That being said, I am very excited about our next project, and you really rocked the Halloween concerts. Thank you! MUSTANG SINGERS ROCK!
Mustang Singers Winter 2016
Monday, November 7th: 4:20-5:30pm
Monday, November 14th: NO REHEARSAL (7th/8th Grd Honor Chorus)
Monday, November 21st: NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving Break)
Monday, November 28th: 4:20-5:30pm
Monday, December 5th: 4:20-5:30pm
FRIDAY, December 9th: 4:20-6pm (SPECIAL REHEARSAL)
SATURDAY, December 10th: Christmas at Piedmont Concert/11am Call Time, 12pm Concert
Monday, December 12th: 4:20-5:30pm
Tuesday, December 13th: Holiday 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Concert at PMMS (Featuring the Mustang Singers at 7:30pm) 6:30pm Call Time (for 6th Grd)
Monday, December 19th: 4:20-6pm (MUSTANG SINGERS HOLIDAY KARAOKE PARTY!
Thursday, October 27th:
WEAR YOUR MUSTANG SINGERS T-SHIRT, BLUE OR BLACK JEANS, ANY SHOES, AND HALLOWEEN ACCESSORIES!
Monday, October 31st: NO REHEARSAL
Mustang Singers, please find the link to our dropbox below and in the side bar to the right. When you go to the link, you should be able to access our rehearsal tracks. Rehearse your part regularly! Rehearsal tracks and music for your other pieces coming soon. See you October 3rd for our first real rehearsal!
Click the button below:
Check back next week for a complete list of our new members along with the calendar of events and rehearsals! 2016 is going to rock!
Mustang Singers, after a long wait, we will resume rehearsals on Monday, March 14th!
Big Shanty is our big spring performance. Please see the Spring Schedule below:
SPRING 2016 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
March 14th 4:20-5:30pm
March 21st 4:20-5:30pm
March 28th 4:20-5:30pm
April 4th No rehearsal (Spring Break)
April 11th 4:20-5:30pm
April 15th 4:20-6:30pm (Final Rehearsal/ Bring a snack-this is a longer rehearsal)
BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL
APRIL 16th, 2016
Meet up: 2:15pm by the Depot Stage
Performance: 3-3:30pm on the Depot Stage, Downtown Kennesaw
Uniform: Mustang Singers t-shirt, jeans, any shoes
Paper copies of the schedule will be distributed in chorus classes this week in addition to a recommitment letter for spring semester. I can't wait to get started!!
is the director of the Mustang Singers and director of choral activities at PMMS.