Grayslake Music

YOUR WEEKLY MUSIC NEWS UPDATE September 8th-12th, 2014

MADRIGAL CHOIR
Madrigal Choir is a selected ensemble that learns to sing a wide variety of non-accompanied choral literature. Madrigal choir helps students fine tune pitch accuracy and a wide range of rhythmic skills.

Auditions: Monday, September 22nd and Tuesday, September 23rd students will audition in pre-registered time slots located outside the choral room door. This will be posted on Friday, September 12th. No activity fee is due at the time of audition.

Activity Fee: Once the ensemble has been selected all activity fees are due 2 weeks after posting. $50.00 coverage of selected uniform, music, accompanist and guest vocal coach.

Madrigal Choir Rehearsal Schedule: Weekly Mondays from 3:20-4:30

Madrigal Rehearsal Dates: Oct. 6th, 20th, 27th. Nov. 3,10, 17, 24. Dec. 1st (Skip 8th due to Musical Dress Rehearsal) and Final Rehearsal Dec. 15.

Final Performance: Monday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m. Students will wear pre-assigned costume and change in between performances of ensembles to concert black uniform.

GMS Information regarding musical dates and audition process and application.
Download file "GMS Winter Musical Parent News.pdf"

PIZZA!!! PIZZA!!
WE are ready to start our "1" and only fundraising event for the school year. Ask your child on Wednesday regarding our Pizza Kits order forms. AMAZING Pizza!!! for you and your family to enjoy.

STOP THE PRESS!!!! STOP THE PRESS!!!
GMS Band and Choir program to host the 2015 Music In The Parks weekends. Reminder this is not our performance dates!!! This is when we host other schools to compete. WE CANNOT COMPETE AT OUR OWN HOSTING SITE. We are very excited to again be selected from the Music Educational Network Company of Music In The Parks 2015.

Dear Parents:
I deeply am sorry for the confusion of our 2014-2015 choir and band contest and concert updates. We have now FINALIZED all of our information today. We were basically waiting on Music In The Parks to offer different dates due to the sizes of our performing ensembles and amount of students that we have involved here at GMS. Please take a look below for our CORRECT DATES and I will again go over this during our FALL CONCERT in October. WE ARE GOING BACK TO Friday, MAY 1ST AND Saturday, MAY 2ND

Contest Dates
I.G.S.M.A Solo and Ensemble Contest (Not a required activity, by student choice) Sat. February 7th at Beach Park, Illinois. Times of contest to be announced.

I.G.S.M.A District Music Festival (This is MANDATORY) for all students to participate. Friday, March 13th our GMS band program will go to contest between 3:00p.m. till 9:30 p.m. This includes; Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

I.G.S.M.A District Music Festival (This is MANDATORY) for all students to participate. Saturday, March 14th our GMS choir program will go to contest between 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. We have not received our performance times but as we get close we will send out all information. This includes; 7th Grade Treble Choir, 8th Grade Treble Choir.

I.G.S.M.A State Contest Festival April 24th and April 25th. Our bands always compete on Friday night and our Choirs always compete on early Saturday mornings.

HERE IS OUR CORRECT DATE FOR MUSIC IN THE PARKS AND FINALIZED!!!
Friday, May 1st for our Bands! Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Saturday, May 2nd for our Choirs! 7th Grade Treble Choir, Swing Choir, 8th Grade Treble Choir, Honors Select Choir.

Concert Dates:
Monday, October 20th 7p.m.
Monday, December 15th, 7p.m.
Monday, May 18th, 7p.m.

Thank you,
Mrs. Karen Novack


Download file "Chorus Back To School.pdf"

"YOUR A GOODMAN CHARLIE BROWN!!!" THIS YEARS WINTER MUSICAL PRESENTATION. A BRIEF INFORMATIONAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH FROM 3:20-4:00. THIS IS JUST TO RECEIVE GENERAL INFORMATION. THIS IS NOT THE TRYOUTS. THIS IS FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CAST, STAGE CREW AND PIT-BAND. THIS IS A MEET AND GREET THE HEAD DIRECTOR MRS. KAREN NOVACK

NEW NEWS FOR YOU!!!
The Grayslake Middle School Choir Facebook page is up and running. So is our Grayslake Middle School Band Facebook page. Please join. This is a great way to receive information regarding all school news and events going on with your child. How to join??? go to www.facebook.com and look for Grayslake Middle School Choir District #46 and join. or Grayslake Middle School Band.


Choir and Band Uniforms
New students to GMS performing ensembles are required to wear the following material. Black Dress Pants ( No Jeans, No Leggings), Black Dress Shoes, Black Dress Socks.

UNIFORM TOPS!!!!
A Black Ban Dress Tux Shirt for all new members or students who need different sizes will be ordered 1st week of September. Students who are in need are required to pre-pay upon fittings during rehearsal. A check is to be made to GMS Music Program. $22.50
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CHOIR AND BAND T-SHIRTS
Each year we come up with new and creative t-shirts for our GMS music students. Watch for details to come out the first week of school. We wear these during Spirit Fridays, Assemblies, Non-Formal performances, Music In The Parks, and just for fun!!! Watch for the new choral or band shirt to be on display.

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2014-2015 CHORAL AND BAND SCHEDULE HAS BEEN SET. CONTACT YOUR MUSIC DIRECTORS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
WE ARE TAKING EARLY PARENT INFORMATION FOR E-MAILING ROSTER FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR. ARE YOU A MEMBER OF OUR GMS PERFORMING ENSEMBLES? CONTACT YOUR DIRECTOR TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE E-MAIL ROSTER.

DAILY PERFORMING GROUPS DURING SCHOOL HOURS
WIND ENSEMBLE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE SELECT
SYMPHONIC BAND 8TH GRADE
CONCERT BAND 7TH GRADE
7TH GRADE TREBLE CHOIR
8TH GRADE TREBLE CHOIR
7TH AND 8TH GRADE JAZZ ENSEMBLE SELECT


AFTER SCHOOL PERFORMING ENSEMBLES
ROUTE 83 SHOW CHOIR MEETS MONDAYS FROM 3:20 TILL 4:30 (January-May)
7TH AND 8TH GRADE HONORS SELECT CHOIR MEETS WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6 P.M. TILL 7:30 P.M. (March-May)
JAZZ BAND 7TH AND 8TH GRADE MEETS MONDAYS FROM 3:20 TILL 4:30 (January-May)
PIT-BAND FROM OCTOBER - DECEMBER
PEP-BAND FROM SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER













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