• CHORUS-MJS

    SYLLABUS 

    Mrs. Ariana Ciolino

     Auditorium

    ciolinoa@madisonnjps.org 

     

    Introduction:

    I would like to welcome you to chorus!  In my class, we will learn how to sing, perform and read music!  We will learn the fundamentals of music through lecture, performance and interaction. 

    Materials:

    Notebook  25%

    Pencil         25%

    Eraser        25%

    Folder          25%

    *There will be random material checks that will count as a homework grade.

     

    Classroom Rules:

     

    Along with the school rules, these are the rules that have been established in each class:

    1.         Be Respectful

    2.         Be Prepared

    3.         Keep hands, feet, objects and words to yourself

    4.         Raise your hand and do not call out

    5.         Stay on task

    6.         Follow safety rules and procedures

     

    Consequences:

    1st offence: First Warning

    2nd offence: 20 pts off participation grade

    3rd offence: Send out to TOR/Parental Contact

     

    *Participation/discipline counts for 50%.  Please be advised that 2nd and 3rd offences WILL affect your grade!

     

    **I will not tolerate any disrespect in my class.  I will not tolerate any student engaging in behavior that is not in the best interest of the class. 

     

    Grading Policy:

    Participation/Discipline: 50%

    Homework/Notebook/Material Check: 25%

    Test/Quiz: 25%

    *Please note that I may randomly check a “DO NOW” or “DO LATER” assignment which will count as homework grades.

     

     

     

    FAQ:

    When does chorus meet?Please fill in:

    6th grade=                 

    7th grade=            
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    How many concerts are there?

    There are 3 required concerts during the year.

    Winter Orchestra/Chorus Concert- Wednesday- December 12 @7:45pm
    Spring Orchestra/Chorus Concert- Thursday, May 23 @6:30pm
    Mega Music Palooza- Saturday, May 18 @11-4pm
    Please note- YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CONCERTS!!!
     
     

     
    Please note that if you have an unexcused absence from a concert ( determined by the teacher and/or admin. ), 20 pts will be deducted from your overall grade.  You can choose to do a make-up assignment to regain 10 of those points.  If you have an excused absence from a concert, you will need to do a make-up assignment and points WILL NOT be deducted from your grade.

    The 8th grade chorus will also be performing in a music festival in May during school.  
     

    What is concert dress?

    Girls: Knee length black skirt ( or longer ) or back pants, black shoes and a white blouse.

    Boys: Black pants, black shoes and a white button down shirt with a long tie.

    Note: ALL CONCERT ATTIRE MUSIC BE DRESS CODE APPROPRIATE.


    Where do I keep my music?

    Your music will be kept in a folder and stored in the auditorium.  You will be assigned a number.  The music in these folders is NOT to go home, as it will be original copies.  If you would like to take it home to practice I will provide you with a photocopy that MUST be returned after the concert.

     

    What else do I need for chorus?

    You will need a pencil, eraser, folder and notebook for class each day.  You may find it useful to get a binder so that you can keep everything together.

     

    Can I earn extra credit in this class?

    Yes! Extra credit can be earned by attending a live musical performance of any kind.  You must bring me a program or ticket stub as well as a 1 page typed reflection of the performance.  The extra credit will be added as 1 point to your overall grade.  You may earn up to three points per marking period for each live performance you attend.

     

    So, what kinds of things will affect my grade?

    Being late

    Unprepared

    Bad behavior/Unwilling to participate

    Please note: If your chorus grade drops to a 70 or below and/or you have 3 or more TOR’s you may not be able to sing in the concert.  This could result in a failing grade.

    Remember, everyone starts each marking period with an A! Keep it that way!!!

     

    IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE ME AFTER SCHOOL, SEND ME AN EMAIL OR CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.  You and your parents can contact me at…

    ciolinoa@madisonnjps.org

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    Call my extension from the school number at X7664

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As a student, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations in the MJS Chorus Syllabus and will promise to give my best effort as a musician.

     

    Student Signature___________________________________________________________

     

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    As a parent, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations that my child has as a member of the MJS chorus and will do my best to encourage my child in their musical studies.

     

    Parent Signature___________________________________________________________

     

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