STATE CHORAL FESTIVAL
What is it?
State Choral Festival is for choirs who have earned a Division I Rating at District Choral Festival! It is an honor to be invited to participate. Very few middle school choirs are invited each year and it is especially an honor for a 6th Grade Choir to be invited. Each choir will perform 3 musical selections in front of a panel of 4 judges. The judges for State Choral Festival are the most respected Middle School, High School and College Choral Directors in our state and country. In the past Anchor Bay Choirs have been adjudicated choral professors from U of M, MSU, Texas A&M, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, St. Olaf's Choir College in Northfield, Minnesota and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Each judge will give the choir written comments and 1 judge will give the choir verbal comments in a clinic situation immediately following the performance. Middle School Choirs do NOT receive a rating at State Choral Festival. The workshop with the adjudicator following their performance AND listening to other groups perform is the best part of this educational experience for our students. Participation in District and State Choral Festival raises the self-confidence level of the individual singers as well as the entire choir. It can help to instill a sense of pride in the choral program and the school.
Volunteers: I will need at least 2 volunteers per choir to act as monitors on the school bus and to sit with the choirs in the audience when they are NOT on stage performing. To be a volunteer you MUST complete the district volunteer form, submit a photo copy of your driver's license and submit to a background check by Central Administration at least 10 days weeks prior to the event.
Monday, April 24 - North 3rd & 4th Hour Womens Chorus and and South Choir
Tuesday, April 25 - North 5th hour Choir and 6th Hour 6th Grade Choir
Monday. April 24 Tuesday, April 25
North 3rd & 4th Hour - 8:30 am North 5th Hour - 9:45 am
South - 9:45 am North 6th Hour - 10:45 am
All performances at Marysville High School - Free and open to the public
Permission Slip: please download the permission slip, complete and return by April 19, 2017