Virtual Learning 2020-2021

Virtual Learning 2020-2021

A.C. Reynolds High School Chorus

Online Platform Intro Link

Phillip Haynie, conductor

e-mail: phillip.haynie@bcsemail.org  office: (828) 298-2500
*please contact Mr. Haynie either through email or Remind app and he will respond as soon as possible

Office Hours 7:30 – 9:00 am

Mixed Chorus 10:00 -11:00 am

*Lunch 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chorale 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Color Guard 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Technology Help Desk information:
Phone: (828) 255-5987
Email: helpdesk@bcsemail.org available Mon-Friday 8AM-6PM

Mr. Haynie will utilize Google Classroom, Zoom, Sight Reading Factory and Remind

Objectives

Choir members will:

  • Develop musical competencies: sight-singing, music theory, breathing and vocal production
  • Explore music from a historic and global perspective through the study of choral repertoire from various periods.  Students will, at some time, study text in a variety of languages.
  • Successfully perform choral repertoire for the school and community
  • Develop each singer's vocal abilities to the fullest potential
  • Encourage concert attendance and stimulate musical growth with the hope that students will continue their contact with music after graduation
  • Be prepared for evaluations of material covered during class, either by performance, or by written tests and individual vocal assessments.

Rehearsal, Performance & Attendance Policy 

All rehearsals and concert of the AC Reynolds High School choirs are mandatory.  Students must log in to Zoom with cameras on at the designated time each school day and must do so on time. tardiness and absences will be recorded as though we were face to face in the classroom and students will be held to traditional attendance expectations.  If a student exceeds the allotted amount of absences from class and does not make up lost rehearsal time, they will not be allowed to perform at any choral concert, festival or contest. The Chorale and the Madrigal Singers are advanced ensembles and will be expected to participate in many after school commitments and are required to participate in any honor choir, all state, contest or regional choral festival that is selected for that given year.  Please understand that these rules are in place so that our choirs can be as successful as possible.

Participation in Honors Chorus and All County Chorus

Returning Senior Members of Chorale will be offered audition spots for NC High School Honors Chorus first as it meets honors credit requirements for the ensemble.  All other available audition spots will be offered in order of seniority to other returning members.  For participation in All County Chorus, tenors and basses will be offered seats first at the request of the county to account for balance within the ensemble.  Then, the remaining seats will be offered by seniority keeping balanced soprano and alto sections in mind.  These rules are in place to accommodate limited seating for either event, balanced SATB ensembles and to honor academic requirements at the honors level.

Grading

*Students will be graded on the knowledge of the music in their folders and will be expected to pass all music before they will be allowed to participate in either the dress rehearsal, concert or any other performing opportunities presented throughout the course of the semester.  Music testing will proceed as follows for each class:

Chorale: Students will submit individual recordings through Google Classroom.  Only accompaniments will be acceptable in the recording – a cappella pieces will be submitted without a rehearsal track.

Mixed Chorus: Students will submit individual recordings through Google Classroom and will be allowed to use any provided rehearsal tracks as accompaniment.

*There may be at least one exam during the semester.  The test would cover Music Theory and/or Music History respectively. 

Expectations

·       Be on time for all events, including Zoom meeting times.  Absences and tardiness will be recorded just as if we were face to face in the classroom

·       Cameras must be on during zoom meetings and mics muted unless otherwise instructed

  • No foul or disrespectful language and be conscious of your surroundings when zooming
  • Please do not eat or chew gum in zoom meetings as we will be singing and gum, candy, mints, food, etc. are a choking hazard.  It is also a courteous and professional expectation, just as it would be in the classroom.
  • Be courteous to the instructor and to each other – everyone is expected to respect the rights, feelings and opinions of others at all times
  • Each student is required to have access to all music supplied either electronically or printed at home
  • Excellent academic performance; if a student cannot maintain at least a C average in his or her general academics, participation in chorus will be limited and/or possibly denied until those grades can be raised.
  • Being in possession or under the influence of any tobacco products, vaporizers, drugs or alcohol is in direct violation of school and county policy.  The use of said products is also harmful to the body and vocal mechanism limiting both your own success in this class and the success of the entire ensemble.  Any student found using or possessing these products are subject to school penalties and will be placed on restricted participation and may possibly be completely removed from the choral program by the conductor.
  • All chorus students are expected to follow all A.C. Reynolds High School regulations and policies.  All students should read the students handbook and become familiar with all school rules and regulations.  The attendance policy is in effect for all classes.

 

Performance Attire

All students in the A.C. Reynolds Choral program are expected to wear the required performance outfit - no exceptions.  Mr. Haynie will be sure to tell you when It is recommended to start looking for these required items in the event we are allowed to begin giving live performances. If there are any issues in obtaining these items, please contact Mr. Haynie as soon as possible and he will help however he can.

CHORALE: Options for performance attire are as follows:

1.    Black performance dress, pearl necklace and close-toed, solid black dress shoes.  A link to the dress we use and pearls is listed

Dress: https://www.stageaccents.com/women-s/formal-dresses/aida.html

Pearls:https://www.stageaccents.com/women-s/accessories/single-pearl-necklace-16-inches.html

2.    Black suit (dress pants and jacket)  or standard tuxedo with a white, long-sleeved, wing tip collared, button down dress shirt, black belt, black socks and black dress shoes.  A specific black vest and bowtie is also required with this performance outfit. A link to the company where you can get al of these items is listed.

Tux: https://www.stageaccents.com/men-s/show-choir-vests/premier-tux-ensemble-290.html

Vest: https://www.stageaccents.com/men-s/show-choir-vests/tuxedo-vest.html

*long hair must be styled up and away from the face and no jewelry other than pearls, class rings, watches or other academic regalia may be worn in performance


MIXED CHORUS: 
Options for performance attire are as follows:

1.    Black performance dress.  A link to the dress we use is listed.

Dress: https://sepapparel.com/corelli-concert-choir-dress.html

2.    Solid Black, long sleeved button-down dress shirt, solid black dress pants, black belt, black socks, solid black dress shoes and solid black neck tie.

BEGINNING CHORUS: Options for performance attire are as follows:

1.    Solid black, long sleeved shirt, solid black dress slacks, black belt, black socks and solid black dress shoes

2.    Solid black dress or skirt with a floor length or below the knee length hem and solid black, close-toed dress shoes. With skirts, a solid black dress shirt would be required and for hems higher than floor length, solid black tights must be worn.  All separates must meet school dress code

*long hair must be styled away from the face and no jewelry other than pearls, class rings, watches or other academic regalia may be worn in performance