Choir

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Middle School Choir

Rose Foster, Choir Director

Semester - Alternating M-W-F and T-Th Classes for boys and girls by semester
Grade 7 and 8 Boys
Grade 7 and 8 Girls

Students receive further development of concepts learned in music classes, kindergarten through sixth grades, through the study of basics of music, emphasizing music notation and terms, different forms and styles of music, viewing the composing and arranging efforts of other major composers, and how music engages all of the disciplines. Girls and boys deviate from singing in unison, to singing two-part harmony, in preparation for combining classes using four-part harmony in a mixed chorus, for performances at the end of each semester. Grades are determined by class contribution, rehearsal commitment, performance assessment and participation in all performances. Our major emphasis, however, is to touch hearts and minds, to inspire and encourage, to instill hope, and share the gospel of salvation.

Singing to impact spiritual purposes in performances affect change, not only in self, but is also a positive influence on all the community. The choir had an opportunity to bring cheer and good news to seniors at Manorcare Health Services In October, 2007, and sang at Jamestown Mall during a business conference in March, 2008, letting a resounding melody echo through the hallways, that, "We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

We endeavor to develop and deliver pleasing and melodic singing voices while applying Biblical principles in order to encourage and direct students to think about the sovereignty of using the voice to bring glory to God's name.

Colossians 3:16 states, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."