Summer Singers Registration

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Knightingales “Dry Bones”

Solo Results Christmas Program 2017

I want every single student who auditioned for a solo to know how very proud of you I am! I cannot begin to describe how happy I am for you to be so courageous regardless of the outcome. This is the most rewarding and at the same time difficult part for me. The rewarding part is hearing so many talented students and hearing the growth in their voices each year as well as their confidence growing! I do my very best to choose the students who had the best auditions. If your child usually has a solo but didn’t get one this time, it may be because of an audition that wasn’t as good as usual. If you notice some of the same names as years prior, that is because some students excel greatly in performance and singing and it is my job to showcase that. There are some new soloists this year and it makes my heart so happy to see that growth! Keep trying each year because you never know when it may be the song that fits you! Congratulations to each of you!

First Grade Soloists-

“What You Gonna Call That Pretty Little Baby?”- Lydia Thompson and Lauren Fonbah

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”-Ayla Hailston

speaking parts-Lennox Poe and Kay Elise Traywick

Third Grade Soloists-

“Mary Had A Baby”- Naomi Kelley, Coleson Gooch and Marley Brown

Fifth Grade Soloists-

“Jingle, Jingle, Jingle”- Regan Simmons and Lissy O’Kelley

Knightingales Soloists-

“Blue Christmas”-Patrick Maddox

“Jingle Jingle” Country Cowboy- Gabe Jones, Payton Huntsaker and Georgio Alcantara

“Suzy Snowflake”-Brittain McClure ( girl you rocked that song!!!!)

“Suzy Snowflake (before Suzy sings)- Lilly Blevins, Caroline Neighbors, Sarah Baird, Claire Casey and Payton Walker

Speaking Parts (I’ll give specifics when we get to school)-

Sophia Bagley, Ali Mims, Adam Brooks

“Someday At Christmas”- Kyle Brown and Shane Strickland

Congratulations everyone! I am so proud of all of you!

2nd grade solo results

I wanted to post over the weekend but being Easter weekend we were enjoying our family time and I wanted to wait and post when the school week started again. Thanks to all of the amazing students who were so brave to audition! Choosing soloists is always so difficult. All of the music can be found here on my blog under “Grade Level Rehearsal Music”  Here are the results:

Speaker 1- Emilee Hartsfield (I’ll send home lines)

Speaker 2 and 3- Abby Edwards (I’ll send home lines)

Speaker 4- Erin Talley (I’ll send home lines)

“There is Nothing Like A Dame”-Isaac Erwin, Nathan McDuff, Joseph Walker, Austin Armstrong

“I Cain’t Say No”- Addie Marlow

“Dreamgirls”-Katie Ann Shepherd and Caroline Carter

“Thank Heaven for Little Girls”- Brandon Shin

“Phantom”-Coleson Gooch

“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”-Naomi Kelley

“What I Did For Love”-Marley Brown

“Day By Day”-Noah Ripple, Cooper Stein

4th grade “Fifty Nifty United States” link

I will be listening to 4th grade classes next week to see which class is most prepared to sing this song! The class winner will get a popsicle party! Here is the link:


Dollywood Solo Results

“Made in the USA” solo results for Dollywood

Surfin’ Safari- Shane Strickland

Johnny Angel- Emily Denton

Little Old Lady from Pasadena- Regan Moore

Leader of the Pack (solo)- Ali Mims, speaking part #1-Lissy O’Kelley, speaking part #2-Ella Carlisle

Hang On- Drew Gottlieb, Patrick Maddox and Law Carbonie (sing as a trio)

God Bless the USA-Brayden Rives, (From the lakes…) Reagan Simmons (across the plains of Texas….) Payton Walker,(from Detroit down to Houston…..) Mara Paulk (There’s pride in every American heart…)

*Everyone who auditioned, be ready in case someone is sick or cannot be there for any reason. Thanks so much!!


Solo Results

This week has been full of excitement listening to all of the wonderfully talented students at MLES! Solo auditions are always fun and the students are filled with excitement and nervousness all at the same time! I can never describe how difficult it is for me to choose soloists for each show that we have. I wish I could pick everyone, but then that wouldn’t be a solo! I had so many students that I could tell practiced and worked hard and took the audition very seriously. They knew every single word and sang very confidently. There were many who have an amazing voice, but didn’t know the words, so of course I tell them that next time they need to remember to practice. But, I could not be more proud of all of them for having the courage to get up in front of their peers and sing on a microphone alone. That in itself already makes them a winner. I genuinely pick the one’s that I feel will represent us well on stage and who know the lyrics. It doesn’t matter to me if they’ve already had a solo in the past. If they do the best, they get the solo. I had one solo this year that only one person auditioned for, so that one was easy! That usually doesn’t happen. The Knightingales pretty much all decided to audition for the same song, so that made my decision very difficult.  I am very fair with my choosing. Here are the results……

1st Grade “When Christmas Comes to Town”

Asher Welch and Julia Nascimento

3rd Grade “Believe”

Jack Turner, Emma Smith, Addison Keesee, Sofia Robertson

3rd grade “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Tap Dance– Alexa Chafin, Brennan Carmack, Ali Spray, Emily Wilbourne, Sadie Wilson, Jenna Wolfe

Dancers– Barrett Ponce and Karter Long

5th Grade “Grinch”

speaking part-Logan Sanders

solo-Vivian Barrett

Grinch (in costume)-Landon McLevaine

5th Grade “Where Are You Christmas”

Caleb Chapman, Emily Denton


“The Christmas Song”- Micah Mamood and Dominic Lins

“Christmas Baby Please Come Home”- Grayson Kerns, Carter Dotson, Drew Gottlieb, John Will Peterson, Patrick Maddox

“This Christmas”- Molly Kate Myers, Payton Walker, Brayden Rives, Law Carbonie

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Ali Mims

I can’t wait for you to hear everyone! The show is going to be fantastic! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Concert Dates!!!

Our Holiday Concert will be on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30pm @ Metropolitan Church

Our Spring Concert will be on Tuesday, May 16 @6:30pm @ Metropolitan Church

Knightingales informational letter and application


Welcome back to Music Class

I am so excited about music classes this year! We will be learning to play instruments, sing and movements with rhythm. We use a wonderful music curriculum called “Quaver Music”. You can access Quaver by going to You will sign up and log in. This will be your own Quaver account and you can play music games and interact with students from all around the world!

Knightingales will meet on Thursday mornings from 7:15-7:40 in the music room. You can sign up for Knightingales if you are in 4th and 5th grade. I will be in the gym at ‘meet the teacher’ for students to sign up. I have wonderful things planned for us this year!!

I will be teaching voice lessons this year as well. Please visit me at “meet the teacher” to get your form and to sign up. When the spots are filled, I cannot take any other students. I will be teaching on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00, Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 and Thursdays will be 2 classes. The first will be 3:00-4:00 and the second will be 4:10-5:10. (this is open to 6th and 7th graders as well).