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

Knightingales

“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

2016-17-Knightingales-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 www.quavermusic.com. 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).

Summer Singers Information

Great job to all Summer Singers in both camps so far!! I have had so much fun with everyone! Here are the details for Chelsea’s Big Kaboom and the “Teen Beach Movie” camp at Metro Church.

  1. Big Kaboom- Sunday, July 3 for “American Pop Forever” campers. Be at the stage area in the big field in the Chelsea Park neighborhood at 7pm. Look for me, I”ll be there at 7pm. You do not need to find me before that time. Wear Summer Singers t-shirt and shorts. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Chelsea Park is located in Chelsea off of highway 280. Going 280 from Chelsea towards Harpersville, it will be on your right. Its a big clock tower and you turn there. Turn in the  first left that you see with houses and there is a field area. Tents will be set up. I recommend getting there before 7 because of traffic and parking. (if it is raining, I’ll post updates on my blog as to whether or not it will still be going on Sunday night.)
  2. “Teen Beach Movie” camp. This is at Metropolitan Church located at 2800 Metropolitan Way in Birmingham off of Acton Road. The camp is July 11-14 from 8:30-12:30. You can fill out paperwork when you bring your child. All of my Summer Singers campers have been invited to participate for FREE! Thank you to a wonderful man who generously gave scholarships to everyone! I hope to see you there!

Summer Singers “American Pop Forever”

Camp starts on Monday, June 27-July 1. Please walk your child in to the MLES foyer and complete registration. You can send a snack with them if you would like. Campers can be brought to the school starting at 8:30. Camp goes from 8:30-12:30. Please click on the “Summer Singers” tab at the top of the page to listen to the music for the camp.

Summer Singers Info

Cinemagic begins Monday June 6 at 8:30 am at MLES. Please walk your child in that morning to settle your balance for the camp.

Young Voices Festival Schedule

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Here is the schedule for the weekend.

SOLO RESULTS FOR 2016 SPRING SHOW

I have had more than 150 children audition for solos this week! Whew!! This is one of the most difficult parts of my job because I love them all! Congratulations to those who were chosen and thank you to those who practiced so hard at home to have a great audition!

Kindergarten- Frozen Music

“Love Is An Open Door”-John Thomas Bramwell and Morgan Brown

“In Summer”-(Olaf song)- Asher Welch

“Fixer Upper”- Bella Menotti, Tori Skrobis, Isabella Gooselby

“Let It Go”- Stella Howard and Macie Phillips”

Second Grade- Aladdin

“One Jump Ahead” (ending part)- Jenna Wolf, Anysa French

“Friend Like Me”- Jake Parrisher, Sadie Wilson

“Prince Ali”- Emma Smith, Hayley Gilbert, Sydney Roberts, Addison Keesee, Julie Jimenez, Sophia Bagley (All will sing the entire song)

“A Whole New World” -Sarah Baird, Sofia Robertson, Patton Knight

Quartet in “One Jump Ahead” (‘oh it’s sad the lad has hit rock bottom, being the Acraba on many rise in crime’) Victoria Bailey, Caroline Neighbors, Mia Kent, Caylee Cothron

Fourth Grade- The Princess and the Frog

“New Orleans” (beginning song)- Lily Wilson

“I’m Almost There”-Emily Denton

“Evangeline”- Andrew Jones

“When I”m Human”- Gabriella Skrobis, Vivian Barrett, Aylah Grappo, Helen Jimenez, Isabella Robertson (all will sing together)

“Dig a Little Deeper”- Arianna Soldevilla/Bay Brush

*Korbin Long will dress as the little old grandma and dance and act during “Dig A Little Deeper”.

*Frog Prince Costume/actor-Nicholas McCord

Congratulations to everyone!!!!!