Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School
Performing Arts Department
Choir - 2019-2020
Director: Mrs. Jaime Mangonon
COHS/EPMS Choir Director: Mrs. Christina Ball
COHS Director: Mr. Mike Mangonon
COHS Asst. Director: Ms. Bethany Moslen
Candidate Teacher: Mr. Andy La
Elk Grove Unified School District will provide a learning community that challenges ALL students to realize their greatest potential.
Academic Excellence – Personal Character – Civic Responsibility
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
The Visual and Performing Arts Institute is designed to provide students who have a strong desire and motivation in the arts with concentrated and focused study in a variety of Arts disciplines. The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Institute provides an atmosphere that fosters interdisciplinary connections found among all areas of artistic expression. Arts Institute students share experiences that recognize and value cultural diversity of artistic expression, and that nurture community within the arts. Arts Institute students also complete coursework outside their major area of interest, engage in community service that supports the Arts, and they maintain high academic standards. Students in the Arts Institute have access to career and college guidance and support in their regular academic classes.
This course is designed to expose students to the beginning concepts and skills of vocal music performance in a group setting. Students will learn the fundamentals of proper tone production and ensemble singing. In addition, special emphasis will be given to the art and practice of critical listening and writing using the vocabulary of music. Choral works from a wide variety of historical styles and genres will be blended to give the students a broad experience of the literature. Performances will give students opportunities to extend their learning and artist experience.
Students will be able to:
Letter grades will be given on the basis of:
*If a student is earning less than 80% for their weekly participation, they will not be permitted to perform for our Term Concert and will instead have an alternate assignment comprised of a written assignment and a presentation for the class.
EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Mrs. Mango will be prepared for each class, and will have materials and assignments organized prior to class meeting. Mrs. Mango will provide a safe environment for each student to learn and to realize his/her full potential. Lastly, Mrs. Mango will model, adhere to, and actively teach the Positive Learning Behaviors and Core Values listed here.
No one lives in isolation. Rather, we all live in community. This means that we all need to learn to live in harmony together as we journey through life. One way to do this is to diligently follow and adhere to these simple, yet profound rules of the choir room (and of life). (Please refer to the Student Handbook for an exhaustive list of behavioral expectations.)
Studies show that students who study music (and other arts) are more likely to be successful in life… and more able to achieve higher scores on standardized tests; more able to think critically and creatively; more apt to achieve their goals and dreams. The study of music makes us better students – better teachers – better citizens, and the skills and knowledge gained through performing arts such as vocal music enable every student to grow to his/her fullest potential FOR LIFE, not just for music. In short, Concert Choir will enrich your life!
Jaime Mangonon, Band/Choir Room; Synergy communication and email: firstname.lastname@example.org is always best (please allow 24 hours for a reply); phone: 916-683-7680, ext. 31920 (band office voicemail).
EPMS 7th and 8th Grade Concert Performance and Event Calendar 2019-2020
Term 1 Concerts:
Tuesday, October 1, EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Wednesday, October 2, EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Term 2 Concerts:
Tuesday, December 10- EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Thursday, December 12 EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Term 3 Concerts:
Wednesday, March 4 – EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Tuesday, March 3 - EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Saturday, March 7 - Middle School Band Festival (8th Grade Band) Sheldon High School, time TBA
Term 4 Concerts:
Tuesday, April 28, Platinum Paw Ceremony, 8th Grade Concert Band, @ EPMS 5-7pm
Wednesday, May 20 – End of the Year Concert #1 – 8th Grade Band + CO Jazz and Orchestra @ COHS PAC 7pm
Thursday, May 21 - End of the Year Concert #2 – All Vocal 7-12 @ COHS PAC 7pm
Friday, May 22 - End of the Year Concert #3 – 7th Grade Band + CO Bands @ COHS PAC 7pm
Friday, May 29 – 8th Grade Promotion – Perform for all 3 Promotion Ceremonies @ COHS Gym 8am-2pm
(more details to come)
Marching Wolves Events (All 8th Grade Band Members are the Marching Wolves plus Colorguard)
Friday, October 11, Marching Wolves play at COHS Football Game @ COHS 4:30-9pm
Saturday, May 2, Western Festival Parade, Marching Wolves, time TBA (usually 8:30am-11am)
Thursday, May 7, Spring Art Showcase, Marching Wolves @ EPMS 6-8pm
Saturday, May 9, Vallejo Band Festival, Marching Wolves, $ time TBA (usually 6am-1pm)
Other EPMS/COHS Wolfpack VAPA Events:
Most performances take place at the COHS Performing Arts Center (PAC) located on the north east corner of COHS.
*Black Box Theatre is located just south of the PAC with the entrance on Wolfpack Lane.
$ indicates that you have to pay to purchase a ticket.