Richland Elementary Choir

We are happy to announce the beginning of rehearsals for the Richland Choir year beginning on Thursday, August 29.  The Richland Elementary choir is entering its 19th year under the direction of Mrs. Lisa Adams.  Mrs. Adams is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she received a BA in Music Education (instrumental and vocal) kindergarten through 12th grade.  Before coming to Richland she was the choir director/general music teacher in the Hughes school district and at West Memphis High School.  She served as the director of music at First United Methodist Church just prior to arriving at Richland.

The choir meets each Thursday from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the music room.  All students will need to be picked up, go to after school care in the cafeteria, or walk home immediately following rehearsal each Thursday.  There is no audition required but enthusiasm and an interest in becoming a better singer are a must! .

Because of the high standard that has been set and because we only meet once each week, we must use our time wisely. Therefore, excessive talking and horseplay will not be tolerated during our rehearsals.  Students will be dismissed from choir for repeated offenses of talking, not singing and/or horseplay.

Students are expected to be present for choir rehearsals.  A student will be allowed two (2) unexcused absences each semester.  An illness that results in checking out of school or missing the entire school day will be an excused choir absence.  Please notify me, through a phone call to the school or e-mail, if your student is going to be absent from rehearsal.

We have two concerts each year.  One the first semester and one the second semester.  The dates are on the attached choir schedule.  Our concerts will be held at the West Memphis Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the campus of The Academies of West Memphis. These are required performances and all choir students are expected to be present.  

There are also opportunities available for students to participate in optional performances and information will be sent home as those opportunities become available.

Please fill out the attached form if your student would like to be in choir.  Forms should be returned to Mrs. Adams or your child’s homeroom teacher.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Adams. Also, this information may be accessed on the Richland website.  Richland.wmsd.net 

Lisa Adams, director

Richland Elementary Choir

870-735-6443

Ladams@wmsd.net

 

 RICHLAND CHOIR PERMISSION FORM

 

Student Name:________________________________________________________________

Homeroom Teacher:____________________________________________________________

Grade:_________________________________________

Parent’s Name:________________________________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone #:__________________________   alternate #__________________________

Email Address:______________________________________________________________

Check one:  ______Car Rider         _____Walker              _____After School Care

 

As the parent/guardian of the above named student I give my permission for them to participate in the Richland Choir.  I understand that they are to be present for rehearsals, follow directions during rehearsals and be present for required concerts.  Furthermore, I understand that my student may only have 2 unexcused absences before they are removed from the choir roster.  Also, I understand that students are to be picked up promptly following each rehearsal.  (Rehearsals are from 2:45-3:30)

_________________________________________            _______________________

        Parent Signature                                                                                     Date

 

 

 

 Richland Elementary Choir

The first semester is over and the second semester of choir has begun.  It was a wonderful semester.   Thank you for your interest in joining the choir!

The choir meets each Thursday from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the music room.  All students will need to be picked up, go to after school care in the cafeteria, or walk home immediately following rehearsal each Thursday.  There is no audition required but enthusiasm and an interest in becoming a better singer are a must!  

Because of the high standard that has been set and because we only meet once each week, we must use our time wisely. Therefore, excessive talking and horseplay will not be tolerated during our rehearsals.  Students will be dismissed from choir for repeated offenses of talking and/or horseplay.

Students are expected to be present for choir rehearsals.  A student will be allowed two (2) unexcused absences each semester.  An illness that results in checking out of school or missing the entire school day will be an excused choir absence.  Please notify me through a phone call to the school or e-mail if your student is going to be absent from rehearsal.

Our spring concert will be Thursday, April 26.   This concert will be held at the West Memphis Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the campus of The Academies of West Memphis. This is a required performance and all choir students are expected to be present.

There are also opportunities available for students to participate in optional performances and information will be sent home as those opportunities become available.

Please fill out the attached form if your student would like to be in choir.  Forms should be returned to Mrs. Adams or your child’s homeroom teacher.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Adams. Also, this information may be accessed on the Richland website.  Richland.wmsd.net 

Lisa Adams, director

Richland Elementary Choir

870-735-6443

Ladams@wmsd.net

Choir Calendar

2019-2020

All regular choir rehearsals are held on Thursdays in the music room at Richland.

1st Rehearsal                August 29

No rehearsal-School Holiday                 October 31

Thanksgiving Holiday November 25-29

Richland Christimas Concert     Tuesday, December 17

7:00 p.m. PAC

No rehearsal on Thursday, December 19.

Christmas Holiday   December 20 early dismissal @ 2 pm through Friday, January 3.

No rehearsal                     Thursday, March 12

Parent Teacher Conference

Spring Break           March 23-27

SPRING CONCERT      Thursday, April 30

No rehearsals after our concert for the remainder of the year.  

Remember that there may be opportunities for students to participate in extra performances.  The ones listed here are for ALL students who rehearse and are a part of the Richland Choir.