Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual
Holiday Concert 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:00 P.M.
Order of performance:
6th Grade Band
Junior High Concert Band
High School Choir
High School Concert Band
Youth Choir will warm in the high school band/choir room at 6:30. After we perform, please take your seat with your family. Choir members who are also in 6th grade band will get their instruments and join the band on stage to warm and perform. After the HS concert band has concluded their program, you are free to go.
Attire: jeans and choir t-shirt. Middle School band members may change if time permits and you have discussed it with Mr. Keller.
HS Choir will warm in the high school band/choir room at 6:30 with the youth choir. Immediately after the FYC performance, return to the choir room to run through music and get lined up. We perform after the Junior High Concert Band. After our performance please sit with your FAMILY, after we have a brief meeting in the cafeteria.
Attire: All concert black.
Ladies– black blouse, black skirt, or black DRESS pants. (Leggings are not dress pants, do not wear them). If you choose to wear a skirt, you must accompany it with a black panty hose or black tights. No part of your attire should distract from your performance. Look classy.
Gentlemen- black dress pants, black dress shirt, black tie. Look classy.
*If you are on tear-down crew, please stay and help fold chairs and move equipment. Bonus points are available. A set-up crew is also needed at 5:30. Sign up on Mr. Keller’s office window to receive credit.
*It is asked that all performers stay for the entire concert. It is only polite and good concert manners. Only students excused in advance may leave before the end of the concert. Please treat other performers as you would like to be treated.
*SIT WITH YOUR FAMILY when not performing. Complaints have been received about large groups of students sitting in the back of the gym making TOO MUCH NOISE while other groups are performing. You are expected to use your BEST CONCERT MANNERS, students.
*Students are asked to be on their best behavior while not performing. There is NO reason to talk while another group is performing. Please only leave the gym between groups unless it is an emergency.
If, per chance, severe weather is imminent, watch your regular TV station, and/or check the choir web page (www.tcoopermusic.org), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairbankschoir) or check your INTANT ALERT. Students SHOULD know of any cancellations before school is over, but if it gets bad after school, these are your methods of information.
Break a leg! Be precise, be passionate, have fun, and MAKE MUSIC.
Fairbanks High School Concert Choir Members and Parents:
Thursday 10/8 5pm
- I’m inviting any choir student that is able to help tie dye shirts to stay after school/practices to help tie their shirts for the concert.
- I will provide snacks for students. (Provide your own drinks)
- Take your shirt home with you. Shirts will need to be washed individually at home in cold cold water . Mrs. Cooper will take home any shirts that are left over and wash.
Tuesday 10/13 (concert day)
- Extra Credit points to help set up AND tear down. Set up will start at 3pm after school. Please write a note just in case your son/daughter needs to ride with me or Mr.Keller for set up to the pavilion. Tear down will happen when the concert is over.
- 6pm warm ups at the pavilion (do the best you can at getting your son/daughter there as soon as you can- I know there are practices going on)
- Students wear jeans and tie dye tshirt
- We are performing last- so approx around 7:15pm
- Concert should last approx.60 mins.
- Bring a lawn chair as there are not many seats available- bring your dinner if you wish and enjoy an evening of great music!
Field trip permission slips and $5 due by Nov.6.
Youth Choir is opening back up for NEW members!!!
January 6th will be our first rehearsal after break.
If you are in grades 4-8 and interested in joining the choir, please fill out the following forms and turn into the office by January 8:
1. Fairbanks Youth Choir Information Form
2. T-shirt order form with payment (checks made out to: FES)
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If you’d like to join the Fairbanks Youth Choir
please click on the following forms and fill them out and turn in to Mrs. Cooper.
Rehearsals start on September 9, 2014!!!
What you’ll need:
-black 1/2 inch binder w/ clear plastic view cover
-information form completed
-Love for making music with friends!
Youth Choir information and sign ups will be available at both
Elementary and Middle School
Fairbanks Youth Chorus 2014-2015
*Tuesday and Thursday 3:15-4:30
This is not just a singing chorus. Students will experience Boomwhacker Ensemble, Orff Ensemble, and experience African Drumming during rehearsals or for a performance!!
Who: Any student in grades 4-8 may join the chorus. Chorus members are ambassadors of Fairbanks Local Schools and are thus expected to demonstrate excellent behavior, attitude, academic performance, and school and rehearsal attendance. The chorus is directed by Fairbanks’ music teacher, Mrs. Cooper.
What: The chorus will have various performance opportunities throughout the school year including holiday concerts, nursing home visits, and others. This is a great learning opportunity for the students and a great way to serve our community.
When: Chorus will take place throughout the school year in Mrs. Cooper’s music room. A parent meeting is scheduled on Thursday Sept. 4th at 7pm in FES Media Center. Chorus will start on September 9th . There will be a voice check just to see where the student’s voice is currently. This is NOT an audition.
Where: The chorus will rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday after school (3:15-4:30) in the music room. There will be a variety of performance opportunities throughout the school year that will occur in various locations. Wednesday rehearsals may be added in preparation for upcoming concerts if needed
Why: Chorus is fun! Music games will be incorporated as warm ups and for students to just have fun! Children involved in chorus learn proper singing technique, the importance of responsibility and teamwork and develop improved self-confidence.
What you will need:-A black 1″ binder with a clear plastic front cover. -Performance t-shirt that is worn all year. Order forms will be available.-Snack for after school (please keep it quick and concise) -A positive attitude, a love for music, and an open mind!!!
Here’s an updated FYC rehearsal schedule:
May 5- Concert (be in band room around 6:45pm)
May 6- NO REHEARSAL
May 8- NO REHEARSAL
May 12- CONCERT (band room around 6:45 if you’re not in band)
May 15- END OF YEAR PARTY!!!!!!! (after school till 4:30)
FES Spring Concert
1st grade 2nd grade
5th grade Youth Choir
Monday, May 5th @ 7:00 pm
- Students will report a HS classroom beginning at 6:30pm.
- No sooner please, as no one will be in the room with them.
- Signs will be posted so you know where to go
- Please dress nicely. Preferably no jeans, tennis shoes, short/sweats, etc.
- 5th grade: ALL BLACK!!!! (youth choir wear tshirt over top
- YOUTH CHOIR: report to the band room at 6:40pm. Then you are to sit with your family after your perform. (5th graders go find your class; who are waiting in a HS classroom).
*Students that participate in the concert that evening
will earn bonus points!!