Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Year – New Music!

It’s January, and that means it’s time to start new songs! We are preparing music for the All District Choral Festival, where we will sing for and with high- and middle-school choirs from all over Poway school district. This is a great chance for us to see and hear what other schools are doing, and to let them see what we can do!

Our performance at the Festival will be evaluated by two professionals, who will also give each group a few minutes of instruction to help us bring our performances up to the next level. We are evaluated on everything from how we sound to how we look and even how we behave, so this is our time to show how TPMS shines!

Another highlight of the Festival is singing the combined piece with ALL the choirs – hundreds of voices joined together in song! This year the selection is “Run Mary Run” arranged by Brian Tate. It’s a fabulous arrangement of a traditional African-American Ring Shout unlike anything we’ve done so far that I think the kids are going to have an exciting time performing.

The Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mt. Carmel HS from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Yes, this means FIELD TRIP!! It is an excused absence from the first and second classes of the day and first RAM/Lunch (sorry, but you will be expected to make up any classwork and homework you miss).

Parents are welcome to attend the festival. If we are given the schedule in advance we will let you know so that you may plan to be there for our performance.

Later in March – Tuesday, March 28th – we will join PHS for the Festival Concert. This concert will feature all the PHS choirs and TPMS performing at their highest levels. It will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the PCPA. Ticket information will follow as soon as it is available.

We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. Come see the results in March!

P.S. Choir students should check out the “Resources” tab for handy practice aids.