Newtown Middle School Choral Program

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  • By joining a choir at Newtown Middle School, you are taking a big step to belong to some of the largest student groups at the school.  More importantly you are setting yourself up for an exciting year filled with concert performances at both NMS and CRNorth, festival opportunities (like County Choir and Vocal Thunder), a New York theatre trip (optional), and a music competition at Dorney Park.

    Attendance:  Perfect attendance is expected by all singers, unless you are absent from school, of course.

    RA period priorities are as follows:

    1.  Music Rehearsals (Band, Choir, Orchestra)

    2.  Make up tests / Academic help

    3.  Clubs and other Organizations

    4.  Other commitments

    Singers may also participate in Orchestra and/or Band.  A schedule will be designed for these musicians.

    Concerts:

    Winter:  Monday, December 17th – All choral and string groups in same concert.

    Spring:  Monday, May 6th, at NMS - Middlemasters, String Ensemble, and Jazz Band “Under the stars”.

    Spring:  Friday, May 17th, at CR North – Choraliers and YMVE combine with High School/Elem groups.

    Festivals:

    Vocal Thunder – boys only, by invitation.  Friday, November 16, 2018 at Pennsbury HS.  Fees apply.

    BCMEA (Bucks County Music Educators Association) – selected from Middlemasters, by invitation.  Auditions on Tuesday, January 8th at New Hope-Solebury HS.  Festival on March 14th, 15th, 16th in Central Bucks.

    Dorney Park – all choirs, orchestra, jazz and concert bands participate.  Friday, May 31, 2019.  Fees apply.

    Uniforms:  All singers wear the NMS performance uniform.  Seventh graders will be fitted later this Fall and a modest cleaning fee will be collected.  Eighth graders should still have their uniform from last year, larger sizes for trade up will be made available later this Fall.