Director - Catherine White KES Music Teacher
Chorus is an extracurricular activity available to all KES 2nd graders.
After School Rehearsals
Chorus rehearsals are held each Thursday from 2:20-3:30 pm in the music room. Rehearsals may be canceled or rescheduled due to early release dates or major events (Jump Rope for Heart, Field Trips, etc.).
Chorus students are required to wear a uniform for performances. This includes: navy polo ($15 paid to the school), black pants with solid black belt, and solid black dress shoes. Students will also need a red chorus t-shirt ($10 paid to the school) to wear for outdoor performances with khaki shorts or skirt and tennis shoes. Many of these items have been donated back to the KES chorus program by previous members and are available for free as a “rental” for those families in need.
Car riders/walkers must be picked up promptly at 3:30 in the bus port. Students not picked up by 3:45 will go to ASP and parents will be required to pay the fee ($10 registration, $7/day). Regular attending ASP students must be registered at KES only. Some daycares pick up after rehearsals if you coordinate. Check with your daycare provider for more information.
Are rehearsals/performances required?
Yes! Not only are students learning the songs, but they are also learning the importance of fulfilling a commitment. Chorus gives the students something to be proud of; performing gives them a chance to show off all their hard work from rehearsals! 2 unexcused absences from rehearsal or 1 unexcused absence from a performance will result in being dismissed from chorus. To be excused, a written note or e-mail must be received prior to the absence (when possible) explaining the reasoning (dr. appt, illness, out of town, etc.)
Cat White, M. Music Ed.
“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.” - Cheryl Lavender