• Chorus                                                                                                                                       Piano 
     
    Chorus                Ms. Kathleen Powers                  piano
     
    Long Branch High School
    The School of Visual & Performing Arts
    kpowers@longbranch.k12.nj.us



    Classes:    Piano I/II, Piano III, Piano IV and Concert Chorus 
     
     
    SAP Days:
    If you need extra help in Piano & Chorus, Ms. Powers days are
    Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
     
    Section Leader Meetings:
    Concert Chorus section leaders will periodically meet
     every other Friday during SAP
    (The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month)
     
     
    After School Rehearsals:
    After School Rehearsals will be reserved for the benefit of the Concert Chorus & Piano Accompanists.
    Rehearsals will vary in purpose ... including sectional rehearsals (SATB), small ensemble practices, and for soloists.
    Mondays & Wednesdays (2:30 - 3:00) 
     
     
    Follow your bliss
    and doors will open to you that you never knew existed before.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Something to Think About:
    Efficient Practicing
     
     

           Attention All Parents & Students:
     
    #1
     
    App  * REMIND ME* App 
     
    Ms. Powers frequently uses the messaging app called Remind Me (Blue Sky, White Cloud).
     This app allows her to send brief messages to all students (parents are welcome too), from her cell phone to yours.
    This system of messaging becomes particularly important when related to updates regarding performances and field trips.
    (If you do not have a smart phone, be sure to exchange phone numbers with a classmate who will be able to relay important messages.) 


    Chorus Students & Chorus Parents sign up here:
    http://remind.com/join/68209

    Piano Students & Piano Parents sign up here: http://remind.com/join/a10168
     
     
    #2
     
    * GOOGLE CLASSROOM *
    Ms. Powers will be using Google Classroom this year to administer
    home and class work assignments, quizzes, projects, exit tickets, rubrics and surveys.
    Be sure to sign up to the classroom SPECIFIC to your class as noted below, using your LBHS email address. 
     
    Chorus Classroom Code is: 
     
    aulx26
     
     
     Piano I/II Classroom Codes are: 
      q3ruo9
     
     Advanced Piano III/IV Classroom Codes are:
    aphzgx
     
    #3
     
    * Smart Music *
    Login at http://admin.smartmusic.com/join
    Code is: VRU6F-QTNXQ
    All chorus members will use Smart Music to develop their vocal skills. 
    They will find weekly assignments (vocalise exercises & music) that they will practice and then submit for a grade.
     Students must use their LB school email only & make up a password that they will remember.
     
     
    #4
     
    Performance Attire: 
    When we perform in public, WE represent the Long Branch School District. 
     
    All Piano students must dress up for all public performances, particularly the two (2) mandatory evening recitals.
    (Concert attire is also a component of your Mid Term and Final Exam grades. See Ms. Powers early for approval.)
     
    Advanced pianists will perform more frequently during the school year.
    During these additional performances, you may either dress up or if in the building, wear your 'best' school uniform.
     
    All Chorus students  must acquire the white chorus polo shirt to be used as part of our 'Black & White' concert attire.
    (This polo shirt fulfills the school's dress code, and is embroidered with the school crest.)
    Get your White Chorus Polo Shirt at
    Art's Embroidery
    in the strip mall across from Walgreens on Monmouth Road / Rte 36
    W. Long Branch
    (732) 870-1155
    Ask for Ina
     
     
     
     Follow us on Instagram #lbhspianists
     
    #5
     
    balloon      Up & Coming Concert Events:     balloon
     
     
     

    Winter

     

     

     Winter Concert Season
    2018-19
     
     
    September
     
     
    Hispanic History Month - Not this year
    Concert Chorus & Select Pianists
    Tuesday, September 18th
    4:30 Warm-ups
    5:00 - 7:15 performances
    LBHS Auditorium (Back To School Night) 
    Attire: Chorus Polo - B&W  
    Warm-Up Time: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
    Run Time: 5:00 - 7:15 (ish) pm 
    Material: Hurt / Hallelujah / Beautiful
    (Round Robin style performance; we alternate with Band, Dance, & Drama) 
     
     
     
     
     
    December
     
    Local Community Service Performances
    Concert Chorus & Advanced Pianists 
    Monmouth Care Nursing Home
    Date: TBA (December) 
    Attire: Chorus Polo - B&W  PLUS Holiday Hat
    Time: Class Trip from TBA
    Material: Winter Concert Material  
    (Need permission slip signed) 
     
     
    Winter Chorus Concert
    Concert & Dress Rehearsal
    Concert Chorus - This is your Mid Term Exam
    Long Branch Historic High School
    Wednesday, December 12th - Dress Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 pm
    (Full Participation is Mandatory; this is A Summative Grade)
    Thursday, December 13th - Concert begins at 6:00 pm
    Warm Ups begin on stage promptly at 5:00 pm
    (This performance is your Mid Term Exam)
    Attire: Black & White (+ get a santa hat)
    Material: Winter Repertoire
    All chorus members must attend both the
    dress rehearsal (summative assessment) and the concert (mid-term exam).
    Make all necessary arrangements now, WELL IN ADVANCE to assure your full participation on both dates.
     
    Get your White Chorus Polo Shirt at
    Art's Embroidery
    W. Long Branch
    next to the post office on Locust 
    (732) 870-1155
    Ask for Ina
       
     
    Children's Concert Assembly
    Concert Chorus & Select Pianist(s) 
    Assembly in the LBHS Auditorium
    TBA - It's usually the Friday before in the morning
    The Children's Concert will be on Saturday, 12/15.
    1) Wear your performance attire to school,
    2) Sign in to your period A teacher upon arrival, then
    3) go directly to the LBHS Auditorium for our Period A rehearsal.
    Assembly will be held during Period B
    You will return to class after Period C lunch (Freshman, this is roughly 11:25 am)
     
     
    Children's Concert
    Concert Chorus & Advanced Pianists
    Location: LBHS Auditorium 
    Saturday, December 15th
    Be in room #149 @ 11:00 am 
    Concert Run Time:  1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
    Meet & Greet: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
    Chorus Attire: Black & White + Hat
    Chorus Material: TBA 
    Piano Attire: Black & White
    Piano Material: AS ASSIGNED 
     
     
     
     
    January
     
     
     
     
      Winter Piano Recital
    LBHS Piano Students - Mid Term Exam
    Vincent J. Borelli Auditorium - LBHS
    Thursday, January 17th
    5:30 pm Arrival & Attendance
    6:00 pm Recital Begins
    Attire: Dress Up/Formal
    NO athletic wear, NO plaid - see me if you are in doubt 
     All pianists must participate. This Performance is your Mid Term exam.
    Please make all necessary arrangements now to assure your full participation.  
     
     
     Spring
     Spring Concert Season
    2018-19
     
    February
     
    Black History Month Performances
    Concert Chorus & Select Pianists
    LBHS Auditorium (Assembly - TBA & Parent Conference Night - TBA) 
    Week day / Date TBA
    (period B - Rehearsal) in Auditorium 
    Week day / Date TBA
    (period B - Assembly performance) in Auditorium
    Week day / Date TBA
    (4:30 warm up; 5:00 - 7:00 pm 'Round Robin' performances - VPA Groups) 
    Attire: B&W Attire
    Material: TBA
     
     
     
    March
     
    Teen Arts Festival - Adjudication
    Concert Chorus - Thursday, March 14th
    Attire: Black &White
    Material: TBA
     
    Piano III/IV - Friday, March 15th
    Piano Attire: Dress Nice
    Material: Piano III/IV, Winter Recital Music
     
     
    April
     
     No Scheduled Events, YET
    Spring Break March 30th - April 8th 
     
     May
     
    Spring Chorus Concert
    & Dress Rehearsal
    Concert Chorus - Final Exam
    Historic Long Branch High School Auditorium
    Tuesday, May 7th- Dress Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 pm
    (Full Participation is Mandatory; this is a Summative Grade)
    Wednesday, May 8th - Concert begins at 6:00 pm
    Warm Ups begin on stage promptly at 5:00 pm
    (This performance is your Final Exam)
    Attire: Spring Colored Shirt / Black Bottoms
    Material: Spring Repertoire
    All chorus members must attend both the
    dress rehearsal and the concert; this is your Final Exam.
    Make all necessary arrangements now, in advance, to assure your full participation on both dates.
     
     
     
     
      Spring Piano Recital
    LBHS Piano Students - Final Exam
    The Vincent J. Borelli Auditorium - LBHS
    Tuesday, May 21st
    5:15 Arrival & 5:30 Attendance
    6:00 pm Recital Begins
    Attire: Dress Up/Formal 
     All pianists must participate. This Performance is your Final Exam.
    Please make all necessary arrangements now to assure your full participation. 
     
     
     
     THIS Summer: 2018
    Ms. Powers comes in every Wednesday in July
     starting immediately after the 4th of July holiday weekend.
    (July 11th through August 1st)
    from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    My purpose is to prepare for next year.
    Pianists & Singers are welcome to come in to work on solos
    for the up coming school year or to simply help out.
    Chorus Leaders will be working on plans for next year. 
    Get weekly updates on Remind Me.
     
    NEXT Summer: 2019
    Ms. Powers will come in weekly during July
     starting immediately after the 4th of July holiday.
    (Wed., July 10th / Tues. July 16th / Tues. July 23rd / Wed. July 31st)
    from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
     
    My purpose is to prepare for next year and to assist
     advanced Pianists & Singers to select recital/solo music
    for the up coming school year.
    Chorus Leaders will be working on plans for next year
    & NEW this summer, on these same days listed above, we will start a
    Vocal Workshop
    from 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    bring in your tuning fork if you have one.
     
    Make sure your signed on to Remind Me to get updates.
     
     
    Best Wishes to all Graduating Seniors.
     
    Congratulations  
     
     Go Green Wave!