Expectations for Choral Students
Come to class, rehearsals, and performances when expected to be there. Plan ahead. Get in the practice of being early. On time is LATE!
Proper attire, music, notebook, pencil, recording device, water bottle, etc. and full participation are required for each class and the group's success. Be mindful of others who may be affected by absences or unavailability to participate in rehearsals or performances. Communicating needs, health issues, transportation issues, etc. is vital to each individual's success and the group as a whole. If too ill to sing, each singer is still expected to be actively involved in the rehearsal process'NOT doing work for another class. Watching/listening is sometimes the best way to improve! Gum chewing and food are not allowed in the chorus room.
- Good mental health
Maintain a positive attitude about the group, school, and life. To get something positive out of each class, be willing to give cheerfully!
- Good physical health
Eat right. Each person is expected to get enough rest to remain alert and at his/her best. The use of drugs is taboo - tobacco and alcohol are very hard on the throat and lungs.
The body is each singer's instrument!
Record dates on home calendars and communicate required dates to other family members. It is each student's responsibility to communicate conflicts to the Director well in advance. Most rehearsals outside of class will be required and the Director will notify the students well in advance. This includes staying for the duration of the rehearsal or event. Plan work schedules and appointments around the importance of a required event for each class. Furthermore, please adhere to deadlines that are given for memorization.
- Respect for leaders
Students, parents, teachers, judges, etc. who will be in place throughout the year to help each group excel to its fullest potential. If there is a personal issue with someone, please see the Director immediately. It is not appropriate to 'call-out' fellow peers during the scope of a rehearsal, nor is it a good idea to do this behind the back a peer or Director. Communication is very important to maintain and foster harmony within our ranks. Do so with respect for all involved.
- Be a team player