copy of letter sent home to HMS Chorus students on 3/19/2013.
GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS 2012-13
1) Successful LGPE rating
2) Successfully presenting a series of public performances
3) Attracting more students to chorus with similar goals and expectations
All students participating fully in class activities.
All students able to read music notation and musical vocabulary terms.
All students able to musically “problem solve.”
All students able to evaluate performance and make adjustments.
All students developing the self-discipline needed to achieve goals.
All students to communicate required information to parents in a timely manner.
All students to practice and prepare individual music parts outside of class time.
Too few students (+/- 30%) have put in the necessary effort to be prepared as individuals which means the ensemble is not ready. Our Black History Month program, presented in school, had only 31 of 100 chorus members perform. Those that presented did a good job but there were too few of them.
We have one more major presentation on May 16 at HMS. I hope the members will step up to the challenge. I will continue to look for additional performing opportunities for those that are making the effort.
With much regret and a heavy heart,
Dr. Thomas G. Cremer, Chorus/ Spanish Instructor
Hampton Middle School