Welcome to Chorus Class

We will be learning to sing together as a class, in smaller groups and solo. We will be practicing and discussing voice training, performing, playing instruments, songwriting and music history. By the end of the year, each students should appreciate music more and perhaps start progressing on a professional career in music.

Requirements:
  • everyday, bring 3-ring folder with paper, and pocket holding at least 2 pens or pencils, highlighter and tape/glue stick
  • study what you learned for the next class quiz/test, and
  • turn in your portfolio with all notes, activities and quizzes completed every Friday (every two weeks). Keep portfolios to study for test
  • Homework: show your planner and classwork to your parents each day we meet,
  • Enrichment: If you finish all of your assignments early, please create a poem, song, story or piece of art to help others learn in an entertaining way
  • When absent, do your notes using this form - Weekly Notes

Syllabus Repertoire Dance Songs Week 11 Songwriting/Folk/Country 12 Elvis 13 50's Blues 14 50s R&B 15 Classic Singers 16-20 Beatlemania 64-66 16 Beatles 17 British Invasion 18 Motown / Stax 19 LA 20 60s 21-25 Psychedelic Era 66-68 26-30 Blues Rock 68-70 Stadium Rock 68-78 Punk / Disco 74-96 Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream Just My Imagination

Pre-Beatles 1954-63 Beatlemania 1964-66 Psychedelic Era 1966-68 Blues Rock Stadium Rock

Weeks 31-39 Stadium Rock daily videos Concert Songs Back Stretch Routines

Week 39
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Check out this bass player!
Activities - Grease
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Ramones - Rockaway Beach / En Vogue - Free Your Mind / Grease
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /

Activities -

Week 38
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Check out this bass player!
Activities - Delfonics - ­La La Means I love You / Grand Master Flash – The Message/ Blondie - Rapture
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones / Make Up to Break Up - Stylistics / Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues / Grease

Week 37
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes
Activities - Isaac Hayes ­Shaft / Curtis Mayfield ­ Superfly / Marvin Gaye What's Going On? / Gladys Knight / Marvin / Creedence Clearwater - Heard It Through the Grapevine
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody / Who – Won't Get Fooled Again / War – Lowrider
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Delfonics - ­La La Means I love You / Grand Master Flash – The Message/ Blondie - Rapture

Week 36
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Check out this bass player!
Activities - Elton John - Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding / Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Stomp

Week 35
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - La Bamba
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Hairspray
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Hairspray

Week 34
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Annie
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - La Bamba

Week 33
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Your Brain on Music
Activities - Glam - Bowie - Ziggy Stardust / Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes / T Rex - Bang a Gong
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Annie

Week 32
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Your Brain on Music
Activities - Chaka Kahn – Tell Me Something Good / Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster / Heatwave – Groove Line
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man / Derrick and the Dominoes - Layla / Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Stevie Wonder ­ Don’t You Worry/Living for the City/I Wish

Week 31
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Chuck Berry / Your Brain on Music
Activities - Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Goode / September - Shining Star - Earth Wind and Fire / I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Stairway to Heaven - Rock and Roll - Led Zepellin / Love Hurts - Nazareth

Weeks 26-30 Blues Rock (mostly 1968-74 + songs from School of Rock)
Concert Songs for March 14 lyrics White Sandy Beach / Lean On Me / Nothing to Hide / Fallin'

Week 30
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - The Israelites - Desmond Dekker / Stir It Up - Peter Tosh and Bob Marley and the Wailers / Is This Love - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatles - Back In the USSR / Abbey Road Medley / Get Back

Week 29
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes 3 Facts about the Jackson 5
Activities - Teacher's Pet - School of Rock Reunion / Want You Back - Jackson 5 / Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - HAIR - The Cowsills / Age of Aquarius - Fifth Dimension / Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Love Child - Diana Ross and the Supremes / Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Temptations / War - Edwin Starr

Week 28
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Black History Month - Say I Loud, I'm Black and Proud / I Feel Good - James Brown / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Higher - Sly and the Family Stone
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / 3 Facts about Woodstock
Activities - Woodstock - Soul Sacrifice - Santana / See Me Feel Me - The Who / Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

Week 27
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin For the Love of Money - O'Jays It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock and Roll - Ac/Dc
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes
Activities - Cabaret - Liza Minnelli Great Gig in the Sky / Money - Pink Floyd Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin

Week 26
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - VALENTINES DAY Let's Stay Together - Al Green Love is All Around - Troggs You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight and the Pips / School of Rock
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's music and movie notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes
Activities - Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple Iron Man - Black Sabbath Highway to Hell - AC/DC / School of Rock


Weeks 21-25 Psychedelic Era 1966-68


Week 25
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Midquarter Concert Rehearsal Setlists 4th Period 6th Period 8th Period 10th Period Ball of Confusion - Temptations Dedicated to the One I Love - Mamas and Papas Light My Fire - Doors
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / STAND SPACE SMILE SOUND
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Midquarter Concert Setlists 4th Period 6th Period 8th Period 10th Period
Evaluate today: your performance and participation / Estimate your grade and give evidence
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68

Week 24
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough Billy Preston - That's the Way

Week 23
Monday and Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Selena
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough Billy Preston - That's the Way

Week 22
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Birthday
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Monterey Pop Festival Janis Joplin Ball and Chain The Who My Generation Jimi Hendrix Wild Thing Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Left Banke - Walk Away Renee Sly and the Family Stone - Higher Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

Week 21
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Don't - Elvis / Icebreaker / Write new lyrics to a song / identify parts verse chorus bridge
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Beach Boys I Get Around / In My Room / Wouldn't Be Nice / Good Vibrations Oldies Joyful Noise
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Psychedelic Rock 1966-68 Beatles Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds / A Day In the Life / Benefit of Mr. Kite / Sing 2 songs / Joyful Noise

Weeks 16-20 Beatlemania 1964-66

Week 20
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's movie (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 West Side Story
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 West Side Story

Week 19 December 13-15
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 Bob Marley - And I Love Her / LAreacts - Byrds - Mr. Tamborine Man / Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin' / Simon and Garfunkle - Sounds of Silence
FINAL REHEARSAL
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-6v Review Sister Act / Joyful Noise / Stand / Spacing / Sound / Performance

Week 18 December 5-9
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 British Invasion - Rolling Stones - Satisfaction / Paint It Black / Fortune Teller - Choose Winter Concert Songs
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 Mowtown Records - Dancing in the Streets / Ooh Baby Baby / My Girl / Fingertips Psrt 2 / Stop In the Name of Love More
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come Aretha Franklin - Respect Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman

Week 17 November 29-December 2
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Bob Dylan Mr. Tamborine Man Like a Rolling Stone Beatles You've Got to Hide Your Love Away Phil Specter Christmas / Winter Wonderland / Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 British Invasion - House of the Rising Sun You Really Got Me My Generation
Stones Motown Stax LA Beach Boys OGs

Week 16 November 21-23 Thanksgiving
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Singing notes
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - John Paul George Ringo
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 I Want to Hold Your Hand / Hard Days Night Movie
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / T See/Hear / Singing notes
Activities - Beatlemania 1964-66 Rain / Yesterday / Taxman / Hard Days Night Movie

Weeks 11-15 Pre-Beatles 1954-63


Week 15 November 14- 19
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activities - Perfomance
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Pre-Beatles,Social Justice Songs - Strange Fruit / We Shall Overcome / Eve of Destruction / Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Week 14 November 7-11
Amazing voices - Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong / Lion Sleeps Tonight / Please Please Please
Girl Groups - Crying Game / Stop In the Name of Love / My Boyfriend's Back
Final rehearsal

Week 13 October 31 - November 4
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activities - Pre-Beatles Blues Video
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes
Activities - Pre-Beatles Etta James / Muddy Waters / Howlin' Wolf / Chuck Berry
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes /
Activities - Pre-Beatles, Flamingos / Buddy Holly / Ben E King / Eddie Cochran / Dance: Happy

Week 12 October 24-28
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Singing notes
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - phrasing
Activities - Blueberry Hill / Be My Baby
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming performance?
Activate - Jokes / T See/Hear / Singing notes - Posture
Activities - Dance / Thriller / Man in the Mirror / Monster Mash / We Belong Together / You Don't Own Me / Locomotion
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming performance?
Activate - Halloween Jokes
Activities - Man in the Mirror / Can't Help / Yakkety Yak / At the Hop / Angel Baby / Do the Stroll / Happy (Dance) / Portfolio

Week 11 October 18-20
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)

Activate - Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize Blowin' In the Wind Mr. Tambouine Man
Activities - Pre-BeatlesElvis - Describe the instruments performance song + opinion / This Is Elvis
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summarize and reflect on today's notes (15 words min)
Activate - Jokes / Moth Radio Hour Story - My Unlikely Brothers
Activities - Pre-BeatlesChuck Berry / Coasters - Describe the instruments performance song + opinion / This Is Elvis


FALL BREAK

Week 10 October 3-7 Instruments / Student Project week
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Reflect on class performance - for singing and stage presence - what went well / could be improved
Activate - Cecil Shaw Singers - the group Ray Charles' wife was in
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Drum kit / bass
Activities - Video notes / Student project - karaoke / lip sync / dance / play instrument / poem / name student project group - choose song and rehearse
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming student project?
Activate - Cecil Shaw Singers - the group Ray Charles' wife was in
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - keyboards / guitar / Uke
Activities - Turn in all graded work weeks 8 - 10 - best three pages on top / Student project - performance notes / rehearse
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming performance?
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Strings / Winds
Activities - Portfolio 8-10 / Small group performances
Fall Break Homework - Choose an instrument to play

Week 9 September 27-29
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Performance rehearsal
Activate - Elvis backstage
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Repertoire
Activities - Performance notes
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Performance
Activate -
Activities -

Week 8 September 19 -23
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Which of Whoopie's singing tips do you need to work on?
Activate - Cecil Shaw Singers - the group Ray Charles' wife was in
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - diaphragm (muscle)
Activities - Sister Act notes / Chorus Plans / Warm ups (new repertoire) / Student project - due week 10
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming performance?
Activities - Rehearse for next Thursday's performance
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What do you need to work on for the upcoming performance?
Activate - Stevie Wonder
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Repertoire
Activities - Rehearse for next Thursday's performance

Week 7 September 12-16
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What about the Choir made them more popular?
Activities - Warm-ups Sister Act pt 2 10 notes / 25 word summary
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What are tips every singer should remember
Activities - Sister Act Warm-ups Student projects

Week 6
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What made Ray Charles such a great performer?
Activities - Warm-ups/Unit performance / Ray Charles On-line Quiz 2 3
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Critique the choir in Sister Act
Activate - Complete 1MQ Chorus Survey
Activities - Sister Act 10 notes / 25 word summary

Week 5
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What made Ray Charles such a great performer? part 5
Activities - Warm-ups/ 10 notes on movie
Wednesday
Day off - Hurricane Madeline
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Evaluate rehearsal effort / rehearse for performance
Activate - Warm-ups
Activities - Unit performance rehearsal / Portfolio

Week 4
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What made Ray Charles such a great performer? part 3
Activities - 10 notes on movie
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What made Ray Charles such a great performer? part 4
Activate - Warm-ups OK Go
Activities - 10 notes on movie

Week 3
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass -What made Ray Charles such a great performer? part 2
Activate - Dance movements
Activities - Vocal warm-ups / I ku mau mau....Holei / movie notes
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass -What made Ray Charles such a great performer?

Activate - Dance movements
Activities - Vocal warm-ups / I ku mau mau....Holei / movie notes

Week 2
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Grade level assemblies
Activate - Karaoke
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Perform with confidence
Activate -What do you like most about music
Activities - Syllabus / Simone Biles / Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Sister Act

Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How did ancient Hawaiians use music and chants?
..............................................(syllabus and 3-ring binders due)
Activate - US Women’s Gymnastics team,
..................Meteor Shower TONIGHT
Activities I ku mau mau words
..................Holei words

Week 1
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Learn names of students - 7th and 9th grades only
Activation - Line up by first name
Activities - Name circle
Thusday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Learn names of students - All grades
Activation - Line up by last name
Activities - Name circle



Week 9
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass -
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) -
Activities -
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass -
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) -
Activities -
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass -
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) -
Activities -

Week
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass -
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) -
Activities -
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass -
Activate -
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) -
Activities -