Important Dates for 2017-2018

ASO Field Trips:
DASH!
a Day of Arts with SPARK and Hope-Hill
ALL SPARK and Hope-Hill students will attend an ASO concert and view exhibits at the High Museum on Friday, December 15
Cost $__ (additional donations appreciated!)

Band & Orchestra concerts:
TBA


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AC-SPARK Advanced Chorus meets on Friday afternoons until 4:30pm
Chorus-rehearses during the school day
GCMC-Grady Cluster Music Club (new this year!) Meets at Hope-Hill on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm


Saturday, August 26 8am-12pm
Perform for the Educators Open House at the Center for Civil and Human Rights
We’ll sing 15-25 minute sets at 9am, 10:30am, and noon, then do sing alongs and offer to teach guests the songs on the half hour times. It’s not necessary for your child to stay the entire time, but we’d love to have them if they can drop by!
AC/Chorus
GCMC
Wednesday, Sept 13 Meet the Grady Cluster principals--a luncheon during school, singers should wear their Music@SPARK shirts to school. You're welcome to come, but I don't know final details/space/duration of the performance.

Thursday, Sept 14 Virginia Highland Civic Association--at Inman MS in the evening. Call time (dressed, fed, & watered) at 6pm, perform at 6:45pm. Finished by 7:10ish.
AC/Chorus


Thursday, September 28  4-6pm:
Grady Cluster's Elementary Chorus Fall Friendship Festival at Grady High School
The main reason for the Fall Friendship Festival is for our elementary Chorus members to get to know some kids from our sister schools and see the ensembles they could participate in at Inman and Grady.  Chorus members from Hope/Hill, Mary Lin, Morningside, and SPARK will meet to play games, learn some songs together. We’ll be hosted by the Grady HS and Inman MS Chorus members
AC/Chorus
GCMC
Fri/Sat Oct 27-28 5th District Elementary Honor Chorus
Ms. Turgeon can register up to 5 singers to participate in this two day workshop and performance. Singers will rehearse with a regionally known Chorus clinician and perform with some of the best elementary singers in the Atlanta area! Let Ms. Turgeon know if your child is interested! Registration is $40, and you must transport your child (or arrange carpool) to the venue for the rehearsals and event.
Interested Chorus/AC/
GCMC members
Thursday, December TBA  time TBA call time 1 1/2 hours before performance time SPARK and -----------------------School's Winter Chorus Concert
All AC/Chorus
GCMC are expected to perform
Saturday, Dec __ Time TBD  Caroling for Virginia Highland's Tour of Homes
Our SPARK Chorus and AC are invited to go caroling during the Virginia Highland's Tour of Homes. We'll choose an hour or two to help spread some musical holiday cheer and sing some festive tunes for the guests! Please let me know your child's availability on that Saturday between 10am-5pm!
AC & Chorus invited
Sunday, Jan 28 AC/Chorus sing the Canadian Anthem at the Gladiators
GCMC sing the US National Anthem
ALL Chorus, AC, and 4th and 5th Graders are invited to sing the English/French version of "O, Canada" at the Gladiators game! This is a fundraiser for the Chorus and AC, so the more fans we bring the more money we earn! Bring your friends (who know the song)!
GCMC singers (and other students by invitation) will perform the US National Anthem with students from MES, Mary Lin, and Hope-Hill.
WE MUST HAVE SINGERS Committed to sing by Jan 10, and who purchase tickets by Jan 19 or we must cancel these opportunities..
AC, Chorus, and GCMC
expected,
ALL 4th and 5thgraders are invited
INTERESTED in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus Fri/Sat, Feb. 23-24 in Athens During Winter Break--do not sign up if you cannot commit to attending!
Ms. Turgeon can register up to 5 singers to participate in this two day workshop and performance. Singers will rehearse with a nationally known Chorus clinician and perform with some of the best elementary singers in the state of Georgia! Let Ms. Turgeon know if your child is interested! Registration is $50, and you must transport your child (or arrange carpool) to Athens for the rehearsals and event.
AC & Chorus are invited to sign up      √†AC may be cancelled if students participate in SEHC
LGPE late Feb or early March (during school field trip for adjudicated performance)
LGPE is our yearly Large Group Performance Evaluation. Advanced Chorus has participated in LGPE since 2013, and have generally earned Superior ratings in repertoire and sight-reading. Students will learn two very challenging choral works and demonstrate their sight-singing abilities. Extra rehearsals will be scheduled during Jan-March.
AC  and Chorus expected (permission slip required)
March ____  5th TBD Grade Basketball Challenge
Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders are invited to sing the US National Anthem before this exciting students vs teachers game!
All singers are welcome!
Saturday, April 28 Marching in the Inman Park Festival Parade This will be a showcase for the Grady Cluster Music Club, representing all of the Grady Cluster Elementary schools!
GCMC
May TBD Chorus and AC's Spring Concert Movement TBD
In the SPARK Gym
All AC and Chorus are expected to perform


Other possibilities (not yet confirmed):
  • October SPARK Family Science Night in
  • December gig at the Governor's Mansion
  • Georgia Music Educators Association Inservice Conference lobby performers Jan 25 or 26
  • March: SPARK Art Show
  • APS Board Meeting
  • Other gigs as we are invited
  • National Anthem: Atlanta Braves, GSU basketball, or Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Game
  • Performing a 5 minute before an Atlanta Hawks Game
  • Street Performance before an Atlanta United game (GCMC only)

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