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Music Performing Groups: Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band

The grade level chorus groups are composed of students who show special interest in vocal ensemble. Students interested in band or orchestra continue studies begun at the elementary school. Students wishing to begin an instrument at the middle school are encouraged to do so. Music ensembles rehearse during the school day as well as before and after school. Groups requiring auditions are Eastmen and Treble Choir, String Ensemble and Jazz Band. Audition and group information are under their tabs below.

Rehearsals for the 2018-19 School Year
 

6th Grade Chorus: Tuesday during AB (Students eat B Lunch)
6th Grade Band:  Wednesday during AB (Students eat B Lunch)
6th Grade Orchestra:  Thursday during AB (Students eat B Lunch) 

7th Grade Chorus: Thursday during AB (Students eat D Lunch)
7th Grade Band:  Wednesday  during AB (Students eat D Lunch)
7th Grade Orchestra: Friday during AB (Students eat D Lunch) 
 

8th Grade Chorus:  Friday during AB (Students eat F Lunch)
8th Grade Band: Wednesday during AB (Students eat F Lunch)
8th Grade Orchestra: Thursday (Students eat F Lunch) 

Jazz Band (Tuesday after school beginning Sept. 25th
String Ensemble Monday after school beginning Sept. 24th

Treble Choir & Eastmen
Pattern 1 Mornings Before School (Begins 9/25)

2018-19 Concert Dates

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 pm Winter Concert I
(7th Grade Orchestra, 8th Grade Orchestra,
Treble Choir, 8th Grade Chorus, String Ensemble)

 Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm Winter Concert II
(7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Eastmen, Jazz Band, 7th Grade Chorus)
 
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:00 pm Winter Concert III
(6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band)
 
Thurs/Fri /Sat Jan. 17-19 Eighth Grade Musical
(Thurs. 4:30 pm / Fri and Sat 7:00 pm)
 
Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm Orchestra Showcase Concert
 
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 pm Choral Showcase Concert at GHS
 
 Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm Band Showcase Concert
 
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm Spring Concert I 
(6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band)
 
Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm Spring Concert II
(7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Eastmen, Jazz Band, 7th Grade Chorus)

 

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm Spring Concert III
(7th Grade Orchestra, 8th Grade Orchestra, Treble Choir,
8th Grade Chorus, String Ensemble)

 

AB Rehearsals

AB Rehearsals for the 2018-19 School Year
 

6th Grade Chorus: Tuesday during AB (Students eat B Lunch)
6th Grade Band:  Wednesday during AB (Students eat B Lunch)
6th Grade Orchestra:  Thursday during AB (Students eat B Lunch) 

7th Grade Chorus: Thursday during AB (Students eat D Lunch)
7th Grade Band:  Wednesday  during AB (Students eat D Lunch)
7th Grade Orchestra: Friday during AB (Students eat D Lunch) 
 

8th Grade Chorus:  Friday during AB (Students eat F Lunch)
8th Grade Band: Wednesday during AB (Students eat F Lunch)
8th Grade Orchestra: Thursday (Students eat F Lunch) 

Eastmen and Treble Choir

Eastmen and Treble Choir are EMS's two select, auditioned choirs. Eastmen (all boys) and Treble Choir (all girls) are each comprised of 50 singers from grades 6-8. These ensembles provide musical enrichment for the most accomplished singers at Eastern. Membership is supplemental to singing in the regular grade level chorus.  Both Eastmen and Treble Choir rehearse before school at 7:10am on pattern 1 mornings.

Returning Eastmen and Treble Choir members (i.e. those who were in the group last year and hope to be in it again this year) must re-audition annually. New students are welcome to audition! All must sign up for an audition time on the sheet outside Room 3.

Audition dates for the 2018-19 School Year:

Returning members Auditions (Eastman & Treble Choir)
Thursday and Friday: Sept. 6 - 7 (before school)
 
New Member Auditions (Morning & Afternoon)
Tuesday (9/11), Thursday (9/13), Friday (9/14), Monday (9/17) 11 - 22
 

First Before School Rehearsals:
Tuesday, Sept. 25th for both Eastmen & Treble Choir
Tuesday, Sept. 25th. 
See Mr. Wasko with any questions about Treble Choir.
See Mr. Tracey with any questions about Eastman.

Both Eastmen & Treble Choir will meet on PATTERN 1 Mornings.

 

Jazz Band

Jazz band is an auditioned group that meets once a week outside of school time. We play swing, latin, and rock charts written for sax,trumpet,trombone, and rhythm section. The band is open to 6th,7th, and 8th graders already playing in the concert band. (Piano, guitar, and bass players do NOT have to be in the band)

Jazz Band Auditions for the 2019-20 School Year
Jazz Band Auditions will be held before and after school from September 9-16.

Jazz Band Rehearsals
Rehearsals will meet Tuesdays after school from 2:55-3:45pm beginning September 17th.

String Ensemble


String Ensemble is an extracurricular ensemble for high achieving orchestra students in grades 6, 7, and 8 who demonstrate good playing position, left and right hand technique, and facility on their instrument. This is an exciting opportunity for students to collaborate with other highly motivated string students in the orchestra program at Eastern Middle School.  Returning String Ensemble members must re-audition. New students are welcome to audition! All must sign up for an audition time on the sheet outside Room 1.

 

String Ensemble Auditions for the 2019-20 School Year:

Returning Members Auditions (String Ensemble)
Thursday and Friday: Sept. 5-6 (Before & After School)

New Member Auditions: 
Monday 9/9 - Friday, 9/13: Before & After School
Wednesday (9/11): Before School Only

String Ensemble Rehearsals for the 2019-20 School Year
Begin Monday September 16th after school from 2:55 - 3:45 pm.