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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.

 

2019-20 Concert Dates

 

Eastern Middle School Music Department – 2019-2020

Concert Dates

Friday, November 15th - 7:00pm Talent Show
(Performers must audition - see Mr. Wasko)

Monday, December 9th 7:00 pm Winter Concert I
(7/8 Orchestra, Treble Choir, 8th Grade Chorus, String Ensemble)

Tuesday, December 10th 7:00 pm Winter Concert II
(7/8 Band, Eastmen, Jazz Band, 7th Grade Chorus)

Thursday, Dec. 12th 7:00 pm Winter Concert III
(6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band)

Thurs /Fri /Sat Jan. 16, 17, 18th - Eighth Grade Musical
(Thursday 4:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00)

Tuesday, March 24th - 7:00 pm Choral Showcase at GHS

Tuesday, March 31st - 7:00 pm Orchestra Showcase

Tuesday, April 7th - 7:00 pm Band Showcase

Tuesday, May 19th - 7:00 pm Spring Concert I
(6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band)

Tuesday, June 2nd - 7:00 pm Spring Concert II
(7/8 Band, Eastmen, Jazz Band, 7th Grade Chorus)

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

 

AB Rehearsals

AB Rehearsals for the 2019-2020 School Year
 
Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
6th Orchestra 6th Band 6th Chorus
7th Chorus 7th Orchestra 7th Band
8th Chorus 8th Orchestra 8th Band

 

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 7:20am 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 2019-20 School Year

Eastmen/Treble Choir Auditions

Treble Choir Rehearsal Times: Pattern 1 mornings with Mr. Wasko
(**NEW**) Eastmen Rehearsal Times: Pattern 1 mornings with Mr. Tracey

Thursday, 9/5 (Before & After School) * RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, 9/6 (Before & After School) * RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY

Monday, 9/9 (Before & After School)
Tuesday, 9/10 (Before & After School)
Thursday, 9/12 (Before & After School)
Friday, 9/13 (Before & After School)
Monday, 9/16 (Before & After School)
Tuesday, 9/17 (Before & After School)
Thursday, 9/19 (Before & After School) *if needed
**Sign ups on the Bulletin Board outside of Room 3**

First Rehearsal
Treble Choir & Eastmen: Tuesday, September 24th (7:20AM)

 

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

Rehearsal Times: Tuesdays after school with Mr. Hohmeister

Tuesday 9/11 After School 2:45 – 3:30PM
Thursday 9/13 After School 2:45 – 3:30PM
Monday 9/17 After School 2:45 - 3:30 PM

First Rehearsal
Jazz Band: TUESDAY, September 24th: 2:50 - 3:30pm

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:

Rehearsal Times: Mondays after school with Ms. Jeraci
Thursday 9/6 (Before & After School) RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY
Friday 9/7 (Before & After School) RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY

Tuesday 9/11 (Before & After School)
Wednesday 9/12 (Before School ONLY)
Thursday 9/13 (Before & After School)
Friday 9/14 (Before & After School)
**Sign ups outside Room 1**

First Rehearsal:
String Ensemble: Monday, September 16th (2:40 PM)