As a member of the CMS Choir program, you are part of one of the school's most important and respected teams. Together we can make great things happen! Those whose lives have been enriched by music know the joy of personal growth and how wonderful it is to share music with other performers and audiences.
There are many activities planned both in and out of class, which will allow you the opportunity to grow musically. Our goal is to teach each student the necessary skills to effectively express themselves through music.
And just for fun, choir members will have the opportunity to attend some awesome social events including a trip to Hurricane Harbor, Main Event, Medieval Times and Six Flags!
6th Grade / Beginning Choir: Choir is a yearlong course designed to teach the fundamentals of vocal production. Sight-reading and learning to read music is practiced. Two concerts are presented per semester. There are no auditions for 6th grade choir. At Carpenter, there is a select group of 6th grade choir students who meet once a week in the morning to sing special music and give performances beyond those of the regular 6th grade choirs.
7th & 8th / Advanced Choir
Auditions Required All choirs perform two concerts per semester, plus two contests throughout the year. Attendance is required at all performances. The following are the four choirs which students will have an opportunity to audition for:
Concert Choir: this is the top performing choir in the middle school. Students who show musical knowledge through a background of musical involvement and who display above average abilities are selected to perform together to develop vocal skills and techniques.
Treble Select Choir:this course encompasses an advanced study of music written for treble voices. Emphasis is placed on performance, development of vocal skills, and music appreciation.
Tenor/Bass Choir: this course is open to students interested in choral music written especially for tenor/bass voices. The development of vocal skill and music appreciation is stressed.
Parents! Please check the CHARMS website to verify that your student's personal information is correct. Under Parent/Student Login enter carpentermsband as the School Code, then click on Enter Parents Area. On the next screen, enter your child's student id number.