Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome, Ms. Green!

Dear Bartlett choir family,

It has been my pleasure and honor to direct the Bartlett choirs for 2016-2018. The students have developed into a strong team and have grown in their musicianship so much over the last two years. I am incredibly pleased that they are beginning to receive some recognition throughout our district of the work they have accomplished.  And I think have learned just as much from the students as I have taught them. Bartlett High School students and staff will always have a special place in my heart.

It is with great joy that we announce Ms. Katy Green as the new Bartlett H.S. Choir Director! 

Ms. Green has come home to Anchorage after two years in the lower 48 and earning her master's degree. I know from Katy's prior work with the West High School choir that she is passionate about choral music and equipping students to achieve success and am confident that she will be an amazing addition to the Bartlett family. She will be connecting with you all as soon as she can.  Please reach out to her and make her feel welcome.

Blessings and best wishes to you, Bartlett Choirs - much love, Ms. Blackwood

ASAA 2018 All State Choir Audition Materials

The audition requirements for All-State Choir have changed for fall 2018.

Students planning to audition for All-State Choir should practice their vocal exercises and "Chorale 55" over the summer.

Click on the proper link below to download the printed information for your part.

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Alto 1

Alto 2

Tenor 1

Tenor 2

Bass 1

Bass 2

Please read over the printed information carefully.

You can use this virtual piano or a pitch pipe app to find your beginning pitch for each exercise. 

This online metronome will help you practice at the proper tempo.

"Chorale 55" practice files 
Clink on the link for your part and the Full Mix recording.

Soprano and Alto



Full Mix

Friday, April 27, 2018

Pop Show Reminders for Students

Attire – wear for Dress Rehearsal
·      Jeans and assigned T-shirt
·      Those with other costumes, please remember to bring them.

General Info

·      If you are not on stage or on deck you should be in your assigned GREEN ROOM. 
·      Watch the live stream on a computer so that you know when to get set backstage.
·      If you are on deck backstage you are SILENT.
·      Listen for the announcement by the crew on deck/places for each song.  If you miss a cue, do not enter stage after a song has begun.
·      If you have any issues during dress rehearsal or shows, Ms. Blackwood’s sub or Mrs. Togagae are your go-to adults in the Green Rooms.
·      BE RESPECTFUL AND FOLLOW ORDERS from the Adults and Crew.
·      No other friends or family members are allowed in the Green Rooms or backstage for any reason.

Important Times

·      Dress Rehearsal @ Bartlett H.S. Theatre – Monday, April 30
o   Please be back in places no later than 10:50 am for dress rehearsal.
o   We will run the show once then do notes at the end.
o   General choir dismissed at 1:00 pm

·      Soloist Rehearsal @ Bartlett H.S. Theatre – Monday April 30
o   Bear-a-Tones, ALL SOLOISTS for small group or individual songs, and accompanists will run through their songs another time on stage between 1:00-2:00 pm in show program order.
o   You may leave after your song(s) are done.

·      Evening Performance @ Bartlett H.S. Theater – Tuesday May 1
o   Please arrive by 6:00 pm – meet in the theater.
o   Show begins at 7:00 pm and will be finished around 9:00 pm.

NOTE:  You will have a school work make-up in your choir class on Thursday and Friday after Pop Show.  Make sure that you plan to bring the needed materials to get caught up on anything you miss.

Get your tickets now!

Choir family & friends:  You don't want to miss our Top Forty 2018 Pop Show! Students are ready and excited to perform for you on Tuesday, May 1st. 

Each choir student has one complimentary ticket to give away, so check with your favorite student regarding a possible free ticket.

Buy tickets now to get the best seats. Tickets are on sale for $5 in Main Place during lunch time through Monday, April 30th.  Or see a choir student to purchase a ticket.

You can also buy tickets at the door for $5.

All proceeds go to benefit the Bartlett High School choir program.