Monday, April 9, 2018

Large Group Permission Forms Due Friday

Large Group Festival Permission Forms are due this Friday, 4/13/18.

Reminder: ALL choir students must ride the bus both directions.  Parents pick up students at Bartlett rear entrance no later than 9:45 pm.

If you have lost your permission form, you may print another copy - CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Upcoming Events - updated

CLICK HERE to download daily calendars for April & May.

Lots of things happening in the next few weeks.  Please make sure to keep your calendars updated.
Updated 4/5/18.

Combined Rehearsals for Large Group
Listen for announcements

2018-2019 Bear-a-Tones Auditions
Tuesday April 10 & Wednesday April 11

Large Group Clinic with Dr. Almquist
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00-1:55 - choir room

ASD Large Group Festival
Wednesday, April 18
All participating students will ride the bus there and back.
Meet the bus at the rear theater entrance at 6:00 pm.
Concert is at West High School & begins at 6:30 pm.

Top 40 Pop Show - Dress Rehearsal & Feeder School Performance
Monday April 30 - afternoon

Top 40 Pop Show Performance
Tuesday, May 1
Call time 6:00 pm
Show 7:00 pm

ASAA State Solo & Ensemble
Competitions - Friday May 11 - All day @ UAA
Command Performance - Friday May 11 -- 7pm East High School

Bartlett Graduation
Bear-a-Tones & Concert Choir - must provide your own transportation to and from Sullivan Arena
Wednesday May 16

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pop Show Solo Audition Information

1.     If you have missed more than 10 choir classes for any reason you may not audition.
·       Sign up ASAP on the clipboard on the desk.  Audition times are available on these times:
o   Tuesday, April 3 – 2:10 to 3:25 pm
o   Wednesday, April 4 – 2:10 to 3:25 pm
·       Sign up for the earliest possible time
·       You must include the song you have chosen on the sign-up page.
·       You may audition with more than one group or solo.  Please sign up for a slot for each song. Include ALL group member names.
·       If you sign up, make sure you arrange for transportation home that day AHEAD OF TIME.  If you miss your audition time, there may not be another available audition time to allow you to make it up.
·       Your song must be school appropriate. Please check with Ms. Blackwood if you have questions.
·       Do not wait until the last minute to memorize your song. Learn the entire song.
·       You will only have to sing about 30 seconds of the song for the audition.
·       Work on some movements or blocking to make your song as entertaining as possible. It does not have to be perfect.
·       Download an instrumental/karaoke track to practice with.  Most of the time you can find one online free.  Sometimes you can buy one for $1 or so on iTunes or If you need help on this, see Ms. B.
·       Have fun and do your best on audition day!
5.     JUDGES
·       Three to four Bartlett staff will be listening to the auditions. They will score you on preparedness and entertainment value. The top performers will be put on the pop show program to sing.
·       You will be required to attend a minimum of 3 coaching sessions with Ms. Blackwood. No exceptions. If you do not attend the coaching sessions, you will not perform in the show.
·       Sign-up times will be available on the clipboard on the desk. 
·       Again, it is your responsibility to arrange for transportation after school if needed.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Spring Concert Reminders

Concert – Tuesday, March 6 – Bettie Jean McDonald Theatre
The spring concert performance is our first major test grade of the semester. 

Choir students will have a combined rehearsal during the school day 5th period on Tuesday, March 6th.  Their attendance should show as “School Activity” for that period. This is an approved school activity by the Bartlett curriculum principal.

All choir students are required to attend the concert.  Only students who have a pre-arranged absence or those with extreme illness or emergency will be excused and allowed to do a make-up video performance.

Students need to arrive early enough to sign-in and be in their seats ready for warm-ups in the auditorium by call time at 6:22 pm.  Warm-ups will begin immediately.  Points will be deducted from their performance grade if they arrive late.

Student must have all personal business, including restroom visits, taken care of before meeting in the auditorium.  There will be another restroom break after warm-ups and before the concert begins.  All choir students are required to stay for the entire concert and sit with their choir group.

Doors open for audience seating at 6:45 pm. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and will be over by 8:00 pm.  Admission is free.

·      Treble Choirs: 
o   Black pants or skirt
o   Blue, gold/yellow, or white top
o   No jeans or t-shirts with designs/writing on them, please.  Any shoes other than flip-flops/slippers are ok.
·      Tenor/Bass Choir:
o   Black pants
o   White, button-down shirt
o   Blue ties (provided for you)
·      Concert Choir & Bear-a-Tones:  Formal uniforms

Parents, please contact Ms. Blackwood at if you would like to volunteer at the concert.