Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cantus next week at Bartlett High School

Bartlett Concert Choir and Bear-a-Tones have special guests coming in next week for a choral master class.  We are excited to have "Cantus" men's vocal ensemble working with our students on vocal technique and advanced ensemble singing skills!

Parents of Concert Choir and Bear-a-Tones, please make sure you sign and return the "Anchorage School District Media Release Form for a Specific Event" before Thursday, Oct. 5th.  (In case it did not make it home to you, click on the link to download the form.)

Cantus performs at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 6th, at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts' Discovery Theater.  Tickets can be purchased online at the Anchorage Concert Association website.  More information here:

You can find out more about the group Cantus on their website:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Last day for All State Auditions and forms

Reminder:  WEDNESDAY, September 27th is the last day to record an All-State Audition for submission.  You must have your recording completed and all three forms turned in to be entered into the competition.  

Fall Concert Reminders - Tue Oct 17

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 17 – Bettie Jean McDonald Theater

Student call time is 6:22 pm – students should arrive a little early so that we can begin warm-ups on time.   This is part of the concert etiquette grade.  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. Thank you for understanding that we cannot seat family members early. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and will be over before 8:00 pm.
The fall concert performance is our major test grade of the year, worth 200 points + self-evaluation the next day worth 25 points.

Students will have a combined rehearsal during the school day (4th period) on the 17th.

All choir students are required to attend the rehearsal and 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. 

We will live stream the concert at for friends and family members who are unable to attend the concert.

·      Treble 1:  Black dress pants & long-sleeve white button-up shirt
·      Treble 2:   Black dress pants & long-sleeve black button-up shirt
·      Concert choir:  All black
·      Tenor Bass Choir:  Black dress pants, long-sleeve white button-up shirt, & any tie or bow tie
·      Bear-a-Tones: All black

Parent volunteers

If you can volunteer during the concert, please email Ms. Blackwood at .  We will meet in the choir room at 5:45 pm on concert day for brief instructions.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Choir Vocabulary Review Terms Week 4 & 5

Click HERE to download Week 4 & 5 review terms.

If you are missing any from weeks past, see the link under the "Materials/Practice Files" tab.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grades updated

Dear parents and students,

We are working with a new grade book software program this year, and I did not set up two of my assignments correctly in a few classes.  (There is one little check-box I ticked on those two when I should not have.)  It caused many students' grades to look very low due to my error.  Thank you to the couple students and parents who notified me of this. I have corrected those assignments in the grade book and updated grades yesterday evening.

If you ever see anything that looks awry in your student's grade again please email me.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Choir forms due

Choir parents and students, this is a reminder to please get the choir forms completed and returned to the choir room by Friday, September 15th.  Thank you!