Performance Info

Good Afternoon Beagle Choir Families, 
First off I must say, the Beagle choir kids this year are doing awesome work and are so fun to teach everyday! I am very excited for you to hear what we have been working on so far this school year. Our Beagle Middle School Fall Choir Concert is right around the corner on Tuesday October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Ledge High School Auditorium. Concert should last approximately an hour. Please reference our Beagle Choir Calendar (shared in previous email) for all 22-23 choir dates. 
Choirs are asked to arrive early so we can warm up in the auditorium space and get comfortable walking on and off stage in an orderly fashion. Please make sure students are on time, they may lose a few points from their concert grade if they are tardy, unless communicated and arranged in advance with Mrs. Burton. Parents are asked to wait outside of the auditorium during our warm up times. 
Arrival time for warm ups goes as follows for each choir:
6:00 p.m. 8th Grade Treble (Women) Choir in the GLHS Auditorium 
6:10 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Tenor Baritone (Men) Choir in the GLHS Auditorium 
6:20 p.m. 7th Grade Treble (Women) Choir in the GLHS Auditorium

Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to get a good seat I suggest being there early, parents typically line up outside of the auditorium prior to the doors opening to the public for prime seating. Students are required to stay for the entire concert, no leaving as soon as they are done singing. Students are asked to stay to support their fellow choir members and will learn a great deal from watching the other choirs perform.
I will need a few parent/guardian volunteers to help sit with the kids, help with flow of the concert, and monitor proper concert behavior. Please click here for more information and to sign up to help: Fall Choir Concert Parent Help
As many of you know, there is major construction that is taking up many of the parking spaces at Grand Ledge High School. Please drop students off for their warm up time at the west door near the Gorman Memorial HS baseball field, circled in blue. Parents may want to account for extra time for parking. Additional parking can be found over the bridge at the HS softball fields. If entering through the main entrance of the high school or the Kent St. entrance you will need to follow the auditorium signs throughout the hallways of the high school. The main auditorium entrance is blocked and under construction.  
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All choir students must wear our choir uniform for the concert. All pieces of the uniform are purchased on your own, except the ties or accent scarves which are provided by Beagle Middle School Choirs. 
If for any reason your family finds it financially difficult to acquire any of the items for our choir uniform, please let me know and I can assist in making sure your child has a full uniform. 
All students must wear:
  • Black pants (no sweatpants, no leggings, no yoga pants, no holes in pants), black socks that fully cover the ankle, black shoes (dress shoes or tennis shoes) all visible areas of shoes must be 100% percent black, no accent colors. No open toed shoes or sandals please. Black jeans (no rips or holes) or thick jeggins with zipper and pockets are okay. 
On top students may choose the uniform piece they feel most comfortable in: 
  • A black long sleeve button down dress shirt with black buttons. Beagle Middle School will provide matching ties the day of the concert.
    • Black button down example child size, Button down example for adult size. Button down shirt is to be tucked into black pants.
  • A black long sleeve shirt which is either a v-neck or crew neck. Beagle Middle School Choirs will provide matching accent scarves the day of the concert. 
    • Black long sleeve v-neck or crew neck example for child size, Black long sleeve v-neck or crew neck example for adult size
All hair needs to be pulled back and out of the face. If a belt, or headband is worn it must be black. 
If for any reason your family finds it financially difficult to acquire any of the items for our choir uniform, please let me know and we can assist in making sure your child has a full uniform. 
Concerts in choir are worth 40% of the students' grades. It is required for students in choir to attend all concerts. Acceptable reasons for a child to miss a concert would be illness or quarantine, family emergency, or prearranged vacation that is well communicated with Mrs. Burton in advance. Any time a child is unable to be at the concert I must have parent/guardian contact via email. If a child misses the concert with an excused absence listed above, there will be a make-up assignment in lieu of the concert that must be completed within one week of the concert date. Please reference our Choir Handbook for more information regarding concert attendance policy. This handbook was shared and signed by both students/guardians at the beginning of the school year. 
Please email me with any questions about our upcoming concert!  
Kristen Burton