Performance Info

All choir concerts are held in the Grand Ledge High School Auditorium. 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. All students can be dropped off at the GLHS Auditorium doors on the south side of the high school (across the student parking lot from the football field). 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 
6:15 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Tenor Baritone (Men) Choir in the GLHS Auditorium 
6:30 p.m. 7th Grade Treble (Women) Choir in the GLHS Choir Room 

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 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 volunteers to help sit down front with the kids and monitor proper concert behavior. Please sign up here: Fall Choir Concert Parent Help
 
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. 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. 
 
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 we 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 open toed shoes or sandals please. Black jeans (no rips or holes) or thick jeggins with zipper and pockets are okay. 
On top students must wear either: 
  • 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. 
 
Please email me with any questions about our upcoming concert!  
 
Thanks!

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Kristen (Nichols) Burton 
Beagle Middle School Choir Director  
(517) 925-5723