• Sponsor: Mrs. Hannum (shannum@oxfordasd.org)

    A Word About Chorus...

    Both Fifth and Sixth Grade Choruses are free to join and require the commitment of two concerts, one in December and one in May.  Students in these groups are not required to purchase a uniform or shirt, and all rehearsals happen during the school day.  Students in either group must turn in a signed permission slip to participate.  Students may participate in both band and chorus, and we encourage students to do both if they are interested!

    5th Grade Chorus

    Any student in 5th grade is welcome to join the Hopewell Elementary Fifth Grade Chorus.  All that is required is for students to turn in a signed permission slip.  Students in fifth grade chorus work to learn how to sing in an ensemble setting.  Students focus on singing with optimal posture, breath control, style, dynamics and diction.  Students practice good ensemble rehearsal and performance techniques while they learn a variety of songs that will both challenge them and make a lasting impression.  5th Grade Chorus meets every A Day in our 6 day cycle from 8:45-9:30am.

    6th Grade Chorus

    Similarly to 5th Grade, any student in 6th grade is welcome to participate in the Hopewell Elementary School Sixth Grade Chorus.  Students in this ensemble are challenged to prepare them for singing at the Secondary level.  Students work on pieces that utilize two and three part harmony, greater dynamic and stylistic changes and more chromatic movement.  Students continue to work on and refine vocal, rehearsal, and performance techniques.  6th Grade Chorus meets every C Day in our six day cycle from 8:45-9:30am.

    Choral Ensemble

    Unlike the choral groups previously mentioned, Choral Ensemble is an auditioned group who's members rehearse each Wednesday before school. Students in this ensemble demonstrate strong musical abilities that allow them to be challenged above and beyond what may be expected from elementary-aged singers.  Students focus on challenging repertoire, dynamic and stylistic expression, aural and rhythmic skills, and proper rehearsal and performance techniques.  Students in this ensemble are required to wear the uniform of Khaki Pants and the Maroon Hopewell Music Shirt. 

    Important Dates

    Hopewell Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Hopewell Spring Concert: Tuessday, May 14, 2019

    Students should arrive at 6:15 PM for the 7:00 PM performances at OAHS

    For more information, visit Mrs. Hannun's OASD teacher web page: 

    https://www.oxfordasd.org/Domain/704