North Posey Jr. High Choir students have been invited to audition for the 2019 All-State Jr. Honor Choir! Students received an information packet with all the details. The permission slip is due by Friday, Sept. 28 if you would like to audition - this is totally optional and NOT required.
WHAT IS ALL-STATE CHOIR? The Indiana All-State Jr. Honor Choir is an extremely prestigious event for Jr. High musicians in Indiana. All-State Jr. Honor Choir participation looks extremely good on your resume. Students can record their audition in-class or after school with Mr. Knight. If your audition is accepted, then you can go on an overnight trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Jan. 16-18. All students are welcome to record auditions, but I can only submit a maximum of eight (8) per IMEA rules. I will make a final selection based on audition quality, interest, age, and vocal/personal maturity. IS MY CHILD GOING TO BE PREPARED? All-State Choir is designed for students who excel in choral music. We will practice the audition music in class, but students have to practice the music on their own with the online recordings. The students have already been working on many of the exercises, such as “sight-reading” and singing on solfege syllables. Students may practice with me after school with your permission – please contact me to arrange after school practice.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? As an educator, I truly believe this experience is worth the cost, but I understand families must make difficult financial decisions. The Choir fund at school will pay all audition fees. If you are accepted, the registration fee is $200 due by December 1. Partial scholarships are available for students based on financial need. The fee covers all food, lodging, travel, and music for each student.
CAN I CHAPERONE IF MY CHILD GOES?
We might need chaperones for this trip if multiple students are accepted. IMEA coordinates All-State chaperones, not Mr. Knight. If you are interested in chaperoning or driving kids to Ft. Wayne in January, we can work out those details this winter. IMEA requires the students to stay in rooms with other kids. They do not allow students to stay with their parents. Usually, parents are responsible for their own accommodations in Ft. Wayne.
I hope you are able to participate! Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.