Allen Elementary Shcool

ChorAllen

Specific forms and calendars for ChorAllen, Fall 2021 are currently being updated. Please check back closer to the start of school.

ChorAllen Singing Photo

The non-auditioned choir is led by James McClary, Music Teacher, with occasional musicians brought in for accompaniment. The choir meets regularly on Wednesdays between 3:15 and 4:30pm and typically has one or two after-school performances a semester. Membership to the ensemble must be renewed every semester and is open to all 4th and 5th grade students in good standing.
Before committing, students will have the option to attend ChorAllen Open Rehearsal. Open Rehearsal is a chance for students to experience some of the singing activities of a typical rehearsal as well as a chance for the director to assess student commitment. Accepted candidates will be listed outside the music room door, after which if the student wishes to commit to the program, they will return a Performance Contract and Membership Fee by their respective due dates. Interested 4th and 5th grade students should help their parents complete this contact information and permission form and turn it in to the student’s classroom teacher before attending ChorAllen Open Rehearsal.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP (click for forms)
Fall application for membership begins Thursday, August 12 and closes Wednesday, August 25.
Open Rehearsal
date is Wednesday, August 25.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT

After the roster has been posted, candidates and parents will complete the Performance Contract (included in registration packet) and return it by Friday, August 27 to secure their commitment. A working schedule of events is attached.

The Membership Fee for the fall semester is $30 due no later than Friday, September 3. If the full $30 all at once is difficult, $10 can be paid on the due date and the $20 remainder on Wednesday, October 6Payments are available to be made online through Online School Payments.

If the financial commitment presents a problem, please contact Mr. McClary for a scholarship application.

HOSPITALITY

We ask families to contribute toward the hospitality for the members before rehearsals. This provides a well-needed energy boost to the beginning of rehearsal and sets the environment for students to socialize and enjoy themselves a bit before rehearsal. If each family signs up for two slots, hospitality should be covered to the end of the semester. To sign up to bring water or snacks, visit the link ChorAllen Fall 2021 Weekly Hospitality to sign up along with reminders of when to bring them in. Of course, you can always bring them in early and we can distribute them when needed.

CHAPERONE/VOLUNTEER
If you are interested in serving as a chaperone for our field trips or volunteering to assist during rehearsals, please contact Allen Elementary's Front Office to learn how you can get registered as an approved Hamilton County Schools chaperone. Afterward, email mcclary_j@hcde.org and let him know of your intent and availability. 

COMMUNICATION
To get updates to ChorAllen scheduling, performances and general resources, sign up to Remind.com
Every year, the distribution list is archived. Please sign-up anew if you are joining for a second year.
Or, text @chorallen to 81010 to enter the distribution list.

If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @chorallen to (270) 905-2943.

Contact Mr. McClary directly through school email (mcclary_j@hcde.org) 

or via school phone [ (423) 843-4713, ext.30058 ] between 11:05-12:15 

AUDITIONS
At times, we have special performances that provide opportunities for individual students to showcase their performance skills. These audition dates will be outside of the posted schedule.

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