Allen Elementary Shcool




The 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 TryOuts on Wednesday, January 16. TryOuts are 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 TryOuts.
Spring application for membership begins Friday, January 11 and closes Friday, January 25.
Applicants will sign up for individual, 10 minute audition before or after school between the open enrollment dates. The audition serves to check student’s vocal range for balancing the parts of the choir and measuring other musical and linguistic skills. No prepared piece required.
A completed roster with assigned parts will be posted on Monday, January 28.
After the roster has been posted, candidates and parents will complete a Performance Contract and return it by the next rehearsal on Wednesday, January 30 to secure their commitment. A working schedule of events is attached.
The Membership Fee for the spring semester is $25. A $10 deposit is due by Friday, February 8; the remainder due Friday, March 8.
If the financial commitment presents a problem, please contact Mr. McClary for a scholarship application.

Sign up to a time directly via this link
Contact Mr. McClary through school email (
or via school phone [ (423) 843-4713, ext.30058 ] between 10:30-11 to check available times.

Payments are available to be made online through 
Online School Payments.

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