Allen Elementary Shcool


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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 TryOuts.

Spring application for membership begins Monday, January 6 and closes Friday, January 24.
Open Rehearsal
date is Wednesday, January 15.
Fee (or initial deposit) and Contract due Friday, January 24.
A completed roster with assigned parts will be posted on Monday, January 27.


After the roster has been posted, candidates and parents will complete the Performance Contract (included in registration packet) and return it by the next rehearsal on Wednesday, January 29 to secure their commitment. A working schedule of events is attached.

 The Membership Fee for the spring semester is $30 due no later than Friday, January 31. If the full $30 all at once is difficult, $10 can be paid on the due date and the remainder Friday, March 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.


We ask families to contribute toward the hospitality for the members during rehearsals. To sign up to bring something or help chaperone during rehearsals, visit SignUp Genius and the ChorAllen Spring 2020 Snack and Chaperone sign up.

To get updates for ChorAllen rehearsals, performances and general resources, sign up to
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 ( 

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

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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