Elementary Choir

2019-20

Welcome back to a fun and exciting year. On October 26, 2019 SCKMEA will be hosting the annual Elementary Honor Choir at Wichita Southeast High School. This year, Matt Hanne will be directing our children's choir. Matt is the choral director at Wichita Independent School. Mr. Hanne will bring excitement and energy to our young singers as they prepare for a fabulous performance that day.

Jennifer Donovan will be leading our teachers through the world of Orff Schulwerk. She will show us how to use poetry, prose, and visual art to inspire us as we explore Project Based Learning in the music classroom.

As you consider joining us, you may send up to six students from your school to participate and work with an excellent choir clinician. The deadline for registering students is September 17, 2019. Teachers will need to pick up their school packets with name tags at 8:00 AM in the front foyer. Rehearsals will begin at 8:15 AM and the concert will be at 12:00 PM.

I look forward to seeing you on October 26, 2019 for a great day of music and fun for everyone!

SCKMEA Elementary Honor Choir Information
  • Honor Choir participation is open to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students.
  • Participating schools should send three students prepared to sing Part I and three students prepared to sing Part II.
  • Schools are limited to a total of six students only.
  • Students must have the music memorized prior to October 26, 2019.
  • Choir students should bring their music on October 26, 2019.
  • Dress up clothing is appropriate for choir students for October 26, 2019. Students should wear their performance clothing to the event as our schedule does not permit time for changing.
  • The Honor Choir Concert will begin at 12:00 PM (noon). The concert is free and is open to parents, teachers, and friends.
  • A professional recording will be made of the performance. Recordings may be ordered on October 26, 2019.
  • T-shirts & plaques will be available for purchase.
Registration Information
Enrollment is a two-step process. You must complete both steps.
  • Please enter your six students (must include three Part I singers and three Part 2 singers) using the registration form in the KMEA Members site.
  • The enrollment fee for $10.00 per student must be mailed to Larry Brownlee, SCKMEA Executive Secretary, 125 W. Cooper, Sterling KS, 67579. Please be sure to include school district name, school name and teacher's name with the enrollment fee. Checks should be made payable to SCKMEA.
The Honor Choir enrollment deadline is September 17, 2019. Student entries received after that date may be accepted but cannot be guaranteed inclusion on the shirts, plaques or program.

2019-20 SCKMEA Elementary Honor Choir Repertoire

A Mozart Canon
Mozart / Arr. Donald Moore
Two-Part
Alfred Publishing 22969

The Path to the Moon
Eric Thiman
Unison
Boosey & Hawkes 48003957
View on YouTube

Two Bartok Songs
Bartok / arr. Suchoff
Two-Part
Plymouth Music 55-48561
(Note: M 7 of "The Farmer and the Goose" has a G against an F in the two parts, and I have confirmed with the publisher that this is a misprint, and instead both parts should have a G)
View on YouTube

Sing to Me
Andrea Ramsay
SA
Santa Barbara Music SBMP1003

Tic-Tac
Jim Papoulis
Two-Part
Boosey and Hawkes 48023008
View on YouTube

Music is available at Senseney.
 
Chairperson
Christian Wisner
Wichita Cleaveland Magnet