Fall 2017 Events and Activities
NMSU All-State Prep Day
Date: Sep. 15, 2017
When: 9:30- 1:30pm
Where: NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall
All-State prep day is a chance for the students to prepare for the All-State Choir auditions (Oct 21). The focus will be primarily on learning the audition piece, and there will be some tips on sight reading and how to sing the solo as well. Students must provide their own transportation. Call time is 9:30am in the lobby of the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Building. The day will be finished at 1:30pm.
Last day to sign up is at the parent meeting on Aug 29th
SWNMMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival
Date: Oct 7th, 2017
Where: Sierra Middle School
Students will perform as a soloist or in a small ensemble for a judge during this festival. The judge will give on the spot critique and written suggestions to help the young performers grow. The students will be given a specific time slot for their performance and are asked to dress professionally.
$25 per solo due at Parent Meeting on August 25th.
Youth All-State Auditions
Who is eligible? Only 9th Graders
How do you audition? Mr. Gilmour will record you singing the audition piece and "My Country Tis of Thee" a cappella. He will submit a CD of you to a panel of judges. If you were selected to be in the choir you will know by October.
How much does it Cost?: Free
Real Men Sing and Treble by Choice NMSU
Date: Sep. 23, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Real Men Sing event at NMSU will be held in the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Building. Anyone can attend this event including parents, brothers, nephews, uncles of any choir member, they are welcome to come as well. Call time is 9:00am in the lobby of the Atkinson Hall. Lunch will be provided. There will be a public performance at 4:00pm in Atkinson Recital Hall
Students: $10 Pay to Mr. Gilmour
Adults: $15 Pay to NMSU
High School All-State Choir Auditions
Date: Oct. 16, 2017
Where: NMSU Music Building
Students will audition with a judge during a specific time slot (TBA). Judges will hear a sight-reading example, a solo, and a portion of the audition piece. Students will dress professionally and are responsible for their own transportation. The audition will be during a school day and students will be excused from classes.
$25 per student due by parent meeting on Aug 29.