Mrs. Tarleton’s E-mails Archived E-mails

Sent to 7th and 8th Grade Parents 9-18-19

Good morning.  Welcome back (or welcome to!) Chorus 7.  We have had 2 weeks of rehearsals and this group already sounds amazing! I can’t wait until you hear them in December!  I wanted to just touch base on our year in chorus.  I have attached the music calendar.  Please mark your calendars for the concerts that we have scheduled. You can also find the calendar on the music website.

 

Speaking of the music website, it is a great resource for all kinds of information. Not only is calendar there, but we archive emails, announcements and many other important things. Thanks to Ms. Anderson for keeping this up! Please bookmark the website and use it as a primary resource for information.  http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/handerson/ 

 

Our extra-curricular offerings are getting started.  Advanced Choir is started for a few students today and will add more on Friday. We rehearse on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:10AM. No audition is required for this group, but a commitment is required. 

 

The musical this year is Alice in Wonderland and rehearsals have started for that.

 

District 3 Honors Auditions will be coming up soon and I will be starting tutorials for these auditions next week on either Monday or Wednesday at 7:10AM to prepare our audition piece and practice sight singing.

 

Jazz Choir auditions for interested students will happen in October with rehearsals starting after the musical and running through the end of March.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.  If you would prefer to not receive emails, let me know and I can remove you from the list. Once again, welcome back! I look forward to a fantastic year!

 

Shari Tarleton

 

Sent to 6th Grade Parent 8-18-18

Good afternoon! I wanted to welcome you to 6thgrade chorus! We have had 2 weeks of rehearsals and the chorus is sounding great. I am really looking forward to seeing how far we will go in the next few years! I wanted to alert you to a couple of things that will help support your student in the ensemble performance class.

 

  1.  The Music Calendar.  I have attached a copy of the music calendar and I would ask that you place our concert dates on your calendar as well. Our class does include evening performances where we will share our music with you and connect our performance standards with an actual audience. You can find the calendar on the music website as well.
  2. We have a music website!  If you go to the BJH home page and choose department then choose music, you will find your best resource for information on all of our music ensembles. Ms. Anderson maintains this website and we work very hard to keep it updated.  http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/handerson/    If you have questions, this should be your first resource for answers.
  3. BJH music is social!  Find us on Facebook! (Adults only, please.)
  4. Our performances do require that our students have the correct performance attire. At BJH we wear all-black for our performances. Students should have clothing of their choice that covers them from ankle to shoulder. Short sleeves are OK but they must cover the entire shoulder preferably to the elbow. Black shoes are great but do the best you can. It is difficult to keep our middle schoolers in shoes! Ties for our gentlemen (long or bow) also add a bit of pazzaz!

 

We also have an active Booster Organization that helps support our program. Our first Booster meeting is Monday, Oct 1 at 6:00pm in the Band Room. We will be welcoming new people, new ideas an organizing our Annual Tree, Wreathe and Multi-Cultural bake sale! We hope you can join us.

 

Once again welcome. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you at Open House and our first concert in December.

 

Shari Tarleton

 

Sent to Chorus Parents, Wednesday, Feb 28

Good morning.  Our All-Town Chorus Concert will be Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 in the BHS gym.

All students are asked to:

  1. Arrive to be ready to sing at 5:45 in the gym. (We need to practice the combined pieces.)
  2. Wear all black (or black and white if that is what you have!)
  3. Gym doors will open to parents hopefully by 6:00… dependent on how quickly the songs come together and if we can start on time.
  4. The concert will begin at 6:30pm. (We are using an elementary start time to accommodate our HBS choral students!)

Thank you for your support.  This year, you will experience choral music from grades 4 through grade 12.  Each chorus will be singing 1 song and we will be performing 2 as an “All-Town Chorus” at the end of the concert. We have moved the concert into the gym because we have not had enough seating in Crooker the past 2 years for grades 6-12 and we are adding 4 and 5 this year.  This concert is free to the public.

Shari

*Please allow time for the extra traffic flow. We estimate there will be approximately 500 students singing in this concert!

 

Sent to Jazz Parents Monday,Feb. 26

Our Jazz Festival is this Thursday, March 1. We will be leaving BJH at 2:45 to travel to Falmouth High School.  All permission slips should be handed in already. Performance attire is all-black for this event.  Students will have a brief time to change after school if they choose to not wear their attire all day.

Students should bring water. They should bring supper or money for supper. (It is easier if they bring supper, but there will be pizza and baked goods for sale at the venue.) Students who are also in jazz band will not have time to go to the food area before jazz choir warms up so bringing support is imperative.

We are performing at 6:30 in the Music Room.  You are welcome to attend this festival. The cost is $5.00 to get in for those 18 and older. Our BJH Jazz Band is performing at 5:10 in the theatre and you can see them as well!

Tomorrow there is a rehearsal after school until 3:30 that is mandatory for all students attending the festival. We will fine-tune our songs and take care of any last -minute details.

We should get back to BJH about 7:45. If you would like to receive a text with more accurate time and information, please use the link below to sign up for REMIND.  When you sign up, you are in my Jazz Choir classroom and you will receive a text from me when we leave Falmouth and when we are in Freeport.

I am looking forward to this festival. The students have worked hard!  We will continue to rehearse until after our MIOSM concert March 20 and then we will be done as Spring athletics will begin.

This year I’m using Remind to send updates about important class information
To sign up for Jazz Choir notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/8c38eh

Thanks again!

Shari

Sent to ALL Chorus Parents on Thursday, February 15

We are excited to announce the annual BJH Music Boosters’ “Basket Raffle”. This year, the raffle tickets will be sold during the month of March with the baskets on display at our March performance events! Funds raised from this raffle will be used for Music Camp Scholarships and to help provide supplemental financial support for our performing groups for items such as music, equipment, supplies, MusicFirst subscriptions, etc… and to provide our musicians with special opportunities like guest clinicians, commissioned works, concert trips, etc….

We are asking for band and chorus families to contribute to this important fundraiser by providing an item(s) for are theme baskets. We’ve tried to “streamline” the process this year by asking for some SPECIFIC items: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084bacaf2da64-basket1

We’ve tried to include a variety of item requests and a wide range of price points. If you’d prefer, there is an option for a cash donation to be used as needed AND the opportunity for your family to donate a COMPLETED basket with the theme of your choice or a “stand-alone” item or service to raffle separately.

We will need all donations at BJH no later than Friday, March 2. We will also need volunteers to help put the baskets together and wrap them for display. Our Basket Raffle Work Session is scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 6:30 PM in the BJH Band Room. 

Please take a moment to visit the sign-up link above and select an item to donate. If you like to shop online and would like to have your donation shipped directly to the school, please have your item sent to “BJH Music Department, Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, ME 04011”. Be sure that the item will arrive before March 5.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR YOUNG MUSICIANS!

Sent to 6th Grade Honors Parents on Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Good morning! Our 6th grade honors festival is fast approaching!  This Friday, we will meet after school at BJH to have some great fun and do a lot of singing!  I wanted to touch base with you for some final details.

 

  • We will begin after school at about 2:45.
  • Students should plan to bring an afternoon snack and a water bottle.
  • Mrs. Albert – BHS choral director – and about 15 high school choral students will be our festival director and support.
  • Dress is casual.
  • We will share our music with you in the chorus room at 6:30. This should last about 25 – 30 minutes.
  • We will be providing supper for our participants. The menu is:

Pizza – pepperoni and cheese. (We will have a gluten free crust option)

Fruit and Vegetables

Lays Potato Chips and Snyders Gluten Free Pretzels

Water

A Tray of delicious cookies from Wildflower Bakery (gluten free)

 

I am very excited for this festival. The students will be working on a wide range of vocal skills including warm-ups, 3 song selections, some acapella instruction and whatever else we can fit in!

 

Just a note: Family Art night is also this Friday. Students who wish to go down after the Festival are more than welcome. It goes until 7:30pm.  We will have some very tired and very happy students!

 

Thank you again for your support.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will see you all on Friday.

 

Shari

 

Sent to Chorus Parent on 11-30-17

Hello,
 
The annual BJH Music Boosters Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale and Multicultural Bake Sale is Saturday, December 9. This is one of BJH Music Boosters biggest fundraisers and a Brunswick tradition. We estimate that this event, benefiting our student musicians, has been going on for 30 plus years! We need your help for another successful sale! Please see the following messages from our Tree & Bake Sale Coordinators to find out how you can help!
 
From Becky Wilkoff, Tree & Wreath Sale Coordinator:
Please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48aaa822a31-annual to sign up to work a shift (or two) selling trees and wreaths on Saturday, December 9!
 
From Darcee Pantaz, Bake Sale Coordinator:
Please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4dabaa29a13-tree to sign up to work a shift at the bake sale table.

~To all music booster parents:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, baking season!! We need everyone’s help to make this years BJH Music Boosters Tree & Wreath Sale the most successful one yet!!! We are not doing a sign up sheet for baking, we just need everyone to bake! This is a great opportunity to practice those new holiday recipes you’ve been pinning all year;)
 
Popular items in past years have been breads (especially “savory” breads, cinnamon rolls, holiday “specialty breads”), whoopee pies, and candy. We will be doing a cookie buffet—customers will be able to fill containers with an assortment of cookies—so we needs LOTS and LOTS of cookies! We’d also like to have some gluten-free options available.
 
Please label your baked goods and let us know if they contain nuts. Cookies/brownies and candy do NOT need to be wrapped for individual sale—the bake sale coordinators will put together some smaller “plates” for purchase and customers will select their cookies/candy of choice from the buffet to fill their buffet boxes. All other items: whoopee pies, breads, etc….SHOULD be packaged for individual sale. You don’t need to price anything.
 
Please plan on dropping your baked goods off at school on Friday, December 8 (main office or band room) or bring them by early on Saturday. The sale begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 9. Set-up begins at 7:00 AM.
 
If you have questions, please contact Darcee Pantaz (adpantaz@myfairpoint.net) who is chairing this portion of our annual sale.
 
Thank you so much for your help!!
 
BJH Music Boosters
Find us on Facebook: Brunswick Junior High School Music Boosters

Hello,
 
The annual BJH Music Boosters Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale and Multicultural Bake Sale is Saturday, December 9. This is one of BJH Music Boosters biggest fundraisers and a Brunswick tradition. We estimate that this event, benefiting our student musicians, has been going on for 30 plus years! We need your help for another successful sale! Please see the following messages from our Tree & Bake Sale Coordinators to find out how you can help!
 
From Becky Wilkoff, Tree & Wreath Sale Coordinator:
Please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48aaa822a31-annual to sign up to work a shift (or two) selling trees and wreaths on Saturday, December 9!
 
From Darcee Pantaz, Bake Sale Coordinator:
Please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4dabaa29a13-tree to sign up to work a shift at the bake sale table.

~To all music booster parents:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, baking season!! We need everyone’s help to make this years BJH Music Boosters Tree & Wreath Sale the most successful one yet!!! We are not doing a sign up sheet for baking, we just need everyone to bake! This is a great opportunity to practice those new holiday recipes you’ve been pinning all year;)
 
Popular items in past years have been breads (especially “savory” breads, cinnamon rolls, holiday “specialty breads”), whoopee pies, and candy. We will be doing a cookie buffet—customers will be able to fill containers with an assortment of cookies—so we needs LOTS and LOTS of cookies! We’d also like to have some gluten-free options available.
 
Please label your baked goods and let us know if they contain nuts. Cookies/brownies and candy do NOT need to be wrapped for individual sale—the bake sale coordinators will put together some smaller “plates” for purchase and customers will select their cookies/candy of choice from the buffet to fill their buffet boxes. All other items: whoopee pies, breads, etc….SHOULD be packaged for individual sale. You don’t need to price anything.
 
Please plan on dropping your baked goods off at school on Friday, December 8 (main office or band room) or bring them by early on Saturday. The sale begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 9. Set-up begins at 7:00 AM.
 
If you have questions, please contact Darcee Pantaz (adpantaz@myfairpoint.net) who is chairing this portion of our annual sale.
 
Thank you so much for your help!!
 
BJH Music Boosters
Find us on Facebook: Brunswick Junior High School Music Boosters

 

 

 

Sent to Chorus Parents on 9-29-17

Hi!  If you are receiving this, you are a music parent!  Welcome. We are glad you are part of our program.

First – please make yourself familiar with the BJH Music website. It is located on the BJH Home Page – Departments – Music.  This website is updated often and you will find all pertinent information here.  http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/bjh/music/  

Second – We are having a music parent night this Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 pm in the band room. We do have 2 events coming up that need supported.  The first is District 3 7/8th grade honors auditions. We will be hosting about 500 students from 30 other schools as they audition for a spot in the honors groups for the MMEA District 3.  We also have our annual Tree, Wreath and Multicultural Bake Sale coming up in Dec.  The trees and wreaths have been ordered. We simply need to discuss set-up, baked good and tear down for both of these events.   The Music Parent night is also a great night to meet other music parents and ask any questions you may have.

If you wish to “opt-out” of chorus email, please just let me know and I will remove your email. Also, if you need a different email or would like to add an email, please let me know.

I hope to see you at our music parent night this Tuesday.  If you cannot make it and still would like to support our music students, respond to this email and I will keep you in the loop.

Thank you again and I hope to see you Tuesday evening!

Shari Tarleton