Sunny Singers Update 2/17/2020

    The time to sign up for the drawing to be in the

    Spring 2020 Sunny Singers has passed.  Thank you.


    Sunny Singers is an after school musical performance group open to all 1st and 2nd graders. We rehearse on Thursdays after school, 3:00-4:00 p.m. September-December. This group will be open to only 25 members.  Selection is done by lottery. Please download and fill out an interest form. Return the form to Mrs. Stout by September 3rd. (if you have trouble printing, please see Mrs. Stout for a printed copy)

    *Please note: Students will be released from the back doors of the building (the gym entrance) at 4:00 p.m.




    Spring 2020 Rehearsals (3:00-4:00 p.m.):

    January 23, 30

    February 6, 20, 27

    *no rehearsal on Feb. 13th, I will be gone at a muic conference

    March 5, 19, 26

    *no rehearsal on March 12th for Spring Break

    April 9

    *no rehearsal April 2nd, I will be at another conference

    Dress rehearsal: April 16th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Performance: April 23rd, 6:00 p.m.


    Selection by Lottery policy:

    I use a random selection method based on interest forms to invite students into many after school clubs. I distribute invitations to fill out interest forms before the project will start with all the important details and the number of parts available. This is typically based on 25 available speaking roles or instrument parts.

    The usual response is 75-100 interest forms returned for each project. To make the selection, these papers are laid out face-down on a large table. Five teachers not involved in the project are asked to pull 5 random papers from the table. (5 x 5 = 25) This serves to create a heterogeneous group of mixed ability levels and ages. These 25 students receive a welcome packet while the other 50-75 receive a small “thank for your interest, please try again next year” letter.

    Responsibilities and and Expectations of the children:

    a. Arrive at rehearsals promptly and be prepared

    b. Ensure that your parents receive and have read all memos and notes

    c. Listen to all instructions.

    d. Practice your parts and songs at home at least 3 times per week.

    e. Provide a simple costume in time for the dress rehearsal and performance.

    Responsibilities and and Expectations of the parents/guardians:

    a. Be sure to pick up your child in a timely manner when rehearsal has ended. Failure to provide an adult to pick up your child will result in your child being asked to leave the group.

    b. Help your child practice and memorize lines and songs. Practice tracks are available to download online.

    c. Help your child provide a simple costume in time for the dress rehearsal and performance.

    d. If possible, help Mrs. Stout with set up for the stage the afternoon before the final performance. It could be a simple donation of items or volunteering your time. If interested, please email Mrs. Stout for more information. 


    a. You are expected to faithfully attend all rehearsals and performances.

    b. If you are absent, you must bring a signed note to the next rehearsal or performance explaining your absence.

    c. Failure to attend three rehearsals or a performance during a semester will result in dismissal from the group (being asked to leave the group).

    *Scheduling a make-up session within a week of your absence and then attending it will erase the absence. (The actual session does not have to be within a week of the absence, just the scheduling.)  


    a. You are expected to listen to and follow directions during rehearsal.

    b. You are expected to demonstrate behavior that will result in the achievement of the goals of the Sunny Singers.

    c. As a representative of Sunnyvale Elementary, you are expected to demonstrate exceptional behavior and manners at all times.

    d. Misbehavior during rehearsals/performances will result in communication with parents.

    e. Continued misbehavior is grounds for dismissal from the group.