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Sunny Singers Practice Tracks:

  • The time to sign up for a chance to be in

    the Sunnyvale 2019 3rd and 4th Grade Sunshine Singers

    has now passed.

    Sunshine Singers is an after school musical performance group open to all 3rd and 4th graders. We rehearse on Thursdays after school, 3:45-5:00 p.m. January-April. This group will be open to only 25 members.  Selection is done by lottery. Please download and fill out an interest form below. Return the form to Mrs. Stout by January 10th. (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 5:00 p.m.

    COST:

    $20 for a t-shirt

     

    Spring Rehearsals:

    Thursdays, 3:45-5:00 p.m., in the music room

    January 17, 24, 31

    February 7, 21, 28

    March 7, 21, 28

    April 4, 11

     

    Dress rehearsal:

    Thursday April 18th

    3:45-5:00 on the stage

     

    Performances:

    April 25th, 2019

    Daytime: to be determined

    Evening: 7:00 p.m. on the stage

    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 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:

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

     Absences:

    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.)  

    Behavior:

    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 Sunshine Performers.

    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.