• Welcome to the Boyce Middle School Chorus Page!
      
     
    The Boyce Chorus programs are open to any interested fifth or sixth grade student at Boyce. No auditions are necessary to be in chorus unless students are interested in being considered for Voice of Boyce (more information about this group is on the Voice of Boyce page found on the left). While being in Chorus is not a prerequisite for the Musical Theatre program, it is highly recommended that students participate in Fifth or Sixth Grade Chorus so that they can learn how to demonstrate proper vocal technique to be better prepared for auditions.
     
    Rehearsals will begin in September and work towards a December concert. More information will come in August via Remind. As the concert dates approach, we may require additional rehearsals after school to help prepare. I look forward to another great year of choral performances!
     
     
     
     
    Does your child want to participate in Chorus and/or Musical Theatre at Boyce? Registration for both Chorus and Musical will be from 8/1/18 - 9/14/18; registration for Musical only will be from 12/1/18 - 1/1/19. Please complete the following tasks:
     

    1. Please CLICK HERE to register your child(ren) for the 2018-2019 Boyce Chorus and/or Musical Theatre programs! 

     
     
    2. Register for Mr. Lang/Mrs. Schetley's Remind notifications. This is our primary mode of communication with parents/guardians regarding calendars, concert dates, rehearsal changes, etc. You may sign up to receive text messages, emails, or both to fit your individual needs. There are separate Chorus and Musical Theater notifications since some children are not involved in both programs. More than one parent/guardian may sign up to receive alerts. Please email Mr. Lang at rlang@uscsd.k12.pa.us if you need help registering.
     
     
     
    3. If you do not already have them on file with the district, please consider submitting your volunteer clearances so that you may help out with any rehearsals, concerts, performance, and/or field trip needs the choral/musical theatre programs may have throughout the year. Please refer to the link HERE for the district's guidelines regarding volunteer clearances and submitting them to Central Office.
     
     

    **ATTENTION CURRENT CHORUS MEMBERS**
    There will be NO before-school rehearsals during 2-hour delays, periods of active snow, or in declining road conditions. It is not worth the risk, please stay safe!   
     
     
     
    Rehearsal Schedule for Chorus

    Fifth Grade Chorus:
    1. ALL SINGERS meet on Mondays during Pride Time/AFTER school in the Boyce theater from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Students' families are responsible for transportation from Boyce after rehearsal. If there is no school on a Monday, most make-ups will be Tuesdays from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. instead. **Note: Our first rehearsal of the year will be on Monday, September 10th, 2018**
    2. SMALL GROUPS OF SINGERS may meet on Fridays BEFORE school in the Boyce theater from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Students' families are responsible for transportation to Boyce before the school day starts. If there is no school on a Friday, most make ups will be Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. instead. Please be sure to check the rehearsal calendar to see which Friday mornings your child will have rehearsal.
     
     
     
    Sixth Grade Chorus:
    1. ALL SINGERS meet on Thursdays during Pride Time/AFTER school in the Boyce theater from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Students' families are responsible for transportation from Boyce after rehearsal. If there is no school on a Thursday, most make ups will be Tuesdays from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. instead. **Note: There will be a rehearsal on Tuesday, September 35th, 2018 to make up for the early dismissal on Thursday, September 27th due to Boyce's Open House that evening.**
    2. SMALL GROUPS OF SINGERS may meet on Wednesdays BEFORE school in the Boyce theater from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Students' families are responsible for transportation to Boyce before the school day starts. If there is no school on a Wednesday, most make ups will be Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. instead. Please be sure to check the rehearsal calendar to see which Wednesday mornings your child will have rehearsal.
     
     
     
    Parents: Pick up after all rehearsals occurs in front of the Boyce main office doors. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to leave rehearsal early or come late/after Pride Time starts. Parents should line up their cars according to the map below. Please stay in your car in line to speed up the pick-up process for all who are involved. Students are NOT allowed to cross over to the parking lot to a parked car unless escorted by an adult. CLICK HERE to learn more about pick up procedures.
     
     
     

    Important Upcoming Rehearsal/Concert Dates for 2018-2019

    11/??/18 (date TBD): ACDA Mucho Macho Music Festival only for selected males in grades 6 - 9. **Bus Leaves USC High School at 8:15 a.m., please report to HS at 8:00 a.m.**
     
    11/??/18 (date TBD): ACDA Sweet Harmony Music Festival only for selected females in grades 6 - 9 at West Allegheny HS. **Bus Leaves USC High School at 8:15 a.m., please report to the HS at 8:00 a.m.**
     
    12/12/18: Combined Chorus Rehearsal 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the High School Theater

    12/13/18: Boyce Winter Chorus Concert at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Theater 

    12/14/18: Boyce Winter Combined Band/Chorus/Orchestra School Concert at Boyce (2:00 p.m.)
     
    3/??/19 (date TBD): PMEA District 1 Elementary Sing Fest West only for selected students in grades 6. **Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from this event.**