Glee Club

Page updated December 2021

Here’s our concert from Spring of 2019. We’ll update our photos soon!

DESCRIPTION

IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is in no way designed around the TV series, “Glee”. It is not auditioned. We do not do choreography. We do not act. We do not have time for that, meeting only once a week, and it would be extremely hard in this small market to find enough students talented enough to accomplish much in one rehearsal a week. The term “Glee Club” has been around since at least 1814, and has always referred to a chorus singing fun music.

Our non-auditioned chorus is designed to be both fun and excellent! Learn from a professional director, as we sing many different types of music (“Something for everybody”). It’s for students 9 years old and up, including parents and older family members. By including the older singers, we can give the experience of being in a fuller chorus with the richness of tone that provides.

We’ll sing in 1-, 2-, and 3- part arrangements, depending on the skill level of the group in any particular semester. And we’ll perform at least twice during the semester, with two semester-ending performances being the established goal. Members are expected to learn most of their music at home, and we’ll provide rehearsal tracks for that purpose.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION MEETING
There is a mandatory pre-semester orientation meeting for this class. Please read the details carefully here.

PERFORMANCES
This is a performance-based ensemble, so it’s not just about you, like some academic courses might be—but your attendance at rehearsals and performances affects the whole group. Missing performances and rehearsals is very costly to the whole of the group, and students who do poorly at this will not be welcomed back in future semesters. So please don’t sign up if you don’t have a high level of commitment to being there.

Other Information

A Code of Conduct agreement is required for this course. This helps to ensure the positive environment in each class. This document is being updated and will be published this summer.

SCHEDULE
There will be two sections of this class in the Spring 2022 semester. You may take one or the other.

Glee Club #1
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
See below for details on the final concerts.

Glee Club #2
Wednesdays, 9:30a.m. to 10:45a.m.
See below for details on the final concerts.

CONCERT
Our final concert will be performed twice. This gives the students more of a sense of performance, and more of a finale to the season, after working hard all semester to learn the repertoire. Our concerts will feature Homeschool Glee Club and Freedom Choir together on the same program. Each will have its separate part in the program, and will also come together for one concert number. They will also sing together on six Christmas numbers in an audience singalong segment. The show dates are as follows:

CONCERT DATES
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5th and 6th.
Show starts at 6:30 pm. Done by 8:30.
Location: To be announced.

Singers should report at 5:00 sharp for a final rehearsal of the combined Glee Clubs.

NOTE: This concert will include Story, Rhyme, & Song, Kid’s Choirs 1 and 2, and Glee Clubs 1 and 2.

FEE
$70 for the semester.

POLICIES
The following policies must be read and understood to enroll in this class. This is a lot of stuff because it takes a lot of details to run an excellent organization for everybody. Please invest the time to study all this. You will be asked at registration to give your word that you have done it.
Mandatory Pre-Semester Orientation
House Rules
Communication Policy
Code of Conduct
Performance & Rehearsal Attendance Policy
COVID-19 Policy
Special Needs Policy
Spring 2022 Performance Schedule

MATERIALS/INSTRUMENTS NEEDED
Sheet music will be provided, and is loaned to each student, to be returned. Please do note the concert dress code just below.

CHORUS DRESS CODE
We have a dress code for our concerts, because we are cool like that! All chorus members are expected to dress in all black as follows:
Boys/Men: Black slacks. Black belt and black shoes. Black long-sleeve, button-down shirts.
Girls/Women: Black bottoms of modest length, whether slacks, skirts, or dresses. Modest black tops, long or short sleeve. Sequins or other sparklies are OK, provided they do not change the color from the basic black look. NOTE: Ballroom gowns are too fancy for this event, and would stick out. Meanwhile, cowboy boots and hats with all black are too un-fancy, and would stick out in the opposite way!

CAPACITY
50 students

MINIMUM
This course will be canceled if we have fewer than 16 registrations.

LOCATION
This course meets, as do all our courses, in the We, Montana! Great Room.

INSTRUCTOR
Jack Pelham

Register for this course at Google Forms.