Welcome to the EMS Bulldog Chorus Page!

Mrs. Julia Wolfe, Director


In Choral music, every voice matters. Every singer makes a unique contribution to the sound of the whole group. Choral music is truly a team effort. As such, all members have a responsibility to each other to give their very best during rehearsals and performances. What each singer does affects the success of the whole group. We should all expect the best from each other and from ourselves. Together, let's create something wonderful!


Chorus classes focus on these Choral Skills:
healthy vocal techniques
quality tone production
unification of ensemble sound
artistic interpretation and expression
communication of meaning
musical independence
rehearsal skills
performance skills and etiquette
music literacy
respect, resilience, and responsibility

These skills are applied to the repertoire prepared for concerts. Thus, students do not just learn to "sing songs" in Chorus class. Students work to build vocal and musical skills that will enrich their music-making throughout their lives.

All students enrolled in Chorus will perform in a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert this school year. It is expected than all students enrolled in a Chorus class attend both concerts. Each concert performance counts as a major summative grade for this course.


Important Dates


EVENING REHEARSAL: Wednesday December 12, 2018
Times are still being determined.

EVENING PERFORMANCE: Thursday December 13, 2018
Times are still being determined.



EVENING REHEARSAL: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Times are still being determined.

EVENING PERFORMANCE: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Times are still being determined.


Eisteddfod Information

EMS Eisteddfod Representatives
Eisteddfod is the name of the CCPS All-County Chorus. Ten members of the EMS 8th Grade Chorus will represent our school in this year's Eisteddfod Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 22rd, 2019, at Westminster High School. All family and friends are invited to attend the free Eisteddfod Concert on March 22rd.

FLEX Rehearsals
Mrs. Wolfe will hold weekly FLEX rehearsals from mid-January through March to help the EMS Eisteddfod Representatives learn their music. Singers should bring music and a pencil to these rehearsals.

MANDATORY Evening Rehearsals and Field Trip
The Representatives from all middle schools will practice together at these mandatory rehearsals.
Evening Rehearsal #1: Tuesday, March 13th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shiloh Middle School
Evening Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, March 19th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
Evening Rehearsal #3: Thursday, March 21st, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
FIELD TRIP Rehearsal: Friday, March 22nd, during the school day at Westminster High School - (Bring a bag lunch for the field trip.)
SNOW DATE: Friday March 29th, 2019