Ivy Hawnsemble Weeks 1-9




TeacherSarah Wilson
Subject AreaHawnsemble Acapella Week 1-9
Grade Level6-8
Week #Week 1-9
Unit of InstructionPosture, Aural Training, and Rehearsal Procedures
Standard(s) Taught

Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles. (MU.68.C.1.4)

Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one’s own or others’ musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal. (MU.68.C.2.2)

Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers. (MU.68.S.1.4)

Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure. (MU.68.S.2.1)

Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition. (MU.68.O.2.2)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Demonstrate correct posture when singing
  • Review Music Theory basics and begin on advanced theory notation and aural skills
  • Review the importance of active rehearsal preparation 
  • Review the use of the Kodaly solfege hand signs when singing scales and simple sight reading examples
Classroom Activities
  • Review various vocal warm-ups that will be used in choir throughout the year
  • Listen and analyze various pieces of repertoire that will be studied throughout the year
  • Discuss concert etiquette 
  • Discuss proper breathing and vocal technique
  • Work on proper vowel modification to improve tone quality while singing
  • Begin work toward Veteran’s Day Performance and Solo & Ensemble MPA
Assignments Due

Please be listening to and singing along with these tracks so that when I return from Maternity leave we can start choreography and brush up! You all rock!

Star Spangled Banner Parts!

Sopano 1: 

Soprano 2:


What the Alto and Soprano parts are supposed to sound like together. (Don’t fight the syncopated rhythms like you did last year. Embrace the tripping feel, it adds to the dissonance and ultimately resolution of the chords!) 


“Love Will Keep Us Together”

Follow the tracks




Roar Parts: These are super old…and I was wearing a costume for the annual Disney Day…enjoy…happy practicing!



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