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MUSIC ENSEMBLES


1. PERCUSSION AND RECORDER ENSEMBLE
open to any 4th and 5th Grade student
- registration is now open for the spring semester, the last day to register for the spring semester is Friday, September 15th - auditions will be held the week of September 18th 
- rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 26th
- rehearsal days: Tuesday and Friday mornings (7:15-7:45am)
- performances/activities include: Fall Concerts (December), Spring Concerts (April), Children's Music Festival in Houston (April), Music Ensemble Parties (at the end of each semester)


More information about joing this ensemble in the spring semester:
1. Information about this ensemble will be coming home with your child.
2. An audition is required because of limited instrumentation.  After a student is registered he/she will be required to audition.  Students will be tested on instrument technique and recorder.
3. To register for this ensemble, you and your child must both read the Music Ensembles Handbook by clicking the link at the bottom of this page and then agree to the policies by signing the Handbook Agreement Form. 

2. CHORALE
open to any 4th and 5th Grade student
- registration is now open for the spring semester, the last day to register for the spring semester is Friday, September 15th.
- part placement interviews will be held the week of September 18th.
- rehearsals begin Monday, September 25th 
- rehearsal days: Monday and Thursday mornings (7:15-7:45 am)
- performances/activities include: Fall Concerts (December), Spring Concerts (April), Children's Music Festival in Houston (April), Music Ensembles Parties (at the end of each semester)

More information about joining the chorale in the spring semester:
1. Information regarding the choirs will be coming home with your child.
2. After a student is registered he/she will be required to come in for a placement interview. (Placement Interviews: no preparation is required, students will be placed on a part)
3. To register for this ensemble, you and your child must both read the Music Ensembles Handbook by clicking the link at the bottom of this page and then agree to the policies by signing the Handbook Agreement Form. 



MUSIC ENSEMBLES HANDBOOK
Click Here!

- Students who want to participate in any of the Blackshear Music Ensembles must read and agree to the Music Ensembles Handbook.

Important Directions:

After both the parent(s) and student have read the Ensemble Handbook, please click on the link on the left titled "Music Ensemble Registration/Handbook Agreement Form" and fill out the information to indicate that you have read and agree to the policies. Don't forget to click "submit". This form must be submitted before the student will be allowed to audition or have a placement interview or an audition.