Bryant Middle School Choir

This page will give updates and information regarding the Bryant Middle School Choir.

[11/12/19]   After receiving a call from the fundraiser company yesterday afternoon, the fundraiser items are supposed to arrive tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13th.

[11/11/19]   I have been working diligently for the past several days to get an update on why our choir fundraiser items have not arrived. From what I have been informed, there was a miscommunication between the company and the supplier. I was told that the company will contact me with a date of when the items will be delivered. I will let you know immediately when I receive this information.

[11/06/19]   Unfortunately, the choir fundraiser items did not come in today as planned. I just called the company to try to find out what is going on. As soon as they call me back, I will be able to give you an update. I apologize for this inconvenience.
Thank you for understanding.

[10/30/19]   The choir fundraiser items are expected to be delivered on Wednesday, November 6th. Students should be receiving their bags/boxes of items by the end of that school day.

[10/15/19]   Dear Choir Parent/Guardian,

Bryant Middle School will be hosting a night of holiday music on Thursday, December 12. This will feature both our Bryant Middle School bands and choirs in two separate concerts back to back. Therefore, we have been asked by our administration to change the date and location of the choir’s Christmas concert originally scheduled for December 16 in the Bryant Middle School main gym. The concert will now be on Thursday, December 12 in Bryant Middle School’s Blue Gym, which is the gym in the blue building behind the main building. 6th grade concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7th grade concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each concert will last approximately 15 minutes. If a choir student is also a band student, they will make it on time to the band concert after they have participated in the choir concert. Please let me know if you have any questions.

[10/10/19]   The choir shirts we will wear for performances and events have arrived. They will be issued to the students tomorrow. The students will receive their shirt and original order form. Also, the students will sign a form stating they received their shirt.
If your child has not yet purchased their choir shirt yet, please do this as soon as possible. There were only a limited number of extra shirts ordered.

[09/19/19]   The fundraiser orders forms and money for items are due tomorrow, Friday, September 20th. Here is a checklist to make sure the order forms can be processed properly.



1. The order form should be written in pen not pencil

2. Make sure student’s name is written at the top of the order form (Last Name, First Name)

3. In the Teacher’s Name boxes put “Chism”

4. In the School/Organization boxes put Bryant Middle or BMS

5. Under the boxes labeled School/Organization put “Choir” in the box.

6. For Classroom put the class period number your student has choir.

7. Leave the prize box blank as I will take care of the student prize list.

8. Verify the item number matches the item the customer is purchasing.

9. Verify the price of the item matches the price of the item the customer is purchasing.

10. Verify the quantity of the items the customer is purchasing is correct.

11. Write the total number of items at the bottom of the order form.

12. Write the total amount of money at the bottom of the order form.

13. Make sure the total money collected is correct and matches the total on the order form.

14. Put money is an envelope or bag with the student’s name.



Thank you for helping with this. This will help me out as the sooner the company can receive the order forms the sooner the items will be delivered. Once I find out a delivery date to the school, I will inform you.



Students will turn in the order forms and money during their class. However, if parents would prefer to drop the money off at school instead of having the student do this, let me know, so I can expect this.



Again, thank you so much for helping with this. This helps our choir program tremendously so every choir student can receive the most valuable music education possible.

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[09/13/19]   Choir parents,
Yesterday we began our choir fundraiser. There are a lot of great items we are selling from holiday items, kitchen gadgets, food items, and so much more. The money we raise from the fundraiser goes to support our choir program from competition costs, travel costs to and from competitions and events, music costs, program costs, and classroom supplies. We would not be able to have a successful program allowing your child the opportunity to express their singing talent without these funds. I would like to give you some additional information regarding the fundraiser, so it can be successful.
1. Money for the items need to be collected up front when the person orders.2. If a customer writes a check, they need to make it out to Bryant Middle School.3. If you run out of room on the order form, please let me know or have your child ask me for another form.4. Please follow the instructions on the order form and make sure the information is written correctly and in pen.5. The money and order form(s) will be due on Friday, September 20th. Your child will turn these in to me on that day. If you prefer to drop this off yourself to the school, please give the money and order form(s) to the ladies in the front office, and they will get it to me.
If the students sell a certain amount of items, they can get specific prizes. The prize program is as follows:1. Sell 5 items: The students can participate in the Sticky Hand Game during class.2. Sell 10 items: The students can receive a free item from the fundraiser brochure. If a student sells 10 or more items, please make sure they list the item on the order form and write "free item" beside it.3. Sell 15 items: The students can receive a t-shirt listing their graduating class, such as "Class of 2025" or "Class of 2026"4. Sell 35 items: The students can receive a hoodie listing their graduating class, such as "Class of 2025" or "Class of 2026"5. Sell 90 items: The student can receive $1006. Sell 135 items: The student can receive $250 dollars instead of $1007. Sell 175 items: The student can receive $500 instead of $100 or $2508. Top Seller: The student who sells the most items can receive $100.9. 2nd Place Seller: The student who sells the 2nd most items can receive $50.
Remember, 6th graders must have parental permission to participate in the fundraiser.
Any assistance you can provide to help your child sell for the fundraiser to help your program would be greatly appreciated.

[09/05/19]   Choir Uniform Shirt Order Form and Payment Are Due By Tomorrow Friday, September 6th.

[08/28/19]   An email was just sent to all choir parents with the following information. If you did not receive this email from me and would like to be on the choir contact list, please email me at [email protected] to let me know. Here is the information that was sent in the email.

Greetings choir parents/guardians,

First of all I would like to say how honored I am to teach your child in the Bryant Middle School choir this year. We are already off to a great start in our classes this year.

I wanted to remind everyone that the choir uniform shirt form and payment are due on Friday, September 6th. If you child was in Bryant Middle School choir last year and their shirt still fits, there is no need to order another one. However, if your child is new to the Bryant Middle School choir this year, they will need to purchase a shirt. We will wear these shirts for performances and events. I have attached a copy of the shirt form to this email in case you need it.

I will be keeping in touch with you throughout the school year to remind and inform you about certain choir events. However, if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me.

[02/11/19]   This is a reminder regarding tomorrow night's choir concert. It will be held in the main gym at Bryant Middle School. Please park in the parking lot between Bryant Middle School and the football stadium. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., however, as previously stated, the students need to be in their seats by 6:10 p.m. The students are to wear their #Limitless shirt, jeans, and comfortable shoes. Students are required to stay for the entire concert as their grade will be based on their performance, as well as, audience etiquette. The concert will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Therefore, if you are not attending, please make sure your child is pick up in a timely manner no later than 8:15 p.m.

[01/31/19]   The Bryant Middle School choirs are gearing up for the upcoming concert on February 12th in the Bryant Middle School main gym. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. However, students need to be in their seats by 6:10 p.m. This event was listed on the choir calendar your child received when they began class. This concert will feature the Bryant Middle School, Bethel Middle School, and Bryant High School Choirs. For the concert, the students are to wear their choir #Limitless t-shirt, jeans, and comfortable shoes. If your child has not yet purchased the #Limitless t-shirt, they are still available, but sizes are limited. Cost of the t-shirt is $10.00. This event is mandatory for the choir students and will be worth 200 points of their grade. The concert will last approximately an hour and a half to two hours. If you have any questions, regarding this event, please contact me at school at 847-5651 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

I would like to inform you of the choir events that will take place this semester. Starting with our pre-competition concert which will occur on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryant Middle School Main Gym. I will send a reminder home regarding this event as time draws closer.

The next event is Choral Performance Assessment which is the choir's group competition. It will be held between Thursday February 21 and Friday February 22 at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. I do not know what specific day and time we will compete yet. I have already discussed with the students what to expect at this competition, as well as, what will be required of them to attend this competition. I would like to share this information with you as well. In order for a student to attend this competition, they must:

1. Pass four academic courses the 1st semester. Three have to be core classes.
2. Must have an A, B, or C average in choir.
3. Must have attended all choir concerts, this will include the Feb. 12 concert, or have completed the alternate concert assignment.
4. Must not receive detention or write-ups in choir starting now until the time of competition.
5. Must pass vocal and sight-reading assessments given in class.
6. Must receive a passing grade on Rehearsal Technique grades.

Students who meet these qualification will have the privilege of attending this competition. Students who do not meet the qualifications will be given an in-depth written assignment to make up the grade for this competition. Students will be informed if they do not meet the qualifications or are in danger of not meeting them.

The last event for the school year is the spring concert, which will be on Monday, May 13 in the BMS Blue Gym. More information will come later regarding this event.

Please let me know of any questions you may have. Also, if you want to check up on your child in reference to how they are doing in choir, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank You,

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Dear Parents,

We are so excited to announce that we will be having our fall choir concert on Monday, December 17th. It is important that your child be in attendance because this will not only be a major part of their grade but they will also get to showcase their talents and the progress that they have made in class. The concert is free of charge and is open to the public. Please feel free to bring as many guests as you please.

Concert Information:

* Date: Monday, December 17th

Call Time: 6:50 p.m.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.

* Location: Bryant Middle School Blue Gym

* Concert Uniform:

• Bryant Middle School Choir polo shirt, black dress pants or black skirt for girls, black socks, and black dress shoes.

* If you have to drop your child off for the concert and are unable to attend, please arrange to have your child picked up by 7:30 p.m.

* I’d like to ask that you please review our concert expectations with your child on the back of this note concerning concert attendance & etiquette.

It has been a joy to teach your child thus far this school year, and I look forward to them being able to share everything that they’ve learned with you. Thank you so much for supporting and encouraging your child’s musical growth. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Laura Chism
[email protected]

Concert Expectations

* Attendance: A grade will be given for attendance, proper dress code, and quality participation in performance. Choir is a performing arts class and it is essential that we have EVERY member present. This concert is 200 points of each student’s grade.

* Excused Absences: Excused absences shall consist of, but are not limited to the following: (1) Conflicts with other Bryant Middle School sponsored organizations, (2) A death in the family or other serious emergency, or (3) If a student is sick and misses school the day of a concert.

* For an illness, a student will need to provide a doctor’s note and a written assignment will be given as makeup work.

* Please e-mail me as soon as you find out about a conflict with the
scheduled concert date.

* A lack of transportation does NOT count as an excused absence. Students are responsible for arranging a ride with family members or friends.

* Unexcused Absences: Any unexcused absence from a performance will result in a grade of zero.

Concert Etiquette/Behavior

1. Please listen quietly and be encouraging to each performing group through your applause. Whistling, yelling someone’s name, or cheering is never appropriate in a formal concert setting.

2. Guests, if you have to leave for any reason during the performance, please try to do so between musical selections.

3. Guests, if you arrive late, please do not enter the gym during a performance. Please wait until the selection ends for you to take your seat.

4. Please make sure to silence your cell phones and either turn them off or change the setting to “airplane mode” so as not to interfere with any sound equipment.

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