Bryant Middle School Choir

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

Operating as usual

[05/18/21]   Today is a busy day for our choir students. Not only will they be rehearsing one last time for their concert, but they will be preparing to give you the best performance possible of their music. I would like to give you some quick reminders about tonight's performance.

Choir A (1st and 8th period classes) will begin at 6:00 p.m. However, the students will need to be in place NO LATER than 5:50 p.m.

Choir B (2nd, 6th, and 7th period classes) will begin at 6:45 p.m. However, the students will need to be in place NO LATER than 6:40 p.m.

All guests must wear a mask and must present their ticket to the administrator at the entrance door.

After the choir's performance, everyone must exit in a timely manner through the glass doors on the right side of the gym as the disinfecting process will begin immediately upon the audience's exit.

The students are free to leave after their performance.
Students are to wear clothes they can wear to school abiding by dress code policy.

This performance is worth 100 points of the students grade as choir is a performing arts class.

We look forward to performing for you all this evening.

[05/12/21]   Next Tuesday, May 18, the Bryant Middle School choirs will be having their spring concert. This concert will be held in the BMS main gym. Masks and social distancing will be required. Also, the BMS administrators will be at the entrance doors to collect your tickets. Choir students will wear clothes they can normally wear to school which abide by dress code policy.
If your child is in Group A, which is 1st and 8th period choir classes, their performance begins at 6:00 p.m. However, they will need to check in and be in their performance location no later than 5:50 p.m.
If your child is in Group B, which is 2nd, 6th, and 7th period choir classes, their performance begins at 6:45 p.m. However, they will need to check in and be in their performance location no later than 6:40 p.m.
After each performance, the audience and performers will need to immediately exit through the glass doors on the right so the cleaning and disinfecting process can take place. If you are not attending the concert with your child, please make arrangements to have them picked up after their performance.
If you have yet to complete the form from the previous email sent on April 15 indicating the amount of tickets needed, I have sent you a text message indicating that you need to complete the form by this Friday, May 14. Otherwise, you risk not being able to see and hear your child perform in the concert.
We look forward to seeing each of you next Tuesday evening. The students have been working extremely hard to prepare for this event. We hope you will enjoy the songs from the different decades, and hope they bring back a lot of happy memories.
I have enjoyed teaching your child this school year. Even though this has been a very trying year, and we were not able to do some of the events as we normally would have, we appreciate your ongoing support and encouragement.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Photos from Bryant Middle School Choir's post 04/30/2021

Thank you Bryant High School Camerata, Honeybees, and the Tenor/Bass choirs for coming to sing for our choir students today. Our students truly enjoyed listening to these talented singers.

Bryant Middle School Choir: Spring Concert Ticket Count 04/15/2021

Bryant Middle School Choir: Spring Concert Ticket Count

The following information was sent out via email. If you completed the Ticket Count Google Form on the email, you do not need to complete it again on this post. If you have any questions please contact Laura Chism at [email protected].


We are proud to announce the Bryant Middle School Choirs will be having an in person concert on the evening of May 18th in the Bryant Middle School Main Gym. In order to ensure the safety and health of the audience and participants, as well as, following the guidance by the Arkansas Department of Health, several measures will be put in place. These measures include:

* A maximum of 4 tickets per student will be given
* Masks must be worn at all times
* Social distancing will be enforced, however, members of the same family may sit together
* The gym will be cleaned and disinfected between each performance

Performance times are as follows:
Group A (1st and 8th Periods) 6:00 p.m.
Group B (2nd, 6th, and 7th Periods) 6:45 p.m.

Patrons will be required to give their ticket to the administrator and mask must be on prior to entering the gym.

Please complete the following form to indicate the amount of tickets needed. The amount of tickets indicated will be given to the student once this form has been submitted. This form must be submitted no later than Friday, May 14th.

Bryant Middle School Choir: Spring Concert Ticket Count Complete and submit the following form. This form may only be completed once per each Bryant Middle School choir student’s parent/guardian. This form must be submitted by Friday, May 14th.


#BecauseOfArtsEd ... Students involved in the arts score better on standardized tests, make better grades, and get more scholarships to college. Students in the arts are better prepared for the workforce as they have learned the skills of self discipline and working as a team.

Because arts are so essential in education, Bryant Middle music instructor Laura Chism and other choir teachers in the district are not letting the pandemic prevent their students from doing what they love the most—singing.

[09/10/20]   Welcome to the new school year. Whether your child is a returning member of the Bryant Middle School choir or a new member, I would like to take a moment to welcome each and every one of you. This school year in choir has begun differently than what we are typically used to. Due to the mandates for choir set by the Arkansas Department of Health, it does not allow us to sing in the classroom that much. However, we will be utilizing the outdoors and other larger areas in our school so sing when it is feasible. Until the mandates for choir change, this is our "new normal." We will sing for the first time this school year TOMORROW. The students are really excited about this. Weather permitting, we will be going outside to sing so we can social distance. Students will still have to wear a mask when they sing. We plan to spend the first part of class singing, then spend the other half of class learning what our first singing assessment will be. Speaking of this assessment, this will be done at home through Flipgrid. The students will be given step by step instructions in reference to what to do regarding this. If a student does not have internet access at home, they will call my Google Voice number (408) 874-6443‬, say their first and last name, and sing the assessment as a message. Students will have one week to submit this singing assessment. Therefore, it will be due no later than Friday, September 18th. If students successfully pass the assessment, they will receive their yellow belt certificate in choir, which is part of the choir karate system we use for learning. The goal is to see how many choir karate belts a student can earn.

Currently, no choir concerts are scheduled yet for this school year. If mandates change which allow us to hold choir concerts again, I will certainly let you know.

If ever you have a question or concern regarding your child in class, please do not hesitate to contact me.

[05/22/20]   I am posting this for the school in case you do not get their emails. End of the year grades can be checked through HAC. The school will not be mailing report cards. If you have any questions or need assistance with your child's HAC information, please contact the school directly (501) 847-5651.

[05/11/20]   This is the information for the Zoom Meeting today regarding Jr. High Choir Tryouts. Please share this information with your child. As stated in last week's email, please send any questions you or your child have to Mr. Murdock.

Jordan Murdock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BJHS choir zoom

Time: May 11, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 736 025 3022

Password: 6LFZWR

[05/08/20]   7th grade choir parents: Information was sent to you and your student via email and Google Classroom regarding Jr. High choir auditions. Please read this information immediately as there is a time frame to get the audition completed. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Murdock directly at [email protected].

[05/06/20]   Posting for the school district:

Returning Chromebooks/Hotspots
If you are using a Chromebook and/or hotspot provided by the district, they MUST be returned on one of the following days:

Wednesday, May 20 7:00am-5:30pm Bryant Junior High School
Thursday, May 21 7:00am-5:30pm Bryant Junior High School
Friday, May 22 7:00am-3:30pm Bryant Junior High School

Library books are also being collected. They may be returned under the cafeteria awning at Bryant Middle School from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Drive-Thru Yearbook Distribution

Posting this for the school. Please see the attached video regarding yearbook distribution.

[04/07/20]   Please see the following information from the Bryant Middle School nurse.

Parents of BMS students:
Due to the recent news that our students will not be returning to the classroom the rest of this school year, many of you have contacted your Bryant Middle School Nurse to pick up medication(s) your child has in the nurse’s office.
To limit the amount of time that parents and staff are on campus, we have scheduled pick up times for all medications (prescription and non-prescription). The medications will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian during the scheduled times. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.
Pick up Times:
Wednesday, April 8th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Social Distancing Protocol:
*Drive your car in line to the curb in the BES car line (circle drive by the doors going into the BES cafeteria).
*Nurse Mendi or Nurse Lynn will be at the curb to hand you your medications and to get any needed signatures.
*To prevent any unnecessary physical contact, please bring your own pen to sign the form. Thank you!
Mendi Greiner, BSN, RN
Bryant Middle School, School Nurse
office: 501-653-5226
text: 501-943-5906
fax: 501-653-5925
[email protected]

[02/27/20]   Congratulations to our 7th grade choir students for scoring an excellent rating in performance and a superior rating in sight-reading at the ArkCDA Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment.

[01/13/20]   Choir yearbook pictures on Thursday, January 16th. Students need to wear their blue choir shirt and jeans. Also, a very important email was sent out this morning regarding choir events for second semester. If you do not receive the email, let me know by emailing me at [email protected] so I can send it to you.

[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. 09/16/2019

Home - For Funds Online

Some of you have been asking about online sales for our choir fundraiser. If anyone wants to buy online, they must go to and use the Bryant Choir ID Code 59537. Help support my fundraiser! There are over 600 awesome products to choose from that would make great gifts, or something just for yourself!

[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.

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