2018-2019 Chorus/Design and Intro to Singing Classes
The 2018-2019 Phillips Preparatory Chorus continues the tradition of fun and excellence in singing that has been evident for many years at PPS. Two groups of students make up the 7th & 8th grade PPS performance chorus: an 8th grade chorus/drama class of girls and a mixed 7th/8th grade chorus/drama class of both girls and boys.
In addition to these performing classes, PPS has added something new this year: a music/chorus elective for 6th graders called Intro to Singing! Two classes of sixth graders will learn about music and experience singing together.
In May 2018, approximately 75 students auditioned for the performing chorus/drama group for this school year. Students came to the auditions with a prepared A Capella solo and readiness to do some simple pitch matching. Applications were completed, grades checked, and teacher recommendations received. It was obvious that most students had prepared for the auditions, thus illustrating the conscientious attitude Phillips students bring to all they do. After long and careful consideration, 29 students were chosen for the 7th/8th grade mixed chorus/drama class, and 31 8th grade girls were selected for the advanced chorus/drama class, making a grand total of 60 performing SINGERS this year! Way to go, PPS students!
The PPS tradition has been that each year several school programs and big winter and spring shows are devoted to the performing arts. This year will be no different.
Veterans Day Program
PPS holds our annual Veterans Day Recognition programs in November when the chorus and band perform and students speak. Two different assemblies allow for all PPS students and guests to experience this very meaningful program. Here is the URL for our program from November 2017: https://youtu.be/25dri1JTZgQ
Winter Holiday Concert
Our performing chorus presents its annual winter holiday concert with the Davidson High School Warrior Sound chorus at DHS each year in December. This is a great way to begin the holiday season and enjoy the tunes you know and love as well as hear some new ones. And admission is free. Our December 2017 performance can be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qt2e6DyrG90 and https://youtu.be/KGf0-BeIn6Q
Annual Spring Chorus Show
Each year we present a thematic spring show of song and dance. OUR 2018 Spring Show - Disney Old and New - was at Davidson High School on THURSDAY, APRIL 19, at 7:00 PM. We sang songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, Pocahontas, Song of the South, Hercules, Moana, and Teen Beach Movie. We appreciate all who came and supported us as we sang and danced in this hour-long concert. If you missed the show, you can see it on Mrs. Sheets' YOUTUBE channel: https://youtu.be/tJ9OzntXSdU
Chorus Class Details on Mrs. Sheets' Webpage
Details about our chorus classes may be found on Mrs. Vera Lynn Sheets' webpage of this PPS website. Class handouts, forms, requirements, calendar dates, etc. are located there.
Local budget cuts are depriving approximately 30 million students of an education that includes music. It is not only at the local level that is forcing schools to abandon music education, but the lack of federal funding as well.
If you want to enjoy some of our other past holiday concerts, here are links so that you can see and hear them now. Our part of each program begins in a more traditional concert style and ends with several choreographed selections. In 2015 and 2014, PPS's portion of the program is the first 25+ minutes of each program and the Davidson High School chorus is the next 30+ minutes. Enjoy!
2016 Winter Holiday Concert
We begin at the 0:02:35 mark.
2015 Winter Holiday Concert
We being at the 0:01:45 mark.
2014 Winter Holiday Concert