Welcome to Chorus! All students in Grades 3 and 4 are invited to participate in this extra-curricular ensemble. In addition, as students are registered into Chorus Club, your child will receive an invitation to my Irwin Chorus Google Classroom. Chorus Club will take place on Tuesday mornings in Room 1331 from 8:10 - 9:00 AM. I will use the Chorus Google Classroom for additional resources and reminders. All invitations will be sent to their school ebnet.org email account.
I am hoping for your support and participation in the development of a fruitful year! The Irwin School Chorus provides an excellent opportunity for your child to develop his/her singing potential. I am really looking forward to working with another group of enthusiastic young singers!
Chorus Club will take place on Tuesday mornings before school from 8:10 - 9:00. Please drop of students for Chorus Club by the front entrance to the school. Security will have a list of students who are registered to participate.
There will be a Winter Concert on Monday, January 9th and a Spring Concert on Monday, May 8th. More details about the concert will be forthcoming.
All-District Chorus Festival/Concert: Information will be forthcoming.
Chorus Club Registration:
All Chorus members must register online. To register, follow the following prompts:
- Go to the Irwin School website: www.ebnet.org
- Click on "Clubs and Activities"
- Click on "Online Registration and Pay"
- If you have trouble remembering your username/password, call (732) 613-6674 for help.
- Anyone registering after the deadline will be charged a $5 late fee
What do young people learn while singing in a chorus?
When they become aware that their voice is heard above the others and they begin to blend their voices, they learn TEAMWORK.
When they follow their music director's hands through a series of meter and dynamic changes, they learn ACCURACY.
When they begin to appreciate or "grow into" a piece of music, the learn PATIENCE.
When they refrain from talking and interrupting a rehearsal, they learn RESPECT.
When they listen and concentrate during rehearsal, and when they practice at home, they learn SELF-DISCIPLINE.
When they sing in different languages, they begin to SEE THE WORLD.
When they don't get the solo they wanted and congratulate the person who did, they learn GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP and GRACIOUSNESS.
When they sing for the local nursing home, they learn COMPASSION.
When they learn to perform their first solo and/or perform in front of an audience, they learn RISK-TAKING and SELF CONFIDENCE.
When they excitedly bound out of their singing positions to give a "high five" because they finally sang their most difficult piece straight through for the first time, they learn PERSERVERANCE.
When they work hard in concerts and then hear the recording, they learn GENUINE PRIDE and SELF ESTEEM.
Research shows time and time again that students have only to gain from involvement in choral singing and the arts. A well-organized, sustained education in music gives our youth intellectual and creative skills that last a lifetime.