Calendar Updates

First of all, we have a date for the Bethel Choir Festival- Tuesday, January 23rd. This will be a trip for all choir students, grades 6-8.

The next trip is the Bethel Band Festival on February 15th, for all 7th and 8th grade band students. Both events will take place at Willamette HS.

Here is a link to the online, shared Google Doc version of the calendar. You can also download one from the Documents page. Hard copies are also available in the music room.

I’ll be sending home permission forms and more specific information as we get closer, as well as looking for chaperones!

Fall Concerts – Videos and Photos

Thank you for coming out to support the music students at the band and choir concerts! If you would like to hear something again, or share the concert with someone who was not able to attend, here are some ways to do that:

Band Concert Videos:
https://youtu.be/X6bpLVkaklw (part one)
https://youtu.be/lRtenbyYXo8 (part two)

Choir Concert Video:
https://youtu.be/Gr7ZvHpr7EQ

Please note: These videos are unlisted, meaning they will NOT come up in a YouTube search. In order to share them, you need to share the exact link.

Pictures: There are albums for each concert on my Shutterfly Share site, linked here. They were taken by the wonderful Mr. Stiffler. You can purchase them through the Shutterfly site, or you can simply email me and I would be happy to send you a copy of a particular picture.

Thank you for your support!

Concerts of the Month: December

The holiday season is a popular time for musical performances, and here are two websites you can check out for local shows happening this month (including tonight!):

1) UO School of Music Events: http://music.uoregon.edu/events
I would highly recommend the University Singers/Chamber Choir concert tomorrow night as well as the Gospel Ensembles concert on Sunday (these often sell out because they’re super fun- buy ahead of time!). Both concerts will also be live-streamed on the website- free concert at home!

2) The Shedd Institute: http://theshedd.org/
Tonight is the opening of one of my all-time favorite musicals, Singing in the Rain. They have performances all this weekend and next. The Jazz Kings also have shows running from the 6th through the 13th, featuring vocalist Shirley Andress and an excellent jazz quintet.

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. There is a ton of great music happening all over! These are just some suggestions I have based on price, quality, and genre. If you know of a great future show coming up, please let me know and I’d be happy to add it to the list for the next month.

I cannot personally guarantee or give super specific information about these events, but am just suggesting you consider them. If you have any general questions, however, please let me know.

Christina Boorman
Music Director, Cascade Middle School
http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/cboorman
(541) 689-0641, ext. 3013
christina.boorman@bethel.k12.or.us