PHS Choir Dates 2018-2019


Events that are in bold type are assignments to all choir students. Events that are not in bold type are optional.



Choir Council Elections

August 13

in class

Xanadu Auditions

August 14

after school

Show Choir Auditions

August 16


Fall Follies Solo/Ensemble Auditions

August 29


Tri-M Applications due

August 31

in class

EDHC Audition $10 due

September 3

in class

Tri- M Meeting/Officer Elections

September 5

during lunch

State Choir Audition $15 due

September 7

in class

EDHC Auditions

September 22


Xanadu Performances

October 11, 13&14


EDHC Concert

October 16


Fall Follies Rehearsal IF NEEDED

October 17


Fall Follies Performance/Fundraiser

October 23

BLK 6:00 p.m.

First Round All State Choir Auditions

October 27


Tri-M Induction

November 7


2nd Round HS State Choir Auditions

November 10

Edmond UCO

2nd Round JH State Choir Auditions

November 13


Christmas Pageant

December 2

BLK 2p.m.

Junior High All State Choir Festival

January 10-12


OSSAA District Solo $10 due

January 14

in class

High School All State Choir Festival

January 16-19


Circle the State With Song

February 7

Poteau FUMC

OSSAA District Choir Contest

February 26

Talequah NSU

OSSAA District Solo and Ensemble Contest

March 2

Talequah NSU

OSSAA State Choir Contest

March 29

Shawnee OBU

Spring Sing

April 15


OSSAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest

April 19

Shawnee OBU

Spring Concert

May 6

BLK 6:00 p.m.



Sponsor: Alisha Smedley  

Quarternote Club (Choir Booster Club, meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm)
President: Kathy Dalton
Vice-President: Kim Cobb
Treasurer: Melanie Thomas
Secretary: Trisa DuBois
Choir Council
President: Natalie Darby
Vice- President:

FAQ's See Syllabus:


Advanced Choir Syllabus


Grade Levels: 9-12


Instructor: Alisha Smedley




Course Purpose and Goals:


The purpose of choir is to gain musical excellence through cooperation, teamwork, practice, musical analysis and performance.  My goal is to provide enjoyable rehearsals, outstanding performances and in turn, pride in choir, our school and community.




Choir Expectations:


1.       Attend ALL concerts and contest performances


2.       Actively participate in rehearsals


3.       Learn their individual parts in order to enhance the group choral experience


4.       Learn to sing a varied repertoire from different historical periods and in different languages


5.       Take advantage of solo and group competition opportunities including District and All State Choirs as well as District/State Solo and Ensemble and choir Contests


6.       Be on time; Be focused; Be eligible


7.       Show respect to each other, the directors and the facilities


8.       Take pride in their personal appearance remembering that their actions and attitude reflect on themselves and their school.




Grading Process:




1.       Weekly grades will be based upon participation during rehearsals and listening journal entries. These are 50 points each.


2.       Performance grades:  This is a performance based class, and the grading system reflects this.  Performances are mandatory and can’t be made up except in the case of a medical emergency, eligibility, or a conflict with another OSSAA event. Some performances are the same each year and are worth 500 points each.  Any performance that varies from year to year will only be mandatory if students are given at least 2 weeks notice.  They are also worth less points (100-200 depending on difficulty).  Performances that are mandatory each year and worth 500 points each include: The Christmas Pageant, Basketball National Anthem, District Contest, State Contest, and our Spring Concert.  Should a student miss a performance, it is their responsibility to see the instructor, explain the situation, and if deemed an acceptable reason, complete a make-up assignment.




*Emergency or OSSAA Conflict make-up stipulations:




1. Any medical emergency that prevents student participation in any performance will require a note from a medical professional before the assignment may be “made-up.”


2. Most conflicts between choir and other OSSAA activities can be resolved between myself and other sponsors and coaches.  The only time that a student is excused from a performances based on another activity conflict is when no resolution can be made between myself and the other sponsor or coach.  Students should notify me of conflicts as soon as they arise.  Failure to notify me of a conflict will result in a “0” for the assigned performance.


Classroom Rules:


1. Be respectful of yourself, others, and the classroom following rules stated in Student Handbook


2. Be on Time


3. Bring necessary materials to class daily (writing utensil, folder)


4. No Food or Drink in the Choir Room


5. Absolutely no phones out during rehearsal time (see consequences)




Steps for consequences of violations are as follows:


1. Verbal Warning


2. Written Warning (signed by teacher and student) OR in the case of phone usage, will loose your phone for the rest of the day


3. Detention


4. Parent Contact


5. Office Referral






·         Parents are welcome to contact me through the school (918) 647-7716, my school e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the choir e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should a problem arise.  My planning period is from 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. each day.


·         All parents and students are encouraged to join the following groups and social media as they are used frequently for student/teacher/parent communication!


Ø  Quarternote Club (Choir Booster Club made up of and led by Choir Parents)


All choir parents and students are welcome at meetings! They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the PHS Choir room unless otherwise announced.  Officer meeting time is 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.


Ø  Remind101 (Led by Mrs. Smedley)


To join the Quarternote Club group via cell phone, text @quarternot to 81010


To join the Freshmen group via cell phone, text @9thgrdsing to 81010


To join the Upperclassmen group via cell phone, text @uppercla to 81010


Follow the instructions to complete the set up and you will receive reminders        for all Choir performances, rehearsals, and assignments!


Ø  Facebook (Led by Mrs. Smedley and Choir Council Reporter)


Friend us on Facebook! Our profile name is Alisha C. Smedley (Poteau Choirs)


Ø  Twitter (Led by Mrs. Smedley and Choir Council Reporter)


Follow us on Twitter! @Poteau_HS_Choir





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