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  • Welcome to chorus at Sunset Ridge!

    My Name is Mr. John Denton and I teach K-6 General Music, 3-8 Grade Chorus, Musical Theater, and Music Technology/Pop Music Lab.

    I wear many hats at our school, district, and state level but the one I am most proud of is being a teacher to your children.

    We treat music as a language at Sunset Ridge and while my goal is to keep students engaged and driven towards a love of music; our true goal is mastery and literacy of musical concepts.

    Our chorus program has five outstanding groups to choose from:

    • Morning Choir (3-5 Graders, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 AM)
    • Grade 6 Treble Choir
    • Middle School Concert Choirs: Treble and Mixed
    • Soaring Sounds Show Choir (6th, 7th, and 8th Graders may join)

    All groups are structured to immerse children in a program that emphasizes technique, style, sight reading, and musicianship; but as always we have one overarching goal in any music program at Sunset Ridge...

    "helping students make connections between the music we make at school and the music they encounter in the world."

     

    Performance Dates 2019/20

    Date

    Event

    Location

    Time

    Choir

    What to Wear

    September 27

    D-Backs National Anthem

    Chase Field

    5:00 PM

    All Invited (optional)

    Choir Shirt or S.Ridge Shirt and Jeans

    October 8

    BCHS Feeder Concert

    BCHS Auditorium

    7:00 PM

    Mixed and Treble Choir

    All Black Formal Attire

    October 10

    Fall DVUSD Choir Assessment

    BCHS Auditorium

    12:00 PM

    During School

    Mixed and Treble Choir

    All Black Formal Attire

    October 23

    Soaring Sounds Show Choir Rehearsal

    Choir Room and MPR

    3:30 - 6:30 PM

    Select 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

    Athletic Wear

    November 6

    Soaring Sounds Show Choir Rehearsal

    Choir Room and MPR

    3:30 - 6:30 PM

    Select 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

    Athletic Wear

    November 12

    Fall Choir & Band Concert

    S.Ridge MPR

    6:00 PM

    Mixed and Treble Choir

    Choir Shirt and all black Pants or Skirt

    November 14

    DVUSD Honor Choir

    Sandra Day O'Connor HS Auditorium

    All day event. Concert Times: TBA

    Select Members from All Choirs

    Choir Shirt and all black pants or skirt

    December 18

    Winter Choir & Band Caroling

    Elevate Coffee House

    5:00 - 8:00 PM

    All Choirs (small ensemble concert; rotating times)

    Choir Shirt and all black pants or skirt

    January 9

    Morning Choir, 6th Grade Choir, 5th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Band Concert

    S. Ridge MPR

    6:00 PM

    Morning Choir and 6th Grade Choir

    Choir Shirt and all black pants or skirt

     

    February 28 - March 1 Annual Middle School Choir and Band Trip  Anaheim, CA (Disneyland Resort)

    Leave S.Ridge 5 AM, 2/28

    Return 6 AM, 3/1

    Select Middle Schoolers TBA

    March 12

    Spring DVUSD Choir Asssessment BCHS Auditorium 12:00 PM Mixed and Treble Choir All Black Formal Attire

    May 6

    Spring Choir Finale Concert

    S. Ridge MPR

    6:00 PM

    All Choirs

    Choir Shirt and all black pants or slacks

    May TBA

    Elevate Coffee House Takeover

    Elevate Coffee @ Norterra

    TBA

    Soloists and Small groups

    Personal perfomrance style