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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 four 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 Choir
    • 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






    September 27

    D-Backs National Anthem

    Chase Field

    5:00 PM

    All Invited (optional)

    October 8

    BCHS Feeder Concert

    BCHS Auditorium

    7:00 PM

    MS Concert Choir

    October 10

    Fall DVUSD Choir Assessment

    BCHS Auditorium

    12:00 PM

    During School

    MS Concert Choir

    November 12

    Fall Choir & Band Concert

    S.Ridge MPR

    6:00 PM

    MS Concert Choir

    November 14

    DVUSD Honor Choir

    Sandra Day O'Connor HS Auditorium

    All day event. Concert Times: TBA

    Select Members from All Choirs

    December 18

    Winter Choir & Band Caroling

    Elevate Coffee House

    5:00 - 8:00 PM

    All Choirs (small ensemble concert; rotating times)

    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

    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

    MS Concert Choir

    March 12

    Spring DVUSD Choir Asssessment BCHS Auditorium 12:00 PM MS Concert Choir

    May 20

    Spring Choir Finale Concert

    S. Ridge MPR

    6:00 PM

    All Choirs

    May 22

    8th Grade Promotion

    S. Ridge MPR

    5:00 PM

    8th Graders