Fifth Grade Honors Chorus

Students in Fifth Grade in Spartanburg District Six have the opportunity to audition for Fifth Grade Honors Chorus.  This class meets either before or after school, once a week, depending on the music teacher's related arts schedule, for one hour of choral instruction.  Students are selected based on how well they sing in tune, their behavior in class, enthusiasm for singing, and vocal expression.  In rehearsals students focus on matching pitch using solfege syllables: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, and high Do.  Students sing three and four part-rounds, and prepare choral selections for the district-wide Choral Festival in the spring.  Students attend a field trip to Dorman and practice singing selections as part of a District Elementary Honor Chorus.  They also sing selections with the middle schools and Dorman.  Choral Festival provides our Fifth Grade Honors Chorus the opportunity to see how they can grow as singers in their educational career, if they continue to follow the choral track in middle and high school.