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    MISS CHRISTINE KATSOCK

    GRADES 1-6 GENERAL MUSIC

    GRADES 4-8 CHORUS and SELECT CHORUS

    GRADES 5-8 DRAMA CLUB

     Welcome to my page and to Music and Drama at DEMS!  This Welcome page will be updated throughout the year regarding any upcoming events regarding upcoming concert dates, events, fundraisers, etc. 

     ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Future Grade level concerts will be presented as follows:

    March 18, 2020, 10:00AM: Grades 1 and 4 

    May, 2020, 10:00AM: Grades 3 and 5 and Kindergarten (date needs to be rescheduled to another day in May due to school calendar conflict)

    Each grade will present their own presentation.

     

    CHORUS

    * DEMS Chorus rehearsals are held every Thursday school is in session with Middle school rehearsal from 7:20AM - 7:50AM and Elementary Chorus rerhearsal fom 7:50AM to 8:30AM.  In the event of inclement weather causing a delayed start, there will be Chorus rehearsal that many hours later from the normal start of school. (2 hour delay - MS 9:20AM to 9:50AM and ES 9:50AM to 10:30AM; 3 hour delay - MS 10:20AM to 10:50AM and ES 10:50AM to 11:30AM)

    * DEMS Select Chorus rehersals are held every Wednesday school is in session with Middle school rehersal from 7:20AM - 7:50AM and Elementary rehearsal from 7:50AM - 8:30AM.  In the event of inclement weather causing a delayed start, there will be Select Chorus rehearsal that many hours later from the normal start of school.  (2 hour delay - MS 9:20AM to 9:50AM and ES 9:50AM to 10:30AM; 3 hour delay - MS 10:20AM to 10:50AM and ES 10:50AM to 11:30AM) 

    *Select Chorus has been invited to perform for PMEA District 9 celebration of Music In Our Schools Month on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Wyoming Valley Mall.  Details to follow.

    *Select Chorus has been invited to perform for PMEA District 9 celebration of Music In Our Schools Month on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Laurel Mall.  Details to follow.

    * DEMS Chorus has been invited to perform the National Anthem at the WBS RailRiders game on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  The game begins at 6:35pm.  Chorus members should arrive at PNC Field no later than 6pm.  Tickets are $11.00 per person.  Chorus members need to purchase a ticket to attend.  More details and order forms to follow. 

    *  The Spring Concert featuring the DEMS Chorus, Select Chorus and Bands will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:30PM in the gym/stage area of the school.

     

    DRAMA

    DEMS Drama Club has chosen Beauty and the Beast are their Spring musical!  Auditions will be as follows:

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    Students can audition during one of the two available session, either during the morning session from 7:20AM to 8:30AM OR during the afternoon session from 3:50PM to 5:00PM.  Those auditioning do not need to remain for the entire session, however, they are welcome to do so since these are open auditions.

    Requirements:

    1. A prepared song - can be one of the following songs - Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Home, Beauty and the Beast (an accompanist and sheet music will be provided for this choice); a musical theatre song sung to a karaoke track containing no other vocals; a musical theatre piece a cappella.

    2.  Students will read from the script of Beauty and the Beast which will be provided by the Drama Club at the audition for any student auditioning for a role that has speaking parts.

    Parts available for audition:

    Narrators (4) - can be non-singing roles; Belle; Maurice; Beast; Gaston; Lefou; Silly Girls (3); Lumiere; Cogsworth; Mrs. Potts; Babette; Madame De La Grande Bouche; Chip; Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress; Monsieur D'arque; Servants (statues, dust pan, flatware, plates, napkins, egg timer, carpet, salt and pepper shakers); Villagers (inhabitants in Belle's town i.e. bookseller, baker, etc.)

     

    The specific dates, times and location of the performances to be determined.  It is our intention to stage this production in May, 2020.