• GCA Music Department News

     

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    Upcoming Music Events:

    15th Annual Winterfest - Saturday, December 11, 11 AM- 4 PM - all GCA music groups perform.

    Bands perform at 11:00 am
    Guitar performs at 12:30 pm
    Orchestras perform at 1:00 pm
    Choirs perform at 2:00 pm
     
    Tickets will be available for 50 cents each the day of the event. Cash, check or debit/credit cards will be accepted for tickets, food and auction items that day. 
     
    The food counter will open at 11:30 am with hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers as well as a selection of drinks and snacks. 
     
    A reminder that students are to wear their GCA music shirt with khaki pants or skirt for their performance. 

    Symphonic Strings, Wind Ensemble, and Chorale Anaheim Trip: January 28-30, 2022 

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    Informational Slide show 

     

    Music Department Updates:

    The music department is launching its auction fundraiser for the annual WinterFest event! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Each music class is collecting items and/or donations for their themed "gift baskets" that will be included in the silent auction. The themes for each of the classes are: 

    BANDS:

    7th Grade Band - ASU Basket

    8th Grade Band - Gardener's Paradise

    Percussion and Beginning Band - Ace of Baking

    Symphonic Band - The Great Outdoors

    Wind Ensemble - Date Night

    CHOIRS:

    Belles Chanteuses - That's I-talian

    Lacones - Master Chef

    Cantate - That's Entertainment

    Chorale - Gift Card Tree 

    GUITAR - Gilbert Nights

    ORCHESTRAS:

    Cadet Orchestra - Mexican Fiesta

    Chamber Orchestra - Morning Comfort

    Concert Orchestra - Bonfire N S'mores

    Sinphonia - Pizza Pizzazz

    Symphonic Strings - Treat Yourself

    Each music teacher will email parents in each ensemble with specific needs for their basket. We can also accept tax-deductible donations of other items to include in the silent auction. Do you own a small business? Know someone who would like to donate products, services, or gift cards from their company? Contact any of the music teachers asap to put you in touch with our team of volunteers who are organizing WinterFest! Let's make the 15th annual WinterFest the best one yet!!

  • GCA Choir

    Under the leadership of Choir Director, Ted Gibson, the following courses are available: 

    Junior High

    Girls Choir -“Belles Chanteuses” 
    This course is a study of beginning and intermediate music concepts: music reading skills with emphasis on solfege, vocal technique,
    and performance skills. No previous experience is required and students will not be required to sing alone. The purpose of this course
    is to encourage students to have fun while studying different types of music, including traditional, musical theater, jazz, and popular
    styles, as well as music in foreign languages.


    Boys Choir - “Lacones” 
    This course is a study of beginning and intermediate music concepts: music reading skills with emphasis on solfege, vocal technique
    with a focus on the boy’s changing voice, and performance skills. No previous experience is required and students will not be required to
    sing alone. The purpose of this course is to encourage students to have fun while studying different types of music, including
    traditional, musical theater, jazz, and popular styles, as well as music in foreign languages.

    High school

    Advanced Women’s Chorus 
    This advanced women’s choir course will provide students the opportunity to study literature of all style periods, vocal technique and
    musicianship skills. The choir will serve as a feeder program for Chorale upon acquisition of skills. Concert performances will be every
    nine weeks.

    Men’s Chorale 
    This course will feature a study of tenor and bass literature in a variety of styles with an emphasis on vocal technique and musicianship
    skills. The choir will serve as a feeder into chorale upon acquisition of skills. Concert performances will be every nine weeks.

    Chorale:
    This advanced mixed choir will provide students the opportunity to study literature of all style periods, advanced vocal techniques and
    musicianship skills. It will involve a rigorous performance schedule and competition in state and local events. 

    For further information please visit the GCA Choir Website