Activities for 4-hour choir rehearsal
Date: March 12, 2013
I am a middle school director at a small private school and my program has about 30 students all told. My principal very graciously offered to have a "fine arts day" on one of our early release days, wherein all the students involved in fine arts, be it band, chorus, or visual art, would be with their teachers for the entire day (8:15-11:55). When it was first scheduled back in the fall, I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a clinician come and work for the day with my choirs, to rejuvenate and reenergize them in preparation for our festival performance.
Then came the email...
About three weeks ago, I received an email letting me know that about 30% of my kids would be gone on a field trip to South Carolina for the ACSI Regional Science Fair. Combine that with National ACDA happening this weekend (to which most of the people I would have called for a workshop will be going) and you have me and two-thirds of my choir for four hours, my strongest singers gone, and no clinician.
I have sketched out a rough outline of what the day will entail, but I need ideas for team-building group activities as well as fun new physical warmups that all the choirs can do together before we begin.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!