Grapevine Colleyville ISD Elementary Honor Choir Presents
WHEN:   Tuesday, May 7, 2019
WHERE:   Grapevine High School Auditorium 3223 Mustang Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051
TIME:    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join this auditioned group of 4th and 5th graders from across our district to celebrate an evening of music with children.   
The elementary string students will also perform.

Who are we?

The GCISD Elementary Honor Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 4th and 5th grade students from all 11 elementary schools in GCISD. We rehearse on Tuesdays during the Spring semester in the Grapevine Elementary School music room from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students have the opportunity to sing challenging repertoire, make new friends from across the district, learn from GCISD choir faculty, and perform at a concert and choir festival. Students must participate in their campus choir to be eligible to audition for the honor choir.

How do I audition?

Auditions for the choir are November 2nd and  5th at each elementary campus. Your music teacher will send home a flyer to fill out and return. 

What will the choir wear?

Black pants, solid black sneakers (no white soles), black socks, and a GCISD Elementary Honor Choir t-shirt.

What does being in the choir cost?

There is a $35 fee to cover a t-shirt and sheet music expenses. We plan to attend a festival in the spring that will require an additional fee.  No student will be excluded from the GCISD Honor Choir or any related event for financial reasons.

2019 Calendar

October 8 - Recruiting begins. All eligible students in GCISD schools will receive a flyer.

November 2 & 5 - Directors travel to elementary schools for auditions

Mid-November - New choir members and parents notified by email

January 8 - Mandatory choir parent/guardian meeting, at Grapevine Elementary 6:30 pm

January 15 - Rehearsals begin at GES, 5-6:30

January 22 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

January 29 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

February 5 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

February 12 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

February 19 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

February 26 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

March 5 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

March 12 - NO REHEARSAL due to spring break

March 19 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

March 26 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

April 2 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

April 9 - NO REHEARSAL due to STAAR

April 12 - FRIDAY REHEARSAL at GES, 5-7

April 16 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30 April 23 - Rehearsal at GES, 5-6:30

April 30 - DRESS REHEARSAL at GHS Auditorium, 5-7:00 May 7 - TUESDAY PERFORMANCE at GHS Auditorium, 6:30

May 21 - Choir Festival at Hawaiian Falls

The Directors

LambertGayle Lambert currently serves as the Music Specialist at Grapevine Elementary, where she has worked to develop young musicians for 11 years. She also has the honor of representing the 11 elementary campuses as the GCISD Elementary Music Coordinator. Ms. Lambert holds a BS in music from Texas Women’s University. She has two beautiful daughters and 2 adorable grandsons. “I look forward to working with the musicians in the 2018-19 Honor Choir and making wonderful memories centered around students and beautiful music.” Email Ms. Lambert

Mari McAdoo

Mari is a retired elementary music teacher who has devoted her life to music education and performing. She has a Bachelor in Fine Arts with Vocal emphasis, Masters in Music, Mid – Management Certification. Mari was the Elementary Music Coordinator in Humble ISD, north of Houston, and facilitated and directed the District Honor Choir and district Fine Arts Fair.  She has led many workshops and continues to learn new methods of teaching. Mari currently teaches private voice lessons, percussion classes, and performs in a Rhythm and Blues band, area retirement homes and her church choir. Mari taught at Colleyville Elementary School in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for seven years and in Humble ISD. She is excited to begin working with your child to bring out their very best singing in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD District Honor Choir.