• Hawfields Middle School Chorus
    Welcome to HMS Chorus and Music Appreciation!
     
    Mrs. Westbrook
    Room H111
    7th and 8th Grade Chorus and 6th Grade Music Appreciation
    Email: aria_westbrook@abss.k12.nc.us
    Phone: 919-563-5303
     

    Welcome to Chorus and Music Appreciation! This is my twelfth year at Hawfields Middle School and this year, especially, has presented itself with so many adventures in music that I just cannot WAIT to share.  I received my undergraduate degree in music education from Elon University and completed my Masters in Music with a concentration in Music Education from UNCG in 2013.  I currently serve on the North Carolina Music Educators Executive Board as Lead Secretary.  This year, singers and student musicians alike will enjoy opportunities to perform at The Biltmore Estate, All State Chorus, NC Honors Chorus, ABSS All County Chorus, Mebane Ridge Assisted Living, and will share many in-class concerts during school ours. However, all trips and extracurricular opportunities are optional enrichment experience separate from the academic rigor offered during the chorus elective, yet all are welcomed to attend these events as interested!  The only after school opportunity required of chorus (and band) students is our 2 music showcase concerts held in December and May of which dates are provided during the first week of school and do not conflict with HMS sports and/or other after school activities.  Additionally, this school year, we have Friday "Cultural Nights" offered to students and interested parents who would like group discounted tickets to see DPAC shows (availability pending season schedule and group accommodations).  Our 8th grade students will be give the opportunity to visit Elon University's state-of-the-art recording studios and learn about their innovative Music and Production degree program. We also look forward to having some guest clinicians/ musicians come in to share their talents with students during class time and at our music showcase/ concert events.  This is going to be an amazing year in music and I'm so excited to share this expressive art with YOU.  

    FOR UPDATES REGARDING WEEKLY A/B DAY SCHEDULES PER WEEK, CLICK THIS LINK:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/11MayhSzgys1bVNpZJqMNg3TxR-83bpwKC1UiTulSX6s/edit?usp=sharing 


     "My America" lyric sheet 

     

     Click here to find additional Biltmore information and trip itinerary


    BILTMORE FIELD TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT:Payment for ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS is due, in full, no later than Friday 1/8 BY 12PM.  Payment is to be submitted to the HMS Front Office in a clearly marked envelope: FULL STUDENT NAME and "Biltmore Field Trip Student Payment". $65.00 may be submitted via exact cash OR checks made out to "Hawfields Middle School".  If paying by check, please include student name on the Memo Line.  Thank you!


    CONGRATULATIONS NOAH SCOTT- 8TH GRADE CHORUS TENOR- FOR SERVING AS THIS YEAR'S NC HONOR'S CHORUS HMS REPRESENTATIVE!!!! GREAT WORK AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 6 STUDENTS WHO WENT TO AUDITION.

     Here's a little clip of Noah and his big brother (also an HMS Music alum) working together: https://soundcloud.com/amwestbrook/stay-with-me-noah


    ENJOY A RECORDING FROM OUR BILTMORE TRIP LAST SCHOOL YEAR: Blackbird- Biltmore 2015 


     http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/arts/music/k-8.pdf

    This is the link to the 6-8 Music Common Core Standards.  


    HMS Chorus Performs "Jai Ho": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-q9hnSBXMo
     
    SUPER FUN LINK TO MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC: http://www.incredibox.com/ 
     
    UNCG PARTNERS MUSIC AND SCIENCE RESEARCH: www.wildmusic.org
     
     
    CREATE YOUR OWN A CAPELLA VIDEO WITH THIS COOL APP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acapella-from-picplaypost/id924635678?mt=8
     
    CREATE YOUR OWN FREE LISTENING MIX ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY, GENRE, OR MOOD (our classroom favorite is the channel "Left Brain, Right Beat"... it keeps us super focused during transitions: www.songza.com
     
    SING AND PLAY WITH BOBBY MCFERRIN: http://bobbymcferrin.com/sing-and-play-with-bobby/ 
     
    STAY CONNECTED WITH THEORY TO BECOME A BETTER MUSICIAN: https://www.musictheory.net/