August 19, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Carroll Senior High School Dragon Choirs! We are eagerly looking forward to the possibilities of this coming year and am excited that you have chosen to be a part of our choral program.
The Dragon Choirs of Carroll Senior High School are designed to give you a well-rounded choral music experience. This year’s theme is “Go the Distance.” We will focus on helping each student and choir build skills and knowledge to further develop a “tradition of excellence.”
We encourage you to get to know more about the choral program online at www.dragonchoirs.net As a member of the Dragon Choirs, you will be a key part of helping this choral program succeed. You will be singing in many concerts, competitions, and other performances and you will also have opportunities to gain individual recognition through events such as All-State Choir, Solo & Ensemble, Pop Show, and more.
This handbook contains valuable information about grading policies, uniforms, finances, private lessons, calendar events, and more. Please read this information closely and carefully and sign the required forms by Friday, August 28, 2020.
Thank you for joining the Dragon Choir family! We are excited to work with you and am looking forward to many great musical experiences over the next year! We are confident that this year will continue our emergence as one of the leading choral programs in Texas. GO DRAGONS!
STUDENT SAFETY & RISK MITIGATION
The Carroll Choral Department has worked in conjunction with Carroll ISD, TEA, and CDC officials to study scholarly resources in order to create a learning environment for choral singing that prioritizes student safety and mitigates potential risk. For the 2020-21 school year, the Carroll Choral Department will implement the strategies and procedures listed in this document. Participation in singing activities while on-campus is contingent with these expectations, which require a signature by the student and parent. Please note these are subject to change based on emerging research and guidance from appropriate officials.
Weekly Health Screening
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will be having class?
To allow for social distancing in all sections of choir, our primary location will be in the black box (the old choir room); however, we will be using alternate spaces periodically throughout the year while maintaining safety protocol.
How will remote learning work in choir?
We will provide synchronous learning for choir this year. This will allow students to log in and participate in choir along with the in-person students.
What are we doing about concerts and competitions?
We are evaluating every event in our calendar and finding ways to keep the school year as similar as possible. Some events may use different formats this year, but we are committed to making this a great year!
Things are tough money-wise right now. Is choir going to be expensive?
No. We know that this may be a difficult financial time. Choir will be accessible to all, and as always, we will work with you and your family.
What can I do now to get ready for the start of the school year?
Most of your choir supplies will be provided to you this year. If you do not own a pair of headphones with a built-in microphone, you might look to purchase a set for your learning. Also consider purchasing The Singer’s Mask. This mask will provide you with cloth protection and allow for resonance while singing. https://www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask
Masks will be worn for the entire class period.
Paul Doucet, Director of Choral Activities
Evan Ramos, Associate Director of Choirs
Dragon Choir Website: www.dragonchoirs.net
Dragon Choir Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @CarrollChoir