RIVER TECH CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 pm.
at River Tech Elementary, Post Falls
1687 E Horsehaven Ave

In the style of One Voice Children's Choir, for ages (able to read) –17 years old. Our choir director is a professional vocal coach with 30 years of experience directing choirs. FREE until September, then $35/month. Contact: choir@rivertech.me

When I see our youth, I see a bright future filled with hope.

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Introduction

River Tech Children's Choir
Thurs 1:30-2:30
Start: March 11th

River Tech Children's Choir is part of River Tech Elementary's Arts Program. You do not need to be a student at River Tech to be in the choir. The choir is open to the community.

River Tech Children's Choir is a mixed choir (for girls and boys) directed by Dan Hegelund in the style of One Voice Children’s Choir. We sing mostly Christian songs, but also clean pop, broadway, and Disney. For ages (able to read) and above. Children must be able to read the lyrics. We will in time produce studio albums, music videos, and concerts, as well as arrange choir trips. Our first album will be produced in time for Christmas, an EP  (an EP is a mini-album).

FREE until September, then $35/month. River Tech will offer five extracurricular activities; the choir is one of them.

What is a rehearsal like?

Emphasis on team building and memorable moments.

We warm up with canons, ostinatos, partner songs, descants, vamps, and countermelodies, with the goal of learning to sing in parts. Songs are a mix of less difficult (clean) pop songs and more challenging gospel songs (like Kirk Franklin). 

The emphasis is on developing vocal and performance skills. Singers will be pushed to their limit, with Dan Hegelund using his experience as an award-winning vocal coach to draw out the best performance in each singer. Yet, always with a smile on his lips.

 

Who should join the choir?

While we do not have auditions, we ask parents to be honest about whether their child can: 
(1) read  
(your child must be able to read choir lyrics)
(2) sing  (only enroll children who have a passion for singing)

(3) focus  (choir practice lasts 60 minutes, to begin with; in September the time will be increased to 70 minutes) 

You are welcome to try once to see if your child likes it. Starts March 11th 1:30-2:30.
 

About the choir director

Directed by professional vocal coach & choir director

Our choir director is a professional vocal coach with 30 years of experience directing choirs. Dan Hegelund has performed internationally with choirs on television, radio, studio productions, and in venues like the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, before the Latvian Cabinet, and televised talent show Clash of the Choirs.  Fun fact: Dan Hegelund is  the school principal of River Tech Elementary, a new school and homeschool resource center opening in Post Falls, September 2021. If you believe your child has a future in music, consider enrolling him/her in River Tech Elementary, or in our Arts-track, as we will have a very strong arts program. If you choose to enroll in the Arts-track, Dan recommends also enrolling in the Tech-track, as your child will learn useful skills that are relevant to the music industry, such as film-making and sound-engineering.

Read more about K–6 here. Read more about Homeschool Resource Center here.

How to enroll in the choir?

(1) Fill in the form below.
(2) Optional
(for communication, updates, and info): Join our MeWe-group (or Facebook-group). MeWe is a more ethical version of Facebook (no ads, fact-checks, or censorship).
(3) Show up to your first rehearsal at River Tech Elementary, 1687 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
on March 11th
.

To enroll in the children's choir fill out the form below.
 
REPRESENTATION

Principal & Arts Director
Dan Hegelund

learn@rivertech.me

425-444-2081

Teacher & Tech Director
Jordan Ezell

Contact info coming in August.

Kindergarten Director
Marija Hegelund

maryhegelund@gmail.com

425-444-2081

© 2021 by The River Church.

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