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RIVER TECH CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Thursdays, 1:30–2:40 pm. at River Tech Elementary, 1687 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls.

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.  Tuition: $99/semester (Sep-Dec). Contact: choir@rivertech.me

Introduction

River Tech Children's Choir
Thurs 1:30-2:40
Start: September 16th

River Tech Children's Choir is part of River Tech K-12 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. For ages (able to read) -17. Children must be able to read the lyrics. This semester we will work on a concert, album, and music video with 8 Christmas songs (see list below).

$99/semester (Sep-De). River Tech offers five extracurricular activities; the choir is one of them. The other classes are martial arts, digital arts, filmmaking, and crafts.

I have decided not to do the November 12th concert with fifteen musical songs. It’s a bit too ambitious with the start of the school. Instead I want to focus our energy on a fabulous Christmas concert. We will still work on an album, but it will be a Christmas album instead.

Dan

The eight Christmas songs are:

1. Angels We Have Heard On High (Chris Tomlin)
2. Let It Snow (Jaci Velasquez)
3. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Christy Nockels)
4. From Heaven High (Carola)

5. O Come O Come Emmanuel (Christy Nockels)
6. Christmas Is Here (JJ Heller)

7. Peace Shall Come (Hayley Westenra

8. We Need A Little Christmas (Glee Cast)

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. 

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.

We will regularly be working on recording albums, music videos, and concerts.

 

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 70 minutes.

You are welcome to try once to see if your child likes it. Thursdays, 1:30-2:40 pm.
 

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 K-12, 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 K-12, as we will have a very strong arts program, as well as learning useful skills that are relevant to the music industry, such as film-making and sound-engineering.

Read more about K–12 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 Facebook-group.
(3) Show up to your first rehearsal at River Tech Elementary, 1687 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
on September 16th.
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To enroll in the children's choir fill out the form below. Please make sure your child is old enough to participate in a class. For choir you must be able to read. For all other classes, you must be nine years old (unless you are enrolled in the school).