Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7th/8th Grade Solos

Great job, EVERYONE who auditioned- I was so thrilled to see so many new faces up there and so proud of all of you for your bravery. One of my personal goals for each of you is that at some point in middle school you will audition for something- whether you get it or not is less important than DOING it! Plus, it will make you more likely to go after the things you want in high school!
 I can't give you all solos, but I did give you all candy, so that's something.
Bravo! -Ms A

Soloist: Hazel
Understudy: Shira

How We Love:
Soloists: Laura, Memma, Morgan, Maya
Understudy: Faith

Soloist, verse 1: Michael
Soloist, verse 2: Sarah
Duet: Lonnie and Jacob
Understudy: Iris

Saturday, November 1, 2014

6th Grade Solos!

Dear singers,
Thank you for the gift of your audition! You are all so brave and I am proud of you! You rock! -Ms A

Verse 1: Emma B, Adriana
Verse 2: Emmy and Mikayla
Verse 3: Emma L and Chika
Verse 4:   Adair, Katrina
Understudies: Rose, Zoe

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concert Suggestions

Our winter concert, Dreams vs Crushed Dreams, is going to be an epic Battle of the Choirs, and unlike any concert we have ever done. The audience will get to vote, there will be a plot line,  Morgan thinks the 7th and 8th graders should wear all black. Anna wants to make a movie trailer. We're all going to  make posters for the audience to cheer on their choir.  What else? I don't even know. But you do! Put your suggestions in the comments!
Ms A

Friday, May 9, 2014

Talent Show!

Congratulations, Talented People!
 If you have a + next to your name, or you are in the house band, please stop by the music room at 2:45 on Monday for 5 minutes to figure out a time you can rehearse together. Maya, Cat, and Shira- find Jake and Samidio during 4th block.

The next time we will see you all is May 27, from 2-5. Please be fully prepared with costumes and props.

A reminder that on May 29, the day of the show, you all need to be at school by 5:30. 

Act 1
Ladi, Michela, Isabella
Kevin and Carrieanne
+Ryan and Cameron
Laura and Jessie

Act 2
Jenny, Arthur, Lonnie, Hazel
Angela, Cheryl, Jacqueline
+Shira and Cat
+Jen, Rose M, Maggie
Lauren and Erica
Maddie, Ashley, Lauren
House Band

House Band:
Jake M
Ben L
Samidio D
Maya K

(If we made a mistake and you don't see your name and think you should, email Ms A.)

-Thanks! :) Your MC's, Clare, Jon, and Will, and your student producer, Maggie ;)

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Everyone who tried out yesterday- bravo! You guys rock. Thanks for putting up with doing all the auditions at once- I know that made it more stressful for folks who auditioned for multiple solos, but it helped me figure out who'd be best on which song.

All auditions are a single snapshot in time. Some of you performed better than you might ordinarily, some may feel you performed less than your best. Regardless, this is not a statement about how you good a singer you are. It's about how good a singer you were for 30 seconds on Friday. Which is very much not the same thing.

A special shout out to Emily and Ben, who were out sick but managed to email me an audition nonetheless. That's hard core. Or, hard chor.

See you Wednesday!
Ms. A

The End of All Things
Understudy: Jessie

When I Was Younger
1. Maddie AL (when I was younger)
2. Sarah S (now that I'm older)
3. Gabi (the ending When I Was younger)
Understudy: Laura

When I Grow Up
Solos 1, 2 and 5 go to Will, Clare, and Rose M. But I haven't made up my mind who gets what- I need to hear you guys sing it in a row. Currently I'm thinking Clare, Rose and Will, in that order. But now it's been 30 seconds, so I changed my mind again :)
3. I will eat sweets- Laura and Emily E, duet
4. Watch cartoons- all the 3-year 8th graders
6. when I grow up (held)- Christine and Sarah R
7. Just because you find- Kevin
8. If you always take it- Ben (again, I keep changing my mind- Kevin and Ben, you may end up switching)
9. Just because I find myself- Nour
10. If I think the ending- Jonathan
Understudy: Kat

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bigelow Beats - Quiz Time!

I promise, guys- listen to this section, WITH YOUR MUSIC, 5 times, and you'll have it. It's tricky because each part depends on all the others to get your own part right, so one mistake and it's over. But these fine fellows get it right every time, so sing along with them until you feel confident. Then grab two friends and practice!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ivy League Week at Bigelow, Part 2-Princeton Tigerlillies visit Bigelow Beats

Friday, the Princeton Tigerlillies, a  traditional female a cappella group, came and worked with the Beats during 4th block! They sang some cool tunes and taught us one in record time! Highlights below!

Ivy League Week at Bigelow, Part 1: Yale Slavs!

On Wednesday, th Troubadours got a special concert/wokshop with the Yale Slavs. i definitely want to be a Slav when I grow up- they were awesome! Check out highlights below.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

6th Grade Soloists

Wow! The talent was really good! We wish we could give all of you every solo...but we can't. Thank you to everyone who auditioned, you are so brave! Here are the lists of solos and understudies, we will tell each one you what your solo is tomorrow.

Isabella D

Shira P. 
Anna W.