Edison Elementary Choir (grades 4-5)
The Edison 4th/5th Grade Choir was started in 2018 and has grown quickly into a major extra-curricular performing ensemble. The choir meets Tuesday mornings before school from 7:00-7:35am and is made up of about 65 students. The 4th/5th grade choir performs at most of the major concerts throughout the year, as well as in-school assemblies.
Students who participate in the 4th/5th grade choir learn basic vocal technique, gain confidence in using their voice, and learn ensemble skills. We also practice our music reading skills through the chosen repertoire. This serves to enhance their overall music learning experience and is a great way to prepare for 6th grade choir and band and beyond!
This choir is fortunate to have assistant directors join us from the WIU School of Music. These assistant directors bring a myriad of new ideas and techniques to try with our choir. We are very thankful to work with them! This year, we are joined by Mr. Tyler Demaree and Ms. Allyson Wiacek, both undergraduate music education majors.