Goleta Valley Junior High School

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Welcome to the webpage for Goleta Valley Junior High School 
Theatre and Chorus!
INCOMING students FOR NEXT YEAR: I am so excited to meet you as you begin to explore the many opportunities in theatre and chorus at Goleta Valley Junior High! If you would like to be in a Theatre or Chorus class, you may e-mail me (Mrs. Ross) at cross@sbunified.org for information. Also, take advantage of the opportunities to see our shows throughout the school year. 
Theatre Arts 7th grade: a rigorous, performance-based class for 7th graders with a keen interest in singing, acting, and dance. 7th graders take the class for ONE semester. (For the other semester, they are enrolled in Industrial Technology.) Classes are devoted to developing and refining techniques in the three disciplines of singing, acting, and dance, and preparing for a class performance at the end of the semester. Beginners as well as those with stage experience are welcome and will be challenged. There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. 

Chorus: Next year, our Chorus class will be combined with Musical Theatre. This is a challenging and fun class for those with a passion for singing and a desire to use their voices to create theatrical productions. This is a year-long class for 7th and 8th graders. We study and perform 2, 3, and 4-part music in a variety of styles, including musical theatre, world music, jazz, and popular songs. Class curriculum also includes instruction in music theory and reading written musical notation. This class performs throughout the year at school and in the community.
Theatre 8th gradea year-long class for serious performers. The class puts on one class show each semester. Attention is given to further developing vocal technique, building characters through scene work, and gaining skills in dance (mainly Broadway jazz). This class is meant to build on the curriculum taught in 7th grade Theatre, though new students are welcome. There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. 
Many Theatre and Chorus students are involved in the All-School Musical as either cast or crew, but it is not required. 

Questions? E-mail cross@sbunified.org