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Welcome to Gateway Music

             
Members of the Jazz Choir, HS Choir and MS Girls Choir that debuted the GCPS Fight Song "Orange and Green"
on Friday, November 11, 2016
               

                           
Our Mission:


We believe that music education is fundamental to our student's education and must be available to all.  We strive to offer the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages, and create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.  We seek to nurture the creativity of our students and enrich the education of students through the study and practice of music.  We commit to fostering positive, life-changing experiences that will impact student growth and achievement, and deliver tools and resources necessary to assist students and staff in achieving their goals.
 

Our Programs:

At Gateway, students receive instruction in music theory, sight-reading, music history, music appreciation, songwriting and performance.  The choral music selections range throughout all genres of musical history and encompass a broad variety of cultural and popular styles.  Choir students are expected to participate daily in rehearsals and perform for all community and UIL events scheduled throughout the school year.

Our Choirs:
Camerata - High School Choir:  Grades 9-12
Westinghouse Dy-Namx - Swing-Jazz Choir:  Grades 8-12 (auditioned)
Bel Canto - Middle School Choir:  Grades 7-8 - Girls (Treble Choir)
Vivace - Middle School Choir: Grades 7-8 - Boys (Bass Choir)
Bella Voci 5 - Intermediate School Choir:  Grade 5

Bella Voci 6 - Intermediate School Choir:  Grade 6

Our Elementary students (K-4) receive classroom music lessons based mostly on the method created by Zoltan Kodaly, as we teach a choral-based music program at Gateway.  Each grade level performs for parents and the community one time throughout the school year, and the training during the lessons prepares our students for advance music courses and performances as they get older. Contact Mrs. Sarah Shuck for more information.
 

  Our Directors:    (click the director's name to send an e-mail)  
   Kasie Kline 
Head Choir Director/Music Technology 
Mrs. Kline began working for Gateway in 2013 and holds a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Boston University, MA; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education: Choral/Vocal Concentration from California State University, Fresno, CA; an Associates of Arts Degree in General Education from Fresno City College, CA; and professional teaching credentials and certificates from the states of California and Texas.
 
This is Mrs. Kline’s twenty-third year of teaching students music from ages K-12.  She has taught: multi-level choirs, piano, Afro-Cuban drumming, musical theatre, instrumental, music technology/songwriting, and classroom music.  She is an active member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) and Technology In Music Education (TI:ME), and leads worship for Hill Country Bible Church Georgetown. 
 

     
       

 

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 Sarah Shuck
Elementary Music & 5/6 Grade Choirs

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Music Tech
Friday, November 11th, the Music Tech class got to tour SoundCheck Austin and surrounding film/studio lots.  This is the location of movies such as Spy Kids, True Grit, & Miss Congeniality.  




Gateway Choir Booster Club:


Click HERE to be directed to their FaceBook page for more info.
Click
https://choirbooster.tybox.net  to be directed to their web page.


Announcements:

CONGRATULATIONS to Caleb Oviedo-Blomquist, Ana Villarreal, and Tyler Rogers for becoming TEXAS UIL STATE SOLOISTS!  Way to go!!!


 
  Documents:

'16-'17 MS/HS Choir Handbook
'16-'17 5/6 Grade Choir Handbook

 
 
  Upcoming Events:  
 


Choir Booster Meeting
All booster meetings occur on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 6:30pm - next meeting March 9th, HS Choir room (#419).



UIL Concert
5-6 Grade Choir
Date: March 23rd
Call Time: 6pm (for yearbook pictures)
Concert: 7-8pm
Place: GCPS Cafeteria
Uniform: FORMAL
Admission: $4/person

Pre-UIL Contest
5-6 Grade Choir
Monday, March 27
Time: TBD
Place: Hutto High School
Uniform: FORMAL

Uniform Return
All uniforms (5-8) due back to each director by FRIDAY, APRIL 28.  All uniforms are to be dry-cleaned and turned in to the music room with the dry cleaning bags/tags on each uniform as verification.  HS Choir you will return your uniforms after graduation performance.

Capital City Showcase
Jazz Choir
Date: March 25
Call Time: 8:15am 
Warm Up: 8:35am
Perform: 9am
​*Stay all day - need $$ for lunch
Place: Rouse High School, Leander
Uniform: Jazz Uniform
Admission: $10/person

Dinner & Dancing with the Jazz Choir
Jazz Choir
Friday, March 31st
Place: Teravista Clubhouse
Uniform: Full Jazz Uniform
Call Time: 6:30pm
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
*see Gateway Choir Boosters Facebook or Website for more information on how to get tickets

Jazz Tour
Jazz Choir Only
Wednesday, April 5th
10am-4pm
The Oaks, The Weslyan, & The Legacy - Georgetown
Uniform: Full Jazz Uniform
Need $$ for lunch

Spring Concert
Thursday, April 20th
3rd and 4th Grade Music Classes w/ Mrs. Shuck
Time: 3rd Grade - 6-6:30pm
Time: 4th Grade - 7-7:30pm
Place: GCPS Cafeteria

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE:
Music In The Parks - Grades 7-12
HS Choir/Jazz Choir/MS Choir
Saturday, May 13
Leaving School Time: 7:30am
Return: 11:30pm-12am
Place: 6Flags Fiesta (San Antonio)
Uniform: Informal
*meal voucher included

POPS Concert
All Choirs (5-12)
Monday, May 15
Call Time: 5:30pm
​Concert: 7-8:30pm
Tickets: $4/person
​Place: Southwestern University in Georgetown: Alma Thomas Theatre
Uniform: Informal

Graduation
HS Choir and Jazz Choir
Saturday, June 3
Time: TBD
Place: GCPS Gym
Uniform: Jazz Uniform and Formal Choir Uniform

*All Events are MANDATORY unless otherwise specified.  Refer to Choir Handbook for a possible absence of an event.
**All dates and information are subject to change.  Jazz Choirs could be asked to perform at a moment's notice.  Keep checking this column for updates.  


 
     
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