Who are we?
The GCISD Elementary Honor Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 4th and 5th grade students from all 11 elementary schools in GCISD. We rehearse on Tuesdays during the Spring semester in the Grapevine High School choir room from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students have the opportunity to sing challenging repertoire, make new friends from across the district, learn from GCISD choir faculty, and perform at a concert and choir festival. Students must participate in their campus choir to be eligible to audition for the honor choir.
How do I audition?
Auditions for the choir are November 3rd and 6th at each elementary campus. Your music teacher will send home a flyer to fill out and return. If you need to print a flyer, click here. Touch "Honor Choir Auditions" on the right to practice for your audition!
Will there be social opportunities with the choir?
Social events are being planned to encourage the choir members to create lasting friendships across the district.
What will the choir wear?
Black pants, black sneakers, and a GCISD Elementary Honor Choir t-shirt.
What does being in the choir cost?
There is a fee to cover a t-shirt and sheet music. We plan to attend a festival in the spring that will require a fee. Social events may have a small cost as well. No student will be excluded from the GCISD Honor Choir or any related event for financial reasons.
October 10 - Recruiting begins. All eligible students in GCISD schools will receive a flyer.
November 3 & 6 - Directors travel to elementary schools for auditions
Mid-November - New choir members and parents notified by email
January 16 - Mandatory choir parent/guardian meeting, at Grapevine Elem. 7pm
January 23 - Rehearsals begin
April ?? - Concert
May 22? - Choir Festival
Gayle Lambert currently serves as the Music Specialist at Grapevine Elementary, where she has worked to develop young musicians for 11 years. She also has the honor of representing the 11 elementary campuses as the GCISD Elementary Music Coordinator. Ms. Lambert holds a BS in music from Texas Women’s University. She has two beautiful daughters and 2 adorable grandsons. “I look forward to meeting the musicians in the 2017-18 Honor Choir and making wonderful memories centered around students and beautiful music.” Email Ms. Lambert
Patrick Lollis is in his 10th year of teaching elementary music at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School. He is passionate about working with amazing people on important things, such as music, technology, games, and dessert! He holds a BME and MM in Choral Conducting from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Lollis has given presentations about technology, differentiation, and music standards at TCEA, TMEA, and TI:ME conventions. His hero is Fred Rogers. "My mission is to love and serve young musicians by paving the path we share with humor, beauty, and excellence." Email Mr. Lollis