Applause for Their Song!

On Saturday, January 25th Stone Magnet Middle School was represented in song by 4 of our best choral vocalists. All County participants Elijah R.-G., Roberto S., Amber A., and Sam W spent many extra hours preparing music for their performance with other students from all around the county last Saturday at the King Center!  They were selected to participate in a mixed chorus and were recognized for their hard work.

submitted by Ms. James, Stone Magnet School Chorus Director

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Musical and Dramatic!

mermaid

Music by
Alan Menken
Lyrics by
Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by
Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film
Music Adapted and arranged by
David Weinstein

Stone’s Chorus Instructor (Miss Rock) has tackled a major undertaking the last 6 years: Produce Dramatical Musical Play with auditions open to the entire student population. This year’s musical was Disney’s Little Mermaid Junior. following the past year’s presentations of Annie, Beauty & the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of Penzance and Guys and Dolls.

Would it be redundant to say that once again, not only does Miss Rock ROCK!, but the students, staff, and parents of Stone Rock! There were many volunteers helping behind scenes to pull this ambitious production off. These are the fabulous actors and actresses who brought drama and voice to the classic middle school musical:
Cast
Pilot......................................................David S. & Eli F.
Sailors.................................................Lis Austin, Alexis Balsamo, & Wynter Connell
............................................Ariel Bermitz, Hayley Boulle’, & Isabel Cordero-Mendez
Prince Eric.....................................................................Eli Fisher& David Smith-Torres
Grimsby............................................Elijah Richardson-Grant & Frankaye Alzamora
King Triton......................................................Najee Yasin-Carrion & Jordan St. Juste
Seahorse..........................................................................................................Brigette Joseph
Sebastian............................................................................Amber Adams & Daina Colon
MERSISTERS:
Adella..................................................................................................................Hileazia Smith
Allan..........................................................................................................Kimberley Vazquez
Andrina..........................................................................................................Angelica Agosto
Aquatta..................................................................................................................Jenny Ventro
Arista....................................................................................................................Hannah Hohn
Atina................................................................................................................Katelyn Connors
Ariel..................................................................................Ariel Bermitz & Alexis Balsamo
Flounder...................................................................... Hayley Boulle’ &Wynter Connell
Scuttle....................................................................................................................Suraiya Rhea
Gulls............................................................................Alexis Balsamo, & Wynter Connell
...............................................................................................Ariel Bermitz & Hayley Boulle’
Ursula.....................................................................Isabel Cordero-Mendez & Lis Austin
Flotsam...........................................................................Brigette Joseph & Kianna Carte’
Jetsam...................................................................................................................Zuriel Knight
Sea creatures: Alexis, Daina, David, Frankaye, Jordan, Kianna, Lis, Samantha, & Wynter
...................... Aaliyah , Amber, Ariel, Brigette, Eli , Elijah, Hayley, Isabel, & Najee
Carlotta....................................................................Aaliyah Imperato & Samantha Otto
Chef Louis.........................................................Jordan St. Juste & Najee Yasin-Carrion
Chefs: Alexis, Daina, David, Frankaye, Kianna, Lis, Samantha, & Wynter
.................................... Aaliyah , Amber, Ariel, Brigette, Eli , Elijah, Hayley, & Isabel

Ms. Rock Recognizes Chorus Members

Solo and Ensemble MPA for Chorus
Ariel B. – solo – Superior
Ariel B. & Hannah H. – duet - Excellent
Kimberly V. – solo – Superior

Adv. Chorus Women’s Ensemble – Superior
Adv. Chorus Mixed Ensemble - Superior

All-State Chorus – January 2013
Alexis B.
Ariel B.
Hannah H.
Joshua J.

ACDA National Honor Choir – Dallas, TX - March 2013
Wynter C.

The Stone MS Chorus Get A Rave Review!

From Assistant Principal Campbell:
I want to take a moment to say how proud I was last night (Tues. 12/4) as I sat in the audience at Palm Bay High for our Winter Concert.  The students were dressed so nice, they presented themselves professionally on stage, and they really gave it their ALL when they sang for the audience.  They showed pride in every note and I was so proud of each of them.  Their diligence and hard work really showed in their performance! 
 
I also want to thank Ms. Rock for such a professional concert.  She was fabulous on stage as she commanded all the students into their positions as they moved through transitions and costume changes.  Her accompanist was fabulous and I believe that the parents and community thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.  From Tshotsholoza by the Combined Choirs to Man in the Mirror by Men’s Chorus (which by the way raised the roof)…it was a fabulous showing!  I must say I am so proud to be a GOPHER and proud of our music department this year!

Singing Their Way to All-State

Congratulations are in order for Alexis B., Ariel B., Hannah H., and Joshua J.s who passed the first round of All-State Auditions, which included a music theory exam and an individual sight-reading test.  Later this month they will have Round 2, a Vocal Quality Audition.

American Choral Director’s Association selects Urvesh!

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Congratulations go out to Urvesh A. who was selected to be in the 2012 American Choral Director’s Association Florida Male Honor Choir.  

Urvesh will travel to Seminole State College in November to sing and perform with this prestigious choir.

Choral Talent Recognized @ Stone

Stone Choral Teacher informs us:
I am pleased to announce that 7 Stone students have been selected to be in the 2011 All-State Chorus:
Jessie D.
Colleen K.
Kasi N.
Maddie L.
Leann M.
JR W.
Scott W.

The four students listed below also auditioned, passed both rounds, and scored rather well – some even higher than previous students who have made All-State. Unfortunately, competition was just higher than usual this year for their voice-part/choir.
Xena A.
Seth J.
Hannah M.
Shiloh S.

Broadway at Stone Middle School!


Ms. Rock and her chorus classes held open auditions in March for the 4th Annual School Musical. Following the auditions, they spent several week’s learning, practicing their parts and rehearsing. This year there were over 50 students involved in the musical, theatric extravaganza Beauty and the Beast!

The students and Ms. Rock seem to top their previous year’s efforts at producing an entertaining and talented rendition of a fully staged, costumed musical!

Chorus & Band Shine With Superiors @ MPA!

38 of Stone’s best vocalists attended a showcase of Brevard County’s Middle Chorus Program. The Stone Middle School Mixed Chorus and Treble Chorus both earned straight Superior ratings for their Music Performance Assessment (MPA) performance at Heritage High School in March. This is the highest rating possible!

More to Sing About


All-State
3 Stone Middle School students were selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Chorus which will rehearse and perform in Tampa January 7-9. The Stone students selected for this prestigious choir are Maggi M., Mitchel B., and Milan L.

Solo and Ensemble
The Stone Chorus had 5 events perform at the Florida Vocal Association’s Solo and Ensemble MPA on November 13th. 4 out of these 5 events earned a Superior rating. Special congrats go out to Maggi M., Lilli M., and Mitchel B. for earning Superior ratings on their piano and/or vocal solos.


ACDA Male Honor Choir
Two Stone students were selected to perform in the 2009 Florida American Choral Directors Assn Male Honor Choir. Mitchel and JR traveled to Lake Mary, FL on November 6-7 to rehearse and perform with the Male Honor Choir at the FL ACDA convention.



Boys Can Sing!

From our Chorus Instructor, Ms. Rock:

I am very pleased to announce that two of our boys were accepted to represent Stone in the American Choral Directors Association (Florida ACDA) Male Honor Choir.

Mitchel B. and JR W. will be rehearsing and performing with this choir at the Florida American Choral Directors Association Convention on November 6 &7, 2009. Please congratulate them when you see them!

Singing their hearts out!

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Advanced Chorus Students Superior!

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These Girls Don't Sing the Blues!

Sarah C., Allyson J., and Deanna R. all passed the first round of the Florida All-State Chorus Auditions with flying colors. Read More...

Mitchel a Member of Florida Choral Directors Association Convention Choir!

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Stone Vocalists Invited to Showcase Talent at Disney World!


the 2006-2007 Stone Middle School Chorus on stage at Disney World

Guess who has been invited to return to the Tomorrowland Stage at Disney World?

Stone Middle School Chorus, that's who!!!

Congratulations to the Stone Middle School Chorus students who have been selected to perform in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

You will be able to catch their 20 minute concert on Monday, May 5th, 2008.

Chorus Students Kick Off New Year of Successes!

Stone's Chorus teacher, Ms. Rock tells us that all 3 of of the Stone students auditioning for the All-State Chorus passed their 1st audition this Saturday, October 6th at Central MS. 

During this phase of the audition process these students had to pass a written music theory exam and sight-read three melodic exercises for a panel of judges.  They will now move on to the 2nd audition on November 5th.
Congratulations to:
Alyssa A.
Jessica B.
Cody S.

Singing for State Honors!

On Saturday, 3 of our chorus students auditioned for the All-State Choir. This was the first round of the auditions process and 2 of our students, Sean and Sarah passed!

Additionally, Sean is now ranked as the #2 Bass for all of Brevard and Osceola counties at the middle school level!

Sarah and Sean will have their final audition for the All-State Choir on November 2nd. Keep singing Sarah and Sean!
Students Rock!
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