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Gospelaires Syllabus


About the Saint Joan Antida High School Gospelaires

The Gospelaires were established in 1996 as a need for our school to diversify the

educational curriculum , provide religious music ministry and  foster a cultural

exchange for its students. While Gospel music has always been sung at SJAHS,

this academic course offering marks the first time the choir was made a permanent

fixture within the school.  Gospelaires combine with the choir from

Marquette University High School and when they perform together are called the

"Revelations Gospel Choir."

We have successfully collaborated with MUHS for seven years and enter into

our eighth season proclaiming God's marvelous deeds from a youth perspective.


What is a Gospelaire?

A Gospelaire is a young lady of respect and honor. We hold ourselves up to a

higher standard  than the average high school student.

We conduct ourselves in a Christian manner at all times because at all times

we are marching in the light of God!

Therefore we are expected to be examples of positivity and love.

We are not only a choir, but music ministers for SJA and our community.

We spread the good news of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

and that very fact commands us to try to be better people.


What is expected of a Gospelaire?

We expect Gospelaires to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above

Have no more than one incident report per quarter

Have no incidents of disrespect to faculty or other students

Try to conduct ourselves within the guidelines of Christian deportment at ALL times

To attend all mandatory practices and performances

To respect each member of the group as family

To make a joyful noise unto the Lord, there is no wrong note in God's kingdom


What is Gospel Music and History Class?

Our class is made up of three very important parts

1.  Choral Singing and Religious Music

2.  Theology and Religious Concepts

3.  African and African-American History as it relates to Christian music

Students enrolled in this class are assessed on all three parts of the class and then graded accordingly.


Dear Gospelaires...

Mandatory means mandatory! We have been successful as a group because we can

count on each other to be at a performance on time and ready to sing.

When we have a mandatory appearance there is no acceptable excuse for missing it

except documented illness or death.

In such cases parents need to talk with me within the week of the incident not at the

end the grading quarter! Work is not an excuse. Your choosing to take the class

means that you are totally dedicated to this choir and it should take priority over

outside interferences, otherwise you may want to rethink joining this choir.

As we demand respect we must be respectful and appreciate all groups who perform

with us, for us and around us. Any use of foul language, derogatory remarks,

or comments, non-participation, i. e. refusing to applaud, laughing when not appropriate

to the situation or booing may result in immediate removal from this choir.

Students who have trouble academically or otherwise will be placed on probation

until a meeting with a guidance counselor and the choir director can be arranged.

At that time a decision will be made regarding your continuation with the group.


All written work is to be done using the APA format and help can be found on apastyle.org.

Lastly, I would like to tell you that I am looking forward  to working with you

Please feel free to come to me with any problems,

questions and concerns you may have. You can also see our Choir Manager, Tianna McCullough. Also feel free

to access me Online by email at dhaywood@saintjoanantida.org

or by phone at (414)699-1040.

I am more than happy to try and accommodate most situations during the year!

God is good all the time

and all the time God is good!

Mrs. Haywood