Chess Team

The Konos Chess Team is accepting 7th – 12th grade applicants at this time. Students will learn the fundamentals and strategies of the game of chess while playing each other for practice and learning techniques for successful game victory. Members will compete in at least one official GICAA-sponsored chess competition in Jan. 2020. Additional competitions possible throughout the academic year.

When / Where: Practices will be held on either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7PM
Duration of Program: Aug 2019 – Jan 2020.
Financial Commitment: $150 fall semester Arts & Academics membership fee (if not already paid previously) + $50 competition team fee

Chorus

The Konos Chorus is accepting 9th – 12th grade applicants at this time. 7th – 8th students with exceptional musical abilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (Auditions will take place in August.) Chorus is designed to enhance the musical, creative, and expressive qualities of all students as they develop mastery of choral singing. Students will compete in a group ensemble in November 2019, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in small vocal ensembles in Feb. 2020. Other events include participating in Konos’ Talent Show, performing at various Konos athletic events, end of year celebrations, and the Konos Graduation ceremony.

When / Where: Practices held Fridays (time TBD) @ Konos Academy. Local performances held periodically throughout academic calendar.
Duration of Program: Aug. 2019 – May 2020.

Financial Commitment:

  • $150 fall semester Arts & Academics membership fee (if not already paid previously) + $50 competition team fee
  • $20 honors chorus (if selected) due Nov. 2019
  • $150 spring membership fee due Jan. 2020
  • $50 vocal soloists and/or vocal ensemble(s) competition fee (if selected) due Feb. 2020

Oral Interpretation (Duo, Humorous, Dramatic)

The Konos Oral Interpretation Team is accepting 6th – 12th grade applicants at this time. Oral interpretation is a dramatic art also commonly called “dramatic reading.” Students will learn the process by which words are pulled from the page and given dimension in voice and body, while also preparing for selection as Konos’ representative(s) at the GICAA-sponsored competition in Feb. 2020.

When / Where: Practices held Fridays (time TBD) @ Konos Academy. Some additional summer practices TBD.
Duration of Program: Aug. 2019 – Feb 2020.
Financial Commitment: $150 fall semester Arts & Academics membership fee (if not already paid previously) + $50 competition team fee

Instrument Ensemble(s)

The Konos Instrument Ensemble Team is accepting 7th – 12th grade musicians at this time. Students in this program can expect to strengthen instrumental performance skill, music literacy, and analytical skills. Musicians will learn to self-assess and collaborate as they rehearse, perform, and ultimately compete at the GICAA-sponsored event in Feb/Mar 2020. Students are expected to obtain and maintain their own musical instrument.

When / Where: Practices held Fridays (time TBD) @ Konos Academy. Additional practice @ home and/or with small ensemble group required.
Duration of Program: Aug. 2019 – May 2020.

Financial Commitment:

  • $150 fall semester Arts & Academics membership fee (if not already paid previously) + $50 competition team fee
  • $150 spring membership fee due Jan. 2020

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