COVID-19 UPDATE: Interactions are going to look different than they have in the past, but I think we are going to discover that we have an AWESOME Choir community here at DMA! We will be using Band and Schoology as our primary means of interaction, so I encourage you to go there and check it regularly. The following excerpt is from the most recent Commandant's Corner:
Extra credit is being accepted all week, as well as any missing work from the third marking period.
You can expect daily assignments and instruction to be posted by 10:00AM. (Yes, this includes choir)
Mid-terms for the second semester have been waived. As of now, no one is exempt from finals.
Monday, March 23rd is no longer a “day off”. This is the beginning of the 4th marking period and all cadets are expected to check in through the Band app (Information, as to where to watch online videos, download assignments and the date for which they are due will all be readily available.)
This work will be graded and does count. We are abundantly aware there will be some technical issues, but are prepared to work through them.
We are continuing to work toward our spring concert, growing our voices, and serving the DMA community. Stay strong and sing something! Blessings, Mrs. Harkey
DMA Concert Choir meets once a day for 45 minutes during the 'mini block'. Almost all rehearsing is done during the school day.
The DMA Choir appears regularly throughout the state of Delaware and is much more than a regular 'school choir'. One of our main goals is to serve the community by performing at the September 11th ceremony, Veterans Day ceremony at Wilmington Western Railroad, various assisted living homes, community ceremonies, Blue Rocks baseball games, the New Castle County Police Graduation, as well as DMA's own concerts.
Every spring, the DMA Concert Choir and DMA Marching Band go on a trip together. DMA Choir members are eligible to audition for Delaware All-State Senior Choir, an elite group of singers from across the state of Delaware.
In 2015, the DMA Choir was awarded a Certification of Appreciation from the New Castle County Police Department.
Cadets interested in participating must add Choir to their schedule by the second week in September and pay dues by the end of the same month. Contact Mr. Grant or Mrs. Certesio to add choir to your schedule.
Cadets and their parents / guardians should click join the "band" group to stay informed. Parents / Guardians should use their own name (reference cadets last name if different)
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DMA Choir rehearsed on Broadway!
During the 2018-2019 school year, the choir took a trip to see King Kong on Broadway. They worked with the Ashley Andrews (Dance Captain of King Kong in a rehearsal studio on Manhattan and learned a dance number. Later the same day, they saw him performing the same number on stage.
Concert Choir Pictures
DMA Concert Choir at Veterans' Hospital 2019
Some DMA Choir Seniors 2019!
Veterans' Day Ceremony at Wilmington Western Railroad 2018
2018 Day of Service - Music Department volunteers at Warriors Helping Warriors, in Middletown, DE