Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Congrats to all students who made it into this year's Panther Pride Chorus.

Rehearsals will begin in January every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:30pm!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tryouts in December!

Panther Pride Chorus tryouts will be held during school hours during the first few weeks of December. A short, 1 minute audition will be required (a song of their choice).
Students who were in Panther Pride Chorus last year will not need to re-audition.
After Auditions, a note will be sent home if students are accepted into the chorus. Chorus meetings will be on Wednesdays after school this year.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Thanks to everyone for making the 2010-2011 School year a year to remember!
See you in Fall 2011!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

JM Robinson Show!

Two videos from our final show!

Here's "Waiting outside the Lines"..great job guys!

And here's "Time of your Life"...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Wow, what an incredible final show! You guys sang with all your hearts tonight. SO proud of you!

Monday, May 9, 2011


We will be performing our Final Concert of the Year this coming Monday, May 16th, at 6:00pm at JM Robinson High School. Please be there at 5:45 to get ready and remember to wear your shirts!

We will be singing with our partner chorus, Beverly Hills, one more time. Also, remember we are adding two new songs, "Waiting outside the Lines" and "Time of your Life".

Can't Wait! What an amazing year. So proud of every single one of you guys!!

-Mr. B

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Songs!

Hey guys, good work today on our new songs.

We will be adding Green Day's "Time of your life"

and Greyson Chance's "Waiting outside the Lines"

Here is Greyson with PS22 in case you want to see it:

Have a GREAT BREAK!!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pitts School Rap!!

Here are the lyrics:

Click here to hear the track!

Panther Pride Theme 2011

Pitts School, Panther Pride
Best singers far and wide,
Number 1 having fun
Chorus kids we get it done.

Pitts School, Shadow's Kids,
Mr. B, best in the biz,
ohh ohh ohh..

Monday, March 28, 2011

Great job!

You guys were amazing at the volleyball game tonight!

Great job singing on "Dynamite"...

and Elisa was amazing on the National Anthem!

and the Pitts School Volleyball team rocked too!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Starting to come together!

Hey guys! Great week in chorus.
AMAZING auditions for Firework!

Our song list as of today:

"Viva La Vida"
"Drift Away"

We are going to add "Secrets" by Onerepublic on Monday.
See you there!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Song Suggestions?

Let me know if there is a song you think we should do. I'll see if we can do it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Great Rehearsal Today!

Lots of great work on harmonies today. PLEASE remember to do your part to listen to the music and practice.
We're a team!!
-Mr. B

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We resume Chorus this coming Monday, March 14...

After a long break, we are back at it on March 14th..LOTS to do before our concert in April.
Sydney will be here helping us out on guitar, too.

See you then!

-Mr. B

Friday, March 4, 2011

NO Chorus Monday!

Chorus has been cancelled for this coming Monday, March 7th, due to a teacher staff meeting.

We will resume the following Monday, March 14th.

See you then!

-Mr. B

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Star-Spangled Banner

We had 5th Grade Olympics at the school today.
We also had some of our singers do an amazing job on our National Anthem.

Congrats to Group 1: Elisa, Ashley, Rachel, Victoria, Mackenzie, Kendall, and Lexie!
..and Group 2: Hannah, Bailey, Lauren, Jordan, and Katie!
They were so great! It was so fun to be able to listen to you!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Hey guys,

good work this week!
Next week we'll take another crack at ABC and see if we have what it takes to make this song work.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Great Rehearsal Today!

Good job in rehearsal today guys.
We still have a lot of work to do but we have come a long way.
Let's keep it up!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This Monday we begin work on "Rocketeer" by Far East Movement...

Watch the video to begin working on it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Great Rehearsal Today!

Another great rehearsal for Panther Pride chorus today!

Lots of progress with "Drift Away"...

also some more work on "Viva" and "Imagine"...

and the kids are loving "Dynamite".

Looking forward to next week...I hope to be able to record some songs!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Song for Febuary 7

In case you wanted a preview, this coming Monday we will begin working on "Drift Away".

If you want to see the PS22 version, here it is:

Give me the beat boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Give me the beat boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Monday, January 31, 2011

Suggest Songs!

Ok Panther Pride Chorus members...

we have been working on "Imagine", "Viva La Vida" and "Dynamite" so far.

I'd like to hear what others songs you want to sing this year...

So...comment and tell me what else you want to sing!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Great Rehearsal!

Great rehearsal today guys! We made a lot of progress with our songs!

Here is the link to PS22 Singing Viva La Vida!
We are singing the same version as them.
They are the 5th grade chorus we talked about from New York City.

...and here is a link to PS 22 Singing Imagine.

Remember: The Tenors (my group) always have the lower part,  and the Altos (Mrs. Conlon's group) always have the higher part!

Keep up the good work!!

-Mr. B

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We're Back!

So glad to be back in school! I think we all were starting to get cabin fever after 10 straight days off!!
Looking forward to getting back to "normal". Our next rehearsal will be Monday, January 24, from 3-4pm!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow/Ice Days!

As you can tell by the view outside my window, we did not have school this entire week. So no chorus :(.
Next Monday, we don't have school for MLK day, so it won't be until Jan 24 until we get the group back together again! Oh well, Snow happens!

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Rehearsal 1/3/11

Well I thought I would begin a "blog" about this year's chorus.
It is the largest chorus ever assembled at our school, and I'm thinking it's going to be a great year!
Before I forget, I want to thank Mrs. Conlon for all her help! There is no way we could do what we do without her help each week!

Panther Pride Chorus is officially 128 students strong this year!! - 75 5th graders, and 53 4th graders!

Another cool fact---we have 30 boys this year! Much more than in years' past!!

We had our first rehearsal on Monday, and we had a blast!
We worked on John Lennon's "Imagine" and made lots of progress.
We are exploring a lot of harmony singing this year, which can be very difficult...
but we are doing great!!

Other Possible songs this year include:
Coldplay "Viva la Vida"
Taio Cruz "Dynamite"
Doobie Brothers "Drift Away"
"Let there be Peace on Earth"
and others...!

What other songs would you like to hear the chorus sing this year??