About the Choir
The Harraseeket Singers is a preparatory choir where students in grades 3 through 5 learn to sing music in unison and in parts, all within a group setting. Sight singing and ear training is taught using solfege, the application of sol-fa syllables and corresponding handsigns to a musical scale or melody. They also develop perfomance skills to prepare for two or three performances each year. The Harraseeket Singers meet weekly at Mast Landing School in Freeport on Mondays from 4:30-5:45pm. Previous choral experience is helpful but not required. (Formal photo by Soggy Dog Designs)
About the conductor
Renovia Day, a native of Easton, Maine, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education in 2001 and a Masters Degree in 2006. Mrs. Day has been teaching 5th and 6th grade chorus and general music at Falmouth Middle School since 2003. She has been a presenter at the Music Educators National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Maine Music Educators All-State Conferences. She has been the guest conductor for the District 3 Elementary Honors Festival. Before joining Wescustago, she was the Assistant Director of the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus. Renovia lives in Topsham with her husband Dan, two sons, Dominic and Dexter, and two crazy cats, Stoli and Luxor. In her spare time, she expresses herself through various artistic mediums (ceramics, acrylic and water color painting and calligraphy).
Watch the Harraseeket Singers in the Spring 2010 Concert