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Samuel Parrott, M.M.

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choir

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Welcome to the AJ Briesemeister Toro Choir!

 

The Toro Choir represents AJ Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin ISD. The choir performs a variety of music throughout the year for parents, the community, and around the Seguin area. Performances this year will include our Fall concert at Seguin High School PAC,  Winter Concert at the SHS PAC, a Holiday Tour around Seguin for the local retirement facilities and elementary schools, Pre-UIL Concert at the SHS PAC, a Spring Pops Show "161.6 Briese FM", and a collaborative production of "Frozen Jr." and "Aladdin Dual Language Edition" with Mr. Tommie Jackson and the AJB Toro Theater Department.

The Toro Choir represents the amazing, musical talent of nearly a third (245 students) of AJ Briesemeister Middle School. Students in the AJB Toro Choir also represent the school in the AJB Band, Theater, Cheerleading, UIL Academic teams, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track. Last year, each choir received a Superior Rating in at least one of the two categories at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition. Varsity Treble received a Superior in Sight Reading (and a 122 in Concert), Junior Varsity Treble received a Superior in Concert (and 122 in Sight Reading), and the Men received a perfect score in both Concert and Sight Reading. 

This year, the Toro Choir program is looking to continue their success at competitions, as well as develop strong bonds and leadership skills within this choral family.

Be on the lookout for recordings and blog posts about all of our experiences this year!

1st Period: 6th Grade Choir (Vox Primo)

2nd Period: 7th/8th Grade Choir (Vox Unum)

3rd Period: 7th/8th Grade Choir (Vox Aeternum)

4th Period: Lunch and Planning Period

5th Period: 7th Grade Choir (Vox Bellus )

6th Period: 6th-8th Grade Tenor/Bass Choir (Vox Populi)

7th Period: 7th/8th Grade Technical Theatre

8th Period:6th Grade Choir (Vox Novus)

 

Samuel Parrott, M.M.

Choir Director, Technical Theatre Teacher, and Assistant Cheer Coach

AJ Briesemeister Middle School

 

Samuel Parrott is starting his fifth year as the Choir Director for the AJ Briesemeister Toro Choir, his first year as Technical Theatre teacher, and his third year as Assistant Cheer Coach. In his free time, Mr. Parrott spends his free time attending the events of his students, working towards his Doctorate (Graduating December 2020), watching reality TV, cooking, and collecting Pop toys. 

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Texas State University and is pursuing a PhD in School Improvement at Texas State University. Previously, Mr. Parrott was the Music Specialist for Brooke Elementary in Austin ISD and is currently serving his sixth year as the Artistic Director for The Austin Children’s Choir.