Dear Parents and Students:
What a fantastic first week back from break! The video above was taken by our superintendent and sent out to the district in this weeks B.E.S.T Report from his office. We our fortunate to have such great administrative support and are proud of our kids! This is a clip from our Jazz Choirs performing for the Grapevine Rotary Club last Wednesday.
We are moving quickly ahead in our concert preparations and I am excited to present to you a wonderful program on Thursday. We hope to see you and your friends, families, and relatives there. We will perform holiday music from around the world some which will be familiar tunes to you and some that we hope to share with you for the first time. THe music encompasses everything from medieval chant to contemporary holiday favorites.
This week is quite busy - first and foremost is our very important Tech Rehearsal tomorrow (Monday) after school. We will need students at the following times to rehearse with instrumentalist and to rehearse combined numbers as needed. Attendance at this rehearsal is a grade as it is essential for both our success and the safety of the students that we take the time to run through some important stage logistics for the combined closing of the concert. We are also being joined by several professional musicians that are joining us for this one rehearsal tomorrow. The rehearsal has been on the calendar since August, but we do not need everyone for the entire time listed. The schedule for tomorrow will be:
Choralier Men 4-5pm
Choralier Women 4-5:30pm
Concert Women 4:30-6pm
Chorale 4:30-7pm (looking back there was an error on Chorale times in last weeks note - we must rehearse with our strings from 6-7pm, so it will be just a bit later than I originally indicated. My apologies for any confusion).
Chamber (after Chorale)
EAT AT CHIPOTLE MONDAY 5-8pm
Chipotle will be giving a generous 50% of profits to the Panther Choir for sales between 5-8pm on Monday, December 7. Please bring THIS FORM with you (and forward it to friends and relatives) so that we will receive the funds for this.
Bella Note Dinner
The annual Bella Note Dinner and Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with our Winter Concert on Thursday, December 10. Although orders were due on Friday, we are still able to take some last minute reservations. Please return the form (AVAILBLE HERE) on Monday or purchase tickets via our WEBSTORE.
Holiday Shopping on Amazon
If you shop using Amazon please register with our Amazon Smile Account and the Panther Choirs will receive a percentage of proceeds from all purchases. This is an easy and FREE way to support the Panther Choirs during throughout the year (and especially during the Holiday Shopping Period). Please click HERE to sign into your Amazon account and link it to our charity!
Jazz Choir Singing Christmas Cards
Back by popular demand, the Jazz Choirs will be delivering “Singing Christmas Cards” again this year. Delivery will be on Saturday, December 12 between 5pm and 9pm. For a cost of $25, we will deliver to any residential address in GCISD and will perform 8-10 minutes of holiday music for the recipients. This is a fun way to spread some holiday cheer to your friends and neighbors. Orders can be made online HERE , via any Jazz Choir Member, or in the Choir Office. A printable form is available HERE.
Our Choir officers are holding a holiday party for all students on Friday after-school. More information to come shortly!
Monday - Concert Tech Rehearsal (see times above)
Bell Choir Rehearsal / Run Through 5-6pm
Tuesday - Ovation Jazz Choir - Grapevine Garden Club Luncheon
Wednesday - Chamber Choir 7:45am-8:30am
Thursday - Winter Concert 7pm
Friday - Student Holiday Party 4-6:30pm