We've already been hard at work in the new year with the Panther Choirs! After an extremely busy and fruitful December we are now hard at work on the Fine Arts Department Musical and getting our classes prepared for our Spring Semester Performances. We had a great time welcoming the HMS A cappella Choir to Chorale rehearsal this week to give them a glimpse of high school choir life. There are a lot of talented future singing Panthers coming our way!
5 CHHS Choir Student Earn a Place in the Texas All-State Choir
Last weekend nine of our students competed in the final round of the Texas All-State Choir Auditions and we are thrilled to announce CHHS once again has one of the largest groups of All-State singers in the Area with 5 students placing in the All-State Choir: Hannah Fox, Abbey Jefferies, Jada Duff, Levi Lebsack, and Kolton Krueger.
Welcome Ms. Jenna Hernandez
We are excited to welcome Jenna Hernandez, a senior music education student from Baylor University to the Panther Choir Family this spring semester as she completes her student teaching. She is already doing great work with our choirs and we are thrilled to have her in the classroom with us.
Winter Park Update
You should have received an email link if you are traveling to Winter Park to complete information required for the travel company. If you have not had a chance to complete that please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions please contact me. The final price for our trip is $680. Final payments are due by February 3. If you have have received a recent notice of your account not being up to date please take care of this as soon as possible as we need to give final numbers to the the travel company.
Looking forward to 2017-2018
It is already time to start thinking about the next school year! GCISD is in the process of approving some exciting changes to the high school schedule that should free up our students to engage in even more activities at school. This will allow more students who want to be a part of the CHHS Choir program to do so while being involved in other activities at school. Our audition process for choir placement is ongoing and culminates in a final voice evaluation that will be due in mid-March. We will have several sight-reading exams over the semester to assist in determining music reading skills for placement. Please also remember to log student service hours to the choral department through our online form HERE as we will consider all of this when doing choir placement for next year.
All-State Camp Scholarships
The Panther Choir Booster Club will again offer scholarships to students wishing to attend University All-State Camps this summer. The updated application will be available later this week via the website and is due by February 10. This deadline will allow us to announce scholarships by the end of February and allow students to register for many of the popular camps that open up on March 1 and fill up quickly.
Due to daily Musical Rehearsal there are no after-school choir events this week.