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Panther Choir Newsletter 9/22/17


We have had another wonderful week with the Panther Choirs preparing for our first concert performance of the season on Tuesday, October 3. There are many upcoming activities with Homecoming next week and our concert the following week. Please look over the information below!


Sing-Out is a two round singing contest open to all CHHS students. ALL genres of music are welcome and Choir students are encouraged to participate. The first round is a private audition in front of judges and the second round is a concert in front of a live audience. All proceeds go to the CHHS Choir program! If you are interested please prepare your song and sign up for an audition time HERE


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Panther Choir maintains a Google Calendar with an up to date listing of events. Please consider subscribing to our calendar via the links on our CALENDAR PAGE to have events downloaded directly to your personal calendar.

Saturday, September 23 - District Auditions (All-State Round 1), Creekview HS

Tuesday, October 3 - Fall Concert, 7pm


Tuesday, October 24 - La Traviata

We will take a bus to the Winspear Opera House 6-10:30pm ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

(Tickets are free, first come, first serve, THERE ARE FIVE LEFT) sign up HERE

If you are interested in seeing a quick synopsis about the opera click HERE

HOMECOMING

All students are invited to walk in the homecoming parade and join us at the Wednesday night Pep-Rally (Wear your choir shirt).

Chorale and Concert Women will sing the national anthem that night!

Chorale will sing at the Thursday morning Pep-Rally, meet for warmup at 8:20 a.m. in the old choir room.

Chorale will also sing at the Thursday evening game, meet at 7:00 p.m. at the south gate of the stadium wearing your black choir shirt and jeans, you may wear your mums if you like.

ELIGIBILITY CALENDAR

Eligibility determines whether or not students can participate in after school activities such as All-State and Region auditions. The upcoming deadline is next Friday, September, 29 at 4:00p.m. This is the only grading period of the year in which a progress report can cause a student to lose eligibility. Please be aware of this ESPECIALLY if you/your child is participating in All-State / 9-10 Region auditions.

Earlier this week an email went out from the choir department notifying parents and students of any grades that were currently in danger of failing. There was some confusion about this as some parents thought the email was referring a grade in choir. This email was in effort to help communicate any problems that we see coming in all classes for our students. We are happy to partner with our families in efforts to support our students academically and will always send out these reminders in an effort to stay ahead of eligibility issues. If at anytime we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to let us know.

You may access the official district eligibility calendar HERE

ALL-STATE

District Auditions are Saturday, September 23rd

Full Schedule and information HERE

9/10 REGION

Sectionals for 9/10 Region auditions will be this Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:15pm. Any 9th or 10th grader interested in participating in the region process is welcome. Music is available at the sectionals. The audition will take place on Monday, October 23rd.

Practice files for this audition music can be found HERE.

UNIFORMS

The majority of the uniforms will be ready for pick up Monday at 4:00p.m. Please pick up your uniform from the old choir room! The dresses can be washed but the tuxes are DRY CLEAN ONLY. Do not put a hot iron on the uniforms. See this link for the handbook uniform guidelines. Make sure you have appropriate shoes for October 3rd.

FROM THE PANTHER CHOIR BOOSTERS

To any former HMS students that purchased a HMS Tux, they have asked for donations. If you are willing, please donate to the HMS choir. You can drop it off in the CHHS choir office.

To all the Panther Choir students auditioning this weekend for the Texas All State Choir:

You are prepared for this day! You have what it takes to intentionally release the sounds of unified beauty and strength! Reject the voice of defeat. Receive your true identity: Wholly Loved, Treasured Child. And from that place of rest, sing from your very soul. You are loved more than you know. HAVE FUN!

We are so proud of you,

~Panther Choir Booster Board

The CHHS Choir parent community is invited to our first general booster club gathering on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Lecture Hall at CHHS. Come and join the excitement!


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