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Panther Choir Newsletter 9/7/18



Get ready for Get Fit Day! We have had a wonderful week and are excited to kick the season off with our first 'home' football game tonight! Di Voce and Ovation did a fabulous job performing in the pep rally this morning and made us proud of the program we support. Good luck to all of our singers who will be on the field, dancing, cheering, marching, or just showing your panther pride and supporting the team tonight! Have a great time! This weekend is one of our most important days of the school year. Please look at all of the information below and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

- Get Fit Day -

September 8, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm | CHHS Choir Room

"Get Fit Day" is HERE! Our Booster Team has done a wonderful job with planning to make sure the process is smooth and easy for you all! We use this day to take care of all forms, fees, uniforms, and information to support you and your singers throughout the year. Please make every effort to attend tomorrow. We have scheduled a time to attend based upon your singer's choir class period, but feel free to come any time between 10-2 if the scheduled time is not available for you. If you are unable to attend Get Fit Day, we will be able to accommodate a limited number of students for uniform fittings at Open House on September 17th. See the maps below for parking and campus information:

Get Fit Day Campus Map

Get Fit Day Parking Map

- Get Fit Day Schedule -

10:00 - 11:30 | Panther Chorale

11:00 - 12:00 | Concert Men/Women

11:45 - 12:45 | Choraliers

12:45 - 1:45 | Men's/Women's Choir

- Get Fit Day Required Forms -

Each of these forms are required to participate in the CHHS Choir Program. While you may have filled out similar or some of the same forms for other extra-curricular activities, we are required to have our own set of these forms on file as well. Thank you for understanding. These forms may be printed and completed, and we will also be providing each student with a packet to bring home prior to Get Fit Day. To expedite the process on Saturday, please arrive with these forms completed to be turned in.

GCISD Extra-Curricular Pledge

Field Trip Consent and Release Form

Field Trip Emergency Form

Handbook Contract

- Get Fit Day - Other Information -

Use the links below to see all other important information pertaining to Get Fit Day!

Uniform Information

CHHS Choir Fees

CHHS Choir Booster Membership

- CHHS Car Wash -

September 15, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm | Spirit of Texas Bank

Our CHHS Booster Car Wash is the first fundraising event of the year and we are in need of student volunteers! We will be scheduling students in half day shifts for either the morning or the early afternoon. Please help support the program and our fabulous booster team as we work to make this year the best it can be! Use the link below to sign up to volunteer. We will be at the Colleyville Branch of Spirit of Texas Bank at 5712 Colleyville Boulevard, Colleyville, TX 76034.

CHHS Car Wash Volunteer Sign-Up

- TMEA All-State Choir Registration -

September 5, 2018

If any student planning to participate in the TMEA Region 31 District Choir Audition on September 22, 2018 has not completed BOTH the Audition Contract and Google Form linked below, we must have this as soon as possible. Students who do not complete this before tomorrow will miss the cut off for registration. Payments and contracts can be turned in tomorrow at Get Fit Day.

All State Audition Contract

All State Google Sign-up

- All-State Individual Rehearsal Sign-Up -

Beginning this coming week, singers participating in the Region 31 District Audition for the All-State Choir process will be able to sign up for 20 minute rehearsal slots with Mr. Rinn and Mr. Gilliland. Links will be provided soon that will offer specific options before and after school. Please take advantage of this opportunity. We want you to succeed and will make every effort to help you along the way!

Region 31 District Audition

Lesson Sign Up-Rinn

Lesson Sign Up - Gilliland

- New Parent Meeting Information -

Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us this past Thursday for our New Parent Meeting. It was wonderful getting to meet each of you and we look forward to knowing you more over the coming years. If you were unable to attend, we have uploaded a video from our meeting as well as all of the information on our website at the link below. Please take some time to review this as it will answer most all of the questions you have throughout the school year!

New Choir Parent Information

- Update Charms Info -

As a choir program, we use an online system called Charms to help with our communication, uniform check out, and much more. While we try to keep the information accurate and up to date on our end, we occasionally run into difficulties with the technology or incorrectly input information. We ask that all parents follow the instructions linked below to ensure we have the most accurate information possible so we can be in contact when necessary and keep you up to date on CHHS Choir. If one of your students has already gone through this process in the classroom, make sure they share their password with you!

Charms Update Process

- Private Voice Lessons -

We are privileged to have three outstanding voice teachers on our campus that offer private voice lessons to our students during their choir class periods. These lessons will help develop students singing and literacy, prepare students who are participating in the All-State and Region 9/10 processes, expose and engage students in solo singing, and are one of the fullest ways to better the individual voice. Any students who are interested need to fill out and return the forms linked below to Mr. Gilliland. We honor requests on a first come, first served basis, and we try to offer this opportunity to as many singers as possible. Our voice teachers will be in al classes this coming week to perform for our students and answer all questions! While these lessons are tuition based, we have scholarship opportunities available through the CHHS Choir Boosters to help support our singers in the best ways we can.

- Important Dates -

September 8, 2018 | Get Fit Day

September 10, 2018 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

September 15, 2018 | CHHS Choir Car Wash

September 22, 2018 | Region 31 District Audition

- Additional Links -

Voice Lesson Contract and Enrollment Form

Voice Lesson Financial Aid Application

CHHS Choir Handbook

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