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Panther Choir Newsletter 10/5/18


It's finally starting to look like Fall (on the calendar at least), and that means LOTS of upcoming events, holidays, and of course long weekends! We have had a full and wonderful week with each choir starting to truly make beautiful music together, getting opportunities to meet composers, and learning to tie ties, so we hope you enjoy a few extra days to relax this weekend. Go to the Fair, drink a PSL, and Google pictures of fall trees so you get the full experience. See you next Tuesday!

We were delighted to have Mrs. Laura Farnell join our Choraliers class to clinic and talk about one of the pieces, which she composed, that they will be performing on the fall concert. She is a wonderful educator and composer and a genuinely kind and caring individual. The students loved meeting and working with her, and they grew so much this day! Thank you Mrs. Farnell!

- Fall Choir Concert -

October 15th | 7:30 pm | CHHS Auditorium

Our Fall Concert is on Monday, October 15th and we cannot wait to share the amazing work and talent of our choirs this year! We hope to see you all this evening! UNIFORMS: If you have not yet been fitted for a uniform, you must have this taken care as soon as possible. If you have been fitted and are waiting on uniform orders and alterations, we will let you know when these are going to be available for you to pick up. Please be sure that you are prepared with appropriate black socks and shoes before the concert date!

- Fall Choir Concert Schedule -

4:15 pm | Concert Women Stage Rehearsal

*singers will be released at 5:00

6:30 pm | Men's Choir / Concert Men's Choir Call Time (in uniform)

7:00 pm | All other choirs call time (in uniform)

7:15 pm | Auditorium Doors Open for seating

7:30 pm | Fall Concert

Student Officers Available to assist with Hair/Makeup/Ties/Pocket Squares from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

- CHHS Night at the Opera -

October 16, 2018 | 7 pm - 11 pm | Winspear Opera House

We have 12 tickets left for the Dallas Opera performance of Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen. This performance will include world class singers, musicians, and staging, and promises to be a fabulous evening all around. See the video below to hear portions of the opera sung by Stephanie d'Oustrac, Francis Poulenc's neice, who will be performing at the Dallas Opera. Ticket's will be free of charge to all students but are limited, so sign-up now!

Opera Sign-Up


- Region & Honor Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

We will have sectionals for both region and honor choir auditions next week on Wednesday, October 10th and Friday, October 12th from 4:15 - 5:15 pm. You will not want to miss these opportunities for additional help and rehearsal. Region students, please see Mr. Rinn and Mr. Gilliland's calendars below for available times for individual lessons. We will do our best to see you all at least twice prior to the mock audition day. All rehearsals will be in the choir rooms unless otherwise announced by Mr. Rinn or Mr. Gilliland.

Lesson Sign-Up - Rinn

Lesson Sign-Up - Gilliland

- CHHS Car Wash -

October 13, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm | Spirit of Texas Bank

The CHHS Booster Car Wash is coming up (again) on October 13th! This is the first fundraising event of the year and we are in need of student volunteers! There is a new sign-up below and any student wanting to help will need to fill this out before the car wash date. 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 Sign-Up

- Region 31 & 9/10 Honor Choir Audition -

October 20, 2018 | 7:30 am - 4 pm | CHHS

We are excited to host both the Region round of All-State auditions and the the Region 31, 9/10 Honor Choir Audition on October 20, 2018. The Honor Choir audition will be in the morning from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm with the Region audition beginning in the afternoon at the conclusion of the Honor Choir Audition. We are in need of both student and parent volunteers for the Honor Choir and will need parent volunteers for the afternoon Region round as well. Any students interested or willing to help in the morning can fill out the form below and jobs will be assigned at a later time. Parents, be on the look out for a Volunteer form from the CHHS Choir Booster team! Thanks for all your help!

Honor Choir Audition | Student Volunteer Form

- Panther Chorale Upcoming Events -

October 23, 2018 | 7:30pm | Dallas Baptist University Pilgrims Chapel

October 30, 2018 | 3:00pm Workshop, 7:00pm Concert | First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

The Panther Chorale is honored to be invited to two events this fall that will provide us terrific learning and performance opportunities. On Tuesday, October 23 the Panther Chorale will appear as guests performers at the DBU Fall Choral Invitational. The 7:30pm Concert is free and open to the public. The DBU Chapel is one of the best performace venues in the metroplex for choirs. Students will depart CHHS after school on October 23. Details will be provided in next week's newsletter

On October 30, we will travel to downtown Fort Worth to work with choral composers Jake Runestad and Dr. Z Randall Stroope on their music which we will perform with the Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale and severeal local high school ensembles. This concert is at 7pm and free to the public. Students will miss part of the school day for this event. Details will be provided in next week's newsletter.

- Important Dates -

October 8, 2018 | Student & Staff Holiday

October 9, 2018 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

October 10, 2018 | Region & 9/10 Sectional

October 11, 2018 | Medal of Honor Banquet (Ovation)

October 12, 2018 | Pep Rally (Ovation National Anthem)

October 15, 2018 | Fall Choir Concert

October 16, 2018 | CHHS Choir at the Opera - Carmen

October 23, 2018 | Panther Chorale Performance at DBU

October 30, 2018 | Panther Chorale Workshop - Jake Runestad

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