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Panther Choir Newsletter 10/12/18


Happy Friday! We have had a full week of preparation and performance, getting ready for our concert on Monday! We are also thankful to have had an opportunity to sing for and in honor of some of our nations Veterans and Medal of Honor winners this week. We are blessed to be a part of a district that heavily values experiences and opportunities outside of the classroom and it is always a pleasure to be a part of these unique events they provide and support. We are grateful for and encouraged by the constant desire for our program to participate and share in these events!

- Fall Choir Concert -

October 15th | 7:30 pm | CHHS Auditorium

Our Fall Concert is this coming Monday, October 15th and we are so excited for each of you to join us and see the amazing work that the choirs and your students has done to prepare. We have seen such amazing growth already and there is incredible potential still ahead. Come enjoy and celebrate the wonderful music these students are making!

Uniforms: Due to the growth of our choirs and the overhaul of our uniforms last year, we are still waiting on students uniforms to be returned from alterations. If you have not yet received your uniform they will be available in full on Monday immediately following the school day .Please ensure that you have appropriate black shoes, socks, and any other necessary items as described in our 'Supplies/Uniform' section of our handbook, linked below.

Uniform Information

Performance Hair & Makeup

- 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 are excited to join you at the Dallas Opera's production of Carmen, this coming Tuesday, October 16th. Below is a schedule for the evening as well information for attire. Use the link below to ensure that you have reserved a seat for this evening.

Opera Reserved Ticket List

Attire | Men, slacks and a button-down shirt. Jacket and tie optional. Please wear appropriate dress shoes. Women, dress pants or a skirt and blouse or a tasteful dress.

- Opera Schedule -

5:45 pm | Meet at CHHS Choir Room

6:00 pm | Depart CHHS

7:00 pm | Arrive at the Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora St,Dallas, TX 75201

7:30 pm | Curtain for Act I

approximate run time: 3hrs. 15m.

11:00 pm | Depart from Winspear for CHHS (approx.)

- CHHS Car Wash CANCELLED (pt. 2) -

It is with sad hearts that we will again cancel our CHHS Choir Car Wash. The weather is not on our side this year. Thank for your willingness to volunteer and your flexibility as we plan and reschedule. Enjoy the rain! Sell some Butterbraids!


- Region & Honor Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

We will have available times on each of our calendars for the coming week to work with students individually on both Region and 9/10 Honor Choir Music. Each of these lesson times is a 20 minute slot. If you do not see any available times but would like to schedule a lesson, please come see us. We are here to help!

Lesson Sign-Up - Rinn

Lesson Sign-Up - Gilliland

- Region 31 & 9/10 Honor Choir Audition -

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

We will be hosting 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 lookout 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 15, 2018 | Fall Choir Concert

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

October 16, 2018 | Butterbraid Orders Due!

October 17, 2018 | Panther Chorale Clinic with Dr. Allen Hightower

October 20, 2018 | TMEA Region 31 & 9/10 Honor Choir Audition

October 23, 2018 | Panther Chorale Performance at DBU

October 25, 2018 | SINGOUT Audition

October 30, 2018 | Panther Chorale Workshop - Jake Runestad

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