Panther Choir Update Week of 11/30

Dear Parents and Students:

I hope that each of you have enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving Break. Just before the break our students who advanced to Round 3 of the All-State process competed at Pre-Area Auditions. I am thrilled to report that we have students advancing to the final round of All-State Choir Auditions. This is a record number for CHHS and our district! These students will compete in Abilene just after the Winter Break for a coveted spot in the Texas All-State Choir. Our area candidates pictures below are:

BACK LEFT: Cecilia Yip, Jada Duff, Seyun Park, John Johnson, Devin Parish

FRONT LEFT: Kolton Krueger, Hannah Fox, Christen Volding, Abbey Jefferies

We have an extremely busy, but very rewarding three-weeks ahead of us as we approach the Winter Break.

Bella Note Dinner

The annual Bella Note Dinner and Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with our Winter Concert on Thursday, December 10. Please reserve your tickets today for a wonderful Italian Dinner and an easy way to support the Panther Choirs. This dinner is a wonderful tradition at CHHS and one of our largest fundraisers. Ticket orders are due this Friday, December 4. Tickets are available in the choir room our via our Web Store HERE.

Holiday Shopping on Amazon

If you shop using Amazon please register with our Amazon Smile Account and the Panther Choirs will receive a percentage of proceeds from all purchases. This is an easy and FREE way to support the Panther Choirs during throughout the year (and especially during the Holiday Shopping Period). Please click HERE to sign into your Amazon account and link it to our charity!

Winter Concert / Bella Note Dinner Solos

We will hold auditions for solos to be performed during our concert and/or at the Bella Note dinner this Wednesday, December 2 after-school in the Main Choir Room. Please turn in sheet-music and or an accompaniment track no later than Tuesday, December 1 so that we can be prepared for your audition. Performances on the Concert will require sheet music (must use live accompaniment). Accompaniment tracks may be used for performances at the Bella Note dinner if desired.

Spain Rehearsal

We have rescheduled the Spain Rehearsal (cancelled due to the flu outbreak) for this Thursday, December 3, after-school from 4-6:30pm. This will be a chance for all to get to know each other and get started on the music we will perform during our tour. If you paid for a sandwich for our last rehearsal we will be returning this money. We will be done by 6:30pm on Thursday and do not force the need to order dinner during this rehearsal.

Winter Concert & Tech Rehearsal

Our Winter Concert is on Thursday, December 10 at 7pm. This is a required, graded event. This concert does have a required Tech Rehearsal (to practice some combined pieces and with hired instruments) on Monday, December 7 at 4pm. All students will be needed from 4-5pm; Concert Women and Chorale are needed through 6pm and Chamber Choir will rehearse until 7:30pm

Jazz Choir Singing Christmas Cards

Back by popular demand, the Jazz Choirs will be delivering “Singing Christmas Cards” again this year. Delivery will be on Saturday, December 12 between 5pm and 9pm. For a cost of $25, we will deliver to any residential address in GCISD and will perform 8-10 minutes of holiday music for the recipients. This is a fun way to spread some holiday cheer to your friends and neighbors. Orders can be made online HERE , via any Jazz Choir Member, or in the Choir Office. A printable form is available HERE.


Monday - Chamber Choir 5:30-7pm

Tuesday - Handbell Rehearsal 5-6pm

Booster Board Meeting 6pm

Wednesday - Winter Concert Solo Auditions 4-6pm

Jazz Choirs, Rotary Luncheon 12:30pm

Thursday - Spain Rehearsal 4-6:30pm

Friday - Area Sectional 4-5pm

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