Panther Choir Newsletter 9/1/17

We have had a wonderful week in the Panther Choirs! The Panther Chorale retreat was a huge success, we had wonderful turnout for our Get Fit Night, classes are advancing well, and the jazz choirs sang for our first Pep Rally this morning! Please see the information below for important news about upcoming events. If you were unable to attend the parent meetings this week the information you need can be found in this Newsletter.

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.

Wednesday, September 6 - Chorale picture (Old Choir room at 8:15am in FULL uniform with hair etc.)

Friday, September 8 - Jazz Choirs dinner and national anthem

Saturday, September 9 - Car Wash, Spirit of Texas Bank 10am-2pm SIGN UP HERE

Saturday, September 16 - Lake Party (All invited), Rockledge Park / Jackson Pavillion, Lake Grapevine 4:30-7:30

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

GET FIT NIGHT MAKE-UP

New choir parents who were unable to attend the GET FIT NIGHT, please use this link to complete the required paperwork.

Chorale Parents that were unable to attend, please use this link to get the required information and paperwork.

WASHINGTON, DC CHOIR TOUR

We are excited to take the choir on tour to Washington, DC in April. We were recently notified that we were selected to do a guest performance at Washington National Cathedral as a prelude to the weekly evensong service on Sunday, April 29, 2017. As we are limited to a smaller number of performers because of space, not every student traveling to Washington, DC will be able to be a part of this concert (though all students will sing at other events). Due to the extra events scheduled for our program with the State and National Convention performances Chamber Choir will not be traveling to San Antonio for competition this year. This being said, we have decided to audition this year's chamber choir from students traveling to Washington, DC. We will rehearse on Monday evenings throughout the year to prepare the 30 minute concert to sing at Washington National Cathedral. Details regarding these auditions will be posted shortly. Information concerning the trip to Washington, DC is on our TOUR PAGE. Space is limited, please signup early! Parents interested in chaperoning should NOT sign up yet. Information regarding chaperones will be sent out soon. BRING FORMS TO MRS. MASSEY BY SEPTEMBER 11th.

VOICE LESSONS

There are still a few spaces let for private lessons!

It is the goal of the CHHS Panther Choir to provide exceptional learning experiences for every student enrolled in our program. One way in which we realize this goal is through the GCISD Supplementary Music Program. The Supplementary Music Program serves a two-fold purpose. First, it allows interested students to receive individualized musical training. Secondly, it improves the performance level of the individual student, positively impacting the organization in which the student participates. By choosing to participate in this Program, students will receive high quality, individualized instruction from degreed professionals through which they will develop an even greater understanding of healthy singing and performance habits. To learn more about our voice lesson program please visit our VOICE LESSON INFORMATION PAGE. Space is limited so we encourage you to enroll early.

ALL-STATE

In order to compete in the All-State process we need you to REGISTER ONLINE and read and sign THIS CONTRACT. All-State Sectionals are Tuesdays before school 7:45-8:30 and B-Days (Monday-Thursday), after school 4:15-5:15.

9/10 REGION

Sectionals for 9/10 Region auditions begin this Wednesday (Sept 6th) 4:15-5:15pm. Any 9th or 10th grader interested in participating in the region process is welcome. Music will be passed out at this time. The audition will take place on Monday, October 23rd. Practice files for this audition music can be found HERE.

FROM THE PANTHER CHOIR BOOSTERS

Thank you for your patience and cheery smiles Tuesday at Get Fit! This was the first time we have tried to pack this event into a school night, and other than the line down the hallway, we are grateful for how smoothly things went. We know many of you have wonderful ideas for organizing next year's Get Fit event, and we would love to hear them! Maybe you are next year's Get Fit organizer! Let a Booster Club board member know if you are feeling the pull to volunteer!

Our first Car Wash event is next weekend, September 9th from 10am-2pm at the Spirit of Texas Bank on the NW corner of Hall-Johnson and Hwy 26. We are looking for several more student volunteers and parent helpers, please consider signing up HERE. Thank you for signing up!

MEET OUR STAFF (more info here)

TOP: Thomas Rinn, director; Rachel Massey, assistant director; Debby Barkey, accompanist; Miranda Benham, voice teacher;

BOTTOM: John Wilkerson, voice teacher; Michael Rausch, voice teacher; Lauren Lafferty, student teacher

Our New Choir Schedule - See our CALENDAR PAGE for the A/B Day Schedule

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