Panther Choir Newsletter 9/29/17

Homecoming week was great fun and filled with lots of opportunities for our students to sing and be seen. This coming Tuesday (October 3rd) will be our first concert of the year. Please make plans to join us for a fun evening of song, showcasing the first six weeks of hard work!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for advancing past the first round of All-State auditions! Wish these students luck as they prepare to audition for the next round (October 21st).

Back Row (left to right): Skylar Dubose, Jake Watson, Audrey Money, Abbey Jefferies, Katie Brown, Karyssa Nelson, Will Swinney, Braden Hancock, Austin Farris

Middle Row: Sam Caprio, Shayla Hill, Jenna Hancock, Lauren Graham, Alyssa Vogel, Nasir Panjwani, Nate Nguyen, Ayden Yates

Front Row: Anne Larimer, Alexis Dozier, Sarah Poythress, Nicole Bibeau, Mandy Moore, Ashley Jefferies, Melanie De La Cruz, Savannah Shapley

Not pictured: Landry Champlin, Emma Richard


Choir students, please take this opportunity to showcase your singing talent in different genres by auditioning for the SING-OUT!

Sing-Out is a two round singing contest open to all CHHS students. ALL genres of music are welcome and Choir students are encouraged to participate. The first round is a private audition in front of judges and the second round is a concert in front of a live audience. All proceeds go to the CHHS Choir program! If you are interested please prepare your song and sign up for an audition time HERE


If you are interested in serving as a chaperone for the Washington, DC trip, please fill out this application form. Please complete the form by Thursday, October 5. Selected chaperones will be notified no later the October 13 so that payments and trip registration can begin. Please note, that there is very limited space available on the trip. If you are still planning on registering a student you should do so immediately to guarantee a space.


Concert at 7pm

Choraliers, Chorale and Di Voce please report at 6pm dressed in full uniform

Warm-up locations

Choraliers (5th period) - Stage

Chorale - New choir room

Di Voce - Old choir room

All other students report to your assigned seat in the auditorium by 6:30pm. Section leaders will distribute pearls/pocket squares and take roll at this time.

Should you need to bring your uniform and stay after school you may stay in the Old Choir Room until your call time (plan to bring something to eat).


Monday - All 4:15-5:15pm

Wednesday - Women Sectional 4:15-5:15, Individual Lessons, Sign Up Below

Thursday - Men Section 4:15-5:15, Individual Lessons, Sign Up Below

Individual time slots available Wednesday and Thursday HERE


Sectionals for 9/10 Region auditions will be this Monday and Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm. Any 9th or 10th grader interested in participating in the region process is welcome. MEMBERS OF CHORALIERS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE - you are learning the music in class!

Music is also available at the sectionals. The audition will take place on Monday, October 23rd.

Practice files for this audition music can be found HERE.


If you have not yet picked up your uniform please do so after school on Monday. The dresses can be washed but the tuxes are DRY CLEAN ONLY. Do not put a hot iron on the uniforms. See this link for the handbook uniform guidelines. Make sure you have appropriate shoes for the concert. Ladies, please reference this document for hair/make-up guidelines



All choir parents are invited to attend a brief general booster club meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd (before the fall concert) beginning promptly at 6:15 and ending at 6:30 in the Lecture Hall. Come meet the board and find out what Choir Boosters is all about! Sample our big fundraiser for the year, ButterBraids! Come and get a slice at the ButterBraid table before they disappear!

We are working toward having our IOU items from Get Fit available! Hopefully yard signs and tees will be at the Booster Membership table Tuesday night. If they are not available by then, we will connect with you individually and send things home with your kiddos. Since the cold front blew in (cold for Texas), it just feels like baking weather. Wrap up a batch of cookies and bring them to the Bake Sale table at 6:30pm. Sign up here to let us know what deliciousness you'll be bringing HERE


Tuesday, October 3 - FALL CONCERT (all students required to attend, please see details below), 7pm

Thursday, October 5 - SING-OUT auditions

Saturday, October 21 - All Region (Round 2) Auditions, CHHS

Monday, October 23 - 9/10 auditions, Birdville HS

Tuesday, October 24 - La Traviata - ONE TICKET REMAINING!!!

We will take a bus to the Winspear Opera House 6-10:30pm

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! (Tickets are free) sign up HERE

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