Panther Choir Newsletter 11/4/17

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 SING-OUT WINNERS!

2nd Runner Up: Thomas Venters

1st Runner Up: Katie Brown

2017 Winner: Audrey Money

Last night was a fun evening for all! Thank you to of all of the participants for your hard work providing a great show and fundraiser for our program!

CONCERT WOMEN

VETERAN'S DAY PERFORMANCE (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th)

Concert Women's Choir will perform on Friday, November 10th at the pep rally and assemblies for Veterans day .

Please wear red choir shirt and jeans for the pep rally and full uniform for the assemblies that day. Please arrive at school with full make-up and hair done by 8:15am.

BUTTER BRAID DELIVERY THIS WEEK!

Delivery is THIS Thursday, November 9th in the choir room after school. It is imperative that all Butter Braids be picked up on Thursday after school as they must be kept frozen. Please make plans now!

ALL-REGION

REGION WEEKEND INFO

If you have not done so already, please bring your $25 region weekend fee in an envelope and place it in the payment box in the main choir room.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 10 (Rehearsal at Trinity HS)

You will be released from class at 1:20pm; after 3rd period

1:30pm: Depart for Trinity HS

4:00pm: Rehearsal finishes; bus back to CHHS

Saturday, November 11 (Rehearsal and concert at Richland HS)

7:00am: Depart CHHS (we will take a one-way bus) lunch will be provided as part of your region weekend fee

4:00pm 9-10 Honor Choir and Treble Choir CONCERT (parents please arrive early for seating, admission is free)

4:45pm: 9-10 Honor Choir and Treble Choir Concert completed, students dismissed

5:00pm: Region Mixed Choir CONCERT (Parents please arrive early for seating, admission is free)

6:00: Concert Completes - WE WILL NOT TAKE A BUS BACK, please arrange transportation.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Friday Rehearsal - Jeans and CHHS Choir shirt. Saturday Rehearsal- School appropriate outfit for rehearsal, if you have another choir shirt of some sort that would be ideal.

Saturday Concert - formal choir uniform; bring all uniform pieces with you on Saturday morning, there will be time to change.

WHAT TO BRING:

All Music to be performed (audition music and that distributed in class)

Black folder, pencil, and bottle of water

Positive attitude and willingness to make music

PRE-AREA CANDIDATES: Please check Mr. Rinn's appointment calendar and sign-up for a private lesson once per week. Our sectional on Tuesday will be 5:30-5:45 (Men), 5:45-6:15 (Mixed), 6:15-6:45 (Women).

CHORALE TMEA PERFORMANCE TRIP INFORMATION

We have now received a performance time and some additional information concerning Chorale's performance at the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention in San Antonio in February. We are still awaiting some details for the SWACDA performance in Oklahoma City. We have created THIS PAGE (it can also be found under 'Chorale Parent Information' on the ABOUT tab of our main webpage). We will continue to update this page as information is available. If you are interested in serving as a chaperone for either the San Antonio or Oklahoma City trip please visit the page and fill out the requested information.

WASHINGTON DC TRIP CHOIR

Auditions for the Washington, DC Chamber choir are on TUESDAY. You may come to either time below:

Morning: 7:45-8:30am

Afternoon: 4:15-5:30pm

The audition will consist of you singing your part on solfege in quartets (one on a part).

If you have not done so already please complete the Nov-Dec rehearsal survey HERE

CHOIR THANKSGIVING MEAL

On Friday, November 17, Panther Chorale will host a Thanksgiving lunch for all students in choir during their lunch periods. Panther Chorale, please sign up for your meal contributions HERE. If you are in another choir and would like to bring something you may also sign up.

BELLA NOTTE SOLO AUDITIONS

During our annual Bella Notte Dinner and at our Winter Concert we feature student soloists performing winter/holiday themed music. Auditions for solos will be held on Tuesday, November 29 after school in the main choir room. An accompanist will be provided for the audition as needed.

General Guidelines

Solos on the Bella Notte Dinner should use an accompaniment track. These will need to be downloaded audio files, not web links (youtube) to a track. You should audition with this track.

Any solo that is featured on the Winter Concert will need to use live piano accompaniment. You should provide sheet music for your solo at the audition and sing with the live accompanist should you wish to be considered for the Winter Concert. If you also wish to be considered for the Bella Notte dinner you should locate an accompaniment track that you can use.

Please sign-up for an audition time HERE and indicate what song you will audition on. Please reference this list as you make your song selections as we will not feature the same song more than once. A list of music already being performed on the concert will be available soon and should also be avoided.

Music may be in any style / genre for this performance.

FROM THE PANTHER CHOIR BOOSTERS

We are gearing up for our annual Silent Auction and Bella Notte Dinner prior to the Winter Concert on December 14th. THANK YOU for donating auction items and connecting with your favorite local businesses! People really do want to be a part of something excellent, and our choirs embody an excellence that is recognized not only in our district, but throughout the state!

Please contact Joni Herman at jonijherman@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please see our CALENDAR PAGE for a complete listing of Panther Choir Events

Monday, November 6 - Black Walnut fundraiser 4pm-close

Tuesday, November 7 - 7:45-8:30am Chamber Auditions; 4:15-5:15pm Chamber Auditions; 5:30-6:45pm Pre-Area Sectional

Friday, November 10 - Concert Women sing at Pep Rally and Veterans Day Assemblies

Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11 - Region Weekend

Wednesday, November 15 - 4:15-5:15pm Pre-Area Sectional

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