Panther Choir Newsletter 1/26/18
TMEA Lunch Celebration
If you are joining us in San Antonio for our TMEA performance and would like to join us for our Lunch Celebration after the Convention performance, please fill out THIS FORM. Details concerning the meal are available on this page. Our negotiated cost for the banquet is $25 per person. We need this information no later than Feb 2.
Students will receive a long sleeved black t-shirt designed for our TMEA/SWACDA performances that we will wear while traveling. If you would like any additional shirts they can be purchased for $18 using the SAME FORM above. We need this order no later than Feb 2.
The deadline to order TMEA recordings has been extended, please reference the Chorale Parent Information Page for updates about travel and/or to order a TMEA recording. Audio and Video recordings are available. If you plan to attend the Chorale performance in Oklahoma, please fill out THIS form by January 31st.
Our Pre-TMEA Concert on Monday, February 12 is moving locations. We will now perform with the TCU Concert Chorale at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine. More details will be forthcoming as we approach the event.
TMEA Travel Forms
If you have not yet turned in your travel forms, please do so ASAP. If you have misplaced your trip packet from the meeting a copy can be found HERE. Those not present at the meeting, please watch for another email from me shortly. If you need another copy of the OTC or prescription medicine forms they can be found on our FORMS PAGE.
The Panther Choir Booster Club is proud to support the students in our program through over $5000 in scholarships offered each year in the following categories: Graduating Seniors (deadline: March 20) and All-state choir camp (deadline: February 20). Please reference the scholarship page HERE for specific information about requirements.
GCISD MS DISTRICT UIL CONTEST
We are in need of student volunteers to help run middle school District UIL contest. It is most helpful if you are able to miss two classes in a row to accommodate overlap times but either way, please use the sign up to indicate the specific times you are available. You will be excused from class but responsible for any work missed. Chorale Students, please be responsible when considering this opportunity knowing that you are going to miss class for both TMEA and SWACDA. Sign up for times HERE.
Arena scheduling is now open to allow students to choose courses for next school year. We hope that each of you will continue as part of our Panther Choir Family. We strive to provide a curriculum that supports continuous growth in our students both personally and musically. Each year provides different opportunities for our students. The 2018-2019 school year is an international tour year and our students will have the opportunity to perform in multiple European venues. An official announcement of this trip will come shortly and registration will begin in May. The chance to travel and perform is one of the hallmark experiences of a students time in the CHHS choir and we hope that you will consider joining us.
The initial course selection for Choir simply requires that you choose Choir and any auxiliary classes that you are interested in taking. In addition to our traditional choir classes students may choose to concurrently enroll in our Jazz Choirs or our Applied Music Class (a specialty course focusing on individual vocal development, All-State, Vocal Auditions, and College audition Preparation). Should you encounter any questions during this process feel free to contact me. Choir auditions and official placement will occur later during the spring semester.
For more information concerning choir and scheduling please see our information page HERE.
We have several Panther Choir students performing in the Fine Arts production of "Sound of Music", we hope you will join us this weekend!
"The Sound of Music" - Thursday, January 25 - Monday, January 29
Chorale Pre-TMEA Concert - First United Methodist Church, Grapevine, Monday, February 12, 7pm
Please see our CALENDAR PAGE for a complete listing of Panther Choir Events