Panther Choir Newsletter 4/6/18

This week our Chorale, Concert Women, and Choraliers participated in the Region 31 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Competition at Trinity High School. We are proud to announce that all of our choirs received unanimous ratings of superior (1) from all 6 judges earning us three UIL Sweepstakes Awards. We are proud to continue the tradition of excellence established by the CHHS Panther Choirs and look forward to sharing our award wining programs with you at our Spring Concert in a few weeks.

SPRING CAR WASH - Saturday, April 21st

Spirit Bank of Texas

Please consider joining us for our Spring Car Wash fundraiser, volunteer hours available!

Sign up HERE


We are excited to announce a new approach to our annual solo competition. As part of our final classwork and in our effort to build confidence in solo singing this year every student is choosing a solo to work on as part of the class curriculum. Students that would like to engage in further competition are encouraged to enter our vocal contest. Benefits of engaging in the competition include monetary prizes, evaluation by professional and collegiate level vocal specialist, and private coaching with a professional accompanist. (Prize money is a Choir Awards which can be used by seniors as college scholarships or by underclassman for any choir related expense including summer camps, voice lessons, trips, etc). Finalist will be chosen from each choir class during the preliminary competition on May 22 to advance to the Finals Recital on May 24 which will be held in the choir room and open to all spectators. Prizes will be awarded a the Finals Recital. Details concerning solos and contest registration will be distributed in classes during upcoming week.

SING! 2018

50% of our tickets for the May 5 Lancaster Theatre performance are already SOLD OUT! Please get your tickets now!

The May 3 Show at CHHS will feature Jazz Choirs from Colleyville MS and Heritage MS, the CHHS Jazz Choirs, and our professional jazz musicians. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door.

The May 5 Show at the beautiful Lancaster Theatre features a full catered dinner. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for this show will sell out quickly, please purchase early.

Ticket Sales Are Open!



FRIDAY, APRIL 13th 2018

7:15am Students arrive dressed for warm-up

(I know it’s early! Please make arrangements now!)

8am depart CHHS

9:40 performance at Irving Arts Center

11:30-2:30 lunch/team building at Klyde Warren Park/Dallas Art Museum

3:15 Arrive at CHHS

Things to know:

-Please arrive at school in full uniform with hair and make-up done.

-Weather permitting, you will have time to get lunch/snacks from food trucks at Klyde Warren Park so please bring money for that (be aware that the food trucks can be more expensive than regular fast food).

-You will have a chance to change clothes after your performance, please bring school and weather appropriate clothing to be outside.

-We will do a photo scavenger hunt, if you are competitive, this may involve moving quickly so think about this when choosing what footwear you bring

Parents are welcome to watch the performance (9:40am, Irving Arts Center - this could be a little earlier if contest is running ahead).

We are in need of one parent chaperone who could join us for the day. Please let me know if you will be available.


Friday, April 20

On Friday, April 20 the Choraliers will travel to Fort Worth to sing at the Truett Auditorium at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in competition for the American Classics Big "D" Choral Competition. Students will be excused from 5th-8th period for this event.

After our performance for the competition we will spend the afternoon at Alley Cats in North Richland Hills where students can enjoy Putt-Putt golf, Go Carts, Arcades, and Pizza. To cover the cost of the recreational activities members of Choraliers are being asked to contribute $20. This fee may be paid via check or cash to the Panther Choir Boosters or paid online via PayPal (a link will be sent out next week). We want all students to be able to participate in this event. Please contact Mr. Rinn should there be any financial assistance needed.


The Panther Choir has a tradition of touring internationally every three years and we are excited to announce the approval of our 2019 Tour, March 6-15, 2019. This tour will be open to all 10-12th graders enrolled in choir during the 2018-2019 school year, however the total number of participants will be limited. . At a cost of $2950 (inclusive of airfare, tours, 2-meals per day and many other details) this 10-day tour will provide incredible cultural and musical experiences to our students. Please see the PROPOSED ITINERARY including Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg for more details. A contract and sign-up will be posted shortly with a $250 deposit due in May.


If you were unable to attend the Washington, DC trip meeting, the meeting is now available for you to view online HERE. A digital copy of the trip packet is available HERE and your student will be given the hard copy of this packet in class. Please return at your earliest convenience:

1. Meeting Attendance Waiver - HERE

2. Behavior Contract - Located at the end of your trip packet

3. Any Prescription / Non-Prescription permission forms - Located on our FORMS Page

Should you have further questions regarding this trip, please contact Mr. Rinn.


Please use the Absence Request Form to note any missed rehearsals. Remember you may be removed from performing with the Chamber Choir for missing more than 2 rehearsals for ANY reason.


Monday, April 9, 4:15-5:30pm

Monday, April 16 4:15-6:00pm

Thursday, April 26 4:15-5:30pm


Have you signed up for an All-State Choir Camp? Many camps are starting to fill up. Some of our students favorite camps include local and affordable options at Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington. Get registered today!

LIST OF SUMMER ALL-STATE CAMPS (Registration for many camps is already open and popular camps fill up quickly)



April 20, HMS

Student volunteers are needed to assist with the Heritage Middle School Dessert Theatre. If you are able to assist, please sign up HERE.


Monday - Chamber Choir 4:15-5:30

Friday - Concert Women to Big "D" Classic


April 19 - Spring Concert and Senior Recognition

April 20 - Choraliers to BIG "D" Classic

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

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