Panther Choir Newsletter 4/14/18
As we start to look toward the completion of the school year we are excited to announce our 2018 Banquet on Friday, May 11 at the Colleyville Center. Our end of the year Banquet is a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of our program. Choir students may bring one guest, and of course, parents are always welcomed! Tickets are $30 per person. Please RSVP via THIS LINK and submit payment by May 4th. All outstanding choir fees must be paid in full before banquet tickets will be issued. Invoices for outstanding fees have been emailed and paper copies will be given to students. You will be given the option to pay via PayPal for through check or cash to the choir office.
SPRING CONCERT - Thursday, April 19, 7pm
Please make plans to join us for our final full department concert this Thursday. All students should arrive at 6pm, dressed and ready to go so that we can have a brief rehearsal for our combined music.
Doors will open at 6:45pm for the 7pm concert.
All Choirs EXCEPT Choraliers and Chamber Choir will turn in uniforms after the concert.
Please bring a change of clothes. You uniform should be placed back in the Blue Uniform Bag it as given to you in with your id on it. You are responsible for turning in the following.
Blue Garment Bag
Red Pocket Square
Blue Garment Bag
Black Choir Dress
Students in Choraliers will turn in uniforms on Friday following our Performance at the Big D Classic. Students in Chamber Choir will turn in uniforms following the trip to Washington, DC.
SPRING CAR WASH - Saturday, April 21st
Spirit Bank of Texas
Students, please sign up to help! Volunteer hours available!
Sign up HERE
CHHS CLASSICAL VOCAL COMPETITION
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.
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!
BIG "D" CLASSIC FESTIVAL INFORMATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th 2018
We are excited to participate in the Big "D" classic Festival with Choraliers on Friday. Students should turn in the $20 fee for food and afternoon activities before Friday. You may pay this fee via PayPal by following THIS LINK. Please note, $1 will be added to your fee if paid online to cover online processing charges. You may also pay cash or check by placing it in the payment box in the choir room. We want all of our students to participate in the celebration and fun after the performance. Please contact Mr. Rinn if you need financial assistance.
Please bring your formal uniform to school on Friday. You will attend 1st period. We will have time to warmup and change clothes during 5th period.
Depart CHHS 11:00am
Perform at Truett Auditorium - Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, 12:20pm
Change clothes and depart for Alley Cats 1pm
Lunch and Games at Alley Cats 1:30-3:30pm.
Arrive CHHS 4pm
CHILI'S GIVEBACK DAY - THURSDAY
Join us Thursday after the concert or dine at Chili's anytime on Thursday, April 19 and present THIS FLYER and the Panther Choir will receive 15% of all proceeds.
This is an easy way to support the Panther Choir and a fun way to celebrate following out concert.
Please remember that the flyer must be presented in order for us to receive the donation.
2019 TOUR TO BUDAPEST, VIENNA, & SALZBURG
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 available for the newsletter next week with a $250 deposit due in May.
WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP
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.
We are getting very close to our performance in Washington, DC! Please note the long rehearsal on Monday as this is our final rehearsal together before our Spring Concert.
Monday, April 16 4:15-6:00pm
Thursday, April 26 4:15-5:30pm
ALL-STATE CHOIR CAMPS
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!
HMS DESSERT THEATRE - HELP NEEDED
(VOLUNTEER HOURS AVAILABLE!)
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 4:15-6:00pm
Thursday - Spring Concert 7pm; Chilis Fundraising Night following the Concert
Friday - Choraliers to Big "D" Classic
April 27 - Depart for Washington, DC
May 3, May 5 - SING 2018!
Please see our CALENDAR PAGE for a complete listing of Panther Choir Events