Panther Choir Newsletter 4/22/18
Thank you all for your support and attendance at the Spring Concert on Thursday night. It is always bittersweet to celebrate the last concert with our seniors. While we will miss their contributions to our program we are also happy to see them successfully moving into the next chapter of their education. This senior class was instrumental in the transformation of the Panther Choir Program ultimately garnering state and national recognition. During their four years of high school, they worked diligently and patiently and will leave behind a daunting legacy for those that are to follow. It has been a pleasure to share the past four years with these students and we could not be more proud of the young people they have become.
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On Friday Mrs. Massey announced to our students that she too will be "graduating" from our program at the end of this year and moving on to an incredible opportunity as the head choral director at Frisco's Memorial High School that will open in the Fall. This is a wonderful professional opportunity for Mrs. Massey that will allow her to take the next step in her career as a music educator. While we are sad to see her go, we also look to the future with expectation and excitement. Having established the CHHS Panther Choir Program as one of the premier choral programs in the nation there is already much interest in the assistant choir director position. Over the next few weeks, we will be screening the many candidates interested in joining our team and I am confident that we will be able to find the perfect fit for the Panther Choir as we too move into the next chapter.
Concert Women and Choraliers Receive Top Honors at Big "D" Classic
Over the past two weeks both Choraliers and Concert Women competed in the annual Big "D" Choral Competition hosted in multiple venues around the metroplex. We are proud to announce that both choirs received Superior ratings from all judges and both received "Outstanding Performance" awards as the highest scoring ensemble in their respective classifications. In addition, Alyssa Vogel reveived on outstanding soloist award for her solo performance in "Will Ye Go Lassie?" with the Concert Women.
2018 Choir Banquet
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.
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.
May 5 Lancaster Theatre performance is almost 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!
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 on the website (see the TRIP PAGE) later this week with a $250 deposit due in May.
WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP
All forms should now be turned in for Washington, DC. Please turn in any prescription medicine that you can by Thursday. We will send an email directly to trip participants to setup the travel GroupMe and communicate final details for our Friday departure.
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!
Monday - Jazz Choirs Solo Rehearsal with Band 4-6:30pm, Panther Choir Booster Board Meeting 6pm
Tuesday - GCISD Elementary Honor Choir Performance, 7pm, CHHS
Thursday - Chamber Choir 4-5:30pm
Friday - Depart for Washington, DC
May 3, May 5 - SING 2018!
Please see our CALENDAR PAGE for a complete listing of Panther Choir Events