Panther Choir Newsletter 8/31/18

Happy Labor Day Weekend! You have definitely earned the extra day off this weekend so relax, refresh, and definitely watch some college football! (Sic' em). Between our Lake Party, New Parent Meeting, Chamber Audition, All-State Sectionals, and daily class times, this has been a wonderful week! We have gotten to know parents and students so much better and been able to watch relationships and connections build all across the program. We have so much more still to come and are so excited about what are students are going to be able to accomplish together this year! Thank you for all of the support and excitement so far. Below, you will find any necessary information for all upcoming events and opportunities. Please take a few minutes to read through these and feel free to reach out with any questions!

- Get Fit Day -

September 8, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm | CHHS Choir Room

The Panther Choir "Get Fit Day" is quickly approaching! We use this day to take care of all forms, fees, uniforms, and information to support you and your singers throughout the year. We have scheduled a time to attend based upon your singer's choir class period, but feel free to come any time between 10-2 if the scheduled time is not available for you. If you are unable to attend Get Fit Day, we will be able to accommodate a limited number of students for uniform fittings at Open House on September 17th.

- Get Fit Day Schedule -

10:00 - 11:30 | Panther Chorale

11:00 - 12:00 | Concert Men/Women

11:45 - 12:45 | Choraliers

12:45 - 1:45 | Men's/Women's Choir

- Get Fit Day Required Forms -

Each of these forms are required to participate in the CHHS Choir Program. While you may have filled out similar or some of the same forms for other extra-curricular activities, we are required to have our own set of these forms on file as well. Thank you for understanding. These forms may be printed and completed, and we will also be providing each student with a packet to bring home prior to Get Fit Day. To expedite the process on Saturday, please arrive with these forms completed to be turned in.

GCISD Extra-Curricular Pledge

Field Trip Consent and Release Form

Field Trip Emergency Form

Handbook Contract

- Get Fit Day - Other Information -

Use the links below to see all other important information pertaining to Get Fit Day!

Uniform Information

CHHS Choir Fees

CHHS Choir Booster Membership

- New Parent Meeting Information -

Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us this past Thursday for our New Parent Meeting. It was wonderful getting to meet each of you and we look forward to knowing you more over the coming years. If you were unable to attend, we have uploaded a video from our meeting as well as all of the information on our website at the link below. Please take some time to review this as it will answer most all of the questions you have throughout the school year!

New Choir Parent Information

- TMEA All-State Choir Registration -

September 5, 2018

The deadline to register for TMEA All-State Choir Audition process will be this coming Wednesday, September 5th at 4 pm. In order to register, all students will need to complete the Google sign-up form, turn in the 'All-State Audition Contract', and pay a $15 entry fee to the CHHS Choir Booster Team. While the contract and sign-up form are due by Wednesday, we ask that you pay the entry fee at Get Fit Day if possible. The necessary forms are linked below. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions.

All State Audition Contract

All State Google Sign-up

- TMEA All-State Sectionals -

'A' Days | 4:15 pm | CHHS Choir Room

Our next set of sectionals for the first round, Region 31 District Audition, of the TMEA All-state choir process will be on Tuesday and Thursday of this coming week. We will begin in the new choir room at 4:15 and end at 5:30. Click the link below for more specific information about the upcoming audition round.

Region 31 District Audition

- CHHS Car Wash -

September 15, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm | Spirit of Texas Bank

Our CHHS Booster Car Wash is the first fundraising event of the year and we are in need of student volunteers! We will be scheduling students in half day shifts for either the morning or the early afternoon. Please help support the program and our fabulous booster team as we work to make this year the best it can be! Use the link below to sign up to volunteer. We will be at the Colleyville Branch of Spirit of Texas Bank at 5712 Colleyville Boulevard, Colleyville, TX 76034.

CHHS Car Wash Volunteer Sign-Up

- Parent Volunteer Opportunity -

We are still in need of parents volunteers for the Region 31 District Audition on September 22nd at L.D Bell High School. We are asking for 1 parent to work a half day shift in the afternoon. Parents with singers in this audition please note: Alto & Bass voices will be auditioning in the morning and Soprano & Tenor voices will be auditioning in the afternoon. Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer!

District Audition Volunteer Sign-up

- Update Charms Info -

As a choir program, we use an online system called Charms to help with our communication, uniform check out, and much more. While we try to keep the information accurate and up to date on our end, we occasionally run into difficulties with the technology or incorrectly input information. We ask that all parents follow the instructions linked below to ensure we have the most accurate information possible so we can be in contact when necessary and keep you up to date on CHHS Choir. If one of your students has already gone through this process in the classroom, make sure they share their password with you!

Charms Update Process

- Private Voice Lessons -

We are privileged to have three outstanding voice teachers on our campus that offer private voice lessons to our students during their choir class periods. These lessons will help develop students singing and literacy, prepare students who are participating in the All-State and Region 9/10 processes, expose and engage students in solo singing, and are one of the fullest ways to better the individual voice. Any students who are interested need to fill out and return the forms linked below to Mr. Gilliland. We honor requests on a first come, first served basis, and we try to offer this opportunity to as many singers as possible. Our voice teachers will be in al classes this coming week to perform for our students and answer all questions! While these lessons are tuition based, we have scholarship opportunities available through the CHHS Choir Boosters to help support our singers in the best ways we can.

- Important Dates -

September 3, 2018 | Labor Day Holiday

September 4, 2018 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

September 4, 2018 | TMEA All-State Sectionals

September 6, 2018 | TMEA All-State Sectionals

September 7, 2018 | Jazz sings at Pep Rally

September 8, 2018 | Get Fit Day

- Additional Links -

Voice Lesson Contract and Enrollment Form

Voice Lesson Financial Aid Application

CHHS Choir Handbook

- Lake Day Photos -

We had so much fun with our students and parents at our Lake Party this last weekend. Take a look below at some of our favorite photos.

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