Panther Choir Newsletter 10/22/18

Good Morning! This past weekend, we hosted the Region 31 Region and 9/10 Honor Choir auditions at CHHS, and thanks to AMAZING parent and student help, were able to do so very smoothly and successfully! Thank you all for your constant and continued support as we grow and take on new tasks and challenges each year. We could not do this without you! Please take a few minutes to read the information below as we approach one of the fullest times of our year in the CHHS Choir Program. We cannot wait to share in the performances and opportunities with you all.

- Fall Choir Concert -

Thank you singers and parents for a superb Fall Concert this past week! We loved seeing our singers on stage for the first time this year and having such incredible support from our community and families! We are so encouraged by all of the growth musically and personally that we have seen in each of our students this year! See the video below for one of the concert favorites, performed by Panther Chorale!

- Panther Chorale | DBU Concert -

October 23, 2018 | 7 pm - 9 pm | Pilgrim Chapel at DBU

This Tuesday, October 23rd, Panther Chorale will be performing in the beautiful Pilgrim Chapel on the campus of Dallas Baptist University along with the Martin High School Chorale and Dallas Baptist Chorale. This performance is free and open to the public, and should be filled with beautiful music making. Please join us this evening! All singers will be transported via GCISD bussing to the event. If you would like to transport your singer home after the concert, please fill out the form linked below.

Alternate Transportation Request

- DBU Concert Schedule -

5:15 pm | Depart CHHS for Dallas Baptist University

*please arrive in full concert uniform, having eaten dinner

6:00 pm | Arrive at DBU & begin warm-up

*3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211

7:30 pm | Concert Performance

8:45 pm | Concert Conclusion, immediate departure for CHHS

9:15 pm | Arrive at CHHS (approximate time)

- SingOut Auditions -

October 25, 2018 | 4 - 6 pm | CHHS Choir Room

SingOut Auditions are THIS Thursday, after school! We would love to see all of you audition! For the audition, you will need to perform a 30 second cut of a song you would like to compete with at our live show on November 8th. This song must be backed by a purchased, downloaded mp3 karaoke track or live accompaniment. Sign up for times at the link below!

SingOut Audition Sign-Up

- Region & Honor Choir Results -

We are incredibly proud of the success of our singers in this past weekends TMEA and Honor Choir Auditions hosted at CHHS. The lists of student results can be found below. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to these processes, and we look forward to a fabulous concert weekend on November 9-10 as well as continued success in further audition rounds!

Region 31 | 9/10 Honor Choir Results

TMEA Region 31 | Region Audition Results

- Pre-Area Rehearsals -

Students advancing to the Pre-Area round of the TMEA All-State Choir process, we will begin sectionals on this music THIS week on Wednesday after school at our normal rehearsal time. Please begin preparing now. For a complete list of the audition music for the next round, see the link below!

- Panther Chorale | Composer Concert w/ Jake Runestad -

October 30, 2018 | 3:00pm Workshop, 7:00pm Concert | FUMC Fort Worth

On October 30, we will travel to downtown Fort Worth to work with choral composers Jake Runestad and Dr. Z Randall Stroope on their music which we will perform with the Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale and severeal local high school ensembles. This concert is at 7pm and free to the public. Students will miss part of the school day for this event.

Alternate Transportation Request

- Panther Chorale | Composer Concert Schedule -

12:30 pm | Depart CHHS for FUMC Fort Worth

*You should wear jeans and choir shirt and bring your full uniform

1:15 pm | Arrive FUMC Fort Worth and walk to Sundance Square for Lunch

3:00 pm | Workshop with composers Jake Runestad and Randall Stroope

5:00 pm | Pizza and Water Dinner at FUMC

7:00 pm | Concert with Oklahoma State University, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, L.D. Bell HS, and Plano West Senior HS

8:30 pm | Depart FUMC

9:15 pm | Arrive CHHS

*Please complete the Alternate Transportation Request if you will not ride the bus

- Region 31 & 9/10 Honor Choir Clinic and Concert -

November 9-10, 2018 | Schedule Announced Soon | FUMC Grapevine

Students who were named to one of the our three Region 31 Honor Choirs will clinic and perform with singers from all across the area on Saturday, November 10th. We have three wonderful clinicians and this event promises to a wonderful experience for both singers and their families. Students, you will need to pick up additional music to be learned before this weekend as soon as possible!

- Important Dates -

October 22, 2018 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

October 23, 2018 | Panther Chorale DBU Concert

October 24, 2018 | Pre-Area Sectional

October 25, 2018 | SingOut Auditions

October 26, 2018 | CHHS vs. Grapevine Pep Rally

*Panther Chorale Sings

October 30, 2018 | Panther Chorale Workshop - Jake Runestad

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