Panther Choir Newsletter 12/3/18

Good morning! We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! We apologize for the delay in the newsletter this week. Panther Chorale performed in our GCISD United in Song Concert on Friday with Grapevine HS, each of our district's middle schools, and the Silver Lake Elementary Choir. It was such an amazing concert and an amazing opportunity to hear each of the incredible things happening around our district. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a supported and strong arts system at GCISD. Thank you to our administrators, our students, and our parents for all that you do to help us be successful! Please take a few moments to read the newsletter and stay up to date on all of the important events coming up!

Performing students will be able to join their families and friends for dinner prior to the concert, but each student MUST have a ticket to receive dinner. Tickets sales close on December 7th! Buy Today!

*Thank you for your generosity in providing extra tickets for the singers of the Dallas Street Choir. There are a few tickets still available to accommodate one of the singers on this evening. Please consider donating to allow each member of this wonderful group to join us in our dinner!

Bella Notte Dinner Tickets

- Winter Concert Tech Rehearsal -

December 11, 2018 | 4:15 pm | CHHS Auditorium

The Tuesday prior to our Winter Concert, December 11th, we will be holding a mandatory tech rehearsal immediately following school. It is critical that each student be in attendance, and singers with unapproved absences will not be permitted to perform on all parts of the concert. The rehearsal will begin immediately following the school day in the CHHS Auditorium at 4:15 pm. Thank you for your efforts to be in attendance and make this concert the most successful it can be!

- Tech Rehearsal Schedule -

4:15 | All Choirs - Let There Be Peace on Earth

4:45 | Logistics Rehearsal

5:45 | Concert Women - Personent Hodie

*all non-rehearsing choirs are released

6:00 | Varsity Men - Brightest and Best

- CHHS Choir Winter Concert -

December 13, 2018 | 7 pm | CHHS Auditorium

We are excited to collaborate with the Dallas Street Choir for our Winter Concert this year! We will have an opportunity to perform with them and get to know each singer at our Bella Notte dinner! We hope to see each of you there for the final performance of our Fall Semester! Watch the video and click the link below to learn more about this amazing group!

Dallas Street Choir

- Christmas Tree Collection -

We are in need of at least six 8' or taller, pre-lit Christmas trees for use as decoration during our upcoming Winter concert. We would need the trees by Monday, December 10th and they would be available for return on Friday, December 14th. If you have a tree that you would be willing to offer for this event, please email or call the choir office. Please help us by reaching out as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly! We greatly appreciate your help with this project!

Final Days! During the upcoming weekends, our jazz choirs are available to sing for your parties and events. Use the link below to reserve your time and spread some holiday cheer! Sign up now!

Singing Holiday Card Order Form

- Winter Concert & Bella Notte Dinner Soloists -

Thank you to all of our singers who auditioned with solos for the Winter Concert and the Bella Notte Dinner. We are blessed with incredible students and it is always a joy to hear each of you grow in your performance. The list of singers is below as well as the rehearsal sign-up for Wednesday, December 12th. You must attend this brief rehearsal in order to perform your solo on the 13th. If you are not available at the given times, please communicate as soon as possible so we can create a solution. Congratulations!

Winter Soloist List

Solo Rehearsal Sign-Up

- Bluebonnet Festival & San Antonio Trip -

April 26-27, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

This April, ALL Freshmen are invited to join us in a trip to San Antonio to compete in the American Classic, Bluebonnet Festival! We will sing and compete in the fabulous Lila Cockrell Theatre, spend an afternoon at Fiesta Texas, and we even may stop through Baylor University to sing for and collaborate with their A Cappella Choir! This trip is open to ALL and ONLY freshmen singers, regardless of class period. Below, you can find information and the Student Trip Contract. If you would like to join us on this amazing opportunity, print and sign the form below and return to the choir office with the $50 deposit. We can't wait for this weekend!

San Antonio Spring Trip Contract

- Important Dates -

Dec. 3, 2018 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

Dec. 5, 2018 | Ovation Performance at Rotary Club

Dec. 5, 2018 | Varsity Men's Rehearsal

Dec. 7, 2018 | Bella Notte Ticket Sales CLOSE

Dec. 11, 2018 | Winter Concert Tech Rehearsal

Dec. 12, 2018 | Winter Concert Solo Rehearsal

Dec. 13, 2018 | Winter Concert & Bella Notte Dinner

Dec. 20, 2018 | San Antonio Trip Contract Due

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