Panther Choir Newsletter 12/21/18

Happy Holidays! I know we are all excited to take a moment to rest, recharge, and celebrate the season with good food, vacation, and family. We hope this first semester has been a success and a lot of fun! Please take a few moments to review the newsletter before you unplug for the break to help you prepare well for our exciting Spring semester! We have a lot to look forward to: Europe, San Antonio, Madrigal Festival, visiting choirs, and so much more. We hope each of you has a wonderful and peaceful holiday!

- Thank You! -

Parents and Singers, we want to take a moment to reflect on this past semester and tell you thank you! We have had some incredible opportunities in performances, collaborations, and in learning with you all, and we hope that each one has been as encouraging and inspiring for you as they have been for us. Students, we would not have the successes and the opportunities we do without your constant and consistent effort and passion for what we do together everyday. Parents, we are so appreciative of your ceaseless support for our program and your encouragement for your students. We benefit so much because of the work you have done to raise such kind, hard-working individuals. Thank you all! We hope to continue to be able to work and grow together in our successes and our opportunities as this and the coming years approach!

- Winter Concert & Video Order -

We had one of the most meaningful and beautiful evenings at our Winter Concert alongside the Dallas Street Choir! We are so thankful to have been a part of such a significant time for many of the students and hopefully for the parents and families as well. Thank you to Dr. Jonathan Palant and the Dallas Street Choir for their humility, kindness, and passion for music and for our community. Both the concert and solo performances at the Bella Notte Dinner were both professionally recorded by Inspired Imaging. You may order your recording online at the link below!


1. Go to THIS LINK

2. Choose Online Video w/DVD ($24.99) or Online Video Only ($20)

3. At checkout list "CHHS Winter Concert 2019" in your comments

- Coat and Blanket Collection For DSC -

After a fabulous performance with the Dallas Street Choir, we had a wonderful group of Chorale men who began organizing a coat and blanket drive for the choir! We will be collecting these through the holiday season, and will take an opportunity to share these with the Street Choir once we return from the Winter holiday. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please send these with your students the first few days back in our Spring semester!

- Chorale Performance at TASA -

Jan. 29, 2019 | All Day | Austin, TX

We are pleased to announce that the Colleyville Heritage Panther Chorale has been selected by the Texas Music Educators Association as its representative at the Texas Association of School Administrators Conference in Austin on January 29, 2019. We will be traveling down to Austin in the morning and returning that evening. Any parent interested in being a chaperone for this trip can reach out to the directors by email. More details will be made available as we approach the Spring semester.

- Chamber Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

We are looking forward to our competition in San Antonio on February 22-23! Please look at the schedule below to be prepared for the upcoming rehearsal schedule this Spring. We have six rehearsals before our competition so every second counts!

Jan. 8, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Jan. 14, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 1, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 4, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 11, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 18, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00 *student holiday

Feb. 19, 2019 | Madrigal Contest Pre-Concert

Feb. 22, 2019 | Madrigal Festival Performance

- CHHS Solo Contest -

February 5, 2019 | TBA | CHHS Choir Room

This week, all students selected a solo to complete a solo project at the beginning of the Spring semester. Any interested student is able to register and compete with this solo in the CHHS Classical Vocal Competition at the beginning of February. There is a $30 registration fee, and all students will have an opportunity to perform their solo with an accompanist for a judge to advance to the finals! We would love to see all of our singers take advantage of this great opportunity!

- 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

San Antonio Chaperone Application

- Europe Trip Rehearsal & Performance Schedule -

Students Traveling to Europe, please plan for the following rehearsals to help prepare for our Europe Tour in March! Each rehearsal is required unless given excuse due to appropriate conflicts as designated by the CHHS Choir Handbook! All rehearsals will be immediately after the school day from 4:15pm to 5:15pm unless otherwise noted!

Jan. 9, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Jan.16, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Jan. 24, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Jan. 31, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Feb. 7, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Feb. 9, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

w/ GHS, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb. 21, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

w/ GHS, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Feb. 25, 2019 | Europe Trip Pre-Concert

Mar. 8, 2019 | Mass at St. Matthias Church, Budapest

Mar. 9, 2019 | Mass & Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Mar. 14, 2019 | Concert at Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg

- Europe Trip Performance Spaces -

St. Matthias Church | St. Stephen's Cathedral | Salzburg Cathedral

- Important Dates -

Jan. 2, 2019 | All-state Rehearsal

Jan. 8, 2019 | 1st Day of Spring Classes

Jan. 12, 2019 | Area Auditions

Jan. 14, 2019 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

Jan. 16, 2019 | Westminster Choir College Visit

Jan. 21, 2019 | MLK Holiday

Jan. 22, 2019 | Benham Studio Masterclass

Jan. 24, 2019 | Annie Opening

Jan. 28, 2019 | Rausch Studio Recital

Jan. 29, 2019 | Chorale Performance | TASA

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