Panther Choir Newsletter 1/25/19

Happy Friday CHHS Choir parents and singers! We hope you have enjoyed the short week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. We would love to see all of you at one of the performances for Annie this weekend, put on by our Fine Arts Department here at CHHS. See below for more details, and as you are scrolling, make sure to read all of the important information and updates about upcoming events in the choir department. Have a great weekend!

- Chorale Performance at TASA -

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

The CHHS Panther Chorale will be performing at the Texas Association of School Administrators Conference in Austin this coming Tuesday, on January 29, 2019. All students should arrive to the CHHS Choir room in the morning wearing their red choir t-shirt and jeans. We will have a light breakfast provided for the students prior to boarding the bus. The schedule for the day is listed below. Any chorale students or chaperones who have not yet filled out the "Dinner Selection Form" should do so as soon as possible with the link below.

Ninfa's Dinner Selection Form

- Chorale | TASA Schedule -

7:30 am | Arrive at CHHS Choir Room

*jeans and red choir t-shirt (uniforms in garment bags)

8:00 am | Depart CHHS

11:00 am | Lunch

*$7 per diem provided by GCISD

1:00 pm | Arrive at Austin Convention Center

*change and rehearse

3:15 pm | Performance for TASA

3:45 pm | Change and Depart Austin

6:00 pm | Dinner in Waco, TX | Ninfa's Restaurant

*provided by GCISD

7:00 pm | Depart Waco, TX

8:30 pm | Arrive at CHHS

*arrival time is approximate

- Chamber Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

Please stay aware of the upcoming rehearsal schedule for February! Our time together will be limited before our final performances for the Madrigal Festival so please make every effort to be available on these days. As we approach the competition, we will communicate all necessary travel information.

Feb. 1, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 4:15 - 6:00

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

Any students that are participating in the the CHHS Classical Vocal Competition must return the $30 entry fee to the choir office asap if they have not already! We will begin scheduling rehearsals with accompanists this coming week. Singers studying with a private voice teacher will register with and return the appropriate fee to their private instructor. Accompanist rehearsals will be prepared by the private instructors as well. Keep up the fabulous work on these solos as the our event is quickly approaching!

- CHHS Private Voice Studio Classes -

In preparation for the upcoming solo competition, each voice studio will be holding a series of master classes for their specific singers. Please see the schedule below for information on these specified times.

Jan. 28, 2019 | Rausch Studio Recital | 6:00 pm

- Bluebonnet Festival & San Antonio Trip -

April 26-27, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

The window for registration has closed for the Freshmen trip to San Antonio! Please remember to send in all payments by the payment deadline. Any registrants requiring a withdrawal are subject to the refund timeline listed below. More trip details will be made available in the coming weeks!

Upcoming Payments

January 25th - $50 (2nd payment)

February 22 - (final payment)

Refund Schedule

until February 26th - Full Refund

until March 26 - 50% Refund

after March 26 - no Refund available

- Europe Trip Rehearsal & Performance Schedule -

Students Traveling to Europe, we have been making exceptional progress on the preparation of our Europe music. Please plan for the remaining rehearsals to ensure readiness for our trip 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. 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

We are pleased to announce the opening of Annie: The Musical at CHHS! Several of our choir students and many more from across our Fine Arts department have been hard at work to create the wonderful show that will begin this coming Thursday night. You will not want to miss it! Use the link below to purchase tickets. We hope to see you all there!

Purchase Annie Tickets HERE

- Important Dates -

Jan. 25, 2019 | Annie Performance (7 pm)

Jan. 26, 2019 | Annie Performance (2 pm, 7 pm)

Jan. 28, 2019 | Rausch Studio Recital

Jan. 29, 2019 | Chorale Performance | TASA

Jan. 31, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Feb.1 2019 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal (4:15 pm)

Feb.4 2019 | Europe Trip Meeting

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