Panther Choir Newsletter 02/08/19

Turns out Punxsutawney Phil may have lied to us because it. is. COLD! Enjoy the weekend and stay warm! Please make sure you take a few moments to read through the newsletter as there are some very important updates to our schedule and some of our events that are forthcoming. Please make sure you reach out with any questions or concerns!

- TMEA All-State Camp Scholarships -

Students interested in the TMEA All-State Choir audition process for the 2019-2020 school year should highly consider participating in a summer All-State Choir Camp. Hosted by university choral departments around the state, these choir camps are the best way to get a head start on all of the audition music with quality instructors. Most of our students choose at least one camp to participate in each year, and to help support these opportunities, our Booster club offers $100 scholarships to interested students. As many of the registrations for these camps sell out within a few days, you will need to complete the scholarship application by Monday, February 25 to prepare for the March 1st registration openings!

All-State Scholarship Application

- Chamber Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

We are counting down the days until the Madrigal Festival! As we begin coming closer to our travel dates, please take some time to look over the Madrigal Trip packet linked below. Information about payment, travel arrangements and accomodations, and performances are all available for you there. We will provide paper copies of these to all of the students at next week's rehearsal.

Feb. 11, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 4:00 - 5:30

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

Feb. 19, 2019 | Madrigal Contest Pre-Concert

St. Alban's Anglican Perish | 911 S. Davis Dr, Arlington TX

Feb. 22, 2019 | Madrigal Festival Performance

Madrigal Trip Packet

- CHHS Solo Contest Results & Recital -

February 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm | CHHS Auditorium

Thank you to all of our singers who participated in the CHHS Solo Competition this last Tuesday. We heard incredible things from all of you and are so encouraged and impressed by your progress and your commitment to singing. Take a moment to review the Finalist list and please come share in the Recital performance with each of these singers this coming Tuesday, February 12th, at 7 pm. They will be singing for Twyla Robinson, a professor of voice at TCU, and competing for scholarship prizes! Following the performances, you will have an opportunity to congratulate the singers at a small reception. Performing students, please arrive at the CHHS Choir room by 6:15 this evening for a brief logistics rehearsal prior to your performance.

CHHS Solo Contest Finalists

- 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

February 22 - (final payment)

Refund Schedule

until February 16th - Full Refund

until March 26 - 50% Refund

after March 26 - no Refund available

Six Flags Season Pass Discount

Students with season passes to Six Flags may also use their season pass for access to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and therefore will be able to discount $30 from their final trip payment. In order for the discount to be applied to your final invoice, you must supply us a copy of your current/ valid Six Flags season pass no later than the final payment deadline. Students who have payed the full amount and need to request a refund should first bring the copy of their season pass to receive an email with necessary information for their refund.

- Chorale Varsity Rehearsal -

We have viewed all of the current student responses and have worked to create the best possible schedule for our Varsity rehearsals. Attendance is necessary at each of the rehearsals unless absences are permitted as addressed in the CHHS Choir Handbook. Please begin planning for these rehearsal now! All rehearsals will begin at 4:15 and will be an hour and a half unless otherwise noted below. Complete information regarding these rehearsals can be found HERE.

Feb. 26, 2019 | Varsity Women

Feb. 27, 2019 | Varsity Men

Mar. 4, 2019 | Varsity Men

Mar. 5, 2019 | Varsity Women

Mar.18, 2019 | Varsity Women

Mar.19, 2019 | Varsity Men

Mar. 25, 2019 | Varsity Women

Mar. 26, 2019 | Varsity Men

Apr. 1, 2019 | Varsity Women

Apr. 8, 2019 | Varsity Women (4:15) Varsity Men (5:45)

Apr. 9, 2019 | Contest Preview Concert 7 pm

- 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!

Feb. 9, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal | CHHS Choir room

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

Feb. 21, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal | GHS Choir room

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

Feb. 25, 2019 | Europe Trip Pre-Concert

St. Vincent's Cathedral | 1300 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76022

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 Information Packet

GCISD Medical/Medicine Forms

- Important Dates -

Feb. 9, 2019 | Europe Rehearsal w/ GHS | CHHS Choir Rm.

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

Feb.11, 2019 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

Feb.12, 2019 | Solo Contest Finals Recital

Feb.13, 2019 | TMEA Convention & All-State Choir

Feb.14, 2019 | TMEA Convention & All-State Choir

Feb.15, 2019 | TMEA Convention & All-State Choir

Feb.18, 2019 | Chamber Choir Rehearsal

Feb.19, 2019 | Chamber Choir Concert

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