Panther Choir Newsletter 02/22/19

Happy Friday CHHS Choir parents and Students! We apologize for the lack of a newsletter this past week. We were spending a wonderful weekend in San Antonio with our three all-state singers, who all had exciting experiences and incredible performances! As it turns out, we are down in San Antonio again this weekend with the CHHS Chamber Choir to compete at the Madrigal Festival! Wish these singers luck as the perform a challenging program against other top high school ensembles. Please take a few moments to read through this week's newsletter and make sure you are aware with all the important events and information coming as we approach spring break!

- 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 Thursday, February 28th to prepare for the March 1st registration openings! A list of camps and their registration information can be found below! If you have any specific questions about camps, reach out to a director or a student who has attended these camps in the past!

All-State Scholarship Application

All-State Camp List

- Stephen F. Austin Choir Performance -

February 26, 2019 | 1:20 pm | CHHS Auditiorium

This coming Tuesday, February 26, we will have the privilege of hosting the Stephen F. Austin A cappella Choir in our Auditorium. We are opening this opportunity to any and all students who would like to hear this ensemble and who are in good standing and able to miss their 7th period class on this day. If your 7th period is choir, you do not need to request to attend. In order to be rele2ased from class, you must first fill out the sign up below and then you will be approved by Mr. Rinn or Mr. Gilliland to attend dependent upon your current standing within your classes. This form must be completed by Monday, February 25th to request approval.

Stephen F. Austin Performance Request

- CHHS Solo Contest Recital Results -

Last week, we hosted the recital and final round of our CHHS Solo Contest. We want to congratulate all of the singers on wonderful performances, and we would like to offer our thanks to Ms. Twyla Robinson of TCU for providing feedback and selecting our outstanding performs to receive scholarships generously provided by our Booster club. A list of all of the outstanding performers is found below. Take a moment to congratulate each of these singers as you are able!

Outstanding Performances

Anne Larimer - Senior

Will Swinney - Junior

Recognized Performers

Ryan Bieryla - Freshmen

Isabella Cain - Sophomore

Anna Holland - Senior

- Bluebonnet Festival & San Antonio Trip -

April 26-27, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

Please notice that the final payment for the Bluebonnet Classic Trip is due TODAY! Please reach out with any concerns or questions. Please note the information on Season Passes as well. Thank you for your help as we prepare for this trip with our students. We will be sending more detailed information prior to the Spring Break holiday, so please be on the lookout!

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 -

Chorale Varsity rehearsals will beginning this coming week! Please plan accordingly as our time together in these rehearsals is limited. 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 Concert Performances -

February 25, 2019 | 7 pm | St. Vincent's Cathedral

As we prepare for our spring break trip to Europe, we will be holding a performance of all of our concert repertoire this coming Monday, February 25th at St. Vincent's Cathedral in Bedford, TX at 7:00 pm. Students should plan to arrive at 5:45 for rehearsal in the space. We would be privileged to have you join us for a wonderful evening of collaboration and music. Students participating on this trip, please remember that you must return the signed forms below prior to the trip!

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

Additional Rehearsal

Singers, we are requesting that we have an additional combined rehearsal with Grapevine HS on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Please make a point to try to make this rehearsal time available in your schedule as we want to support the best possible performances on our tour.

- Europe Performances -

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. 23, 2019 | Madrigal Festival Performance

Feb. 25, 2019 | Europe Choir Performance

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

Feb. 26, 2019 | SFA Choir at CHHS

Feb. 26, 2019 | Varsity Women's Rehearsal

Feb. 27, 2019 | Varsity Men's Rehearsal

Feb. 28, 2019 | All-State Camp Scholarships Due

Mar. 4, 2019 | Varsity Women's Rehearsal

Mar. 5, 2019 | Varsity Men's Rehearsal

Mar. 6, 2019 | Europe Trip Departure

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