Panther Choir Newsletter | 08.30.19

Happy Labor Day (a few days early)! We hope you have a chance to take one more trip or just get some rest in our last few days before we hit the Fall. We have had an excellent second week getting to know our choirs more and beginning to dive into music together for our first concerts! We hope that you will take a few moments to read through the newsletter and plan for the upcoming events that we have planned! Have a great weekend!

- Outstanding Students -

Nick Beard



Panther Chorale

Nick is a four year choir member, and he is heavily involved across CHHS. We are thankful for his commitment, positive attitude, and leadership that he shows through his example of engagement and effort each day!

Faith Ulrich



Concert Treble

Faith is new to choir and CHHS this year, and we are so lucky to have her in choir with us! We have so enjoyed her infectious energy and positive attitude and work ethic. She is a wonderful addition to our program!

Tori Czapp




Tori is a new student to CHHS choir this year coming from Heritage Middle School. We have loved seeing her jump into All-State sectionals and being a wonderful leader in her class each day! We are so glad to have her with us!

- Get Fit Day! -

Saturday, September 7 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm | Colleyville Heritage F Hall

Choir registration or "Get Fit Day" is coming soon! This is our day to take care of all of the choir forms, fees, concert uniforms, and information you will need for the school year. We understand that there may be school conflicts on this day, but we ask that every student AND parent/guardian makes a concerted effort to attend and help us prepare for our school year. We will be passing out these forms to students in the next week to help prepare for the 7th, but you can also find them at the links below! A schedule of the day can be found next to help you plan accordingly for this day!

- Handbook Contract -

- Field Trip Permission Form -

- Field Trip Emergency Form -

- GCISD Extra-curricular Pledge -

- Get Fit Day Schedule -

8:30 am | Welcome Breakfast

Chorale and New Choir Members

9:30 am | New Parent Meeting

Parents and singers new to CHHS Choir

9:30 am | Chorale Fittings and Registration

10:30 am | New to Choir Fittings and Registration

11:30 am | Concert Choir Fittings and Registration

- CHHS Choir Car Wash -

Saturday, September 14 | 8:30 - 12:30 pm | Worthington National Bank

Our first fundraiser of the year is coming soon! We love holding our yearly carwash, and we need student help! This is a great opportunity to promote our program in the community and to raise a little money while we're at it. We have two volunteer shifts that we are asking students to please sign up for: 8:30 - 10:30 and 10:30 - 12:30. Please mark your calendars and sign up to volunteer below!

- Car Wash Volunteer Sign-Up -

- Singout Auditions -

Saturday, September 9 | 4:15 - 6:30 pm | CHHS Choir Room

Singout, the CHHS choir program's vocal talent contest, is a little earlier this year, so start getting prepared! The initial vocal audition is on September 9th with the live show happening on Friday, September 27th. To prepare for the initial audition, students should choose a pop, jazz, broadway, etc. style song with an accompaniment track or live instrumental accompaniment. The song should be memorized and performance ready at the audition. Students will be selected from the audition to compete for prizes at the live show. Please note, the song that is auditioned at the initial audition will be the song to be performed in the live show. Sign up's will be out next week!

- TMEA District Audition -

Saturday, September 21 | TBA | Colleyville Heritage HS

Any student who plans to begin the TMEA Audition process at the District audition on September 21, 2019 MUST fill out the contract below by Wednesday, September 4, 2019. You may wait to pay the entry fee until "Get Fit Day," and a return of this form indicates your commitment both to make a payment and to audition. We are unable to offer refunds for this process once you have registered. Please also join the google classroom below and complete the online registration via the link in classroom.

- Region Audition Contract -

- Google Classroom Code wsysakn -

- 2019 - 2020 Voice Lessons -

Our spaces for voice lessons are filling up quickly! If you are interested, please return a form to Mr. Gilliland as soon as possible. Our teachers are available to work with any student at any skill level to help better their singing, musicianship, and overall love of music. Private voice students also have several opportunities outside of lessons to showcase and further develop their skill sets - voice recitals, master classes, solo contests, etc.

- 2019 - 2020 Voice Lesson Registration -

One of the incredible ways our Booster Team supports our students is through the offering of financial aid for the voice lesson program. If you are a student interested in lessons and requiring financial assistance, please fill out the scholarship application below and return to Mr. Gilliland. Please ensure full understanding of the specific expectations for students on scholarship.

- 2019 - 2020 Voice Scholarship Application -

- CHHS Choir Boosters -

We've started the school year off strong, and we have lots more events coming up in September! A huge THANKS! to all the parents who volunteered to make the Lake Party great for our kids last weekend! We would not be able to support the choir program in the way that we do without so many amazing parents helping! Please take a few minutes to fill out the following volunteer survey:

- Volunteer Survey -

A few upcoming events that we could use more help with are Get Fit Day (September 7) and Sing Out (September 27). If you are able to help with either of these events, please contact Alisa Hancock at or 682-521-6875.

- Upcoming Events -

September 2 | Labor Day Holiday

September 3 | Chamber Rehearsal

September 3 | All-State Sectionals

September 5 | All-State Sectionals

September 6 | Pep Rally

Jazz Choirs Sing

September 7 | Get Fit Day

September 9 | Singout Audition

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