Panther Choir Newsletter | 09.13.19

Happy Friday Panther Choir Singers and Parents! Thank you all for your help this past week as we completed Get Fit Day, Open House, and in our regular rehearsals each day! We are making so much progress as a program and it is exciting to see all of the growth that is already taking place. We hope you will take a few minutes to read through all of our upcoming events and performances and make plans to be a part of the fun and exciting things that are ahead.

- Outstanding Students -

Zanir Hirani



Panther Chorale

Zanir is a 4-year choir member and is example of one of the many hard working students that both excel in academics at CHHS and in our choir program. We are continually impressed with his tenacity as he has worked to improve over his time in the CHHS choir. Starting in out Men's Choir his freshman year he has grown into one of our finest tenor leaders in the program!

Todd Hounchell



Concert Tenor-Bass

Todd is involved both in choir and football at CHHS and brings his positive attitude and leadership skills to every rehearsal. He is a wonderful singer, but he really shines in his willingness to help and lead those around him pushing everyone in his section to be better.

Brooklyn Sarmiento



Choraliers / Di Voce Jazz

Brooklyn is a new student to CHHS choir this year coming from Heritage Middle School. She has jumped full force into activities at CHHS serving as the Pantherettes Captain, singing in Di Voce Jazz Choir, and being a great leader in Choraliers. We are so glad to have her with us!

- 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 -

- CHHS Choir Forms -

Thank you so much for your efforts to take care of all fittings, fees, and forms at our Get Fit Day and in the days following! If you have not completed any of these steps, please understand that each of these components is necessary and required in order to participate in our choral program throughout the year and can negatively influence a student's grade when unable to fully participate. We are excited to have you/your student in our program, and we look forward to getting these items taken care of so that they may fully participate in the Panther Choir. Please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with.

- New Parent/Student Information -

- Handbook Contract -

- Field Trip Permission Form -

- Field Trip Emergency Form -

- GCISD Extra-curricular Pledge -

- Choir Fee & Uniforms -

There are required fees that are necessary from each student in order to rent and maintain uniforms each year. We understand with all the fees paid to the school and the district at the start of the year that it may often be confusing what you are putting money towards. We have created a brief explanations of the fees and the uniform requirements at the links below to try to clear some of the confusion. Please know that we do our best to accommodate every financial situation to the best of our ability, and we never want finances to hinder to student participation.

- Choir Expense Information -

- Choir Uniform Information -

- Singout -

Friday, September 27 | 7:00 pm | CHHS Auditorium

Singout, the CHHS choir program's vocal talent contest, is coming soon! We hope to see you all there! Tickets are $5 and each purchased ticket comes with a voting ticket for your favorite performer. If you are a choir student, you will be given free admission to the event (voting ticket will not be included). All audience members will be able to purchase more voting tickets for $1 a vote. The performer with the highest number of votes at the end of the evening will win the Audience Choice award and the top prize for the night! There will also be performances by the Ovation and Di Voce jazz choirs!

Congratulations to the following finalist chosen from the audition process. Come see them perform on September 27!

Mason Bates

Ryan Bieryla

Megan Bradley

Xoe Cano

Ethan Curry

Autumn Gordy

Jenna Hancock

Ashlynn Keller

Daniel Kim

Caroline McGinn

Audrey Money

Mackenzie Mota

Rebecca Nason

Kimmy Nelson

Alex Palmer

Abby Ramsbottom

Jaden Watson

- TMEA District Audition -

Saturday, September 21 | | Colleyville Heritage HS

Students auditioning for the District round of the TMEA All-State audition process, sign up for individual lessons with Mr. Rinn and Mr. Gilliland at the links below. You may also read through the Region 31 student instructions below to help prepare for the audition process next Saturday, September 21st. You will be sent more specific instructions for the day of early next week, and we will begin holding mock auditions with the cuts after they are released on Wednesday! Practice, practice, practice!

- Region 31 Student Instructions -

- Rinn Appointment Calendar -

- Gilliland Appointment Calendar -

- 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 -

- Upcoming Events -

September 13 | Pep Rally

Jazz Choirs Sing

September 14 | Choir Car Wash

September 16 | Chamber Rehearsal

September 17 | All-State Sectional

September 21 | Region 31 District Audition

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