Panther Choir Newsletter | 02.07.20

Happy Friday CHHS Choir Parents and Students! Thank you for your support these last several weeks with Mary Poppins, our Men's Choir Louisiana trip, and so many other things that have started the new year. We are a full month into the new decade and already seeing incredible progress in our students, choirs, and program as a whole. Please take a moment to read through this week's newsletter and help us celebrate achievements, plan for upcoming events, and continue making this the best program we can for our singers!

- CHHS All-State Singers -

Help us congratulate our fabulous students who participated in the TMEA Area B audition for the All-State choir. We had incredible success and saw incredible progress in all the individuals who started from the beginning. Austin Farris, Nathaniel Nguyen, and William Swinney were selected into one of the All-State Choirs this year, and will have the opportunity to work and perform with the top singers and musicians in the state!

- CHHS Classical Vocal Competition -

February 27 | 4:30 - 8:00 pm | CHHS Choir Rooms

This semester, all students will have the opportunity to perform and compete in the CHHS Vocal Competition. Any student interested in the CHHS Classical Vocal Competition should register and return the fee to the directors by Monday, February 10 to compete. Students participating in voice lessons will make arrangements for accompanists through their voice instructors. Students not in voice lessons need to return a $30 registration fee to the choir office by Monday, February 10 to cover accompanists and contest fees. Finances should not be a barrier to participation in this event, and we will work to make financial aid available to any student who may need it to be a part of this contest! We hope all of our singers take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

- Vocal Contest Sign-Up -

- TMEA Choir Camps -

Each year, state and private universities host Choir Camps to help students maximize their vocal growth and prepare for the Fall Region Choir and All-State Audition processes. 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 and educators. Many of our students take advantage of these camps 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 Friday, February 21st to prepare for the March 1st registration openings! Please read the Information Letter to find out more about the wonderful opportunity available through these choir camps, and fill out the scholarship at the link below if you are interested! We will share a list of available camps, dates, expenses, etc. as soon as we are able!

- Choir Camp Information Letter -

- Choir Camp Scholarship Form -

- UIL Rehearsal Schedules -

The UIL Concert & Sight-Reading is the state assessment of our choral program. It provides us a chance to receive feedback on our progress and a goal to push for in the development of our students achievement. Participation in UIL is part of the choral curriculum at CHHS and we provide opportunities for every student in choir to benefit from this process. We will be creating several opportunities that we have not had in the past with several of our singers, and we are excited to share these with you. Because of the nature of this assessment and the opportunities we are able to create, it is necessary to hold additional rehearsals for several of the ensembles each year. We have begun communicating with students in their classes, but wanted to ensure that these dates were in your hands promptly. Rehearsals will begin following the Spring break, but please help us by getting these dates secured on your calendars now! See below for the necessary information for each of the following ensembles.

- Varsity Ensemble UIL Schedule -

- Choralier Tenor/Bass Varsity Invitation -

- Beginning/Choralier Treble Choir -

- Chamber Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

February 10 | Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

February 17 | Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00

February 19 | Rehearsal | 4:15 - 5:30

February 24 | Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

February 25 | Concert at TCU Carr Chapel

February 28 | Clinic at SMU

February 28 | Concert at St. James Episcopal

February 29 | Madrigal Festival

- New York Trip Rehearsal Calendar -

March 17 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

*morning sectional

March 24 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

*morning sectional

March 26 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm

*student & parent information meeting

April 03 | 4:15 - 5:45 pm

April 09 | 4:15 - 5:45 pm

April 20 | 4:15 - 5:45 pm

- Upcoming Events -

February 10 | Chamber Rehearsal

February 11 | GCISD Middle School Pre-UIL

February 12 | TMEA

February 15 | All-State Choir Performances

*at TMEA in San Antonio

February 17 | Chamber Rehearsal

February 19 | Chamber Rehearsal

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