Panther Choir Newsletter 11/20

As we enter into Thanksgiving break we hope that each of you enjoy some rest and time away before the busy December season. Please look ahead to the rehearsals and events below and on the google calendar as we plan for performances for all of our ensembles in December. As you all know, the situation in GCISD and DFW continues to change and we will continue to monitor all current health guidelines and make decisions moving forward with the safety of all of our choir families in mind.

- Choir Forms -

Thank you for your patience as we determined what forms and fees are needed for this year and our process for collecting them during hybrid learning. The CHHS Choir fee will remain at $55 for this school year. The choir fee helps to cover the cost of supplies such as our online learning packets, uniform pieces, and other activities of the program. Please note, that the district will not be collecting the Extra-Curricular Pay-to-Play fees that have traditionally been collected in Skyward. Please see the Registration Form below which will allow you to pay choir fees, upload and/or complete the required district forms, and purchase optional Booster memberships and choir merchandise.

*All forms are now past due*

- Booster Membership and Benefit Options -

- Registration Form -

- All-State -

Cuts for the next round of auditions will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 28. We are having a rehearsal that day from 10:30-12:30 pm in the choir room. If you are unable to attend, we will be sending you the cuts that morning. We have a schedule for recording starting Monday, Nov. 30 at 4:15 pm and then again on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 4:15 pm.

- Updates for December -

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented school year and continue to receive guidance concerning how to safely engage students in choir performances, we would like to share with you our plans to prepare students for December performances.

- Winter Concert -

All students in the choir program, regardless of in-person or remote status, are invited to perform in our December concerts which will be moved to Monday, December 14. This performance will serve as the major performance assessment for the 9-week grading period as is customary for our performances. Students choosing to not participate in the concert because of safety concerns relating to COVID will be given an alternate performance assessment for the 9-week grade.

In order to maintain the safety of our students and parents, we will divide this year’s concert into two performances. Seating will be assigned using seat buffering to limit the audience and provide social distancing in the audience. Current regulations will require that all concert attendees wear a mask. We will use the same procedures we use for daily rehearsals including spraying surface disinfectant before and between the two concerts and running multiple HEPA filters to circulate the air.

At this point, regulations will require that students wear masks for the performance when in an ensemble setting. The length of performance will be limited.

Concert Tenor-Bass / Choraliers / Jazz Choirs


Chorale/ Concert Treble / Jazz Choirs


Each ensemble will have two after-school rehearsals preceding the concert in order to allow our remote and in-person learners to work briefly together for the performance. While we know that the situation could change as we approach December, we ask that each family complete THIS FORM to indicate their current intentions for December so that we can plan appropriately for the success of the students. All rehearsal dates and times are listed below.

November 30

Ovation 4:15-6 pm

Di Voce 4:15-6 pm

Dec 1

Concert Treble 4:15-5:30 pm

Panther Chorale 5:45-7:00 pm

Dec 3

4:15-5:15 pm Choraliers

5:30-6:30 pm Concert Tenor Bass

Dec 7 Alternate to Dec 3

Dec 8

4:15-6 pm Jazz Choir Rehearsals

Dec 10

Concert Treble 4:15-5:45 pm

Panther Chorale 6:00-7:30 pm

Dec 11

4:15-5:15 pm Choraliers

5:30-6:30 pm Concert Tenor Bass

6:45-8:00 pm Jazz Choirs

- Upcoming Dates -

Saturday, Nov. 28

All-State Rehearsal 10:30-12:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 30

Di Voce and Ovation 4:15-6 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Concert Treble 4:15-5:30 pm

Panther Chorale 5:45-7:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 3

4:15-5:15 pm Choraliers

5:30-6:30 pm Concert Tenor Bass

Monday, Dec. 8

Di Voce and Ovation 4:15-6 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Concert Treble 4:15-5:45 pm

Panther Chorale 6:00-7:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 11

Choraliers 4:14-5:15 pm

Concert Tenor Bass 5:30-6:30 pm

Di Voce and Ovation 6:45-8:00 pm

2020-2021 Calendar Dates

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