Panther Choir Newsletter 11/5


Upcoming Events

  • Panther Chorale Rehearsal with GHS, November 9th, 4:30-5:30PM, GHS Choir Room

  • TMEA Region 31 Concert and Clinic, November 12th-13th

  • Holidays at Heritage Transition Music Audition, November 15th, After School (Sign Up in the Choir Room)

  • Choir Thanksgiving, November 17th, CHHS Choir Room

  • TMEA Pre-Area Auditions, November 16th, Coppell High School

  • Panther Chorale @ Texas State Board of Education, November 18-19, Austin

  • Parade of Lights, December 2nd

  • Holidays at Heritage, December 9th, 7PM, CHHS Auditorium

  • Dress Rehearsals on December 4th and December 7th


 

Disney Trip!



The Spring Trip has been given full approval and we are moving forward with sign ups. A trip sign up form was emailed to all CHHS choir members and their families through skyward this past week. If your student plans to attend this trip please turn in this form as soon as you are able. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity for our students.

This link can be used to complete all payments: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/usit-for-colleyville-choir-boosters-us-integrity-touring-orlando-20496110


 

Fan Angel Campaign

The CHHS Choir Program and Booster Club depends upon club memberships and fundraising activities to create a program that offers a high quality curriculum with opportunities in various musical studies, performances, and competitions. Raising program funds, although rarely at the top of anyone's favorite things list, is essential to operating a first class, quality choral program. In lieu of Choir's traditional Butter Braid fundraising program, we are using an online fundraising platform called FanAngel to minimize our efforts and maximize our gains this year. We aim for our fundraising campaign to go live the weekend of November 6th.


The funds your student raises this year will be used to provide funding for a rich music education with an emphasis on building strong character through music participation. These are costs not fully covered by our school or our district.


To be successful, we need your help. Each family is asked to do their small part to make this fundraising program a success. It takes EVERYONE’S participation to make it work. Please ensure that your student as input at least 15 emails into their fan angel.


 

Singing Holiday Cards



The jazz choirs will continue to offer their annual Holiday Singing Cards this year in December. For each card one of the Jazz Choirs (Ovation and Di Voce) will travel to the desired location in the Grapevine-Colleyville area and perform a short set of holiday songs! For more information about these cards please visit this link: tinyurl.com/singingholidaycards2021


 

*Students in Panther Chorale will be providing the side dishes for this event, so start brainstorming now!

 

Region Choir Weekend November 12th and 13th


On November 12th and 13th we will have 15 CHHS Choir Students participating in the TMEA Region 31 Clinic and Concert. This is a huge honor, and we are incredibly proud of these students for their accomplishments. We have sent out email correspondence to students and parents who are involved in this event. If you have not received emails regarding the Region Clinic and Concert please email jenna.hernandez@gcisd.net.

 

Holidays at Heritage Transitional Music Audition


The Winter Concert at CHHS this year, December 9th, will be called Holidays at Heritage. This will be a collage style concert, and will require us to have solo and small group performances to make the performance as smooth as possible. If your student is interested in auditioning for this opportunity they can sign up to audition on November 15th using the flyer below (this information is also posted around the choir room).



 

After School Rehearsals (4:10-5:00PM)

Monday

Chamber Choir

Tuesday

Varsity Treble Choir*

Wednesday

All-State Rehearsal

Thursday

Varsity Tenor Bass Choir*

*students enrolled in Panther Chorale are expected to attend the Varsity choir rehearsal that corresponds with their assigned voice part.


 

CHHS Choir Calendar




 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us!


Kimberly McConnell

kimberly.mcconnell@gcisd.net


Jenna Hernandez McLean

jenna.hernandez@gcisd.net



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