Choir Announcements & Program Updates
We are still in need of some significant parent support for upcoming events. Please consider how you might be of service and volunteer for one of the events below. Your support is critical to ensuring successful and meaningful experiences for each our young people as we approach the end of the 2016 school year.
Festival Di Voce (DBU):
Assist with student supervision and uniform needs
JV Choral Festival (Colleyville HS/Main Event):
Assist with student supervision and uniform needs
Spring Concert Helpers (CHS):
Small tasks to assist with this year’s production
Choir Banquet Support (CHS):
Several critical position are still open, please consider serving on the clean up crew
Thank you so much for your consideration and support.
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Family Members,
It is hard to believe, but we are now in the second week of the final grading period of the school year. Where did the time go? While our year may be drawing to a close, we still a few major events coming up that involve all of our singers. Please make sure you review the information below for important updates regarding student performances, event info, registration deadlines and placement info for 2016-2017.
Festival di Voce @ Dallas Baptist University
This Tuesday, our Varsity Men, Varsity Women, and Varsity Mixed Choirs will be traveling to Dallas Baptist University to compete at Festival Di Voce. This choral contest provides not only valuable feedback to students from highly qualified judges, it also enables our students to experience a wide range of repertoire and performance styles as performed by their peers from across the Metroplex. All eligible students in 2nd and 5th period will need to bring their uniforms with them to school on Tuesday for performance later that afternoon. A letter with detailed uniform and schedule information has been attached to this email for your review. We will leave DBU immediately following the Honor Choir Concert & Awards Ceremony. Students should be back on campus for pick up by approximately 9:00PM.
Centennial HS Choir Goes to the Opera - "The Barber of Seville"
Thursday is our annual trip to the opera. Students that have secured tickets for this event will need to meet in the Choir Room for departure by 5:15PM. Students needing to purchase a box dinner (Chicken Express) for Thursday evening must register their request and submit payment for their order by 4:15PM tomorrow afternoon in order to be included in group meal purchase. Meals are $6.00 each. The opera is schedule to run until approximately 10:00PM. Students will arrive at Centennial HS for pick up by approximately 10:35PM. "Sunday Best” or “Recital” attire is required for this event. Please no blue jeans/t-shirts/tennis shoes for this performance event.
Student Leadership Opportunities
Applications for Student Leadership Teams will be made available to students beginning tomorrow at 8:45AM. Any student wishing to serve in a leadership role (President, Vice President, Historian, Librarian, or Social Chairs) should collect an application and begin securing teacher recommendations ASAP. Applications are due Thursday, May 5th by 4:15PM.
All-State & Senior Scholarships
Seniors, applications for scholarship are due Friday, May 6th. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Applications are available in the choir room. Two letters of recommendation are required for this application.
All State Choir Camp Scholarships are due on the same day. Interested students should complete an online application in order to be considered for this award. Click here to apply: http://goo.gl/forms/gKp2Qby0Ku
Show Choir & Chamber Singer Auditions
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Chamber Singer and CHS Show Choir “Shades of Blue” will take place in the very near future. Requirements for audition will be distributed during classes beginning tomorrow morning.
Chamber Singer auditions are open to all CHS Choir Members with at least one year of experience in high school choir. Audition music will be posted one day prior to the audition for students to collect and prepare. Auditions will be conducted in an ensemble format to support the selection of the best overall musical ensemble. Information regarding the audition process and additional requirements for membership will be discussed in greater detail in the audition packet.
Auditions for "Shades of Blue” are open to all choir members in registered at CHS for the 2016-2017 school year. New this year, we will be offering students the opportunity to receive PE credit for their involvement in this extra-curricular ensemble. It is our desire that this course be listed as a 9th hour class in efforts to provide greater flexibility to our students in scheduling elective and advanced academic courses. The official schedule for this group will be determined with the assistance of the counseling staff to support maximum access and participation.
Thank you again for your support of the CHS Choral Department and your students engagement in fine arts education in Burleson ISD. It is truly a privilege and an honor to serve your students and support their growth as young people though music and song.
Have a great afternoon,
Festival di Voce
DBU Choral Festival
Varsity Men, Varsity Women, & Spartan Chorale
Tuesday, April 26th
To engage CHS Choral students in learning and performance experiences that enables them to broaden their understanding of choral music and exposes them to an even greater variety of musical literature and vocal performance techniques. Students will not only perform and receive feedback regarding their group’s performance and artistry; they will listen, observe, and learn from the performances of other student groups from across the DFW Metroplex.
Schedule for Tuesday, April 26th:
7:30AM – Choir Room opens for uniform storage
8:45AM – Attend school as normal
11:35AM – 4th Lunch - CHORALE will rehearse as normal…
12:25PM – 5th Lunch – V WOMEN eat lunch/V MEN REHEARSE in the Choir Room
1:20PM – 6th Lunch – V MEN eat lunch/V WOMEN REHEARSE in the Choir Room
1:50PM – Departure for DBU
2:40PM – Check-in with Festival Contest Office
3:10PM – Men’s Warm Up Period
3:40PM – Men’s Performance Time
3:50PM – Women’s Warm Up Period
4:20PM – Women’s Performance Time
4:30PM – Chamber Warm Up Period
5:00PM – Chamber Performance Time
5:30PM – Dinner in the Pilgrim Chapel Dining Hall (Provided for Students)
7:00PM – Honor Choir Concert & Awards Ceremony
8:30PM – Departure for CHS
CHS Choir Families,
Our organization is partnering with FWISD's Southwest High School Band to staff concession stands at Texas Ranger games this season. If you are interested in participating, please see the email I have copied and pasted below.
Before reading the email, here are a few quick details you need to know:
1. If you have TABC training, the Rangers also require a refresher course. If you haven't done that, I will be able to forward you information regarding that as needed. Please reply directly to me for questions regarding the refresher course.
2. If you do not have TABC training, please sign up for one of the prep spots if they are still available.
3. The SWHS band fills slots within their organization first, then opens them up to other organizations. Spots will begin filling quickly as the only dates available at this time run through May 1.
4. I will forward new information as they fill the calendar for the summer.
5. Pay close attention to the times in the Charms calendar as the arrival time is early on weekdays.
6. Points earned will be applicable to next school year, the 2016-2017 year.
Below is the email from Southwest High School's Band Boosters with details on how to access their Charms calendar. They listed some specific needs in the email, but some of those might have already been filled in the Charms calendar....
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who signed up!
The 4/17 game was cancelled due to rain -- looks like June 20th will be the make-up day.
BUT............we are NOT done. Games go until the 1st week of October for regular season!
We STILL NEED YOU!
Game schedule below.
Check CHARMS for report-in time.
Houston Series: **URGENT NEEDS FOR THIS WEEK!**
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need 5 prep & 2 TABC
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need 5 prep & 3 TABC
Thursday, April 21, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need 5 prep & 3 TABC
NY Series: anticipating large crowds since this is the Yankees
Monday, April 25, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need EVERYBODY
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need EVERYBODY
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need EVERYBODY
Friday, April 29, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need EVERYBODY
Saturday, April 30, 2016 game starts @ 7:05 = need EVERYBODY
Sunday, May 01, 2016 game starts @ 2:05 = need EVERYBODY
To sign up to work a Rangers Game:
Go to: www.charmsoffice.com
Select: enter/log in
Choose: Parent/Student Section and enter school ID: southwesthsband
Select: public calendar
Click on the multicolored hand on the date of the game you want to select
Fill in your name, phone number and e-mail address on the form for one of the positions listed there.
Any questions, please contact us, your Rangers Coordinators:
Sherry Roth, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 817-455-1675Call: 817-455-1675
Melissa Fliedner, email: email@example.com, cell: 817-262-0413Call:817-262-0413
Good Evening Senior Choir Students and Family Members,
Attached to this email is a copy of the 2016 Senior College Scholarship Application. Applications are open to all senior members of the CHS Choral Department regardless of intended field of study at the post-secondary level. This year, the booster club has voted to award up to (4) $500 scholarships to deserving graduates from our department. Don't miss out on your chance to defray the cost of your college education by applying for this scholarship. Applications are due in hand by 4:15PM on Friday May 6th.
And a reminder from the Booster Club regarding Senior Pictures/Send-Offs...
It is hard to believe but graduation is upon us and you will soon be saying goodbye to high school. For many of you Choir has played a big part in your high school career and we know you will miss the friends you made and the wonderful experiences you had being a part of this great organization. The Centennial Choir Booster Club would like to thank you for your hard work and commitment in making this school year a success!
We know your Senior year can be busy and would like to give you advance notice about providing photographs for our annual Senior Send-Off which will be held during our Spring Concert, May 20th.
We want to make sure every Senior is recognized and ask you send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Your quick response is truly appreciated.
Have a great night!