Choir Announcements & Program Updates
Greetings Choir Parents & Students,
What an outstanding week of music making last week. Students in each of our ensembles have been hard at work. It has been incredible to see them grow through the study of challenging choral repertoire and develop meaningful relationships with their peers through performance. We look forward to being able to share these performances with you in the very near future.
Varsity Men’s and Women’s Rehearsals
Last week’s rehearsals were extremely productive. Attendance rates were exceptional and the student’s work ethic was incredible. I look forward to equally outstanding rehearsals this week.
Varsity Men will meet TOMORROW from 4:45PM - 6:15PM in the CHS Choir Room
Varsity Women will meet on TUESDAY from 4:45 - 6:15 in the CHS Choir Room
Check out our full rehearsal calendar online at www.centennialhschoir.com
Butter Braid Fundraiser
Tomorrow, we will launch our final student product fundraiser of the year. Representatives from Butter Braid will be on campus to discuss the details of this sale and share product information with our classes. The sale will run from February 8th - February 22nd. Delivery of products will occur on March 9th. Please look for more information to come home with each choir member tomorrow afternoon. Check out this site for more information (http://www.bluebonnetfundraising.com/products)
New Orleans Trip Payments
Final trip payments are due this Thursday, February 11th. The grand total for this year’s trip is $560. Those student’s that wish to use points from the Butter Braid sale should email Mr. Cooley or Mrs. Hoagland (firstname.lastname@example.org) with this information to assist us with trip payment reconciliations. If you currently possess fundraiser credits that you would like transferred against any balances owed, please send these requests to Mrs. Hoagland as soon as possible.
UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest Recital
On February 22nd, students preparing for UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest will participate in special recital performances in advance of this year’s contest on Saturday, February 27th. This recital experience is a key component in building confidence and self-esteem within our young musicians as they work toward sharing their work with the public and contest adjudicators. Freshmen and Sophomore performers will perform at 6:00PM; Juniors and Seniors immediately following at approximately 7:15pm. We look forward to sharing these performances with you in the coming weeks.
Any students with outstanding fees for this contest should secure their accompanist/contest fees ASAP. Checks should be made out to “CHS Choir."
Madrigal Festival Preview Concert
On Monday, February 29th the Chamber Singers will be giving a joint concert performance with the Arlington High School, and the Arlington-Seguin High School Chamber Choirs. This performance will be in preparation for each group’s appearance at the 2016 American Classics Madrigal Festival in San Antonio, Texas. This festival is attended by over 40 of the top chamber and madrigal ensembles (mixed choirs of less than 24) from across the state. This is a highly competitive event that is deeply respected for its support of quality musical education and exemplary choral performances among high school choral programs in Texas. This is will be the CHS Chamber Singers first appearance at this event. We hope that you will join us for this feature performance at St. Alban’s Church (911 South Davis Dr.) in Arlington, Texas as we prepare for this event. Performances begin at 7:00PM and are free to the public.
As this grading period draws to a close, we are continuing to meet with students and develop plans for their academic success. Your support in this effort is especially important as we work to support students in passing their classes and regaining academic eligibility. Not only is this effort incredibly important for students academically, failure to achieve a minimum of a 70 in current courses will result in students no longer being eligible for UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest and could endanger student participation in this year’s trip to New Orleans. Please make sure that all work is being submitted on time and in the most complete and professional manner possible. Students in need of assistance should see Mr. Cooley or their course instructors to schedule tutorials as soon as possible. If there are other ways in which I can be of assistance to you or your student during this time, please do not hesitate to let me know.
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 evening!