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.
Butter Braid Fundraiser
All Butter Braid Fundraiser Orders are due TOMORROW. All paper order forms and monies should be returned to school tomorrow to ensure timely processing of all orders. Students may assist with the ordering process by tabulating their orders and entering them online through their CHARMS account. This will not only help us with timely ordering of products but also the posting of profits to student accounts. Please make any checks payable to the “CCBB.” Delivery of products will occur on March 9th.
UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest Recital
Tomorrow, February 22nd, students preparing for UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest will participate in special recital performances. 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. Professional Dress/“Sunday Best” is required of all performers. The recital will be hosted in the CHS Choir Room. Please enter the building through the doors behind the stage. We look forward to sharing these performances with you tomorrow night.
UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest is THIS SATURDAY at South Hills High School in Fort Worth, TX. Students have already started to sign up for performance times in the choir room. Contest specific information will be sent home in writing and via email later this week.
Note: Any students with outstanding fees for this contest should secure their accompanist/contest fees ASAP. Checks should be made out to “CHS Choir.”
Varsity Men’s and Women’s Rehearsals
Last week’s rehearsals were extremely productive. Attendance rates have been exceptional and the student’s work ethic, outstanding. Thank you for supporting your student’s attendance at these rehearsals so that we might best prepare for our upcoming district level assessments. Our full rehearsal calendar online at www.centennialhschoir.com
Varsity Men will meet TUESDAY from 4:30PM - 6:00PM in the CHS Choir Room
Please note the start and end times have been adjusted to accommodate Kerr/Hughes MS District Choir Assessments.
Varsity Women will meet on THURSDAY from 4:45 - 6:15 in the CHS Choir Room
New Orleans Trip Choir Rehearsal and Final Payments
New Orleans Trip Participants will have their first choral rehearsal THIS Friday from 4:30-6:00PM. We will be introducing musical selections specifically for this performance tour as well as covering important information regarding busing, hotel rooms, uniforms, etc. Please make necessary arrangements to be in attendance for this event. A schedule of all rehearsals for the New Orleans Trip Choir will be sent out by Wednesday of this week.
Note: Final trip payments are now due in full. 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.
REMINDER: Madrigal Festival Preview/Send-Off 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.
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,