What a fantastic weekend of music making! I am so proud of the 50+ students that prepared and competed in this weekend’s UIL Vocal Solo & Ensemble Contest. The preparation and hard work of each of our choir members in advance of this event has contributed greatly to their growth as communicators and singers. Overall, singers from Centennial High School garnered 27 “Superior” performance medals (Ratings of 1) and 15 “Excellent” performance ratings, with 10 soloists and 4 ensembles advancing to State Solo & Ensemble Contest at UT Austin in May. A detailed listing of contest results can be found here: www.centennialhschoir.com/news.
Fundraiser Update: Thank you so much for your assistance with this year’s final product fundraiser. Through your combined efforts, we were able to raise over $1,500 to directly benefit student activities and initiatives within the CHS Choral Department. We appreciate your cooperation and support of this venture. Products will be delivered on March 9th
Madrigal Festival Preview/Send-Off Concert Tomorrow, February 29th the Chamber Singers will participate in an exhibition concert with the Arlington High School and the Arlington-Seguin High School Chamber Choirs. This performance will be in preparation for their appearance at the 2016 American Classics Madrigal Festival in San Antonio, Texas. 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. 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.
Varsity Men’s and Women’s Rehearsals Continue This Week 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
New Orleans Trip Update All student accounts should be settled at this time. Please send in any remaining trip payments or use your charms account to submit any misc. fund requests/credit card payments as soon as possible. Our next trip choir rehearsal will be THIS WEDNESDAY from 4:30-6:00PM.
An email was sent home earlier this week outlining rehearsal dates and other important information regarding this year’s trip. Please take a moment to complete the following survey: http://goo.gl/forms/mqLodjGypi. This survey will allow us to make all necessary food arrangements and complete t-shirt orders prior to our departure. Required Trip Meeting for Parents and Traveling Students: Monday, March 21st at 7:00PM (Seminar E).
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, Mr. Cooley
This Week at a Glance:
Monday Chamber Singers Madrigal Festival Preview Concert Doors Open at 6:30PM, Concert at 7:00PM St. Alban’s Anglican Church (911 S. Davis Dr. Arlington, TX 76013) Click Here for Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gwW9kzAxNsm
Tuesday Texas A&M Commerce University Choir Performance - 4th Period Varsity Men's Rehearsal 4:45PM - 6:15PM (Choir Room)