Choir Announcements & Program Updates
Good Afternoon Students and Family Members,
I hope this email finds each of you well and enjoying the lovely weather that we are experiencing today. IT is certainly a welcome change from this past week’s storm events. It is hard to believe the we are almost halfway through the final six weeks of the school year. This week marks the beginning of AP Testing and the final round of EOC administrations for the school year. We wish each of you the best as you prepare and take your exams. Below are Just a few reminders about upcoming events and activities.
Spring Banquet: Enchantment Under the Sea
Save the Date! — Saturday, May 21st in the Centennial High School Cafeteria
Tickets: $25each (A maximum of 2 tickets may be purchased per student)
This year’s awards banquet and student celebration to remembers. All students are encouraged to attend this event and we enjoy a wonderful meal as we celebrate their achievements, distribute awards, announce officers, and recognize our seniors in on final hurrah before the year comes to a close. Students may use fundraiser credits to off-set the cost of student tickets (transfer requests can be made via Charms). All student fees must be cleared prior to purchasing a banquet ticket. Cash or check payments for tickets may be made in the CHS Choir Room.
Show Choir Auditions:
Tuesday, May 10th (Training Session); Thursday, May 12th (Audition) - CHS Choir Room
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Shades of Blue (Show Choir) performance ensemble will take place on Thursday, May 12th beginning at 4:30PM. A choreography training and review session will be offered on Tuesday, May 10th during which time all interested students will learn choreography for the audition and review the requirements for the upcoming school year. Shades of Blue is open to all CHS Choir Members, 9-12th grade, and is a great way to build confidence as well as mastery of both musical and performance skills. In addition to their dance audition, students will need to prepare an accompanied musical selection (upbeat, fast musical theatre, jazz, pop song) approximately 1 minute in length. Interested students should review the attachments for more information.
Spring Concert Solo Auditions
Friday, May 13th - Beginning at 4:30PM
Solo Auditions for this year’s spring concert "One Night Only” will take place on Friday, May 13th. Auditions are open to soloists, duets, and small groups. Repertoire selected should be drawn from the wide array of music theatre literature and must be accompanied. Sheet music will be required of any student not playing for themselves, as our house band will perform with them on the concert. Audition sign-ups will begin on Wednesday.
JV Choir Festival Performance
Saturday, May 14th - 12:00-7:00PM (Colleyville-Heritage High School - Grapevine, TX)
On Saturday, May 14th, the Bel Canto and Concert Women’s Choirs will be traveling to Colleyville Heritage High School to compete in the Spring in the Park Music festival. This competition is a group event in which all eligible members are expected to participate. Students will be performing selections from their UIL concert performance for this contest. A schedule of events has been included for your review. Parents are invited and encouraged to join us for the performance portion of this event. We will be traveling to a local venue for food and celebration following our group’s performances.
Thursday, May 19th - 4:30PM (CHS Choir Room)
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Chamber Singers will take place on Thursday, May 19th beginning at 4:30PM. This audition is open to all students in choir next year with at least one year of singing experience at CHS. This audition is conducted in large and small group formats and will involve vocalization, sight-reading, and team building activities. Don’t miss you chance to be a part of this premier performance ensemble. Look for more information regarding audition details later this week.
Scholarship & Officer Applications are due to Mr. Cooley this week. please make sure that all necessary forms have been filled out and submitted by the requested date. Late applications will not be accepted. Officer applications are due on Thursday, May 5th Scholarship applications are due on Friday, May 6th.
Best wishes to each of you as you begin testing this week. Study hard and sleep well. See you tomorrow.
Spring Voice Recital, Monday, May 9th at 6:00PM (9-10th grade), 7:00PM (11-12th grade)
Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal is Tuesday, May 17th from 4:30-7:00PM
Spring Concert is Friday, May 20th - Doors open at 6:30PM, Concert begins at 7:00PM
Graduation Performance - Tuesday, May 9th (Evening) - Chorale Members Only