Show Choir Audition REsults
2018-2019 School Year
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Included in this posting is the roster for the 2018-2019 CHS Show Choir "Shades of Blue."
I am extremely proud of every student who auditioned for this year's show choir. It was by far the most prepared and engaging group of student auditions that we have had for the Shades of Blue to date. The review of audition results and the creation of choirs is one of the most challenging tasks I face as being a director and caretaker of students. It is not a process that I take lightly and one that I do my best to ensure is fair and supports the creation of the best possible ensemble and performance experience for those students selected. Whether or not we will be work together as a member of this ensemble during the year or of the many others in which students will be participating, your work this past week has assured me that it is going to be a fantastic year!
As your teacher, part of my job is to teach students to handle good news with grace and handle less desirable news with dignity; how to ask for feedback in a constructive, professional way and how to make informed and rational choices based on the information. It is in this spirit that the following procedures are set in place regarding inquiries about these results:
Students – for those of you who have achieved the outcomes you desire, congratulations. For those whose result was not what was hoped for, please know that every consideration was afforded to this process in order to make the best choice for each student’s individual and corporate growth. No one can decide for you what to do next if you did not achieve your desires, however, I do hope that whatever you decide, you do so after having carefully considered what choir has meant to you and what you might accomplish as a member of your new ensemble.
Parents – while I understand your eagerness to act on behalf of your student and while I will certainly respond to your requests for information, I respectfully ask that you allow your student to initiate contact with me regarding audition results. This process was shared with your student during the audition workshop to help them develop an understanding of the process involved with the review of audition results and the creation of choirs in the CHS Choral Department.
Students with questions about their audition may contact the choir office via email, beginning, Sunday, May 13th after 2:00 PM. The reason for this period of time between posting and requests for more information is to allow each student the time carefully consider what it is they desire to know about their audition/placement before they make their inquiry. Requests for additional information should be made via email requests so that I may provide you detailed information in writing to each student regarding their performance. I have triple checked this list for accuracy; however, no system is perfect. Please bring any perceived errors to my attention as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to best serve all of our students through this process. I could not be more proud of the energy and enthusiasm each of you brought to this year's process.
Eric L. Cooley, director
CHS Choral Department
Reminders & Expecations
Show Choir Roster By Number
Those students listed above should do the following:
Fees for Show Choir Members are due by the end of the school year in order to facilitate the purchase of those items required for the upcoming school year.