Saturday
Sep062014

Picnic

Make plans to attend our student picnic on Sunday, September 7. Students signed-up in classes this week for what they would be responsible to bring. If they missed the sign-up sheet, please bring a couple bucks to contribute toward the cost of the food. The picnic will be at Kid's Kingdom Park. We have the pavilion reserved for our group from 5-8 PM. We will begin setup no earlier than 4:30. Hope to see you there!

Monday
Aug252014

First Day of School 2014

Good morning, CHS Choir!

It’s a new school year! Where did summer go?! We are looking forward to an amazing year in choir and we are so excited that you are with us.

We are sending the following items home with students today. They have been instructed to share it with you, but just in case that might not happen we are sharing that with you here.

Students should be coming home with:

  1. Back-to-school letter on CHS Choir letterhead (neon orange cardstock) - please read this TODAY!
  2. Course Syllabus - please sign and return bottom portion this week
Thank you! Please let us know if we can help in any way. Looking forward to a great year!
Friday
Aug222014

TMEA Region Choir Audition Repertoire

High School All-Region Choir auditions will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. The auditions are an all-day process, but there are options for early morning or mid-afternoon audition times if you have a school-related conflict and still wish to audition.

The repertoire to be auditioned on this round consists of:

  1. Hallelujah (from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach 
    • Sop/Altos - m. 288 beat 3 - till m. 332 beat 1
    • Tenors - m. 289 beat 3 - till m. 332 beat 1
    • Bass - m.292 beat 2 - till m. 332 beat 1
  2. Justorum animae (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  3. Coelos ascendit (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  4. In the Night We Shall Go In – Raminsh
  5. Chariots – Peter van Dijk

Please remember that 9th grade students have a choice of competing in the high school all-state process, the middle school region choir audition, or both.

Thursday
Aug212014

Complete TMEA All-State Choir Audition Repertoire

Please see this webpage for all amendments, corrections and errata. You will be responsible for all notes and corrections listed on that page as they come directly from TMEA and the all-state choir clinicians.

A link to the practice recordings can be found in our Facebook group. Students and parents may also message me directly to obtain the link.

High School Region Audition - ALL STUDENTS

  1. Hallelujah (from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach
    • Sop/Altos - m. 288 beat 3 - till m. 332 beat 1
    • Tenors - m. 289 beat 3 - till m. 332 beat 1
    • Bass - m.292 beat 2 - till m. 332 beat 1
  2. Justorum animae (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  3. Coelos ascendit (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  4. In the Night We Shall Go In – Raminsh
  5. Chariots – Peter van Dijk

Region Clinic & Concert - ALL STUDENTS

  1. Hallelujah (Beat 2 of Ms. 255-367 from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach (ALL OF HALLELUJAH)
  2. Justorum animae (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  3. Coelos ascendit (from 3 Motets) – Stanford
  4. In the Night We Shall Go In – Raminsh
  5. Chariots – Peter van Dijk

Pre-Area Audition

  1. Singet dem Herrn (Ms. 1-151 from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach
  2. Hallelujah (Beat 2 of Ms. 255-367 from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach
  3. Men – Gloria – Butler           
  4. Men – #5 Majko, majko selena (from Jara se otvira (Spring is Coming)) – Lukas                          
  5. Women – Northern Lights – Esenvalds  
  6. Women – Suffer No Grief – Betinis

Large School Area Auditions

  1. Singet dem Herrn (Ms. 1-151 from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach          
  2. Hallelujah (Beat 2 of Ms. 255-367 from "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225) – Bach
  3. Women – Jubilate Deo – Gyongyosi  
  4. Men – Go, Lovely Rose – Stroope
Sunday
Aug172014

Update on SAISD Convocation 2014

Here are a couple of updates and reminders concerning this week's convocation-related activities: 

  1. Tuesday, August 19 - Convocation Rehearsal at the Foster Communications Coliseum. Meet at the coliseum. Dress comfortably, but school appropriate (superintendents will be around, watching). Bring your music! TIME CHANGE: call time for rehearsal on Tuesday is now 10:30 AM. Students should be done rehearsing by 12:00 PM, lunch will be provided immediately following rehearsal. Have your ride plan to pick you up by 12:30 PM at the coliseum.
  2. Wednesday, August 20 - Convocation Performance at the Foster Communications Coliseum. Call time is 8:00 AM.
    • Students need to arrive dressed for performance (minus the men's neck ties - we will distribute those starting at 8:00 AM). Please do not show up half-dressed (tuck in your shirt, button your vest, etc.)...it just looks tacky otherwise. Get dressed and then walk in to the coliseum.
    • Warm-ups will being shortly after 8:15 AM. Pre-service music begins at 8:30. We begin our performance block with the national anthem at 9:00 AM.
    • To simplify the following information: have your ride pick you up at the CHS Choir Hall at noon, and don't forget your change of clothes (non-uniform) when you arrive in the morning at the coliseum. More detailed explanation:
      • Following the performance, we will sit and stay to hear the invited guest speaker's message. I anticipate that he will be done by 11 AM, but it could go as late as 11:30 AM.
      • Following the ceremony, all students will be required to return their uniform. To that end, please bring a change of clothes with you that morning. For everyone's convenience, a SAISD bus will be available to take students back to CHS to hang-up and return their uniform following the ceremony. This option is highly encouraged so that the directors and parent volunteers are not trying to carry 60+ uniforms back to school in addition to three carloads-full of sound equipment.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you!