Sunday
Aug122012

Audition Materials

Please check this page to see the list of corrections and instructions for this year's audition music. For instructions regarding divisi, remember that we are in TMEA Area B.

Tuesday
Aug072012

Back-to-School Email

Dear Choir Parents, Students, and Alumni:

Where has this summer gone?! It is hard to believe that we are only weeks away from the start of school again. I hope this summer has been a time of rest, relaxation, and fun for all of you. We have an exciting year of choir lined up and plans for the year are being finalized as we speak, just as the finishing touches are being put on the renovations to the CHS Choir Rooms.

I am emailing all of you right now with a specific purpose, so let me get right to it. The combined choirs, bands, and orchestras of the San Angelo ISD high schools have been asked to perform for a convocation ceremony of all the SAISD faculty and staff at the Foster Communications Coliseum on Wednesday morning, August 22. All of the members of the SAISD Board of Education and Executive Administration will be in attendance as well, and we want to make an excellent impression on all of them. It is vitally important that amidst the backdrop of the combined bands and orchestras from CHS and Lake View, we make the statement that excellent choral singing at CHS is alive and well!

To accomplish this, we are going to be having two nights of rehearsals to prepare the music for the ceremony. A "mini" choir camp, if you will. This coming Monday and Tuesday evenings, August 13 & 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 we are going to meet and learn the music along with the participating singers from the Lake View HS Choir. Because the CHS Choir Rooms renovations are still being finished we are going to have the rehearsals at the Lake View High School Choir Room this year. Lake View HS is located at 900 East 43rd Street. It's on the north side of town - about a mile east of the coliseum and fairgrounds. As soon as I can get it, I'll also post a map of where the choir room is at Lake View on our website in the next day or so.

Everyone receiving this email is invited to participate! That includes any seniors who just graduated who may still be in town and want to sing together one last time, as well as incoming freshmen at CFC. Also, if you know of anyone who likes to sing and might consider joining choir this year, invite them to this camp and let them see what all the fun is about!

It's okay if you can't make it both nights, we want you to come to as much as you can. We think you'll have a lot of fun seeing all of your choir friends again and we'll have some great snacks, too! Also, it is completely free.

After the first hour of camp each night, we'll take a short snack break then come back together to start learning the region choir audition music for this fall. That will go from about 6:30 to 8:30-ish both nights. This is completely optional, and students not wishing to participate in the region choir auditions are welcome to leave after the first hour of rehearsal on the convocation ceremony music. We really want to encourage as many people as possible to stay and give the region music a try. If you've never done it before, it's A LOT of fun and it really makes you a better singer and musician, and you get to sing some really COOL music with some of the best singers in the state. If you know you want to do this and go through the auditions later this fall, we'll have the sheet music and audition CD available for you to buy there at the camp. If you're not sure, and you just want to give it a try, we'll have some copies available for you to borrow that night and return, or to keep and buy if you decide to continue. The complete set of music and practice CD only costs $10 this year and it will be yours to keep.

Here's the complete Choir Camp Schedule:
Monday, August 13 5:30 - 6:30 PM Lake View High School SAISD Choir "Camp" - rehearsal on convocation ceremony music.

6:30 - 9 PM
SAISD Choir "Camp" - rehearsal on region choir audition music.
Tuesday, August 14 5:30 - 6:30 PM Lake View High School SAISD Choir "Camp" - rehearsal on convocation ceremony music.

6:30 - 9 PM
SAISD Choir "Camp" - rehearsal on region choir audition music.
Tuesday, August 21 11 AM to 1 PM Foster Communications Coliseum Combined CHS, CFC, and Lake View HS Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras rehearsal at the coliseum. LUNCH PROVIDED!

1 PM to 3 PM Central High School "Come and go" uniform fitting and assignment for students singing in convocation ceremony.
Wednesday, August 22 8:30 AM Foster Communications Coliseum Performance for SAISD Convocation! We should be done by 10 AM.

Again, I hope you all had a great summer and I'm looking forward to seeing all of you and what promises to be a truly AWESOME year in choir! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Monday
Aug062012

2012 - 2013 Student Officers Announced

Congratulations to our new slate of choir officers. The list can be found here.

Officers: please make sure to consult this calendar for the dates of officer meetings and events.

Saturday
Jul142012

Website Redesign

I'm in the process of redesigning the website - new theme, colors, buttons, features, etc.  Please be patient as I make changes.  We hope you like what we do with it.

Wednesday
May302012

Vocal Ensemble Audition Results

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to be a part of Vocal Ensemble for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

Vocal Ensemble Audition Results*


*Results are pending student acceptance of positions and any required schedule changes.  Additions to this roster may be made at the discretion of the director to balance the group.

Vocal Ensemble is a regularly scheduled class that meets separately (and in addition to) a student’s regular choir class.  It is a requirement for participation that each student be enrolled in the class for Vocal Ensemble as well as a primary choir class (Men’s Choir, Ladies’ A Cappella Choir, Varsity Women’s Choir, etc.).

Students listed alphabetically by last name:

Ladies Men
Allen, Jordan (S) Dietrick, Nick
Bingham, Rebecca (S) Garza, Michael
Brown, Bailey (S) Gibbons, Sean
Brown, Bethany (S) Mackey, Kertron
Brown, Brandi (A) Mason, Brayden
Cornwell, Alicia (S/A) Rosson, Caleb
Ford, Katt (S)
Holtkort, Courtney (S)
Knickerbocker, Olivia (A)
Naegele, Amanda (A)
Stewart, Taylor (S)
Yoes, Caitlin (A)
Friday
Apr132012

UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest Results

Congratulations to Central High Choirs on a successful UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest season.

The Varsity Women's Choir earned a sweepstakes trophy - taking home a superior rating on stage (1-1-1) and in sightreading (1-1-2).

The Varsity Mixed Choir also received a superior rating on stage (1-1-1) and an excellent rating in sightreading (2-2-2).

Ladies' A Cappella Choir has improved leaps and bounds this year.  They achieved an excellent rating on both stage (1-2-2) and in sightreading (2-2-2).

We want to also congratulate Mrs. Bullock and the Central Freshmen Campus Concert Ladies with their first sweepstakes award under the direction of Mrs. Bullock.  The girls received straight 1's from all judges on stage (1-1-1) and in sightreading (1-1-1).  The future of Central High Choirs looks bright!

Congratulations to all of the groups and students who competed this year.  You have represented San Angelo and Central High School with pride and distinction.  We have made MAJOR improvements with each group and each individual this year and this is only the beginning.

Tuesday
Apr032012

Vocal Ensemble Performs for the United Way of the Concho Valley

Central High Vocal Ensemble Performs at
2012 United Way Awards Presentation

A Jamaican theme highlighted the United Way of the Concho Valley's Annual Awards Luncheon, held at the NcNease Convention Center, with Foster Communication's Jay Michaels as the emcee. The theme corresponded with the 2012 campaign slogan, "One Love, One Heart, One Way-The United Way."  Entertainment for the event was provided by members of the Central High Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Landon Gilmore.

Friday
Jan132012

AVON Fundraiser

Our students are now selling AVON products as a fundraiser for their spring trip.  The students will be selling through January 22, with the last day to turn in orders being Monday, January 23.  With this timeframe, we anticipate getting all the orders received in time to distribute before Valentine's Day.

Whether you are shopping for the makeup wearer in your family or a gift for a loved one, there are many items in the catalog that would make excellent gifts for Valentine's Day.  Also, there are new items for men, too (body washes, cologne, watches, etc.).  Speak to a CHS choir student to place your order now!