Our annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser is Saturday, December 14th at West Springfield High School from 10:00 AM to Noon. You can purchase reduced tickets in advance at www.spartanchoir.com/tickets or you can purchase tickets at the door. Guests should arrive early around 9:30 to pick up tickets at will-call. Park in the rear of the school and enter through Door 5. Come early to line up and meet your favorite animated characters who are there to great you in the halls! Santa arrives when the doors open to the cafeteria at 10:00 AM.
Last week students were asked to sign into google classroom to register for the trip to Disney, print out their emergency care card, and print and sign the signature page of the choir handbook. Additionally, the visible learning for all choirs is posted in the Google Classroom. If you would like to access the choir calendar or add our calendar to our smartphone or iCal app or view any other forms check out www.spartanchoir.com/calendar for more details.
All Disney trip commitment forms must be in by September 6th. All $100 deposits must be made by September 13th in MySchoolBucks. The forms you need to turn in by this Friday is HERE. We are flying to Disney for a workshop on January 25-28th. Students will not miss school during this time. We will stay on Disney property and have three days to enjoy or time in the parks. Please download the form for more information.
If you are interested in helping out with choir related functions this year please volunteer HERE
If you would like to donate to the CPA (boosters) organization then please follow this link HERE. The CPA does offer NPR style kickbacks for various donation levels. All monies go back to support our program.
There is a $30 activities fee associated with each choir ensemble. This fee will be rolled out through MySchoolBucks by Fairfax County. This fee should be available to pay by the end of September.
Students who do not already have a uniform will be able to try on and order uniforms through the choir department this year. Any uniform piece that is needed can be paid for through MySchoolBucks. The choir uniform this year is black dress pants with a black button down shirt. All pants should have pockets and belt loops. All shirts should have long sleeves and black buttons with a lay down collar. Again, these items will be available to purchase through the choir uniform store. All students will need to provide their own black dress shoes or flat black shoes and black socks or black hose. Stay tuned for more information on uniforms via email.
Audition material is available for students who would like to audition for more advanced choirs. Students who sign up for basso choir or treble choir do not need to audition. Students who are signed up for intermediate treble or advanced mixed choir will need to audition. spartanchoir.com/auditions
Our annual Broadway Review ALL THAT JAZZ will take place next Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM at West Springfield High School in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.spartanchoir.com/tickets or they can be purchased at the door.
Last week students were asked to sign into google classroom to complete a choir survey, a Germany survey, print out their emergency care card, and the signature page of the choir handbook. Additionally, the visible learning for all choirs is posted in Google. If you would like to access the choir calendar or add our calendar to our smartphone or iCal app or view any other forms check out www.spartanchoir.com/calendar and www.spartanchoir.com/forms for more details.
Some of you may have already had the discussion with your student about the fact that we will travel to Germany next summer as part of an exchange program with the DBG Choir of Eppelheim Germany. In order to make this exchange work we need host families to host a German student from October 13 to October 27th. Students who host will receive first priority on traveling to Germany. Below is the list of students that said they would like to host, and the number of students that they can host. We are currently 1 house shy of housing all 32 students. If you cannot host please contact me immediately. If you CAN host and would like to host please also contact me immediately. Some people have 2 or even 4 students. If we have too many hosts this is not a bad thing!
Germany Meeting – 9/11 7:00 PM – Choir Room
If you are hosting and/or would like to go to Germany with us in June – please attend the General Booster Meeting Next Tuesday September 11th at 7:00 PM in the Choir room. Use Door 4 around the back to access the room.