On the Horizon 2.22

SPRING TRIP MEETING – NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday 2/28 at 7:15 PM SPRING TRIP MEETING in the Cafeteria

  • Mandatory for students, parents, and chaperones.
  • Bring in all forms singed
  • Bring in any outstanding payments

PRE – ASSESSMNET CONCERT

Tuesday 3/7 – 7:00-8:00 PM Pre-Assessment Concert

  • Meet in choir room by 6:00 PM – warm up by 6:15
  • Mandatory for students to participate – no Personality Show Choir

 ASSESSMENT

Saturday 3/18 – WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mandatory for all students (except Personality)
  • 9:00-10:30 Women’s Choir
  • 11:00-12:30 Bel Canto
  • 3:00 – 4:30 SparTones
  • 6:00 – 7:30 Madrigals

 SPRING TRIP

Wednesday 3/22-Sunday 3/26

 Show Off

Friday, March 31 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM – Westfield High School

  • Personality Show Choir ONLY

 

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SPRING TRIP

  • We are currently trying to get the balances for leaf raking, hopefully in the next few days…
  • Final Payment for the spring trip is Due January 27th.
  • No refunds will be issued after January 27th.
  • The last day to drop out with a partial refund is January 25th (All money will be returned except for $200 deposit).
  • We must submit our final count by January 25th, so anyone who drops after this date and has not paid in full will still have to pay in full.

WHAT’S MY TRIP/SCHOOL BALANCE?

  • Logon to Charms: www.charmsoffice.com
  • Enter school code: spartan choir
  • Enter student password: FCPS student ID. If this doesn’t work then you need to enter the password that you set. If you can’t remember email me and I will reset it to your student ID

GERMANY

  • Reminder that payments for Germany are $400 – due each month starting January and ending in May – or pay it all at once – just as long as it’s before May. Make checks to WSHS CPA.
  • Make sure your passport is up to date and not going to expire anytime soon.

DISTRICT CHOIR

  • DISTRICT CHOIR FEE: IS $40. Please make checks payable to WSHS. 
  • Checks are due by January 27th.

 Below are the links for the District Choir Practice Tracks. Students in District Choir are expected to have all of their songs learned by February 12th. You must use the practice tracks regularly in order to learn these pieces.

SSAA Rehearsal after school February 13th 3:00-4:30

SATB Rehearsal after school February 14th 3:00-4:30

DATES:

February 16th – 5:45 – 9:00 PM Fairfax High School

February 17th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fairfax High School

February 18th – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fairfax High School – Concert starts at 1:00 PM

District Practice Track Links

SATB Choir – Conducted by David Brunner

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tt888tm5n60a31y/AABFRB11OkZt3m__xa6CO0Kea?dl=0

SSAA CHOIR – Conducted by Elaine Stanford –

 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2pm3spio4y8cpbt/AADWpobQBKO1plUh9IWkoIl7a?dl=0

 ***PLEASE OPEN THE ATTACHEMENTS AND READ THE LETTER FROM MRS. STANFORD. MARK YOUR SCORES ACCORDING TO HER DIRECTION BEFORE OUR REHEARSAL ON FEBRUARY 13th ***

This is the links for the body percussion part for “Bring Me Little Water Sylve”

This must be learned BEFORE YOUR FIRST DISTRICT CHOIR REHEARSAL!

*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ruyHtZd1wk***

 Below are the students in district choir

 

First Name Last Name Voice Part Choir
Claire Alonzo SI SSAA
Olivia Ashton SI SSAA
Anna Balchunas SII SSAA
Katie Ballou AI SSAA
Michael Becker BII SATB
Anna Bonavita SI SATB
Colin Browne TI SATB
Tanner Buss TI SATB
Isabel Byrd AI SATB
Hannah Capra SII SSAA
Naomi Corbin AII SATB
Maya Dasmalchi SII SSAA
Delaney Fetzer SII SATB
Julia Hoffman SII SATB
Garrett Janiak TII SATB
Erin Kenealy AII SATB
Amanda LaBarge AI SSAA
Somer Lee SI SSAA
Eila Nash SI SATB
Stephen Perkins BI SATB
Hailey Phillips AII SSAA
Natalie Presnell AII SSAA
Brian Rademacher BII SATB
Mari Sue Romero SII SSAA
Emily Thompson AI SSAA
Brooks Todd BI SATB
Saedi Wadman AI SATB

 

On the Horizon 11.10

Tomorrow
We need four student volunteers to stay after school from 3-5 to help Mr. Browne copy and stuff flyers for Breakfast with Santa.

 District Choir Auditions
For all information related to district choir please follow this link http://spartanchoir.com/district-state/
Students have already received their block number and should know when they are arriving. You cannot audition for a different block number.

CPA WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
Are available from Mrs. Becker in her office across from the guidance office. They are $20 each. These make great gifts, are collectible, and support the CPA. We also have some of last year’s ornaments left as well.

Spring Trip Payments
Spring Trip payment is past due for October for the amount of $200. If you have not paid this yet, please submit it ASAP. The next Spring Trip payment of $150 is due by December 2nd!!

Pie Delivery 11/15 3:00-5:30
Pies are being delivered on November 15th from 3:00-5:30 PM. Please plan on picking your pie up as early as you can! Pies will be in the choir room. If you have a large order you should drive your car around to the back by door 5.

Leaf Raking: Raking has begun
Make $10 an hour towards your spring trip or choir fees. Please keep track of your own hours and budget accordingly. We still need student and parent volunteers for this weekend!
http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43077D905AEC3E4C17-people

Breakfast with Santa Character drawing – 11/21
Monday 11/21 after school in choir room. Seniors will get first pick at the character lottery, then underclassmen. If you take a costume then you must take your costume with you on this day. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy for changing because you may need to try on costumes.

12/9 – Breakfast with Santa Set up
12/10 – Breakfast with Santa
12/12 – After School Rehearsal
12/13 – Winter Concert

Madrigals Caroling Dates – MADRIGALS ONLY
Dec 4 – 6:00 PM meet at Country Club – Concert Attire
Dec 7 – 7:00 PM meet at WSHS leave for Community Center – Festive Attire
Dec 8 – 1:00 PM meet in Choir Room and leave for Country Club – Concert Attire

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District Choir Auditions

For all information related to district choir please follow this link http://spartanchoir.com/district-state/

 

Pie Delivery 11/15 3:00-5:30

Pies are being delivered on November 15th from 3:00-5:30 PM. Please plan on picking your pie up as early as you can! Pies will be in the choir room. If you have a large order you should drive your car around to the back by door 5.

Leaf Raking Raking has begun

Make $10 an hour towards your spring trip or choir fees. Please keep track of your own hours and budget accordingly.

http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43077D905AEC3E4C17-people

Breakfast with Santa Character drawing – 11/21

Monday 11/21 after school in choir room. Seniors will get first pick at the character lottery, then underclassmen. If you take a costume then you must take your costume with you on this day. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy for changing because you may need to try on costumes.

12/9 – Breakfast with Santa Set up

12/10 – Breakfast with Santa

12/12 – After School Rehearsal

12/13 – Winter Concert

Madrigals Caroling Dates – MADRIGALS ONLY

Dec 4 – 6:00 PM meet at Country Club – Concert Attire

Dec 7 – 7:00 PM meet at WSHS leave for Community Center – Festive Attire

Dec 8 – 1:00 PM meet in Choir Room and leave for Country Club – Concert Attire

 

 

 

Welcome to Spartan Choir 2016-2017

Hello and Welcome to the Spartan Choir Webpage!
My hope as your director is that you will find everything you need for choir throughout the year on our web page: www.spartanchoir.com I encourage you take a few minutes to click through the links on the menu to access a plethora of information that is stored here.

Choir Calendar
Please especially take note of the new calendar function located here. You can now save our calendar to your iCal or gmail calendar. Any changes that are made on the calendar will immediately be updated on your phone. Also, times and locations of events are stored there and you can immediately access directions to events and additional information through our calendar app on your phone.

Germany – Host Meeting Thursday September 22nd 7:00 PM
Every two years we host a German exchange choir from Heidelberg for two weeks in October and in return we get to travel to Germany for two weeks in June. We are DESPERATELY seeking choir families to host a male or female choir student from October 15th – October 27th. (Please note that if there are days where you cannot bring your student to school or will possibly be out of town for an event – that is okay! We can arrange carpools or we can arrange for students to stay with another family for a brief time if you a traveling.) It is an adventure for them to be here! This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in the choir community at West Springfield as well as an international community in Heidelberg Germany.  For more information on hosting please go here and please follow the link to sign up! We would like to place students with host families by this weekend, so please sign up so that you can contact your host student to learn more about him or her.

CPA Meeting – Thursday September 22nd 7:00 PM
You have seen some of the choir forms coming home in the past few days, and may have even seen a sheet about the CPA. The CPA is stand for the Choral Patrons Association. These are the parent volunteers that help the choir program to be as successful as it can be. Every year we ask that parents consider to volunteer for some sort of activity. Whether it is helping to decorate the cafeteria for Breakfast With Santa, coordinating pie sales, helping to set up the desert table for concerts, or to help plan the end of the year banquet, we need your help. By following this link here you can learn more about the CPA, volunteer for a small task, or even donate to the CPA. Donations come with some cool kickbacks a-la-NPR and they are tax deductible.

CHARMS
Our CPA treasurer is responsible for tracking student fees and payments via CHARMS.  You may have seen these forms from your students after the first week of school. All fees and payments are due by September 30th. Checks for all uniform fees, student fees, and spring trip, should be made to WSHS. Only checks for Spartan Choir t-shirts or hoodies should be made to the WSHS CPA. 

To access CHARMS please follow the link here. Then you will have to type in the school code which is: “spartan choir”. From there you will be asked enter your student password. Most students have their password set to their student ID. Parents, if students have changed their password please ask them for it and use the new password. If you need a password reset please contact me and I can reset the password to the student ID. Once you enter charms you can check your choir fee or spring-trip balance, update your contact information, and volunteer for events. Once your check clears it may take a 1-2 weeks before it updates in charms.

Reminder – All forms and fees are due by September 30th. To access them go HERE

On the Horizon 4.18

Spring Trip Rehearsals

4/18 — Madrgials After
school rehearsal 3:00 — 4:00

4/20 — Bel Canto After
School Rehearsal 3:00 — 4:00

Spring Trip Luggage Drop Off

Wednesday from 5-7 PM in the Choir Room.

Spring Trip Departure

Bus leaves at 8:30 AM on Thursday morning. Please meet in the Auditorium by 8:10 AM. Bring all carry on items with out in the auditorium. We will pack the buses and then leave from the Auditorium.

All That Jazz May 12 and 13th

All that Jazz is May 12th and 13th from 7-9 PM. The rehearsal schedule has already been emailed out and is posted on the board. You can see it . All students who are participating are called for rehearsal from 3-4 on Monday May 9th and Tuesday May 10th. All students in Act I will stay on Monday to run Act I from 4-6. All students in Act II will stay on Tuesday to run act II from 4-6. All students are called Wednesday from 3-6 PM. Call for Thursday and Friday night is 6 PM.

Tickets are on sale at www.spartanchoir.com/tickets. Tickets can be paid for via paypal or purchased at the door.

Auditions for 2016-2017

The audition sign up and practice files have been posted. Please visit www.spartanchoir.com/auditions for sign ups. All students interested in auditioning for Personality must give their voice audition on Monday May 16th. The Dance call is Tuesday May 17th.

 

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THIS WEEK

District Choir Feb 18th – 20th

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030

Thursday, Feb 18 – Rehearsal starts at 6:00 PM please drive/carpool and arrive by 5:45– (which means park by 5:40) Rehearsal ends at 9:00 PM. Students auditioning for All- VA must arrive by 5:00 PM

Friday, Feb 19 – Pack a Lunch. We will bus over to Fairfax High School – leaving WSHS at 9:30 AM and returning to WSHS around 6:15-6:30 PM. You MUST pack a lunch on Friday and bring it with you. Meet in the front lobby with your district choir music, black folder, and your lunch at 9:20 AM.

Saturday, Feb 20 –  Pack a Lunch. Rehearsal starts at 9:10 AM please drive/Carpool and arrive by 8:55 AM. Parents- the concert starts at 1:00 with the Middle School choir, 1:30 for the SSAA choir, and 2:00 for the SATB. Please arrive early. ALSO, PACK A LUNCH.

NEXT WEEK

MONDAY – MANDATORY Bel Canto Rehearsal after school from 3-4 PM – NO rehearsal this Wednesday.

TUESDAY – Pre-Assessment Concert

Tuesday- February 23rd 6:15 PM Call – 7:00 PM Start time. CONCERT ATTIRE. Attendance is mandatory.

TWO WEEKS

Assessment March 4th

W.T. Woodson High School
9525 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Bel Canto – 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM. Optional bus will leave WSHS at 4:20 PM and Return to WSHS at 6:45

Madrigals – 6:25 PM – 7:55 PM

SparTones – 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

Spring Trip

FINAL COST is $650. ALL accounts must be paid prior to boarding the bus to NY otherwise you will stay in Springfield. Please know that between the CPA, pie sales, and school fundraisers such as Breakfast with Santa, we have offset the cost of the trip by $120 per student (the most ever given for a trip). This New York trip is proving to be the most expensive trip we’ve ever done, but I am determined to keep the costs down. The only way to do that is to ensure that every student has paid in full before he/she boards the bus.

*NEW* Spring Trip Meeting – March 30th – 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria. Every student going on the trip and one guardian must attend.

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All That Jazz

Has been rescheduled for May 12th and 13th at 7:00 PM.  Please refer to the email for more details.

After School Rehearsals – *NEW *MANDATORY ATTENDANCE*

Bel Canto – Wednesday, Feb 10th and Wednesday Feb. 17th.

Madrigals – Friday, Feb 12th.

District Choir Feb 18-20

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run

Thursday, Feb 18 – Rehearsal starts at 6:00 PM please drive/carpool and arrive by 5:45 – (which means park by 5:40) Rehearsal ends at 9:00 PM. Students auditioning for All- VA must arrive by 5:00 PM

Friday, Feb 19 – We will bus over to Fairfax High School – leaving WSHS at 9:30 AM and returning to WSHS around 6:15-6:30 PM.

Saturday, Feb 20 – Rehearsal starts at 9:10 AM please drive/Carpool and arrive by 8:55 AM.Parents- the concert starts at 1:00 with the Middle School choir, 1:30 for the SSAA choir, and 2:00 for the SATB. Please arrive early.

Pre-Assessment Concert

Tuesday- February 23rd 6:15 PM Call – 7:00 PM Start time. CONCERT ATTIRE. Attendance is mandatory.

Assessment

March 4-5th at Woodson High School. Time is still TBA. Hopefully I will receive a schedule this week. Please keep schedules open – remember that this is our state assessment and is very much a part of our grade.

Spring Trip

Sign up for rooms and buses this week on Monday and Tuesday. The penultimate payment is now past due. If you have not paid your deposit for January – please do so ASAP. The final payment for the trip is due February 29th. If you have not made a payment at this point you are not going on the trip. We have already secured tickets and made the appropriate reservations based on the number of people who have made a deposit.

*NEW* Spring Trip Meeting – March 30th – 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria. Every student going on the trip and one guardian must attend.

Choir Awards Banquet RESCHEDULED to Thursday June 16th

Due to Prom being scheduled (recently) on June 10th – We have moved the Choir Awards Banquet to Thursday June 16th at 6:30 PM

Panera Flyer - WSHS Choral Patrons Association-page-001

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Monday 1/11 – Panera Fundraiser from 4-8 Please show this flyer.

All That Jazz!

Tickets are now available to purchase. All That Jazz has been rescheduled for May 12th and 13th at 7:00 PM.

The All That Jazz rehearsal schedule is available here.

District Choir

The fee for district choir is $33.00 this year. Please submit at check to WSHS by Friday, January 15th.

The District choir rehearsal schedule is available here.

The District choir practice files are available here.

ALL – VA Choir Auditions Thursday 2.17

Juniors and Seniors who are participating in District Choir are eligible to audition for All- VA choir. Registration opens at 5:00 pm. Students will audition in the order they register. Please report to the auditorium at Fairfax High School for audition registration. Use the main entrance (entrance #1) Registration will close at 6:00 pm.

FEE: The fee for the audition is $11.25 – DUE by 1/15

Registration form: Turn this form in with your fee by 1/15.

Practice Files and Music : http://www.vcda.net/index.php/all-virginia-chorus.html

Spring trip installment of $100 DUE JAN 31st

We have added the Broadway Musical “The School of Rock” to our itinerary!

Pre-Assessment Concert – Tuesday 2/23 @ 7:00 PM WSHS

Assessment – Friday and Saturday 3/4 and 3/5 @ Woodson – Time TBA

Please keep these dates cleared until we have the times. This is a state wide assessment for choral music and this event is required and for a grade. Please email me with any questions.