Hello Wonderful Choir Family! Welcome to a new year! There are many exciting things happening this semester. Here is the information!
Jan 23-25 - Footloose Musical - purchase tickets here: www.amchs.booktix.com
Feb. 4 - Mixed Choirs travel to TAMU for a Clinic and Concert with Stacy Gibbs - I will let you know as soon as tickets are available. It will be the evening of February 4th in Rudder Auditorium at TAMU.
Stacey V. Gibbs is a prolific and highly sought after composer and arranger. Best known for arrangements of spirituals, he is highly acclaimed for his ability to infuse new energy into familiar works without sacrificing their authenticity or power. Gibbs will also be writing an original arrangement that will be debuted at this concert!
Feb. 11 - Valentine Party in each class. Students bring decorated boxes (like you did in Kindergarten) and generic valentines or candy for EVERYONE in their class period. Class numbers: Women's Choir 22; Men's Choir: 18; 5th Period Chorale: 34; 6th Period Chorale: 37
Feb. 20 - Solo and Ensemble (Optional for all students; required for Honor's Credit) (Solo due to Mrs. Ramos by Jan. 17)
Feb. 25-26 - Spring Trip (Remaining balance due by Jan. 31)
MARCH 16-APRIL 16 - UIL AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS - MANDATORY; REQUIRED; EXPECTATIONS HAVE BEEN ON THE CALENDAR SINCE AUGUST
Mondays - ALL WOMEN IN EVERY CHOIR 4-5PM in the choir room
Tuesdays - ALL MEN IN EVERY CHOIR 4-5PM in the choir room
Thursdays - ALL CHORALE MEMBERS (5th and 6th period only) 4-5pm in the choir room
April 2 - Pre UIL Concert; Students come dressed in formal outfit by 5:30pm; Concert starts at 7pm; Should be over by 7:40pm
April 20 - Last Rehearsal before UIL
ALL MEN 4-5PM
ALL CHORALE 5-6PM
ALL WOMEN 6-7PM
APRIL 21 - UIL Competition at CSHS (Should only be during the school day) Specific times will be shared when I receive them.
April 24 - Coffee House Auditions in Class - Seniors can do solos; all others must do group acts
May 14 - Coffee House Concert - Students Call at 5pm; Concert at 7pm
May 15 - Choir Banquet - Tickets will be $10
May 29 - Chorale Choirs sing at Graduation
A-SIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
A-Side is quickly approaching their upcoming competition season.
A-Side has a stylist and choreographer/clinician coming SOON! They need to share their outfit ideas/contact the choreographer by this Sunday night in order to ensure we are styled appropriately. They have the choreographers number and should only contact him via text and I should be in the group chat. Girls are sending ideas in the color palette he gave and boys are sharing their style with him and he is helping them.
Dates to know:
Sunday Feb. 2 - 3 Choreography Workshop - the Afternoon and evening of Sunday and all day/evening on Monday. We have a clinician coming in from LA.
Friday Feb. 21-Sunday Feb. 23 - Competition
Fri. Feb. 21- Leave afterschool - Drive to San Antonio - Drivers are Ramos, Stout (AMCMS Choir Director), Eaks (CSISD Fine Arts Director)
Sat. Feb. 22 - Competition (it is over at 10:30pm so we will not be driving home after this. I do not feel comfortable driving students back after midnight).
Sat. Feb 23 - Return home early afternoon **If you would like to drive your student home Saturday night just let me know. That is completely fine!
Sat. Mar 7 - 2nd Round of ICHSA Competition in Dallas Area (leave Friday; Return Sunday)
Sat. April 18 - Final Round of ICHSA Competition in NYC (we'll figure it out/cross that bridge if and when we get there)