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Directors Notes... october 2018

1. Congrats!

1 students auditioned for National ACDA – results announced by end of October

30 students are entered to audition on Oct. 13 in the first round of All-State auditions.

2. FITs

Every Tuesday – All-State Treble music

Every Thursday – All-State Tenor/Bass music

Every Friday – Sight Reading/Make up attendance

3. Letter Jackets arrived and were handed out last week

Garment bags and Duffle bags arrived and were handed out last week

Yard signs have arrived and can go home at any point.

T-shirts should arrive next week

Formal uniforms have either:

1 Been issued to students because fair share fees have been paid.

2 Are ready to go home as soon as we receive fair share fees.

3 Are currently being altered and will soon be issued.

4 Have been ordered and will arrive soon.

4. Orlando Trip

A separate email went out last week with details about our Choir Spring Trip to Orlando. Deposits can still be made on the travel company website for the next 2 weeks. The company is asking for a $250 deposit followed by monthly payments of $290 until the full amount is covered. If you are interested in your student going, please go to the following website. We also need chaperones for this trip!

Trip code: anderson19

Password: meotrip19

5. Fund Raiser

We started our first fund raiser of the year last week. It’s tumblers and water bottles. Students make 40% profit. All money is to be collected up front. Checks get written to: AHS Choir Boosters. All monies and order forms are DUE Thursday, October 11. Please make sure the order forms are filled out completely and accurately.

6. Choir events coming up quickly:

Oct 11 – Murchison Fall Concert – Northwest Hills Church

Oct. 13 - Region auditions – Bowie H.S. – only students entered

Oct. 19 – Chorale sings at the Anderson Homecoming Football Game

Oct. 24 – Follies Dress Rehearsal – REQUIRED – All choir members – 4:35-10pm

Pizza will be provided. Students will have time to work on homework.

Oct. 25 – Follies Show – 7pm – All choir members – REQUIRED

6pm call for singers

Oct. 26 – Follies Morning Performances for the 5th graders of our feeder schools

Oct. 27 – Follies Show – 7pm – All choir members – REQUIRED

6pm call for singers

Oct. 28 – Choir Halloween Party – Stewart family home - 7:30-10:30pm

All current choir students invited.

Oct. 29 and 30 – First Round of Musical Auditions - Any student interested.

Nov. 1 – Musical Callback Auditions

Nov. 2 – Region Clinic – AISD PAC – 10am-2pm – students who make Region Choir

Nov. 3 – Region Clinic/Concert – AISD PAC – All day – Concert at 6pm

Nov. 7 – Texas Renaissance Festival – Madrigals – all day

Nov. 13 – Pre-Area Auditions – Anderson – 5-10pm

7. Murchison Fall Concert – Thursday, October 11

We would love to see some Anderson choir students in attendance supporting this program.

8. Region audition details:

Students – make sure to check the information posted next to the choir office regarding changes and specifics for our area. We are area E.

Region auditions:

When: Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: Bowie H.S.

Who: 30 students were entered

Other details:

7:10am – arrive at Anderson near theater

7:15am – SHARP – bus leaves for Bowie H.S.

8:15am – registration ends

8:30am or so – warm ups and run through cuts received that morning

9-9:30am – approximate start to contest

Students will be provided with a snack bag. However, concessions will be available.

Students are allowed to leave once they’ve competed. However, the bus will come

back to Anderson when the contest is complete.

Students should bring homework or a book to read. Electronic devices are not allowed

during the contest!

NO CELL PHONES! All phones will have to be turned off and put away as soon as

students enter the building. If a student needs to call home, they must go to the

Call Table with a turned off phone, ask them if they can call home and stand

in front of the call table to call a parent. When they are done, the phone must

be turned off.

Eligibility does affect participation in this contest! Students who failed cannot compete!

9. FOLLIES 2018 – Disney

2 shows: Oct 25 at 7pm and Oct 27 at 7pm – both required for choir students.

Adult tickets: $5 at the door

Student tickets: $2 at the door

STUDENTS – All music for the show should be memorized or close to memorized at this point!

10. Musical auditions are coming up the week after Follies

We hope several of our choir students will be involved in the musical “Beauty & the Beast”.

11. Choir Halloween Party – Oct. 28 – 8:30-10:30pm – location Stewart family home

All current choir students invited. Costume contest, fun, food and games.

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