Directors Notes... october 2018
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.
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
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.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Bowie H.S.
Who: 30 students were entered
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.