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Directors Notes... december 2018

1. Congrats!

13 students were selected to compete in the final round of All-State auditions in January!

We also had 1 alternate that may be called up to compete!

Congrats Lauren Ault, Jamie Antonacci, Anabelle Gilliam, Rylee Grady, Sarah Helmbrecht,

Daehan Jung, Miles Nguyen, Alex Pitman, Noah Randall, Max Steinhauser, Allison Tamburrano,

Brooks Taylor & Natalia Thomas and alternate: Kara Moy

One student was selected to the National American Choral Director’s Association Honor Choir.

Kara Moy auditioned and was chosen for this wonderful choir made up of students from

throughout the United States. She will perform at the National Convention in Kansas City, MO

at the end of February 2019.

Musical: many of our choir students auditioned for and received lead roles and chorus roles in

the musical “Beauty & the Beast” that Anderson willing be putting on January 24-27!

Choir students in the cast are: Annika Beach, Bridget Cullers, Andrew Davis, Ariel Doss, Caileigh

Dowell, Tristen Dull, Gini Dyer, Lettie Dyer, Daniel Geld, Delaney Glosser, Conner Gockel, Ella

Greene, Sarah Helmbrecht, Ethan Hodges, Annali Jackson, Jordyn Johnson, Daehan Jung,

Galadriel Logan, Emily Mazar, Kyleigh McAlister, Emily Morales, Kyle Morgan, Victoria Murphey,

Miles Nguyen, Alexander Pitman, Noah Randall, Marie Ritchie, Jillian Sexton, Benjamin Skaggs &

Max Steinhauser

2. Upcoming calendar reminders:

Dec. 6 – St Matthew’s Noon Concert Series Performance – Chorale & Madrigals

Dec. 6 – Murchison JV Choir Concert – Westover Church – AHS Chamber Choir performs

Dec. 13 – Rehearsal, dinner, and Winter Concert Performance – Westover Church

Bring uniform to school.

Rehearsal: 4:40-6:00pm

Dinner & get dressed: 6:00-6:45pm

Concert with Murchison Choirs: 7pm

Dec. 14 – Choir Caroling in the Neighborhood & Winter party

– All students who volunteer. 6-10:30pm

Students wear choir shirts with Santa hats or other appropriate accessories.

Jackets, gloves etc may be added if weather warrants.


Dec. 15 – Natural Bridge Caverns performance – Madrigals – 3:15-7:15pm

3. Winter Choir Concert – REQUIRED of ALL students:

Our Winter Concert will once again be with the Murchison choirs. We plan to take our choir formal pictures that evening just prior to the concert as well. We will be asking for parent volunteers to help hand out dinner to the choir at 6pm as well as handing out programs prior to the concert. Look for an email from Sheri Terrell, our Booster President. Thank you!

Please make sure that students have appropriate black dress shoes to wear with their uniform

for this and all other concerts throughout the year.

Boys: black dress shoes and black socks – NOT tennis shoes

Girls: black closed toe flats or maximum 2 inch heal pump.

Please don’t spend a lot of money on shoes if your student is not going to wear them often.

Good reasonable cost choices: Payless, DSW, Target, Walmart, and Goodwill!

I will bring ties for the boys.

4. Caroling:

This will be the seventh year to do this activity. While this activity is voluntary for our students, we encourage everyone to participate. The more students we have, the more homes we are able to carol at which means potentially more support of our program and area food banks. Last year we collected many cans of food for the Capital of Texas Area Food Bank as well as $3300 in donations to our choir program. This event can’t happen without both student singers and parent drivers. Please consider being a driver for a couple hours the evening of December 14. Thanks. Following caroling, our choir students and adult drivers are invited to our annual Winter Choir party for cocoa etc. We will meet at 6pm and carol between 6:30-8:45pm. More details to come.

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