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Director Notes... december/january

1. Thank you!

Mrs. Phillips and I want to thank you all for your generous gifts to us! It is our pleasure to work with your children throughout the year. We want each of them to know that even though there may be times that it doesn’t seem like it, we so enjoy making music with them and want each student to feel like they are growing as a musician and as a member of this choir program.

We really appreciate the extra hours some of our students spent caroling and singing at a variety of events this season!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered for a number of events this month. You helped everything run so smoothly. Your time and efforts are what allow us to give a great experience to our students.

2. Winter Concert Video

We’ve attached a link to a video that was made of our Winter Concert. I will say that you sounded better live as the mics are not placed ideally. However, it’s nice to have a recording to share with family members who were not present.

3. We’re proud of you!

Kara Moy was moved up and will now be competing in Area auditions! That means that 14 Anderson choir students (Lauren Ault, Jamie Antonacci, Anabelle Gilliam, Rylee Grady, Sarah Helmbrecht, Daehan Jung, Kara Moy, Miles Nguyen, Alex Pitman, Noah Randall, Max Steinhauser, Allison Tamburrano, Brooks Taylor & Natalia Thomas) qualified to compete in the final round of All-State auditions on Saturday, January 12.

4. Solo & Ensemble Contest:

Students must select, confirm, and pay entry fees by January 16!

This is a hard deadline. I can’t enter you late!

While students who take lessons should do this, the contest is open to students

who do not as well.

We will talk about this in class after we get back from break.

Entry fee = $10 per entry per person

Some families paid this already at Everything Night.

Competition is February 23 at McCallum H.S.

More details after break.

5. Eligibility:

The upcoming 6 weeks grading period (4th) will determine eligibility for both Solo & Ensemble Contest and U.I.L. Concert & Sight Reading Contest.

6. Beauty and the Beast:

Our school musical is being presented on January 24, 25, 26 and 27. Put at least one of these dates on your calendar to see this show!


This is a combined event with the Murchison choirs to have a few hours of fun at Playland Skate Center. This year, we’ll have this event on January 14 from 6:30-8:30pm. It costs $6 per person. We’d love to see most of our choir students present to start building relationships with our main feeder program!

8. Uniform problems:

If your student has any problems with their uniform: pants too short, seam has come out, dress is too short or too tight etc. Please send it to school with your student at the beginning of January so that we have time to help fix it.

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