1. One month left but there is still a lot going on in choir! Below are details of each event plus some more information. #4 is a condensed version of the calendar.
2. All-State Music for next year!
The music selections for next year were announced Monday morning! The All-State audition process is rigorous, but it’s also a great learning experience. I hope that several of our students will participate in these auditions next year. If interested, music packets can be ordered through www.jwpepper.com Type Texas All-State School Choir Packets in the search box. Then choose either Large School Treble or Large School Tenor Bass. These can be mailed directly to your house. However, if you plan to attend an All-State camp this summer, check first to see if they will be supplying music as part of their cost.
I hope we’ll have a lot more students partake in the experience of learning this music and competing as I believe we could have many of our students make the Region choir and beyond. I will have a mini-clinic at the beginning of June to introduce the music. AISD is planning a free camp at the beginning of August. There are also many camps offered at colleges throughout the state during the summer. You really could get a huge jump on the music well before the start of school! Meanwhile, here is a link to a playlist of the selections for the upcoming year. Take a listen.
3. Voice lessons
Interested in starting voice lessons over the summer? Contact me. Our voice faculty is ready.
4. Upcoming dates:
May 12 – Spring Choir Concert/Senior Celebration – Anderson PAC – ALL students
May 19 or 20 – Choir Uniform Turn in options
May 21 – Baccalaureate – Westover Church – 3-5pm – Madrigals sing
May 22 – Choir Banquet – DoubleTree Hotel – ALL choir students & parents invited
May 30 – TSSEC – State Solo & Ensemble Competition – individual time slots
June 1 or 2 – Anderson All-State mini clinic – Anderson – any choir student interested
June 3 – Graduation – 10am – Burger Center – Chorale sings
5. Spring Concert/Senior Celebration – Thursday, May 12 – 7pm – Anderson PAC
Our final concert of the year is next week! ALL choir students are required to attend the entire concert. All choirs will perform. Towards the end of the concert we’ll honor our seniors. The concert will end with a combined choir song. Afterward, everyone in attendance is invited to the choir room for refreshments. Students will wear their formal uniforms for this concert!
6. Uniform turn in – May 19 or May 20
After the May 12 concert, all choir students are asked to clean their uniform prior to checking it in for the summer. Turn in dates are May 19 or May 20 in choir room.
8:30-9:05am or 4:35-5pm Either day
Dresses: You may machine wash your dress in cold water/gentle cycle. Hang dry!
Dry cleaning is not necessary.
Tuxedos: Your tux jacket and pants must be dry cleaned.
Your tie and vest only need to be cleaned if they are dirty.
Your shirt can be machine washed.
**If you are unable to get your items dry cleaned, please let us know when you turn
them in. This will help us prevent problems that can occur when dirty uniforms are
stored for the summer. Thank you!**
ALL: Please notify us of any problems such as broken zippers, torn hems etc. Any items damaged beyond easy repair and lost items will need to be paid for by the family.
7. Anderson Baccalaureate – May 21 – 3pm – Westover Church
Madrigals will perform. They will wear dressy clothes or their cap and gown, not their formal uniform, for this event.
8. Choir Banquet – Sunday, May 22 – 7pm
I am meeting with the hotel to discuss final arrangements on Wednesday morning. I will send out specifics later that day.
9. Voice Studio Recitals – students who have taken voice lessons this year will sing for their class during finals week.
10. TSSEC – Texas State Solo & Ensemble Competition – Monday, May 30 – U.T. Austin
The schedule is up in the choir room as well as below of when each student will compete. It will be the student’s responsibility to get to and from this event. We ask that they arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot. All Anderson choir student vocal solos are competing this year at Weiss High School in Pflugerville (WHS). Piano solos will be in the U.T. Music Building (UT MRH).
A few students have not paid the $20 entry fee for this contest. I will send a separate email requesting payment.
Times are available in the choir room on the white board.
11. Graduation June 3 – 10am – Burger Center!
Chorale members ONLY sing at graduation! We do NOT wear our formal uniforms for graduation, but rather wear nice dressy clothes (ie: dresses, skirts with nice shirt, dress slacks with button down shirt). Seniors traditionally have stood in the front of the choir section during the beginning of the program and the choir’s performance.
12. . Lettering in Choir
I had students fill out their point sheets and will be announcing recipients of Choir letters at the Choir Banquet. Students selected will have a fitting day sometime before the end of the school year.