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Director Notes for November 2022

Follies was a success! I hope you all enjoyed the performances!

1. Congrats!

11 Anderson Choir students that competed in the first round of All-State Auditions sang in

the TMEA Region choir this past weekend rehearsing November 4 and 5 with a 5pm

concert on the 5 th at the AISD PAC. The Anderson Region Choir students are:

Emi Brenner, Cadence Carpenter, James Hodges, Christian Lopez, Orion Padden,

Lily Steinhauser, Clare Taylor, Will Thornhill, Gracie Torgerson, Ryan Tracy, and

Ronan Woodruff. Nine of these students will compete in the next round of All-State auditions on November 15.

2. Thanks!

To all the adults who have already stepped up to help the Anderson Choir program!

Activities volunteers helped at:

Choir Retreat

Skate Night

Halloween Party


Upcoming activities we need help at:

TMEA Pre-Area Auditions being held at Anderson

Caroling in the Neighborhoods

3. We NEED volunteers!

TMEA Pre-Area Auditions – Nov 15 – held here at Anderson

We run this contest for the Region. There are three very important things that we need

help with:

- Soup donations to serve the judges. This has been a tradition and has

always been very appreciated by our judges.

- Adults to help serve the food to the judges.

- We NEED 8 adults willing to sit in a classroom from approximately 7-9:30pm

to monitor a maximum of 18 students. These students are in the middle of

competition so are well behaved as they can be disqualified from

competition. One at a time, they leave the room to compete so the number decreases. Once the last student leaves the room being monitored, the

adult monitor is free to go. We MUST have adults in these rooms! Please


Here is where you can sign up to help:

4 Choir events happening or coming up quickly:

Nov. 5 – Region Concert at 5pm – AISD PAC

Nov. 9 – Uniform fittings for 3 rd period during class

Nov. 10 – Uniform fittings for 5 th & 6 th period – 8-9am

This is for students who have not already been fit.

ANY student who isn’t helped with uniforms on Nov 9 or 10 will be taken care of

as soon as possible.

Nov. 15 – Pre-Area Auditions at Anderson – students who made this round of auditions

We NEED volunteers to assist with this event (see above).

Dec. 8 – Rehearsal and Winter Concert Performance – Westover Church

Details coming soon

Concert with Murchison Choirs: 7pm

Dec. 16 - Choir Caroling in the Neighborhood and Winter Choir Party

– All students who volunteer. 6-9 caroling, then treats/socializing until 10:30pm


5. Fair Share Fees – we still have many students (14 full amount and 12 partial) who have not paid their fair share fees in whole or made an installment. $75 total ($40 is required uniform rental fee, $35 is suggested supply fee). Please do so. This can be done online at our website:

Most credit cards accepted. All fees should be paid by Dec 1. Thanks. I will send

individual emails soon. Fair share fees cover costs that are beyond the small amount of money we receive from the District. This includes the student’s choir T-shirt, formal uniform alterations as well as repair and replacement, accompanist fees, buses, clinicians, plus so much more. I want to continue providing as much as I can for your students. Your fees and donations help make this possible.

6. Pre-Area Auditions – at ANDERSON – Tuesday, November 15

A volunteer spot has been sent out about this. (see above as well)

We need both parent and student to volunteer to help us with this event.

1 This includes parents to monitor 8 rooms while the students wait to go through two

rounds of auditions. This is a very easy job as the students are quite focused on wanting

to do well. PLEASE HELP!

2 We also need families to sign up to bring a soup for our judge’s meal. This may be

dropped off in a crock pot that day at any point prior to 4:45pm.

3 We need adults to help serve the food to the judges.

4. Finally, we need students to volunteer as runners and door monitors for this event.

A signup sheet for students is in the choir room.

Thank you in advance!

7. Winter Concert – Dec 8 – 7pm – Westover Church – with Murchison choirs

– Required rehearsal and concert – Students wear formal uniforms for this concert.

Please make sure that students have appropriate black dress shoes to wear with their uniform for this and all other concerts throughout the year.

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

Dresses: 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: DSW, Target and Walmart!

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