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Director Notes for October 2021

1. Congrats!

1 students auditioned for Southwest ACDA – results announced by end of October

18 students are entered to audition on Oct. 9 in the first round of All-State auditions.

2. FITs

Students can make up choir classes that were missed for ANY reason by attending a FIT during the same 9 week grading period.

3. Letter Jackets have been ordered

Garment bags and Duffle bags have been ordered

Yard signs have been ordered

Formal uniforms:

We will soon be fitting students for their formal uniforms. Info coming soon on this.

4. Choir events coming up quickly:

Oct 4 & 5 – First Round of Musical Auditions - Any student interested.

Oct 6 – Musical Callback Auditions

Oct. 9 - Region auditions – Bowie H.S. – only students entered

Oct 16 – Choir Retreat – 2-10pm – Anderson student parking lot and courtyards.

ALL current Anderson Choir students invited. We would love 100% participation!

Oct 27 – Musical Orientation

Oct. 29 – Choir Halloween Movie Night – Anderson Theater – 7-9pm

All current choir students invited.

Nov. 5 – Region Clinic – AISD PAC – 10am-1pm – students who make Region Choir

Nov. 6 – Region Clinic/Concert – AISD PAC – All day – Concert at 5pm

Nov. 10 – FOLLIES Dress Rehearsal – 4:45-10pm – all choir members REQUIRED

Pizza will be provided. Students will have time to work on homework.

Nov. 11 – FOLLIES Show – 7pm – All choir members – REQUIRED

6pm call for singers – Tickets will be sold for this performance.

Nov. 12 – Follies Morning Performances for the 5th graders of our feeder schools

Nov. 12 – FOLLIES Show – 7pm – All choir members – REQUIRED

6pm call for singers – Tickets will be sold for this performance.

Nov. 13 – FOLLIES Show – 7pm – All choir members – REQUIRED

6pm call for singers – Tickets will be sold for this performance.

Nov. 16 – Pre-Area Auditions – Anderson – 4:45-11pm – some student competing

and some student helpers

5. Region audition details:

Students – make sure to check the information posted on the white board regarding changes and specifics for our area. We are area E.

Region auditions:

When: Saturday, Oct. 9

Where: Bowie H.S.

Who: 18 students were entered

Other details:

Students will need to arrive at Bowie H.S. between 7:45-8am

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, they MUST check out

with the chaperones present.

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!

6. FOLLIES 2019 – Song of the Cinema

3 shows: Nov 11, 12 & 13 at 7pm – all are required for choir students.

These are the only concerts of the year that we sell tickets.

STUDENTS – All choral music for the show needs be memorized in a few weeks!

7. Musical auditions are this week

We hope several of our choir students will be involved in the musical “Zombie Prom”. Sign up for an audition day by the theater – choose Monday or Tuesday.

8. Choir Halloween Movie Night – Oct. 29 – 7-9pm – Anderson Theater

All current choir students invited. More details to come.

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