Spring High School Choral Department. 2012-2013 Parent Meeting. Please…. …make sure you pick up your student’s sheet with their name on it in the lobby. We are GLAD you are here!.
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Spring High School Choral Department
…make sure you pick up your student’s sheet with their name on it in the lobby.
Our enrollment this year is 325 students in 8 classes during the day.
1st – A Cappella Women – Dean
2nd – Chamber Choir – Landgrebe
3rd – Concert Men – Dean
4th – Applied Music – Landgrebe
5th – Chorale Women - Landgrebe
6th – Vocal Production - Hinders
7th – Chorale Men – Landgrebe
8th – Concert Women - Hinders
Chorale Women and Chorale Men rehearse on Monday p.m./ Thurs a.m. as varsity mixed choir
Our door is always open and we welcome
parental visits while we are rehearsing – regardless of what your students may say.
Parents are always amazed at what really goes on the rehearsals
“I would teach children, music, physics and
philosophy, but most importantly music, for
in the patters of music and all the arts are
the key of learning”.
“We all know that a well-rounded curriculum that includes the arts and music contributes to higher academic achievement.”
U.S. Secretary of Education
“We have encouraged the study of music and the arts in addition to the fundamentals of math, science, reading, and writing, which all have led collectively to tremendous gains in education in Texas over the last decade”.
Governor Rick Perry
“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us all up”.
Barbara Jordan, Former Texas Congresswoman
4. PASS all classes. If students are IN SCHOOL and TURN in work, they should pass. It’s absenteeism and zeros that create problems.
5. Turn-in completed choir homework assignments on TIME as well. We do have homework in choir and will deduct points for late work.
Limit absences to an absolute minimum.
Keep up with ALL choir activities on your calendar, the website, etc.
Get involved in the program through volunteering. If everyone volunteers for ONE activity, we will be in great shape.
This is your lifeline for everything choir related.
Access via the SHS Choir Website.
– we will collect them as you leave
Thurs., April 18 – Sun. April 21, 2012
***This is the week AFTER UIL contest.***
* The choir student officers are the ones that selected the location this year!!
Planned activities: University of Texas, Sing at Festival or Tour, lunch in downtown Austin, Zilker Park, Austin Music District, Day at a Dude Ranch with tons of activities, most meals included in the cost of the trip
Other trip options: Sea World, Gristmill, Round Rock Express Baseball Game, UT Baseball game, Gristmill or Salt Lick, Barton Springs
Cannot lock in group activities fully until October 15th.
Working Parking for the Conroe Bassmaster Fishing Event
Friday, Sept 28th 11am-10pm
Saturday, Sept 29th 9am-10pm
Sunday, Sept 30th 9am-8pm
Students 15+ and parents can work shifts….guaranteed $2,500 plus profit.
Dismiss A Cappella Parents to Choir Room – check out trashbags and buy things as needed.
We are at a disadvantage with the way SISD manages high schools
As a result, the Varsity Mixed Choir only gets to meet on Monday nights or Thursday mornings.
Calendar is available on Charms.
Calendar can be downloaded to your smart phone.
All rehearsal dates through November 5th are set now.
Students MUST be at rehearsal – Chorale trumps most other activities because they get to practice as a full team every day!!
More than one absence from a before or after school rehearsal results in removal from the Chorale.
Two tardies to a rehearsal = 1 absence.
Please avoid scheduling appointments on Thursday mornings.
Transportation concerns. Would a directory be helpful that can be added securely to Charms?
November 5th at the University of Houston Invitational Concert.
Director’s cell phones
Dismissal of all parents and students except Chamber Choir.
All-state Audition Process ($15)
Elementary School Holiday Shows ($20-25)
Audition for Pop Show
Madrigal and Chamber Choir Festival
National Anthem for Football Games and special events
National Anthem at Astros and Rockets
On many songs there are only 2-4 on a part. Attendance is critical.
If a student is absent from school I must know in advance for planning purposes if at all possible.
One absence in the Chamber Choir equals 3 in most advanced classes.
Chamber Choir trip is required of the course.
The school pays a large portion of the cost.
Your part is $125.
Bank day schedule is up to you. It can be added to the Chorale trip or a separate thing. What works best for you??