Archive for March, 2013

Vivace! Parent Information

Hi Vivace! Parents-

The Spring Vivace! Show is May 3rd & 4th and in order to make it a success we need your help!!

There are 5 things that we need you to do to help us:
1. Bios
2. Personal Ads
3. Meal Help
4. Ticket Volunteers
5. Reserved Tickets

We will be including bios on each of our  Vivace members in the Spring program like we did last year. Bios are typically between 40-90 words. Bios include choir background, additional interests outside of choir, future plans ( for seniors) and a few personal lines sometimes including a line of thanks. We need you to send these to Deadline is April 12th.
We will again be offering ad spots in the program for all of our members!
Sophomore/Junior Vivace Members:
We will be selling ads at the same prices as in the Fall:

$25 1/3 page

$40 1/2 page

$75 Full page

Please make checks to: CHS Choir Booster and put in Booster box, deadline: April 12th. Please submit jpeg picture and text to  Deadline April 12th.
ALL SENIOR Vivace Members:

As a parting gift to our seniors, we are offering 1/3 page ad at NO CHARGE. Please submit a jpeg baby/youth picture and a current picture of your child no later than Friday, April 12th, along with the text you want included with the ad to There will be NO CHARGE! 🙂

If you choose to have a larger ad to honor your senior, you can upgrade with a cost reduction:

1/2 page $20

Full page $35

Please make checks to:CHS Choir Booster and put in Booster box, deadline: April 12th.

We will be providing meals to Vivace members for 3 dinners:
Wednesday, May 1st
Thursday, May 2nd
Friday, May 3rd-provided by CHS Choir Boosters

Choir Boosters will be providing dinner on Friday, however we need parent volunteers to bring food for the other 2 dinners. Please see this form for meal needs and email Michelle at if you can assist.

We will need 3 parent volunteers to sell Tickets at both shows. We need 3 volunteers on Friday, May 3rd and 3 volunteers on Saturday, May 4th. Please email Brenda if you can volunteer at


Back by popular demand, we will be pre-selling Vivace show tickets at the Choir Booster meeting on April 16, 2013. Tickets will be $10.00 and will be sold 30 min before and after the Booster meeting. All other non-reserved tickets will be $5.00/students and $10/adults and will be sold at 6:30p before each performance . Please contact Amy Szalkowski with any questions with reserved tickets at

We look forward to a fabulous Spring Vivace Show, please contact us with any questions!

Michelle Bauer

Brenda Olson


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Updated Respira Rehearsal Schedule

Dear Respira Parents,

Click here to see the updated Respira Rehearsal Schedule.  We needed to make adjustments as there is EOC Testing during the week of our trip.  Thanks for your flexibility.

Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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Respira Trip Information


Click here for information about the upcoming Respira Trip.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to this being a wonderful trip and learning experience for this group!

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Pre U.I.L. Information

Dear CHS Choir Parents and Students,

This Thursday is our Pre U.I.L. Choir Contest in the CHS Auditorium.  It is a required event for all choir students.  Parents are welcomed to come listen.   Click here for the schedule for Thursday so you know when your student needs to be here.  We may run ahead of schedule, so please have your singer(s) arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled warmup time. They will need to wear their black choir t-shirt and jeans. 

Also, we are out of bottled waters.  It is really helpful for the students in all the choirs to have bottled waters.  If possible, please send your student with a case of bottled waters to school as your schedule allows in the next few days.

Thanks for having your student(s) in choir.  We really enjoy working with them and look forward to them being very successful at our upcoming contests and festivals.  As always, please let us know if you have questions.

Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir 4 TONIGHT!


Dear CHS Choir Students,


You are receiving this email because we were able to reserve a ticket as you requested for you for tonight’s Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir 4.  Please meet us out front of the Winspear Opera House at 4:30 PM.  You will need to arrange your own transportation.  Here is the address for the Winspear:


Winspear Opera House, 2100 Ross Ave, Dallas 75201

Check out this video of Eric Whitacre – – ERIC WHITACRE arrived in Dallas today!


Here are the names of the other CHS students attending if you want ride together:


Aubrey Kennedy

Drake Lovelady

Priya Desai

Evana Flores

Ali Lewis

Winona Martin

Maggie Crosby

Sarah Shrimpton

Robyn Okereke

Jeanna Carlsson

Rita Katanjian

Jenna Hernandez – National Honor Choir Participant

Lindsey Hiles – National Honor Choir Participant

Maha Haque – National Honor Choir Participant

Sarah McDowell – National Honor Choir Participant



If you cannot go, please let Mr. Brown know so that we can arrange to give your ticket to someone else. 


Please be on time since they will be giving away any extra seats.  Plan to arrive early because this event is sold out. 


Here is some information about tonight:


Hello VC4:Bliss Attendees –

Good News!  Eric Whitacre has just posted the score for BLISS on his website:   Please note that this is an excerpt from the score which represents about one and a half minutes of the final four minute piece.  The full piece will eventually have a long introduction, and much more after added to the end, but this should give you a nice taste of where it all is headed.   This excerpt is what you will be rehearsing with Eric this weekend.

Follow the links below (there are 3 pages total) to download and print out the score.  Limited copies will be made available on Saturday, March 16, so please print your own copy now. 



– The DCINY Team



We look forward to seeing you tonight!


Mr. B


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Varsity Choir Concert Information

Dear CHS Choir Parents and Students,

Tonight is our Varsity Choir Concert in the CHS Auditorium at 7:30 PM featuring Madrigals, Kantorei and the A Cappella Choir.  See the call time and locations below:

Kantorei – Large Choir Room 6:30 PM
A Cappella – Small Choir Room 6:45 PM

Non-Varsity Choir Students are encouraged to come to the concert, and if they sign in and out in the lobby their attendance will be able to count in place of a sightreading exam grade.

This should be our shortest concert of the year and we anticipate that it will be over in about an hour.  We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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More New York Information

On top of the Rockafella - Central Park

Here are some very important links as the trip gets closer:

Information Form to Leave at Home

Student Travel Booklet

New York Trip Blog

Trip Twitter

Spirit Airlines Baggage Requirements and Extra Fees  – One checked bag for less than 40 lbs is going to be paid for.

Southwest Airlines Baggage Requirements – One checked bag for less than 50 lbs is going to be paid for.

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