Archive for May, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Spring Varsity Choir Tour will be to DisneyWorld and Universal Studios (that has Harry Potter World) in Orlando, Fl. Trip Information and Fee Schedules will be available before the end of school. Stay tuned!
The 2013-2014 Choir Rosters (Except Show Choirs) will be posted today at the end of school. Please see the policy below about audition feedback and the process for asking questions from the directors. Thanks!
Audition Feedback Policy
Final Results will be posted on the F Hall Doors to the CHS Choir Room. If you have questions — A part of our work as teachers is teaching students how to handle auditions: how to handle good news with grace, how to handle bad news with dignity, how to ask for feedback in a constructive and professional way, how to make future decisions carefully and as dispassionately as possible, as so on. It is in this spirit that the following procedures are set in place.
Anyone with questions about her/his audition can contact us, via e-mail, beginning 48 hours after the audition results have been posted. We will only respond to e-mail requests; this is so that we can give out detailed information in writing, which serves as a better teaching tool. The 48 hour “cooling off” period allows for a chance for a student to more carefully consider what it is that they want to know in order to learn from the audition.
Audition results and related information will be destroyed on the last day of school, so we will be unable to answer audition questions after that date.
Parents – while we understand your eagerness to act as your child’s advocate, and while we will certainly respond to your requests for information, we respectfully ask that you let you child sort this out on her/her own first. After all, soon enough most of these students will be auditioning as adults, and need to learn how to gather information and ask the right questions, in the right way.
Students – in the case of most auditions, very few people actually achieve the complete result for which they hoped. Some get part of what they want, some fall short. No one can decide for you what you do next if you don’t achieve what you hoped; we do hope that, whatever you decide, you do so after having carefully considered what choir has meant to you, and what you might accomplish no matter where you are placed. Remember that every single student is going through “audition pains”; over-celebration of good news can be very hurtful to those who don’t have as much to celebrate. On the other hand, one can be disappointed with her/his own results and still happy for a peer. Please be as sensitive to other as you want them to be to you.
Please note that we can change a student’s schedule to accurately reflect the choir into which s/he has been placed, but we cannot drop a student from choir altogether. Any student wishing to leave the choir program completely as a results of audition placement will need to go see his/her respective CHS Counselor. We are fiercely proud of every student in our care, and promise to give each student in each choir the same extraordinary care and attention!
Dear CHS Choir Parents,
It has been a fantastic year in choir at CHS. Click here to view a list of your students’ accomplishments in choir for this year for you to review and share as you see fit. We are fiercely proud of the students in our care and count it as an honor to teach such outstanding young people each day. We know that they are successful in large part because of your support. Thank you for all you have done to encourage in their vocal endeavors. We know this is only the beginning of a very bright future for the choir program at CHS and we look forward to building upon this success next year.
Have a wonderful, restful summer!
Joshua Brown and Will McLean
Click here for information about graduation!
Congrats to all of the CHS Choir Students who performed at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday at the University of Texas at Austin. We had over 50 soloists and 19 received a First Division Rating and 20 Received a Second Division Rating. Two of the four ensembles received a First Division Rating. Way to go CHS Choir!
Click here to see the full article. Congrats to these students!