Archive for August, 2016

Choir Parent Update 8/31

Choir Parent and Singer Reminders

 

1. Thanks to everyone who came to Choir Registration and/or Curriculum Night Monday night.   It was great to see everyone and we had over 130 parents in attendance for Choir Registration.

2. If you missed choir registration for your student, you received an email this morning with information about that.

3. Singers planning to participate in the District Audition on September 24th will need to complete the All-State Intent to Audition Form by TOMORROW at 8 AM. – www.tinyurl.com/allstateintent  

4. The deadline to make the first payment for the New York Trip is Sept. 6.  Plan to pay AND submit your trip contract as soon as possible.  This will be the only time the CHS Choir goes to NYC while your singer is in high school.  For more information about this great trip watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIjC4ULVDak&feature=youtu.be

Let us know if you have any questions!

Joshua Brown

Director of Choirs

Coppell High School

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Choir Parent Update – Day 3

Dear Choir Parents,

We wanted to give you one additional update today.  Our hope is to not email you every day once we are up an running.  Thanks for your patience.
1. Verify that your singer has been fitted for a uniform.  Tomorrow after school or during lunch are our two remaining times to complete this task. All singers must come in to be fitted for a uniform by the end of school on Friday.
 
2. Voice Lessons are available for singers during class.  Click the Voice Lesson Form for more information.
3. Reminder that every singer needs to complete their forms and plan to pay their choir fee (which is separate from Pay to Play).  This can be done online or by cash or check (made out to CHS Choir Boosters).    Click this link to print the forms at home and send them with your singer tomorrow!
4. We still need volunteers for our Choir Registration next Monday as well as events throughout the year.  We ask that all parents complete the CISD Volunteer Background Checkbefore completing our online volunteer form.
5. Check out the information about our CHS Curriculum Night as well as Choir Registration that has been sent out by clicking here!  Be sure to note the information about supplies.
6. A Cappella Choir Members (5th Period) should purchase an All-State Packet as soon as possible if they have not already done so and complete the TMEA Parent and Student Information Form by Friday.  If you need information about where to purchase these packets, send us an email!
7. Respira Auditions will happen for girls new to CHS Choir on Sept. 8.  This is optional, but we want any new choir members to have the opportunity if they would like to audition join the group.  Click this link for more information.
Thanks again for your patience as we do our best to communicate all the necessary information here at the beginning of the school year.  We are so excited about all the potential this year holds!
Joshua Brown and Adam Gilliland
Choral Directors
Coppell High School

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Choir Parent Update

 

Dear Choir Parents,

 

Today we had one of our two uniform fitting times from 4-5 PM after school and we were glad to have several singers.  If your singer has still not been fitted for a uniform, they MUST attend on Thursday from 4-5 PM OR come by during their lunch this week to be fitted for a uniform.  Please help us encourage them to get this completed if they have not done so already.

 

This year our Spring Trip is to New York.  We do this once every four years and ALL choir members are eligible to participate.  It is optional.  For more information about this trip, check out the trip information and contract on our website by clicking here.  Be sure to plan to make your deposit of $60 at Choir Registration.

 

Reminder that Choir Registration is Monday evening 4:30-6:30 pm next week (Aug. 29) just prior to CHS Curriculum Night .  All singers will need to have one parent come on their behalf.  Choir students are not required to attend.   This night is where the parents will drop off supplies, verify all payments are made, all forms are submitted and pick up uniforms for the year.  If you are available to volunteer to help us run this event, feel free to sign up to help online by clicking here.  For more information on this event and how to get finished faster, check out or online evite that we sent last night!

 

Finally, feel free to watch our First Day of Choir Video that some of the upperclassmen put together.  They did a great job!!

We are so glad to have your singer in choir.  It has been a great start to the year.   If you have any questions, do not hesitate to let us know.

 

Joshua Brown

Director of Choirs

Coppell High School

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First Day Choir Information 2016

Dear CHS Choir Parents and Students,

 

We have had an awesome day in choir at CHS today!!  We are so excited about the upcoming year.  A few things you can take care of with your singer:

 

  1. Check out our Smore/Evite to Curriculum Night and Choir Registration – New Tech Parents are only involved in Choir Registration. – https://www.smore.com/gry8n

 

  1. Log on to Charms and pay the choir fee. (instructions were emailed, or you can send a check with your singer) This is separate from Pay-to-Play which was paid at schedule pick-up. Check out this information about Choir Expenses – http://www.tinyurl.com/choirexpenseinfo

 

  1. Complete the Choir Handbook Forms – http://tinyurl.com/Handbookforms

 

  1. A Cappella Only – Complete TMEA Form Page and Return – http://tinyurl.com/acappellatmeaform

 

  1. Singers interested in Voice Lessons (Optional) can complete the form and bring it with them as soon as possible. http://tinyurl.com/voicelessonform

 

 

If you have any questions, let us know!  We are so excited to have your singers in choir at CHS.

 

Mr. Brown and Mr. Gilliland

Choral Directos

Coppell High School

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Voice Lesson Forms – Fill it out and bring it with you to camp TODAY!

Choir members!

We have almost 40 Voice Lesson Forms already submitted.  The teacher and time requests are honored in the order the forms are received.   Click the link below to fill out the form and bring it with you today to camp:
Let us know if you have any questions!  See you tonight.
Mr. B
Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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UTA One Last Look All-State Prep Session

Dear CHS Choir Parents and Students,
If you still wish to register for the FREE CISD All-State Choir Camp that runs this Monday through Thursday from 4-9 PM in the CHS Choir Rooms be sure to complete the link below:
UTA is also offering their One-Last-Look Prep Session two weeks prior to our first audition.  If you are interested, you can register online through the link below:

http://allstatechoircamp.org/one-last-look

All singers attending either of these camps will need to purchase and have their All-State Music.  One vendor we recommend is Penders Music – check out their links below:

http://www.penders.com/c-1071-texas-all-state-choir.aspx

Be certain you purchase the Large School Women or Mens Packets.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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Choir Volunteer Opportunties

Dear Respira and Madrigal Parents,

Since your singers will be the backbone of the CHS Choir Program this year, we know that you will be the backbone of our Booster Organization by volunteering to help with choir events throughout the year.
Please take a moment as you have time to review the volunteer opportunities and sign up as you are able to help.

www.coppellchoir.com/volunteer

Our first big event if Choir Registration on August 29 as well as the make up date on September 6th.
Thanks in advance for helping us have a successful year through your presence as a volunteer.
Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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