Archive for January, 2017

Dual Credit Options for Next Year!

Dear CHS Choir Parents,

As you and your singer are considering scheduling options for next year, take a moment to review the CHS Dual Credit Options that may allow for your learner to have more choice in their schedules.  The counselors have done a fantastic job of preparing a brief Voice Over Presentation that is available through this link:
Feel free to reach out to your singer’s counselor or to us if we can be of any assistance as you look forward to next year.
Have a great day!
Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School
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Bass Hall FREE All-State Choir Camp – Register TODAY!

Folks,

I wanted to pass along to each of you that registration for the FREE Bass Hall All-State Camp is available online now.
I strongly recommend signing up for camp through this site as soon as you can.
Mr. B
Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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NYC Trip Rehearsal Plan

Dear NYC Trip Student Participants,

You are ALL invited to be a part of the choir that performs in St. John The Divine.  We will combine to perform with singers from San Angelo Central High School in San Angelo, TX.   Click the link below and add the rehearsals to your calendar!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REHEARSAL INFORMATION

For singers to participate in the performance they will need to attend ALL rehearsals unless approved by Mr. Brown in advance through the CHS Choir Conflict Form which can be found at tinyurl.com/coppellchoirconflicts.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Joshua Brown

Director of Choirs

Coppell High School

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Calling ALL Men in the CHS Choir Program!

Calling ALL Men in the CHS Choir Program!

ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO TRY OUT FOR THE VARSITY MENS’ CHOIR?

Check out the information in the link below to see if you would be interested!

http://www.tinyurl.com/chsvarsitymen

If you have questions, let us know!

Mr. B

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9th-11th Grade Choir Registration Information for Next Year

Dear CHS Choir 9th-11th Graders and Parents,

 

Thank you for being a part of the CHS Choir Program this year!  We strongly encourage you to join us again next year.  As you know, significant growth as a singer takes investment over time.  Over the next few weeks all CHS and NT@C Learners will be registering for classes for next year.  We hope to give you some reminders that should help through this process:

 

  1. All students at CHS & NT@C may register for ANY choir class for next year that their counselors will allow.  If there is a need for a correction after they have registered to move them to another choir class, the CHS Choir Directors will contact both the parents AND the counselors.  If your singer knows another student who would like to join, just tell them to sign up!  Then we will reach out to them at some point before the start of school next year.

  2. Here are recommended guidelines of what to sign up for:

    1. Current A Cappella Choir Members – register for A Cappella

    2. Current 10th Grade Girls – register for either A Cappella or Chorale

    3. Current 9th Grade Girls – register for Kantorei

    4. Current Men’s Choir Men – register for A Cappella or Chorale

  3. If you believe you have scheduling conflicts, we recommend reaching out to a choir director before choosing not to sign up for choir again.  Hopefully we can help you work through conflicts on the front end.

  4. A Cappella will be the only choir that is double blocked.  Keep in mind that all learners will gain an extra spot in their schedule so it should not feel like you are giving up two of seven periods.  Double blocking is not unusual for schools that are on this type of schedule.

  5. Vivace, Respira, Madrigals will require NO additional courses (zero hours, etc.).  Madrigals will rehearse during the A Cappella period and have some outside rehearsals.  Respira and Vivace will have their normal Monday/Thursday Rehearsals.

  6. All singers in choir are required to complete the Choir Midterm Project through this link by 2/13/17.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW  This is what we will use to audition singers for next year as well as for the music portion of Vivace for THIS year.

    1. For Vivace Guidelines for this year – CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 

All singers are valuable to us and we hope to keep them all! We appreciate you taking the time to read this and stand ready to assist if you have any trouble being a part of our great program next year!

 

Joshua Brown and Adam Gilliland

Choral Directors

Coppell High School

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All-State Choir Camp Information

Dear Choir Members and Parents,

We know some of you will want to know that registration for many of the more exclusive All-State Choir Camps will be opening soon.  We put together the form in the link below to assist you as you select a camp that works best for your singer.
We will update this form as the year progresses to try to keep it as up to date as possible.  Please let us know if you have any questions.
Joshua Brown
Director of Choirs
Coppell High School

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Choir Registration Information 2017-2018 FOR PARENTS

Dear Freshmen through Junior Choir Parents,

It is that time of year when CHS Students start to select which courses will be on their schedules for next school year.  We hope your singers will remain in choir next year and want to provide for you the following registration information to assist you and your singer know which choir class they should register for:

Current 9th Grade Girls – Register for Kantorei, which will NOT be double blocked

Current 9th – 11th Grade Boys – Register for either Chorale Mixed Choir (not double blocked) or A Cappella which WILL be double blocked

Current 10th – 11th Grade Girls – Register for either Kantorei (not double blocked) or A Cappella which WILL be double blocked

We will be using our Choir Mid Term Project as our auditions for next year as well as for auditions for Vivace for this year.  Hopefully this will simplify the process for our students.  The link has been shared with them and you are welcome to look at it as well:

http://www.tinyurl.com/choirmidtermproject

Each singer has nearly a month to complete this project which will be a major project grade for choir.  Should they need any support from us or experience any problems, feel free to direct them our way.

If we can provide any assistance, please let us know.  It is a pleasure to have your singer in choir at CHS!

Have a great weekend.

Joshua Brown

Director of Choirs

Coppell High School

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