Weekly HS Chorus Update 9/15

Good Afternoon HS Chorus Families,
It has been a great week. Some of our ensembles have already learned an entire selection. I have been especially impressed with Women’s Ensemble this week as they have begun to learn sight reading! Women’s Chambers work this week on their “How Do I Love Thee” has been incredible. There are some VERY difficult parts and they are learning them with ease. Men’s finished their first selection. I can’t wait to touch it up and make it a masterpiece. Chamber is well on their way to being prepared for their various upcoming performances.
Chorus Fee’s:  The $15 payment to NWSACAB is due ASAP so that we can order our new music theory software for every student! I am so excited to share this information with everyone but it is NOT a cheap undertaking.
NWSACAB: Our first meeting of the year was on September 12, 2017 in the HS chorus room (E-201) at 5:15. It was a great meeting and I enjoyed that so many new faces were with us. Please consider coming to our next meeting on October 10. We are always happy to see new people!
Uniforms: Next week all students who do not already have a uniform will be sized and sent home with the uniform paperwork. Please let me know if you would like to use a payment plan rather than a flat payment.
Lolipops: NWSA Mixed Chamber has been selected to perform in the inaugural Lolipops performance of the year featuring music from Harry Potter! If you would like to purchase tickets the link is below.
Charms Statements: Please give us until October 1 to update your charms statement. With the influx of activity at the opening of the year, it takes a few weeks to straighten everything out. There will be a statement sent out monthly at this time.
Mixed Chamber and HC Auditions: Permission slips are due ASAP! If you have managed to lose yours, it is located under forms on Charms!
Upcoming Events:
9/29: NC Honors Chorus auditions and Mixed Chamber rehearsal at Lolipops
9/30: Mixed Chamber performs with the Charlotte Symphony at Lolipops
10/4: 8am Mixed Chamber Rehearsal
10/5: 4:30-5:15 Mixed Chamber Rehearsal
10/6: Deke Sharon Workshop (during School)
10/9: Mars Hill Choral Clinic Auditions @ NWSA
10/17: Fall Chorus Concert 7pm, students arrive at 6pm
10/20-21: CMS HS Honors Chorus @ East Mecklenburg
11/11- 12:  NC Honors Chorus in Winston Salem, NC
Due Dates:
9/19: Men’s Colorings Due
9/20: Women’s Chamber first performance task due
9/27: Women’s Ensemble Colorings due
9/28 Mixed Chamber first performance take due
9/29: All uniform fees and Choir fees are due
Bank of America:
Sign up soon to get your spot for the BOA events. The sign up Genius can be found on our webpage: http://www.nwsachoralarts.com under high school student activities. Make sure if it is your first time working that you read the ENTIRE page and do the compliance documents before you arrive!
Fall Concert: Mark your calendar for our first concert of the year on October 17, 2017 at 7pm in the NEW AUDITORIUM! You can sign up to volunteer on charms.
Donations:  If you haven’t yet, please considering donating one or more of the following items to the chorus classroom: tissues, band-aids, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, expo markers, hand sanitizer.
Have a Great Weekend!
Ms. Madsen

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