Power Point – general meeting November 29, 2017

HHSCBA – General meeting 11/29/17

If you missed the meeting last night – here is the PowerPoint. The PP for the Kentucky trip will be up soon – check back!

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Choral Booster Meeting!

This meeting will be MANDATORY for all parents of Select Women’s and Men’s going on the Master Class trip to Kentucky in the spring.

When: Wednesday, November 29

Where: Chorus Room

Time: 6:30pm

What: Winter Concert needs, Spring events, New Officers needed, Kentucky details for those going on the trip (parents of students not going can leave early!)

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UGA Choral Day

For those going to UGA Choral Day, we will meet at the flagpole in front of the school tomorrow …

Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:25-6:30am

DO NOT BE LATE, we will leave without you. That is a promise.

Please plan on being back at the high school around 7:30pm depending on traffic.

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New Service Club Opportunity!

Your Booster Club and Mr. Schmidt are pleased and proud to announce the inaugural year of TRI-M, an after/before school Honors Club for those interested in the pursuit of service through Arts and Music. 

The first meeting(s) for those interested and qualified will be held next Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30am and 3:45pm. 

Please visit their website at http://www.hillgrovehighschooltrim.wordpress.com for more information about qualifications and specifications. This is an excellent opportunity to share your gift through service. 

Tri-M can be found on Instagram and Twitter @hillgrovetrim. To sign up for Remind 101 text @hhstrim78 to 810-10. 

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Chocolate Money Past Due

Money is now past due for the chocolate fundraiser. Please make sure your student turns in their money this week at one of the following times:
Wednesday, 7:45 am – 8:15 am and 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:15 am and 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

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Blog updated with PP

We had a great meeting last night – in and out in under an hour!

Please click on MINUTES (to the right) to find the PowerPoint presentation from last night. If you still have questions or thoughts, email us at hillgrovechorusbooster@gmail.com.

Please get that CANDY MONEY and DUES MONEY in ASAP. Candy money is due THIS MORNING, Chorus Dues are due SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.




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First Meeting!

Tomorrow – September 7, 2017 at 6:30pm

Please meet us in the chorus room at 6:30. We will discuss the upcoming field trips, the candy fundraisers, the hospitality needs for the concerts and more!

Hope to see you there!


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Exciting Things

We have such exciting and fun things planned for the kids! Please take note of the following dates, times, parameters and costs.

Georgia State University Choral Day – FOR TREBLE ONLY – September 19, 2017

  • $30 per participant (includes a tee shirt)
  • Parent Permission form AND payment due by Friday, August 25, 2017 (deadline firm) – FORMS COME HOME TODAY (Wednesday)
  • ALL DAY Master Class and afternoon performance with the Director of Choral Activities and the faculty. Other schools will attend. Super opportunity to explore the world of choral music in a college environment.
  • Will need Parent Chaperones for the ENTIRE DAY at Georgia State.

UGA Choral Day – FOR SWE and SME ONLY**September 21, 2017 

  • $15 per participant
  • Parent Permission form AND payment due by Friday, August 18, 2017 – FORMS COME HOME TODAY (Wednesday)
  • ALL DAY Master Class and afternoon performance with the choral faculty. Other schools will attend.
  • Will need Parent Chaperones and DRIVERS for the ENTIRE DAY in Athens.
  • **this has a limited number of participants, the deadline will be firm as the turnaround for registration is quick.

Allstate Chorus Auditions – Saturday, November 11, Woodland High School, Cartersville, GA

  • for any and all – audition pieces are located in the back of the classroom.
  • Cost is $25 and due by September 18, 2017
  • second audition is in January
  • Allstate weekend is February 15-17, 2018 in Athens, GA

Candy Fundraising! Here is your first opportunity to make money to pay for all this! Candy will be distributed tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 17. For each box of candy you sell, $30 can go toward your activities. All monies are due by September 7, 2017.

Uniform dues – Due by August 31, 2017 – almost everyone is done being fitted – will order this week. 

  • Treble – $35 to rent
  • Select Men’s – $50 to rent
  • Select Women’s – $65 (buy only option)
  • pearl necklace – $10

Chorus dues – Due by September 30, 2017

  • $70 for the year (includes a student banquet ticket and tee shirt)
  • $40 per semester (includes a student tee shirt)

FIRST GENERAL Meeting – Thursday, September 7, 2017. 6:30pm in the chorus room. This will be the meeting you do not want to miss!

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Yesterday (Hawkfest) was a fantastic start to the school year. We were so excited to see everyone’s faces, both returning and new and cannot wait for all the new music. We will get an “Important Dates” calendar up as soon as possible and please stay tuned for the first Booster Meeting of the year. We have a general meeting twice a semester as per our bylaws, and realize your time is important so work hard to keep the meetings efficient and informative.

For those of you “paid up” – thank you! For the rest of you, please note the following:

Payment due by August 31 (first concert Oct. 12!)

Treble (aka Intermediate) – black choral dress, pearls

  • To rent: $35 for the year
  • To buy: $65

Select Men’s Ensemble – tuxedo, including jacket, crimson vest, black tie, white shirt, black pants

  • To rent: $50 for the year
  • To buy: $100

Select Women’s Ensemble – crimson and black dress, pearls

  • To buy (only option): $65

Due by September 28, 2017

Option #1

$70 ONE-TIME payment
This includes:

  • Membership to the Choral Booster Association
  • 2017-2018 Chorus Tee Shirt ($10 value)
  • 1 Student ticket to the Spring Banquet ($15 value)

Option #2

$40 EACH SEMESTER (September 28, 2017 and January 26, 2018)
This includes:

  • Membership to the Choral Booster Association
  • 2017-2018 Chorus Tee Shirt ($10 value)

Please note: Chorus dues cover costs such as music, accompanists for concerts and classrooms enhancements, and dinners before the concerts. There will be additional fees for competitions, field trips and uniforms.


As always, please email us with any questions and concerns. There are envelopes in the chorus room to submit payment. Please send a check in with your child, have them put it in an envelope (fill out the information indicating purpose and amounts) and put in the grey lock box on the wall in the chorus room.

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Welcome Mr. Schmidt and Hawkfest 2017

We are SO VERY EXCITED to officially welcome our new teacher! Mr. Andrew Schmidt comes to us an experienced educator and performer. He is thrilled to have such an amazing group of students and kids and is so excited to carry on the tradition of outstanding musicality and performance that the Hillgrove Chorus is known for. He will be in and around Hawkfest for you to meet him, say hi and ask any questions.

HAWKFEST 2017 – Are you ready? 

As we were last year – your Chorus Booster Board will be present at Hawkfest in the main gym to answer questions, collect dues, order/discuss uniforms, get contact information and have sign ups available for volunteer positions. We are very excited for the coming school year and have some good times planned.

Seniors – 2-3pm
Juniors – 3-4pm
Sophomores – 4-5pm
Freshman 6-7pm

See you all there!

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