CHORUS DUES – Due by August 30, 2018
Year = $70 (includes ticket) Semester = $40/$40
UNIFORM DUES – Due by August 30, 2018
Treble – $45 to rent (for the year) /$75 to buy
Select Women’s – $75 (buy-only)
Select Men’s – $60 to rent (for the year)/$100 to buy
Pearls, required for all women, $10.00 OR wear your own
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Our focus of late has been regarding the students taking in the beauty of the individual student and helping to create a tapestry of diverse understanding and solution for all challenges we face. Our theme of storm and change for our concert has descended on us in reflection and appreciation for the complexities of contributing to the furtherance of the human condition. We must sing the song of others when they forget theirs, and allow others to do the same. Strength comes through shared need and fulfillment.
Our big concert is just two weeks from Thursday! We look forward to sharing our music with you, as well as celebrating our 12 graduating seniors!
SWAG ORDER fulfillments have begun to come in! We should hand out pullovers on Monday, and other items to come!
And we have such jewels coming in as our newest inductees: Wendy Tovar, Whitney Sutherland, and Stephanie Davis.
Good Day to you all!
Open Mic was today: one of my favorite things we do! Students singing solos, duets, accompanying themselves on the piano, a capella or with a track. Ms Megan McLane even performed an original song today, singing and playing. It’s great fun to hear what they bring to their classmates.
Braves Game is Off: Please know how grateful we are that so many of you were involved with this endeavor. Selling 250 tickets is a huge goal, and I believe the Braves are revisiting their requirements given that so many schools have been unable to meet this requirements. Refunds are coming home with your students today. We’re disappointed, but at least we have Who’s Who next week!
Who’s Who Ceremony: The men and select will be singing for the Who’s Who Ceremony held here at Hillgrove. We’ll bring the National Anthem, and our very own Literary Women’s Trio will sing Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”. It’ll be a lovely morning Wednesday. I hope you are able to attend.
Upcoming Dates: Please be sure the following dates are on the calendar.
4/11 Melodic Dictation Quiz
4/26 Last Open Mic
5/7 Spring Banquet (if you paid dues, you have a ticket!)
5/9 Our Spring/Seniors Honor’s Concert (all choirs) (5/10 Food Day)
5/20 Officer Brunch (7am in Choir Room)
5/21 Baccalaureate (Nia and Marylou singing the Lakme Duet)
5/23 Graduation (Senior Song and National Anthem)
Have a lovely weekend! Just ONE MORE WEEK!!
Good Thursday evening, all!
If you have not yet seen Freaky Friday, we DO hope you’ll catch one of their final shows this weekend: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm. These pics were taken during our final run through last night. A fantastic group of kids, to be sure! It has been a true pleasure to work with Mr. Adam Sechelski and his wife, Sarah.
IRELAND ’20! planning has begun! EF Tours are making it all so easy in that our trip WON’T be cancelled as we’re combined with other schools. There are many, many advantages to be had with working with EF Tours. PLEASE COME THURSDAY NIGHT, 3/21 @6:30 for MORE INFO! All are welcome, including incoming 8th graders!We are partnering with EF tours, traveling on a custom designed tour specifically for our choral students here at Hillgrove. We will be experiencing both countryside and city sidewalk in the beautiful country, visiting places like Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Cork. We’ll be able to see the green rolling hills, history and music and folklore come alive.
We will be hosting an interest meeting on Thursday March 21st at 6:30pm in the Hillgrove Choral Room. I hope you will come and learn more. There is limited space on the trip, and spaces fill extremely fast and on a first come first served basis. Please RSVP at https://rsvp.eftours.com/atthdt6
There are many students who have yet to pay dues. Please help the good of the order by selling a box of chocolates to make up the difference! There are 11 boxes left: $25 to the person who sells the most before the concert or until they run out, whichever comes first!
Hawk Hour today was for those who were struggling with the sightreadingfactory.com platform and/or musictheory.net. Please encourage your student to get in their late assignments. Many still haven’t even begun their 3 required sightreadings that just take minutes to complete. Others are missing their Cobb District Writing assignment. Please get them in immediately.
We were pleased to have Mr. Matthew Elsey in to help Select with their modern piece they’re singing in May. As a music education student, Mr. Elsey is taking care of observations, but we were just thrilled to have him back once more!
Just 2 wks before Spring Break: Let’s push hard to make May our finest concert yet!
A LOT going on this week, as you know. LGPE went very well with mostly 1sts. Congratulations especially to Select Women who received all Superiors! I’m especially excited about all 1sts in all our Sightreading Evaluations. Oh, how we’ve fought through Sightreadingfactory.com! It HAS paid off, as well as our daily work in class. Congratulations to all!
Of course, our musical, Freaky Friday, opens this evening! So many have put in tireless effort and I personally am excited to see the show tonight. See you there!
All sightreadingfactory.com assignments are now past due. Please encourage your student to get that wrapped up!
We now turn the page and work on our May Concert, the Atlanta Braves Game performance of the National Anthem, Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremony music. The order for HHS Choral Swag is due very soon. Also, PLEASE BUY YOUR BRAVES TICKETS!! We are so proud to have been selected, but we must purchase our minimum number of tickets.
More information coming for our Ireland Tour. We have chosen EF Tours to work with, and are excited to get out information very soon!
And we’re ALMOST there!! We are so excited to be taking part in LGPE in a matter of days. The groups are putting on their final touches, and again, we wish to invite you to an open rehearsal on Wednesday during their class time, if you wish. If your select girl is in concert choir, she will also be singing from 11:05-11:35 in the theater in addition to her 3rd block. I hope you can join us.
I know I’ve given you the dates before, but I wanted to give you the times for LGPE performances this Thursday at Piedmont Church just one last time:
- Select Women’s –
- Warm-up 11:40
- Performance 12:00
- SR 12:20-12:40
- Treble Chorus –
- Warm-up 3:40
- Performance 4:00
- SR 4:20-4:40
- Mixed Choir
- Warm-up 6:20
- Performance 6:40
- SR 7:00-7:20
- Students are gearing up for their 2nd to the last opportunity for Open Mic this Friday, singing for the Who’s Who service the following Thursday, and finishing their LAST graded sightreadingfactory.com assignment this week! See you later this week! ~Ms Benjamin