Financial details and fundraising plans are important to us all. We want to make sure we share all the necessary information with you as quickly and efficiently as possible. To keep things in order and easy to find, it is best to have a separate email for this.
First and foremost is information shared on behalf of our Treasurer, Linda McCann:
Contribution Delivery Location: This can be found in the front of the choir room. There is a multi-colored organizer with each drawer labeled for a corresponding fundraiser etc. Please be sure to let your child know to put the contributions in the correctly labeled drawer.
Individual contributions: When writing checks, please include your child's name in the memo section and on the envelope as to what the check is for. (John Smith - Oct Hoagies.) If you are turning in cash, please write your child's name on the envelope and what it is for.
Fundraisers- Please be sure to include your child's name when turning in your fundraiser payment and order. Please keep a copy of the order for your records and to assist you in distributing your orders when the time comes.
Any/all returned checks will incur a $30 return fee.
Payments CANNOT be split between the Marching Band and Choir. If your child is involved in both, you/your child need to choose which program to travel with. We will do our best to accommodate your child in order to participate in both performances.
All chaperones are required to contribute the personal contribution amount to attend the trip. To be a chaperone, you must chair one of the below mentioned committees.
Lottery Basket: This is one of the gift baskets we will have available at the Holiday Choir Concert in December. We are asking that each student please donate a scratch off lottery ticket in any denomination. Please send this in with your first personal contribution.
We need your help. We want this to be a successful year for all involved and we can't do that without you. We are asking for people to volunteer their time and chair different fundraisers and events, or volunteer to assist with them when needed. We have a lot of ideas for fundraising throughout the year but we are always looking for new and fresh ideas also. If you have any, please let us know. If you can chair or co-chair one of these, we would all greatly appreciate it. Some fundraising has begun while others we still need to get set up.
Keep an eye out for a Sign-Up link to join us!
HARRY STYLES LOVE ON TOUR
Purchase raffle tickets here
2 tickets available and being raffled off. Section 110 row X seats 11 &12
We ask that you all share the link with family, friends, to any and all social media accounts you, your kids, and even your pets may have. This is very time sensitive as the concert is Thursday, October 14th!
Car Wash: A local business has offered their location for NHCPA to host a carwash. We will want this done sooner rather than later due to looming cold weather we will inevitably get.
We need someone to take the lead on this. If you are interested, please reach out to us and we will get you started.
50/50:We will need a chair person or co-chairs to manage this throughout the year. We will need 50/50 sales to happen at all of our choir events.
Gift Baskets: Chair needed to plan and execute all the gift baskets that we will be raffling off the night of the Holiday Concert.
Cabaret Night: This is a fun night with the potential to raise a good amount of funds. We will need someone to lead the charge on this.
Restaurant Nights: Chair, Rachel Lubbert
Some restaurant recommendations:
Hoagie Sales Co-Chairs Heather Geyer, Mike Geyer, and Becky Dittman.
These have started. Please find the Hoagie Form and online order link here.
We plan to offer this one all through the year.
October: Orders and all money due no later than Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. Pick-up on Monday, October 25th, 2021 from 5pm-6pm @ the High School, outside the auditorium
Gift Cards: This will be led by Becky Dittman and Nicki Gruener. Stay tuned for more information!
A huge thanks to all of those that have already generously offered to help NHCPA in making it the best it can possibly be for the kids.
Mike and Heather Geyer
Steven and Jen Weidenhof
Thank you again for your time and dedication to the NH choir programs.
Thank you to all that came to our meeting this past Tuesday. We think it went really well. Here is a recap of what was discussed, in case you could not make it in person.
First and foremost, I want to make sure everyone has access to all of our forms of communication.
Mr. Shaun Cloonan, Choir Director: email@example.com
North Hills Parent Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choral Parent Association Officers:
Website @ nhchoiranddrama.net This website has our calendar that you can sync to your own. There is a FORMS tab to the far right of the page that will house any forms you may need. It also has information added throughout the year.
Remind is an app used for quick communication. It can be found on iOS and Google Play Store. The classrooms you may want to join are:
@nh-chorale (5th & 8th Period)
@nhhssympho (6th & 9th Period)
@nhsingers (Extra Curricular by audition only)
@nhcpa-vol (NH Choral Parents Association)
If you would prefer to receive these notices via text, just send a text to 81010 and use the class code (example: @nh-chorale) as the message. You will then receive an automated reply welcoming you to the class and asking additional information.
We reviewed the upcoming year related to performances for Choral, Symphonic Choir, and North Hills Singers.
Still to be scheduled: NH Singers @ The Hilltop Light Up Night.
Friday, December 10th, 2021 - North Hills Singers @ Block Northway, time TBA
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - Holiday Concert, 7:00pm High School Auditorium
January TBD - Side-by-Side Hilltop Choirs Day, Middle School Auditorium (during school hours)*
Friday, February 18, 2022 - Cabaret Night, 7:00pm, High School Cafeteria
Sunday-Friday, April 10-15, 2022 - Spring Music Department Tour to Orlando... DISNEY
May, 2022 (TBD) - Choir Senior Banquet, High School Cafeteria
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Spring Concert & Senior Recognition, 7:00pm High School Auditorium
Not scheduled this year:
The Madrigal Dinner. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it has been decided that this will not be appropriate to host this year. There are plans to incorporate some of the special pieces from this tradition within the Holiday Concert.
Many of the NH Singers performances, such as at the senior homes for the holidays, will also be postponed for this school year due to the pandemic. We look forward to the time when we can get back to doing these.
*Side-by-Side Hilltop Choir Day* is new this year. The plan is to have all the HS choir members meet with the MS 8th grade choir students for a day. They will sing together, share information regarding the different choirs available, have lunch, and the MS students will be put with HS buddies to build the relationships and to aid in making the transition to the HS next year a little easier. It is our hope that with this new event, we can begin to build back the number of choir students as the pandemic hit the choir departments here in NH and across the country very hard.
The Spring Tour information that is currently available is subject to change:
Please take the time to read the attached Preliminary Orlando Tour Information Packet.
Included in this is the Performance Tour Commitment Contract. This is due by: Friday, October 15th, 2021 along with a $50 deposit.
In this packet you will find chaperone information, expectations, room setup, estimated cost, payment schedule, and an example of what the itinerary may look like.
As I am sure, you are all wondering about fundraising that will take place to provide financial assistance for the cost or your childs tour. This is a large purchase and therefore we will be fundraising throughout the year. These will include fundraisers that benefit each child on an individual basis as well as the NHCPA as a whole. As it is a lot, There will be a seperate Fundraising and Finance email shared with you all.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.
Hello Choral Families!
We here in the NH Choral Parents Association are excited for the 2021-2022 school year. With a lot of events scheduled in the upcoming months, we would like to kick things off at a meeting with you all.
With that being said, please plan on joining us Tuesday October 5th, @ 6:30pm in the HS Auditorium
We will be providing A Year In Review. This will included things such as scheduled concerts and of course this years Spring Tour... DISNEY!
There is a need for some volunteers to chair some committees and we look forward to sharing more about that on the 5th of October. Also, please keep an eye out for any fundraising information that may come your way.
We are looking forward to seeing you all. Have a great rest of your week.
"When words fail, music speaks." -Hans Christian Anderson
Rhonda Campanella, President
Linda McCann, Treasurer
Keara Vance, Secretary
Shaun Cloonan, Director
HOAGIE PICK-UP REMINDER:
If you sold hoagies last week, pick up is scheduled for today from 5:00-6:15pm in the high school auditorium lobby. Contact Heather & Mike Geyer (email@example.com) with questions.
CABARET NIGHT: FEBRUARY 21
We have about two weeks until Cabaret Night! Yes, February 21st is approaching soon. There are places where we could use a helping hand. Please take a look at the online sign-up and help where you can. Click here to visit the online sign-up to volunteer, donate and/or let us borrow a few things (which will be returned that evening).
Reminder: ALL choir families are asked to donate 2 dozen cookies. Cookies can be brought into school on the day of the event (FRIDAY, FEB 21st) and left in the choir room or delivered to the cafeteria by 4 p.m.
If you have questions about Cabaret, please contact the event chairperson Angela Arlia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLAZE PIZZA FUNDRAISING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 27
We'll send out the official flyer on the day of the event so you can have it on your phone to show, but we have from 5:00-9:00pm on Thursday, February 27 set as a fundraising night at Blaze Pizza for the NH Choir. Anyone who shows the flyer (physical printout or on their phone) will help to add to the amount we earn. Blaze will donate 20% of sales from the evening to help the choir. Mark your calendars, and look out for the flyer!
We would like to hold a few more fundraisers to help choir members offset the cost of their trip contribution, but need chairpersons to take care of collecting forms, submitting the orders, and arranging pick-up of products. We have information about doing a Sarris Easter Candy sale, pepperoni rolls/stromboli, and Jenny Lee Bakery cinnamon bread. If you are interested in helping to make these fundraising events happen, please contact Steve or Michele (emails in the "to" area of this email).
Have a good week!
PART 2, SENT LATER IN THE DAY:
Apologies for sending a second email, but we neglected to include the following information about Cabaret Night:
Due to the delay in getting ready for the madrigal dinner back in December, we did not have as extensive of a raffle basket display as usual (thank you to those that were able to donate on short notice!). We decided to add a few raffle baskets to Cabaret Night to make up for the revenue missed with the smaller display. We've sent out letters to area businesses and have received several gift cards, passes, and tickets, but could still use some other items to fill out a few baskets. If you could possibly donate any basket items such as snacks, candy, spa, kitchen, candles, etc., as well as actual baskets, please contact Michele Snyder at email@example.com so we can have them ready to go for the 21st. Thanks in advance for your assistance!
Hello North Hills Choir Families,
Attached, please find a form for our first fundraiser of 2020: hoagies. This fundraiser will run for ONE WEEK, with orders due by February 6. Complete the instructions in the attached file. Questions should be directed to Heather & Mike Geyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
CABARET NIGHT is just around the corner on February 21 in the HS cafeteria A Side. Students interested in performing "auditioned" yesterday for the student directors and we're compiling the program order. We'll be sending out information in the coming weeks asking for cookie donations and volunteers to help set up and decorate the cafeteria after school on the day of the event. We typically get around 100-150 in attendance and make around $500 for the choral program. And we get to feature solo and small group numbers in a way not typically seen at the regular full concerts. We hope you can join us and also help to make it happen!
We're looking into doing a fundraising night at Blaze Pizza within the next month. As soon as the information is confirmed, we'll communicate the information so that we can raise as much for the program as possible!
We are interested in having a few more fundraisers to help offset the cost of the Virginia tour in April. If anyone would be interested in chairing a Sarris or Betsy Ann Chocolates fundraiser, Jenny Lee Bakery cinnamon bread fundraiser, or stromboli/pepperoni roll fundraiser, we're happy to offer them and distribute forms as long as we have a parent willing to chair and serve as the point person for questions and deliveries. Please let Steve or Michele know if you are interested.
Finally, we have a good number of our choir members involved in the production of "The Little Mermaid, Junior" at the middle school this weekend. Make sure to go out and support them - the show is great!
As always, check the website at nhchoiranddrama.net for the most updated information.
Have a great week!
Our Madrigal Dinner is quickly approaching - THIS FRIDAY at 6:30PM in the High School Cafeteria B Side! Thank you so much to all who have already signed up to donate items or time for our fundraising event. We already have about 40 reservations, so pass the word along that folks can go to www.nhchoiranddrama.net to reserve a seat (and pay at the door) or use a credit card and purchase tickets online.
Here are ways you can help:
For students participating in the skit, the schedule for this week is as follows:
Tuesday, 12/3 - 2:15-3:00
Skit & song read through (shortened due to added Singers practice)
Wednesday, 12/4 - 2:15-4:00
Thursday, 12/5 - 2:15-4:30
Run through in costume of skit/songs
Friday's schedule for everyone:
Volunteers for set-up/decorating may access the cafeteria beginning at 3:00 after the custodians have finished cleaning. We are in the B side, which is the back of the building (less windows to give more of a castle look)
2:15-3:00 - Run skit one last time, gather items to take to cafeteria
3:00-5:00 - Set up cafeteria and decorate, organize raffle baskets, 50/50, desserts
5:00-5:45 - Run skit with sound system in cafeteria, servers report, help to make salads
5:45-6:30 - Skit participants eat pizza in choir room, get into costume
6:00-6:30 - DOORS OPEN Servers help seat guests
6:30-8:30 - Dinner & program (meal served with skit parts between), raffle winners announced
8:30-9:30 - Clean up, take equipment back to choir room, turn in costumes, gather belongings
Also, on a different matter, Friday is also the deadline for submitting commitment forms and $25 deposits for the Virginia music department performance tour in April 2020. The information packet can be found here. Please submit the commitment form & payment in an envelope with the student name on the front to the drawer labeled Virginia 2020.
Thanks for helping us as we begin the crazy holiday season. Email with questions and we'll do our best to answer what we can!
Please click on the link below to see Mr. Cloonan's latest "Choir Notes" newsletter. Items included:
Choir Notes Newsletter, February 2019 (pdf)
You don't want to miss Cabaret Night on Friday, March 1st at 7 p.m.! With everyone's help, we can make the evening be a great success for our students, family and friends who perform and/or attend!
ALL choir families are asked to donate 2 dozen cookies. Cookies can be brought in to school on the day of the event and left in the choir room or delivered to the cafeteria by 4 p.m.
We have created an online sign-up for volunteer, donation, and other needs for the evening. Please review and help where you can. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE22A4FE3-cabaret
If you have questions, please contact the event chairperson Angela Arlia at email@example.com.
As always, we appreciate your continued support of our students and the NH Choral Program.
OTHER CHOIR DEADLINES/EVENTS:
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Jody Mawhinney, president
Linda McCann, treasurer
Tina Vojtko, secretary
Shaun Cloonan, director
Dessert Sale - Orders due Friday, Nov. 30
We are once again offering a dessert sale to help raise funds for your child’s "individual goal” to help offset the cost of the NYC performance trip. This dessert sale offers several different pies, pumpkin rolls and apple dumplings from Jane's Strombolis (order form attached). Orders (including payment) are due on Friday, Nov. 30. Delivery is set for Friday, Dec. 7. Please note that all Pies and desserts will be delivered frozen. Should you have any questions, please contact Michelle Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to Michelle for her willingness to chair this fundraiser. :)
Candy Bar Fundraiser - Orders due Monday, Nov. 26
If you’re interested in selling candy bars to help offset the cost of the spring performance trip, please place your order (form attached) by Monday, Nov. 26. Choir students will be credited between $12 - $13.50 toward their "individual goal" for each bag of 30 candy bars purchased. The exact amount depends on the total number of bags ordered by the organization (it ranges between 40-45 percent). Pick-up will be on Friday, Nov. 30. Contact Jody Mawhinney with any questions – email@example.com.
TOMORROW - Chipotle Spirit Night: Please join us tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 18) for our Chipotle Spirt Night from 4-8 p.m. at the McKnight Road location (near Kohls). Be sure to tell the cashier that you're supporting the NH choir program and 33% of all purchases will benefit the program. The event flier is attached - please share with your friends and family online and in-person.
Madrigal Dinner: We've created an online sign-up for volunteering and product donations. Click here to view the online Madrigal sign-up. This is our largest fundraiser of the year – please help where you can. As always, many hands make light work. HUGE thanks to all who have signed up to help already!!!! So appreciated. :)
Fall Play: Hats off to our many choir kids who are involved with the fall play, the Beverly Hillbillies. And, great job to all of the grown-ups - staff and parent volunteers - who help make it all happen. The final performance is TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Don't miss it. :)
Mark your calendar for the following events: