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: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Hills Parent Association: email@example.com
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.