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.