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!
We have 39 seniors graduating from the choral program this year! To honor them, the choral parents have organized a senior banquet with a catered dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30PM in the High School Cafeteria. Each senior will be recognized and given a plaque, and a slideshow will be shared.
Cost is $15 per person to cover the caterer and to allow each senior to attend for free. We need to get a count to the caterer by April 30, so please RSVP and pay for your ticket online ASAP! Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
Info for Senior Recognition
To make sure that Mr. Cloonan has the correct information when announcing each choir senior, please complete the following Google Form ASAP listing the number of years you have been in the choral program and what your post-high school plans are:
Click here to fill out the form
Baby & Senior Pictures Needed!
As part of the banquet, Mr. Cloonan puts together a slide show featuring each senior. To make it a little more interesting, we like to show a baby or younger photo first, then the current photo to see if people can figure out who the student is. Please send the photos you would like to include for your senior to email@example.com (please don't sent to Mr. Cloonan directly to avoid it being lost in all of his other emails!) and make sure to include the name of the senior in the email or name of the file. Please complete this by FRIDAY, MAY 3 to give him the weekend to work on the slide show.
RSVP to the Banquet & Pay Online Here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
About the NHHS Symphonic Choir
The Symphonic Choir is the mixed vocal ensemble of the high school choral program. All 9-12 boys, and junior and senior girls are a part of this ensemble. Symphonic Choir members may also audition for the extra-curricular North Hills Singers, and may participate in the Madrigal Choir. The Symphonic Choir has performed with the River City Brass on their holiday concerts, with the Wind Ensemble on combined classical works like Carmina Burana, and collaborated with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on their landmark "Singing City" concert in April 2013 in a massed choir of over 1,500 voices.