Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feb 28 News


OHC
February 28

 Regular Rehearsals
at Grace United Methodist Church, OKC


Last week you had the week off with very few announcements.  This week we have announcements galore.  Please read all the way through as much of the information applies to the next two weeks!

New Survey

Our last survey turned out to be such a success, we decided to try it one more time as we begin to make preparations for the 2012-2013 school year.  This survey is very short and should be able to be completed within one minute.  As with the last survey, this survey is for parents only with a limit of one survey completion per family.

Here's a summary:

Questions 1 and 2 concerns fundraisers.  We'd appreciate if every family would fill out these two questions as it will have a major impact on the possible offering of fundraisers in the future.

Questions 3-9 concerns the Homeschool Choirs going non-profit.  We are finally making progress in this area and would like to know how you would like to be involved.  

Click the link below to begin:

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.  We know your time is valuable and we appreciate your interest in making the Homeschool Choirs even better in the future!  This survey will close Monday night, February 27th at 11:59.m.

Our One Day Tour is HERE!

On Thursday (next Thursday!), March 1, we will be meeting Grace United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. and return by 4:30 p.m. Please wear your blue jeans and choir shirts.  Parents, you are welcome to attend the Downtown Library performance although we ask that you refrain from coming to the Children's Center since they are on partial lock-down and there will not be room for additional audience members.

Here's our schedule for the day:

9:00 a.m.                      Meet at Grace United Methodist Church
9:30 a.m.                      Travel to The Children’s Center, 6800 NW Expressway
10:00 a.m.                   Children’s Center Mini Concert
10:45 a.m.                   Travel to Downtown OKC Library
11:30 a.m.                   Sing at the Downtown OKC library for Thursday Noon Tunes
12:45 p.m.                   Travel to OCU, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave.
1:00 p.m.                     Lunch at OCU Food Court
2:00 p.m.                     Observe OCU Choir rehearsal
3:00 p.m.                     OCU Campus Tour
4:00 p.m                       Travel back to Grace United Methodist Church, 6316 N. Tulsa Ave.
4:30 p.m.                     Return to Grace United Methodist Church

Here's our program for Thursday:


Be sure to check both programs below to know when you are singing, playing or skitting.  Knowing exactly when you need to be on stage will help things go much smoother.

Children’s Center Concert (30 to 45 minutes)

Don’t Stop Believin’                                                        Bella Voce                                                    
Come Go with Me                                                           Bella Voce                                             
Elevator Skit                                                                       Combined Skit Team                                 
Guide My Feet                                                                  Bella Voce                                                 
Listen at the Wall Skit                                                     HS Skit Team                                    
Colors of the Wind (voice)                                           Megan Campbell                                      
Fod!                                                                                       Illumination                                        
Horse Race Skit                                                                 MS Skit Team                                       
Mary Had a Little Blues                                                  Illumination                                              
Everlasting Melody                                                         Illumination                                               

Downtown Library Concert (1 hour)

Don’t Stop Believin’                                                        Bella Voce                                                         
Come Go with Me                                                           Bella Voce                                                          
Elevator Riders Skit                                                         Combined Skit Team                                     
Colors of the Wind (voice)                                           Megan Campbell                                            
The Water is Wide                                                           Bella Voce                                                        
How Great Thou Art (voice and guitar)                   Phillip Oliver                                                       
Guide My Feet                                                                  Bella Voce                                                      
Some Ragtime Song (piano)                                        Jonathon Connor                                             
Listen at the Wall Skit                                                     HS Skit Team                                                 
Something Told the Wild Geese                                CTSWS Ensemble                                             
Variation on Chopsticks (piano)                                 Grace Helton                                                   
Inscription of Hope                                                         Illumination                                                       
Fod!                                                                                       Illumination                                                    
Horse Race Skit                                                                 MS Skit Team                                                  
Mary Had a Little Blues                                                  Illumination                                                      
Everlasting Melody                                                         Illumination                                                      

High School Skit Team
Katie Feemster
Kami Pruitt
Michael Mueller
Shay Sarp
Macayla Warren

Middle School Skit Team
Rachel Scarberry
William Ellis
Ashlyn Shriver
Abby Segelauist
Troy Bodman

Updated Final Skit Team and CTSWS Rehearsal

This Tuesday! February 28th
10 a.m.--High School Skit Team
10:10 a.m.--Both Skit Teams
10:20 a.m.--Middle School Skit Team
10:25 a.m.--CTSWS 

Guest Blog--Check it Out!

Some of you may know that I have a blog I keep up with in addition to the choirs.  If you didn't, you are free to check it out here, but that is not the point of today's announcement.  Due to the fact that I am a current blogger as well as involved in the homeschool music world, I was recently asked by an award winning homeschool blog to write about ways to incorporate music into your homeschool curriculum.  I thought you guys might want to check it out so I am including the link below.  Even though you are involved in the Homeschool Choirs this article provides several links and resources you may want to look at for additional reinforcement in your home.  Hope you enjoy!

To read the article click here:

NEW!  Parent Meeting

On Tuesday, March 28 we will be having a parent meeting for parents of all choir members at 7 p.m. in the high school rehearsal room at Grace United Methodist Church.  At this meeting we will be discussing the progress with the homeschool choirs becoming non-profit as well as discuss final tour plans for the middle school and high school choirs.  We promise we will try to keep it short and sweet as we know most of you will have your families with you.  With that said, this is one meeting you will not want to miss so please mark your calendars now and make every effort to be there.

Curriculum Fairs

The end of the year is quickly approaching and its hard to believe we are now planning for yet another school year.  Many of you are involved with your area co-ops so we are asking for your help.  If you know your co-op is going to be holding a back-to-school curriculum fair, we'd love to know about it.  A date and any contact information you can provide would be great!  With your help we will do our best to have a booth at your co-op's curriculum fair to make our presence known.  What do you think--a 100 people in the choirs next year?  With your help we can do it!

Spring Calendar


Just a reminder of our Spring calendar.  We have lots of fun things in store so mark your calendars now.  We are counting on each of you as it takes all of you to make a CHOIR.

March 1  Illumination and Bella Voce One Day Tour (see details below)
March 20    No Rehearsal
March 27    All Choirs Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.  (Grace United Methodist)
April 14  Illumination’s Heartland Music Fest, Frontier City (see details below)
April 26-29   Bella Voce Kansas City Tour (see details below)
May 4-5   OCHEC Convention (Bella Voce only)
May 8  Spring Concert @ Springlake Metro Technology Center, OKC