Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Choir News

OHC April 10
 Regular Rehearsals
at Grace United Methodist Church, OKC

Board Update

True to our word we had our first Board meeting last Tuesday night.  

Your 2012 Officers are:
President:  Todd Abner
Vice-President: Melissa Kamm
Secretary: Elizabeth Teel
Treasurer: Ann Hankins
Member at Large:  Tracey Pearl

If you would like to contact any of the above board members you may do so by emailing them at "the person's first initial and last name" (

You want to know what the heart of this board is going to be like?  Here's the mission statement they voted on last night.  This mission statement will be the forerunner to everything else this board establishes.  Needless to say I think it's a keeper.  

The mission of Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs is to provide an excellent choral music education midst a Christian environment to area home school families.  The program strives to ignite a love of music through the singing of sacred, traditional, and contemporary choral literature, cultivate basic vocal techniques and music literacy skills through a varied repertoire and musical games, promote the development of personal character and teamwork through performance preparation, and provide opportunities to serve the community and proudly represent the home school sector both locally and nationally through musical presentations.


Don't forget that our website will be changing  come fall. It will be  Our new contact email will be:  We will finish out the year using our current email and website but please feel free to go ahead and make the change, both are already live and kept up-to-date.  You will need to subscribe via this website to keep informed of the latest happening and received the latest news after our May concert.

Sign-Ups Continue
We put out several sign-ups Tuesday night at our March parent meeting which will be available throughout the month of April.  These include:  
  • Co-op or Homeschool Organization list where you can list any home school organization or co-op you are involved in to aid our analysis of the best rehearsal day for our organization.  As stated on Tuesday night, we have no plans to change our day of the week at this time but the board will be analyzing this and other data as we establish the new school year.
  • Convention Booth Sign-up.  We are asking families to sign up for at least one 35-40 minute time slot at our OCHEC Convention booth.  Times are alternated so that you will only miss one workshop, and have some time to shop before or after your session in the exhibit hall, as well as have at least 10 minutes to get to your next workshop once your duty is over.  While you are in the booth you will need to wear a vender badge.  Once your duty is over you will pass this badge to the next person on the list.  If you are not attending convention but would still like to help, please go ahead and sign up.  Let us know this when you sign up so that we may get with you about handing you a badge for your time slot.  Your duties while in the booth will simply be to talk with inquiries about the choirs, have them sign one of the two sign-up sheets, and give them an informational postcard.
  • Co-op and Homeschool Organization events sign-up.  We are looking to make our presence known at area home school organizations this next year whether it be a back-to-school fair or a monthly meeting.  If you are in an organization that might be interested in having us either perform or have a booth at an event, please let us know by signing this sign-up sheet.
  • Convention Ensemble Sign-up.  This year we have the opportunity to have several small ensembles perform at the convention.  This is for Elementary, Middle School, and High School choirs.  If your child can perform for 20 minutes with his/her group on Friday at the OCHEC convention please have them sign up.  
Middle School Tour

NEXT Saturday is the Middle School Choir Contest and Frontier City Fun Day.  Students will meet at Putnam City North High School (on Rockwell, north of NW 122nd St) at 9:20 a.m. and should arrive wearing their choir shirts and jeans.  

9:20 a.m.           Arrive at Putnam City North High School (11800 N. Rockwell).  Meet OUTSIDE the front of the school.
9:40 a.m.           Warm-up
10:00 a.m.         Perform for the Heartland Music Festival
10:40 a.m.         Load and travel to Earl’s BBQ (. 
11:00 a.m.         Eat lunch at Earl’s BBQ
11:45 a.m.         Travel to Frontier City
12:00 p.m.         Arrive at Frontier City
5:00 p.m.           Awards Ceremony at the Crack Axle Canyon Gunfight Stage(in Frontier City)
5:45 p.m.           Parent pick at Frontier City main entrance.

Remember:  All students must stay with their assigned sponsor the entire trip.  If a student needs to leave early for any reason, a written notice will need to be received prior to the trip and the student and parent must check out with Kathy Gossen (833-6427) before leaving the group.

That's it!  See you Tuesday!