Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Choir News

Convention--May 4-5

Don't forget that we are going to strive to make our presence known this year at convention both with a booth and ensemble performances during Friday's lunch hour in the food court.  Your help is needed in order to make our presence a success.  

Much thanks to Nanette Mueller, our booth sign-up sheet is almost filled!  Here is the breakdown of booth volunteers as it now stands.  

Friday, May 4
8:00-10:00 a.m.   Kathy Gossen
10:00-10:40 a.m.  ???
10:40-11:20 a.m.   Karen Helton
11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Ann Hankins*
12:00-12:35 p.m.   Stephany Elliott*
12:35-1:10 p.m.      Patricia Colbert
1:10-1:50 p.m.        Jana Buchanan
1:50-2:25 p.m.       Regina Dunn
2:25-3:05 p.m.       Laura Callahan
3:05-3:45 p.m.       Ashley Murphy
3:45-4:20 p.m.       ???
4:20-4:55 p.m.       ???
4:55-5:30 p.m.       ???
5:30-6:30 p.m.       Kathy Gossen

Saturday, May 5
8:00-8:50 a.m.       Kathy Gossen
8:50-9:30 a.m.        Barbara Scarberry*
9:30-10:05 a.m.      Jean Munoz*
10:05-10:40 a.m.    Jean Munoz*
10:40-11:20 a.m.     Karen Helton
11:20-12:0o p.m.     ???
12:00-12:35 p.m.     ???
12:35-1:10 p.m.         Nannette Mueller
1:10-1:50 p.m.            Nannette Mueller
1:50-2:25 p.m.           Elizabeth Teel
2:25-3:05 p.m.           ???
3:05-3:45 p.m.           Rachel Ellis
3:45-4:20 p.m.           Rachel Ellis
4:20-5:30 p.m.           Kathy Gossen

*Pass is needed to enter exhibit hall.

As you can tell we are still in need of several shift workers.  If you have not signed up and are willing to work one or more of the shifts, please email me back ASAP.  Remember, if you are not attending the conference, we will be glad to make arrangements to meet you at the exhibit hall door with a vendor pass.  As a thank you, you can even keep the pass for up to 30 minutes afterwards to browse the vendor booths before handing it off to the next booth worker.  If this is your plight and you did not have an asterick by your name, please let me know ASAP so I may make arrangements to have someone meet you at the door with a hall pass.  

For those needing a hall pass, you should be at the exhibit hall entrance 10 minutes prior to your booth sign-up time.  Look for the person holding the sign "COHC Booth Volunteer" to receive your hall pass. If it is 5 minutes before your booth sign-up time and you have not received your exhibit hall pass please call my cell phone:  833-6427.  We must make sure the booth is manned at all times; failure to comply with this OCHEC regulation could forfeit chances to have a booth at the convention in the future.

At the booth you will receive all the information you need to man the booth including sign up sheets, the exhibit hall pass schedule (who will be responsible for passing the hall pass to whom), and your overall booth responsibilities.  My hope is that you'll be able to get to the booth approximately 5 minutes before your shift begins so that you can read over the responsibilities before your shift begins and receive any information from the current booth attendant as needed.  If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to call me at any time prior to or during the convention, 833-6427.

To those who signed up--thank you so much for being willing to serve.  I don't know what we'd do without parents like you!


The Elementary, Middle School and High School Choirs have the opportunity to sing a few of their songs in the food court area over lunch at the convention on Friday.   Here are the current ensembles as signed up.  If your child has not signed up and would like to participate, by all means let them.  Just let us know ASAP so that we may be looking for them.  

A few rules for those participating in the ensembles:
1.  All students should meet at the exhibit hall entrance 5 minutes prior to their scheduled singing time.
2.  All students must wear their choir shirts in order to be admitted into the exhibit hall.
3.  Parents may enter the exhibit hall to watch their students ONLY IF they have registered for convention.  Sorry, this is not my policy but the policy of OCHEC.
4.  All students not accompanied by a parent in the exhibit hall will be escorted back to the exhibit hall entrance once the performance is over to be picked up.

11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.   High School Ensemble 1:  Regan Abner, Katie Vincent, Macayla Warren, Holly Elliott, Megan Kamm, Joseph Hiebert, Phillip Oliver, Gideon Elliott, and James Clark

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Middle School Ensemble:  Grace Helton, Mary Beth Clark, Tristian Colbert, Rachel Scarberry, and Bailey Hanes

12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Elementary Ensemble:  Adrianna Teel, Kami Oliphant, Emma Coleman, Conner Coleman, Jaid Dunn, and Randi Laverty

12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.  High School Ensemble 2:  Katie Vincent, Addi Oliphant, Julia Beth Hankins, Katie or Kara Buchanan, Joseph Hiebert, Phillip Over, Meiki Dunn,and Michael Muellar

This is our one opportunity to show the homeschool community what we are all about.  Let's make it a good one!  All ensemble participants will meet in the food court area approximately 5 minutes before their scheduled performance time.  All songs sung will be songs we've been rehearsing for the Spring concert.

Please check the registration table and sign up information below for more information.  

Graduating Seniors

If you are a graduating senior please respond to this email by Friday, May 4th.  In the email please include your first and last name and the number of years you have participated in the choirs.  This information is for concert use only.

2012-2013 T-shirt Designs

We are already beginning to think about the 2012-2013 school year.  As such we are looking for some amazing t-shirt designs for the 2012-2013 school year.  If you are an artist in any form or fashion we hope you'll consider entering a t-shirt design for this contest.  The deadline for all designs is June 30th.

Items that must be somewhere on the t-shirt in order to be entered for consideration:
1.  "Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs"
2.  "2012-2013"

Other considerations:
1.  The design must be in black and white (white paper and outlined design).  Colored designs will not be considered.
2.  The design must be family friendly and positively represent COHC.  
3.  The design needs to include a front t-shirt design and a back t-shirt design.
4.  Designs may be either hand drawn or digitally created. All hand drawn designs should be outlined in black marker.
5.  All designs must be original creations.  Please do not submit a design that is copyrighted.
6.  All designs must be one-sided.  Please do not place front and back t-shirt designs back to back on paper.  Place each design on a separate piece of paper to prevent bleeding.
7.  Please write your first and last name on the back of your submissions if you hand draw your designs.  If you submit them electronically, please make sure to include your first and last name in the body of the email.  This will be used for recognition purposes only.  
8.  Designs should be student created only. 

Designs may be submitted to me next week during rehearsal or via email at admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com.  Only submissions received by June 30 will be considered by the review panel.

Music Deposit Refund

It's that time--time to make sure you have turned in all your music.  If you didn't turn it in on Tuesday, you must turn it in THIS week to get your $5 music deposit refund.  

Concert Reception

Thanks to an anonymous donation, you no longer need to worry about a reception fee!  Yeah!  Just be ready to come to the concert and enjoy the show and post goodies.  If you did happen to pay a reception fee this week, Beth will be returning that money to you next week alongside your music deposits.   Thank you!

Concert Day Schedule--May 8th

This week's Concert and Concert Day Rehearsal will be at Springlake Metro Technology Center.   We will be meeting and rehearsing in the downstairs area of the Business Conference Center (1900 Spring Lake Dr.).  When you walk into the business center, go DOWN the stairs at the back of the foyer.  Turn left and walk down the hallway.  The performance area will be at the end of the long hall.  For more information and directions please see their website.   

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Music Experience
9:00-11:00 a.m.  Elementary
10:00-11:30 a.m.  Middle School
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  High School
6:30 p.m.  Call Time
7:00 p.m. Concert 
8:30 p.m.  Reception

SEE YOU TUESDAY at Springlake!