Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Capital Day

Next week is Capital Day!  As stated before, here is our schedule for next week:

10:30 a.m. Meet on the 2nd floor of the rotunda area
11:00 a.m. Open the Rally with the singing of the National Anthem by Bella Voce.  To minimize distractions all choir members will remain on stage during the entire rally.
12:00 p.m. Close the Rally with the singing of Oklahoma with a brass ensemble. A short mini-concert performed by Principio, Illuminati and Bella Voce to immediately follow the conclusion of the rally.
12:30 p.m. Conclusion of COHC Capital Day Responsibilities

The uniform for this event: our formal concert attire. For new students, if your new uniforms are not in by this time, ladies, please wear all black, and men, please wear black slacks and a white collared shirt.

Information from OCHEC in regards to our performance:

Plan to arrive at the Capitol early. The address is 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard. The best place to unload is on 21st street, on the south side of the building. There is a public parking lot on the south side as well, but be advised that it will fill up early.
All persons entering the Capitol building will have to go through security.  The fewer extraneous items you have, the easier it will be. All bags and purses will be x-rayed, and I presume the same goes for instrument cases. Again, early arrival will expedite the process.
Remember to dress professionally. Blue jeans are discouraged. Slacks and ties are preferred for gentlemen (jacket optional), and skirts or dresses are preferred for ladies, though dress pants are acceptable.
We have three performance hours scheduled. To facilitate smooth transitions between acts, performers must queue up in the staging area on the second floor at least 15 minutes prior to their performance hour. Failure to do so may result in having your performance stricken from the program.

Other Capital Day Opportunities

  • Capitol Day is the perfect time for you to take a tour and view the elaborate architecture and unique artwork throughout the building. Guided tours are available at the Capitol Gift Shop on first floor. If you have a group of ten or more, please call and make reservations ahead of time.  
  • In conjunction with Capitol Day, the Oklahoma History Center has declared February 12, 2013, as Homeschool Day at the History Center. This will allow homeschool families to receive a discounted admission of $2/person. Located just across the street from the Capitol (with tunnel access), this is the perfect time to explore the history of our great state on display at the Oklahoma History Center.