- The addition of a Show Choir! Yes, we will be adding a 5th choir next year. This choir will actually be an auditioned choir with a limit of 16 spots. Participants will have to also be involved in either Bella Voce or Illuminati to participate but these student will be learning show tunes and choreography and taking the whole meaning of performance to a new level. This group will also be touring Branson next year and opening for several famous acts. Needless to say, Mrs. Falen and myself are both excited about it because we will be team teaching this select group. And when will the choir rehearse? Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
- We will be hosting our own Mass Choral Sing Fest! Those of you who have participated in Circle the State with Song and/or All-State in the past will have a taste of what this is but basically we will hosting a performance opportunity where homeschool students from all across Oklahoma will be able to come together for one day, learn some music together, and then perform the music at the conclusion of the festival in a Mass Choral concert. This is going to be a great outreach to those smaller homeschool communities who cannot participate in something like COHC on a regular basis and will be open to students 4th thru 12th grades. There is just something about performing in a 100+ person choir that can't compare to anything else.
And just in case you are wondering--We will also still have the same 4 choirs like always, we will continue hosting the Solo and Ensemble Invitational, we will continue our Fall Retreat and One Day Tour, and we will still participate in a choral contest in the Spring. So yes! It is going to be a jam-packed exciting year!
Start spreading the news! We've got lots of details to work out before fall but these activities are in the works on the calendar!