Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Choirs News from 11/12

New Event:  Family Caroling Night!

We have a new event to add to our calendar! On Saturday, December 7th, we will be having a family caroling night at the Oklahoma City Outlet Mall. This is entirely an optional event but something fun for the whole family to do together. We will meet inside the north entrance of the food course area at 6:30 p.m. to go caroling around the mall. No preparation is needed and song sheets will be provided.  Invite your friends or your neighbors if they want to come too.  What a great way to introduce them to some of the fun families of COHC! We should be done by around 7:15 p.m.  Families are welcome to come early to eat or shop at the mall or just join us for a fun time of singing.  Feel free to dress in your Christmas attire and/or choir shirts.  Oh and as a thank you, the mall will be sharing one free coupon book per family so come on!

Special Performance on December 10th

If you recall, we have one extra rehearsal AFTER our Christmas concert this year on December 10th.  During this rehearsal we will be returning music, checking out new music, having a little Christmas party and....we have a special performance from the Okie Dokes Barbershop Quartet!  These Southwestern District Champions (yes, they are the best of the best) have graciously volunteered to give a free mini-concert from 10:30-11:00 a.m. (although donations will be graciously accepted) on Tuesday, December 10th in the church sanctuary!  All families are welcome to come and feel free to bring your homeschool friends too as an opportunity to introduce them to the choirs.

Bravo!  Dress Rehearsal Next Week

This is just a friendly reminder for all Bravo! students that next week (11/19) is our dress rehearsal day.  Please come dressed in your full Bravo! uniform.  

Choral Fest 2014

Start making plans now to attend next year's Choral Fest on March 8, 2014.  While the Choral Experience portion is optional for all Principio, Illuminati, and Bella Voce students (the Solo and Ensemble portion is expected for all Illuminati and Bella Voce students), it is highly encouraged as where else will you be able to sing under a nationally known clinician with students from all around the state?  It's a very special opportunity that I want everyone to experience if they are able.  You can read all the details about the day on our website and if you would like to register for the event you may go ahead and start doing so today.  Just keep in mind that the cost for the Choral Experience for all COHC members is $55 instead of the $65 for other participants.  So, instead of paying via the traditional link on the Choral Fest page, you may do so in person with Trudi Melson or via the link below.  Deadline for registration and payment is January 10, 2014.

COHC Student Registration for the 2014 Choral Experience

Student's Name:
By the way, start spreading the word.  Share with your Co-ops, your friends, and anyone you know who homeschools across the state.  This is a great opportunity for those who would like to be in a choir and can't for one reason or another and it is also great for a music credit for high school students as they will be learning music and performing a concert similar to a semester credit for high school.

Thanksgiving Plans

Just a reminder, we will not have rehearsal on Tuesday, November 26th.  We hope you enjoy your time with your family!

Volunteers Needed

We are looking ahead to next semester and we have a few vacancies left on the volunteer list.  Please check the list and if you are able to sign up for an extra shift or two in a vacancies remaining we'd really appreciate it.  Although its usually something very simple (like sitting and reading at a table), it makes all the difference in the world as far as our safety and efficiency is concerned.  And thank you, for taking the time to help us in this way!

Tuition and Other Dues

As of now, all tuition and other dues for the semester should be paid.  If you have any questions about your account, please contact Trudi Melson.  Otherwise, you are good to go.  Remember, there is NO tuition payment due in December (for those on the monthly plan).  Yeah!