Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Choir News from 1/28

Uniform Orders

Sizing of uniforms for new students and those needing a change will be THIS TUESDAY from 11 to 11:30 a.m. All students needing sized will be excused from their rehearsal to go be sized at this time. Parents are invited to come to their student's sizing for a more accurate order. Mrs. Nedrow and Mrs. Nelson will be assisting with the uniform orders. Once the sizing is complete orders will be made ASAP to hopefully receive them before the Choral Fest. Also, if you have not paid your uniform payment please do so at this time.  Thanks!

Crazy Hair Day

Next Tuesday is another dress up day--CRAZY HAIR DAY!  Wear your hair in a new crazy fashion! As always, dress up days are completely optional, and are purely a fun activity for the choirs. Do not feel obligated to participate but we look forward to seeing how you dress if you do!

No Rehearsal on Tuesday, February 11

There will be no rehearsal on Tuesday, February 11 due to Homeschool Capital Day.  We will NOT be singing at this event this year as previously hoped but please feel free to go to the Capital to represent homeschoolers state-wide.  And while there, you may want to kindly mention to OCHEC leadership that you would like to see COHC come back to sing at Capital Day again next year as we were disappointed about not getting to sing this time round.  ;)

I Goofed!  Illuminati Rehearsals Revised

Yes, I goofed.  Illuminati ensemble rehearsals will be as follows (not as previously posted here on the member news) starting next week.  Yes, even teachers get confused sometimes.  ;)  Hard to believe I know but it happens.  Here is the CORRECT rehearsal schedule for Illuminati ensembles thru the Choral Fest.

10:10-10:40 a.m. Ensemble 2 (Crawdad Hole)
10:40-11:30 a.m. All Illuminati Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ensemble 1 (Cantate Hodie!)

Students in Ensemble 1 (Cantate Hodie!): Chloe, Eden, Kyla, Emily M., Mary Beth, Abby S. Alison R, Lauren, Elena, and Suzanna

Students in Ensemble 2 (Crawdad Hole): Jonathan, Jesse, Garrett, Kaedynn, Scarlett, Hannah, Emily H., Adrianna, Olivia, Avery, and McKenna 

Tuition Due Next Week

Just a friendly reminder tuition for February is due next week for those on the monthly payment plan.

Also, for students in Illuminati, this is the time to pay your ensemble fee of $2 for the Choral Fest Solo and Ensemble Contest and for Bella Voce students to $1.67 for their ensemble fee for the Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 8.  This fee applies to all Illuminati and Bella Voce students as each student in these groups have been assigned to an ensemble.  This is the fee that was forewarned about in your Member Handbook.  Speaking of the handbook, I am still hearing some confusion about the event on March 8th so I wanted to include the section about the Choral Fest that was previously described in your Handbook.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me.  Thanks!

This year COHC will be hosting the Oklahoma Homeschool Choral Fest on March 8, 2013 at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City for state-wide home school participants. The Fest will be divided into two portions--a Solo and Ensemble Invitational (much like last year’s event) and a large group Choral Experience for all home school students from across the state to sing in a mass choir. All Illuminati and Bella Voce members will be expected to participate in at least one solo and/or ensemble entry for the Solo and Ensemble Invitational. Participating in the Choral Experience will be optional for all Principio, Illuminati, and Bella Voce students, but we will HIGHLY encourage involvement since we are both sponsoring the event and it provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with students from all across the state and a nationally known guest clinician. All entries will be submitted and organized through the choirs’ prospective directors. Cost to participate in a solo or ensemble will range from $1.66 to $10 per solo/ensemble depending on the size of the group. Cost to participate in the Choral Experience will be $55 ($10 less than the registration fee of those not enrolled in COHC).

See you Tuesday!