Saturday, March 28, 2015

Choir News cont.--Spring Concert and Potluck

This week we have a LOT of news to share so instead of bombarding you with all of it in one super long email you can expect a few emails spread throughout the week.  This is email three.

Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert is on TUESDAY, May 5.  The spring concert schedule will be very similar to that of our Christmas concert schedule so you can start making plans and inviting your friends and family now.  

Location:  First Christian Church of Edmond on the northeast corner of 2nd and Blvd (201 E. 2nd St.)
Rehearsal Attire:  Choir shirts and jeans
Concert Attire:  Formal uniforms (black and white)

Group Rehearsal Times
3:30-5:00 p.m. Music Experience
3:30-5:00 p.m. Principio
2:00-3:30 p.m. Illuminati
2:00-3:30 p.m. Bella Voce

Where to Meet When You First Arrive
Music Experience--In the room at the far right end of the left hallway (the Bella Voce/Principio rehearsal room)
Principio--In the sanctuary
Illuminati--In the room at the far right end of the left hallway (the Bella Voce/Principio rehearsal room)
Bella Voce--In the sanctuary

The fellowship hall will be available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for those desiring a place to eat a sack lunch. There are also bathrooms near the sanctuary that will be available for those needing a place to change into their formal attire prior to the concert.

Where to Eat
There are lots of restaurants nearby if you do not want to eat on site.  A few favorites include:
Check out here for even more great ideas. Just make sure whatever you choose that you are back and ready to go by your warm-up time.

Evening Schedule
6:10 p.m. K-5 Warm-up
6:30 p.m. K-5 Concert
7:00 p.m. 6-12 Warm-up
7:15 p.m. Intermission (if the first concert runs late, we will still take a 15 minute intermission between concerts)
7:30 p.m. 6-12 Concert
8:30 p.m. Concert Over

Note:  There will be no other rehearsals at any location during concert week.

Other Info
  • Changing Facilities--wear your choir shirts and jeans to rehearsal and bring your uniforms to change into after supper. There will be plenty of restrooms for changing at that time. 
  • Edmond students and parents--you guys are "in the know." Therefore, if you would be gracious hostesses and guide the rest of our students to the sanctuary and/or choir room at the beginning of rehearsals that would be very helpful. 
  • Parking--When you arrive, park in the south and east parking lots. You can also park in the old laundry-mat parking lot to the east on 2nd street. Please do not park on the north side (day care parking) or in the library parking lot. Thanks

Spring Potluck & Talent Show

When:  SATURDAY, May 9, 5-8 p.m.
Where:  New Hope Worship Center, 3513 N. Geraldine Ave., OKC 73112
Why:  For fun, fellowship, and an opportunity for kids to show off their talent...whatever it may be!

The spring potluck and talent show is a completely optional event but we hope everyone will be there.  It will be a fun time of fellowship and fun.  While the event is free, if you are attending, we do need a head count and an idea of who will be participating in the talent show so please sign up for the areas you are interested in below.  Thanks!

Note for Talent Show Participants:  Gym space, a piano, and sound equipment will be provided.

Parents--Sign Up for the Potluck 

  1. Choose which item you will bring to the potluck and sign up for it.  Note where the need is so that we can try to keep main dish, sides, and desserts fairly even.  Drinks and paper goods will be provided.
  2. Type in the number of people attending with your family in the comments section.  Thanks!

Students--Sign Up for the Talent Show

  1. Sign up and name your talent in the comments (singing, dancing, telling jokes, skit, gymnastics, etc.)
  2. Exact order of talent will be determined/provided the day of the event.

What's Ahead

April 1--Heartland Festival Registration Due for Illuminati and Bella Voce Members and Sponsors (see below)
April 3--Bella Voce to sing at the OKC Blue Game*
April 6--Golf Tournament Meeting for Those Willing to Volunteer*
April 7-8--Dress Rehearsal Day--Wear your choir uniform to rehearsal for a uniform check.*
April 14-15--Land Run Dress Up Day (dress in Okie fashion)
April 18--Heartland Festival for Illuminati and Bella Voce students
May 1-2--OCHEC Convention
May 5--Spring Concert
May 9--End of the Year Potluck*

*These are new or slightly changed event dates/times from the original calendar shared in the fall.