Thursday, March 12, 2015

Choir News--No Rehearsals Next Week, Scarberry Scholarship Application, and Heartland Festival

No Rehearsals Next Week

Just a gentle reminder, there are no rehearsals next week.  Enjoy your Spring Break and we will see you on March 24 or 25th.

Scarberry Scholarship Application

Have plans to attend a musically educating event this summer?  Let us help you attend.  We are now taking applications for the Scarberry Scholarship.  The Rachel Scarberry Choral Scholarship Fund is established to provide monetary assistance to a current Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choir student(s) in order that they may participate in outside honorary choral events beyond Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs (COHC) as a representative of COHC.

You can learn more about it and apply here. But hurry! The deadline for application is the end of this month!

Heartland Festival

Start making plans now.  The Heartland Festival is quickly approaching.  What is the Heartland Festival?  The Heartland Festival is a regional choir competition that takes place here, in Oklahoma City over several weekends in April and May.  Our Illuminati and Bella Voce Choirs will be participating in the competition that is on April 18th.  While we must await the post of performance times for an exact schedule of the day, you can expect it to look something like this:

9:30ish  Meet at Grace United Methodist Church in OKC, ride bus to competition site.
Arrive at competition site.  Warm-up. Perform for judge.
Lunch time.  Travel in school buses to eat lunch at a fun venue.  Cost included in Heartland Festival Fee.
Afternoon.  A fun time with friends at Frontier City. Awards ceremony at Frontier City. Take buses back to Grace.
6:30ish.  Parents pick up students at Grace.

Attire for the day is choirs shirts and jeans.

While participation is expected of all Illuminati and Bella Voce students, due to the nature of the event the cost to participate is $65 which is due on April 1st.  We will be looking for parent sponsors for this day as well.  Be looking for a sponsor sign up and student registration soon!  But for now, Happy Spring Break!