Thursday, April 16, 2015

Choir News--Heartland Festival Update

A final update in preparation for those attending the Heartland Festival on Saturday.  Everything in BOLD is new information so please take note.

Attire:  Blue jeans and choir shirts.

Can students change clothes after their performance and wear something different at Frontier City?  Students must wear their choir shirts all day.  However, if the weather is warm, they may switch to appropriate length shorts for Frontier City.  As our handbook says, if your fingers placed down your side can touch bare skin, it's too short.  

Parents and other family are WELCOME to come watch the performances at UCO.  The contest is being held on the THIRD FLOOR in Ballroom C of the NIGH CENTER.  For those of you unfamiliar with UCO, this is the building that is at the tip of the U when you turn off 2nd street at the main entrance.  Parking is available to the right of the Nigh Center, but bring a few dollars as you may have to pay for parking.  
8:00 a.m.   Meet at First Christian Church, Edmond (215 N. Boulevard, Edmond) and warm-up.

To enter the church use the passcode 4396#.

9:20 a.m.   Load buses and go to UCO Music Building (100 N. University Dr., Edmond)
9:40 a.m.   Bella Voce warm-up time
10:00 a.m. Bella Voce Performance, Room 1 (Illuminati will watch)
10:20 a.m.   Illuminati warm-up time
10:40 a.m.   Illuminati Performance, Room 1
11:00 a.m. Load buses and head to lunch
11:15 a.m. Lunch at the Garage (601 S. Bryant, Edmond)
12:45 p.m. Load buses and travel to Frontier City
1:00 p.m. Fun at Frontier City (in parent sponsored groups)
5:00 p.m.        Awards Ceremony at the Starlight Ampitheater (in Frontier City)
5:30 p.m. Load buses
5:45 p.m.   Return to First Christian Church, Edmond.  Parents pick up here.

Sponsors:  Students should give YOU their permission slip to leave early.  If you do not have a signed permission from a parent they should NOT leave your side.  At the end of the day, please give all slips gathered to your director.  Thanks!

There is a good chance for rain on Saturday. The Heartland Festival does NOT cancel due to weather conditions. That said, please keep your phones handy throughout the day in case we need to arrange for an early pickup in the afternoon. Thanks!

If you have not paid for the Heartland Festival yet, you can do so here. We must have all payments BEFORE Saturday to participate. Thanks!

Looking Ahead

May 1-2--OCHEC Convention--We need LOTS of volunteers at our booth for this event.  Learn more and sign up here.
May 5--Spring Concert--Every child should have come home with a green piece of paper with all this info on it this week, but just in case it didn't make it into your hands, you can read all about the Spring Concert schedule here.
May 9--End of the Year Potluck & Talent Show--Sign up to bring items for the potluck or enter in our first talent show.  Skits, piano pieces, singing, dancing, gymnastics, jokes and more...they are all welcome!