Friday, October 20, 2017

50% off Kid's Clothes at Land's End through 11:59pm this Sunday, October 22

Attention Music Experience and Principio Parents: FYI

50% off offer on kid's clothes at Land's End valid through 11:59 pm this Sunday, October 22.
It is for regular-priced kid's clothes only.
At checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code: APPLE and the PIN: 1045.
This can be used online, in-store, or by phone.
Excludes shipping and taxes.
5-7 business day delivery to most addresses.


Special thank you to Joy Cavett for making us aware of this offer.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Call Times and Info About the OKC Blue Basketball Game - Friday, November 3, 2017

OKC Blue Basketball
Friday, November 3, 2017

Here is additional info about that evening.

  • 4:30pm call for the singers (Clay, our contact at OKC Blue, will have a room for us to gather and rehearse the National Anthem.)
  • 5:30pm call for the flag holders (The singers will join them for a sound check with the technical crew of the OKC Blue.)
  • 6:30pm call for the students that will stand with the players
  1. Please email or text me the name(s) of the student(s) participating.
  2. Every person attending, even the students participating will need a ticket. The tickets are $10 per person. 
  3. The students will wear Uniform B. Please check the website for specifics on Uniform B.
  4. Here is the link and code for ordering tickets for the OKC Blue Basketball game on Friday, November 3, 2017.
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/okcnba/EN/link/promotion/home/53f19539fa77777d09aeb33117f92692e0ecf438  

Code: COHC
    • Singers: Bella Voce/Illuminati
    • Flag Holders: Illuminati/Principio
    • Stand with Players: Principio/Music Experience

If you have questions, please call me at 405.919-3776.  

This is going to be a great evening, so sign up early and bring the whole family! 

Jacque


Friday, October 13, 2017

OKC Blue Basketball link and code - For Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Hi,

Here is the link and code for ordering tickets for the OKC Blue Basketball game on Friday, November 3, 2017.


  • Please email or text me with the name(s) of the COHC student(s) participating.
    • Reminder:  40 singers, 40 flag holders, and 25 stand with the players
    • Singers: Bella Voce/Illuminati
    • Flag Holders: Illuminati/Principio
    • Stand with Players: Principio/Music Experience


  • Every person attending, even the students participating will need a ticket. The tickets are $10 per person. 


  • We need to arrive at 4:30pm. We will have a place to gather, line-up, warm-up, and prepare for flag holding and the pre-door sound check at 5:30pm. 


  • The students will wear Uniform B. Please check the website for specifics on Uniform B.


  • The doors open for the public at 6:00pm.

If you have questions, please email or text me.  I'm sure there will be another message sent, so please be looking for it. If you have any problems with the link or code, please let me know. I tried it this evening and it seems to be working fine.

This is going to be a great evening, so bring the whole family! 

Jacque


https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/okcnba/EN/link/promotion/home/53f19539fa77777d09aeb33117f92692e0ecf438  

Code: COHC

Monday, October 2, 2017

Open Board Meeting Reminder

Don't forget the Open Board Meeting Tuesday evening, October 3

7:00pm
5901 Stewart Drive
Mustang, OK  73064
405-919-3776

Stewart Drive is located off SW 59th between Mustang Road and Sara Road.

Due to space, the meeting is limited to adults and nursing babies.

Carpool if possible because it is against our HOA for people to park on the street, so please park in our driveway.


Attention Bella Voce, Illuminati, Principio & Music Experience

You guessed it!

We have been invited to sing and assist at the OKC Blue Basketball game on Friday, November 3, 2017.  I would love to fill all of the spots up with our students.

  • We need 40 Bella Voce/Illuminati students to sing the National Anthem. 
  • We need 40 Principio/Illuminate students to be the Red, White, & Blue Team. 
  • We need 25 Music Experience students to stand on the court while the players are introduced.
  • There is also an opportunity to be a part of the Post-game Free Throws.
This is the only community event outside of our Christmas concert that we will do this fall, so everyone that can, mark your calendar. More information to follow.

See you there!
Welcome to October!!

Can you believe it is already here?  I do love fall and look forward to the beautiful colors God brings to our world.

Please mark Friday, November 3, 2017 on your calendar.  There are many opportunities for our students that evening.

  • NationalAnthem (sing) 
  • Red, White, & Blue Crew (holding the flag) 
  • Player Introductions (standing on the court while the players are announced)
  • Post-game Free Throws (shoot on the court after the game
I will send more details soon.

Have a wonderful week.

Jacque


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Open Board Meeting - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00pm-9:00pm

You are invited to attend the Open Board Meeting.

Due to space, the meeting is limited to adults and nursing babies.

It will be held at Jacque Hocking's home, 5901 Stewart Drive, Mustang, OK 73064. Stewart Drive is located off SW 59th between Mustang Road and Sara Road.

It is against our HOA for people to park on the street, so please carpool if possible and park in our driveway.

Board members, please bring a finger food/snack. I will provide water and tea.

My phone number is 405.919-3776.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Re-sending information on 2017-2018 t-shirts

Please add our email address to your addresses of our emails will not go to your "Junk" or "Spam" folders.

Good Evening,

If this is a duplication, please disregard it. 
I am resending this information because we suspected some emails were going to "junk" or "spam" folders. 


Hi,

I am very excited to announce that after a few adjustments from design to printing we are close to the t-shirts arriving. 
I have attached a .jpg of what the t-shirts will look like.
Each student in COHC will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt, which is covered in your fees.

This information is for those want to purchase extra t-shirts for siblings, parents, grandparents, etc. 
Please send me your order by Sunday, September 24. Sizes and prices are listed below.

Thanks,

Jacque


Short-sleeved T-shirts - Youth Small through Adult X-Large - $10.00 each; Adult 2X Large - $12.00 each

Long-sleeved T-shirts - Youth Small through Adult X-Large - $12.50 each; Adult 2X Large - $14.50 each
Attachments area

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Clarification of Orientation and First Rehearsals

Clarification

Orientation for all choirs from all locations will be held at Baptist Temple NW30th & Villa in OKC on Wednesday, August 23 from 10am - 11:30am.
First Day of Rehearsal for Edmond is Wednesday, August 30 in the afternoon at FBC Edmond.
First Day of Rehearsal for OKC is Monday, August 28 in the afternoon at Baptist Temple.
First Day of Rehearsal for Norman is Wednesday, August 30 in the morning at Trinity Baptist.

Thanks,

Jacque

Friday, August 11, 2017

Orientation for 2017-2018

Hi,

If you have not met me in person, my name is Jacque Hocking and I am the new Executive Director of the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs. I am excited about the opportunity to work with you, the board, the choral directors, and the students. I believe God opened this position for me to assist the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs to continue fulfilling a vision that was started 20+ years ago. Your children becoming fine musicians is in the hands of our talented, experienced, and loving choral directors is our first goal. Their heart for God and your children is so evident in all they do. It has been a pleasure watching them prepare for this coming school year. By providing the students with opportunities to sing in the greater Oklahoma City area we satisfy our commitment as a non-profit organization and most importantly our dedication to the mission God has given each of us to share His love.  

We have made an adjustment to our schedule and I wanted to get the information to you as quickly as possible.

The decision has been made to have to one orientation this year. It will be on Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00am - 11:30am in the sanctuary at Baptist Temple, which is located at NW 30th & Villa in OKC.  There were a number of situations that perpetuated this change. A few of them were:  

1) Our cost for using the churches has risen and this is one way we can cut down on cost (i.e. not needing to pay three churches for orientation days) and I
          did not want to come to you and ask for more tuition to cover the increases.
2) We are competing with the eclipse. Many families want to see this unique event. 
3) The need for more opportunities for the students from the three locations to bond. If you have participated in a choir, you know the difference a bond can
          make in performances.
4) It has been noted that orientation is not well attended and we want to make the time valuable to you.

On Wednesday, August 23 before and after our meeting, Laura Stoabs and two board members will be accepting tuition payments. The first part of the orientation will be introductions of the choral directors, the board, and Laura Stoabs, our CFO. During the second part of the orientation, the students will go with the choral directors to their rooms for a time of fun, music, and fellowship while the parents will stay in the sanctuary for more information concerning changes in drop off and pick up, clarification about uniforms, and a question/answer time.

The following week, to make the first day of rehearsals run smoothly, there will be a board member at each location. 

This year is going to be a time of change and growth. We are developing a permanent branding of the organization, pursuing a grant from Hobby Lobby (Please pray that God would grant us favor with the committee that will read our proposal.), updating the website, and making decisions about possibly expanding our locations in the future. We ask that you pray for us and we will pray for you.  

If you have any questions about anything in this email, please contact my by email, text, or phone. My number is 405.919-3776.

Thank you for this opportunity to serve,

Jacque

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oklahoma Hello! from Jacque Hocking, the new Executive Director

Hi,

Now that we have a week behind us after the wonderful spring concerts, I am writing to mostly say hello and to let you know I am committed to you, your children and this organization. I am so excited to begin this journey with you. Music has been and continues to be an enormous part of my life; from standing beside the piano and singing with my grandmother to singing "I Love You a Bushel and a Peck" to my grandchildren. Whether one develops into a professional musician or just enjoys the joy, peace, and comfort music brings, the gift of music should be embraced.

I am determined to keep the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs a vital part of our state. I am also excited about the growth of our group. Your family's part in this organization is what keeps us going. I want to hear your thoughts and ideas and will share them with the choral directors and board. I will strive to make this experience one you and your children will cherish.

Currently, I am in the thick of the 'learning curve' and appreciate your patience as I sort out and make the rigors of this position a part of my everyday life. The plans for fall are well underway and the choral directors and the board will be meeting soon to continue our work, which will make the 2017-2018 season successful.

May God richly bless you and your family this summer and keep you safe in the palm of His hand.

Sincerely,

Jacque

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

OKC Dodgers Tickets STILL AVAILABLE!

STELLAR.  

The students presented a stellar performance last night for the 20th Spring Concert.  Thank you to all of the students, Choral Directors and Accompanists for working so hard for such an amazing night of choral music.  Congratulations!  You have all completed another year with the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs. 

If you missed the opportunity to purchase tickets for the OKC Dodgers game on June 4th on Tuesday night, you can still purchase the $15 tickets online.  We’ve worked with the Dodgers to update the Promo code and it will be valid until May 19th.  They advised users to open the link in Safari or FireFox.  You can pass this link & code along to friends and family.  

Promo Code :COHSC


For Bella Voce & Illuminati students:  Information will be sent prior to June 4th of a REHEARSAL day, time, and location.  You will be performing the same National Anthem sung at the OKC BLUE game.  

REGISTRATION for 2017-2018 is open ONLINE!  Pass this along to friends and family… 

Remember that we have 3 rehearsal locations.  If your schedule conflicts with one location, consider trying one of our other rehearsal sites. 
Mondays:  OKC @ Baptist Temple (afternoons)
Wednesday: Norman @ Trinity Baptist Church (mornings)
Wednesday: Edmond @ First Baptist Church (afternoons)


And now on a personal note… 

This is my last Member News to write for the COHC. My sincerest thanks to you all for pouring out your kinds words to me yesterday.   Even though I’m not fulfilling the role as Executive Director any longer, I will still be working with the Bella Voce Choir in Edmond.  We can reconnect at all concerts and events throughout the year in person—rather than through Member News.  

Make an effort to introduce yourself to Jacque Hocking at Orientation, rehearsals and concerts.  She is a lovely woman with oodles of experience in areas beneficial to the COHC.  In case you want to send her a message, her email address is:  admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com 

Many blessings to each one you!



Elizabeth Lopez

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Spring Concert Info

It’s here! The Spring Concert is this Tuesday (May 9th) at First Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma (1300 E 33rd St). All regularly scheduled rehearsals ended last week.  The Spring Concert will conclude all required activities/rehearsals/performances of the 2016-2017 year. 

11am - 12:30pm Music Experience & Principio Staging Rehearsal
ME will begin in the Worship Center
Principio will begin in the Choir Room
**Wear your black choir t-shirts & jeans

1:00pm - 3:00pm Illuminati & Bella Voce Staging Rehearsal
Illuminati will begin in the Worship Center
Bella Voce will begin in the Choir Room 
**Wear your black choir t-shirts & jeans

6:00pm Music Experience & Principio Warm-Up/Line-Up in the Choir Room
6:30pm ME & Principio Concert in the Worship Center
7:00pm Illuminati & Bella Voce Warm-Up/Line-Up in the Choir Room
7:30pm Illuminati & Bella Voce Concert in the Worship Center
**All students should wear their concert attire.  

What about the hours between the staging rehearsal and the actual concert? What could families do during that time frame if they don’t choose to drive back to the Norman or Yukon/Mustang areas? 
  • We will have 1 large classroom with tables/chairs for those who want to bring lunch.  Or maybe you need to spend a few hours working while your student(s) is rehearsing. Please leave the room as neat as you found it. 
  • Hafer Park (1304 S. Bryant Ave) FREE!
  • Edmond Library /Metropolitan Library System  (10 South Boulevard) FREE!
  • Edmond Historical Society Museum -Children’s Area inside! (431 S. Boulevard)  Free!
  • Kickingbird Theaters — 1225 East Danforth, Edmond, OK 73034 ($)
  • Boulevard Lanes - 3501 South Boulevard ($)
  • Dining options: Everything from fast-food to “sit-down” at the following major intersections/ areas 
    • 33rd Between Boulevard & Broadway (All American Pizza, Kamps 1910; Johnnies, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Jamba Juice, etc.)
    • 15th & Boulevard (Louie’s, Starbucks’, Cool Greens, Panera Bread, Fuzzy’s Taco) 
    • 2nd Street between University and Bryant (McAlisters, Old Chicago, Chick Fil A, IHOP, McDonalds, Starbucks, Zoe’s Kitchen, China Wall Buffett
    • On Broadway heading south (towards OKC)from 33rd: Charleston’s, Thai Kitchen(?), Alfredos, Chilis, Outback, Applebees, City Bites, and more!

UNIFORM EXCHANGE
Graduating…into the next level of choirs?  Sell that Principio uniform on our Facebook Uniform Exchange page. Whether you are Principio, Illuminati, or Bella Voce, you can list your uniform on the Facebook page.  All uniforms must be in good condition and are sold at 50% of the original price. Anyone wishing to purchase a used uniform can check that site.  

Register for 2017-2018!
Registration is now open for current COHC members for 2017-2018. Your early registration helps us set an accurate budget, order correct amounts of music, purchase supplies, and print t-shirts early. You can register HERENew families to the COHC can begin registering online June 1st. 

Return Music
If your student needs to return music to us after the concert, please MAIL IT to our address.  If your student has lost music…it’s $2 per piece missing.  All checks can be made out to ‘COHC’.  
Central Ok Homeschool Choirs
2011 W. Danforth Road
Box 204
Edmond, OK   73003


Saturday, April 29, 2017

NO FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

Due to inclement weather and the fact the Arts Festival is currently without power, the Music Experience and Principio performance has been CANCELLED.  Enjoy your family time AT HOME today.  See you at rehearsals this coming week!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Arts Festival; Spring Concert; 2017-2018 info

ARTS FESTIVAL - April 29th
THIS Saturday, April 29th our Music Experience & Principio Students will be performing at the OK Arts Festival located in Bicentennial Park in front of the OKC Civic Center and Music Hall.  Students are to arrive at 2:15pm and locate their Choral Director.  Students should wear their COHC T-shirt, jeans, and shoes.  Students will tuck in their shirts for the performance. The performance is from 3:00pm - 3:20pm. 

NEW INFO:  The students will be performing at the COLCORD STAGE.  This is located in the southwest corner of the festival area and beside the Civic Center Music Hall.  For those of you who had students performing last year, this is the same stage as 2016.  

The COHC staff is watching the weather very carefully between now and Saturday afternoon.  A decision as to whether or not to cancel the performance will be made at noon on Saturday. All Principio and Music Experience parents will be notified via email, Members News, and through the REMIND ME text if we are canceling the performance. 

OCHEC Convention: 
23 time slots still available for volunteers in our COHC booth at the OCHEC convention.  We need volunteers to join our COHC Staff in getting the word out about the choirs.  Our booth will be ‘manned’ during the following hours on Friday May 5 (8:30am - 6:30pm) and Saturday May 6th (9am - 5:30pm). You can sign up for your time by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:

May 2-3 are the LAST regular rehearsal days for 2016-2017.  Many teachers will be taking up music that day.  Any music missing / not returned to the COHC by the Spring concert will result in a fine of $2 per missing piece.  

 Tuesday May 9th: Staging Rehearsal & Concert (First Baptist Church / Edmond)
**Students should wear their COHC t-shirts to the STAGING REHEARSAL as we will take group pictures.  Students should wear their COHC performance attire to the CONCERT.**
11am - 12:30pm: Music Experience & Principio (staging rehearsal)
1pm - 3pm : Illuminati & Bella Voce (staging rehearsal)
6pm: Music Experience & Principio (Warm-Up/Line-Up)
6:30pm:  Music Experience & Principio (CONCERT)
7:00pm:  Illuminati & Bella Voce (Warm-Up/Line-Up)
7:30pm: Illuminati & Bella Voce (CONCERT)

Dodgers Game: June 4th - 2:05pm 
Illuminati & Bella Voce will be singing on June 4th at the OKC Dodgers game.  Anyone (your, farmily, friends, church groups, etc) can use the following link to purchase tickets for this game. Sanctus Real will be performing following  the ballgame.   PROMO CODE: COHSC

News on NEXT year: 2017-2018
 CURRENT COHC members will be able to register on-line starting May 9th.  NEW COHC members will be able to register on-line beginning June 1st.  Both returning and new COHC Member will have until September 1st to register.  Orientation will take place on Aug 14th /16th. First rehearsals will be held on Aug 21st / 23rd.  Our OKC rehearsal day is being changed to Monday afternoons in 2017-2018.  The times for the choirs will be as follows: 

Mondays: OKC
1pm - 2:45pm ILL and BV
3pm - 4pm      ME & Principio

Wednesdays: Norman
9am-10am        ME & Principio
10:15am-12pm ILL & BV

Wednesdays: Edmond

1pm - 2:45pm    ILL and BV
3pm - 4pm         ME & Principio

Friday, April 21, 2017

Homeschool Convention Booth Volunteers Needed

Each year OCHEC puts on the largest Homeschool Convention in the state of Oklahoma and the COHC has a booth along with hundreds of other organizations.  This is the event where we connect with most of our potential new members for the upcoming year and we can't keep our booth manned without volunteers.  This year the OCHEC Convention is set for Friday and Saturday May 5th & 6th and will be held at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.  Our booth will be 'open' from 9am - 5:30pm on Friday and 9am -4:30pm on Saturday.  Consider signing up with a friend and working the booth hour(s) together.  Share your story and your students experience within the COHC with interested families.

You do not need to purchase a ticket for the OCHEC Convention in order to 'volunteer' at a booth.  However, you will not be able to enter earlier or stay later than your shift without a ticket.  Those volunteering will receive a "Vendor Badge" identifying them as helping with our booth and it is valid during your shift with the COHC booth.  The "Vendor Badge" will be passed from one volunteer to the next throughout the day.

Sign up for your time slot(s) by copying/ pasting the following link into your browser.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aadae23a5f58-cohc




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Heartland THIS Saturday!

Heartland Music Festival is the THIS Saturday (April 22)!  Illuminati & Bella Voce students will be performing at HIGHLAND HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH (7900 Devore Drive, OKC, OK 73162) Family members and friends are welcome to listen to the choirs perform…and to cheer loudly.  There is no cost to come and listen. 

Illuminati : Arrive at 9:45am and locate Mrs. Matlick and Mrs. Cavett.  They will check you in, line you up and get your voices ready to sing.  Your official warm-up time with the festival is 10:20am. You will perform at 10:40am-11:00am.  Remember to wear your COHC t-shirt, blue jeans, shoes.  You will tuck in your shirt for the performance! 

Bella Voce:  Arrive at 10:45am and locate Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Russell.  They will check you in, line you up and get your voices ready to sing.  Your official warm-up time with the festival is 11:00am. You will perform at 11:20am-11:40am.  Remember to wear your COHC t-shirt, blue jeans, shoes.  You will tuck in your shirt for the performance! 

Students going to Frontier City will ride the school bus from Highland Hills Baptist Church to Frontier City.  The Heartland Music Festival hosts an awards ceremony at 5:30pm.  Students can be picked up from Frontier City main entrance at 6:00pm or as soon as the the awards ceremony is completed. Students being picked up by someone other than their parent need a note from that parent sent to: Elizabeth Lopez (admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com).  If students are wanting to stay beyond 6pm, a note will need to be emailed to Elizabeth Lopez.  The COHC will not be responsible for students staying after the awards ceremony. 

Spring Preview Days are April 25-26.  Invite prospective COHC students to your rehearsal and introduce them to your friends and choral director.  

OK ARTS Festival: Saturday, April 29th our Music Experience & Principio Students will be performing at the OK Arts Festival located in Bicentennial Park in front of the OKC Civic Center and Music Hall.  Students are to arrive at 2:15pm and locate their Choral Director.  Students should wear their COHC T-shirt, jeans, and shoes.  Students will tuck in their shirts for the performance. The performance is from 3:00pm - 3:20pm. 

May 3-4: Last days of regularly scheduled rehearsals in OKC, Norman, and Edmond. Students will be asked to turn in all COHC music issued throughout the year.  Any music not returned will result in a $2 fine per piece not returned. 

May 9:  CONCERT DAY!  All events listed below will take place at First Baptist Church, Edmond. (1300 East 33rd Street, Edmond, OK 73013)  

Staging Rehearsal Schedule
Students are asked to wear their COHC t-shirt for the staging rehearsal.  Photos will be taken. 
11:00am-12:30pm    Music Experience & Principio Students (meet in the Worship Center)
1:00pm - 3:00pm     Illuminati & Bella Voce students (meet in the Worship Center)   

Concert Schedule
Students are asked to wear their COHC performance uniform
6:00pm   Music Experience & Principio Students Warm-Up (in the Choir Room)
6:30pm   Music Experience & Principio Concert (in the Worship Center)
7:00pm  Illuminati & Bella Voce Students Warm-Up (in the Choir Room)

7:30pm  Illuminati & Bella Voce Concert (in the Worship Center) 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!

The OKC Dodgers have worked out the kink in the link for the COHC tickets for the ballgame on June 4th.  Promo Code :COHSC

Heartland Music Festival is NEXT WEEK!  Saturday, April 22nd our Illuminati and Bella Voce Students will be performing at the annual Heartland Music Festival.  The HMF director emailed the COHC today notifying groups of a NEW LOCATION.  We will now be competing at Highland Hills Baptist Church (7900 DEVORE DRIVE , OKC 73162).
 
Illuminati : Arrive at 9:45am and locate Mrs. Matlick and Mrs. Cavett.  They will check you in, line you up and get your voices ready to sing.  Your official warm-up time with the festival is 10:20am. You will perform at 10:40am.  Remember to wear your COHC t-shirt, blue jeans, shoes.  You will tuck in your shirt for the performance! 

Bella Voce:  Arrive at 10:45am and locate Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Russell.  They will check you in, line you up and get your voices ready to sing.  Your official warm-up time with the festival is 11:00am. You will perform at 11:20am.  Remember to wear your COHC t-shirt, blue jeans, shoes.  You will tuck in your shirt for the performance! 

OK ARTS Festival is in 2 weeks!  Saturday, April 29th our Music Experience & Principio Students will be performing at the OK Arts Festival located in Bicentennial Park in front of the OKC Civic Center and Music Hall.  Students are to arrive at 2:15pm and locate their Choral Director.  Students should wear their COHC T-shirt, jeans, and shoes.  Students will tuck in their shirts for the performance. The performance is from 3:00pm - 3:20pm. 

April 25-26:  Spring Preview days!  Know anyone who is interested in joining the COHC for the 2017-2018 school year?  Invite them to your rehearsal that week.  They will be able to sit in during rehearsal and observe while you sing.  Our Choral Directors and Board members will be on hand to meet them before and after rehearsals. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

OKC Dodgers Game

Illuminati and Bella Voce choirs will perform the National Anthem at the OKC Dodgers Baseball game on Sunday, June 4th @ 2:05pm.  This is the OKC Dodgers “Faith & Family Night” at the Chickasaw Bricktown ballpark and immediately following the game, Christian recording artist “Sanctus Real” will give a concert.  
Each student performing and any family member planning on coming to the game will need to purchase a ticket for $15 each.  This will include your seat, an OKC Dodgers ‘giveaway’, and the after game concert with “Sanctus Real”.  You, your entire family, friends, and even church groups, can use the following promo code in order to receive the discounted tickets for that game. All choirs (including Music Experience & Principio) can pass this code to friends and family to purchase the discounted ticket. 

Get your discount tickets HERE.  PROMO CODE: COHSC.  

The deadline for the COHC to purchase tickets is TUESDAY, MAY 9th.  That’s the same date as our Spring Concert which will be held at First Baptist Church, Edmond, Oklahoma. 



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Showers (of extras)

The COHC has only 4 more weeks of regularly scheduled rehearsals before the 20th Spring Concert.  Our Spring Concert is set for Tuesday, May 9th and will be held at First Baptist Church - Edmond.  Before we get to May 9th, we have extra rehearsals, choral contest, festival performance, and the OCHEC Homeschool Convention.  

We (Choral Director/Staff) do our best to get information out to you (parents/students) as soon  as we know it.  This coming Friday our Music Experience and Principio students will receive a handout with Arts Festival and Spring Concert information on it.  Bella Voce & Illuminati students will receive their handout with Heartland Festival and Spring concert information at rehearsals next week. All of the information being printed and passed out is the SAME INFORMATION  we will have on the Member News tab of the COHC website.  

(Illuminati & Bella Voce parents— keep scrolling down!)

Music Experience & Principio Scheduled Dates: 
  • Friday, April 7th - Combined Rehearsal                                                
  • @ First Baptist Church- Edmond (1pm - 3pm)
  • Principio will begin in the CHOIR ROOM with Mrs. Matlick & Mrs. Gossen
    —Music Experience will meet in the WORSHIP CENTER with Mrs. Cavett, Mrs. Russell, and Mrs. Geesaman.
Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium as long as the students are not distracted by those staying in the auditorium. 

  • Saturday, April 29th - ME& Principio performance                                            
  • @ Oklahoma Festival of the Arts. (3pm - 3:20pm)
The following information is taken from the February 22nd Member News. 

Congrats to Music Experience and Principio!  They’ve been selected to perform for a 2nd year at the OK Arts Festival (@artscouncilokc;  #okcfa).  Mark on your family calendars this OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE DATE for Principio and Music Experience students. 

Saturday, April 29th
Bicentennial Park  / Colcord Stage 
Arrival time 2:15pm 
Performance time: 3:00pm - 3:20pm 

Students should wear the 2016-2017 COHC t-shirt, jeans, and shoes.”  

Bicentennial Park is newly constructed parks/lawn area in front of the OKC Civic Center - Music Hall. Festival of the Arts takes place at Bicentennial Park in downtown Oklahoma City.  The actual event area stretches from Lee Ave east to City Hall, and from Colcord north to Couch Drive.  Our students are scheduled to perform on the Colcord Stage.  Once a map with that exact stage location is sent to the the COHC— it will be updated on Member News. 

Students need to arrive at the Colcord Stage area by 2:15pm in order to line-up and warm-up.  Their Choral Director will be there with signs helping them to identify where to go. Once the students have performed they are free to go with a parent/guardian.  If your student is being picked up by someone other than a family member - please send an email to their Choral Director with that information.  Students will only be released to a parent/family member or to someone on the list sent by the parent. 

  • Tuesday May 9th- Spring Concert Day / Staging Rehearsal                                   
  • @First  Baptist Church - Edmond (11am - 12:30pm)
    Students should wear their COHC t-shirts for this rehearsal. This is the FINAL rehearsal for the 2016-2017 year. All students from all 3 rehearsal sites will be meeting at FBC-Edmond for this staging rehearsal.  It is VITAL that your student attend as this is when they will learn where they will be standing, entrances & exits off stage, and other directional &  musical  information for the evening. 
  • Tuesday, May 9th- Spring Concert  / Warm-Up and Performance                           
  • @First Baptist Church - Edmond 
—6:00pm ME and Principio Students should be in their Warm-Up spot in the Choir Room. 
—6:30pm ME & Principio Concert
—Students should wear their concert attire for this performance. Refer to our website under the tab, “UNIFORMS” for a refresher. 

Illuminati & Bella Voce Scheduled Dates:
  • Saturday, April 22nd —Heartland Music Festival                                    @New Covenant Christian Church (12000 N. Rockwell Ave)
Parents and other family members are welcome (free admission) into the auditorium to listen to our choirs perform.  Students should wear their COHC black t-shirts, jeans, and comfortable shoes. 

Illuminati
9:45am Arrival/ Meet Mrs. Cavett and Mrs. Matlick once you are at the church.  You will have a few minutes to line-up and warm-up before going into the official “Warm-Up” Room .
  10:20am Final Prep/Warm-Up Room (Mrs. Cavett & Mrs. Matlick)
10:40am PEFORMANCE! 
11:00am Finished! Students not attending Frontier City can either check-out with Mrs. Matlick at 11am-11:15am OR at the conclusion of the Bella Voce performance (11:40am).  

Bella Voce:  
10:45am Arrival / Meet Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Russell once you are at the church) You will have a few minutes to line-up and warm-up before going into the official “Warm-Up” Room. 
11:00am Final Prep/Warm-Up Room (Mrs. Lopez & Mrs. Russell)
11:20am PEFORMANCE! 

Students NOT attending Frontier City can check out with Mrs. Cavett after  Bella Voce has performed. 

11:45am— Board the Bus for Frontier City! All students going to Frontier City with the COHC will ride a school bus from New Covenant Christian Church to Frontier City.  

12:15pm - 5:30pm - Frontier City Fun!
If you are interested in chaperoning a group of Illuminati or Bella Voce students while they are at Frontier City, please email me. (admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com) Be sure to share your name, your students name/rehearsal location& choir.  I need 4-5 Illuminati parents and 2 Bella Voce parent volunteers. Illuminati chaperones will walk around with their student group throughout the afternoon.  Bella Voce parent volunteers do not have to walk around with their groups.  The BV parent chaperones are asked to have a visual and a verbal check-in with their chaperone groups at designated times/locations during the afternoon. 

5:30pm Awards Ceremony @ Frontier City
Last year Frontier City allowed parents to come in for the awards ceremony without a purchasing a ticket.  That was a shock to us!  They may or may not do that again for parents this year.  We won’t know until we get there. 

6:00pm  Students are RELEASED to parent/or family member at Frontier City’s main gate. If your student is staying at Frontier City or riding home with someone other than you/ your spouse, please send an email to your student’s Choral Director to alert them of that information.  
  • Tuesday May 9th- Spring Concert Day / Staging Rehearsal                                                     @First  Baptist Church - Edmond (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
    Students should wear their COHC t-shirts for this rehearsal. This is the FINAL rehearsal for the 2016-2017 year. All students from all 3 rehearsal sites will be meeting at FBC-Edmond for this staging rehearsal.  It is VITAL that your student attend as this is when they will learn where they will be standing, entrances & exits off stage, and other directional &  musical  information for the evening. 
  • Tuesday, May 9th- Spring Concert  / Warm-Up and Performance                                                       @First Baptist Church - Edmond 
—7:00pm Illuminati & Bella Voce students should be in their Warm-Up spot in the Choir Room. 
—7:30pm  Illuminati & Bella Voce concert 
—Students should wear their concert attire for this performance. Refer to our website under the tab, “UNIFORMS” for a refresher.