Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Marching into April

Success!  The Solo & Ensemble Contest this past Saturday was a success and so much of the smoothness of the day was due to the 30 parent volunteers we had in a 3 hour time frame.  WOW!  THANK YOU PARENTS!   You allowed the 6 Choral Directors to do what we love… lead, conduct (13 ensembles!), and encourage your students as they performed.

The Board of Directors went through the interview process last week in order to hire the next Executive Director for the COHC.  It was clear to all around the table (Board Members and Choral Directors) who needed to come join the COHC team.  On behalf of the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs, we’d like to welcome Mrs. Jacque Hocking as the next Executive Director (effective mid-May 2017) of the COHC.  Mrs. Hocking will be popping into rehearsals, Festivals, and Expos, between now and our Spring Concert in order to meet COHC students and parents.  You will learn more about her in the coming weeks and she will be formally introduced to the COHC at our Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 9th. 

Carnegie Hall News:  We have one more COHC student headed to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Congrats to Alexi Hufstedler who auditioned and was selected to perform in the Carnegie Hall Middle School Honors Choir this coming June.  She will be rehearsing 8 hours days in NYC with clinician Greg Gilpin before performing at the famed concert hall. 

Coming Up… 
April 1st:  Heartland Music Festival Payments Due! An additional email was sent Wednesday morning with Festival information.  Remember the COHC address has been changed to: 
COHC ; 2011 West Danforth Road; Box 204; Edmond, OK    73003.   Those wishing to check if their payment has been received should contact the CFO directly at  [Side note:  The Executive Director neither receives nor tracks any funding for the COHC.]

April 5th: My Loving Shepherd’s” composer, Michael Ware, will be our guest clinician this coming Wednesday for our Illuminati & Bella Voce choirs in Edmond.  Students from the Norman and OKC Illuminati & Bella Voce choirs are welcome to join the Edmond choirs this week 1pm - 2pm at First Baptist Edmond.  The Edmond choirs will follow their regular rehearsal schedule from 12:45pm - 2:30pm.   All Illuminati & Bella Voce parents received an email with more detailed information. 

April 7th:  Music Experience & Principio Combined Rehearsals  at First Baptist Church- Edmond.  Students will rehearse from 1pm - 3pm in the Worship Center and Choir Room. The time will be used to prepare the choirs for their April 29th performance at the OK Festival of the Arts. All Music Experience and Principio parents were sent an email with this information in early March.