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.