Weekly Chorus Updates

Click the date to see the update for that week...

5/16/22 5/6/22 4/29/22 4/22/22 4/1/22 3/27/22 3/25/22

3/18/22 3/11/22 3/4/22 2/25/22 2/18/22 2/11/22

Chorus Updates - 5/16/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Our Spring Concert is coming up THURSDAY! We will need a couple more volunteers for that evening. I have already heard from 2 families (Sockett and Haugh). If you are interested, please reply to this email. It is very important that people volunteer. We will need some ushers and support with student arrival.


Here are a few updates...


Money Stuff

Choral statements went out last week. The due date for any payments for this semester is May 20th. If you have any questions about money stuff please contact our treasurer at adhschoral@gmail.com.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Concert Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday May 18th (2:30pm - 4pm)

*This is a MANDATORY GRADED rehearsal. If a student is unable to attend for ANY reason a

parent or guardian MUST email me in advance.

Spring Concert - Thursday May 19th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

CHANGE OF PLANS... Dress for this concert will be Chorus TShirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!

Choral Banquet - Friday May 27th (5pm to 7pm)

*For this event we will do things a little dressier. Let's all dress up in formal attire. This event

will be catered. Choral student admission is free and any family members that would like to

attend the cost is $10. More details in the coming weeks.

CLICK HERE and fill out the google form if you plan to attend the banquet. There is a bunch of

information at the top of the google form.

Graduation (4th Period Only) - Saturday June 11th (11am Student Call, 12pm Start Time)

This even will take place in the Raleigh Convention Center. Dress for this event will be business

casual. Spring colors would be preferred. NO SNEAKERS!


Money Stuff (again... just in case you didn't read it at the top of the email...)

Choral statements went out last week. The due date for any payments for this semester is May 20th. If you have any questions about money stuff please contact our treasurer at adhschoral@gmail.com.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 5/6/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


I hope everyone has had a great start to your May! Our Spring Concert is coming up next month! We will need a few volunteers for that evening. If you are interested, please reply to this email. It is very important that people volunteer. We will need some ushers, support with student arrival, and choral attire support. Please volunteer to get involved if you are able to!


Here are a few updates...


Upcoming Dates

In School Workshop - Friday May 13th (3rd and 4th Period)

All choral students will work with Dr. Jami Rhodes from the ECU Choral Department during

3rd and 4th Period on vocal technique and will work on songs for our upcoming Spring Concert!

Spring Concert Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday May 18th (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

*For this rehearsal, students will be given a schedule of release times. Not all students will need to stay until the end, however, all students are welcome to stay.

Spring Concert - Thursday May 19th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

CHANGE OF PLANS... Dress for this concert will be Chorus TShirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!

Choral Banquet - Friday May 27th (5pm to 7:30pm)

*For this event we will do things a little dressier. Let's all dress up in formal attire. This event

will be catered. Choral student admission is free and any family members that would like to

attend the cost is $10. More details in the coming weeks.

Graduation (4th Period Only) - Saturday June 11th (11am Student Call, 12pm Start Time)

This even will take place in the Raleigh Convention Center. Dress for this event will be business

casual. Spring colors would be preferred. NO SNEAKERS!


Money Stuff

Choral Statements went out yesterday. The due date for any payments for this semester is May 20th. If you have any questions about money stuff please contact our treasurer at adhschoral@gmail.com.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 4/29/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Our Spring Concert is coming up next month! We will need a few volunteers for that evening. If you are interested, please reply to this email. It is very important that people volunteer. We will need some ushers, support with student arrival, and choral attire support.


Here are a few updates...


Upcoming Dates

Spring Concert Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday May 19th (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

*For this rehearsal, students will be given a schedule of release times. Not all students will need to stay until the end, however, all students are welcome to stay.

Spring Concert - Thursday May 18th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

CHANGE OF PLANS... Dress for this concert will be Chorus TShirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!

Choral Banquet - Friday May 27th (Exact Time TBA)

*For this event we will do things a little dressier. Let's all dress up in formal attire. This event

will be catered. Choral student admission is free and any family members that would like to

attend the cost is $10. More details in the coming weeks.

Graduation (4th Period Only) - Saturday June 11th (11am Student Call, 12pm Start Time)

This even will take place in the Raleigh Convention Center. Dress for this event will be business

casual. Spring colors would be preferred. NO SNEAKERS!


Money Stuff

Choral statements with student balances will go out some time late next week. The due date for any payments for this semester is May 20th. If you have any questions about money stuff please contact our treasurer at adhschoral@gmail.com.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 4/22/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Our Spring Concert is coming up next month! We will need a few volunteers for that evening. If you are interested, please reply to this email. It is very important that people volunteer. We will need some ushers and some support with student arrival and choral attire.


Here are a few updates...


Upcoming Dates

Spring Concert Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday May 18th (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

*For this rehearsal, students will be given a schedule of release times. Not all students will need to stay until the end, however, all students are welcome to stay.

Spring Concert - Thursday May 19th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Formal Choral Attire! I have been communicating with students about their needs for this event. As we get closer, we will order any attire which needs to be ordered and student accounts will be billed.


Fundraising Updates

We have concluded our Spring 2022 fundraisers! Thanks to all who supported and helped! There are still several students who have not handed in their Signature Chocolate money. These students have been notified and have been told to turn this in by Monday April 25th.


Choral Placement Auditions

Students wishing to participate in Proficient or Advanced level choirs must take part in Choral Placement Auditions. These auditions will take place on Tuesday April 26th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Athens Drive Chorus Room. Students do not need to prepare anything in advance. We will be conducting the auditions like a rehearsal and students should be prepared to work hard and to stay for the entire audition process. Sheet music will be supplied at the auditions. If you are auditioning, you MUST fill out the audition info Google Form by CLICKING HERE. The student MUST be signed in to their Wake ID account to fill the form out. The Google Form should be completed by Monday April 25th. For more information about Choral Placement CLICK HERE.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 4/1/22 (Field Trip Update, Concert/Rehearsal Coming Up Next Week)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Come check out our Spring Musical BEEHIVE! CLICK HERE


Spring Cafe 2022 is NEXT WEEK! We will need a few volunteers for that evening. If you are interested, please reply to this email.


Here are a few updates...


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 5:30pm)

*For this rehearsal, students will be given a schedule of release times. Not all students will need to stay until the end, however, all students are welcome to stay.

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Chorus T-Shirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!


Fundraising Updates

We have concluded our Spring 2022 fundraisers! Thanks to all who supported and helped!


Field Trip Update

I have been notified by the company that books the trip that there is a high likelihood that the festival will be cancelled. They are having a hard time securing a venue for the adjudicated performances. I will have more information on Monday and will let everyone know what happens. If the trip is cancelled, we will invite a professor from a NC college choral department to come work with us one day in May. We will also work to organize an outdoor movie/game night.


Spring Musical - Beehive the 60's Musical School Editions TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!

Please consider purchasing tickets for our spring musical Thursday March 31 - Saturday April 2! For more information, CLICK HERE.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

3rd Quarter Grades Finalized /Academic Recovery Plan Link

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


I have finalized grades for the third quarter. If your student is need of an Academic Recover Plan to try to raise their grade for the third quarter, please click the link below and fill out the Google Form. Students MUST use their WCPSS account to fill this form out.


After they have filled the form out, please have them send me an email letting me know that they have requested an Academic Recovery Plan.


CLICK HERE FOR ACADEMIC RECOVERY PLAN GOOGLE FORM


Thanks!


Chorus Updates - 3/25/22 (Fundraiser Ending Soon, Concert Coming Up)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


We are getting closer to our Spring Cafe 2022! We will need a few volunteers for that evening. If you are interested, please reply to this email.


Here are a few updates...


Fundraising Updates

We continued our InstaRaise Fundraiser this week and the students who are participating have raised $4175! Please encourage your student to participate if they aren't currently. This fundraiser ends March 31st! The candy sale is also coming to an end having brought in over $2000 in student profit with a little more on the way! For more information about our current fundraisers CLICK HERE.


Field Trip Update

We have submitted a new date for approval for our Music in the Parks field trip to Williamsburg VA (Busch Gardens). The new date is Friday April 22nd. This will be a full day trip with arrival at Athens before school begins and return to Athens being later in the evening around 9 or 10pm. The approximate cost of the trip for students will be $180 and can be paid with fundraised funds from their student choral account. The approximate cost for Chaperones will be $140. These prices include transportation, snacks and water for the bus, the performance, park admission, and one food voucher for a meal in the park. We will need 8 chaperones for this trip. If you are interested in being a Chaperone, please CLICK HERE and fill out the google form. We still need a few chaperones!


Spring Musical - Beehive the 60's Musical School Editions NEXT WEEK!

Please consider purchasing tickets for our spring musical Thursday March 31 - Saturday April 2! For more information, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 5:30pm)

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Chorus T-Shirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 3/18/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Congratulations to the acts that were selected for Spring Cafe 2022! 24 acts auditioned and they were all awesome! Just some reminders...


Fundraising Updates

Our InstaRaise Fundraiser continued this week and the students who are participating have raised $4105! Please encourage your student to participate if they aren't currently. The candy sale is also going well having brought in over $2000 in student profit with a lot more on the way! For more information about our current fundraisers CLICK HERE.


Field Trip Update

We have submitted a new date for approval for our Music in the Parks field trip to Williamsburg VA (Busch Gardens). The new date is Friday April 22nd. This will be a full day trip with arrival at Athens before school begins and return to Athens being later in the evening around 9 or 10pm. The approximate cost of the trip for students will be $180 and can be paid with fundraised funds from their student choral account. The approximate cost for Chaperones will be $140. These prices include transportation, snacks and water for the bus, the performance, park admission, and one food voucher for a meal in the park. We will need 8 chaperones for this trip and I have heard from 4 people already. If you are interested in being a Chaperone, please CLICK HERE and fill out the google form soon before all the spots fil up!


FINAL PAYMENT FOR THE MUSIC IN THE PARKS FIELD TRIP WILL BE WEDNESDAY APRIL 6TH. More information will be provided in next weeks update.


Spring Musical - Beehive the 60's Musical School Editions

Please consider purchasing tickets for our spring musical Thursday March 31 - Saturday April 2! For more information, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Audition - Thursday March 10 (2:30pm - 4:30pm By Appointment)

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 5:30pm)

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Chorus T-Shirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 3/11/22 (Field Trip Chaperone/ Other Updates!)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


We had our Spring Cafe 2022 Auditions after school yesterday! 24 acts auditioned and they were all awesome! Picking only 12 for the concert is going to be hard! Just a few reminders and updates for this week.


Fundraising Updates

We continued our InstaRaise Fundraiser this week and the students who are participating have raised $3600! Please encourage your student to participate if they aren't currently. The candy sale is also going well having brought in over $1500 in student profit with a lot more on the way! For more information about our current fundraisers CLICK HERE.


Field Trip Update

We have submitted a new date for approval for our Music in the Parks field trip to Williamsburg VA (Busch Gardens). The new date is Friday April 22nd. This will be a full day trip with arrival at Athens before school begins and return to Athens being later in the evening around 9 or 10pm. The approximate cost of the trip for students will be $180 and can be paid with fundraised funds from their student choral account. The approximate cost for Chaperones will be $140. These prices include transportation, snacks and water for the bus, the performance, park admission, and one food voucher for a meal in the park. We will need 8 chaperones for this trip. If you are interested in being a Chaperone, please CLICK HERE and fill out the google form.


Spring Musical - Beehive the 60's Musical School Editions

Please consider purchasing tickets for our spring musical Thursday March 31 - Saturday April 2! For more information, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Audition - Thursday March 10 (2:30pm - 4:30pm By Appointment)

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 5:30pm)

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Chorus T-Shirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 3/4/22 (Fundraising Updates!)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Just a few reminders and updates for this week.


Fundraising Updates

We kicked off our InstaRaise Fundraiser this week and the students have already raised $2260! The candy sale is also going well having brought in $760 in student profit with a lot more on the way! For more information about our current fundraisers CLICK HERE.


Field Trip Update

We have submitted a new date for approval for our Music in the Parks field trip to Williamsburg VA (Busch Gardens). The new date is Friday April 22nd. While I don't need new permission slips from everyone, I do need for students to go on Google Classroom and answer whether they will be attending. Any help encouraging them to answer by the end of the weekend would be great! The approximate cost of the trip will be $180 and can be paid with funds from their student choral account. This is where we keep the money that they have fundraised so any encouragement and help you can give them with the InstaRaise fundraiser would be great!


Spring Musical - Beehive the 60's Musical School Editions

Please consider purchasing tickets for our spring musical Thursday March 31 - Saturday April 2! For more information, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Audition - Thursday March 10 (2:30pm - 4:30pm By Appointment)

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 5:30pm)

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)

Dress for this event is Chorus T-Shirts, Jeans, and Fun Sneakers!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!


Chorus Updates - 2/25/22 (InstaRaise Kickoff Next Week)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


Just a few reminders and updates for this week.


Fundraising Updates

We kicked off our Signature Chocolate Fundraiser this week and the students are already hard at work selling! One student sold more than 60 items on the first day! For more information about the Signature Chocolate Fundraiser CLICK HERE.


Next week we will kick off our March fundraiser InstaRaise. This is a direct payment fundraiser and is crucial to our program. I have attached a flyer to this email which needs to be returned with 20+ emails and cell numbers of adults that students want to get support from on the fundraiser. These contacts are CRUCIAL to the success of this fundraiser and should completed and returned by Monday February 28th. We will kick off the fundraiser in class on Tuesday March 1st but for more information now CLICK HERE.


Field Trip Update

I just heard from Music in the Parks and the Festival on Saturday April 23rd has been canceled. They have given me other date options and I will be investigating which dates are possible. If you haven't sent back the permission slip, please make sure I have it by Monday 2/28. I will update you all as soon as I know anything.


Upcoming Dates

Spring Cafe Audition - Thursday March 10, 11 (2:30pm - 4:30pm By Appointment)

Spring Cafe Mandatory Rehearsal - Wednesday April 6th (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Spring Cafe Concert - Thursday April 7th (6pm Student Call, 7pm Concert Start)


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!


Attachments - Athens Drive HS Chorus Insta Parent Letter 2022.pdf

Chorus Updates - 2/18/22 (Signature Chocolate Fundraiser)

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Family!


First I wanted to let you know how amazing your students were with everything we have done musically so far. We raised over $1300 with our Singing Valentines fundraiser and were able to spread some much needed music through Athens!


I wanted to let you know about a fundraiser that we will be doing from Tuesday February 22nd through Friday March 11th. Students will have the opportunity to sell Signature Chocolate. Please CLICK HERE for more information about this fundraiser including nutritional information.


I have updated the students grades in Google Classroom and PowerSchool as much as I am able to for this week. If you want to see you students grades and missing assignments please check in with them and look on Google Classroom or PowerSchool. There has been an update to the late work policy for the Listening Journal assignments which have been due up to this point. For more information on this please check in with your student. This update is on Google Classroom.


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Thanks!

Chorus Updates - 2/11/22

Hello Athens Drive Chorus Families!


I hope you are all doing well! Your students are all awesome and we are working hard to have a great semester filled with Singing! I just wanted to update you with some information...


We have the possibility of a Field Trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg to participate in Music in the Parks on Saturday April 23rd. This would be a full day field trip. In order to get approval for this trip, our administration needs to have the parent consent forms of all students who might participate ASAP. This is a change from previous years. I have sent this form home and attached it to this email as well. I need them back by Thursday February 17th. Please complete this form whether you think your student can attend or not. This form isn't a commitment to participate. It will be better to have this form back from you either way.


Thanks so much for your help with this!

Attachments - Parental Consent for School Trips - Music In The Parks.pdf