THS Choir Newsletter

June edition

Welcome New Choir Students

I hope everyone is having a relaxing and wonderful summer. We want to welcome our new THS choir students! We are SO excited you joined our choir family. During school, I will send out a weekly newsletter, but here are some summer items.

Need lots of help w/ July 4th flags

The choir sponsors a community fundraiser called “Flags Across Tomball.” Community members in the Tomball High School attendance zone pay a yearly fee to receive a 10’ flag in their front yard 6 times a year and the next holiday is July 4th. Money raised from this fundraiser keeps fees low and defrays costs for the students participating that are attending the choir trip. Students who participate for three holidays receive discount off of their spring trip balance. Students not attending the trip will receive 1 letter jacket point per holiday. We will set this Saturday, June 27th out and pick up Tuesday, July 7th. If you would like to participate, but are not available on those dates I can work with your schedule. EMAIL me at ASAP if you are interested.

Click here for an information letter for new volunteers.

Please remember:

  • Remain in your vehicle until I signal you.
  • Observe social distancing at all times.
  • Wear your mask while in the ROTC building
  • Only a student and their family in the car. We cannot "double up".
Click here for the THS choir Google Calendar

You can sync it to your phone! Please note that the dates were set before COVID restrictions and are subject to change.

Cut Time Account Update

Cut time is our primary form of communication, including emails, finances, assignments, letter jacket points, uniforms and more. All parents AND students have an existing account or were sent an invitation to register. Student invitations were sent to their sec.tomballschools account. If students are unable to access it, email me the student's personal email address at and I will resend the invitation. Tomball Memorial Band created a great info sheet on how to register for Cut Time, which is attached below. The procedures apply to the THS choir accounts.

I will update the financials for existing accounts in July.

Big picture

2020-2021 All State

The All State music has just been released. There are a few virtual camps this summer all over Texas to learn the music.You will need to purchase your music. There is a full page on my edlio site dedicated to 2020-2021 All State information. I will put part recordings in Google Classroom and Cuttime when I receive them. Music for the specific auditions are decided at our convention at the end of July.

Here are some links:

Camp information

All State Literature

Youtube recordings of the All State Repertoire

National Music Chain:

JW Pepper

Local music stores:

AMC Music (You will need to call)

The Music Rack

Events Still "Up in the Air"

There are a few events that are "on hold' until we receive direction from the school district about COVID restrictions.

Summer Picnic: Students overwhelmingly said that they prefer something in person to celebrate the year. We do not know about the in person meeting rules for July or August yet. I will let you know one way or another via Remind.

District Workshop: We have historically hosted a district workshop in early August before school resumes to prepare the district audition music. If we are allowed to rehearse before or shortly after school resumes, I will let you know. If not, we will have some kind of virtual event.

Varsity Results:
I am holding off publishing Varsity results until we know what the school day will look like when we resume. I must make sure that the Varsity class list aligns with any restrictions and schedules that might be in place for the Fall Semester.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate our "new normal." I will wait to archive Google Classroom and Remind until the summer schedule is set so I can maintain communication with everyone.

Facebook and Twitter

Tomball High School choir has a Facebook and Twitter account. The FB page has important information for students and parents about choir activities, deadlines and pictures. The twitter page has information to the community about performances and awards. They are both under Tomball HS choir. Click the icons below to join or follow.