TMHS Wildcat Choir May 1-5

This week at a glance...

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Senior Recognition Concert

Our final concert of the year is Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. This is our final formal concert of the year and all students will receive 4 major grades for the performance. Students will need to bring a change of clothes because they will be turning in all uniform items at the conclusion of the concert.

Spring Trip 2024 NYC

Next year is our out-of-state trip year and the TMHS Choir and Orchestra Departments have been approached about a collaborative performance in Carnegie Hall during Spring Break of 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for both of our programs! Approximate dates are Wednesday, March 13th - Monday, March 18th, 2024. This will be the only trip offered for the Spring of 2024.

***We will have a hard deadline for trip deposits of $300 on May 1st. Make your deposits below!***

Below is the presentation and notes from the Interest meeting.

**Mandatory Wildcat Choir Camp July 31-August 2**

As we are nearing the end of the school year we wanted to go ahead and put Wildcat Choir Camp on everyone's radar. This is our own summer camp for all Choir students that is required and expected. The schedule and dates for this camp are below. Wildcat Choir Camp will be held at TMHS and lunch will be provided each day.

Following Wildcat Choir Camp, we will host our own District Choir Camp for all students wishing to participate in the Texas All-State Choir Process. Chorale is required to participate in this process.

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Get a head start on next school year!

Below are our forms and choir class fee for next school year! As with any organization, there are needed forms at the beginning of the school year, so we’re getting them to you now to not burden you at the beginning of the year. All forms are completed by way of google form that can be done with computer or your smart phone! Please don’t wait until August! Complete all things and have one less worry come fall semester!

Choir Incoming Student Information 2023-2024

Coffeehouse 2023

We had an awesome time at our first ever Coffeehouse on Friday night! Check out some photos below!

Choir Banquet

Choir Banquet was one for the books on Saturday night! We hope you all enjoyed the meal, dessert, and entertainment! Below is the video that was taken throughout the night!

Major Chords Fine Arts Festival

The Major Chords enjoyed performing at the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday! Thank you to all students who helped work the festival in the morning!

Choir Officer Interviews

Mr. Ragsdale and Ms. White will continue the second round of officer interviews this week! All remaining Choir Officer interviews will occur during the student's class period.

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Texas Wildcatter Chorale Europe Rehearsals

If you are participating with The Texas Wildcatter Chorale's trip to Europe this Summer, please take note of the following dates:

  • May 5th 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • May 15th 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • May 22nd 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • May 30th 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • June 5th 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • June 12th 6:00-8:00pm @TMHS
  • Our send-off concert will be on June 15th at 7:00pm at Rosehill Methodist Church. Student performer call time will be 6:30pm in concert dress. Concert should be about 30-45 minutes.

Spring Voice Recitals

Our Spring Voice Recitals are coming up for those students in voice lessons! We encourage all students to attend and support their choir family in these solo performances. Both studio recitals will be on Monday, May 8th in the TMHS Choir Room.

Ms. Taylor's Spring Voice Recital - Monday, May 8th @6:00pm

Mr. Ferguson's Spring Voice Recital - Monday, May 8th @7:30pm

TMHS Choir Audition Form

If you are returning to choir next year, this is the first step in your audition. Please fill the google form below to indicate what choirs you would like to be considered for. We will be discussing this more this week!

There will also be a sightreading/interview portion with Mr. Ragsdale and Ms. White beginning this week!

Middle School Pop Shows

If you have signed up to help at either middle school Pop Show, Ms. White will let you know this week if you will be helping and what your job will be to help the performances run smoothly!

St. Paul's Choral Scholars

If you are interested in auditioning for the St. Paul's Choral Scholars program, please see the flyer!

Sections of the Week!

You are all section of the week this week! Great job at Coffeehouse, Fine Arts Festival, and Banquet!

All State Choir Camps

Check out some of the Summer Choir Camps happening this Summer! These are not required for any students but are encouraged to get a jump start on the All-State music for next school year. Go to any University website to register and get more information.

Choir Student College Acceptances

As we continue the school year, we wanted to highlight our seniors who have applied and been accepted to various Universities around the country. Congratulations to all!
Ella Brown - SHSU

Kadynce Royer - SHSU

Reagan Maxwell - UNT, SHSU

Julietta Townsend - SHSU

Sydney Lopez Martinez - OU, UNM, UA, MSU, NAU, ASU, UMHB

Logan Brown - UNT, TXST

Kai Miller - UT Austin

Makayla Padalino -TXST

Kaylee Caudle - Rice

Jayne Banda - TXST, A&M, SHSU, TCU

Avery Budzisz - TXST, UTSA, A&M

Kaylee Miller - FAU, UCF, UNF, UH, SFU, UNT

Yerim Colin - Harvard, UT Austin

Mikaela Pearson - UMAINE, UMH, A&M, Cornell

Paul Nguyen - PSU, Baylor, Indiana

Amal Sarwar - UH, UT Austin, Baylor

Huy Nguyen - UH

TMHS Choir List of Spring Events

Monday, May 8 - Spring Voice Recitals - Ms. Taylor's Studio 6:00pm, Mr. Ferguson's Studio 7:30pm

Thursday, May 11 - Senior Recognition Concert (Spring Concert), 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 16 - New Chorale Members Rehearsal, 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, May 16 - New Chamber Members Rehearsal, 4:00-4:30pm

Tuesday, May 16 - Combined Choir Council Meeting, 4:30pm

Monday, May 22 - Fine Arts Signing Day, 3:00pm @TMHS Auditorium

2023 Spring Finals Schedule

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  • Students must attend all Review sessions to remain eligible for Exam Exemptions (see below for Exam Exemptions).

  • During Spring Final Exam Week all late arrival or early release Senior students need to make arrangements to be on campus for scheduled exams at these posted times.

  • There will be no Final Exams given earlier than the scheduled date and times listed above.

  • Students must remain in their testing period the entire time. Students will not be allowed to check-out of an exam period early when finished and there will be no interruptions to exam sessions. If you have a request for an extenuating circumstance regarding a final, please contact your Assistant Principal or Ms. Hayes about the situation. This includes requests to leave early after testing or other unique circumstances.

  • Double blocked classes will take their exams during one specific period that will be predetermined by the teacher.

  • Final Exam make-ups will be at the direction of the teacher. Every effort should be made to complete exams prior to the grade submission deadline on May 25. However, the final date for exam completion will be Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8 am. Students that miss an exam due to a documented absence will be given an opportunity to take the exam(s) during May 31- June 2 with Administration. This must be arranged by the teacher with the student’s Assistant Principal.

  • For students that have not made up Finals with their teacher before May 25th will have a “Zero” recorded in the gradebook until the make-up is complete by June 2, 2023.

  • Failure to meet the above expectations may result in grade reductions, multiple exams in one day, summer school requirements for credit or other circumstances that could impact semester grade averages and possibly course/credit completion.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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