TMHS Wildcat Choir March 13-25

This week at a glance...

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Coffeehouse 2023

We are so excited for a new event, Coffeehouse! Coffeehouse will be on March 24th at 7pm in the TMHS Cafeteria. We hope you'll join us and see these wonderful performers!

Ryan Kabrich

Camille Hannam

Kaylee Miller

Bryce Box

Jacob Leatherman

Ethan Pangan

Jennifer Williamson

Catherine Seal

Angela Zamia

Madison George

Amal Sarwar

Chineye Nichols

Alyssa Parker

Claire Sellers

Hannah Mikulin

Irish Ramirez

Joe Moreno

Julietta Townsend

Shelby Rowan

Sofia Cordova

Tim Zhao, York Thomas, Ismael Alvarado

Hailey Baddock

Tito Portillo

Students performing, please be at TMHS in the cafeteria by 5:00pm for a quick sound check.

We will need a crew to help set up the cafeteria after school on Friday. If you are available to help, please let Ms. White and Mr. Ragsdale know when we return from Spring Break.

Spring Trip 2024 NYC Interest

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.

Below is the presentation and notes from the Interest meeting from Thursday night.

Please fill out the interest form below so we know what your family is thinking in regards to next years NYC trip! Please fill out the form even if you are not planning on traveling with us to NYC.

**Mandatory Wildcat Choir Camp July 31-August 4**

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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TMHS Choir Officer Application

Choir Officer Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year! Please see each item below if you are interested in applying to be a Choir officer for next school year.

All applicants must complete the application form and have at least one senior reference and teacher reference turned in to be considered for an officer position.

TMHS Chamber Choir, The Major Chords, Application

Chamber Choir Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year! Please see each item below if you are interested in auditioning to be a part of the TMHS Major Chords next year.

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.

There will also be a sightreading/interview portion with Mr. Ragsdale and Ms. White after UIL.

Middle School UIL Recap

Thank you to everyone who worked the last two days and to all choir students for your flexibility to make our hosting Middle School UIL go smoothly! We truly could not have done it without you!

Irish Ramirez, Kaitlyn Garrison, Isabella Adams, Jenna Luu, Ismael Alvarado, Wyatt England, Hoang Vu, Lila Bice, Alyssa Parker, Hailey Baddock, Taylor Meyer, Emily Raszka, Isaiah Nelson, Sophia Gonzalez, Landon Lee, Mason Frye, Madeline Tuttle, Chance Compton, Nahum Conde, Peyton Maurer, Kira Miller, Jeanice Froylan, Colin Pinkasavage, Zach Carroll, Alex Stabell, Jenny Williamson, Isabella Navarrete, Lindsey Stewart, Reagan Maxwell, Yerim Colin, Abby Acosta, Addi Cathey, Ella Brown, Angela Enger, Joe Moreno, Ryan Kabrich, Camille Hannam, Tito Portillo, Drew Tripp, Caleb Riker

Shout Outs!

Congratulations to our two Middle School feeders, Willow Wood Junior High and Grand Lakes Junior High, for a successful UIL Contest! All 3 groups from BOTH schools got sweepstakes! Way to go future wildcats!

Congratulations to out Theater OAP performers, including Catie Seal and Andrew Morataya, on advancing to the next round of their UIL! And extra congratulations to Catie Seal for also winning All-Star Cast Member!

Good luck to our Robotics Team 8177 as they compete in their first competition this weekend!

Voice Lessons

We still have a couple of spots available in our private voice studios for this semester, particularly in Belles! This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn one-on-one with an experienced private instructor to grow as a musician, as well as gain confidence as an individual. The concentration on individualized vocal technique benefits students in all areas of vocal music, including Pop Show and Musicals.

We have two music-degreed private instructors who have performed on various stages throughout the world. During the school year, we have at least two solo competition opportunities for students to compete in, and a recital at the end of the year to showcase their talents to family and friends. The students who participate in a private voice studio will also benefit by including their successes in various competitions on their college application, regardless of their pursued major. In addition, many universities have scholarships for non-music majors that these students would be eligible for.

Students receive 23-minute lessons once a week, at a rate of $24 per lesson paid directly to the private instructor. This is a bargain in comparison to the usual $35-50 lessons from outside vocal coaches! Lessons occur during class time, so there is no conflict with after school tutorials or events. You may also use fundraising points to help cover voice lessons as well!

If your student is interested in beginning lessons, please let us know!

Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

If you have boxes of chocolate at home, please make sure you are selling the chocolate and returning the envelope and money to the Choir room! We still have a lot of boxes checked out - some since August! If you ate all of your chocolate, you still owe the money back to the TMCBC!

Pop Show Recordings

Our first night of pop show was recorded, and you can purchase access to a download link for $25.00. You can do that below! Please note that the download links are not instant, and it may take up to four weeks for production time.

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

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

Paul Nguyen - PSU, Baylor, Indiana

Amal Sarwar - UH, UT Austin, Baylor

TMHS Choir List of Spring Events

Friday, March 24 - Coffee House @TMHS Cafeteria, 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25 - A&M Singing Cadets Concert @TMHS Auditorium, 6:30pm

Monday, March 27 - Combined Chorale/Dudes/Bel Canto Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Thursday, March 30 - Pre-UIL @TMHS, ALL STUDENTS , 5:00-9:00pm

Monday, April 3 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, April 5 - San Antonio Trip Rehearsal, 3:00-4:30pm

Monday, April 10 - Combined Chorale/Dudes/Bel Canto Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, April 12 - San Antonio Trip Rehearsal, 3:00-4:30pm

Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16 - San Antonio Spring Trip!

Monday, April 17 - Combined Chorale/Dudes/Bel Canto Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 18-19 - Non-Varsity UIL, Times TBD

Thursday-Friday, April 20-21 - Varsity UIL, Times TBD

Saturday, April 29 - TMHS Choir Banquet @ TISD Event Center, 7:00pm

Monday, May 8 - Spring Voice Recital, Times TBD

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

Monday, May 15 - New Chorale/Chamber Members Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, May 16 - Combined Choir Council Meeting, 3:00pm

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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