November Performing Arts Newsletter

Mrs. Mendez, Mrs. Montgomery, Mr. Page

Thank you

Thank you to our students, families and community for the amazing support throughout our concert and fundraising season. All music groups performed incredible concerts and thanks to all of you, we raised over $22,000 for the performing arts through our SnapRaise! fundraiser. Thank you for helping us provide students with all the things they need to make their experience in performing arts the best it can be.

Upcoming performances


11/9/23: Resonance - Performance for the Jeffco Board of Education 4:45 pm (Please have students in their attire ready to perform at the Jeffco building (1829 Denver W Dr. Golden, 80401) by 4:30 p.m. we will be finished by 5:05 pm. We are being recognized for being selected to perform at CMEA.

11/16/23: Select choral students Jeffco Honor Choir rehearsal ( 4:45-6:45 at Manning) 11/17/23: Select choral students - all day rehearsal and evening concert at Bear Creek HS

12/18/23: Winter Concert: LIGHT - 7: 00 pm at Manning


12/14/23: Orchestra Concert - 7:00 Manning


12/12/23: Band Concert - 7:00 Manning

Theatre Classes:

11/27/23: Frozen Jr. rehearsal: (Periods 1, 3, 6A 3:00-5:00 pm), (Period 2, 5, 6B 6:00-8:00 pm)

12/4/23-12/5-23: Frozen Jr. performance: Periods 1, 3, 6A - 7:00 pm

12/6/23-12/7-23: Frozen Jr. performance: Periods 2, 5, 6B - 7:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased at

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of parent volunteers for our performances to run smoothly. Please consider helping! If you do not already have a volunteer form on file in the office please do this before volunteering. Thank you!


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Wreath Fundraiser

The Manning School Performing Arts Department will once again be selling holiday wreaths as a fundraiser. The Performing Arts Department will use these funds towards clinicians, instruments, costumes, sets, props, accompanist fees, music, upgrading technology, festival expenses and so forth.

Wreaths should be sold to family and friends for $27 each and will be delivered the week after Thanksgiving! They typically arrive Tuesday or Wednesday and we will make an announcement the day they arrive. They come in boxes of 10. Please bring adequate transportation if you ordered several wreaths! If you have a 6th grader, please watch your email for the wreath announcement. We will be here after school until 4:00 pm that week so parents can come pick up wreaths through the auditorium doors. Please do not wait for your 6th grader to return to get the wreaths, they will not do well packed in the box that long. Please open boxes so wreaths can breathe and deliver to your customers quickly so the wreaths stay as fresh as possible.

Individual Sales start October 25th and run through November 2nd.

Make checks payable to your seller and the seller will write one big check to Manning once sales are complete.

We are selling the 22” Noble Fir Wreath for $27 each!

Once students are done selling, please fill out this form and send a check (written to Manning) for all wreaths by NOVEMBER 2nd. Orders that are not received by Nov. 2nd will not be included.


Resonance has been selected to sing at the Colorado Music Educator's Association Conference (CMEA). This is a high honor and is a very exciting opportunity. Students will be traveling down to CO Springs after school on Friday, Jan. 26th on a charter bus, eating dinner at Fargo's Pizza then staying the night at the Broadmoor Hotel. Their concert will be in Broadmoor Hall B at 10:00 am and we will have free tickets for families to attend. Students will ride home from CO Springs with parents. We are hoping to use fundraising to cover most expenses for this opportunity but will communicate with families as soon as we know more details.

Frozen Jr!

Students are required to attend the dress rehearsal to perform in the performances! It is MANDATORY.

Students in periods 1, 3, 6A should bring a hearty snack and water bottle for after school on dress rehearsal day. Periods 2, 5, 6B should eat dinner before returning to school. ALL students need to be in costume!

We are providing most of the costumes/props/sets for the show. See below for items your student will need to provide. We are asking performers to get a few things on their own. If this is an issue, please let us know.

We need all students (see exceptions below) to come prepared with a set of “clothes.” Some of them will be wearing several costumes and need something simple underneath and others will use these as part of their costume.

6th grade

  • Black long sleeved T- shirt (round collar)

  • Black leggings/pants/joggers

  • Black socks (that go up the ankle so we do not see skin) they will bring these in and put puffy paint on the sole to prevent slipping. These are needed by 11/10/22

7th grade (Snow Chorus/Summer Chorus)

  • White long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt (turtleneck may be preferred due to costume being itchy around the neck)

  • White joggers/pants

  • White socks (that go up the ankle so we do not see skin) they will bring these in and put puffy paint on the sole to prevent slipping. These are needed by 11/10/22

  • Some students may want to wear a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses, etc. for summer chorus

8th grade

  • Shoes appropriate to their character (brown/black short boots, dress shoes, etc.)