PSHS Choral Department Newsletter

October 2018

Welcome!

Here's the first edition of the Choral Department Newsletter for the 2018-2019 year. I hope to be able to update students and families with timely news at least once each quarter. I'm beginning with great intentions. We'll see how far I can get :-)


We're going to have a wonderful year of fantastic choral singing!

~Mr. Weberg


Mr. Weberg's PWCPS Pages

Uniform Payments Due

Students have been fitted for their uniforms and the gowns and tuxes will be delivered soon! Uniform payments are due now as follows:


$60--gown purchase for new women

$15--tux rental for returning men

$30--tux rental and shirt purchase for new men


Cash or check (made out to PSHS)

Fall Choral Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 7:30-8:45pm

3401 Panther Pride Drive

Dumfries, VA

Please join us in the PSHS Auditorium for a wonderful evening of singing. The students have been working so hard to prepare beautiful music to share with their family and friends. Parents, please bring friends, relatives, and neighbors! The students appreciate so much that you attend to see them sing!


The concert will begin at 7:30 PM. Student call times are as follows:


6:00 PM Camerata Singers & Royal Blues

6:30 PM Concert Choir (aka Advanced Varsity Choir)

7:00 PM Treble Choir & Men's Choir


The complete uniform should be worn at all concerts! Men, be sure to secure black socks and dark dress shoes (tennis shoes are not ok to wear with a tuxedo.)

All-District Chorus Auditions

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 11am-6:30pm

C. D. Hylton High School

We'll travel by bus to C. D. Hylton High School for All-District Chorus Auditions. Students should sign up during class--the deadline is Tuesday, October 23rd. There is a $7 audition fee. The tentative audition time for Potomac students is 4:30 - 5:30 PM. If that doesn't suit, students may sign up for first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening. Students audition at a different time than our school will need to provide their own transportation

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Uniform Payment Deadline--Wednesday, October 3
  • VMEA Honor Choir Auditions (Longwood University)--Saturday, October 13
  • Fall Choral Concert--Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM
  • All-District Sign-Up Deadline--October 23
  • Chorus Benchmarks--October 24 & 25
  • All-County Chorus Event (Stonewall Jackson HS)--October 26 & 27
  • All-District Chorus Auditions (C. D. Hylton HS)--November 6
  • VMEA Honor Choir Event (Warm-Springs, VA)--November 15-17

Please, sign up for SeeSaw

This year, all Choral Students will be compiling a portfolio of their work using the app SeeSaw. The app is available for many platforms including desktop computers, tablets, and phones. I have already asked the students to download and begin to use the Classroom App. Parents are invited to download the Family App so they will be able to peruse student portfolios as they are developed. Instructions for connecting with your child's portfolio will be forthcoming.


Individual student portfolios are only visible to Mr. Weberg, the student, and the student's family.


Please Sign Up Now

1. Click on the appropriate link:

2. Choose your child from the list

3. Create your account

4. Once Mr. Weberg approves you, you can see content from your child

Please, Sign Up for Remind

Remind is an online web service in use by thousands of educators to improve classroom communication. Parents and students are encouraged to join. Here are the class links:

Advanced Varsity Choir: http://remind.com/join/3kk44

Camerata Singers: http://remind.com/join/ce63ff

Concert Choir: http://remind.com/join/2g2k6c

Men's Choir: https://www.remind.com/join/449c8

Treble Choir: https://www.remind.com/join/39ehd

Choral Boosters: https://www.remind.com/join/pshschor