TMHS Wildcat Choir Jan 16-20

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This week at a glance...

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Solo and Ensemble

Solo and Ensemble is quickly approaching on February 4th, 2023. We will be taking a bus to College Park High School that morning.


You do have to be eligible to sing in a solo or in an ensemble.


Fees for Solo and Ensemble are as follows:

Class 2 or 3 Solo - $25

Class 1 Solo - $30

Ensemble - $10


Fees are through SchoolCashonline, but students may also use points to pay for solo and ensemble fees.


If we submitted your name and you drop out, you must still pay your fee!

Pay for Solo and Ensemble Here!

Sign into schoolcashonline to view your cart and pay for solo and ensemble!

Pop Show

The TMHS Pop Show is quickly approaching! We wanted to draw your attention to the following dates that ALL eligible choir students will performing in our pop show. We will have THREE performance dates this year, all of which are major grade performances. The schedule is below. It has been recently changed!


Monday, February 13 - Pop Show Tech, Soloists only, 5:00-9:00

Tuesday, February 14 - Pop Show Tech, ALL STUDENTS, 5:00-9:00

Wednesday, February 15 - Pop Show Dress Rehearsal, ALL STUDENTS, 3:00-9:00

Thursday, February 16 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7pm, call time 4:00pm

Friday, February 17 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7pm, call time 4:00pm

Saturday, February 18 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7pm, call time 4:00pm

Shared Pop Show Folder

Click here for a folder with the tracks, karaoke tracks, and choreography videos!

Pop Show Costumes

All pop show costumes are due on Monday, February 13th as a Major Grade due in class. Check your closet first for anything that might work, and then we recommend looking at goodwill next!


Footloose: high school attire, think breakfast club, wear something that fits you, if you want something flashy then go for it

Belles: 70s

Dudes: long sleeve button down, shorts, tube socks with stripes

Chorale: colorful

Chamber: not decided yet!

Bel Canto: black raincoat, pink/purple/sequin top, black bottoms, black/white shoes

Let’s Go Crazy: party. New years eve, flashy

Choir Guys Night!

Join us for Choir Guys Night with all guys from TMHS, GLJH, and WWJH on Friday, January 20th from 5:00-7:00pm. There will be pizza, games, and more! Students can bring $5 to purchase half of a pizza and a water bottle. We hope to see you there!

Choir Girls Night!

Choir girls night was a blast last night! Thank you to all who came out for some karaoke and just dance! We hope you had fun!

Voice Lessons

We still have a couple of spots available in our private voice studios for this semester, particularly in Belles and Dudes! 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 this semester, 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.

January Trip Payments

The next trip payment is due tomorrow, January 15. You can make that payment below or request points. Please remember that students must have earned these service points by selling chocolates, delivering flags, or distributing flyers.

Pop Show Advertisements

As crazy as it sounds, we are already halfway through the year, and Pop Show is just six weeks away. One of our traditions is our full-color program, and this is a great way to support the program while celebrating your student. You can purchase a variety of sizes of “ad space” in our program as a family or business. Below is the ad rate sheet for reference, and you can purchase your ad by clicking the link below.

Send all artwork to tmhswildcatchoir@gmail.com

Some example pages from last year’s program are also below as a reference. If you’d like some help, you can email our expert at rob.pinkasavage@gmail.com

All artwork is due Friday, January 20, so don’t delay!

Flag Fundraiser

Support our choir through our flag fundraiser. Choir students place flags throughout TMHS neighborhoods six holidays each year. You can check it out below!


Our next flag Holiday is February 11th.

Senior Scholarship

Each year TMCBC looks forward to awarding a number of scholarships to selected seniors who plan on continuing their education in the fall at an approved school of higher education. Applicants do NOT need to be music majors to apply for the scholarship.


The application, essay, and intent of attendance for college/university must be submitted to Mr. Ragsdale or Ms. White by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted.


In order to qualify for consideration, each applicant must type a short essay (one to two pages) and attach it to the application. Students should NOT include their names on the essays themselves. The essay topics can be found on the application below. All essays will be submitted anonymously to and be reviewed by the TMCBC Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be announced at the end-of-year senior recognition concert.

Feel free to contact the TMCBC if you have any questions.

Section of the Week

Belles: Altos

Dudes: Baritones

Chorale: Altos

Bel Canto: Altos

Chamber: Altos

Dancer of the Week

During pop show season, we wanted to highlight some students who are dancing their shoes off each day in class. We are LOVING your moves and positive personality that is shining through!


Belles: Sophia Gonzalez

Dudes: Edrick Harrison

Chorale: Jenny Williamson

Bel Canto: Ariel Brown

Chamber is not working on pop show yet!

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The treble ensemble, Casulana, will be performing today at 4pm at Cy-Fair High School.!

Tickets will go on sale at a later date! Mark your calendar!

Tickets will go on sale at a later date for the Singing Cadets! Mark your calendar!

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

Logan Brown - UNT, TXST

Kai Miller - UT Austin

Makayla Padalino -TXST

Kaylee Caudle - Rice

Jayne Banda - TXST

Avery Budzisz - TXST

Kaylee Miller - FAU, UCF

Yerim Colin - Harvard, UT Austin

Mikaela Pearson - UMAINE

TMHS Choir List of Spring Events

Monday, January 16 - No School, MLK Day

Friday, January 20 - Guy’s Night! @ Tomball Memorial HS, 5:00-7:00

Monday, January 23 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm
Monday, January 30 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Saturday, February 4 - Solo and Ensemble @ College Park HS

Monday, February 6 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Monday, February 13 - Pop Show Tech, ALL SOLOISTS, 5:00-9:00

Tuesday, February 14 - Pop Show Tech, ALL STUDENTS, 5:00-9:00

Wednesday, February 15 - Pop Show Dress Rehearsal, ALL STUDENTS, 3:00-9:00

Thursday, February 16 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7:00pm, call time 4:00pm

Friday, February 17 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7:00pm, call time 4:00pm

Saturday, February 18 - Pop Show Performance, ALL STUDENTS, 7:00pm, call time 4:00pm

Thursday, February 23 - The Major Chords Pre-MadFest Concert @ The Centrum (6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379, 7:00pm

Friday, February 24 - Coffee House submissions due to google drive

Monday, February 27 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday-Saturday, March 3-4 - The Major Chords compete at MadFest in San Antonio

Monday, March 6 - Chorale Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

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

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

Monday, March 27 - Chorale 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 - Chorale 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 - Chorale 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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TMHS Wildcat Choir

Any information can be found at tmhschoir.com where our newsletter and calendar are updated regularly!


jedragsdale@tomballisd.net

jordynwhite@tomballisd.net