Choir Weekly Reminders

Week of April 4, 2016

Upcoming Events

Plano Senior Chamber Concert April 5th 7:00 Christ United Methodist Church

No Show Choir This week!!!

Required Combined Men Rehearsal April 7th 8:00-8:50

Group Dynamix Lock-in April 8th 7pm-7am (optional)

Combined Men's Rehearsal April 12th 8:00-8:50

UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest April 12th-14th Allen PAC (Schedule see below)

Happy Birthday!!

Hiram Alexander April 2nd

Shiloh Crider April 3rd

Chestiney Dorsey April 3rd

Kate Wanek April 6th

Group Dynamix Lock-in Friday April 8th 7:00p.m. to 7 a.m.

All students that will be attending the lock-in will meet in the choir room at 6:15. Please wear your choir shirt, comfortable jeans or shorts with close-toed shoes. All students need to be picked up from Group Dynamix no later that 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. We are in need of at least 5 chaperones for the event. You must fill out the PISD volunteer form on parent portal and email Mrs. McClure at

UIL Concert and Sight Reading April 12-14

The schedule for UIL has been finalized. You will find the performance times for all choir listed below. The departure and return times will be released once bus schedules have been secured. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer for UIL please email Mrs. McClure at UIL performances are open to the public. Please feel free to come and support your incredibly talented and hard working students. Detailed arrival and departure times will be given to students in class this week.

April 12th

A Cappella Women 6:10 p.m.

April 13th

Lyric Women's Choir 11:10 a.m.

A Cappella Mixed Choir 6:30 p.m.

April 14th

Cantorei Women's Choir 9:20

Combined Men's Choir 11:50

All-State Choir Camps

Now is the time to consider signing up for an All-State Choir Camp. I have listed a few camps in the area and the link to their websites. Students that attend All-State camps learn the All-State music before school starts and are miles ahead of the competition for the coming school year.

TCU All-State Camp

UNT All-State Camp

UTA All-State Camp

Texas Tech All-State Camp

Baylor All-State Camp is currently full and only accepting waitlisted men at this time

Collin County All-State Camp at Plano Senior High School

The Collin County All-State Choir Workshop

July 18th- 20th

9:00a.m. - 12:00pm

Calling all singers! The time has come again to register for the annual Collin County All-State Choir Workshop. Come be a part of what is quickly becoming one of North Texas’ finest all-state choir workshops. Begin your fall semester already prepared for the 2016-2017 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir Auditions. You can be “auditions ahead of others.” Don’t wait…register now!

For your investment you will receive:

· The TMEA All-State Choir Music for 2016-2017

· A total of 9 hours of superb professional vocal training on the music

· Sight-Reading auditioning skills and helpful hints

· TMEA Conductor’s Notes on the audition music (the inside notes from the conductor)

· Snacks and water

· 20 min. private voice coaching (please add $25.00 to your registration fee)

Over 75 % of students who have participated in this camp have gone on to make their region choir and on to the Texas All State Choir- You could be next J

The workshop will be held at Plano Senior High School, in the Fine Arts Building (building D). The address for Plano SH is- 2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX, 75075.


Plano Senior Choir Auditions

Plano Senior High School

Department of Choral Arts

2016-2017 Choir Auditions


Clark High School: Starts the week of April 25th

Auditions will take place during your choir classes.

Auditions Will Involve:

· Demonstration of your vocal range.

· Demonstration of the strength of your aural skills

· An 8 measure sight reading exercise

· A general singing exam

· All singers must present a most recent copy of their report card as part of the audition.

Please make plans to attend the ’16-’17 Choir Meeting: May 31st at 7:00pm in the PSHS Choir Room- D109

Contact the PSHS Choral Office at

Updates on Sam!!!

Many of you have been asking about our dear Sam Loeffler and how he is doing. Although many students and parents read the blog, there are some that would like to have access to the link.

Weekly Reminder Pictures

If you have any pictures you would like to submit for our weekly newsletter please submit them to Mrs. Porter by Friday of each week.