Carmel High School Choir Newsletter - November 14, 2022
Lots Going On This Week
Tuesday, 11/15 - Choir Dine-Out Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza
Wednesday, 11/16 - (Late Start), Select Sound recording carols at Mercy Road Church, Ambassadors evening rehearsal
Thursday, 11/17 - Blue & Gold/Rhapsody All-Day Mini Tour
Friday, 11/18 - Middle School Musicals (Carmel, Clay & Creekside). Last day to turn in Silent Auction Class Basket Donations. Poinsettia Delivery during SSRT
Saturday, 11/19 - Holiday Spec Rehearsal for all choirs, bring donations for the Backpack Program Food Drive (ugly holiday clothing spirit day), Don't forget about your Spec Buddy! Poinsettia pick up in field house before 1pm. Select Sound caroling at the opening of Christkindlmarkt.
Holiday Spectacular Volunteers Needed
-Over 40 instrumentalists in the Spec Pit Orchestra
-Over 30 students on tech crew
-5 rehearsals outside of school
-5 sold out performances of over 1,000 people
The combination of all of the above means that we need A LOT of volunteers to pull this off! We need ALL choir parents to find at least a small way to help during this most wonderful time of the year. Please click on the sign-up genius below and volunteer to help with at least one thing for this year's show. With five performances, you can enjoy just being a spectator for a night or two, and then give a bit of time during another show to allow other parents to relax.
Thank you in advance!
Holiday Spectacular Volunteer Sign-Up Genius:
IMPORTANT PERFORMER LINKS FOR HOLIDAY SPEC
Ticket Purchase Link:
Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Genius:
Rehearsal dates, details, & Info:
Food Drive Flyer: Bring Donations to 11/19 Rehearsal
Spirit Day Info:
Performance Home Room Information:
Holiday Spec Buddy List:
Performance Order of Show:
Excused Absence Notification:
If students will miss any of the required rehearsals or performance, they MUST let their directors know ASAP. For foreseeable absences, students must submit this form at least two weeks in advance, and they will be expected to complete a make-up assignment for each day they miss. For last minute, emergency absences, students or parents MUST notify the director ASAP via email, canvas message, or even by texting or calling the director. It is imperative that we know in advance if a student will not per at a performance or rehearsal. Students will have until the last day of the semester to submit make-up assignments for their absences. They can speak directly to their individual choir director for details regarding make-up assignments. Excused absence form: Excused Absence Request Link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CarmelChoirs/ExcusedAbsenceOrTardyRequest
Silent Auction Donations Needed
We are looking for donations of items for this year’s Holiday Spectacular Silent Auction. If you have anything to donate or have connections to businesses who might donate please email Melissa Neglia at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are tracking all donation requests so reach out first to see if that business has already been contacted. We are collecting items, experiences and gift cards. Smaller donations will be combined in baskets so anything is appreciated. You can share the attached donation request letter that includes the tax ID number with anyone who might be interested in donating.
Each choir will sponsor a themed basket as seen in the photo below. We ask each student to either donate one NEW item that fits their class theme, or if they would prefer, they can Venmo a donation instead. We recommend a Venmo donation of between $10-$20 per student. See your class theme below, as well as the Venmo code for the volunteer parent willing to do the extra shopping for each choir. DUE BY NOVEMBER 18
HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR TICKETS
Ticket purchase link: https://secure.payk12.com/school/Carmel---Performing-Arts/671/2544/13105
Saturday, November 19 - Spec Rehearsal Schedule
Friday, November 18, 2022 - PICK UP LARGE ORDERS OF POINSETTIAS IN THE
FIELD HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL & INTO EVENING
Saturday, November 19, 2022 -
BACKPACK PROGRAM FOOD DRIVE (Bring donations)
PICK UP SMALLER ORDERS OF POINSETTIAS IN THE FIELD HOUSE BEFORE 1pm
First day to connect to your Holiday Spec Buddy!
8:30am - All choirs arrive (except for Counterpoints & Expressions)
9:40am - Counterpoints & Expressions arrive
12:10pm - Expressions & Counterpoints dismissed1:00pm - All other choirs dismissed
Performer Spirit Days for Spec Rehearsals & Performances
Support our CCS Middle School Musicals
Solo & Ensemble Registration
Mrs. Anna DeBard is the contact teacher for this event. Students can see her in the choir office, P116, to find out more details about the registration cost, and to pick up registration materials.
Deadline to Register: November 18
Solo & Ensemble Event: January 28, 2023
Donations of Door Prizes Needed
Rachel McClellan is the traditional worship director of Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers. She would like to give local high school students a performance opportunity on Christmas Eve. The church choir will be singing Jazz Gloria by Natalie Sleeth and the first section of Vivaldi’s Gloria on Christmas Eve. Vivaldi will be sung with a professional brass quintet. They would love the choir to have some boost in singers for these special pieces for Christmas Eve. Anyone can be involved!
Here is the run down: Rehearsals are on Sundays from 10-11 am and Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm. There is a rehearsal with the brass Saturday morning, December 17 (time TBA). If students can make 4 rehearsals (out of the 11) that would be great! No rehearsal the following Wednesdays – November 23 and 30.
Christmas Eve service is at 9 pm (call time 8 pm).
If any local high schoolers are interested, please reach out to Rachel. They would love to have you!
Traditional Worship Director |Christ the Savior Lutheran Church
10500 East 126th St. | Fishers, IN 46038
Church phone and email: (317) 842-5649, ext. 222
Cell Phone: 636-222-1853
ON-LINE MUSIC THEORY CURRICULUM
SAVE THE DATE - HALF NOTES January 27 (registration begins at the end of November)
Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, November 14: Accents - Butler Treble Choir Festival Field Trip 11am - 6pm
Thursday, November 17: Blue & Gold/Rhapsody Mini-tour around Indianapolis 8am - 10:30pm
Friday, November 18: Due Date for Class Auction Basket Donations
Saturday, November 19: Holiday Spectacular Rehearsal and Poinsettia Pick-Up
Monday, November 21: Holiday Spectacular Rehearsal 4:15-6:30pm
(wear performance shoes)
Tuesday, November 22: Holiday Spectacular Rehearsal 4:15-6:30pm
(wear performance shoes)
Monday, November 28: Holiday Spectacular DRESS Rehearsal 5:30-9:30pm
(Costumes, but no hair and make-up required)
Tuesday, November 29: Holiday Spectacular DRESS Rehearsal 5:30-9:30pm
(Full hair & make-up for publicity photos)
November 30 - December 4: Holiday Spectacular Performances
Wednesday: 7pm performance, 6pm performer call-time
Thursday: 7pm performance, 6pm performer call-time
Friday: NO PERFORMANCE
Saturday: 2pm & 7pm performances, 1pm performer call-time
(dinner and holiday party between shows)
Sunday: 2pm performance, 1pm performer call-time
Holiday Spectacular 2022 - "Peace, Love, Joy"
Saturday, November 19 - Mass music rehearsal 8:30am - 3pm (specific schedule TBA)
Monday, November 21 - Blocking rehearsal 4:15-6:45pm
Tuesday, November 22 - Choir with Orchestra rehearsal 4:15-6:45pm
Monday, November 28 - Dress Rehearsal with costumes & performance shoes 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday , November 29 - Dress Rehearsal, with hair/make-up, publicity photos, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, November 30 - Performance #1 7:00pm, performer call-time 6:15pm
Thursday, December 1 - Performance #2 7:00pm, performer call-time 6:15pm
Friday, December 2 - NO PERFORMANCE Due to Basketball Game
(Select Sound performs at St. Luke's UMC Christmas Concert)
Saturday, December 3 - Performance #3 2pm, performer call-time 1:15pm, Cast and Crew Dinner and Holiday Party between shows, Performance #4 7pm.
Sunday, December 4 - Performance #5 2pm, performer call-time 1:15pm
Physical Gift Card Sale
The physical cards will hopefully be here the following week and Natalie Oehler, our Raise Right Chairperson, will contact everyone on how to get them to you. These make amazing gifts for the holidays and are sold at face value, just as if you purchased them in a store, except a small percentage of the amount you spend on the cards, will go directly back to your child's choir account and will be deducted from their choir fee balance.
This is an easy way to make money to pay for choir fees and trips. Just head over to the Raise Right website sign up under the CHS Ovation Club, Carmel IN and make sure your choir member's name is added to your account. You can have your friends and family members sign up and add to your account. Just make sure your choir members name is on their account to be applied correctly.
Once you are signed up, Raise Right is very good at sending out emails when companies will increase their percentage and you will make even more money for your choir member's account.
REMEMBER: Ecards can be ordered anytime and can be used immediately.
If you have any questions please either call me at 317-690-2157 or email me at Nataliejoehler@gmail.com
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