Leyden Choir Notes

September 15, 2014

National Anthem Performance Opportunity!

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Leyden Choir Department was invited to perform our National Anthem & the South Korean National Anthem for a Taekwondo Tournament held at the Rosemont Dome (34 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018)! We will meet at 7:45 AM and perform at 8:00 AM. We should be done by 8:15 AM. No transportation is provided. If you want to perform, you must meet us there and have a ride home.

  • This performance is OPTIONAL
  • NO transportation is provided
  • You must SIGN UP HERE to perform!

Cherrydale Farms Catalog Fundraiser

No one can say we don't offer fundraising opportunities!! We are on our 3rd fundraiser of the year! All curricular choir students were given THIS CATALOG in class on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Students have 2 weeks to sell items from this catalog! There are over 90 items in this HUGE catalog that are UNDER $10!!!! Profit is 40% and goes directly into their charms account! CLICK HERE if you need to print an extra order form!

  • All Checks made payable to Leyden High Schools.
  • ALL ORDERS ARE DUE ON Sept. 22, 2014!!
  • BONUS: For every $100 of retail you sell, you will get to draw a gift card out of a hat!

Cherrydale Farms ON-LINE Fundraiser

But wait....There's more!! Cherrydale Farms also offers an ON-LINE version of the above mentioned catalog! The items for sale are very similar to those found in the catalog, although there are some items only available in the catalog or only available on-line. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, we had all the curricular students create a "Seller Login" and begin to create a list of people's email addresses to send this on-line fundraiser to! We asked each student to bring 5 email addresses to send this information out. Take advantage of these two opportunities to raise funds for yourself!

  • People purchasing from this online-site pay on line and the items are shipped directly to their home.
  • SAME Profit as above (40%)
  • The online sale ends on Oct. 2, 2014
  • BONUS: For every 5 emails sent out, the student is entered into a raffle to win some big prizes!

WHY Fund Raise?

Leyden Music Department Fund Raisers are OPTIONAL!!!

Make money for YOURSELF to use on things like:

  • Voice Lessons
  • Music Camp
  • Music Department Tours
  • Choir Performance Attire
  • Show Tickets
  • And More!

Broadway in Chicago Show Tickets!

Would you like to see a show in Chicago?

The Leyden Choir department purchased a limited number of tickets for the shows listed below. All Leyden Choir students are invited and encouraged to attend! If you are interested in purchasing tickets for any of the shows below, click on the Order Form under each show and fill out the form.

  • Tickets are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.
  • When you fill out the form, you are committing to purchasing the tickets you signed up for.
  • You may pay with Cash, Check or Student Account Money
  • Your parents/guardians are welcome to come too! (tickets will be given to students first)
  • Bus transportation from West Leyden to theater (5:30 PM) and back to West at the end of the show (10:30 PM-ish)

Amazing Grace

AMAZING GRACE is a pre-Broadway World Premiere musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.

To learn more about this show CLICK HERE and watch the video clip below!

Amazing Grace - Josh Young

Amazing Grace Tickets

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 7:30pm

18 W Monroe St

Chicago, IL

CLICK HERE to get your tickets TODAY!

Depart West: 5:30 PM


The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

To learning more about this show CLICK HERE and watch the video below!

NOTE: ANNIE is the 2015 Spring Musical at Leyden!!

Broadway In Chicago - Annie

Annie Tickets

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 7pm

151 W Randolph St

Chicago, IL

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today!!

Depart West at 5:30 PM


Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.

Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES!

To learn more about this show, CLICK HERE and watch the video below!

NEWSIES Comes To Chicago


Saturday, Dec. 13th, 8pm

24 W Randolph St

Chicago, IL

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today!

Depart West at 5:30 PM


Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

To learn more about this show, CLICK HERE and watch the video below!

Broadway In Chicago - Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Cinderella Tickets

Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 7pm

151 W Randolph St

Chicago, IL

SOLD OUT!!! ~ Email Miss C if you would like to be placed on a waiting list!

Depart West at 5:30 PM

Thank you Dr. Baum!!

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Dr. Baum of Aurora University came in and sang for each of our classes! He also had a chance to work on breathing technique with our students and talk about opportunities at Aurora University for continuing to sing after Leyden! To learn more about Aurora University, CLICK HERE. To learn more about Dr. Baum CLICK HERE.

  • Their Application is FREE!
  • They offer music scholarships for NON music majors in addition to Music Majors!
  • They have a Vocal & Piano Performance degree currently and are working on a Musical Theatre and Music Education Degree for 2015-2016!
  • For more information on Choir at Aurora University CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in learning more about Aurora University REQUEST INFO here, or contact Dr. Baum! To reach Dr. Baum CLICK HERE!!

Three PDF's from Dr. Baum:

University of Illinois School of Music Fall Open House

I received this invitation in my email today. If you are interested in studying Music at U of I please read on!

The University of Illinois School of Music, would like to cordially invite you to the Fall Open House on Tuesday, September 23, 2014! The annual School of Music Open House is designed for high school students, who are interested in pursuing a music degree, and their parents. This event will give participants the opportunity to visit music classes, ensemble rehearsals, and music lessons, as well as the chance to discuss their future with a faculty member, converse with current students, and/or even participate in a masterclass.


There are TONS of events through-out the entire day, and participants are welcome to attend any session that interests them; however, our MARQUEE events are events that we like to highlight during the School of Music Open House. This year our MARQUEE events will include the following:
  • 9AM: Welcome & Admissions Session
  • 10AM: Faculty recital
  • 11AM: Masterclasses and Parent Q & A
  • 12PM: Campus Tours
  • 1PM: Ensemble Rehearsals (including orchestra, band, choir and jazz ensembles)
  • 3PM: Krannert Center Tours
  • 3:30PM: Music Education Q & A (with current faculty and students)
  • 4:30PM: Marching Illini Rehearsal

We hope that you decide to join us for the Open House! For more information (including directions, schedule of events, parking information, etc) please see: go.illinois.edu/openhouse

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