Bowie Choir Update

March 6, 2015

It really is SPRING Break, I Promise!

The weather, amiright? I hope that you are able to take time and relax as a family this next week. It should be warmer, so perhaps enjoy nature and elusive sunlight! We have several items happening the first two weeks that we return - please read over the information below and be prepared to hit the ground running on March 16!

Pre-UIL

Practice Over The Break!

If you are in Chorale (7th), Evocatus (3rd), Chanson (2nd), or select members of Camerata (5th), you need to take time each day to look at and rehearse your UIL music during the break. Our Pre-UIL is Monday, March 23, which is one week after we get back from Spring Break. The gender choirs especially have not had the practice time needed, because of weather days cancelling after school rehearsals. Most of the music you need to practice is located under the Audio/Video tab at bowiechoir.com. Password to access rehearsal pages is: doremifa.

UIL

UIL will be April 21-23, with times TBA. All dresses and tuxes must be properly hemmed correctly, and black, closed-toed dress shoes must be worn. YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN UIL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR UNIFORM PROPERLY PREPARED. Also, there are many students that have not turned in their medical authorization forms. You are not allowed to get on the bus without this form on file in the choir office.
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Trips

Colorado Trip Students:

Please check your Charms Financial Statements to identify how much you still owe for our trip to Colorado. The full amount is due when you return from Spring Break! Several of you have paid in full, but several of you still owe a significant amount!

Volunteer Voices Memphis Trip:

Volunteer Voices - Your $400 for our Memphis trip is due by March 27, but earlier is better! We need to pay for our hotel and our bus!

CHARMS and REMIND101

CHARMS

please Please PLEASE go to www.charmsoffice.com and double check that you're personal information is correct. We have many events coming up this semester, and our main source of contact with you is via email that we get from Charms. Below is a refresher on how to access Charms. This is also located on the Bowie Choir website HERE.


To access CHARMS, go to:

  1. www.charmsoffice.com
  2. Enter
  3. Parents/Students/Members
  4. Your school code is: jbowiehschoir
  5. Student Area Password: your student’s school ID #
  6. Once you have entered the site, please click on “Personal Info” and update any information. You can also stay updated on many other important informational items such as volunteers, contacting teachers, fees and fines, assigned music, and uniform assignments.


REMIND

Remind (formerly Remind101) is a text and app based service that allows teachers to send out immediate reminders and updates via text message or the Remind app. The choir department has one main Remind account for sending out information to the entire choir department. For example: this past week, we were scheduled to have the choir yearbook pictures taken. I sent this information out on the day before and day of pictures, asking all students to bring their dresses or tuxes. I promise not to "spam" this account (I don't have time to send out texts that aren't useful!)


This is the account that every choir member and parent should be a part of. Please follow the directions below to sign up for Remind if you have not already. Note: if you are in Chorale, Volunteer Voices, or are a Choir Officer, you should check with Mr. Lobaugh for directions on how to sign up for a second Remind service.


To receive messages via text, text @bowiech to 817-310-8279. See Google doc link below for an example.

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