Choir Weekly Reminders

Week of April 11, 2016

Upcoming Events

No Show Choir This week!!!

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!!

Avery Harless April 12th

Jade Feeler April 13th

Claire Fulton April 14th

Alan Liang April 15th

Group Dynamix Lock-in

A special thank you goes out to Ms. Knebel, Mr. Valentin, Mrs. McClure and Mr. Duty for chaperoning at the lock-in this weekend. Thank you for making this field trip a wonderful success!!!!

UIL Departure Times for Students


A Cappella Women

Get dressed and meet in the choir room at 4:30

Depart for Allen PAC 4:50

Return to Clark 7:30


Lyric Women’s Choir

Come to school dressed and meet in the choir room at 9:50

Depart for Allen PAC 10:00

Return to Clark 12:45 (get changed and eat lunch)

A Cappella Mixed Choir

Meet in the choir room dressed at 5:00

Depart for Allen 5:15

Return to Clark 7:45


Combined Men and Cantorei meet in choir room at 7:45

Depart for Allen PAC 8:15

Cantorei Return to Clark 11:00

Combined Men Return to Clark 1:00

UIL Concert and Sight Reading April 12-14 Stage Performances Times

Parents if you would like to come and watch the stage performance at UIL, I have listed the time that they actually perform on stage. They will then move to the sight reading room to finish the sight reading portion of the contest and then return to Clark High School. Bus transportation will be provided for all groups.

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.