THS Choir Newsletter

January 27th 2019

Great news for Verizon customers!

The issues between Remind and Verizon have been resolved and there will be no interruptions, nor modifications for Verizon users!

UIL Solo and Ensemble Update

We should be receiving the schedule this week for Solo and Ensemble. A vast majority of the students will go on Saturday, February 9th. Accompanists for our soloists will be here beginning this week. Students need to make sure they bring $25.00 in cash or check for their accompanists before the contest. The accompanists are either Karen Brewer, or Jean Solomon. Make checks payable to your child's accompanist, NOT the choir.

Mrs. Brewer's Cougar B Block schedule

We will begin our choir UIL sectionals this week. The goal is to take THREE VARSITY choirs to UIL: Mixed (3rd period), Treble (3rd and 6th period) and Tenor/Bass (2nd and 3rd period). The only way that can happen is rehearsal outside of class time. The goal is to have most of our rehearsals during block and then have a small number after school closer to the contest. We will alternate Thursdays and Fridays between Treble and Tenor/Bass.

This week's schedule:

Tuesday: UIL solo and ensemble

Thursday: Treble

Friday: Tenor/Bass

Students who have tutoring are excused with teacher verification.

Pop Show update

Pop show will be here before we know it. Students who plan early have more successful auditions.

Solo and small group auditions for pop show will be April 30th - May 2nd.

  • Songs must be 3 minutes or less (or cut to 3 minutes or less)
  • Lyrics must be provided to me and be school appropriate.
  • We have lots of solos! We need duets and small ensembles to with a variety of music!

I would love student ideas. Click here for the pop show survey. Make sure you provide a link to a CHOIR singing it on Youtube or go to and provide a link to a choir arrangement.

Flag Fundraiser Sunday, February 17th (possibly Tuesday February 12th) HELP NEEDED

Our kick off for the 2019 subscription season is Sunday February 17th. I will be at the Texas Music Educators' Convention Wed - Sat that week. If we receive the route list, we might be able to pass some of them out on Tuesday, February 12th. We have several new subscribers and need a lot of help. This will keep money in your pocket for the choir trip. Email me at if you are able to participate.

We now have the capability of received flag subscriptions AND payment online. Go to the flag page on my teacherweb for information, or go directly to

Feel free to share with your neighbors.

Check your child's Charms account

  • The balance toward the trip should $900.00 with fundraising and payments.

Past Due Items

  • $15.00 solo and ensemble fee
  • $35.00 Choir Fee
  • Choir Handbook
  • Choir Medical Form
  • $25.00 polo
  • Trip Deposit and Contract