West Lafayette Choirs Update

Your Voice Matters--May 4, 2016

May Donations Needed

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Chorale ISSMA State Finalist!

For the first time since 1993, a West Lafayette High School Choir will be represented at ISSMA State Finals this Saturday. This places our high school Chorale in the top 16 choirs in the state, and they have the opportunity to compete for the state championship. The singers have been working very hard and have earned this opportunity to represent our school among some very fine musicians.


The Chorale will perform on Saturday at 6:44 at Pike High School. For those unable to see the Chorale in Indianapolis, they will be giving a performance in the Commons at WLHS at 1 p.m. on Friday.


In addition, the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will be competing at State Finals on Saturday as well. This makes West Lafayette High School one of four schools with all three organizations represented at ISSMA State Finals. The other schools are Avon, North Central, and Avon. RDP!

Chorale @ ISSMA Finals Details

Chorale Lunch at Noodles & Company (Chauncey): 1:30--Parents are welcome!

Chorale arrives at WLHS: 3:15

All students at Pike High School Auditorium: 4:45

Chorale's performance time: 6:44 p.m.

Where: Pike Performing Arts Center (corner of Zionsville Rd and 71st St, Indianapolis)

Ticket Prices: $5 (Once your hand is stamped you will be admitted to all ISSMA State Finals Events--orchestra, band, and choir)

Awards Ceremony: 7:45 (Required for all participating students)


Following Awards: All students will report back to their homeroom. Students with previously recorded transportation notes should wait outside the homeroom with their parents until Mr. Waltz arrives. Students will not change clothes before departing.

May 8 Choir HS Choir Banquet

On May 8, the choir will hold their annual end-of-year banquet and performance at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Choirs are called in the choir room at 6 p.m. Pending this weekend's contest results, we may move this call-time even later.


With limited space in the cafeteria, this event is held mainly for families and close supporters of each student. Desserts and drinks will be shared--more information about donation needs coming in a later newsletter.


HELP NEEDED: 1 adult to assist with setup at approximately 2 p.m.

Assignments for May 8 HS Choir Banquet

Please provide the following according to your child's classification. If you are the parent of siblings, you only need to bring an item for one child. Donations can be brought to the cafeteria between 6 and 6:45 on May 8. If you or someone you know at the banquet, it may be helpful to bring items with dietary restrictions (sugar free, gluten free, etc.)


Concert Choir Boys: Drinks (1 two-liter or comparable container per person)

Concert Choir Girls: Fruit (please provide serving utensils if required)

Vwa Bel: Desserts (please provide serving utensils if required)

Chorale Girls: Cookies

Chorale Boys: Drinks (1 two-liter or comparable container)

Junior High Uniforms/Costumes

Junior High uniforms must be turned in by Tuesday, May 10. In exchange for returning a uniform, students will receive their Little Mermaid T-Shirt to wear to school on Wednesday, May 11.


Boys must return vests (washed) and ties.

Girls must return blouses (washed).

Junior High Musical May 11

On May 11, all JH choir members will stay after school for our final and only dress rehearsal of Little Mermaid Jr. Following that, students will be eating a cast meal and taking care of last minute details. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. The show will last approximately 70 minutes.

Athletic Physicals/Junior High Musical May 11

With athletic physicals scheduled on the same night as the junior high musical, it is important that any student in JH Choir who is getting a physical mark it on their form that they must be one of the first students to go through the line.

JH Help Thursday After School

Junior high choir members who are available are asked to help with set, costumes, and setup for our upcoming show on Thursday, May 5. This is not required nor will it be graded. We will be done by 5 p.m.

Upcoming Dates in May

May 7: Chorale at ISSMA State Finals!

May 8: High School Choir Banquet/Performance

May 11: JH Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

May 14: Six Flags Trip

High School Choir Uniforms

As part of their final exam grades, high school uniforms must be turned in by May 20. Uniforms should be returned in good condition and on a hanger. Dresses must be washed. Boys should only return their jacket, pants, tie, and cummerbund.

Care for Uniforms

EVERYONE: Please make sure that uniforms are properly stored on hangers when not in use.


JH Girls: Blouses can be washed in cold water (gentle cycle) and then dried in a drier with no heat.


JH Boys: Vests can be washed in cold water (gentle cycle) and then dried in a drier with no heat. Ties should never be untied. If the neck strap is too long, it can be taped or pinned underneath the collar.


HS Boys: Tuxedo parts are dry-clean only. Tux shirts are machine washable.


HS Girls: Dresses should be washed INSIDE OUT in cold water in the gentle cycle. DO NOT PUT DRESSES IN A DRYER. Dresses should be laid flat or on a drying rack to dry. Never dry clean these choir dresses.

More Information

For more information about grading policies, performances, and our calendar please check out the choir website. To stay up-to-date, follow us on Twitter or check out the calendar on the choir website.