Westwood Junior High School Choir

Week of April 4-8

help support the wwjh choir in our popcorn fundraiser!

WWJH Choir members are selling gourmet popcorn as a fundraiser to pay for our entry fees ($15 per student) for the upcoming Main Event Choral Festival in April.


1 gallon-sized bags of Poppin' Popcorn are selling for $17 each. Choir members also have access to sell a variety of products via an online store which is perfect for out of town friends, family members & supporters. Our fundraiser will run through April 11.


Link to our online store: http://shop.CashCowFundraising.com/index.asp?PID=48403


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Mr. Price keynote speaker for Mississippi music educators association convention

This past weekend, Mr. Price served as the keynote speaker for the Junior High Vocal Division of the Mississippi Music Educators Association convention at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He presented sessions geared to middle school choir directors on these topics:

-Warmups and Vocal Development

-Sightreading

-Connecting and Building Positive Relationships with Students

-"Choir Hacks" - Tips & Tricks to Make a Choir Director's Life Easier

-Tried & Proven Middle School Choral Music


This was Mr. Price's third invitation from the Mississippi Music Educators Association. Previously he directed the Mississippi All-State Junior High Treble Choir in 2016 and the Mississippi All-State Junior High Mixed Choir in 2011.

BOTH WWJH CHOIRS EARN SWEEPSTAKES AT UIL ASSESSMENT-TRADITION CONTINUES!

On Friday, March 25, the Westwood Choirs performed at the Region 20 Junior High Choir UIL Concert and Sightreading Assessment at Lake Highlands HS. At this yearly assessment, all participating choirs perform 3 prepared songs for a panel of 3 judges and sightread an entire song they have never seen before, also for a panel of 3 different judges. Both Westwood choirs (Treble Choir and Bella Voce) received “Superior” ratings from ALL judges in both concert and sightreading, earning a Sweepstakes trophy for both choirs! Way to go, Westwood Wolves! This year's UIL assessment marked the FIRST Sweepstakes trophy under the direction of Caroline Hartman and the 60th Sweepstakes trophy earned by the Westwood Choirs under the direction of Joel Price in the last 22 years. Congratulations to all!


Upon returning to WWJH, the amazing WWJH Music Department team (Mrs. I, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Cooper, & Mr. Boom) surprised Mrs. Hartman and Mr. Price with 1 and 60 balloons to honor the occasion of these milestones at UIL Assessment. It was a thoughtful gesture and so appreciated! The WWJH Music Team is the best!


Note: please disregard "2021" on one of the trophies. We will receive a "2022" to put in its place!

It's not too late! Become a WWJH Choir Sponsor!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to become a WWJH Choir Sponsor! Not only will these donations directly benefit the Westwood choral program, but also, all sponsors’ names will be listed in the five choir concert programs throughout the school year, so that we may show our thanks and appreciation. Choir sponsors may be individuals, families, or businesses. Donation forms are found on our website: http://www.wwjhchoir.com/documents). We hope you will proudly sponsor the Westwood Choir! Donations will be included in future concert programs.

Don't forget about our WWJH Choir social media accounts & website

Instagram: @westwoodjhchoirofficial

Twitter: @westwoodchoir

Website: www.wwjhchoir.com

WWJH Choir communication tools

WWJH Choir Directors:

Joel Price

joel.price@risd.org

469-593-3539


Caroline Jaimes Hartman

caroline.jaimes@risd.org

469-593-3592

SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS FROM THE WWJH CHOIR

It's not too late to sign up for occasional text message reminders from the WWJH Choir through the Talking Points app. These reminders are for both students and parents. Be sure to sign up for the correct class to receive the correct text messages. *Choir members receive $500 in "choir cash" for signing up!*


Use the Talking Points app class code OR send a text to the following:

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Important documents (also found at www.wwjhchoir.com)