Leyden Choir Notes

September 9, 2016

Welcome to Choir!!

All five curricular choirs are off to a GREAT Start! There is a LOT of important information that was given to you these past 3 weeks! Please make sure you go over this information as a family. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Please familiarize yourself with the Choir Website! Students will use this as a tool to help them practice at home between rehearsals. Important information will also be posted here throughout the year. We will always send you an email if there is something posted that you need to see.

Leyden Choir Calendar

Please familiarize yourself with the Leyden Choir Calendar.

Ask your student to teach you how to use the choir calendar!!

Remember that all curricular choir students are required to attend all curricular concerts! These dates are posted NOW for the entire year! Communicate your conflicts to your families, bosses and sponsors!

If you find a conflict, talk to your director immediately.


Choir Handbook

Please familiarize yourself with the important information regarding your Choir Class. We went over this information in class, but it is important that you fully understand your responsibility as a member of the Leyden Choir.

CLICK HERE for the Leyden Choir Handbook.

Missing Assignments

These items were due over the past two weeks. Please make sure you have turned everything in!!

1. 2 pencils

2. 1 inch black binder

3. Fundraising Sheet

4. Car Wash Money

DUE next week:

1. Handbook Acknowledgement Form

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2nd Annual Mattress Sale!

We are gearing up for our 2ND ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE! The students from the Leyden Music Department are raising money for things like the 2018 Walt Disney Tour, Private lessons, Concert Attire, etc., and we really need your support.

Your student has referral flyers with $50 discount coupons (attached) to distribute and the student will receive a $25 credit for every referral generated. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Text copies are all accepted.

We have a chance to make more than $10,000 in one day, so please help us promote this unique event to all of your family members and friends!!

We are very excited about this fundraiser for many reasons:

  • The kids do not have to sell anything!
  • The kids do not have to collect money or be responsible for distribution!
  • We will raise several thousand dollars in a one-day event!
  • This costs us nothing!
  • The company runs the event! (www.customfundraisingsolutions.com)
  • The mattresses are brand name and priced up to 50% less than retail!
  • The kids can earn “personal referral” incentives!

Help our fundraiser:

  • FIND AT LEAST ONE REFERRAL TO COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE SALE. (Did you realize 1 in 10 families buy a new mattress every year? – BE SURE TO TALK TO AT LEAST TEN FAMILIES!)
  • PLEASE help spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!
  • Please LIKE the event on Facebook CLICK HERE. This is an AWESOME Way to spread the word! Please do this today!

Sale Info:

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 at West Leyden High School, Ent. 2.
  • 10AM-5PM.
  • There will be Simmons, Beautyrest, Symbol and Malof brand products on display.
  • Twin from $199, Full from $328, Queen from $395, King/CA King from $495.
  • All sizes, all styles and name brand sets are available up to 50% below retail.
  • There will be a showroom set up with 20+ displays and a team of experts to assist.
  • Layaway & delivery are available.

Please consider volunteering and SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT - we need parents and students to help - this sign up is for PARENTS only :) The students signed up in class today!

We had a lot of success last year and are looking forward to this event again this year!! What an exciting way to help our students fundraise while providing great value to our community!!

We appreciate your support and hope to see you on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016!!

-The Leyden Music Team

Workin' At the Car Wash!

82 Cars Washed!

The 2016 Leyden Choir Car Wash was lots of fun! We washed 82 Cars from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon!! We made over $300 in donations that day! Congratulations kiddos! Good Work!


The 2015-2016 Leyden Choral Ensembles

Chamber Singers

The Leyden Chamber Singers are off to a great start this year. They began rehearsals the week before school started and have been busy preparing for their fall performances. On Saturday, Aug., 27, we had our annual Chamber Outing where we visited Dr. Tropp from North Park University for a clinic, then played some Mini Golf and had our first family dinner at Buca Di Peppo.

The Chamber Singers were asked to provide the singing of our National Anthem at all of the Girls Home Volleyball games. Please come out to support our Lady Eagles and hear our Chamber Singers sing the anthem! Game Dates are: 9/7, 9/8, 9/20, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/12, 10/19, 10/20.

The Chamber Singers are currently rehearsing music for the ILMEA auditions, Wall of Fame Ceremony, Homecoming Assembly, Fall Concert & 22nd Annual Olde English Yuletide Dinner!!

Upcoming performances:

9/6 - Open House Dinner (East Library)

9/11 - National Anthem for the 5k at Westdale

9/11 - National Anthem / God Bless America at the Schiller Park Clock Tower

9/22 - National Anthem for the Faculty Football Game and Pep Rally

9/23 - Wall Of Fame Ceremony/luncheon

GET INVOLVED in an Extra-Curricular Choirs!

Extra Curricular auditions will be held next month, for the 2016-2017 GraceNotes, Unresolved & First Ending ensembles! Audition information will be discussed in class!! Be sure to pay attention!

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!! @leydenchoir

CLICK HERE to be directed to the Leyden Choir Twitter Page!

Sign Up for your classes REMIND group!

What’s Remind?

Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening in your class. By joining your class on Remind, you’re choosing to receive class messages via push notifications, SMS, or email. Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with the teacher or anyone else in the class.

Click on your Class and follow the instructions!




Upcoming Events

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Pre-Sale Tickets

The Little Mermaid will have RESERVED Seating!! Tickets will go on sale NEXT WEEK!! Watch your email for more information!