TMHS Wildcat Choir
WELCOME TO TOMBALL MEMORIAL CHOIR
Choir Handbook and Forms
All-State Choir Information
What is the process?
Students will learn their voice part of 3 - 4 choir pieces per audition. There are three auditions in this process via audio recording*. There will be NO live auditions and students have an unlimited amount of attempts.
Round 1: All academically eligible students enrolled in choir are eligible for this audition. They must pass the TMHS benchmarks to submit a recording.
Round 2: 72 Treble per section and 50 Tenor Bass per section will advance to the second round of auditions. This round will determine the region Treble and Mixed choir participants. (There will not be a Region weekend in the fall, but we are exploring having one in the Spring.)
Area: The top 5 singers from each section represent our Region at the Area auditions. This audition determines their participation in the All State Choir at the Texas Music Educators' Convention in San Antonio.
*This year, all auditions will be virtual to ensure proper mitigation practices against COVID 19. In a normal year, there are four rounds of live auditions and there is a sightreading component in the last two rounds.
Stay tuned for a more detailed newsletter regarding the TMEA all state choir. The rehearsal schedule above will assist students who wish to receive more coaching on the audition selections.
Please indicate below if you have an All-State Music Packet, or if you need one.
Choir Audition Schedule:
October 10, 10 AM- Round 1 Cuts Released
October 14, 11:59PM- Round 1 Recording Submissions Due
November 28, 10AM- Round 2 Cuts Released
December 2, 11:59PM- Round 2 Recording Submissions Due
January 2, 10AM- Area Cuts Released
January 6, 11:59PM- Area Recording Submissions Due
All-State Sectional Rehearsals: September 14-18
Choir Booster Club
Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 15 at 7PM, virtually (information to come!)
Booster meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7PM
We are planning to purchase All State Music Packets for all students who wish to participate for the fall semester!
TMHS Choir Flag Scholarship Program
Choir has an amazing fundraising opportunity & we are welcoming you to participate in our flag fundraiser! This fundraiser allows the choir student to earn scholarship money toward paying for choir trips, banquet, and other choir activities. The student will earn $2 in scholarship funds per flag that they place and pick up at homes in surrounding neighborhoods per holiday to use towards choir expenses. If you place 50 flags, you can earn $100 in scholarship money towards choir expenses! This can potentially amount to enough scholarship money to cover the trips, banquet & other choir activities.
This fundraiser consists of picking up flags at a storage unit and placing them in sleeves in front of homes that have signed up to participate. It usually takes approximately one hour to put out 50 flags. Approximately one week later, you will pick up and roll the flags neatly and return to the school at the designated times. We do this five times a year on certain national holidays. We hope you participate! It is a great way to make all the fun things choir offers affordable.
***For more info, check out the flag fundraiser website at www.schoolspiritflags.com or email us at email@example.com. Also, make sure you are signed up on Charms to receive emails that will be sent with sign up details before each holiday.
CHARMS is a program designed specifically for music organizations. CHARMS will serve as a database for tracking trip payments, fundraising information, and communication, which is essential to the success of our program. Please visit our CHARMS website regularly for updated information, and make sure to update all profile and contact information.
Go to www.charmsoffice.com
Click Login, Parents/Students/Members
School code: TomballMemorialChoir (case sensitive)
Password: Student’s ID number.
If you cannot access your profile, please contact me right away. If we don’t have your student information, you might miss out on important events and details. For help with charms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org