West Lafayette Choirs Update

Your Voice Matters--April 28, 2016

Chorale Contest April 30

Schedule for Chorale on April 30:

6:45 a.m. Arrive at WLHS (with uniform in garment bag)

7:00 a.m. Depart WLHS

8:30 a.m. Arrive at Ben Davis HS and change into uniforms


9:55 a.m. Sightreading (members of WLSO leave IMMEDIATELY following sightreading)

10:45 a.m. Depart Ben Davis High School

12:00 p.m. Arrive at WLHS

Please note that spectators can enter either Door #1 or #2 at Ben Davis High School (not the Freshman Center). Following our performance, please feel free to watch the next group or two while the Chorale does sightreading and waits for results.

Chorale will perform at Ben Davis High School on April 30 with the potential of performing at State Finals on May 7. Please note that while performance times are not available, both qualifications and finals are REQUIRED performances for Chorale--only medical emergencies will be considered for excused absences.

Results on Twitter

Results from Saturday's State Qualification will be announced on Sunday afternoon via the choirs' Twitter account (@wl_choirs). Typically this is announced around 4 p.m.

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 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.
May Donations Needed

Click this button to donate items for upcoming events in May.

Got Bubbles?

We are in search of bubble machines for our upcoming production of the Little Mermaid. If you own one and are willing to donate it for our show, please bring it to school clearly labeled so we know who to return it to after our production.

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

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.