Tivy Choir Update

September 21, 2023

Homecoming Week (Oct. 2 - 6)

Monday - Float decorating

Tuesday - Float decorating

Thursday - Homecoming Parade

Friday - Full Choir National Anthem performance at Homecoming

Saturday - Homecoming Dance

The homecoming parade theme is "The Stars at Night are Big and Bright."

Now that we have a truck and trailer, we can turn our focus to decorations and costumes. Antler Choir Leadership Team has chosen to take a spin on "The Stars at Night" by choosing a Red Carpet/Hollywood/Celebrities theme for the trailer.

We need the following items:

Aluminum foil

Gold poster board

10-15 hay bales

Several yards of red fabric

Zip ties

Gold border of some sort

Bags of candy (think starbursts or other "star" type candy)

Juniors & Seniors: Celebrities that are either country/western OR from Texas

Freshmen & Sophomores: Paparazzi (handing out candy to paradegoers or taking pictures of the celebrities on the float)

Let me know if you have any ideas or can donate supplies!

Homecoming Game National Anthem Performance

We will sing the National Anthem at the homecoming game at Antler Stadium. We'll meet outside the field house on the visitor's side (near where the band trailer is parked) at the stadium at 5:30p to rehearse. It is important that students meet at the called time, otherwise they'll not be able to enter the game for free. Students may stay to watch the remainder of the game while sitting in the student section or with their parents, or they may leave as soon as we’re finished. If a student wishes to leave, they’ll be released to do so around 7:10pm. Students should wear the 23-24 choir t-shirt and may wear their mum or garter if they have one.


TMEA, or Texas Music Educators Association, hosts multiple events for our music students, including the All-State auditions and other region-level auditions.

The first round of auditions for the All-State track is at Warren High School in San Antonio on Oct. 7. The entry deadline is Wednesday, September 20. We will travel together by bus to this event. If you are the parent or guardian of one of our auditionees, please consider going with us to serve as a chaperon. I will be judging singers all day.

The other official TMEA event in October is the Treble Region Choir audition on Oct. 21 at Marshall High School in San Antonio. The entry deadline is Wednesday, October 4. Again, we will travel together by bus to this event. If you are the parent or guardian of one of our auditionees, please consider going with us to serve as a chaperon. Like the prior audition, I will be judging singers all day.

Fall Concert

Monday, Oct. 9th, 7-8pm

Tivy High School Auditorium

Please join us for our Fall Concert on Monday, October 9 in the Tivy HS Auditorium! Each choir will present a song they're preparing for UIL Concert & Sight Reading and a selection from the TMEA region choir process.

Student attire: Jeans & 23-24 Tivy Choir shirt (it looks like the picture at the bottom of the Smore). See the choir handbook for more information on the informal concert uniform.

Rehearsal starts at 5:00pm. Audience members will be allowed in the auditorium 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Parking is located in the student/visitor parking near the gymnasium. Entry to Tivy HS is through the main entrance between the gym and the band hall.

Free Admission!

As always, concerts are graded, mandatory events. In the event of an emergency, locate the process in your choir handbook for how to formally inform me that you won't make it or to provide a reasonable excuse within the required time. Students are required to make up missed concerts by performing for their class with selected friends.

Students must stay for the entirety of the concert.

Upcoming Events

Fall Semester

  • 9/26 Donuts with your Big/Little 7:25 - 7:40
  • 10/5 Homecoming Parade
  • 10/6 All Choir National Anthem Performance @ Tivy Homecoming Game
  • 10/7 TMEA Region Mixed Choir Auditions
  • 10/7 TMEA Region Treble Choir Audition Entry Deadline
  • 10/14 Chalk Fest - Community service opportunity
  • 10/21 TMEA Region Treble Choir Auditions
  • 11/3-4 TMEA Region Choir Clinic & Concert
  • 11/28 TMEA Pre-Area Auditions
  • 12/3 Show Choir - A Holiday to Remember
  • 12/5 Chorale Rehearsal with Symphony of the Hills
  • 12/7 Chorale Performance with Symphony of the Hills

Spring Semester

  • 1/6 TMEA Area Auditions
  • 2/7-10 TMEA All-State Clinic & Convention
  • 2/20 Pre-UIL Concert
  • 3/12-16 Orlando, FL
  • 5/11 Choir Banquet
  • 5/16 POP SHOW
  • 5/24 Graduation / Last Day of School
  • 5/25 UIL TSSEC