Lebanon Trail Choir Newsletter

March Newsletter

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Clinic with Mr. Ryan Forkner, NMHS Choral Director

  • Friday, March 26, 4:30 - 7 pm on the LTHS Stage
  • Wear your choir t-shirt
  • Have your UIL music memorized
  • All F2F are required to attend

Ryan Forkner is originally from Arlington, TX where he first began singing in choirs as a boy. After graduating from Arlington High School in 1999, where he was twice selected for the Texas All-State Choir, Ryan attended Texas Christian University where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2003. Following his undergraduate degree, Ryan served as a Choral Graduate Assistant at TCU while earning his Masters in Choral Conducting under Professor Ron Shirey. After completing his Masters in 2005, Ryan became the choir director at North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX where he has taught the past nine years. During that time period the choir department has grown from 70 students to 320 students performing in 9 ensembles, enjoyed its first UIL sweepstakes in over a decade (including the program’s first Tenor/Bass Sweepstakes in over twenty years). Ryan resides in Mesquite with his beautiful wife, Christy, who serves as the choir director at Vanston Middle School, and his precious daughters, Avery and Cara Grace.

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Solo and Ensemble.

VA students, remember that Solo and Ensemble is your major assessment of competition season! You must have you correct information in this document. Make sure you have a music score and a piano track with no voices to perform with. This is not negotiable. Also, the song must be from the competition folder I sent you, not a pop song. Solo are $12.50. Please correct your information here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lT2fo2TZqzkqYrmPMHyjpCFwcMhlt-vsy7prE_Ygtus/edit?usp=sharing

Please pay for your entry here: http://www.trailblazersingers.com/store/p9/Entry_Fee_for_Solo.html

We will have results next week! I will post them on the choir website.

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VOLT Auditions!

Audition to be a member of the nationally recognized VOLT contemporary acappela group!

Step 1: Record yourself singing a verse and a chorus of a song.

Step 2: Use the link tinyurl.com/voltaudition to fill out the audition form and upload your video by Friday, April 2nd.

Callbacks will be Tuesday, April 6th in the LT Choir Room (G101) at 4:30

Be prepared sing with others on a new song and Edition with the choreo that is in the audition form. Please come with it memorized.

VOLT placed 8th out of 50 groups in the South Quarterfinal this last week in their very first competition! Way to set the bar high! Looking forward to competing locally and in ICHSA next year.

Their performance is below.

VOLT, Lebanon Trail High School - ICHSA South Quarterfinal #5
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Choir Banquet is Coming!

Thursday, April 22nd, 7pm

Coming Soon!

Here is our change to celebrate our seniors and our musical accomplishments this year!

  • We will have an outside venue that is socially distanced
  • Food will be catered for you as an individual order for safety

Don't miss this great event! Let's dress up and have a great time!

More details and ticket prices to come next week!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Choir Fees

We have around 80% of our choir students who have not paid their choir fee from back in September. This is critical, especially this year. Please pay your student's fee so we can continue to offer great opportunities through the rest of this challenging school year. Our students deserve our support creating wonderful music! Please check with your student to find out their ensemble name.

Store: http://www.trailblazersingers.com/store.html

Pay Choir Fees Here

Please ask your child the name of their ensemble.

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Let us celebrate your birthday with you!

To ALL LTHS Choir & Music Theory Students & Parents,

This school year, we would like to celebrate all of our amazing students who are either in Choir or in Music Theory.

In order for us to celebrate each and every one of you, we’re going to need your help.

We request that you send your best photo of you to our Choir Public Relations Officer/Historian, Isha Patel, so that she can create an amazing birthday post for you that we can then post on our Instagram page.

Please send your photos and any questions that you may have regarding birthday posts to Isha Patel at this email address:


Thank you for being apart of our wonderful programs this year!

Thank You,

Isha Patel

Public Relations Officer/Historian

Lebanon Trail High School Choir