TMHS Wildcat Choir April 10-16

This week at a glance...

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Our students will be traveling to UIL to compete in concert and sightreading in just two short weeks! Their times and locations are below. Students will be on a field trip list and if there is any class missed, it will not count against exemptions. Parents are welcome to come to watch the concert and sightreading portions of the contest.

Belles: April 19th @Willis High School

  • Warm Up - 3:00pm
  • Concert - 3:20pm
  • Sightreading - 3:40pm

Varsity Tenor/Bass (Dudes and Chorale Guys): April 21st @Klein Cain High School

  • Warm Up - 8:40am
  • Concert - 9:00am
  • Sightreading - 9:20am

Varsity Treble (Bel Canto and Chorale Girls): April 21st @Klein Cain High School

  • Warm Up - 1:40pm
  • Concert - 2:00pm
  • Sightreading - 2:20pm

Varsity Mixed (Chorale): April 21st @Klein Cain High School

  • Warm Up - 3:20pm
  • Concert - 3:40pm
  • Sightreading - 4:00pm

TMHS Choir Spring San Antonio Trip

It's hard to believe the TMHS Choir Spring Trip is already upon us!!! If your son or daughter is going on the trip to San Antonio/Bandera next Thursday the itinerary, packing list and other important information are below.

We're very excited for this opportunity to compete in the American Classic Bluebonnet Choral Festival and then stay at a working Dude Ranch and resort! A waiver from the Flying L Ranch and Resort should be making it's way home by way of your student. Please sign the necessary spots and return prior to departure on Thursday. We depart Thursday after school at 3:30 pm. We will return on Sunday at approx. 4pm. Students will call rides once we get to Katy.

All students will need to bring luggage to school and store them in the Choir Room in the morning or in their personal vehicle on campus.

We will have one final rehearsal for the trip on Wednesday, April 12th from 3:00-4:30pm.

Coffeehouse 2023

We are so excited for a new event, Coffeehouse!

Coffeehouse will be on April 28th at 7pm in the TMHS Cafeteria. We hope you'll join us and see the wonderful performers!

If you would like to be considered for Coffeehouse and were unable to attend on the original date, please submit your song below to the google drive folder by April 9th at 11:59pm.You must be on your TISD School account to upload your video.

Songs should be less than 3 minutes long or cut to fit within 3 minutes.

Choir Officer Interviews

If you have applied to be a choir officer for next school year, please make sure you sign up for a first round interview on the sign up posted in the choir room. Interviews begin this week!

Choir Banquet

Our Choir Banquet is coming up this month! Tickets will be on sale soon!

Banquet will be at the TISD Event Center on the North side of the TISD Stadium off of Cypress Rosehill on April 29th from 7:00-10:00pm

Student Superlative Awards


Each year at our banquet, we give out various awards that are voted on by students. Please fill out the google form below to nominate any choir student!

You are limited to ONE response only, so choose wisely!

Please complete by Friday, April 14th

Spring Trip 2024 NYC Interest

Next year is our out-of-state trip year and the TMHS Choir and Orchestra Departments have been approached about a collaborative performance in Carnegie Hall during Spring Break of 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for both of our programs! Approximate dates are Wednesday, March 13th - Monday, March 18th, 2024. This will be the only trip offered for the Spring of 2024.

***We will have a hard deadline for trip deposits of $300 on May 1st. More information will be coming this week about where and how to make your deposits.***

Below is the presentation and notes from the Interest meeting from Thursday night.

Please fill out the interest form below so we know what your family is thinking in regards to next years NYC trip! Please fill out the form even if you are not planning on traveling with us to NYC.

**Mandatory Wildcat Choir Camp July 31-August 4**

As we are nearing the end of the school year we wanted to go ahead and put Wildcat Choir Camp on everyone's radar. This is our own summer camp for all Choir students that is required and expected. The schedule and dates for this camp are below. Wildcat Choir Camp will be held at TMHS and lunch will be provided each day.

Following Wildcat Choir Camp, we will host our own District Choir Camp for all students wishing to participate in the Texas All-State Choir Process. Chorale is required to participate in this process.

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TMHS Choir Audition Form

If you are returning to choir next year, this is the first step in your audition. Please fill the google form below to indicate what choirs you would like to be considered for.

There will also be a sightreading/interview portion with Mr. Ragsdale and Ms. White after UIL.

St. Paul's Choral Scholars

If you are interested in auditioning for the St. Paul's Choral Scholars program, please see the flyer!

Voice Lessons

We still have a couple of spots available in our private voice studios for this semester. This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn one-on-one with an experienced private instructor to grow as a musician, as well as gain confidence as an individual. The concentration on individualized vocal technique benefits students in all areas of vocal music, including Pop Show and Musicals.

We have two music-degreed private instructors who have performed on various stages throughout the world. During the school year, we have at least two solo competition opportunities for students to compete in, and a recital at the end of the year to showcase their talents to family and friends. The students who participate in a private voice studio will also benefit by including their successes in various competitions on their college application, regardless of their pursued major. In addition, many universities have scholarships for non-music majors that these students would be eligible for.

Students receive 23-minute lessons once a week, at a rate of $24 per lesson paid directly to the private instructor. This is a bargain in comparison to the usual $35-50 lessons from outside vocal coaches! Lessons occur during class time, so there is no conflict with after school tutorials or events. You may also use fundraising points to help cover voice lessons as well!

If your student is interested in beginning lessons, please let us know!

Sections of the Week!

Belles: Altos

Dudes: Baritones

Chorale: Altos

Bel Canto: Soprano 1s

Major Chords: Sopranos

Choir Student College Acceptances

As we continue the school year, we wanted to highlight our seniors who have applied and been accepted to various Universities around the country. Congratulations to all!
Ella Brown - SHSU

Kadynce Royer - SHSU

Reagan Maxwell - UNT, SHSU

Julietta Townsend - SHSU

Sydney Lopez Martinez - OU, UNM, UA, MSU, NAU, ASU, UMHB

Logan Brown - UNT, TXST

Kai Miller - UT Austin

Makayla Padalino -TXST

Kaylee Caudle - Rice

Jayne Banda - TXST, A&M, SHSU, TCU

Avery Budzisz - TXST, UTSA, A&M

Kaylee Miller - FAU, UCF, UNF, UH, SFU, UNT

Yerim Colin - Harvard, UT Austin

Mikaela Pearson - UMAINE, UMH, A&M

Paul Nguyen - PSU, Baylor, Indiana

Amal Sarwar - UH, UT Austin, Baylor

Huy Nguyen - UH

TMHS Choir List of Spring Events

Monday, April 10 - Combined Chorale/Dudes/Bel Canto Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, April 12 - San Antonio Trip Rehearsal, 3:00-4:30pm

Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16 - San Antonio Spring Trip!

Tuesday, April 18 - Combined Chorale/Dudes/Bel Canto Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, April 19 - Belles Non-Varsity UIL @Willis HS

Friday, April 21 - Varsity TB, Treble, and Mixed UIL @Klein Cain HS

Friday, April 28 - Coffee House @TMHS Cafeteria, 7:00pm

Saturday, April 29 - TMHS Choir Banquet @ TISD Event Center, 7:00pm

Monday, May 8 - Spring Voice Recital, Times TBD

Thursday, May 11 - Senior Recognition Concert (Spring Concert), 7:00pm

Monday, May 15 - New Chorale/Chamber Members Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, May 16 - Combined Choir Council Meeting, 3:00pm

2023 Spring Finals Schedule

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  • Students must attend all Review sessions to remain eligible for Exam Exemptions (see below for Exam Exemptions).

  • During Spring Final Exam Week all late arrival or early release Senior students need to make arrangements to be on campus for scheduled exams at these posted times.

  • There will be no Final Exams given earlier than the scheduled date and times listed above.

  • Students must remain in their testing period the entire time. Students will not be allowed to check-out of an exam period early when finished and there will be no interruptions to exam sessions. If you have a request for an extenuating circumstance regarding a final, please contact your Assistant Principal or Ms. Hayes about the situation. This includes requests to leave early after testing or other unique circumstances.

  • Double blocked classes will take their exams during one specific period that will be predetermined by the teacher.

  • Final Exam make-ups will be at the direction of the teacher. Every effort should be made to complete exams prior to the grade submission deadline on May 25. However, the final date for exam completion will be Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8 am. Students that miss an exam due to a documented absence will be given an opportunity to take the exam(s) during May 31- June 2 with Administration. This must be arranged by the teacher with the student’s Assistant Principal.

  • For students that have not made up Finals with their teacher before May 25th will have a “Zero” recorded in the gradebook until the make-up is complete by June 2, 2023.

  • Failure to meet the above expectations may result in grade reductions, multiple exams in one day, summer school requirements for credit or other circumstances that could impact semester grade averages and possibly course/credit completion.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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