Tuesday, June 4, 2019


NEW! Here is the schedule for tonight’s scholarship auditions:



Dress Nicely! (Like the choir banquet–I would suggest no shorts though.

Mrs. Vredeveld will tell you when to enter the room. Walk to the piano, stand in the “crook”.

State your name, the title of the song you will sing and the key (low, medium or high) that you will be singing in (if you are singing one of the exam songs).

If you are not singing one of the exam songs, have you communicated with JaiLynn or Mrs. Twining about what you will be singing and do they have your sheet music? (Hint: They should!)

NEW-SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS ARE TONIGHT!  Voice Lesson/Summer Camp Scholarship auditions are TONIGHT (Tuesday, June 4th) at 7 pm in the choir room. We have 22 scholarships to award, each valued at $300! 


Upon acceptance of the scholarship, the student must attend District Solo & Ensemble or Musical Theatre Festival during the following school year, or an approved Music Camp during the summer immediately following the audition (summer of 2018). Students may use scholarship money to pay all lesson costs and any registration and accompanist fees.

All money must be used in the year following acceptance; money not used in this time frame reverts to the Choir Association General Fund.

Further, if you choose to study private voice must regularly attend voice lessons and demonstrate your gratitude by working hard, preparing music with integrity and caring, meet deadlines set by your teacher, showing up to lessons on time, remembering when your lessons are and attending them without being asked or reminded. Voice students should not complain or whine about the work that is studying voice.

Students who choose to attend a summer music camp should be timely, attend every day, work hard and be committed, go above and beyond, seek ways to be of help and attend the concert(s), performing to the very best of your ability. Scholarship students should not complain or whine about the work that is involved in a summer music camp.

If/when necessary, both parent(s) and/or student will assure that transportation to and from lessons/summer camps/solo and ensemble are arranged in advance.


REMINDER: DVDs will be handed out TODAY! Seniors, you can stop by the FRONT office and pick yours up during school hours. They will be labeled with your name on them.
NEW! What will next springs Pop Go the Sailors THEME be? We begin the decision making process TODAY!
NEW! Singers–follow this link to sign up to bring something for Tuesday: CLICK HERE!
REMINDER! I need $25 from the following people for their “The Little Mermaid” books that were never returned:
Jenna Bitzer
Christian Fletcher
REMINDER! What’s next in choir?
A) Watch the MSHS Choir production of “The Little Mermaid”
B) Watch the rough cut of “Pop Go the Sailors” (hopefully…if we get one in time).
C) Prepare for Exam Songs (we will teach you two songs; a Broadway song and a classical song. You will sing one of them for your final exam. In Treble you can sing in groups of 3 max and in Anchormen and Acappella, in groups of 2 max. Singers sing their exam songs as solos.
You can also sing one of these songs at the MSCA Scholarship auditions (Tuesday, June 4th), where you can earn a $275 scholarship to be used for either private voice lessons or a summer music camp.
D) Select next year’s Pop Go the Sailors Theme.


The Young Americans Summer Camp is coming back to Mona Shores High School July 9-13!

Open to students entering grades 3 – college in the surrounding area. Join this international touring cast July 9th – 13th at Mona Shores High School for 35 hours of high-energy, comprehensive performing arts camp. Students will experience everything from vocal techniques, dance, and comedy improvisation, to stage movement, sound, lighting, and more.

Each camp culminates in a 2-hour performance for the community. By learning a show in just 5 days, students are able to learn teamwork, discover their individual potential, and walk away with a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the week, all in an encouraging and positive atmosphere!

Cost: $219. Save $15 per camper when you sign up multiple students on the same registration.

NEW! If you would like to be a Young Americans host family and be a homestay for two or more Young Americans cast members, you can sign up for this opportunity when you register. You get a discount of $50 for being a homestay family, plus VIP seating for the concert.

Who are the Young Americans Video Link: CLICK HERE!
The Young Americans Live Performances Video Link: CLICK HERE!

The MSHS Choir Young Americans Scholarship recipients will be announced soon! 

To register, follow this link: CLICK HERE!



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