Tuesday, October 5, 2021

(this is not what it looks like...it's better)

NEW! Choir student Mari Ware (Treble Choir) has started her own business with the help of her Mom. They are making and selling lip gloss. Right now, she has Tropical Punch, Coconut and Pineapple.

They are $5 for large and $3 for small. She has them with her! See her if you want some.

NEW! The deadline for applying to participate in the MSVMA Musical Theater Solo and Ensemble is Wednesday, October 20th! This is an event in which you prepare two musical theater songs and then sing them for a judge who will then give you both written and verbal feedback. Most people that attend this event are taking lessons from a private instructor, who helps them select their pieces and get prepared.
This year’s Musical Theater S & E Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 20th, 2021 at Grand Valley State University. This is also the same day as the MSHS Orchestra’s Fiddle Festival–FYI (don’t double book yourself!).
If you are not planning on auditioning for the musical (or, if you do not make the cast) and you are a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society, this is a requirement for continuing your membership. If you don’t sing at this event, you can also choose the classical version of solo and ensemble, held on Feb. 12, 2022.

REMINDER! Besides in your Google Classroom, you can also find the Choir Lesson Plan Weekly Guide on the choir blog under the “Pages” section. This week, I will link it HERE as well.

REMINDER-NYC TRIP INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)! Attention NYC Travelers: Our Travel Agent, George Gashal from Airport Tour and Travel has now added the Travel Insurance option onto their company’s website at:  http://www.airporttourandtravel.com

Just scroll down the website until you see the insurance company section “Trawick” and then click on “Get Quote.”
You need to be careful that they do not select “student” when you are on the page that asks for your age. You just need to put in your age. You also need to select “Yes” on “Trip Protection”.
When they get on the page offering insurance options, you need to scroll down to “Safe Travels Voyager” and then be sure to select “cancel for any reason.”
At the bottom it will say “Buy Now” and you will be able to purchase the insurance.
NEXT NYC PAYMENT COMING UP! NYC Travelers–Your payment of $275 is due by October 19th. If you pay by check, make it payable to “Airport Tour and Travel. You may also pay cash and if you signed up for credit card payments, that will be used to pay your payment. ALL CASH AND CHECK PAYMENTS MUST BE DROPPED OFF OR MAILED TO AIRPORT TOUR AND TRAVEL.  You can contact our travel agent, George Gashal using the contact information below.

Airport Tour and Travel 

3494 Peninsula Dr 

Muskegon, MI 49444 

231-830-8116 

George Gashal 

Geogh3@yahoo.com 

www.airporttourandtravel.com

REMINDER: Payment Schedule Total trip cost $1,589.00 (Quad Occupancy)

September 15, 2021 – Non refundable deposit of $100 due 

October 19, 2021 – Second payment of $ 275 is due 

November 19, 2021 -Third payment of $ 275 is due 

December 19, 2021- Fourth payment of $275 is due 

January 19, 2022 – Fifth payment of $275 is due 

February 19, 2022 – Sixth payment of $275 is due 

March 19, 2022 – -Final payment of $114 is due 

Payments, excluding the deposit, are refundable up to February 19, 2022. No refunds will be issued after Feb 19, 2022. Name changes are allowed up to 10 days before departure with a $100 change fee. 


REMINDER! Have a great idea for this year’s Pop Go the Sailors THEME/CONCEPT (not to be confused with a Pop “title”)? Follow the link below to submit your idea here! It will be reviewed by Mr. Lawton and JaiLynn, who will then pass on the best ideas to the CSEB board, who will narrow it down to just two. Finally, we will bring these top two ideas back to the entire choir for a final vote!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IDEAS IS THIS COMING FRIDAY, OCT. 8th, by 1:30 pm. 

Follow the link below to submit your idea(s). COMPLETE ONE FORM PER IDEA PLEASE! 

CLICK HERE


REMINDER! Congratulations to Ella Cole and Ethan Sabourin, who were chosen as one of 100 singers to participate in the MSVMA Musical Theater Intensive!

REMINDER: Footloose (the musical) “season” begins today! 
INFORMATIONAL MEETING TODAY (TUES)! The Allegros (Musical) season is about to begin. First up is our informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5th at 3 pm in the choir room. Plan on an hour but it could end earlier than that.
The Allegros (Musical) audition workshop is Monday, Oct. 11th at 3 pm until 4 pm.  In the days following the meeting, you will officially sign up to audition.
Allegro vocal auditions are Sunday, Oct. 17th, beginning at 1 pm. Times to be scheduled after the Allegros workshop.
Allegros dance callbacks are on Tuesday, Oct. 19th and following our dinner break, we will begin callbacks for leading roles.
Lastly, continued final callbacks are on Wednesday, Oct. 20th.

REMINDER! The following is a list of who we have a record of paying for shoes either this year or last year. These are the ONLY people that we will be fitting and ordering NEW shoes for…if you DO NOT see yourself on this list, it means we think you HAVE choir shoes already, either because you were in choir previously and your shoes still fit, or you picked up some shoes from our collection of used shoes.  If you think we’ve made an error, speak up!
To view the list, follow this link: CLICK HERE

REMINDER! Any seniors that would be interested in reflecting on their high school experience and sharing their perspective of high school with Elle Kuder for a senior song that she is working on for a class final project, send your thoughts to her email at: 61603661@monashores.net She would really appreciate that! 

Thank you so much!
Sincerely, Elle Kuder

REMINDER-WE HAVE  SHOW DATE NOW! Coffeehouse will be on the original date (that we have always had it in the past…Tuesday, Nov. 23rd. We have a 1/2 the next day and then we are on our holiday turkey break!

REMINDER! If you were unable to attend our annual fall parent meeting, here is the presentation that was made at the meeting:
We hope that you will still consider getting involved!

 REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.
YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE SCRIP ONLINE! You can NOW purchase your choir e-scrip ONLINE. Here are the details: Anyone interested in buying e-gift cards and paying online can set up an online account at: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/. You will need a code to register for the choir scrip program, which you must request from the MSCA (this is new information!). You can either link to a checking or savings account for automatic payments, or you can use a credit card at check out when shopping online. A $0.15 fee is added to your order total each time you pay with your linked checking or savings account, or a 2.6% fee is added to your order total each time you pay with a credit card. Either way, the choir will still receive 1.5 percent of the percent earned for both the expenses of keeping the scrip program going and as a part of our fundraising efforts.  You can then either receive your e-scrip online instantly, using your cell phone (you will need to download the app, RaiseRight by ShopWithScrip). Email mschoirscrip@gmail.com with any questions or to help you get set up. You can only purchase e-cards (and pay online) through this website (no paper gift cards or local places that may not be participating in the online platform).
We will continue to sell scrip in person as well. Details of how, where and when will be available very soon!

Want to see how scrip can work for you? Follow this link for an example: CLICK HERE

 MOST RECENT FORM!  SCRIP ORDER FORM AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is a scrip order form for your convenience and information. SCRIP Order Form – June 2019

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

Follow this link: Scrip Guidelines and Information


 

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