Thursday, April 28, 2022

REMINDER-PENNY WAR ENDS THIS FRIDAY! We are now officially in competition with the band and orchestra. It’s the Tri-M Music Honor Society “penny war” fundraiser! Whichever organization raises the most funds wins the Tri-M Triceratops Trophy, which they get to keep in their classroom for the entire school year! We can take all forms of cash (a $1 bill equals 100 pennies, for example!)

NEW! If you would like help finding a costume in the costume shop (with no guarantees that something there will work/fit you), show up tonight between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the costume shop across from the choir room. Enter through the side door near the Orchestra Room). Our costumer, Mrs. Ponce, will be there to help you out! Sorry for the short notice, but it’s the only day she can be there!

NEW! Here is the Pop Week Schedule!

Monday, May 16, 6pm-9pm-SPECIALTY ACTS ONLY, scheduled in 7 minute increments. Be there at least 15 minutes prior to your first specialty act.

Tuesday, May 17, 6pm-8:00pm LARGE CHOIR NUMBERS ONLY (In this order-Singers, Anchormen, Acappella and Treble). Optional: Each choir can leave when their last number is done or stay and watch the others. Each choir will have a max of 30 minutes on stage. Be checked in no later than 5:45 PM

Wednesday, May 18, 6pm-9:30pm-CLOSER & OPENER  AND ALL SPECIALTY ACTS! (in this order). Be checked in no later that 5:45 PM. Again, you may leave when your last act is done. If you want to watch the specialty acts, you can do so this night. (Volunteers also be there by 5:45 PM)

Thursday, May 19, 6pm-9pm Final Dress Rehearsal! FULL SHOW RUN THROUGH (minus the closer). Be checked in by 5:45 PM. You may leave when your last act is done, as we will not be doing the closer on this night. (Volunteers also be there by 5:45 PM)

Friday, May 20, 6:30pm-9:15pm ish-Opening Night. Students check in by 6:30pm for our 7:00pm show. End time, approx. 9:15pm. (Volunteers be there by 6:45 PM)

Saturday, May 21 6:30pm-9:15pm ish-Closing Night/Senior Night. Students check in by 6:30pm for our 7:00pm show. End time, approx. 9:15pm. (Volunteers be there by 6:45 PM)

Sunday, May 22 1pm-? Typically ends around 3pm-4pm. Set Strike (take apart and get the set back off the stage)


NEW! – POPS TRACKS-DUE THIS FRIDAY! – If you are using a track for auditions for a specialty audition, CLICK HERE to submit that link by Friday at 3pm.

POP T-SHIRT ORDERS!  Just a reminder that Pop T-Shirt orders are due by Thursday, May 5th. You can download and print one here, or pick up a hard copy of the order form in the choir room on the table in front.

REMINDER-SET CONSTRUCTION BUILD SCHEDULE! The Pop Go the Sailors set must be built and painted and we could use YOU! Here is the build schedule. Feel free to stop in any time and stay as long as you are able!
Tuesday May 10-6pm-9pm
Thursday May 12-6pm-9pm
Saturday May 14-10am-5pm
Sunday May 15-1pm-5pm

RESERVE A REHEARSAL SPACE INFO!  Need a space to rehearse your Pop Specialty Act? If you would like to use the dance room, weekdays, between 3pm and 5pm, there is a sign up sheet outside of the dance room. You do not need adult supervision during this time as Mr. Reinhardt is here until then. If you want the space later than that on a weekday, or if you want the space on a weekend, you will need to talk with Mr. Reinhardt about it first and you will need to have an adult present during your rehearsal.
There is also a sign up sheet for the choir room, located on the cabinet side of the choir room. The same procedures apply as stated above.

FORM LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA FOR APPROVAL (Not to be confused with the form above to sign up for a your audition time slots)!
Here is the form to submit your Pop Idea for approval (if it is not on the list): CLICK HERE!

SONG IDEAS LIST WITH LINKS: Here is a partial ideas list of songs from which you can choose for Pop Go the Sailors! Auditions are on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd! The shows are on May 19, 20, and 21! Get crackin’!
Think that you have a song that was a big hit, but is not on “the list?” Well, tell us the song and why you think it should be included. To audition a song not on the list, you will first need to get the act approved. Use the link below to do. You will need to justify your selection by explaining why your song choice should be included.

NEW! Anyone who requested the free tickets to Old Heart on either Sat. May 14 or Sunday, May 15 that would like a great deal at the Marriott hotel ($79) near the Detroit airport,  (about 30 minutes from the theater) share your contact info with Jakari or me and the producer, Roger Rappaport will contact you and help you to book the room. 

NEW! Our end of the year choir banquet is on Tuesday, May 24th, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Lake House, in downtown Muskegon. The MSCA is covering most of the cost, which is nearly $40 per person when you consider the food ($26 per person), space rental, photo booth, decorations, etc. Your cost is just $10 per person, which is due no later than Friday, May 6th by the end of the school day. At the banquet, we celebrate with a fantastic meal, a dance with a DJ, and award recognitions.


seasoned ground beef, seasoned shredded chicken flour tortillas, corn taco shells, housemade tortilla chips colby cheese, queso fresco
Spanish rice, refried beans
shredded lettuce, tomato, onion
cilantro, salsa, guacamole, sour cream

REMINDER-NYC, 2023! Next year’s seniors AND juniors…are you ready to head to NYC? This is just a reminder that we will travel to the Big Apple again next spring with both your classes. This will then get up back on a rotation of every other year, going traveling to NYC with these two classes. We will have a meeting prior to the end of the school year where we will share further details, costs, itinerary, etc.!

REMINDER-2024 OVERSEAS TOUR UPDATE! Attention this year’s sophomores, freshman (as well as current 7th and 8th grade choir students): We will be again traveling overseas in June of 2024. We will have a meeting prior to the end of the school year where we will share further details such as where we will be going, costs, itinerary, etc. but just wanted to give you a heads up! 

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