Thursday, November 3, 2022

LAST PRESALE DAY TODAY! THE PRESALE HAS ENDED!

THERE ARE NO TICKET SALES THIS WEEK THURSDAY OR FRIDAY! 

TREE PLACEMENT CHART: Also, follow the link below to see where your singer is in this year’s Tree (the “Tree Chart”).  When looking at this chart, it’s like sitting in the audience and looking at your child.

Here is the link to the TREE PLACEMENT CHART: CLICK HERE!

GENERAL PUBLIC TREE TICKETS INFORMATION:

Tree tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 5th, at etix.com beginning at 12 noon or at the Frauenthal box office from 12 noon until 5pm. 

Tickets will continue to be available through the Frauenthal box office Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 4:30pm and online at etix.com until the shows are sold out.

Tickets for the event tend to sell out VERY quickly. Don’t delay. 

TREE TICKETS LINK BELOW! Use this link for the most direct (and easy) route to purchase your tickets:

https://shows.frauenthal.org/singing-christmas-tree-2022


 

REMINDER! Tree Volunteers Sign Up Here! We Need YOU!

Hello everyone! We need hundreds of volunteers to make “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree” project happen again (it’s year 37) for our kids and our community! Please take a moment and sign up using the following electronic form. Remember, volunteering for Tree this year is also your “ticket” to receiving next year’s MSHS Choir Parent Presale Code! Follow this link to sign up!

CLICK HERE!


NEW-Great job cast, crew, and volunteers! 

 

NEW! Your FlipGrid Assignments are now posted in your Google Classrooms. Look in the “Assignments” section there and you will find it.

The title is: Oct. 31, 2022: Flipgrid “Gloria” for Treble and Anchormen and “Oct. 31, 2022: Flipgrid “Jingle Bells” for Singers and Acappella.

Gloria starts on page 3 and is the whole song. Jingle Bells starts on page 31 and is the whole song. The assignment has been posted to your Google Classroom and the FlipGrid is up!

You MUST again sing the words/lyrics, not the solfeggio.

You MUST sing with the music in the background. Either just the accompaniment (+5% on your grade), or with JaiLynn singing your part (no penalty for making this choir, but no extra credit either). Make certain you are louder than the track!

Most people either open a second tab with the choir blog recordings (go to choir.monsahores.net and on the right hand side of the blog, find PAGES. Then, scroll down to “Tree 2022 Rehearsal Materials” and follow that link to play the music. Other people will use their phone to either play the music or record their FlipGrip, while using their Chromebook for the opposite.

All the details are in your Google Classroom and in your FlipGrid.

This assignment is due Friday, November 4th, by 11:59pm.

ALSOwe will be doing another LYRICS QUIZ this week Friday over the following two songs in addition to the Flipgrids:

These Bells Will Ring

The First Noel


REMINDER! Coffee House Results will be posted here as soon as they are available! 


REMINDER! It’s official! We have a date for our South Africa Kick-Off Meeting.

Please plan now (parents AND students) to attend on:

Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Location: MSHS Performing Arts Center (Auditorium)

Tufanye Hivi!  (Let’s do this!)

REMINDER-SOUTH AFRICA! Mona Shores High School Choir is Traveling to SOUTH AFRICA in June 2024!

I have been busily working behind the scenes for the past year, planning the choir’s next big international adventure! As you may know, the Mona Shores high school choir has a history of International Travel dating back to the 1960’s. We travel overseas every four years.

Our next trip will be in June 2024 (after school is let out for summer) will be to South Africa! This is extremely exciting destination and will be absolutely life changing for every single student (and parent) that attends! We will be visiting the southernmost coastal region, also known as the “Garden Coast” region.

We couldn’t contain ourselves today (Friday) and decided to share this news with our top two choirs–Singers and Acappella. The Treble Choir and Anchormen will learn about this exciting destination on Monday so try and keep it a bit of a secret for them!

We will have a formal evening meeting to be announced very soon, in which we will bring in our travel company and share all of the details with you such as where exactly we are going, costs, payment schedule, itinerary, etc.

I will say kids are going to have truly remarkable experiences such as going on a safari, staying in luxury tents overnight on the safari’s property, visiting an elephant sanctuary, a penguin colony, an ostrich farm, as well as sharing concerts and meals with local choirs, doing a service project in a school, attending cultural experience styled shows, trying new foods, seeing the Robben Island prison-and the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, learning about apartheid and much more!

We shared the following highlights video of the Notre Dame Band’s trip there and our experience will be very similar. Please enjoy!

More news and details coming soon!


REMINDER, NYC PAYMENT SCHEDULE!  Here is the payment schedule for NYC: 

$130-(initial deposit) June 17

$ 200-Aug 18

$ 200-Sept 16,

$ 200-Oct 14

$ 200-Nov 18,

$ 200-Dec 16,

$ 200-Jan 20,

$ 200-Feb 17,

$ 100-Mar 17.

There is a late fee of $10 if late more than 5 days. Your space will be canceled if more than 30 days past due. 


CHICAGO REMINDERS: SECOND PAYMENT OF $75 IS NOW PAST DUE (WAS DUE THE LAST FRIDAY OF BREAK). We can take cash or checks (make payable to: Mona Shores Choir) in the choir office. 

Let’s go to Chicago!

As announced last spring, we are taking a group of choir students to Chicago for a day of shopping, dinner and a musical. You can choose either “The Lion King” or “Dear Evan Hansen!” The price of the trip is $ 190.

ITINERARY-TRIP IS DECEMBER 22, 2022 (Our first day of vacation!)
10 am – Depart Muskegon
5 pm – Depart for dinner – Giordano’s Pizza
630 pm – Depart for theaters
730-10 pm – Show Time
2 am – Arrive home
PAYMENT SCHEDULE:  Also, option to pay with credit card too thru our Travel Agent Airport Tour and Travel! Forms available for the credit card option will be available in class or CLICK HERE! 
  • Sign up – Deposit $25 – non-refundable – with show choice – (name changes are free, if you need to back out later and don’t want to lose your money–you would need to find your replacement).
  • DUE TODAY (FRIDAY, Oct. 14) – $75 payment with show choice – payment is non-refundable – name changes are free
  • Dec. 1st – $90 payment – all payments non-refundable after this date – name changes are free

 

REMINDER! Here are some important upcoming dates to get on your calendars (if they aren’t already….time is tickin’ y’all!)

Tuesday, Nov. 1st: Coffee House Auditions!

Monday, Nov. 7th: South Africa Trip Meeting

NEW! Sunday, Nov. 13: Tree Solo, Pre-Tree Acts, and Tree announcer Auditions

LIP SYNC BATTLE (TBA-likely being moved to January)

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3pm-5pm ALL GIRLS Tree Rehearsal-Choir Room

Thursday, Nov. 17th, 3pm-5pm ALL GUYS Tree Rehearsal-Choir Room

Monday, Nov. 21st, 3pm-5:30pm ALL CHOIR STUDENTS/ORCHESTRA TOO, Tree Rehearsal-MSHS Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd: CoffeeHouse

Saturday, Nov. 26 thru Sat. Dec. 3rd: TREE WEEK ’22


 

REMINDER! Scrip continues every other week

Next “live”scrip date is: October 6th and 13th (Due to no school the next week and hoping to catch people at conferences)

“On” dates in November: November 3rd and 17th

“On” dates in December: December 1st and 15th

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. 

PURCHASE ONLINE! You can 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, and we aren’t allowed to post it here. Please email our Scrip Chairperson and MSCA Board Member, Jennifer Harper @ mschoirscrip@gmail.com to get the code. 

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. 5:15 pm-6:30 pm on Thursdays in the front lobby of the school. 

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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