Wednesday, November 9, 2022


See Mr. Lawton in class if you would like a brochure outlining the trip and costs.

We would like initial deposits by the end of this year (Dec. 31st, 2022).

Additionally, you can follow these links to view the presentation slides that we shared at the meeting:

CLICK HERE! (to view the scripted presentation)

CLICK HERE: Some representative pictures of our tour

We also showed this video from the Notre Dame Concert Band’s Tour to South Africa. It gives you a good feel for what the trip will be like for us!


Also, here is an EXAMPLEof what the spring 2024 rehearsal schedule will look like (this was the one we had planned to use in 2020. This is being displayed here especially for this year’s seniors, who might be considering joining us.

Overseas Tour Rehearsal Dates 2020

  • Friday, April 17th: 3pm-4.30pm (new time)
  • Sunday, April 19th: 2pm-4pm
  • Friday, April 24th: 11.30am-1.30pm
  • Sunday, April 26th: 4pm-6pm
  • Friday, May 1st: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Sunday, May 3rd: 2pm-4pm
  • Friday, May 8th: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Friday, May 22nd: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Sunday, May 24th: 2pm-4pm
  • Friday, May 29th: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Sunday, May 31st: 2pm-4pm
  • Friday, June 5th: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Sunday, June 7th: 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday, June 14th: 2pm-4pm
  • Monday, June 15th: 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday, June 16th: 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday, June 17th: Departure! (return on June 28th)




Tree tickets went on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 5th, at (SEE DIRECT LINK BELOW) 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 until the shows are sold out.

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

NEW! As of 9:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 8th, here are rough estimate ticket counts remaining for each show:

Sat. Evening Show: 350

Sat. Matinee: 200

Fri Evening Show: 350

Thurs. Evening Show: 560

Wed. Evening Show: 800

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


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!


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!


HERE’S THE LIST THUS FAR! Here is our current sign up thus far. You can view where our needs are by viewing this document!


REMINDER! STUDENT TREE VOLUNTEERS are needed! You could WIN a Gift Card to area restaurants! Plus, it’s fun and we need you! Great for those Tri-M service hours too!


NEW-Here is the Tree solos, specialty acts, and the announcer auditions schedule for THIS SUNDAY!



REMINDER! Hi lovely choir people! My name is Rory Ponce and I’m a junior in singers. My aunt is in need of carolers for Muskegon GLOW on Saturday, November 26th, and we’re thinking of having “shifts” with at least 2 people from each vocal part per shift. If you’re in NHS and/or Tri-M, it WILL count as volunteer hours.

Message me if you’re interested!
231-683-6865 or
More information to come!! 🙂


REMINDER! This week’s FlipGrid is…


Flipgrid will be “Joy to the World” Top of Pg. 129 (basses start at the top of Pg. 130) to the end!


Flipgrid will be “The Chanukah Song/We Are Lights” Pg. 59, pick up to m.27 to the end!

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 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 11th, by 11:59 pm.

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


“Brightest and Best” AND “The First Nowell” (A redo, ’cause she wasn’t so good last time…)

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: FINAL PAYMENT OF $90 IS DUE DEC. 1st.  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).
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – $75 payment with show choice – payment is non-refundable – name changes are free. Now past due.
  • 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!)

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday, Nov. 13: Tree Solo, Pre-Tree Acts, and Tree announcer Auditions

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: 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 @ 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 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


Follow this link: Scrip Guidelines and Information

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