Tuesday, November 22, 2022




Tree tickets went on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 5th, at etix.com (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 etix.com until the shows are sold out.

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

LATEST TICKET COUNT! As of 9:15 am on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, here are rough estimate ticket sold counts for each show:

Sat. Evening Show: 1,122

Sat. Matinee: 1,313

Fri Evening Show: 1,202

Thurs. Evening Show: 991

Wed. Evening Show: 608

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!

NEW! Watch Us Go! We’re making the news!

Shout out from Lansing, Mi.!

CLICK HERE: https://wjimam.com/ixp/87/p/largest-singing-christmas-tree-in-america-is-in-michigan/

NEW! WOOD TV Feature on the Tree 2022: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2829648264957/mona-shores-singing-christmas-tree-tickets-on-sale

NEW! WZZM TV News Feature on the Tree, including our own TK! 



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!



NEW! (THIS GOES OUT TO CHOIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS): Parent Volunteer extraordinaire, Lexi Liddle, would appreciate it if you can possibly donate some food or drinks for our students for between shows on Saturday. Here is a direct sign up to do so (and you can see what the needs are too). Click on this link:

CLICK HERE: Meal Saturday Dec 3… Between shows.

Thanks so much!

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!

REMINDER-MUST WATCH THIS BY THIS COMING SATURDAY! We simply do not have the time during class to go over the rules and guidelines for the Singing Christmas Tree. So, this weekend, JaiLynn and I created an EdPuzzle that you will be REQUIRED to watch and complete the questions, no later than this coming Saturday night (11:59 pm deadline).
It is extremely important that you do so…so much so that failure to complete this assignment by the deadline means you will not be allowed into the Tree!
This “MUST DO” assignment is found in your Google Classroom! 

NEW! If you were not in class yesterday (Monday) you missed the entire processional process explanation. You must see JaiLynn today to get the materials you must bring with you on Sunday, in order to be successful, and you should ask a friend or seat partner to explain things to you! Otherwise, you will really slow down the process! Thanks!

MONEY DUE TUESDAY! Fricanos Pizza after party money is now being collected. The cost is $10 each but YOU only need to pay $5.

The $5 is due no later than next week Tuesday, Nov. 29th by 1:30 pm.


REMINDER! JaiLynn has finished the Lyrics Sheets! You can find them under Pages, on the right side of this blog, or HERE! 


REMINDER! This past weekend’s Musical Theater Solo and Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, was cancelled due to inclement weather. This was a decision made by the host at GVSU.

They have rescheduled the event for Saturday, Dec. 10th. Talk with your private voice teachers regarding your availability. 

ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! It’s “LIVE”!  (just in time for the holidays!)…

It’s time for our annual CHOIR MERCH SALE through Trophy House! All orders are placed online and picked up at the Trophy House (or they can be shipped for an additional fee). Orders are accepted from Nov. 18-Nov. 27th. Pickup will be approximately Dec. 19th.  A number of new items are available and lots of style and color choices along with two logo color choices too!

And, we will again offer Mona Shores Choir Alumni Gear as well!

Here is a direct link to the sales page: CLICK HERE!

Here’s a link to take a sneak peak at the items that will be available:

TONIGHT! Coffee House is tonight (Tuesday, at 7pm) in the MSHS Cafeteria. Cost is $5 and all profits will be donated to “Every Women’s Place.” There WILL NOT be a sound check this year, so after set up, you will be allowed to go home and then come back for the concert.
Remember, if you write a one page, typed, double spaced, 12 point font review and turn it in by the next day, (Wednesday), you will earn 5 points on your grade!

NEW! This Week’s FlipGrid is…There isn’t one! Happy Thanksgiving! 

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-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!)

TONIGHT! Tuesday, Nov. 22nd: CoffeeHouse

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


Here is a link to a separate, printable, online version: CLICK HERE! 

Friday, Nov. 25th (evening), Saturday, Nov. 26th and Sunday, Nov. 27th 

Ongoing Tree Construction. We need all the help we can get on these days! 

Saturday, Nov. 26th

Processional Line Leaders rehearsal only. These positions will be announced in November.  

6:00-8:00pm (ish). Meet downtown at the Frauenthal, in the back rows of the main floor of the auditorium. 

Sunday, Nov. 27th (Wear your regular clothes)

Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat.

5:45 – 5:55 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor and stay there.

6:00 rehearsal begins

9:00 rehearsal ends (approx.)

Go directly home – make sure your schoolwork is done – have a good night’s rest

Monday, Nov. 28th (Official Picture Night, wear your choir uniform!)

School all day.  

Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:45 – 5:55 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor and stay there until called down.

6:00 dress rehearsal begins. After rehearsal, we will take the group picture. 

9:00 rehearsal ends (approx.)

Go directly home – make sure your schoolwork and any exam prep is done – have a good night’s rest

Tuesday, Nov. 29th (Community Night-We have an audience!) 

School all day. After school—Prepare for your 1st hour exams if you can.

Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:35 – 5:45 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor.

6:30pm Final dress rehearsal begins. We will have an audience on this night too!

8:45 pm Final dress rehearsal ends (approx). 

Go directly home—make sure your schoolwork and exam prep is done – have a good night’s rest

(Late Start, 9:45am!) Wednesday, Nov. 30th  (IT’S OPENING NIGHT!) and 1st hour exam

Late Start (9:45am) today. After school—Prepare for your 2nd and 3rd hour exams if you can. 

Eat dinner before arriving– it is very important to eat

6:00-6:15 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor.

7:00 pm Performance 

9:00ish Approx. end time of show. 

Go directly home–make sure your schoolwork and exam prep is done – have a good night’s rest

(Late Start Half Day, 9:45am-12:45pm!) Thursday, Dec. 1st, and 2nd/3rd hour exams

Both a late start and a shortened school day/exam day. 

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00-6:15 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor.

7:00 pm Performance 

9:00ish Approx. end time of show. 

Get a good night’s rest.

(Late Start Half Day, 9:45am-12:45pm!) Friday, Dec. 2nd and 4th/5th hour exams 

Eat dinner before arriving.

6:00-6:15 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor.

7:00 pm Performance 

9:00ish Approx. end time of show. 

Get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd (Our final TWO shows!) 

Eat lunch before arriving. 

2:05-2:15 pm check in with attendance on the 3rd floor.

3:00 pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food. 

5:00ish-We will feed you dinner back up on the 3rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show. 

6:30pm Final line-up for our last show. 

7:00pm-Our last show!!

9:00ish-End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance. 

Parents please be ready to pick you up immediately after rehearsals and performances! We cannot have students  hanging around downtown alone. We have families to see as well. Thanks!

REMINDER! Here is the link to register for the South Africa tour:

REGISTER ONLINE AT bookings.wittetravel.com and use booking code 061924LAWT


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 example of 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)


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


Follow this link: Scrip Guidelines and Information

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