Choir Announcements Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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NEW!! Tree issues to be discussed today include:

SEE “TREE NOTES FROM MONDAY NIGHT” ABOVE.

Merry Messages: I am sending home a flyer today that describes a quick fund raiser we are doing at the tree. Mona Shores Merry Messages include a couple sprigs of holiday greens, a bit of shiny, festive garland, a candy cane, and a card you can personalize with your own special message. They are a great way to recognize, congratulate or simply say, “I love You!” to family or friends. Plus, their compact size (around 8 inches tall) makes them easier to handle during a performance than a bulky bouquet. Merry messages can be purchased for only $2 at the Product Sales table before any Tree Performance.

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Fircano’s After Tree Party Money is due by tomorrow (Wednesday). $8 per person includes a pizza buffet and pop. 187 students have signed up to go, and we need you to pay. We have given Fircano’s this number so they can be prepared for us!

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SINGING TREE TICKETS: Tickets are available at any Meijer outlet as well as at starticketsplus.com. You can also call the StarTickets call center number at: 1-800-585-3737 or tickets can be purchased at the Frauenthal Theater box office Monday-Friday from 11am-6pm. Tickets are $12 each. Note: There is an additional $2.50 surcharge, per ticket, when using StarTickets as your source for purchasing tickets. You can avoid this charge by going directly to the Frauenthal.

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TREE VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION:

TO THE RIGHT OF THIS BLOG (UNDER “PAGES”) IS AN UPDATED LIST OF ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS (AS OF NOV. 25). THIS LIST WILL INDICATE WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO VOLUNTEER AND WHAT YOUR JOB(S) IS/ARE GOING TO BE. THERE IS ALSO AN EXPLANATION OF EACH JOB UNDER THE CHART. PLEASE CHECK THIS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE LIST AND DOING WHAT YOU EXPECTED. CONTACT CATHI WAALKES (SEE CONTACT INFO. BELOW) IF YOU THINK THERE IS AN ERROR.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, OR IF YOU DID VOLUNTEER BUT DO NOT SEE YOUR NAME ON THE LIST, PLEASE CONTACT CATHI WAALKES AT (231) 286-9386 OR BY EMAIL AT: waalkes5@yahoo.com

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REMINDER!! SINGING TREE EXTRA REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS: (OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL): A number of you missed the rehearsal on Thursday (and some “Singers” missed Friday as well). Quite a few of you were late on Thursday as well (even when given 20 minutes after school to get to the auditorium), some by as much as 40 minutes. Do you not understand the importance of what we are doing here?! Because of the increase in the number of unexcused absences and tardies, I am going to create a new policy beginning now stating if you are unexcused from these rehearsals you will: A) not be in Tree and B) not be allowed to make up the points you lost by skipping/tardiness. In fact, the points from last week Thursday and Friday went on last marking period and it is now too late to make them up. This really hurt some of your grades. As one student commented to me recently, “This is an elective….why would anyone be in this if you don’t want to participate?” I just don’t get it……WE ARE ONE BIG TEAM HERE PEOPLE!!! Finally, if tardieness continues throughout the week, we will again have to add time to the end of rehearsals like we did on Thursday. We cannot afford to rehearse without the full team present.

TREE REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (UPDATED SUNDAY DEC. 2ND)

**YOU RECEIVED A HARD COPY OF THIS SCHEDULE IN CLASS MONDAY, ALONG WITH A 2 PAGE GUIDELINES SHEET.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Checked in between 5:45-5:55PM-10PM WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.

WEDNESDAY Checked in between 6:35-6:45PM-10PM DRESS REHEARSAL WITH A LARGE AUDIENCE. SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Checked in between 6:35-6:45PM-10PM SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM. WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.

SATURDAY Checked in by 2:05-2:15PM-10PM SHOWS START AT 3PM AND AGAIN AT 7:30PM. YOU WILL BE FED BETWEEN SHOWS! YOU MAY NOT LEAVE BETWEEN SHOWS. WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.

SUNDAY Checked in between 1:20-1:30pm-3:30pm SHOW STARTS AT 2PM, SINGERS ONLY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE AUDITORIUM. WEAR YOUR UNIFORM.

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Student Choir Executive Board: Meeting this Thursday, in the choir room, right after school.

Merry Messages: I am sending home a flyer today that describes a quick fund raiser we are doing at the tree. Mona Shores Merry Messages include a couple sprigs of holiday greens, a bit of shiny, festive garland, a candy cane, and a card you can personalize with your own special message. They are a great way to recognize, congratulate or simply say, “I love You!” to family or friends. Plus, their compact size (around 8 inches tall) makes them easier to handle during a performance than a bulky bouquet. Merry messages can be purchased for only $2 at the Product Sales table before any Tree Perfomance.

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This Thursday, Dec. 6 will be the 2nd annual “Tacky Sweater” day. REPRESENT PEOPLE!

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Water bottles are in. Do you have your your money for the water bottles?. Also, we had a problem with T-Shirts (a logo design mistake was made) and now they had to be reordered. We are hoping to have them ready by next week Thursday (our opening night for the show).

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Would anyone like to have a Coffeehouse CD (compact disc) for $5?
MUSIC THEORY:

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Note: We will return to music theory lessons after the completion of the Singing Christmas Tree.

OTHER THINGS WE DID YESTERDAY: mouth-singing.jpg

As usual, we began the day with a series of warm-ups followed by a sight-singing exercise. We have 21 different days of warm-ups (4 different warm-ups each day) and each of the choirs is singing from a different level of difficulty sight reading book.

SONGS PRACTICED YESTERDAY: singing-tree.jpg

On Monday, we went over all the Singing Tree Guidelines as well as how the processional is going to work.

Treble Choir:

Men’s Choir:

Singers:

Acappella: