Announcements: Thursday, January 24, 2008

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BYE BYE BIRDIE:

REMINDER: Due to the snow day this past Tuesday, our rehearsal plan has been altered:

Tonight’s (Thursday) Rehearsal will now be:
6:30pm-8:00pm-See names on original schedule (for Thursday Jan. 24th) PLUS ADD Angie W. and Molly B. BUT, THE ADULT CHORUS NOW DOES NOT NEED TO BE THERE ON TONIGHT. Blocking Scene 7.

8:00pm-9:00pm Calder B., Laura F., Jill N., Cathleen Z. Block Scene 8.

And, Next Tues. Jan. 29th is now:

6:30pm-7:00pm All people in Scene 7 PLUS ADULT CHORUS MEMBERS.

7:00pm-9:30pm Full Cast Run Scenes 1 Thru 8.

Also, The REQUIRED meeting for ALL Allegro Parents is coming up soon! (This Monday, January 28th) at 7:00pm in the high school choir room (Room 203). Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. It will last less than one hour…promise! These young, talented performers are your children. Thanks so much for your support of them and our program.

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Allegretto Notte: Order forms are now available for the DVD.
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UPDATE!! We started our Cheesecake sale yesterday. Here are the details:

The sale began Wednesday and will last until Friday, Feb. 1st. The cheesecakes will be delivered to the high school on Tuesday, Feb. 12th (just in time for Valentine’s Day!).

They are restaurant quality cheesecakes, weighing approximately 4 lbs. and are presliced into 14 restaurant size portions. They are less expensive than any bakery or restaurant:

Cost per cake: Cost per slice:

15.50 1.10

19.00 1.35

There are 14 delectable flavors to choose from, including a Variety which features 7 different flavors, two slices of each.

Thawed cheesecakes can be frozen more than once. Shelf life in the refrigerator is 5 days. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.

The Cheesecakes are delivered frozen from the Chicago, Il. area (Gormet’s Delight, Inc.) and are made with the highest quality, freshest available natural ingredients with no preservatives added.

Incentives include:

Sell the most cheesecakes in your choir class and receive $25 cash. (4 choirs at $25 per choir).

Also, anyone who sells 4 cheesecakes will have their name put in a drawing (every additional 4 cakes sold–your name will go in again.) We will draw 3 names and give away $50, $50 and $100 cash to three lucky winners!

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UPDATE: Brazil Passports needed NOW! Did you remember your passport today?! We need your Passports ASAP. Just bring them in and we will make a copy of it and give it back to you. The airline needs this info. ASAP. If you have a parent going, we need their passport as well.

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UPDATE!! Chamber Choir will rehearse this Sunday from 1pm until 3pm at the latest, due to conflicts with the orchestra’s performance at the Michigan Music Conference.

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HELP!! SENIOR TRIP BALANCE PAST DUE: IT WAS DUE THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD!!
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COLLAGE/SHOWCASE AUDITIONS:

The Collage Concert is coming up quickly. The date is Sunday, February 10th at 3pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is a really unique concert that features not only all of our choir students but the top performers in the choir, band and orchestra, chosen by audition. Their is no applause between numbers as the we move swiftly from one number to the next.

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MUSIC THEORY:

No music theory today, as we kicked off our cheesecake sale.

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OTHER THINGS WE DID YESTERDAY:

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:

Treble Choir: Rain Come Down

Men’s Choir: Lament of a Fisher’s Wife

Singers: Ka Mia Hanu

Acappella: This We Know

Announcements: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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BYE BYE BIRDIE:

NEW!! Due to the snow day, our rehearsal plan has been altered:

Tonight’s (Wed.) rehearsal will be as follows:

6:30pm-7:15pm Molly W., Kalie B., Morgan G., Seth O., Jill N., Calder B., Choreograph and Block Scene 5.

7:15pm-7:30pm Above people stay and add the following people: Kellie C., Angie W., Brooke M., Te’Asia M., Tyler H., Chris B., Emily Bourne.

7:30pm-8:00pm Jill N. only on “Let’s Settle Down”

8:00pm-9:30pm? could go longer…Calder B., Hannah R., Emily T. Choreograph “Happy Face”.

Thursday’s Rehearsal will now be:

6:30pm-8:00pm-See names on original schedule (for Thursday Jan. 24th) PLUS ADD Angie W. and Molly B. BUT, THE ADULT CHORUS NOW DOES NOT NEED TO BE THERE ON THURSDAY. Blocking Scene 7.

8:00pm-9:00pm Calder B., Laura F., Jill N., Cathleen Z. Block Scene 8.

And, Next Tues. Jan. 29th is now:

6:30pm-7:00pm All people in Scene 7 PLUS ADULT CHORUS MEMBERS.

7:00pm-9:30pm Full Cast Run Scenes 1 Thru 8.

Also, The REQUIRED meeting for ALL Allegro Parents has been rescheduled. The new date is Monday, January 28th at 7:00pm in the high school choir room (Room 203). Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. It will last less than one hour…promise! These young, talented performers are your children. Thanks so much for your support of them and our program.

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ALLEGRETTO NOTTE:

NEW!! Outstanding Job to all the participants! And to the Allegros, you were simply amazing yesterday. From the bottom of my heart, you all made me gush with pride!! Jill and her “A crew” did an outstanding job organizing the event this year. The choreography was awesome. The workshops were really fun. And all of you really shared your energy and love of music and people with others. Everyone had a blast!!!! I am really, really proud of you!!

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NEW!! CHEESCAKE SALE STARTS TODAY!!!!

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NEW!! We need your Passports ASAP. Just bring them in and we will make a copy of it and give it back to you. The airline needs this info. ASAP. If you have a parent going, we need their passport as well. Please bring this in tomorrow (Thurs.).

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NEW!! We have a practicing issue again with Friday…any ideas? Saturday perhaps?

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SENIOR TRIP BALANCE DUE: BY THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2008!!!!

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FROSTY OASIS FUND RAISER:

NEW!! Was a huge success….in fact, we ran out of ice cream by about 6:15pm!!!! Yipee!! Thanks to all of the students and parents that volunteered their time and energy to make this 1st time event a success. Great job everybody. We make around $1,300 on this event!!

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COLLAGE/SHOWCASE AUDITIONS:

REMINDER: Collage & Showcase auditions are rescheduled for today (Wed., Jan. 23rd) in the choir room. See the time schedule posted in the choir room for your a specific time. (They are the same as the original Tuesday times).

The Collage Concert is coming up quickly. The date is Sunday, February 10th at 3pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is a really unique concert that features not only all of our choir students but the top performers in the choir, band and orchestra, chosen by audition. Their is no applause between numbers as the we move swiftly from one number to the next.

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MUSIC THEORY:

Snow Day Tuesday–No School.

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OTHER THINGS WE DID YESTERDAY:

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:

NO School Tueday, (Snow Day)

Treble Choir:

Men’s Choir:

Singers:

Acappella:

Collage/Showcase and Allegro Rehearsal Updates

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Showcase/Collage Auditions are being rescheduled for tomorrow, (Wednesday, January 22nd). Same times as listed before.

Allegro Rehearsal has also been canceled for tonight (Tuesday).

Tomorrow’s (Wed.) rehearsal will be as follows:

6:30pm-7:15pm Molly W., Kalie B., Morgan G., Seth O., Jill N., Calder B., Choreograph and Block Scene 5.

7:15pm-7:30pm Above people stay and add the following people: Kellie C., Angie W., Brooke M., Te’Asia M., Tyler H., Chris B., Emily B.

7:30pm-8:00pm Jill N. only on “Let’s Settle Down”

8:00pm-9:30pm? could go longer…Calder B., Hannah R., Emily T. Choreograph “Happy Face”.

Thursday’s Allegro Rehearsal will now be:

6:30pm-8:00pm-See names on original schedule (for Thursday Jan. 24th) PLUS ADD Angie W. and Molly B. BUT, THE ADULT CHORUS NOW DOES NOT NEED TO BE THERE ON THURSDAY. Blocking Scene 7.

8:00pm-9:00pm Calder B., Laura F., Jill N., Cathleen Z. Block Scene 8.

And, Next Tues. Jan. 29th is now:

6:30pm-7:00pm All people in Scene 7 PLUS ADULT CHORUS MEMBERS.

7:00pm-9:30pm Full Cast Run Scenes 1 Thru 8.

Confusing…Yes. But, I’ll bet you are enjoying that snowday!

Announcements: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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BYE BYE BIRDIE:

NEW!! See the choir room wall for this week’s schedule.

The REQUIRED meeting for ALL Allegro Parents has been rescheduled. The new date is Monday, January 28th at 7:00pm in the high school choir room (Room 203). Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. It will last less than one hour…promise! These young, talented performers are your children. Thanks so much for your support of them and our program.

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ALLEGRETTO NOTTE:

NEW!! Outstanding Job to all the participants! And to the Allegros, you were simply amazing yesterday. From the bottom of my heart, you all made me gush with pride!! Jill and her “A crew” did an outstanding job organizing the event this year. The choreography was awesome. The workshops were really fun. And all of you really shared your energy and love of music and people with others. Everyone had a blast!!!! I am really, really proud of you!!

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NEW!! We have a practicing issue again with Friday…any ideas? Saturday perhaps?

chicago.jpgSENIOR TRIP BALANCE DUE: BY THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2008!!!!

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FROSTY OASIS FUND RAISER:

NEW!! Was a huge success….in fact, we ran out of ice cream by about 6:15pm!!!! Yipee!! Thanks to all of the students and parents that volunteered their time and energy to make this 1st time event a success. Great job everybody.

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COLLAGE/SHOWCASE AUDITIONS:

REMINDER: Collage & Showcase auditions are today (Tues., Jan. 22nd) in the choir room. See the time schedule posted in the choir room for your a specific time.

The Collage Concert is coming up quickly. The date is Sunday, February 10th at 3pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is a really unique concert that features not only all of our choir students but the top performers in the choir, band and orchestra, chosen by audition. Their is no applause between numbers as the we move swiftly from one number to the next.

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MUSIC THEORY:

MLK DAY MONDAY–No School.mouth-singing.jpg OTHER THINGS WE DID YESTERDAY:

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: 

                                            NO School Monday, (MLK DAY) 

Treble Choir:

Men’s Choir:

Singers: 

Acappella: 

Allegretto Notte Details: Monday, January 21, 2008

ALLEGROS:

All the Mona Shores High School Allegros need to be at the high school by 8:30am Monday morning. Don’t forget to bring your required snack or 2 liters of pop.

ALLEGRETTO NOTTE PARTICIPANTS (4TH THRU 9TH GRADERS): 

All Allegretto Notte PARTICIPANTS need to check in between 9am-9:30am. Check in will take place inside the auditorium lobby of Mona Shores HS Performing Arts Center. Participants should enter the building at the high school theater front doors entrance, near the “lighthouse”.

All participants need to bring a sack lunch–make sure it is labeled with their name.

Pizza will be provided for dinner.

We also suggest comfortable clothing and a water bottle. (We have a water machine in the choir room and students can fill out their water bottle free of charge).

All participants and Allegros will receive a T-shirt that will be worn for the evening show.

The show begins at 7pm. Cost is $3 payable at the door. We will open the doors as close to 1/2 hour before the show as possible: Approximately 6:30pm.

The high school choir room phone number is: (231) 780-4711 ext. 8318.

Announcements: Friday January 18, 2008

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BYE BYE BIRDIE:

The REQUIRED meeting for ALL Allegro Parents has been rescheduled. The new date is Monday, January 28th at 7:00pm in the high school choir room (Room 203). Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. It will last less than one hour…promise! These young, talented performers are your children. Thanks so much for your support of them and our program.

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ALLEGRETTO NOTTE: Is being held on, Monday, January 21st. Registration is from 9:00am-9:30am. Don’t forget your sack lunches. Dinner is being provided…PIZZA! The Allegros are looking forward to great times making music with new people. The evening performance begins at 7:00pm. Tickets cost $3 and are available at the door before the show.

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Chamber Choir practices this week and everyone on Friday for an extended period (3pm-6pm MAX!).

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NEW!! Coffeehouse CD’s are in. Stop by and pick yours up soon.

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SENIOR TRIP BALANCE DUE: BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2008!!!!

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FROSTY OASIS FUND RAISER:

NEW!! We need all student volunteers to write their phone number after their name on the sign up sheet right away.

Frosty Oasis, THE ice cream shop on Sherman, is opening just for the Mona Shores Choir THIS SUNDAY (January 20) from 12 noon-7pm. They are donating all the profits from this event to us. Fun times!! They will be selling turtles or variations on turtles (like hot fudge sundaes or caramel sundaes)–nothing other than ice cream with turtle ingredients. THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW WILL BE OPEN!!

Thanks to the following students who have volunteered their time to work at this event:

**Ice Cream Servers

11:30am-3:30pm Brooke Skocelas, Emily Bourne, Nikki Fairfield, Te’Asia Martin and Branden Garrett.

3:30pm-8:00pm Adriean Frierson, Jamie Cook, Jenna Knapp, Lauren Cole, Erin Robere.

**Set-Up/Clean-Up/Odd Jobs (You might serve ice cream too!)

11am-12:30 Joslyn Bluhm, Molly Jensen
12:30pm-2pm Mikki narawitz and Joslyn Bluhm

2pm-3:30pm Samantha Kleinsorge, Ashley Lichner

3:30pm-5pm Disha Salva, Paige Simpkins

5pm-6:30pm Sammy Dalton, Mariel Goodman

6:30pm-8pm Emily Tascone, Chelsea Houseman

**See the “NEW” note above**

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COLLAGE/SHOWCASE AUDITIONS: Collage & Showcase auditions are this coming Tues., Jan. 22nd at 3pm in the choir room.

The Collage Concert is coming up quickly. The date is Sunday, February 10th at 3pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is a really unique concert that features not only all of our choir students but the top performers in the choir, band and orchestra, chosen by audition. Their is no applause between numbers as the we move swiftly from one number to the next.

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MUSIC THEORY:

Treble: Unit 4, Lessons 14-17 Review.

Anchormen: Unit 5, Lesson 18.

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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 FRIDAY:

Treble Choir: I Will Be Earth, Living in a Holy City.

Men’s Choir: Lament for a Fisher’s Wife.

Singers: The Moon is Distant From the Sea, Ka Mia Manu.

Acappella: This We Know, Into the Sky.

Announcements: Thursday, January 16, 2008

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BYE BYE BIRDIE:

The REQUIRED meeting for ALL Allegro Parents has been rescheduled. The new date is Monday, January 28th at 7:00pm in the high school choir room (Room 203). Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. It will last less than one hour…promise! These young, talented performers are your children. Thanks so much for your support of them and our program.

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ALLEGRETTO NOTTE: Is being held on, Monday, January 21st. Registration is from 9:00am-9:30am. Don’t forget your sack lunches. Dinner is being provided…PIZZA! The Allegros are looking forward to great times making music with new people. The evening performance begins at 7:00pm. Tickets cost $3 and are available at the door before the show.

NEW!! Attention all Allegros!!! We will be learning the dance to FAME in the dance room TONIGHT. We will be meeting from 5:30 to 6:30. PLEASE TRY TO BE THERE. I realize that this is short notice and our schedules are really hectic but, please, think of the CHILDREN. It would be really great if we actually knew what we were doing before the kiddies got here on Monday. If you’re going to be late and/or can’t attend you don’t have to tell me or Mr. Lawton. But we do have an all-cast Allegros rehearsal so if your planning on going to that it would be just as easy to go @ 5:30 and just stay there. 🙂 Thanks!! ♥Jill”

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NEW!! Chamber Choir practices this week. Guys only during 1st lunch TODAY (Thursday) and everyone on Friday for an extended period (3pm-6pm MAX!).

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SENIOR TRIP BALANCE DUE: BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2008!!!!

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FROSTY OASIS FUND RAISER:

NEW!! We need all student volunteers to write their phone number after their name on the sign up sheet right away.

Frosty Oasis, THE ice cream shop on Sherman, is opening just for the Mona Shores Choir THIS SUNDAY (January 20) from 12 noon-7pm. They are donating all the profits from this event to us. Fun times!! They will be selling turtles or variations on turtles (like hot fudge sundaes or caramel sundaes)–nothing other than ice cream with turtle ingredients. THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW WILL BE OPEN!!

Thanks to the following students who have volunteered their time to work at this event:

Ice Cream Servers

11:30am-3:30pm Brooke Skocelas, Emily Bourne, Nikki Fairfield, Te’Asia Martin and Branden Garrett.

3:30pm-8:00pm Adriean Frierson, Jamie Cook, Jenna Knapp, Lauren Cole, Erin Robere.

Set-Up/Clean-Up/Odd Jobs (You might serve ice cream too!)

11am-12:30 Joslyn Bluhm, Molly Jensen
12:30pm-2pm Mikki narawitz and Joslyn Bluhm

2pm-3:30pm Samantha Kleinsorge, Ashley Lichner

3:30pm-5pm Disha Salva, Paige Simpkins

5pm-6:30pm Sammy Dalton, Mariel Goodman

6:30pm-8pm Emily Tascone, Chelsea Houseman

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SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: For all students that signed up, is on Saturday, Febuary 9th at Fremont Middle School. Specific times will be announced as soon as we receive the schedule.

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COLLAGE/SHOWCASE AUDITIONS: Collage & Showcase auditions are this coming Tues., Jan. 22nd at 3pm in the choir room. The applications to audition were due in the choir room by yesterday (Jan. 16th, this past Wednesday).

The Collage Concert is coming up quickly. The date is Sunday, February 10th at 3pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is a really unique concert that features not only all of our choir students but the top performers in the choir, band and orchestra, chosen by audition. Their is no applause between numbers as the we move swiftly from one number to the next.

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MUSIC THEORY:

Treble & Anchormen: No Theory Today.

mouth-singing.jpg OTHER THINGS WE DID YESTERDAY:

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 FRIDAY:

Treble Choir: Barter, Rain Come Down

Men’s Choir: I’ve got Peace Like a River, Rain Come Down

Singers: Into and Among You, Ka Mia Manu

Acappella: Barter, Into the Sky