Choir Announcements September 11, 2007

MISSING FORMS (As of Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 10:45am)

MISSING FORMS

TREBLE CHOIR

Paige Peterson-green


ANCHORMEN

Thomas Woodin IV-orange

SINGERS

Seth Orton-orange

ACAPPELLA

Brooke Bentley-both

Kyrie Shetterly-green

2. Sunday, September 16th we will be having the FIRST ANNUAL CHOIR COOKOUT BASH. D’Oyly and Lawton will be cooking so you know it will be quality. Time: Begin gathering at 4:00pm, food served around 5:00pm and head home by 7:00pm. Feel free to come and go as you wish. It will be at Ross Park.

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3. Shoe and/or dry cleaning money is due by this Wednesday, Sept. 24th.

4. Choir Contracts are due TODAY (Wednesday, Sept. 12th, by 3pm).

5. Student Executive Board applications are due TODAY (Wednesday, Sept. 12th, by 3pm). Not the date it says on the form…which is Friday, Sept. 16!

6. Sailor Idol audition sign-up sheet is on the wall. Sign-up if interested. Tryouts are Monday, Sept. 17th from 3pm-5pm.

7. Muskegon Civic Theater “Tour Company” auditions are going to be held at Mona Shores High School, in the choir room, from 6pm until 9pm this Thursday.

8. Cheese and Sausage Sale Begins TODAY!

9. At this time, Treble and Men’s Choir have completed Music Theory Unit One, Lessons One, Two and Three. I will begin posting this every day in case you are out of school and want to know what we covered.

10. Yesterday, we worked on the following pieces (after warm-up exercises and sight-reading in all classes):

Treble Choir-Alma Mater, Siyahamba

Men’s Choir-Siyahamba, Alma Mater

Singers-Veni Sancte Spiritus, The Sleigh

Acappella-Veni Sancte Spiritus, What Child

Choir Announcements September 10, 2007

MISSING FORMS (As of Monday, September 10, 2007 3:45pm)

TREBLE CHOIR

Susan Lavasseur-both

Paige Peterson-green

Cara Willea-both

ANCHORMEN

Ian Hahn-both

Bradley Hoch-orange

Thomas Woodin IV-orange


SINGERS

Seth Orton-orange

Cathleen Zuzelski-both

ACAPPELLA

Brooke Bentley-both

Courtney Carlson-both

Megan Mangione-both

Shekinah McBride-both

Kyrie Shetterly-green

Cassandra VanEysden-both


2. Sunday, September 16th we will be having the FIRST ANNUAL CHOIR COOKOUT BASH. D’Oyly and Lawton will be cooking so you know it will be quality. Time: Begin gathering at 4:00pm, food served around 5:00pm and head home by 7:00pm. Feel free to come and go as you wish. It will be at Ross Park.

3. Shoe and/or dry cleaning money is due by this Wednesday, Sept. 24th.

4. Choir Contracts are due by tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 12th).

5. Student Executive Board applications are due tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 12th). Not the date it says on the form…which is Friday, Sept. 16!

6. Sailor Idol audition sign-up sheet is on the wall. Sign-up if interested. Tryouts are Monday, Sept. 17th from 3pm-5pm.

7. Muskegon Civic Theater “Tour Company” auditions are going to be held at Mona Shores High School, in the choir room from 6pm until 9pm.

8. Cheese and Sausage Sale Begins Tomorrow.

Choir Announcements Monday, September 10, 2007

1. MISSING FORMS AS OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2007 at 3pm

TREBLE CHOIR

Nicole Green-both

Autumn Hagen-both

Susan Lavasseur-both

Paige Peterson-green

Cara Willea-both

ANCHORMEN

Ian Hahn-both

Bradley Hoch-orange

Thomas Woodin IV-orange

SINGERS

Nathan Ayers-orange

Seth Orton-orange

Cathleen Zuzelski-both

ACAPPELLA

Brooke Bentley-both

Courtney Carlson-both

Megan Mangione-both

Shekinah McBride-both

Terra Molengraff-both

Kyrie Shetterly-green

Cassandra VanEysden-both

2. Sunday, September 16th we will be having the FIRST ANNUAL CHOIR COOKOUT BASH. D’Oyly and Lawton will be cooking so you know it will be quality. Time: Begin gathering at 4:00pm, food served around 5:00pm and head home by 7:00pm. Feel free to come and go as you wish. It will be at Ross Park.

3. Shoe and/or dry cleaning money is due by this Wednesday, Sept. 24th.

4. Choir Contracts are due Wednesday, Sept. 12th.

5. Student Executive Board applications are due this coming Wednesday, Sept. 12th (not the date it says on the form…which is Friday, Sept. 16!)

6. If you have an intent to study private voice (new AND returning students), you should get in your form ASAP….TODAY (Monday) would be a very good idea! With the trimester, there is less time for the two teachers to teach privately during the school day, therefore lesson time slots are filling up very quickly (they are both nearly full…)

7. Haleigh Korving–See Mr. Lawton asap.

Choir Announcements Friday, September 7, 2007

1. If you have not turned in your Emergency/Medical Form (bright green), Permission to Travel with the Choir Form (Orange) TODAY is the last day (by 3:00pm) to turn them in and receive no penalty against your grade. Beginning Monday, you will lose one point per day, per form.

MISSING FORMS

TREBLE CHOIR

Courtney Boynton

Allison Cvengros

Destinee Eitniear

Nicole Green

Autumn Hagen

Susan Lavasseur

Brandi Miller

Hilary Rohlman

Miranda Roswell

Cara Willea

Whitney Williams

Eva Wolkwitz

 

ANCHORMEN

Adam Chaidez

Ian Hahn

Richard Ware

Thomas Woodin IV

 SINGERS

Adam Alvesteffer

Morgan Gravlin

Tyler Horringa

Raquel Longmire

Catherine Zabrocki

 

ACAPPELLA

Brooke Bentley

Allysa Benton

Courtney Carlson

Hannah Gabris

Alyssa Johnson

Megan Mangione

Shekinah McBride

Terra Molengraff

Patricia Raymor

Kyrie Shetterly

Cambria Sobolewski

Cassie VanEysden

2. Next Sunday (NOT THIS SUNDAY), we will be having the FIRST ANNUAL CHOIR COOKOUT BASH. Details will follow but suffice it to say it will be sometime in late afternoon. D’Oyly and Lawton will be cooking so you know it will be quality.

3. Shoe and/or dry cleaning money is due by Sept. 24th.

4. Choir Contracts are due Wednesday, Sept. 12th.

5. Student Executive Board applications are due this coming Wednesday, Sept. 12th (not the date it says on the form…which is Friday, Sept. 16!)

6. It’s been a pretty darn good first week. Keep up the good work. Be self-disciplined and be yourself.

Choir Announcements Thursday, September 6th

1. If you have not turned in your Emergency/Medical Form (bright green), Permission to Travel with the Choir Form (Orange) please do so by Friday (tomorrow) to receive no penalty against your grade. Beginning Monday, you will lose one point per day, per form.

2. Next Sunday (NOT THIS SUNDAY), we will be having the FIRST ANNUAL CHOIR COOKOUT BASH. Details will follow but suffice it to say it will be sometime in late afternoon. D’Oyly and Lawton will be cooking so you know it will be quality.

3. Shoe and/or dry cleaning money is due by Sept. 24th.

4. Choir Contracts are due Wednesday, Sept. 12th.

5. Student Executive Board applications are due this coming Wednesday, Sept. 12th (not the date it says on the form…which is Friday, Sept. 16!)

6. Acappella and Singers. Will be singing the Alma Mater today (in unison!) during fourth hour. We will be dismissing at 12:35pm. Singers, at 12:35 get up and go. Your teachers have received an email informing them that you are excused.

Missing Forms

Welcome Back!

What follows here is a copy of a recent letter /package of info. I have mailed out to all 07-08 choir students. If you did not receive this info. let me know . Everything sent out (Choir Calendar for 07-08, Medical/info. form, Permission to travel form and the Pre-excused permission form otherwise known as the Green Sheet) can all be downloaded using the pages to the right of this blog.

August 10, 2007

Hello Choir Students and Families!

I am looking forward to another successful year of singing together and am busily getting ready for the new school year. I spent my summer hanging out with my family, traveling (we bought a used pop-up trailer!), reading and riding my bike (not as often as I should…). It has been a really relaxing, rejuvenating summer and I am thankful to have had it. Still, I am looking forward to seeing all of you again as well as getting to know our new choir students. As always, we have an action packed year planned full of opportunities for you to get involved. So, enjoy these final days of summer, because we are sure to take off into the land of no return very soon….Let the games begin!

Enclosed are information sheets and forms that you will need to read through and fill out. Some of these forms need to be returned on the first day of school while others are to be kept home and referred to as needed. You will also receive an official MSHS Choir Handbook during your first week of school and it will contain a ton if information to help you better understand the workings of the choir. You lose points from your grade when forms are not returned by deadlines so make sure to bring them in right away at the start of school to avoid any penalties of your grade right off the bat!

Bonus: Bringing in the two forms (Numbers 3 and 4 below) on the first day of school will EARN you one point per form for a total of two extra points on the first day of school! If the Choir Volunteer Sheet (Number 5 below) is returned on the first day, you will earn TWO points!! Points are VERY important for your grade in choir and two easy ones like this should not be missed. This deal is only good on the first day of school. THE FINAL DEADLINE for the return of these forms is Wednesday, September 12th . One point per form will be deducted starting on Thursday, September 13th. We must have these forms in quickly to get you into our database.

Here is what is enclosed and what you need to do with it:

A choir calendar of events (white stapled sheets). This is to be kept home and referred to as needed. Look ahead now and plan your events around these dates. Missing choir events, FOR ANY REASON, will result in points lost from your grade. For Brazil travelers, all choir rehearsal dates for you are listed as well (and there are lots of them).

There is also a Pre-excused permission slip (dark green/Kelly) enclosed. This form does not need to be returned, but is used in case you need permission to be excused from an event. Keep this form and use it if needed at any point throughout the year. Additional forms are available in the high school choir office or by downloading it from the choir blog (web address listed below).

A Permission to Travel Form (Orange). This form must be signed and returned on the first day of school.

An Emergency/Information record (Electric Green). This also must be filled out, signed and returned on the first day of school.

A Choir Volunteer sheet (bright pink/fuchsia). TWO Bonus points are earned for returning this form on the first day. Please return this form!

The Mona Shores High School early registration event is coming up soon (see dates/times below) and one of the stations you will need to stop in during this process is for the choir. We will be located in the dance room (near the back hallway of the theater) and you will get fitted for and receive your choir uniform and your will get fitted for and order your choir uniform shoes (Band students can wear their band shoes for choir). We have a group of parents that have volunteered their time to fit all 300 of you during this time. Last year, even though students attended early registration sometimes they chose not to stop by and get their choir uniform. This creates loads of extra work for parents who need to come up again after the school year has started and fit students individually, hour by hour. If you do not pick up your uniform during early registration, your grade will be penalized by 5 points right off the bat! If you have a good reason to miss early registration please email me at: lawtons@monashores.net or call me at (231) 780-4711 ext. 8319 (you can leave a message) and let me know you will not be there so we will expect your absence and you will not lose points.

Here are the early registration times and dates:

Thursday, August 23rd, 8:00am-10:30am (9th grade, last names A-I and 12th grade) and at 1:00pm-3:30pm (11th and 12th grades).

Friday, August 24th, 8:00am-10:30am (9th grade, last names J-Q and 11th grade) and at 1:00pm-3:30pm (10th grade)

Monday, August 27th 8:00am-10:30am (9th grade, last names R-Z) and an open time for anyone who missed the earlier sessions.

(Caution: The above dates/times are the best information I had at the time of the printing of this letter!)

Again we have an exciting year ahead. Right away this fall the Young Americans, an amazing performing group of college aged students based in California (and includes some MSHS Alumni) will be here for three days. The Singing Christmas Tree is establishing itself in the growing downtown Muskegon at the beautiful Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. In March, we are going to present the colorful, fast-paced, wonderfully fun musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” The show is a satire on American society and is set in 1958. Our spring “Pop Go the Sailors” show will have a “Colors” theme. Finally, our seniors will travel to Chicago in April and our Brazil Choir Tour is this coming summer (Spots are still available. If you are interested, contact me!) I will be updating the MSHS Choir Blog soon and this will be a very important and powerful way to communicate daily about all this MSHS Choir. Check it out if you get a chance at: blogs.monashores.net/lawtons

See you soon.

Shawn Lawton
Mona Shores High School, Choir Director

Mona Shores Choir Association 2007-2008 Scholarship Results

Congratulations to the 2007 – 2008

Scholarship Recipients

 

(Recipients are listed alphabetically)

 

Barnard, Maggie

Dobb, Matt

Fairfield, Nikki

Hendrick, Stevie

Horringa, Tyler

Hutson, Courtney

Hutton, Ethan

Johnson, Courtney

Longmire, Darrin

Rindfusz, Kassi

Robere, Erin

Schrier, Nick

Sorenson, Kim

Stansell, Monique

Tutak, Kari

Williams, Casey

 

Thank you to everyone for auditioning! The decision by staff and choir board members in attendance was very difficult to make. We hope that those of you who did not receive a scholarship this year will return next year.

 

Our guest judges were very impressed with the level of talent and professionalism displayed by every participant.

 

Congratulations to all who participated!