Sample Parent Letter - acda ccsd honor choir

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Dear Choir Parent,
August 2014
Your child has expressed an interest in auditioning for the ACDA / CCSD Middle School Honor Choir.
This choir is made up of approximately 160 of the finest middle school choral students in our school district. The
information in this letter will help you and your child decide if you can make the necessary commitment to make this
one of the highlights of your child’s musical experience here at Schofield.
The auditions will take place at Schofield Middle School on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 8:00am
to 5:00pm. Students must make their own transportation arrangements. Students will be notified of their actual audition
times by Monday, September 22, 2014. In order to audition, students must be able to attend the rehearsals listed below.
Students are only allowed one unexcused absence during the October 9, 16, 23 & 30 rehearsals. However, attendance is
MANDATORY for November 6, 12 & 13, rehearsals and concert, and no students are allowed to be absent for those
dates - no exceptions. Students must attend several pre-audition rehearsals that will be set at a later date. These
rehearsals are essential to ensure your child is prepared for his / her audition. Students who are not prepared will NOT be
allowed to audition for Honor Choir.
This year the conductor for the ACDA / CCSD Middle School Honor Choir will be Lori Marie Rios, Director of
Choral Studies at the College of the Canyons. The audition process is very challenging. Students must be able to sightread rhythmic clapping exercises, sing back intervals a cappella, and sing their own voice part in an audition piece
against a taped piano accompaniment as if you were singing a solo.
STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
Auditions:
Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Schofield Middle School ~ 8625 Spencer Street ~ LV, NV 89123
8:00am-5:00pm, set audition times announced by Monday, September 22, 2014
Rehearsals:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
North / South
North / South
North / South
North / South
4:00pm-6:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Combined rehearsal
3:30pm-6:00pm
at Green Valley HS
Mandatory
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Rehearsals:
(11/12-11/13) Thursday, November 13, 2014
Rehearsal w/ conductor
at the Smith Center
Rehearsal w/ conductor
at the Smith Center
8:00am-3:00pm
3:00pm-5:30pm
6:30pm concert call
7:00 pm concert
Concert Info: Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Smith Center at 7:00pm
FREE to the public, anyone welcome!
If you feel that your child would be a great asset to this performance group, please have him / her pick up an
Audition Application Form and complete the following areas: Name, School, Address, Concert Height, Choral
Experience and Student and Parent Signature. Please also read and sign the Honor Choir Agreement Form (back side
of form). There is a $5 audition fee per student and there is a $15 participation fee per student that will be due and
collected after the auditions if your child ends up making the ACDA / CCSD Middle School Honor Choir. Application
Forms, Honor Choir Agreement Forms and $5 audition fees should be returned to Mrs. Fleischer NO LATER
THAN Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Please make all checks to Schofield MS.
The entire audition process has been uploaded onto the Honor Choir website. The audition process is provided
for you on page 6 of this packet. You may practice as much as you like by getting online at:
www.CCSDHonorChoir.com
I look forward to working with your child to prepare for this event. If you have any questions about the ACDA
/ CCSD Middle School Honor Choir, please call me at 799-2290, ext. 4050.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Deborah Fleischer, Choral Director - Schofield Middle School
Chairperson, ACDA / CCSD Middle School Honor Choir
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