Friday, April 24, 2020

Meet Ms. Slater!!

I am so excited to introduce you to the newest member of our choir Ram Fam! Ms. Slater will be our new choir teacher in the fall. Here is a little introduction video I asked her to make. You can email her with any questions at I love her already and I know you will feel the same way!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Students, please click HERE to take the survey on Choir Zoom classes. It's anonymous, except for which choir you are in.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Region Solo and Ensemble List, 2020

Here is the list for region solo and ensemble on March 10, 2020 at Murray High School.  I am missing information highlighted in yellow and need it as soon as possible!

Performance times are usually sent by the coordinator a week prior to the event.  This year, the chamber choir festival is a different day so we will not be taking a bus to region solo and ensemble like we normally do.  Parents, if transportation is an issue, please let me know ASAP. 

If you have any questions or concerns with the list, please email me and let me know!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

February Choir Notes

Important February Dates:
  • Feb 6-8: Madrigals present at UMEA Conference in St. George (return at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday).
  •  February 18-21: In-class performances + auditions for region solo/ensemble during class (region is for all Madrigals and any other interested students who choose a region appropriate festival piece to perform for their in-class performance.)
    • Click HERE to see the requirements for the assignment for each class and find out which day your child signed up
Looking Ahead:
  • Thursday, March 5: Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Conferences are from 3:00-6:30 p.m. I will be at another conference for choir directors until 4:30 p.m., so I will only be able to meet on this day from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • To make up for the 1.5 hours I am unable to do conferences on March 5, I will be available Wednesday, March 4 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Please email me if you would like one of the Wednesday time slots. I am also happy to do Facetime conferences from the school during that time if you can't make it here in person. I will give you my number via email if you would prefer that route. 
  • Tuesday, March 10: Region Solo and Ensemble at Murray High School for all qualifying students of any grade (all time slots will be after school and will be given out a week prior).  
  • Tuesday, March 17: Region Chamber Choir Festival at Olympus High School for Madrigals (time TBD)
  • Wednesday, March 18: Term 3 Choir concert @ HHS @ 7 pm (call time is 6:30 p.m.). 
  • Friday, March 20: Last day of term 3

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

January Choir Notes

Important Calendar Dates:
  • Friday, January 10: Last day of the term; last day to turn in late assignments; due date for performing arts observation #1
  • Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8: Mads to St. George for presentation at UMEA Conference
  • Tuesday-Friday, February 18-21: In-class performances (and qualification audition for region solo and ensemble)
  • Tuesday, March 10: Region Solo and Ensemble for all qualifiers @ Murray HS
  • Tuesday, March 17: Chamber Choir Festival for Madrigals @ Olympus HS
  • Wednesday, March 18: Term 3 Choir Concert @ HHS, call time 6:30 p.m. (ALL CHOIRS!)
Change to the Year Calendar:
  • As many of you know, I'm getting married in March! YAY! Sooooo many students and parents have been ultra supportive of me and my dating life over the years (LOL) and I wish I could invite everyone to my wedding to celebrate with me.  Unfortunately, my wedding budget won't allow for that.  So we've devised a solution: Originally, our choir banquet/term 4 concert was set for Monday, May 18th.  We are changing it to Friday, May 15th and changing the format slightly.  Here is the schedule:
    • 6:00-7:30 pm: Concert and senior awards in the auditorium
    • 7:30 p.m.-9:00 pm: Wedding open house for all choir students, past and present, to come meet my new husband and for me to say thank you and goodbye to all the students and their families who have so richly blessed my life for the past twelve years in Utah (three in Provo, nine in SLC).  ABSOLUTELY NO GIFTS! We will have yummy treats for everyone to enjoy.  

Thursday, November 21, 2019

December Choir Notes

Monday, December 2: First day of "Secret Snow Person"
  • This is just for fun and not required!
  • Students who want to do it will draw the name of another choir member just before Thanksgiving break.
  • Those participating will get three little gifts (do not spend more than $10 total!).
    • Students should deliver the first gift to the class boxes sometime during the first week of December (clearly labeled!)
    • Second gift should be delivered during the second week of December 
    • Third gift should be brought to our "Snow Person Reveal" at 5:45 p.m. on December 18, right before the call time for our winter concert.  
Monday, December 2: First day of Performing Arts Department Service Drive (details TBA).

Friday, December 6: Temple Square Performance for En Chantant. Concert Choir, & Madrigals
  • 3:00 p.m.: Meet in choir room dressed and ready to warm-up.
  • 3:15 p.m.: Bus leaves
  • 4:00 p.m.: Perform at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
  • 4:45-5:45 p.m.: Free time
  • 5:45 p.m.: Meet in basement of Assembly Hall to rehearse and receive instructions
  • 6:30 p.m.: Perform in the Assembly Hall
  • 7:20 p.m.: Load busses
  • 7:30 p.m.: Depart for HHS
REMEMBER:  Everyone riding the busses MUST RIDE BOTH WAYS!  If parents want to take their kids home, they must also get them to temple square and email me letting me know their kids won't be on the busses at all.  It's too hard to keep track of people riding the bus only one way.  Thank you for helping me with this.  

Wednesday, December 11: Choir Council Caroling Social
  • 5:00 p.m.: Meet in the choir room and split in to groups headed up by choir council leaders. We will practice singing a couple winter carols as a group.
  • 5:15 p.m.: Leave to carol in neighborhood. Each group will be assigned 4-6 houses. These people are expecting you and will be happy to hear you sing on their porch.  Please don't go in to any houses- just sing to them in the doorway! 
  • 6:00 p.m.: Return to HHS for hot chocolate and treats.
REMEBER: This is not required, but if you come, you can use it as your Sing to Serve project!

Monday, December 16: Final Day of Performing Arts Service Drive
  • Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the band room + service
This is NOT required! 
Wednesday, December 18: Term 2 Winter Concert
  • 5:45 p.m.: Those doing "Secret Snow Person" meet in the choir room
  • 6:15 p.m.: Call time for everyone
  • 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Concert begins
Friday, December 20: Sing to Serve Paper Due
  • Must be 1-page typed

Tuesday, November 12, 2019