Winter Concert Information

Winter Concert Information

There was a typo in last week's update, that the winter concert was on Friday, 12/5/17 (which does not exist :-). The concert is Friday, 12/15/17 (which does exist :-))).

The following information was sent home with your son/daughter this past Thursday, 11/30. Please note that permission slips were distributed that day, and will need to be turned in by this Thursday, 12/7. Late permission slips may result in a student not being able to perform, as per school policy.

Dates
·      Dress Rehearsal 1: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
·      Dress Rehearsal 2: Thursday, December 14, 2017
·      Concert: Friday, December 15, 2017
Dress rehearsal transportation IS provided and required for all students.
Concert day transportation IS NOT provided.

Venue & Parking
First United Methodist Church of Downtown Orlando (142 E. Jackson St. Orlando, FL) 
Take 408 to Orange Avenue exit. Circle to the right around the lake. Turn right onto Orange Avenue. Bear right at the fork onto Rosalind Avenue. Turn left onto Jackson St. The church is bordered by South, Magnolia, Jackson, and Rosalind Streets.

Guests may not park in the church parking garage under the church as this is reserved for the orchestra.

Tickets
$20 – General Admission in advance and at the door
Order form is available here

Dress Rehearsals
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Dress Code – normal clothes in CHOIR dress code
Packing List: 
·      All belongings (including books, backpacks, and music)
·      Cell phones in a Ziploc bag to be collected
·      Homework to do quietly while other groups rehearse
Schedule:
10:22 a.m. (5th period/A lunch) - Students and chaperones arrive in choir room for check-in
Eat lunch
***11:15 (due to school bus availability, this time is updated from the information sheet received in class)- Depart for FUMC Downtown Orlando
12:00 p.m. - Arrive at FUMC Downtown Orlando (snacks served) 
6:00 - Depart for WOHS
6:30-6:45 (pending traffic) - Arrive at WOHS for Parent Pickup

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Dress Code – choir polo, jeans, close-toed shoes
Packing List: 
·      All belongings (including books, backpacks, and music)
·      Cell phones in a Ziploc bag to be collected
·      Homework to do quietly while other groups rehearse
11:02 a.m. (5th period/A lunch) - Students and chaperones arrive in choir room for check-in
Eat lunch
12 p.m. - Depart for FUMC Downtown Orlando
1:00 - Arrive at FUMC Downtown Orlando (snacks and dinner served) 
7:30 - Depart for WOHS
8:00-8:15 - Arrive at WOHS for Parent Pickup

Concert
Friday, December 15, 2017
Dress Code – Uniforms (women’s dresses, men’s tuxes)
Packing List: 
·      Bring minimal belongings – avoid bringing bags/purses
·      Cell phones should not be on one’s person, and neither seen nor heard
5 p.m. - Call time for students at the church (doors NOT open to public) 
6:30 - Doors open
7:00 - Concert starts
9:00 - Concert ends (Parent Pickup at CHURCH)

Uniform Performance Standards
The Choir Program endeavors to display a professional, polished, and consistent look at all times. We are many individuals combining to create “one” choir, through which the power of music is able to “Build Passion and Purpose through Music”. It is very important then that the “music”, and not the individual, be the main focus of a performance. In accordance with this, the "Uniform Performance Standards" are to be strictly followed.

MEN
·       Tuxedo coat with tails
·       White tuxedo shirt
·       White textured vest
·       White textured bow tie
·       Black tuxedo pants
·       Black dress socks
·       Black shiny dress shoes
·       No jewelry and/or accessories including necklaces, facial piercings, bracelets, watches
·       No or clear nail polish
·       Hair of natural color, neatly styled out of the face (no bangs) 

WOMEN
·       Dress
·       Black or skin-colored undergarments
·       Black or skin-colored stockings or nylons (recommended but not required) 
·       Black character dress shoes with 1” heel
·       Pearl necklace
·       Pearl earrings
·       Natural make-up with no loud colors (make-up is not required) 
·       No nail polish, or clear/French tip
·       Hair of natural color, neatly styled out of the face (no bangs)

ALL STUDENTS  - Avoid wearing heavy scents, fragrances, and body/hair sprays, but DO wear deodorant.

Concert Grading & Expectations
This performance will count heavily towards the marking period grade.
·      Be in school on the day of the concert, dressed professionally as per choir tradition. 
·      Arrive in proper concert attire by call time, prepared and focused to deliver a reputable performance. 
·      Please eat a healthy, substantial meal before arriving to the concert venue. Stay well hydrated.
·      No cell phones or other items need to be brought. 
·      Follow all cues and directions (on- and off-stage). 
·      Deliver a reputable performance representative of the standards established during rehearsals. 
·      Stay for the full duration of the concert.
If ill, please e-mail or Mr. Yasay (daryl.yasay@ocps.net) or Dr. Redding (jeffery.redding@ocps.net) immediately (no later than 24 hours after the concert starts) to be excused and receive a large make-up assignment. 

Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal Chaperones

Parents, we are still accepting chaperones for the Winter Concert. If you have already e-mailed Mr. Yasay about chaperoning, please review the new schedule above for Wednesday, and confirm whether you will still be able to chaperone. Also, the school requires that we have a signed ADDitions form on file from you. Please have your son/daughter pick up one of these forms from Mr. Yasay to be brought home, signed, and returned the next day for processing. An e-mail will be sent out this Friday confirming chaperone details for Winter Concert.

Members Calendar

Please continue to stay updated with our calendar as more dates are added, especially during this busy time of the year. We hope that you will join us for our Winter Concert. It's a very special night to see the growth of your son/daughter, formally dressed, performing with the Orlando Philharmonic, presenting their hearts and all of their hard work thus far! It's a great way to come together and ring in the holidays!

Daryl Yasay