Winter Concert - Next Week!

We are excited to display all of the students’ hard work and preparation as we ring in the holiday season at our Winter Concert next week. Here are some items to cover this week in preparation for next week’s concert:

Mass Choir Rehearsal

We will have one final mass choir (all choirs) rehearsal tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th.

  • 1:30-2:15 - all choirs

  • 2:15-3:00 - auditioned choirs

  • 3:00-3:30 - advanced choirs


For returning students, please ensure all parts to your uniform are prepared for next week (men’s tux/bow ties/vests, women’s dress/jewelry). For new students, uniforms are being distributed for students who have made their payments. As a reminder to all students, new or returning, it is a requirement and part of the grade that all performers are in full, proper concert attire.

Permission Slip and Ticket Order Forms

Permission Slips and Ticket Order Forms have been distributed in class and are due no later than this Thursday, 12/6. The ticket order form can be downloaded here, but permission slips are only available in class.

Call for Chaperones - Winter Concert Dress Rehearsals

We are looking for parent volunteers to chaperone for our Winter Concert Dress Rehearsals next week! If you have already been approved through ADDitions and are available based on the dress rehearsal schedules below, please e-mail both Dr. Redding ( and Mr. Yasay ( by Thursday, December 6th, by noon. Volunteers that can chaperone will assist in the supervision of our students, as well as assist with organization for the concert.


  • Dress Rehearsal 1: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • Dress Rehearsal 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • Concert: Friday, December 14, 2018

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.

FREE PARKING in garage at the NW corner of Jackson and Magnolia (entrance on Jackson). Guests may not park in the church parking garage under the church as this is reserved for the orchestra.


  • $20 – General Admission in advance and at the door

Dress Rehearsals

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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

10:22 a.m. (5th period/A lunch) - Students and chaperones arrive in choir room for check-in & eat lunch

11:00 - Chaperones arrive

11:15 - 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 13, 2018

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 (pending traffic) - Arrive at WOHS for Parent Pickup

Friday, December 14, 2018

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.

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 ( or Dr. Redding ( immediately (no later than 24 hours after the concert starts) to be excused and receive a large make-up assignment.

Members Calendar

While we are preparing for our concert, please note we still have more events that the choir is holding:

  • Spirit Night @ Pizzeria Uno’s (3167 Daniels Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787) - Wednesday Dinner Time, 12/5

  • Noise Complaint @ the Dellagio (Via Dellagio Way, Doctor Phillips, FL 32819) - Saturday evenings, 6-7:30

  • Intermediate Choir Car Wash @ Fifth Third Bank (3004 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787) - Saturday morning, 12/8, 9 am-12 noon

Thank you! - Dr. Redding & Mr. Yasay

Daryl Yasay