Chicago, Chorale at UCF & Atlanta, State MPA, A Cappella Show Update, Noise Complaint Car Wash, Festival Disney
Bel Canto and Concert Choir experienced an incredible weekend as they participated in the Heritage Festival of Gold in Chicago. They performed at the Symphony Center, home to Chicago’s Symphony Orchestra, alongside choirs, bands, and orchestras from across the country, as well as from Japan. Their performances were rated and ranked, and the highest scoring band, orchestra, and choirs were selected to perform in an encore performance that same evening. Both Bel Canto and Concert Choir were featured that night as one of the top choirs in the festival. We are so humbled to have shared the stage with the some of the world’s finest choral programs and honored to come home with top honors. Congratulations, Bel Canto and Concert Choir!
Women's Chorale at UCF and Atlanta
On Tuesday, April 10th, Women’s Chorale will be singing at UCF's Choral Invitational alongside other choirs from Orange County. The festival will be held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. Below is the itinerary:
- 11:00 am Students & chaperones come to choir room at WOHS, Students eat lunch
- 12:00 pm Depart for Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
- 12:30 Arrive
- 1:00 Women’s Chorale Workshop
- 1:45 Watch other workshops
- 4:45 Dinner/Change (pack a dinner)
- 6:00 Call/Rehearsal
- 7:00 Performance
- 8:00 Depart for WOHS
- 8:30 Parent pick-up at WOHS
We are looking for a few chaperones who might be available that day. Please e-mail Mr. Yasay by Tuesday, April 3 at noon if you are able to chaperone. If you are interested in watching Chorale's performance, there is no fee but a FREE ticket is required. You may obtain a ticket by calling the number listed in the flyer (407-823-1500).
On Wednesday, April 11th, there will be a brief meeting for Women's Chorale students and parents in preparation for the Atlanta trip. The meeting will start at 7pm and the packing list and itinerary will be discussed.
On Thursday, April 12th, Women's Chorale leaves for Atlanta by 8 am (details will be discussed at the meeting). They will compete Friday, April 13th, 3 pm, at McEachern High School (2400 New MacLand Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127). Parents interested in viewing the competition may do so without charge, but please note that students may not leave with their parents at any time and must remain with the group. Women's Chorale will return Sunday morning, April 15th, at approximately 5-6 a.m. Please plan on picking up your student at that time. We will send out reminds during our drive back to let parents know of our whereabouts and approximate arrival time. Thank you!
All choirs will be participating at State MPA, which will be scheduled for one day during April 23rd-25th. We will soon be notified as to what date we are assigned to perform, but please note that we have requested April 25th. If interested in chaperoning, please e-mail Dr. Redding (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Cappella Show
Due to time constraints, the A Cappella show has been postponed. We are looking at either April 18th, or 19th, and will let you know as soon as we know about facility availability. Rehearsals are moved to Monday, April 16th from 2:-30-4:30, and Tuesday, April 17th from 2:30-4:30. Please discuss with Mr. Yasay any conflicts you might have due to the re-scheduling of this show. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!
Noise Complaint Car Wash
Noise Complaint is raising funds for competing at the National A Cappella Convention in Memphis. Support them by getting your car washed on April 7th, from 9 am - 1 pm at Fifth Third Bank (3004 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787). Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from any Noise Complaint member for $5.
Festival Mixed Choir will be competing at Festival Disney on May 4th-5th. This is not an overnight competition, but will take place over the course these two dates. We have not yet been notified of the day we will be competing (either the 4th or the 5th), but will send out an update as soon as we know. The competition is open to the public free of charge, and will be held at the Saratoga Springs Performance Hall. The cost of the festival for Festival Mixed Choir students is $180 and will be due on the following deadlines:
- $90 - Thursday, April 12th
- $90 - Thursday, April 26th
Please note that we can accept full payment starting Thursday, April 12th, but at least $90 is due on that date as part of a deposit. Payments can be made on SchoolPay, starting Monday, April 9th.
With the re-scheduling of the A Cappella Show, please note the following items have been added/changed:
- Festival Mixed Choir Rehearsal: Monday, April 2, 2:30-4
- Women's Chorale Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 3, 2:30-4
- Festival Mixed Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 4, 1:30-3
- Women's Chorale Rehearsal: Thursday, April 5, 2:30-4
- Women's Chorale Rehearsal: Saturday, April 7, 9 am - 12 pm
- Noise Complaint Car Wash: Saturday, April 7, 9 am - 1 pm
- Women's Chorale Rehearsal: Monday, April 9, 2:30 - 4
- Women's Chorale @ UCF Invitational: Tuesday, April 10, 11 am - 9 pm
- Women's Chorale Student & Parent Atlanta Meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 7 - 8 pm
- A Cappella Show Rehearsal: Monday & Tuesday, April 16th-17th, 2:30-4:30 for ALL CHOIRS
- A Cappella Show: Tentatively either April 18th or 19th at 7 pm (Tickets TBD)