• September 26 Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 9/25/2022 6:49:00 PM

    Hi, Choir Parents!

    Here are our updates for the next couple of weeks. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. Any changes from previous updates or the original calendar will be highlighted in red

    • Mon. Sept. 26, All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30 (Required for JV students participating in All-State. Optional for Varsity)
    • Mon. Sept. 26, Choir Parent Committee Meeting, 5:30-6:30 PM
    • Tues. Sept. 27, NO 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55. Rehearsal is canceled due to HS field trip. 
    • Tues. Sept. 27, The Big Sing! HS Choral Workshop at UT - Austin, 9 AM - 7 :30 PM, 1 Parent Volunteer Needed. Please let me know if you can help! 
    • Wed. Sept. 28, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM  Canceled due to Region Week.
    • Wed. Sept. 28, Optional All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, JV Officer Meeting during B Lunch Canceled due to Region Week.
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, All-State/Varsity Rehearsal, (Required for V students. Optional for JV) 4-5:30
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, V Officer Meeting 5:30-6 
    • Fri. Sept. 30, Optional All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30
    • Sat. Oct. 1, Region Competition, 6:15 AM until the contest ends, Details TBD (Required for V students and all JV students who have signed up) 2 Parent Volunteers Are Still Needed. Please let me know if you can help!
    • Tues. Oct. 4, NO 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55. 
    • Wed. Oct. 5, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Thurs. Oct. 6, JV Officer Meeting during B Lunch
    • Thurs. Oct. 6, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30
    • Thurs. Oct. 6, V Officer Meeting 5:30-6 
    • Fri. Oct. 7, Varsity Performs at Pep Rally, (Required for Varsity. Wear choir shirts and jeans. Meet in CHOIR ROOM at 7:55)

    Please email, call or text me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great week!

    elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • September 21 Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 9/21/2022

    Hi, Choir Parents!

    Here are our updates for the next couple of weeks. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. Any changes from previous updates or the original calendar will be highlighted in red

    • Tues. Sept. 20, 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55 AM (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)
    • Tues. Sept. 20, 8th Grade Choir Performs at Pep Rally (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)
    • Tues. Sept. 21, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Thurs. Sept. 22, JV Officer Meeting during B Lunch
    • Thurs. Sept. 22, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30 (Opt. stay until 6 PM to decorate HoCo Performance outfits)
    • Thurs. Sept. 22, V Officer Meeting 5:30-6 
    • Fri. Sept. 23, Varsity Performs at Pep Rally (Students meet in gym at 7:55 AM)
    • Fri. Sept. 23, Varsity Performs at Homecoming (6:30-8:30 NEW TIME, 6-7:30. Meet on the field.)
    • Mon. Sept. 26, All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30 (Required for JV students participating in All-State. Optional for Varsity)
    • Mon. Sept. 26, Choir Parent Committee Meeting, 5:30-6:30 PM
    • Tues. Sept. 27, The Big Sing! Choir Workshop at UT - Austin, 9 AM - 7 :30 PM, 1 Parent Volunteer Needed. Please let me know if you can help! 
    • Tues. Sept. 27, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Wed. Sept. 28, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, JV Officer Meeting during B Lunch
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30
    • Thurs. Sept. 29, V Officer Meeting 5:30-6 
    • Sat. Oct. 1, Region Competition, All Day, Details TBD (Required for V students and all JV students who have signed up) 2 Parent Volunteers Needed. Please let me know if you can help!

    Please email, call or text me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great week!

    elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • September 6 Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 9/6/2022

    Hi, Choir Parents!

    Here are our updates for the next couple of weeks. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. Any changes from previous updates will be highlighted in red. 

    • Mon. September 5, NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)
    • Tues. Sept 6, 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55 AM (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)
    • Tues. Sept. 6, All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5 (Required for JV students participating in All-State. Optional for Varsity)
    • Wed. Sept. 7, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Thurs. Sept. 8, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30 
    • Sat. Sept. 2, JV Treble Retreat, 10 AM - 4 PM (Required for JV Treble - See attached info sheet JV Treble Choir Retreat)
    • Mon. Sept. 12, All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30 (Required for JV students participating in All-State. Optional for Varsity)
    • Tues. Sept. 13, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Thurs. Sept. 15, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30 
    • Fri. Sept. 16, Varsity Performs at Pep Rally (Details TBD)
    • Tues. Sept. 20, 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55 AM (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)
    • Tues. Sept. 20, 8th Grade Choir Performs at Pep Rally (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)

    Please email, call or text me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great week!

    elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • August Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/23/2022

    Hi, Choir Parents!

    It's been a great week or so back in school! We are settling into our routines and everyone is already singing so well. I'm excited about an awesome year. 

    Here are our updates for the next couple of weeks. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. 

    Information about All-State Auditions is attached! I encourage ALL students to participate.All State Info Sheet / Permission Slip

    • Thurs. August 25, Varsity All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30 (Required for Varsity)
    • Fri. August 26, Varsity Represents Choir in Parade (Canceled. Hope to see y'all there though!)
    • Mon. August 29, All-State Rehearsal, 4 - 5:30 (Required for JV students participating in All-State. Optional for Varsity)
    • Mon. August 29, Choir Parent Committee Meeting, 5:30 - 6:30 (Let me know if you’d like to volunteer on this committee! Repeats monthly on the last Monday of each month.) 
    • Mon. August 29, FHS Open House, 6 - 7 PM (Strongly encouraged!)
    • Tues. August 30, 8th Grade Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-7:55 AM (Required for 8th Grade Choir members)
    • Tues. August 30, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4 - 5 
    • Wed. August 31, FMS Open House, 5:30-7 PM (Strongly encouraged!)
    • Thurs. September 1, Varsity Rehearsal, 4-5:30 
    • Fri. September 2, Tenor/Bass Retreat (Required for HS T/B Students)
    • Mon. September 5, NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

    Please email, call or text me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great week!

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  • Varsity - Parent Drivers Needed

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/17/2022

    Hello, Varsity Choir Parents!

    Good morning! We are really looking forward to the All-State camp and plans are definitely coming together. I've reattached the info sheet to this email for your reference.

    We are still in need of 1-2 drivers to get us there and back. Please let me know if you are available to help us in this way. We are departing FHS at 4 PM on Friday and departing John Knox Ranch at 4 PM on Sunday. 

    Have a nice day!

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

     

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  • August Updates (Varsity Only)

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/4/2022

    Hi! It's come to my attention that many of you did not receive the email I sent out on Tuesday morning, so I'm re-posting it here.

    Hi, Varsity Choir Parents and Students!

    I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! I sure have, but I’m very excited to be back and gearing up for an amazing year.

    After you've read this email, please send me a quick email or text to let me know you received it. :) 

    Here are our important updates for August:

    • Wednesday, August 10, 5-6 PM:  (New date) Catch up and rehearse the National Anthem
    • Friday, August 12, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM: (New date) Warm-up and sing the National Anthem at FISD Convocation.
    • Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21: All-State Camp at John Knox Ranch. This is an amazing opportunity! The info sheet/permission slip is attached. Please read. It will also be sent home on the first day of school.
    • Friday, August 26: Represent Choir on a float at the Gillespie County Fair.
    • Thursday, September 1, 4-5:30 PM: First after- school rehearsal 

    Please see the attached schedule, which has had some updates since it was sent home in May. Items in bold will not change. All other items are tentative pending school and district approval. A few dates will also be added within the next couple weeks, such as singing the National Anthem at a football and volleyball game(s). 

    Finally, I am looking for a group of parents to meet with myself and the student officers on a monthly basis this year! This group will help with all aspects of the choir program that are not instructional: fundraising, meals and snacks for events, volunteers for field trips, decorating at concerts and events such as the banquet, UIL uniform sizing, etc. Please let me know if you are interested in being on the Choir Parent Committee! This group will also lay the foundation for a future Choir Booster Club. 

    Please let me know through text or email that you received this email. As always, reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you so much for supporting your child on his or her choral journey. I am so proud and grateful to be their teacher.

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466  

    22-23 Varsity All State Camp

    2022-2023 Varsity Dates.pdf

     

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  • Final (?) Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 5/17/2022

    Hello, Choir Parents and Students!

    The last day of school is rapidly approaching, and our final concert of the 2021-2022 school year is on Friday. I simply cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by, and how truly wonderful it has been!

    Please see our final updates for this school year!

    Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. 

      • Tues. May 17, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:00 PM
      • Wed. May 18, Tech Rehearsal for Pop Show Soloists, 4-7 PM (See Google Classroom for specific schedule, posted this morning)
      • Thurs. May 19, Pop Show Dress Rehearsal, 4-7 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students (Schedule & Attire detailed below)
        • 4-5:30 FMS Students and FHS 9th-11th Grade
        • 5:30-5:45 Pizza Break
        • 5:30-7 ALL FHS 
        • 7-7:15 Seniors only (if needed) 
        • Concert Attire (please wear TO the dress rehearsal)
          • 6th Grade: Choir Shirts and blue jeans/black pants
          • 7th/8th Grade: Beach/Hawaiian 
          • JV Treble: 70s/hippie
          • Varsity TBD
      • Fri. May 20, Pop Show, 6:30-8:30 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students. Students must arrive by 5:45 PM.
      • Fri. May 27, GCHS Graduation, Required for 2022-2023 Varsity Choir Members, 4:30-6:00 PM
      • Fri. May 27, FHS Graduation, Required for Current Varsity Members and Seniors. Rehearsal at 10 AM and performance/ceremony from 7-9 PM

    Thank you for all of your support of the choir program! As always, please call/text/email me with any questions or concerns.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  • Banquet

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 5/15/2022

    Click here for reminders about tonight's Banquet. 

    Remember, non-senior Choir Officers and Members of the Student Banquet 
    Committee: please plan to arrive by 3:15 PM to help with set-up and stay until 8 PM to help with clean-up. 

    Please message me through Remind or text me at 512-387-1466 if you have any further questions. Make sure to read over the info sheet carefully first!

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  • Banquet and Other Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 5/8/2022

    Here are our upcoming events. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. 

      • Wed. May 11, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
      • Thurs. May 12, FMS Fine Arts Showcase, required for 7th/8th grade, 4-5:45 PM (The kids have known about this for at least two weeks. However, somehow it was left off the last update! Please let me know if your child will not be able to attend. The event itself is from 5-6:30, but our portion will be complete by 5:45. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.) 
      • Thurs. May 12, FHS Pop Show Rehearsal, 5-8 PM, REQUIRED for HS Students 
        • 5-6, JV Tenor/Bass & Varsty
        • 6-8, ALL HS Choir
      • Fri. May 13, 6th Grade Choir Trip to John Knox Ranch, 3:45 PM - 5 PM May 14
      • Sun. May 15, FHS Choir Banquet at Holy Ghost, 5-7 PM -

    See this info sheet for more information and to reserve your ticket. 

      • Tues. May 17, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
      • Wed. May 18, Tech Rehearsal for Pop Show Soloists, 4-7 PM
      • Thurs. May 19, Pop Show Dress Rehearsal, 4-7 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students
      • Fri. May 20, Pop Show, 6:30-8:30 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students. Students must arrive by 5:45 PM
      • Fri. May 27, GCHS Graduation, Required for 2022-2023 Varsity Choir Members
      • Fri. May 27, FHS Graduation, Required for Current Varsity Members and Seniors. Rehearsal at 10 AM and performance/ceremony from 7-9 PM

    Thank you for all of your support of the choir program! As always, please call/text/email me with any questions or concerns.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  • May Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 4/28/2022

    Hello, Choir Parents and Students!

    The Seniors had an amazing time at the opera, Fidelio, yesterday! Everyone is looking forward to Six Flags on Saturday. It's our busiest (and most fun!) time of year and I'm so happy you are all a part of it.  

    Here are our upcoming events. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. Also, some dates that are in red are DIFFERENT from the calendar that was sent home in January, so please note those as well.   

    • Sat. April 30, Post-UIL Celebration Trip to Six Flags
    • Mon. May 2, Beethoven Rehearsal, 4-6 PM (Required for certain HS students. Notifications were emailed, sent home and posted in Google Classroom in early April) 
    • Wed. May 4, Auditions for Pop Show Choir Song solos start in class
    • Wed. May 4, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
    • Thurs. May 5, Beethoven Performance at 175th Community Worship in FHS Auditoritum, 4-7 PM (Required for certain HS students. Notifications were emailed, sent home and posted in Google Classroom in early April) 
    • Wed. May 11, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
    • Thurs. May 12, FHS Pop Show Rehearsal, 4-7 PM (Different date from original calendar) 
    • Fri. May 13, 6th Grade Choir Trip to John Knox Ranch, 3:45 PM - 5 PM May 14
    • Sun. May 15, FHS Choir Banquet at Holy Ghost, 5-7 PM (Different date from original calendar) 
    • Tues. May 17, A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
    • Wed. May 18, Tech Rehearsal for Pop Show Soloists, 4-7 PM
    • Thurs. May 19, Pop Show Dress Rehearsal, 4-7 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students
    • Fri. May 20, Pop Show, 6:30-8:30 PM, Required for ALL Choir Students. Students must arrive by 5:45 PM.
    • Fri. May 27, GCHS Graduation, Required for 2022-2023 Varsity Choir Members
    • Fri. May 27, FHS Graduation, Required for Current Varsity Members and Seniors

    Thank you for all of your support of the choir program! As always, please call/text/email me with any questions or concerns.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep

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