• Fall Concert Follow Up and Videos

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/21/2021

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    I am so proud of the students' performance at the Fall Concert. I think each group demonstrated excellent tone and blend. It was also really nice to perform for such a great crowd - thanks for being there! Here is the link for the playlist of our Fall Concert. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDLWEtwFlHd_REWcVZVt3xDxLB535nLE7

    Also, GREAT JOB to all 18 students who auditioned for middle school Region! The students were well-behaved and represented FMS very well. We had two make the Region Choir: Madeline Rogers, 7th Grade Alto and Natalie Simmons, 8th Grade Soprano. 

    Things really slow down for the month of November. Here are our updates for now. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child but none of the below events are required for ALL groups.

    • Thursday, October 21, JV and Varsity Treble Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Friday, October 22, JV and Varsity Perform at Volleyball Games, 4:30-6:30 PM
    • Friday, November 5, Region Clinic for FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 3 - 11 PM
    • Saturday, November 6, Region Clinic and Concert FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Tuesday, October 28, Pep Rally Performance, 7th-8th Grade Choir, 8:00 AM
    • Friday, October 29, FMS Choir Social, 3:45-5:30 PM (Optional)
    • Thursday, November 11, FMS Choir Veteran's Day Performance, details TBD
    • Saturday, November 13, Region Clinic and Concert for FMS Region Students, Jay HS, Details, TBD
    • Monday, November 15, FHS Pre-Area, details, TBD.

    Have a great day!

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

     

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  • Fall Concert Reminders

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/13/2021

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    We had great rehearsals after school yesterday and today! FMS parents - thank you SO much for getting your child to rehearsal at the high school today. That was a huge help! We can't wait to perform for y'all tomorrow - it's going to be a great! Please remember the following details for tomorrow:

    • Choir shirts WILL be passed out during class tomorrow - yay! Students should wear choir shirts and blue jeans or black pants 
    • Students should arrive in the FHS Auditorium no later than 6:15 PM. (FHS Varsity students: you know to arrive no later than 6:00 PM) Parents, please wait in the parking lot or auditorium foyer until 6:45. Students should NOT have their cell phones with them, if at all possible. Students will go to their assigned seats and warm-up with Ms. Parks.
    • Doors will open for parents at 6:45 PM. The Fall Concert is from 7-7:45 PM. 
    • Please text me if you need to reach me at any point tomorrow. I will not be able to check my email often. 512-387-1466

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you! 

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

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  • October Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/6/2021

    Hi, Parents and Students!

    I am so proud of the 12 students who prepared for Region, the 9 students who auditioned, and the 4 who made the All-Region Choir and will Advanced to Pre-Area! This is a huge honor. You are all welcome to support them at the All-Region Concert at East Central High School on Saturday, November 6 at 6 PM. 

    • Anna Bodjanac, Sophomore, 11th Chair, Alto
    • Eden Goff, Freshman, 5th Chair, Alto
    • Sophia Mills, Junior, 6th Chair, Alto
    • Emma Stewart, Senior, 11th Chair, Soprano

    Our Fall Concert is just around the corner! Here are our current updates. Please email me with questions, comments, and/or concerns.

    Remember that only bold and underlined events are required for ALL choir students. 

    • Monday, October 4, FHS Moana Rehearsals begin
    • Thursday, October 7, Varsity Rehearsal, 5-6 PM  (We no longer need this rehearsal)
    • Friday, October 8, FHS Region Lock-in, 8 PM - 8 AM
    • Monday, October 11, Optional FMS Region Clinic (see email for details)
    • Tuesday, October 12, Varsity Mixed and JV Tenor/Bass Rehearsal, 5-6 PM (REQUIRED for Varsity and JV Tenor/Bass)
    • Wednesday, October 13, JV and FMS Choir Rehearsal, 4-6 PM in the FHS Choir Room. 
    • Thursday, October 14, Fall Concert. Arrive at 6:15, Concert is from 7-7:45 PM
    • Friday, October 15, FHS Fall Social, 4-5:30 PM
    • Saturday, October 16, Middle School Region at Brennan HS (required for 2nd year choir students)
    • Tuesday, October 19, 7th/8th Graders Perform at Pep Rally
    • Thursday, October 21, JV and Varsity Treble Rehearsal, 5-6 PM (required for JV and Varsity Girls)
    • Friday, October 22, JV and Varsity Treble perform at Volleyball games, 4-6:30 (required for JV and Varsity Girls)
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  • Performances Tomorrow, September 24

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 9/23/2021

    ALL Varsity and JV Tenor/Bass Students!

    Please remember, we are performing at the Pep Rally AND at the Football tomorrow, Friday September 24. Students, you have heard most of these reminders repeatedly, but here are the details below!

    Pep Rally

    • Wear jersey OR Billie Pride colors and blue jeans or black pants (we still don't have our choir shirts)
    • Meet at 7:45 AM in the Choir Room

    Football Game

    • If you are not present at the Pep Rally performance, you may NOT perform at the Football game
    • Wear what you wore for the Pep Rally
    • Meet on the football field at 5:55 PM for sound check. (In the end zone opposite the score board)
    • Meet back in the choir room at 7 PM for more rehearsal (you are welcome to stay in the choir room between 6-7 PM)
    • We should be finished by 7:45

    Please reply with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

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

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  • Mid-September Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 9/19/2021 4:30:00 PM

    Hi, All!

    Wow, we have gotten off to such a great start! All of the choir students are working hard and enjoying singing together. We can't wait to show you our progress at our upcoming performance at the football game and our Fall Concert. Here are our current updates. Please email me with questions, comments, and concerns.

    Remember that only bold and underlined events are required for ALL choir students. (So, for this update, nothing is required for ALL students, but still read closely in case an event is required for your child's choir.)

    • Wednesday, September 22, FULL All-State Rehearsal, 4-5:15. 
    • Thursday, September 23, Soprano/Alto All-State Rehearsal, 5-6:15 PM
    • Friday, September 24, Pep Rally Performance, 7:45 AM - the end of Pep Rally (Required for Varsity. This is a new event, but since it occurs during the school day we shouldn't have any conflicts.) 
    • Friday, September 24, Performance at Football Game, 6:15-7:45 PM (Required for Varsity)
    • Monday, September 27, Region Mock Auditions for Junior Varsity students, 4-5 PM
    • Tuesday, September 28, Moana Auditions, 4:30-6 PM
    • Wednesday, September 29, Moana Auditions, 4:30-6 PM
    • Thusday, September 30, FULL All-State Rehearsal, 5:00-6:15
    • Saturday, October 2, High School Region Auditions, Depart FHS at 6:30 AM for Wagner HS in Judson ISD, return TBD, but hopefully by 6 PM. WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF ONE VOLUNTEER. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. 
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  • Choir Parent Volunteer Survey

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/23/2021

    Good Evening! Thank you to all who were able to come to Parent Night tonight. 

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google Form to share how you might be able to support our choir program this school year. Email me with any questions or concerns!

    https://forms.gle/JiBLDVwwgeRHzVdW7

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/16/2021

    Hello Choir Parents and Students!

    It was a wonderful first day of school! I am so excited for all of the beautiful music and community this year is sure to bring.

    A complete Fall Calendar and Choir Handbook will go home on Wednesday, August 18. I will also post it here to the website.

    In the meantime, here are upcoming events for August and early September. Only bold and underlined events are required for all choir students. 

    Please call, email or text if you have any questions or concerns!

    • Wednesday, August 18, FHS All-State Choir Camp and Info Session, 4:30-6PM - ANY FHS CHOIR STUDENT WHO IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE ALL-STATE PROCESS, PLEASE ATTEND.
    • Monday, August 23, FHS Choir Parent Night, 6-7 PM, FHS Choir Room
    • Tuesday, August 24, FHS All-State Soprano/Alto Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Wednesday, August 25, All-State Tenor/Bass Rehearsal, 4-5 PM
    • Wednesday, August 25, FMS Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30-7:30 PM
    • Thursday, August 26, FHS All-State Tenor/Bass Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Thursday, August 26, FHS All-State Soprano/Alto Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Friday, August 27, NO SCHOOL
    • Wednesday, September 1, A Cappella Club Auditions, 5-6 PM
    • Thursday, September 2, Varsity Retreat, 11:40-6:30 PM
    • Friday, September 3, JV Treble Retreat, 10:50-5:30 PM

    JV Treble Choir Retreat

    Varsity Retreat

     

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  • Choir Camp THIS Friday! 4-5:30

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/9/2021 3:50:00 PM

    Good Afternoon!

    I hope you've all had a wonderful summer! Students, please plan to come to Choir Camp, THIS Friday, August 13, from 4-5:30 in the Choir Room.

    We will have snacks, music, games and prizes, and it's all brought to you by your choir officers. Spread the word to anyone you know in choir, and I hope to see you all there! 

    Finally, please use this Google Form to RSVP. 

    Please contact me if you have any questions. Have a great day!

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

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  • Zoom Link and Final Reminders

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 5/19/2021

    Our Concert is TOMORROW from 7-8:30 PM! Admission is FREE and you do not need to reserve your seat in advance. 

    If you would prefer to watch from home, here is the zoom link. You should NOT need to download Zoom or use a password. 

    https://zoom.us/j/98244788372?pwd=WGoyK2pkRFUvM3lOSitNVGY4bXp0dz09

    FMS Students are wearing choir shirts and dark pants. FHS Students are wearing black and/or white. The schedule for the evening is below. 

    Please email or text me with questions or concerns. Can't wait to see you all there!

    • Thursday, May 20, Spring Show, FHS Auditorium 7:00-8:30 PM. 
      4:00-5:00 FHS Rehearsal
      5:00 FMS students arrive
      5:00-5:45 FMS / FHS Combined Rehearsal
      5:45-6:30 FHS Dinner Break (healthy option provided - off campus is allowed as well)
      5:45-6:45 PM FMS Rehearsal
      7:00 Concert Begins
      8:30 Concert Ends
      Ellie Parks
      Choir Director
      FMS / FHS
      Fredericksburg ISD
      997-7551, x 1173 
      512-387-1466 (cell)
      Website: www.fisd.org/choir
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  • Spring Show Reminders

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 5/15/2021

    Hi Choir Parents and Students!

    Here are some reminders and minor changes for our last two weeks! Remember, our Spring Show is Thursday, May 20! This is a FREE event and you do not need to reserve your seat. As soon as I have streaming information available, I will post it here. Remember, only bolded items below are required for ALL Choir members. Please read carefully, and text/call/email me if you have any questions or concerns. 

    • Monday, May 17, Varisty Full Rehearsal, Quiz Grade, 4-5
    • Monday, May 17, Spring Show Rehearsal, JV & Varsity Spring Show Rehearsal, Quiz Grade, 5:30-7:00 PM
    • Tuesday, May 18, FHS Spring Show Dress Rehearsal, FHS SOLOISTS Only 4:15-6:30 PM. See Google Classroom for schedule (FMS Soloists are no longer needed on this day. We will have time on Thursday after school to mic check for solos)
    • Thursday, May 20, Spring Show, FHS Auditorium 7:00-8:30 PM. 
      4:00-5:00 FHS Rehearsal
      5:00 FMS students arrive
      5:00-5:45 FMS / FHS Combined Rehearsal
      5:45-6:30 FHS Dinner Break (healthy option provided - off campus is allowed as well)
      5:45-6:45 PM FMS Rehearsal
      7:00 Concert Begins
      8:30 Concert Ends
    • Friday, May 28, Graduation Performances, FHS & GCHS
      • FHS Graduation, May 28, 8 PM (Required for Varsity Members)
        • Monday, May 24: Rehearsal from 4-5 PM

        • Tuesday, May 25: Record Lonesome Road with Mr. Hext, and practice National Anthem on the field, 4-5 PM

        • Friday, May 28: Meet at 10 AM to practice on the field with seniors. Meet at 7 PM to rehearse. Performance at 8 PM

      • GCHS Graduation, May 28, 6 PM (Strongly encouraged for Varsity Members)
        • Monday, May 24: Rehearsal from 4-5 PM
        • Friday, May 28: Meet at 5 PM to rehearse in the choir room. Performance at 6 PM
    Ellie Parks
    Choir Director
    FMS / FHS
    Fredericksburg ISD
    997-7551, x 1173 
    512-387-1466 (cell)
    Website: www.fisd.org/choir
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elliep@fisd.org, 997-7551 ext. 1173