October-November Choir Update!

Happy Fall, everyone! As you know, we just wrapped up our Fall concerts last week, and 2 of our High School ensembles did a great job at the ACE Fall Choral Festival yesterday in Tucson. The Choir Room is humming with Christmas music and Music Man rehearsals and plans for holiday events in December. (If you are part of The Music Man Barbershop Quartet, listen to your parts HERE.) If you are part of the Junior High Choirs, it’s finally your turn to sing the National Anthem at a football game TOMORROW NIGHT! Show up at 6pm wearing your “black-out” gear (or an ALA shirt and jeans), and we’ll bring a great performance to kick off our final home varsity game. Choir parents, if you are interested in contributing your time and talents to our Christmas programs, please come to a meeting of the minds on Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:30pm in the Choir Room. It will definitely take a village to put together 2 lovely evenings of “Cocoa and Carols,” and I have really loved working with my Choir parents so far. Final dates pending for both JH and HS “Cocoa and Carols”! I will let you know ASAP! Auditions! Auditions are in progress, starting today, for new musical opportunities: 1. Second semester placement in Improv (zero hour) 2. Second semester placement in Advanced Women’s Ensemble (5th period) 3. “Christmas Carolers”- group of 16 students, JH/HS mixed, extra singing opportunities for our holiday programs! Please encourage your student to sign up if they are interested in SINGING MORE! As always, please get in touch with any questions or concerns! Sincerely, Mrs....

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: FALL BREAK CHOIR NEWS!

I hope you are all enjoying your Fall Break, so far! I have exciting news to share, so please check it out below: ACE Fall Choral Festival (High School) Solo audition results Fall Break Tutu Party! Choir page updates ACE (Arizona Choral Educators) Festival! I just received approval for students to attend this festival on Thursday (10/1), so I apologize that this will seem last-minute! Our groups must attend the Fall festival in order to qualify for the State festival in March, so it is important we are able to participate in this exciting opportunity! Detailed information will be emailed soon to parents, but here are the basic details: Date: Wednesday, October 28th Who: Improv and Advanced Women’s Ensemble Where: Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson Student Cost: $5 (transportation fee), plus money for lunch (may bring a sack lunch!) Solo audition results! Improv and Junior High Girls’ Choir both auditions for solos last week, and here are the names of those who have been selected: Improv: Jocelyn and Cheyenne Junior High Girls’ Choir: Aisha and Olivia Congratulations, ladies! Fall Break Tutu Party! This Wednesday (10/7), all who are interested in helping make red, white and blue tutus for a fundraiser are invited to meet in my classroom. Several students expressed interest in helping with this project over the past few weeks, so I hope many can come! We will be selling these on Spirit Fridays and possibly other events for $5 to raise money for Choir expenses. Date: Wednesday, October 7th Time: 1:00pm Bring any of the following: 1-2″ elastic, red/white/blue tulle, rotary cutter and mat, sewing machine (or just bring yourself!) Choir Page Updates! Please check your choir’s page for links to your choir uniform ordering site, as well as checking to see if new songs have been added for rehearsing your parts. I hope we can all come back from Fall Break with uniforms ordered and songs...

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Congratulations to the Junior High Octet!

Hi, Music Friends! Last week, there were auditions for an octet that will be performing a piece at our upcoming Fall concert. I was very privileged to hear many talented students after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! It was difficult to make my final decision for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 baritones, but here they are: Sopranos: McKenzie Brynley Altos: Kimberly Emma Tenors: Max Austin Baritones: Logan W. Joseph (My apologies to the Junior High Choir students who were expecting these results to be posted sooner!) Rehearsals with these students will be scheduled approximately once a week until the October concert, and I will be working around the students’ schedules as best as I can to find a weekly date that will work for all of them. Have a great week! Mrs....

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QCHS Choirs: Rehearse your parts!

Individual vocal parts have been added to each choir’s page for your personal rehearsal time. Please click on the name of your choir to check it out! New songs are being added daily, so check in frequently to fully take advantage of this opportunity to become a more confident member of your section. After you have practiced your part, don’t forget to follow up with Mrs. Roberti to get credit for your rehearsal time! SING ON! Mrs....

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Welcome!

Hi, there! I am excited to have you in class this semester! Please click on the category for your class to check for updates frequently. The category options are: JH Drama– Junior High Intro to Drama 7-8th Boys– Junior High Boys’ Choir 7-8th Girls– Junior High Girls’ Choir HS Concert– High School Concert Choir HS Women– High School Advanced Women’s Ensemble Improv– High School Mixed Jazz Choir See you in class! Mrs....

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