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Feb 24

ANNOUNCEMENTS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2008


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OF EARTHLY THINGS CONCERT, SUNDAY MARCH 9TH, 2008:

KEEP PRACTICING!! WE NOW ONLY HAVE EIGHT REHEARSALS (NINE IF YOU ARE IN SINGERS/ACAPPELLA) LEFT UNTIL OUR MARCH 9TH CONCERT) . With all the days off, 1/2 days, assemblies, Chicago Trip, SNOW DAYS etc. we are behind with the music for our March 9th, “Of Earthly Things” concert. Please…..spend time every day on the blog listening to these pieces and looking at the lyric sheets. If we don’t do this we simply will not have a positive musical experience!

IMPORTANT UPDATED DATES & TIMES: Due to our lack of in class rehearsal time, our need to prepare with the middle school choirs and our desire to make quality music for our next concert, the following rehearsals are being added to the schedule:

Monday, Feb. 25th ALL HS/MS GIRLS ONLY 3pm-5pm at the MS Middle School

Tuesday, Feb. 26th ALL HS/MS GUYS ONLY 3pm-5pm at the MS Middle School.

Thursday, March 6th (All Day, With our Guest Artist, Mr. Cobb)

NEW!! (We have a 1/2 day on this day)

12noon-1pm All HS Guys at the HS.

1pm-2pm All High School Choir Students at the HS.

2pm-3pm All HS Girls at the HS.

THEN WE ARE ALL GOING TO:

ALL HS/MS CHOIR STUDENTS 3pm-5pm at the MS Middle School. THE COMPOSER/DIRECTOR, MR. COBB WILL BE HERE FOR THIS REHEARSAL AS WELL!

WORKSHOP/CONCERT DAY:

On Sunday, March 9th, (Concert Day) the schedule is currently (subject to some change):

12:30pm-2pm Middle School Choir Only at the Frauenthal working with Mr. Cobb

2pm-4pm HS Choir joins the MS Choir at the Fruaenthal working with Mr. Cobb

4pm-5pm HS Choir only at the Frauenthal working with Mr. Cobb

5pm-5pm Dinner Break (bring a sack dinner or you can go out)

6pm SHARP-7pm HS and MS Choirs walk through the program. Dress Rehearsal at the Frauenthal.

7pm Doors open to the public for the concert.

7:30pm Showtime!!

9:00pm (ish) show is over.

TICKETS UPDATED INFO!!!: Tickets will be available BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH at any StarTicketsPlus outlet, at www.starticketsplus.com and at the Frauenthal Box Office from Monday-Fri. 11am-6pm.

ALSO NEW AND VERY IMPORTANT INFO. REGARDING TICKETS!!!!!

THERE IS ALSO GOING TO BE A “CONVENIENCE TICKETS PURCHASE DAY” ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, WHERE MONA SHORES MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS CAN CALL THE FRAUENTHAL TICKET OFFICE AT 231.722.9750 AND PLACE A TICKET ORDER BY PHONE!! BE AWARE, THIS IS IN PLACE OF ANY OTHER EARLY PARENT TICKETS SALES EVENTS THAT WE HAVE FOR EVENTS LIKE SINGING TREE.

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The Bye Bye Birdie T-Shirt Order Forms are posted on the right of the blog, under “Pages.” These are due BY TODAY (MONDAY), AT THE LATEST!

 

“Bye-Bye Birdie” Rehearsal schedule!!!
Week of: Feb. 25–29

Tuesday, Feb.26: 6:30-9:00: Choreograph “SHRINERS DANCE”
Jill and her boys (ALL ADULT CHORUS GUYS)

Wednesday, Feb 27: 6:30-9:00: SHRINERS again (all people above)

Thursday, Feb. 28: 6:30:7:30 : Laura & Calder “A Mother doesn’t Matter”
7:30-9:00 : FULL CAST
Run/review Act Two scenes 1-6

 

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REMINDER!! Set Help Needed: The Bye Bye Birdie Set Build and Tech Schedule has been posted under pages on the right of this blog. The build times for THIS week are as follows: (Allegros, remember that you have to put in 5 hours of set time. Choir students receive 2 points per hour of work as well!)

NEW/IMPORTANT: THE SET BUILD SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY. OUR SET DESIGNER, BRIAN GOODMAN, IS REORGANIZING THE SCHEDULE, DUE TO ALL THE LOST HOURS WITH THE SNOW. I WILL POST AN UPDATE AS SOON AS I RECEIVE IT!! I also sent out an email update to the set construction group with more details.

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MONEY DUE TODAY AT THE LATEST!! Make checks payable to: Mona Shores Choir. We have reordered the ones that were missing. PLEASE HAVE YOUR MONEY IN BY MONDAY AT THE LATEST! IF YOU WERE MISSING CHEESECAKE AND WE HAVE REORDERED IT, YOU CAN WAIT TO PAY FOR THOSE CAKES IF YOU PREFER TO.

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STUDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD: Meeting has been moved to Sunday at 3:30pm before Collage since the guys have a rehearsal tomorrow.

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COLLAGE CONCERT:

RESCHEDULED FROM OUR RECENT SNOWED OUT CONCERT!! The new Collage date is THIS WEEK Sunday, March 2nd, 2008. The time will be at 4pm (not 3pm). We will have a quick run through of “O Fortuna” Thursday, Feb. 28th, right after school.

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MUSIC THEORY:

Treble and Men’s Choir: None.

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OTHER THINGS WE DID DURING OUR LAST REHEARSAL TOGETHER:

As usual, we began the day with a series of warm-ups followed by a sight-singing exercise. We have 21 different days of warm-ups (4 different warm-ups each day) and each of the choirs is singing from a different level of difficulty sight reading book.

SONGS PRACTICED DURING OUR LAST REHEARSAL TOGETHER:

All three directors were at the American Choral Director’s Central Division Conference last week Thursday and Friday. Students were assigned to work on all of our March 9th concert music, with the aid of special practice CD’s Mr. Lawton and Mr. D’Oyly put together.

Treble Choir:

Men’s Choir:

Singers:

Acappella: