First off, thank you so much for your commitment and dedication to the Carroll Choral Department! You are appreciated more than you know!
Last Walk Across the Stage
At the end of our Spring Concert, Seniors will take their final walk across the Carroll stage. You will be called in alphabetical order and highlights from your bio will be read. Please tell your parents to stand when your name is called and to remain standing while you walk across the stage. Parents may be seated as soon as the next student’s name is called. We will practice this section of the concert in Chorale on the 16th. Students not in Chorale, your colleagues will fill you in as to what to do! J
Baccalaureate Rehearsal Schedule (Please have Thankful, Alma Mater and The Lord Bless You and Keep You prepared for rehearsal.)
Rehearsals will be held during lunch on B-days.
May 18 (Depends on how prepared you are. This could be an optional rehearsal based on how well the 16th goes.)
May 22 – The accompanist will be here!
*May 23 3:00 pm at White’s Chapel (If you are participating in other portions of Baccalaureate, report at the times you were given.)
Baccalaureate – May 27th, call time is 3:15 pm in the Choir Room at White’s Chapel.
*This is the CORRECT day for Baccalaureate Rehearsal.
Social Hour with Doucet
Monday, May 21st – Mi Cocina-Southlake
It is a time to:
Let me know if you have any questions!
What: Spring Concert
When: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Carroll Senior High School Auditorium
Choir Attire: Newest, Black Choir T-Shirt with the green “C”, Dark blue jeans – no holes, tears or frayed ends, closed toe shoes
Seniors – future college t-shirt
Ladies - hair half up, half down, make up and a red lip. (We want to see you face in the lights.)
Call Times are staggered, please be fully dressed and arrive on time! Seniors, we will take choir pictures before the concert!
4:40 pm - Encore
5:00 pm - Bel Canto/Cantoras
5:20 pm - Bella Voce
5:30 pm - Bella Voce/Chorale Women
5:50 pm - Chorale
6:10 pm - Combined Men
6:30 pm - Men’s Choir
6:40 pm - ALL Senior Choir Members
Parents, we look forward to seeing you at the concert! The house opens at 6:45 pm.
You will be asked to stand at the end of the program. Each senior choir member will walk across the stage one last time. We invite you to stand, at your seat, while your child’s name is called.
Parents, once each choir is in place on stage, we will pause the concert for 30 seconds to allow you the opportunity to snap photographs of your child’s choir! This will make for a great keepsake of their 2017-2018 choir experience!
If you have any questions, please let us know!
ALL-STATE CHOIR AUDITIONS!
Choir Camp, General Info, Music, etc.
Your very first major assignment as a member of a Varsity Level Ensemble is the requirement of learning the music and auditioning for the District level of the All-State Choir.***
If you are going to be a member of Bel Canto, Cantoras, or Men’s Choir we also hope that you will choose to participate in this process…. the only difference is that it is not a graded requirement for you.
That being said, the District Audition is the first of four auditions on the road to the highly regarded Texas All-State Choir. Please understand that the music is difficult (collegiate level) and you will need to put time and energy into learning these pieces. We absolutely recommend attending a Choir Camp, working with a voice teacher over the summer, and practicing on your own time as much as possible BEFORE school starts in August!
Bella Voce and Chorale
It is a requirement that you participate in this audition. You are a part of a VARSITY LEVEL ensemble… and the fact that you will even be ATTEMPTING to learn and master this music is going to make you a stronger and better musician! This is college level material. Your skills are going to drastically improve as you work your way through it. Mock auditions will be held the FIRST week of September! Please do not wait until school starts to look at this music!
The best way to learn your District music is by attending a Choir Camp over the summer! It’s a great time to meet new people from all over the state and the great part - you will KNOW your audition music by the time school starts in the fall!
There are camps in June, July, and August – all over the state - all price ranges! So, get your friends together, pick one, and go to Choir Camp! *** Please see the list below for Choir Camp opportunities.
If you would like to begin working on your audition music early, OR you do NOT plan to attend a camp this summer – please visit https://www.jwpepper.com/Texas-All-State-2019---Large-School-Packet/10881104.item#/submit and choose either the Men’s or the Women’s music packet. The packets will be available for purchase May 1, with delivery beginning June 1. You can place your order and have it shipped directly to your house. (Please check with your selected all state camp if a packet will be provided.)
We also HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you purchase a copy of “Another 90 Days to Sight-Reading Success!” This book is absolutely incredible when working on the sight-reading aspect of your audition!!!
*** If you are going to be a sophomore in Bella Voce next year – you have the option of auditioning for the 9th and 10th Grade Treble Honor Choir instead of (or in addition to) the District audition. The music for the Honor Choir audition is more accessible. If you would rather do Honor Choir, you may disregard the All-State information in this letter. You will receive more information on this once school starts in August.
All-State Camps (This spreadsheet will be updated as information becomes available.)
If you have any questions, please let me know!!