We made it to the end of this different semester! I am so grateful for all of the lessons learned in our new normal. I am so grateful for each of you for continuing your musical growth during such a difficult semester! Carroll Choir is an amazing family and musical machine!!
As you are aware, the format of our Winter Concert had to change rather late in the semester. I am so pleased that each student made the adjustment with grace! We were able to present a lovely Virtual Winter Concert!
LINK TO WINTER CONCERT
LINK TO CONCERT PROGRAM
Our wonderful Choir Boosters supplied singers with gifts last week! We are so thankful to them for being Choir Santas! :-) Please do not lose your choir gift! They are required performance wear during the Spring Semester!
Please enjoy your time away from school. Rest, rejuventae and spend time with family and friends! We look forward to seeing you in our new space (hopefully) Monday, January 4th! :)
See you in the new year!
Doucet and Ramos
Students, thank you for being SO unbelievably flexible this semester! As you all are aware, our initial Winter Concert plan was to record each choir, in-person. We were advised by the district to change our plan. This meant we had to pivot rather swiftly and create a new plan to capture our work for the semester! Each student will record their parts at home and submit the recording digitally. It is our hope that the final product can be rolled out by Friday, December 18th. This depends on every person pulling together to make this happen in a very short amount of time. Please read the following and act swiftly! Recordings are due by 1:00 pm, Friday, December 11.
Here is the attire for each choir.
Bel Canto/Cantoras Attire Green blouse (Think Christmas green or as close as possible)
Dragon Corps/Chorale Men Crisp, clean white shirt. (Can be oxford or polo)
Bella Voce/Chorale Women Red blouse (Think Christmas red or as close as possible)
Scholarships for Texas Athletic, Music and Academic ParticipantsFor the third consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities.
Five students who competed in athletics, five students who competed in music, and five more students who competed in academic events will be selected from the pool of applicants from across the state.
The application deadline is Friday, February 12th, 2021. Recipients will be announced Spring 2021 at the UIL Texas Boys Basketball State Championships.
H-E-B will award each selected student with a $2,000 scholarship toward their college/university of choice.
Requirements: You must be a current Texas high school senior graduating in 2021 with a minimum 3.3 GPA, have participated in a UIL competition as a high school student and have been active in community service programs or events.
Applicants must complete the online application form and submit all support documents at the same time. What you will need to apply:
For questions, please see our contact information on the SportsInAction.com home page.
• 2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced
• 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced
Please join us Tuesday, September 29th at 7:15 pm for the premiere of our Virtual Open Mic Night!
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/9IqC8qLt8YE
Tune in for a wonderful 42 minutes of entertainment!!
Sopranos and Altos,
Black Character Shoes are a part of our choir uniform. You will need them for the 4 years you are in choir/theater. 5678 Dancewear Defined is offering a 15% discount to Carroll Choir members! The sale begins Monday, September 28th and ends Saturday, October 10th.
To receive the discount:
Style Number: 550
5678 Dancewear Defined
475 W Southlake Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092
Store Hours M-F 10-6; Sat 10-5
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Join the Baylor University School of Music and dozens of other colleges and universities from around the country for the inaugural Virtual Performing Arts College Fair hosted by the Music Admissions Roundtable. This live, FREE, event is for all prospective undergraduate and graduate students ANYWHERE in the world. The first of five fairs will be held Monday, September 21, from 9am-12pm Eastern Time.
College Fair Dates
Monday, September 21: 9am-12pm Eastern
Thursday, October 8: 9pm-12am Eastern
Sunday, October 25: 2pm-5pm Eastern
Thursday, November 12: 8pm-11pm Eastern
Monday, November 23: 7pm-10pm Eastern
Panel discussions will be available one hour prior to the scheduled fair times. Learn first-hand about the institutions, about programs, admission processes, and more.
As mentioned above, there is no cost to attend! You don't need to register in advance of the fair of your choice; however, you will need to complete a very brief online form to enter each school's Zoom session, including Baylor's.
College fairs and campus visits are a great opportunity for you to find schools that could be the “right fit”, and for schools to find interested students they may not have met otherwise. Learn more about preparing for a virtual college fair by reading this article from MajoringinMusic.com.
MORE INFORMATION is available on the Music Admissions Roundtable website. We hope to see you at one of the upcoming fairs!
Sic ‘em Bears!
Baylor School of Music
Virtual Open Mic Night 2020!
Carroll Dragon Choir will hold the third annual Open Mic Night Tuesday, September 29, 2020 premiering at 7:00 pm via YouTube! Students can sing any song that best showcases their vocal talent!
How this will work:
We hope you will participate in the event designed to showcase your individual vocal talent!
If you have any questions, please let us know!
August 19, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Carroll Senior High School Dragon Choirs! We are eagerly looking forward to the possibilities of this coming year and am excited that you have chosen to be a part of our choral program.
The Dragon Choirs of Carroll Senior High School are designed to give you a well-rounded choral music experience. This year’s theme is “Go the Distance.” We will focus on helping each student and choir build skills and knowledge to further develop a “tradition of excellence.”
We encourage you to get to know more about the choral program online at www.dragonchoirs.net As a member of the Dragon Choirs, you will be a key part of helping this choral program succeed. You will be singing in many concerts, competitions, and other performances and you will also have opportunities to gain individual recognition through events such as All-State Choir, Solo & Ensemble, Pop Show, and more.
This handbook contains valuable information about grading policies, uniforms, finances, private lessons, calendar events, and more. Please read this information closely and carefully and sign the required forms by Friday, August 28, 2020.
Thank you for joining the Dragon Choir family! We are excited to work with you and am looking forward to many great musical experiences over the next year! We are confident that this year will continue our emergence as one of the leading choral programs in Texas. GO DRAGONS!
STUDENT SAFETY & RISK MITIGATION
The Carroll Choral Department has worked in conjunction with Carroll ISD, TEA, and CDC officials to study scholarly resources in order to create a learning environment for choral singing that prioritizes student safety and mitigates potential risk. For the 2020-21 school year, the Carroll Choral Department will implement the strategies and procedures listed in this document. Participation in singing activities while on-campus is contingent with these expectations, which require a signature by the student and parent. Please note these are subject to change based on emerging research and guidance from appropriate officials.
Weekly Health Screening
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will be having class?
To allow for social distancing in all sections of choir, our primary location will be in the black box (the old choir room); however, we will be using alternate spaces periodically throughout the year while maintaining safety protocol.
How will remote learning work in choir?
We will provide synchronous learning for choir this year. This will allow students to log in and participate in choir along with the in-person students.
What are we doing about concerts and competitions?
We are evaluating every event in our calendar and finding ways to keep the school year as similar as possible. Some events may use different formats this year, but we are committed to making this a great year!
Things are tough money-wise right now. Is choir going to be expensive?
No. We know that this may be a difficult financial time. Choir will be accessible to all, and as always, we will work with you and your family.
What can I do now to get ready for the start of the school year?
Most of your choir supplies will be provided to you this year. If you do not own a pair of headphones with a built-in microphone, you might look to purchase a set for your learning. Also consider purchasing The Singer’s Mask. This mask will provide you with cloth protection and allow for resonance while singing. https://www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask
Masks will be worn for the entire class period.
Paul Doucet, Director of Choral Activities
Evan Ramos, Associate Director of Choirs
Dragon Choir Website: www.dragonchoirs.net
Dragon Choir Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @CarrollChoir
Greetings, Carroll Choir Family!
I hope this email finds you well! Can you believe it? It is already time for our Fall Preview Concert!! Each choir has been working so very hard this school year! We are proud of their work!! Here are the details for Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
What: Fall Preview Concert
When: Wednesday, October 9th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Carroll Senior High School Auditorium
Choir Attire: Formal Choir Uniform
Who: REQUIRED of ALL Choir Members
*Black Concert Dress
Nude Panty Hose
Hair - Half up, half down
Neutral nail polish
Wear make-up with a red lipstick
Black Character Shoes
*Tuxedo Jacket and Shirt
Black Dress Slacks
Black Dress Belt
Black Dress Socks
Black Dress Shoes
Please wear your black choir t-shirt to school Wednesday, October 9th! (T-shirts will be disseminated to new choir members by October 8th.)
Call Times are staggered, please arrive on time and fully dressed in your concert attire!
Parents, we look forward to seeing you at the concert! The house opens at 6:45 pm. This concert will begin at 7:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please let us know!
Mr. Doucet - Head Choral Director
Mr. Ramos - Assistant Choral Director
Our UIL performance time for Varsity Men happens during our lunchtime. I know the importance of being well-fueled for the day! So, if you would like to have lunch before we leave, please order your lunch via Jason’s Deli.
Jason’s Deli Lunch ordering steps:
If you chose not to order lunch, that is TOTALLY fine! Please know, I will not have extra meals, nor snacks that day.
If you have any questions, please me know!