We’re off to a great start this year! I’m enjoying getting to know our students in all five choirs, and we’re working hard on our fall music. Thank you to the Chamber Singers who gave up the last few days of summer vacation to rehearse for their performance at the Napa Valley Unified School District’s employee welcome breakfast. I’m also looking forward to our Parent/Guardian meeting at 7 p.m. on September 9. It’s a good chance to get acquainted and see what’s going on in our busy department.
Such a great turn-out at the choir parent/guardian information meeting last night!
Thank you so much to the family members of our choir students who were there. It was so nice to see new and returning faces and to talk with you about some of the most important aspects of our program. The choir room was not only packed full, but standing room only! As a music teacher in a California public school, having so many enthusiastic parents and guardians attend a meeting of this nature was exciting. Many people volunteered to help by signing up on our poster-sized sheets in the back of the room and the energy in the room was so positive and supportive.
Thank you for giving up your evening to be there, parents and guardians.. here's to a great school year ahead!
I'm looking forward to meeting all the new students in Choir! This is going to be an exciting year; we've got some incredible activities planned:
Mrs. Amendola and I are here to help you learn to sing or improve on your great voices, but we're also here to encourage you to compose, perform, read music, or plink on the piano.
We invite all of your families to our Parent/Guardian Orientation Meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 7pm in the Choir room. We also invite you to attend our "Pasta to Paradise" Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 8th at 6:30pm to help defray costs for our Spring Trip to Hawai'i. Our students will be selling tickets for this event in the coming weeks. Ask any singer for information. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors.
Can't wait to see you all!
Thank you to all our Chamber Singers who assisted with Crusher Crew during the week before school started!
Our students helped with the activities and performed at the closing rally on Friday, August 10th with a spirited rendition of the African hymn Wana Baraka. It was great spending time with our newest Chamber Singers and we look forward to a great year!
I'm pleased to announce that we have a new way for me to stay in touch with students, families, and friends of the choir and to keep you updated on what is going on in our busy department.
We are very busy preparing for our Fall 2011 Concert, which will be held Thursday October 27th. For information and/or ticket sales, call Jodi @ 707-299-2520.
Our Chamber Singers will be participating in the Middle School Choral Festival hosted by The Music Connection on Tuesday, October 25th at the District Auditorium located at 2475 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA - in front of Napa High School. Here's a link to the Music Connection's website if you're interested in learning more about them: Music Connection
The brand new Chorus performed this past Friday, October 14th, for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Napa Valley Museum. They sang the haunting ballad La Llorona. Congratulations on your first successful concert, ladies!