I hope that each of you are enjoying a wonderful summer vacation. We have been busy getting things prepared for an exciting school year to come and need to share several pieces of information with you concerning the upcoming year. Please note those that require action if you'd like to participate in upcoming summer activities.
We will be adding PayPal as a way to make payments for your students choir fees and activities. This function should be up and running in early August. Stay tuned!
Choir Officers will be attending the annual TCDA leadership training camp on Monday, July 31st. You will be contacted later this month with more details.
A Cappella Women and Vox Summer Camp
August 1st-2nd these two elite ensembles will begin to learn music to prepare for the start of school and get ready for some early performances. This camp is required for all participating members.
GET FIT DAYS
We will be doing summer fittings for students in the month of August prior to the start of school. We realize that there will be some families that are out of town and unable to attend these fittings but need to get as many fitted as possible so that hemming can be taken care of in time. We will then offer a alternate time once school begins to fit students whom we've missed.
FWISD Summer All-State Workshop at Paschal
In an effort to help our student prepare for engagement in the Texas All-State Process we will offer a district wide workshop free to our students. Please remember - Members of the Panther Chorale are REQUIRED to learn the first round of audition music and sing it for test grades during the first grading period as part of their curricular grade in Chorale. This workshop is a way to be certain students are prepared for this test in the early weeks of school. We strongly encourage Chorale Members to attend if able. The workshop is open to any student enrolled in high school choir in FWISD and we invite and hope many of you will attend. The workshop will be at Paschal High School on August 7th-August 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please complete THIS GOOGLE FORM to reserve your place. Again, this is a free workshop and ALL ARE INVITED.
Beginning of the Year BBQ Social at Tillery Park
2200 Rockridge Terrace
Fort Worth, Texas 7611
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On Saturday, August 26th following the Chorale Morning Retreat we will have a PHS Choir BBQ Social at Tillery Park from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. This event is open to any student in the PHS Choir Program. If you would like to attend, please email nathan.Benavides@fwisd.org and let us know if you can bring food. We will need tables and people to help grill food, and eating supplies.
Spring Trip 2018
The Panther Choirs will travel to Mo Ranch in Kerrville, Texas March 8-11, 2018. The estimated cost of the trip is $125 per person. This trip was a huge hit with our students two years ago and it is a beautiful scenic camp that allows students to escape, bond, and refresh their minds for the rest of the year. We are currently working out activities like a choir concert in the downtown Fredricksburg and hiking at Enchanted Rock. Please plan ahead for registration and deposits. We will be providing more information about the trip in August.
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Dates for Next Year
We have been busy getting the calendar set for next year. You can see all confirmed events on our charms calendar page HERE. You can even sync the calendar to your device and stay informed of any changes or edits to the calendar. There are still a few things to work out, but for those of you that like to plan far ahead the major events are there. A few things to note that come up early.
July 31 - Officer / Student Leader Training Workshop at Colleyville-Heritage HS
August 1-2 A Cappella Women 9 am-12pm pm and Vox 1 to 4:00pm Summer Camps (required for participating members)
August 7-10 FWISD All-State Choir Workshop, Paschal HS, 9:00am-12:00pm, RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
August 26 - Panther Chorale Retreat - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (required for Chorale members)
August 26 - Summer Choir Social at Tillery Park 12:30 to 4:00pm
TBA - Get Fit Days
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