December 2018 Chorus Update

Chorus Families,

What an awesome way to start the holiday season with an amazing concert from our students.

Next up is our Fashion Show and Silent Auction on January 26, 2019. Students received information about the event on Friday in class. Here are a few key points:

  • The deadline for student applications for performing, modeling, backstage crew or working the day of the event is Friday, December 7.
  • Students who will be playing spring sports will only be able to volunteer for the day of the show activities. (Please note that rehearsals begin before many tryouts and students may not sign up for the Fashion Show “in case” they don’t make a team.)
  •  Lettering points will be given for different levels of participation in the show.
  • Auditions for those who want to perform will be held after school on Wednesday, January 9.
  • Students may also earn lettering points by donating to the Silent Auction.
  • All Silent Auction donations are due Friday, January 11.
  • Families may donate in three ways – cash donation online, gift card, or pre-approved purchased item.
  • We are in search of two additional high-ticket items such as vacation homes, concert tickets or fine dining. Contact:  kim.kostakos@comcast.net.
  •  Tickets for the show will go on sale after the New Year.
  • The Chorus Fashion Show and Silent Auction is a ton of fun!

Need more information? Details about the Fashion Show and Silent Auction can be found HERE.

CLICK HERE for all related FORMS

Check back often as more information will be added as it’s available.

One last note – please mark your calendar for the Tour Choir Parent/Chaperone meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Chorus Room.

Sing On,
Walton Chorus Booster Board

2018 Holiday Concert Arrival Times

2018 Holiday Concert
November 29, 2018
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church

5:35 PM A Cappella (send to A23 to wait for Big Finish)

5:50 PM SWE (send to A23 to wait for Big Finish)

6:00 PM Bel Canto (send to A23 to wait for Big Finish)

6:10 PM Varsity Women (CS girls go to seats in balcony to wait for CS; AC
girls return to A23)

6:20 PM Men’s Ensemble (CS boys go to seats in balcony to wait for CS; AC boys return to A23; RS boys go to Narthex to wait for RS rehearsal)

6:30 PM WCC

6:40 PM Raider Singers

6:50 PM Camerata Singers

7:00 PM All Rehearse Big Finish

7:15 PM Doors Open

Choir Seating Assignments:

A Cappella – First three rows of house right sanctuary floor pews

SWE – First three rows of house left sanctuary floor pews

Bel Canto – Far house right section of balcony pews

Camerata Singers – Far house left section of balcony pews and spill over to center section

WCC – House left half of center section balcony pews

Raider Singers – House right half of center section balcony pews

**Upon arrival, students should wait in the Narthex until it is their choir’s turn to rehearse. After each choir finishes rehearsing, they are to go to their assigned seats in the balcony – except for A Cappella, SWE and Bel Canto, who are to report to A23 until 7:00 PM when it’s time to rehearse the Big Finish. During this time, students are only allowed to go to the restroom and come back. They are NOT to wander around Mt. Bethel. There’s also no food or drink allowed anywhere in the church.

Chaperones are welcome to attend the officer walkthrough at Mt. Bethel on Wednesday, November 28th from 2:30-3:00 PM.

Chorus Update: 11/16/2018

Chorus Families,
Please take note of the upcoming schedule and deadlines.

Time is Running Out for Reserved Seats

If you would like to secure reserved seats at the holiday concert, you can do so by making a donation to the Chorus Booster Club. The deadline to make your donation is November 21 for the upcoming Holiday Concert.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

Time is Really Running Out to Correct a Poorly Fitting Uniform

If your dress or jacket is too tight or too short, contact Michelle Dobo by phone or text at 404.429.7355 right away to try to get fitted correctly for the Holiday Concert.

Don’t Run Out of Time to be on Time for Your Concert Rehearsal Holiday Concert

— November 29 — 7:30 pm — Mount Bethel United Methodist

Student groups should arrive for their rehearsals according to the following timeline and check-in with their student officers outside the sanctuary.

5:35 pm — A Cappella
5:50 pm — Select Women’s Ensemble
6:00 pm — Bel Canto
6:10 pm — Varsity Women’s Chorus
6:20 pm — Men’s Ensemble
6:30 pm — Women’s Concert Choir
6:40 pm — Raider Singers
6:50 pm — Camerata Singers

For more concert logistics details please see THIS POST

Before time runs out on the week, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sing On, Walton Chorus Booster Board

Weekly Chorus Update: 10/24/2018

Chorus Families,

Check your Spirit Wear order

Spirit Wear has been delivered. Please check your order to be sure you are not missing anything or have an extra item you didn’t order. If your order isn’t right, please contact Carol Sicard at carolbsicard@gmail.com.

Secure your Holiday Concert seats

If you are interested in reserved seats at the holiday concert, consider making a donation to the Walton Chorus Booster Club. A donation of $250 or more will secure your seats.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

Sing on,
Walton Chorus Booster Board

Weekly Chorus Update: 10/5/2018

Happy Friday Chorus Families!

We are hard at work preparing for our Fall Concert next Tuesday.

Chaperone and get to know the students

We are looking for chaperones for the concert, and we need you. You’ll get to know the students and have a fabulous seat close up. Sign up no later than Sunday, October 7

SIGN UP HERE

Concert details

Tuesday, October 9 7:30 pm Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Seating begins at 7:15 pm (Please note, rehearsals are not open to guests.)

FOR STUDENTS: Choir logistics in Sanctuary – be in assigned area ready to enter sanctuary 10 minutes prior to your choir’s time:

5:00 pm A Cappella pictures in Memorial Garden at Walton
6:00 pm A Cappella
6:15 pm Select Women’s Ensemble
6:25 pm Camerata Singers
6:35 pm Bel Canto
6:45 pm Women’s Concert Choir
6:55 pm Raider Singers
7:05 pm ALL – Run through Alma/Kiss
7:15 pm Audience Seating
7:30 pm Concert begins
8:45 pm Concert ends

When your choir is not rehearsing, you should be quietly seated in your assigned area of the sanctuary.
Please remember to wear formal concert attire and to leave cell phones in your car or at home.

Uniforms can’t wait

If you do not yet have a uniform for the concert or have any uniform questions, do not delay. Text or email Michelle Dobo right away at 404.429.7355 or your student may not be able to participate.

Sing on,
Walton Chorus Booster Board