Weekly Chorus Update: 9/13/18

Calling all singers who are up to a challenge!

Looking to challenge yourself and become a better singer in the process?  Audition for the All-State Chorus.  Form and audition fee are due tomorrow, September 14, 2018.  CLICK HERE FOR FORM

You can’t go to the concert without a uniform – that fits!

Men:  Good News!  The tuxedos are scheduled to arrive early next week. Pick up will be at Michelle Dobo’s house, and you will be sent a separate email when everything is ready for you.

* There are still 8 of you who have not picked up your full or partial uniform. If this is you, please contact Michelle Dobo at michelledobo@gmail.com or 404-429-7355 (cell) to arrange to pick up today.

* Try on your dress and shoes ASAP. If something doesn’t fit, we have a limited time to get it exchanged or ordered.

* Hem your dress — nearly all dresses require hemming and you need to allow 7-10 days to have that completed. Your dress should be hemmed to 1 1/2 inches off the floor with the shoes on. Contact Michelle Dobo at the above information if you would like a seamstress recommendation.

What do lollipops and football have in common?

They both happen at Raider Valley on Fridays and need your support. Walton Chorus sells gourmet lollipops at every home game, and we are looking for one parent to help with each of the next four home games — September 21, October 5, October 12 and October 19. The students do most of the work, but we must have a parent present, so if you can come help support Chorus and the Raiders on one of these Friday nights, email Glynis Holihan at glynis@atlpromo.com.

Sing on,
Walton Chorus Booster Board

Upcoming Spirit Wear and All-State Deadlines

Spirit Wear Deadline — Friday, September 7, 2018, at 3:30 pm

All orders for Chorus spirit wear must be placed online or deposited in the Chorus box by Friday, September 7 at 3:30pm. This will be the only order placed fall semester, so be sure to get a long sleeve T, pajama pants or a hoodie today. Click HERE to order!

All-State Chorus Registration Deadline — September 14, 2018

Students wishing to try out for All-State Chorus must register by September 14. If you have any questions, please see your Chorus Directors. Click HERE for the All-State FORM

All-State Chorus 2017-18

If you are interested in auditioning for GMEA’s All-State Chorus, it’s time to start practicing!

The registration fee this year is $25.00 (yes, it’s higher than last year). Please submit cash or check (made payable to Walton Chorus Boosters) along with the All-State Application to Dr. Williams or Ms. Taylor by Friday, September 15th.

You can find all of this year’s important audition information on the GMEA website.

Coaching session and group rehearsal information coming soon, but you should begin individual practice now.



All State 2016-17

Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus

February 23-25, 2017 UGA  Athens, GA

In order to participate in the regional audition, you must complete the All-State Participation form and return the bottom portion with parent signature and check for $20 payable to Walton High School Chorus by 3 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016.  If you pass the regional audition, our Walton Choral Boosters support and applaud your efforts by paying the fees and music for the final audition.

All information regarding the audition process and event are located at:


Read all the information on the GMEA site carefully as the audition changed this year, including starting pitches for scales.  You can totally do this, but it requires daily practice.  You will be a better singer from having gone through the All-State preparation and audition process.

Coaching Sessions:
During your lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Final coaching session and mock audition during WEB, 1:15 – 3 pm November 2.

Students may also request coaching from the National Honor Society and arrange individual schedules.

Regional Audition: Saturday, November 12, 2016  Woodland High School 800 Old Alabama Road   Cartersville, GA  30120

Final Audition:  Friday – 5 – 9 pm, January 20, 2017  Kell High School

Solos must be sung from memory.  You should learn the solo exactly as played on the rehearsal tracks located on the gmea website.

Previous All State Sight Reading Examples (reformatted):


Need to work on sight-reading?  Here is an example of a web-based tutorial that you may find very helpful: https://sightreadingfactory.com/