Service Opportunity for all Chorus Families and Friends

UPDATE 10/26/2019 – Walton Chorus donates four boxes of clothing, school suplies, toys, and books to kids in Rurii, Kenya.

We have an incredible service opportunity to share with you. Our wonderful afternoon custodian, Anthony, is from a small village in Kenya called Rurii. Rurii is a very impoverished village. They do not have the money for many basic things. Most students walk barefoot to school, which is about 6 miles away. Their school is quite small and in poor condition. Some students have class outside with no shelter or overhang. Other students are lucky to have some sort of shelter, but it’s inadequate. The lucky ones have a library with a few books shared by many. They cannot afford to buy school staples like pencils, pens, erasers, chalk, books, etc… Many do not have adequate clothing. Please take a moment to view the photos at the bottom of this page or you can view the photos online.

Last year, Anthony won the yearly lottery and got his green card. Since coming to the United States in October 2018, Anthony has worked to collect these items to send back to his village. So far, he has sent six 24x24x27 boxes filled with supplies. To send boxes of such size costs about $250.00 per box, which Anthony has paid using his own money.

When approached by Anthony to see if we could do anything to help, Dr. Williams, Mrs. Allyn and the student officers jumped at the opportunity, but we need your help. Please consider donating the following used or new items or donating money to cover the shipping costs:

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Chalk
  • Rulers
  • Books
  • Backpacks
  • Shoes
  • Clothes — t-shirts, jackets, etc…
  • Toys

We will have boxes in the chorus room starting this today for all donated items. Money to use for shipping (cash or check made payable to Walton Choral Boosters) can be brought to school any day of next week and put in the Treasurer’s box. There will also be an opportunity to donate money at our Fall Concert on Monday, October 21st.

We firmly believe that being generous is one of life’s greatest joys. Please, would you consider joining us in our efforts to support Anthony and the children in his village? What a gift to be able to help others in need.

Thank you for your consideration,

Natalie W., Chorus President, Student Officers, Dr. Williams and Mrs. Allyn

Spring Concert Rehearsal Schedule

The Spring Concert will be Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Doors open at 7:15 PM. The rehearsal schedule follows.

Monday, April 22 at 4:15 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

  • 4:15 – 4:45 pm Mrs. Allyn reviews concert flow with Officers and Concert Managers at JFBC

Tuesday, April 23 at 5:25 pm at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

  • 5:25 pm           A Cappella  – Michael Jackson
  • 5:35 pm           Select Women’s Ensemble – Rihanna
  • 5:45 pm           Camerata Singers – Queen
  • 6:05 pm           Varsity Women’s Chorus – Beyonce
  • 6:15 pm           Men’s Ensemble – Backstreet Boys
  • 6:25 pm           Bel Canto – Abba
  • 6:45 pm           Raider Singers – The Beatles
  • 6:55 pm           Women’s Concert Choir – Taylor Swift
  • 7:05 pm           ALL – Run through “WE ARE THE WORLD”
  • 7:15 pm           House Opens
  • 7:20 pm           Students seated in assigned areas
  • 7:30 pm           Concert begins

Download the Rehearsal Schedule

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