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

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.

Women:
* 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

Weekly Chorus Update: 8/30/18

Chorus Families,

We hope the start of the school year has been smooth for you and your students. Here are some updates for Walton Chorus.

Donut Mixer
All Walton Chorus students should wear their chorus shirt and stop by the chorus room upon arrival to school on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Chorus Boosters will be serving Krispy Kreme donuts and juice boxes from 7:45 – 8:15 am.  It is a great time to meet fellow singers from all the choirs and celebrate a terrific first month of singing.

Concerts Dates/Locations
Fall concert – October 9, 2018, 7:30 pm, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Holiday concert – November 29, 2018, 7:30 pm, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church

Concert Chaperones Needed
We are looking for parents to chaperone the students during the Fall and Holiday Chorus concerts.  This is a great way to be involved directly with the students and be amazed at how the directors manage more than 450 of them! Please email Kat Wilson at katcwilson@gmail.com if interested.  Thanks in advance for your support.

Booster Donations
If you have completed the online Booster Donation Form form but have not remitted payment, please either send your check in to the Treasurer’s Box in the chorus room or submit via PayPal.  Thank you to those who have donated, as always, your support is greatly appreciated!  The Walton Chorus Booster magnets will be sent home with your student next week.

Reserved Concert Seating
Concert seating is limited! If you wish to have reserved seating at the concerts, please remember a booster donation of $250 or more is required. Learn more about donor benefits.

Women’s Uniform Dresses Are In!
All female formal uniforms have arrived! If you ordered one and have not received it, please contact Michelle Dobo michelledobo@gmail.com or 404-429-7355 (call or text) to arrange to pick up at her house 3345 Robinson Farms Court 30068. If you have already picked up your uniform, or when you do, please try on the dress and shoes and make sure everything fits before it is too close to the October concert and too late to order different sizes.

Spirit Wear Deadline Extended to September 7
Walton Chorus SPIRIT WEAR is available for order until 3:30 pm on September 7. Once our fall order is placed, spirit wear will not be ordered again until February. Be sure you get your long-sleeve T or hoodie for this fall!

Sing On,
Your Walton Chorus Booster Board

Attention FRESHMEN!

UNIFORM ORDERING LINK

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to Walton Chorus!  My name is Michelle Dobo, and I am the uniform chairperson for the chorus department. Below are the uniform requirements for the chorus program which must be purchased by 8/18/17 to ensure that they are received and properly tailored in time for the first concert on 10/12/17.

On August 1st at 7 PM, there will be a general Chorus Program parent’s meeting in the theater, where we will display the chorus attire, and I can answer any additional questions on uniforms.

Students cannot participate in the chorus concert unless they have paid for their uniform.  The concert does serve as a test grade, so it is vital that this payment is made by the deadline of 8/18/17.  

If your family is experiencing financial difficulties, please contact me as soon as possible at michelledobo@gmail.com  or (404) 429-7355 to discuss other resources that we have available to ensure that your child is properly outfitted for the concerts.  We have several gently used dresses and tuxedos that have been donated by previous Chorus members upon graduation for this purpose.

Female Uniform:  

  • Casual Chorus Uniform T-shirt – Free with payment of Participation Fee.
  • Long navy and black dress, concert black shoes, a single strand of faux pearls, and a garment bag
  • All measurements will be taken during class, and all uniform items ordered through the chorus department as a group in late August.
  • Total cost for these four items is $130.00 and must be purchased utilizing the online system no later than 8/18/17 to ensure delivery in time for the first concert on 10/12/17.
  • Alterations may be needed prior to the first concert.  The dresses will need to be hemmed 1 ½ inches from the floor WITH the uniform shoes on, and this hem length is to be maintained during their tenure in Walton Chorus.   

Male Uniform:   

  • Casual Chorus Uniform T-shirt – Free with payment of Participation Fee.
  • A traditional black tuxedo with a white, wing-tip collar shirt, along with a navy bow tie and black dress shoes
  • The bow tie ONLY must be ordered through the chorus department as a group.  The cost for the bow tie is $5 and must be purchased utilizing the online system no later than 8/18/17 to ensure delivery in time for the first concert on 10/12/17.   
  • There are 2 options for tuxedo purchase (unless student already owns a black tuxedo, which they can use instead of purchasing one).
  1. Male chorus members may purchase their tuxedo through the chorus department.  Our selected vendor will be in class in August to take measurements for those students wishing to go with this option.  Cost is $130.00 and must be purchased utilizing the online system no later than 8/18/17.  (Includes pants, jacket, shirt, navy bow tie, & garment bag and alterations, if needed)
  1. Male chorus members may purchase their tuxedo on their own at the retail store of their choice, but will still need our specific bowtie ($5). (Men’s Wearhouse located at 440 Barrett Pkwy has a very affordable option in their “career apparel” line that is less than $150 for pants, jacket, and shirt.)  
  • Please allow time for alterations, which will be needed prior to the first concert.  
  • Men must also provide their own black dress shoes and black dress socks.  

Payment Instructions:

Access the Payment system using this link: UNIFORM ORDERING

  • The complete uniforms are listed first – these are the ones most of you will be purchasing.
  • The additional a la carte items (dress only, girls shoes only, pearls only, garment bag only and bow tie only) are included as options for those students who have already procured one or more of the uniform pieces from a previous student, and therefore will not need to order the entire uniform package.   If this situation applies to you, please notify me by email at michelledobo@gmail.com.  

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important step in preparing your child for a successful year in the Walton Chorus Program and we look forward to getting to know you and your child this year.  

DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE: August 18, 2017

*Students cannot participate in the chorus concert unless they have paid for their uniform.

Michelle Dobo – Walton Choral Booster Club – Uniform Chair

  michelledobo@gmail.com    (404) 429-7355