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Status Report on Auditions

Looking forward to the start of school and seeing returning members of all choirs! And looking forward to meeting our many new members. We have over 200 students enrolled! Go Tigers!

Regarding re-auditioning for Concert Choir this Fall: Because all current Concert Choir students have gotten their schedules and been able to retain membership, I am not holding additional auditions for Concert Choir for the coming year, with the exception of transfer students who are actively enrolling for the new academic year.

Hear is to a fantastic 2017-2018 Season!

Mr. H

 

Concert Choir 2018 Announced! Congratulations!

Thank you to all the students who auditioned in earnest for a position in Concert Choir 2018. Congratulations to all who were selected! For those not selected, keep working hard.

For those selected there are 3 things you need to do:

  1. Email me to confirm your acceptance into Concert Choir at: rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us
  2. Attend the mandatory Orientation Meeting for Concert Choir on Wednesday, June 14th, 7 -9 pm in the Choir Room. 
  3. Be happy (you deserve it), be humble (it makes you a better person), be gracious, knowing that you will be among students who were not selected.

66 Members (33 SA, 33 TB)
(7) Soprano 1, (9) Soprano 2, (8) Alto 1, (9) Alto 2,
(6) Tenor 1, (6) Tenor 2, (9) Baritone, (12) Bass 2

Membership is conditional to successful academic completion of 2nd semester and the successful learning of notes, rhythms and dynamics for the four pieces selected for the Fall Concert by the start of school next Fall.

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Soloists Announced for Spring Concerts

Wednesday, May 24th
Sing! Sing! Sing!

Daniel Hill “Fly me to the Moon”
Emma Gende/Elijah Stuck “Goodnight”
Amanda Aman “Easy to Love”
Andrea Berry “Dream a little Dream”
Maiah Goodell “The Girl from 14-G”
Nia Murat “Feeling Good”
Ali Mehdikhan “Gary Come Home”
Suzie Duncan-Winn “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

Thursday, May 25th
Under the Island Sky

Women’s Ensemble (Emily Schneider, Rylan Mills, Linnea Hill, Dasha Harris, Nia Murat) “Lava Song”
Son Nguyen “Me tôi”
Jacob Lee/Jacob Walter “Seom Jip Agi”

Gossip and Cyber Bullying: Not Acceptable. Ever. Period.

It has come to my attention that there are issues in the choir program around malicious gossip and the use of cyber bullying to ridicule and tear down other members of the choir. The evidence has been shared with me and I have forwarded it on to the administration and counseling. This is not okay and will not be tolerated in any way! Membership in the choir program is dependent upon demonstrated good character.

The choir program at Tigard High School is a safe place. We defend the right for people to be safe in the choir program.We don’t put people down, ever!

As I stated in a previous blog posting, what I look for in singers includes this:

A Generous Human Being someone who is kind, accepting, treats people with dignity, refrains from gossip. A humble and self-reflective person. Someone who takes constructive criticism.”

Everyone is welcomed here. Everyone is valued here. Everyone has the opportunity to grow and become the best self that you are. Everyone has the opportunity to take risks in the development of their voice.

This is who we are:

We are kind. We are gracious. We are humble. We are supportive. We collaborate. We strive for excellence. We acknowledge our diversity of membership and honor all who come to the table to be their best self. We celebrate each other. We embrace the goodness in each other. We have each other’s backs.

We are a family. 

We are Tigard High School Choirs. 

And for this reason, I am proud to be your director.

Good character matters!

Mr. Hawthorne

Choralation 2018 Announced

Thank you to all who auditioned this year for Choralation! It was an exceptionally fine audition process. I have selected 28 singers, 15 Soprano/Alto and 13 Tenor/Bass. For those not selected, keep working hard! For those of you who were selected, get ready to work really hard!

  1. REQUIRED! Please confirm that you accept the position of singer in Choralation 2018! by emailing me at: rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us  
  2. Be gracious!
  3. Stay humble!
  4. Be supportive of those who were not selected!
  5. Look for when the Choralation BBQ date is posted.
  6. Look for when the Choralation 2018 Spring Rehearsal is scheduled.
  7. Congratulations!

Members of Choralation 2018! *
* membership is conditional upon successful completion of the academic year following OSAA Guidelines (passing your classes!!), positive attendance practices and demonstrated work ethic in choir and school!

Sabastian Alcobendas
Amanda Aman
Daniel Au
Kaylee Bair
Aliza Boyce
Riley Green
Luis Gonzalez-Nieto
Dasha Harris
Daniel Hill
Linnea Hill
Daniel Howell
Andrew Jackson
Sara Johnson
James Kinikini
Kayla Lam
Aisa Larsen
Truong Nguyen
McKenna Matheson
Ali Mehdikhan
Izayah Moore
Olivia Porior
Alayna Regier
Emily Schneider
Abby Soderquist
Hugo Virelas-Vasquez
Ethan Wattman Oshima
Millie Webb
Cameron Williamson

CONGRATULATIONS!

Mr. H