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December Concert and Gigs

December is a busy time for the choir program!

In the next 3 weeks, the choir will be out and about supporting our community in the following concerts:

DECEMBER 2-7
Dec 4 (9:00 am – 12:00 noon)Choralation sings at Christmas for Kids™ charity event at the Hollywood Fred Meyer. This is our 5th year participating in this amazing event where underprivileged students are supported with a free holiday shopping experience and meet with Santa. Singers wear ugly sweaters and nice blue/black jeans.

Dec 6 (10:30 am – 2:00 pm)All Tigard Choirs sing at the Salem Capitol Rotunda for the Holidays at the Capitol event at 12:00 noon. Singers wear newly delivered choir t-shirts and nice blue/black jeans. (not wholly!) Bring your own lunch!

Dec 7 (6:30 pm call, 7:00 pm performance)Choralation sings for the Summerfield Retirement Community Holiday Party. Students wear formal attire.

DECEMBER 9-14
THE GROTTO!
Dec 11 (5:00 pm call, 5:30 bus, 8:00 pm Cantus/Camerata Performance, 9:00 pm Concert Choir/Choralation Performance)
The Grotto Performance. Parents are invited to hear students sing in this lovely acoustic! Students wear choir T-shirts, black pants, black socks and black shoes and wear assigned choir robes. Students bring sack dinner. Students return to the Tigard HS campus by 10:30 pm.

Dec 12 (12 noon bus, 12:45 pm performance, back by 1:30 pm) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Luncheon.

Dec 14 (10 am Choralation Performance in Holiday Gear at the Beaverton Ward)

Dec 14 (6 pm Choralation sings for the Tigard City Lights Walk in Holiday Gear!)

DECEMBER 16-20
Dec 17 (6:30 pm call, 7 pm performance) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Banquet at the Stockpot Restaurant) Students wear formalwear.

ALL CHOIRS!
Dec 18 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)

All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!

ALL CHOIRS!
Dec 19 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)
All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!

Debut Concert Next Week!

Our First Concert of the Year!

Join your students in celebrating the good work of the first quarter at our Debut Concert in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School.

Call time for students is 6 pm Dressed and Pressed in the Auditorium. (see Attire expectations in our Choir Handbook on our Website which is found under Documents and Forms.)

Concert begins at 7 pm.

We Pass the Hat in support of the choir program.

Reserved Seating
If you would like to reserve seats and show up at 6:55, you can do so by contacting Cendy at cendydoyle@msn.com or call 503-805-7995 with YOUR NAME and how many seats.
Each reserved seat is $10 and there will be a “RESERVED for ____________” on the chairs. Cash or Checks made out to Tigard High Coir will be collected during pass the hat.

Homecoming Dance this Saturday!

Hello Parents,

Our Homecoming Dance is this Saturday, October 5th, from 8 – 11 pm in the THS Cafeteria. This is our main fundraiser. We need all hands helping out!

Concert Choir members are expected to support in the execution of the event by participating in several of the following activities:

  1. Painting and creation of cafeteria signage and decorations during the week.
  2. Decorating and setting up the cafeteria on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
  3. Helping with Coat Check shifts from 7:30 PM until 11:30 PM.
  4. Tearing down, 11:00 PM – until it is done (hopefully no later than 12:30 AM) of decorations and resetting the cafeteria to be operational on Monday Morning.

PARENT CHAPERONES

For those parents who have volunteered, THANK YOU!

Parents show up at 7 PM (updated) and will be assigned locations to work.

Bring Ear Plugs!

  1. 2 parents will be collecting AT THE DOOR payment for tickets ($15), checking school ID and writing down names of each student that arrives to purchase a ticket. NO AT THE DOOR tickets are sold to non-THS Students.
  2. Parents will be in pairs at the bathrooms, at the exit doors to make sure students do not let other students in, at the snack and water tables.
  3. All parents will assist in tear down in order to facilitate getting kids home as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mr. Hawthorne

Calendar of Events Posted!

The Calendar is posted for this year’s performances and events on the choir website.

STEP 1
Go to tigardchoirs.com and look for the drop down menu CALENDAR.

STEP 2
Find your choir, find your calendar.

STEP 2.5
If you are in Choralation, all you need is the Choralation Calendar. It includes all of Concert Choir’s dates.

If you are in Cantus and Concert Choir, you need to look at both calendars.

STEP 3
Share this calendar with your family, extended family, friends and YOUR BOSS if you have a job! Please mark your calendars NOW! Thanks!

Looking forward to an amazing year!

Musically yours,

Mr. Hawthorne
Choir Director

Choir Codes for Remind are up!

Please join the Remind App for the choir you are enrolled in for next season 2019-2020!

Cantaré 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantar202

Cantus 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantus202

Camerata 2020     enter 81010  then  @hhb9ah

Concert Choir 2020     enter 81010  then  @ceeaeek

Choralation 2020     enter 81010  then  @76k6hf

Choir Leadership 2020     enter 81010  then  @d3hba94
(this is for Concert Choir Leadership)

THS Choir Parents 2020     enter 81010  then  @zgekh7
(this is a way of getting important event and chaperoning information)

Donor has offered $5,000 in matching grant to replace Choir Room Piano!

Dear Choir Family,

We need to replace our choir room piano! We have a donor who offered up a $5,000 matching grant. The donor will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000. Already one person has come forward with a $200 gift for the match. If we can fill up the matching grant, we will have money to buy a replacement piano. We need to act quickly! The window for getting the piano we seek is short.

We have our eye on a 2006 Schimmel SP182 available through Classic Pianos. It just became available and is a rare and highly sought after piano, because it is a well built, piano from a company with a long, proven history of building stable and excellent pianos. This piano will last Tigard for 50 years!

Please consider helping toward this worthy and significant cause!

Please PM me or call me at 503-805-5392.

Thanks,

Mr. Hawthorne

UPDATE 12/24/18: Paradise Benefit Gift Cards Arrived!

UPDATE (December 24th): $160 in Target Gift Cards and $50 in Safeway Gift Cards for each student arrived today for the Choir Students of Paradise High School along with the video clip from the concert!

The generosity of the Tigard community is inspiring. With the addition of tonight’s pass the hat contributions of $2,426.19, the total gift to Paradise on Thursday evening was at $5, 811.46. 

Then came Friday Morning…more contributions…we reached $6,004. Then the mystery envelope landed in my box…

Ten crisp $100 bills for Paradise!!! Anonymous donor!!! Whoever you are, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Then came Saturday morning…more contributions…

We reached $7,202!!!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY!!!

Best regards,

Mr. Hawthorne

Holiday Concert $10 Reserved Seating Info

Reserve your seats ($10 per seat) for the upcoming Holiday Choir Concerts on December 18 and 20 at 7 pm. Reserved seating gets you your seat and you slip in just in the nick of time!!!!!

Contact Cendy Doyle at:

cendydoyle@msn.com with YOUR NAME, how many seats and preferred row and seat # of where you wish to sit.

My cell is 503-805-7995

Place checks payable to Tigard Choir or cash in the envelope at your seats. Place envelope in the Pass the Hat.

Thank you!