Category Archives: Leadership

Gift Cards pouring in for Paradise!

Thank you to the following contributors to the Paradise High School Benefit that Tigard Choirs are sponsoring:

Dianne and Tom Hart
Adam and Kristina Smelley
Mark and Shelley Flannery
Brad and Debbie Avakian
Patricia Anderson
Leann and Richard O’Neill
Brian and Karen McKenney
Margaret and Jeff Kean
Doug and Barbara Burke
Denise Davidson
Kevin Brown
The Matheson Family
Evan Rubio
The Burris/Jackson Family
Shari Balcom
Michael Weizhandler
Robert and Wendy Hawthorne

Total so far: $1,525.00

All but two of the choir members at Paradise and all but a handful of faculty lost their homes in the Campfire in Paradise, California. If you can help as an individual, family or friend of Tigard Choirs, please send:

Target and Safeway Gift cards in the amount of $25 or greater, marked on the card for easy clarification or,

Debit/Visa Cards of $25 or greater or,

Checks of any amount made payable to Tigard Choir to be bundled together and converted into gift cards or,

Cash of $1 or more that can be bundled to purchase gift cards.

Deadline is December 20th at the 7 pm Concert in the Auditorium. We will pass the hat for final contributions to benefit the Paradise High School Choir and Faculty. All contributions will be boxed up and sent on December 21st to Mr. Shawn Howell of Paradise High School for distribution to the families in need.

Let’s raise a ton of money for these needy families!

Mr. Hawthorne

Tigard Choir Plans Benefit Concert for Paradise HS

I have been blessed to be in touch with the choir director of Paradise High School. As you are aware from the news, Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. Shawn Howell has a choir of 35. All but two lost their homes in the Camp Fire. Of the 50 faculty members, almost all lost their homes. Shawn fortunately lives outside of Paradise and was spared.

Shawn has suggested that gift cards to Target and Safeway would really help.

There is no postal service to Paradise right now. Would you consider sending gift cards to: Robert Hawthorne c/o Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road, Tigard, OR 97224. Or, bring gift cards or cash to the December 20th Choir Concert at Deb Fennell Auditorium. Consider cards of $25, $50, $75, or $100 or more. Any cash given in any amount will be converted into gift cards.

We will forward all the cards from you and our benefit concert on December 20th to the Paradise High School Choir Director Shawn Howell to distribute to the choir and faculty members in need.

Pass the word to friends, colleagues, businesses, business partners and family.

Let’s raise a massive amount of money! Blessings!

Mr. Hawthorne

Concert Choir Retreat this weekend

The Concert Choir of Tigard High School is traveling to Camp Tadmor (43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355, leaving from school on Friday, March 16 at 2 pm, returning to Tigard HS on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm.

The choir will be focusing on rehearsing their League competition music and working to build deeper community connections.

Students will be sleeping in cabins that sleep 11 people, with one adult per cabin.

WHAT SHOULD THE STUDENTS BRING:
1. Sleeping Bag/Pillow
2. Towel/Soap/Toiletries/DEODORANT
3. Water Bottle
4. Pencil/Music!!!
5. Comfortable Clothes/Rain Gear in one bag.  No “I’m going to Europe for a month” suitcases!
6. Board Games/Card Games
7. Guitars, ukeleles, etc. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:
1. Electronics (X-box, etc.)
2. Contraband (drugs, alcohol, etc)

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

 

Choir Council and Artistic Team 2018

Thank you to all who put in applications and turned in parent/guardian forms.

The following students will serve Concert Choir on Choir Council and the Artistic Team:

  1. Please email me to confirm acceptance of your position.
  2. Plan on a meeting during class on Monday, June 19th of both groups

CHOIR COUNCIL
Co-Presidents: Dasha Hershey and Emily Schneider

Secretary: Daniel Au
Asst. Secretary: Aisa Larsen

Treasurer: Carson Durdel

Social Chair: Linnea Hill

Historian: Mallory Cross

Head Librarian: Cameron Williamson
Assistant Librarians: Emerson Mitchell, Sara Johnson

Wardrobe Coordinators: Ali Mehdikhan, Luis Gonzalez-Nieto

Equipment Managers: Tiara Comstock, Hugo Vazquez

Sound Tech: Ethan Wattman Oshima

Media Coordinator: Daniel Hill

ARTISTIC TEAM
Assistant Conductor: Hugo Vazquez

Soprano Section Leaders: Kaylee Bair, Millie Webb

Alto Section Leaders: McKenna Matheson, Emily Schneider

Tenor Section Leaders: Ali Mehdikhan, Cameron Williamson

Bass Section Leaders: Carson Durdel, Daniel Hill