Solo Contest Information

Solo Contest is next Saturday, January 28 at Grand Oaks HS. Contest begins in the morning and will run until lunch time. Read below for all information regarding the contest and find your performance time at the end of this post.

  • Solos must be memorized for the performance and music will not be used
  • Your outfit can either be the choir shirt & jeans with shoes OR professional dress:
    • Blouse with sleeves
    • Knee length skirt
    • dress pants
    • button down shirt
    • tie (not necessary)
    • dress shoes (no high heels) (vans or converse are not dress shoes)
    • dress that is appropriate and has sleeves
  • Be sure you fix your hair and look professional/presentable for the judge
  • Drop off or park at the back of the school at the auditorium entrance
  • Judge rooms will be in the orchestra, choir, theater, and speech classrooms
  • Show up 30 minutes before your scheduled time
  • Once you perform you are free to leave
  • When you enter to sing, stand on the marked spot
  • When the judge is ready you introduce yourself and the title of the song
  • When you are done be sure to say thank you

GOHS is also hosting a drill team competition all day. There will be numerous other students from various schools all over our campus. Our job is to remain only at our judging rooms to sing and then exit the building. We DO NOT roam the building or attempt to go to the competition. Students wandering around will be given a write up! Come in at the auditorium, go to your judges room, wait in line to sing, and then exit the building. Your ride should be waiting.

Below is the link for the google sheet with the schedule of solos. There are four judges. There are four tabs at the bottom of the document. Click on the tabs until you find your name and time on the schedule. We will go over the times in class next week but plan this weekend for transportation and what you are going to wear.

Solo Contest Schedule

Choir Spirit Wear

Our wonderful booster club has created a spirit wear store to order choir items that are not the official choir shirt for concerts, events, etc. We are so excited to have this option to rep choir all the time. There are shirt and sweatshirt options. Click the picture to see color options.

Take a look and get your CHOIR SWAG!

The link to the Booster Club website is found under the “Communication-Booster Club” tab on the menu of the website. Click the tab from the menu, scroll down, and click the booster website link. There you’ll see information about our upcoming spirit night and beneath that you will see a an icon for ordering spirit wear.

Spirit wear orders are due by November 11. THANK YOU BOOSTER CLUB


Spring Trip:
To sign up for the Spring Trip to New Orleans, scroll down 2 postings and you will see the link to sign up. Sign up closes on Friday, September 23.

Fall Concert:
The Fall Concert is NEXT WEEK. The handout that went home can be found under the “documents” tab on the website menu. Look for “Fall Concert 2022”

Be sure the choir fee has been paid or at least $10 of it has been paid so your student receives their choir shirt to perform in next week’s concert.

Be sure you have completed the Handbook Acknowledgement Form from August.
(Found under documents on the choir website)
Be sure the green, emergency form has been filled out and returned to the directors.
(This green paper was given out at the parent meeting and sent home with students)

District Audition Results

This past Saturday we had 18 choir students audition in the first round of the All State Choir process. Out of those auditions, 15 students will be advancing to round two in October.

Congratulations to the following students:
Ashley Ball – Soprano 2 – 6th Chair
Ethan Beam – Bass 2
Rheana Collins – Soprano 2
Joshua Davis – Bass 1
Anna Garner – Soprano 1
Sydney Hoard – Alto 2
Rusetsa Karamagi – Soprano 2 – 1st Chair Chair
Anna Reeves – Alto 1
Peyton Rogers – Bass 1
Ashley Samic – Soprano 1
Kayley Singkhek – Soprano 2 – 9th Chair
Abigail Sullivan – Soprano 2
Jane Sundy – Soprano 1
Emmett Winn – Tenor 1
Ellie Yarbrough – Soprano 1 – 4th Chair

Choir Social

We are having our first choir social of the year on September 12! We will meet after school until 4:30 pm. We will play games, hang out, and eat ice cream! To attend you must sign up using the google form below. Answer all of the questions so we make this the best social we can.

The homecoming parade is also the same day at 6:00 pm. We will have a choir float in the parade and everyone is invited to help decorate and be in the parade. To be in the parade you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Sign up on the form
  2. Decide on which decade you will dress up for (music is timeless)
  3. Purchase and bring a few bags of candy to throw
  4. Bring a bag to hold your candy that your are throwing
  5. Help decorate the float after the choir social (4:30-5:30)
  6. Be okay with possibly walking in the parade instead of being on the float
  7. Have a ride home after the parade (most likely close to 7:00 when done)

**Booster club will provide pizza and drinks for the homecoming parade participants**

Choir Social and Parade Sign Up


August Reminders

Can you believe we are starting our third week of school and second full week? 10 days already gone by for 22-23 school year! Read the information below so you can check off all that needs to be done for you and your student regarding all things choir to start the year off strong.

The handbook, travel permission form, and choir calendar were all handed out last week. If your student has not given those to you, please ask.
– Review the handbook and choir policies with your student
– Fill out the green travel permission form and return by FRIDAY 8/26
– Look over the choir calendar and put in dates that pertain to your student

Handbook Acknowledgement Form:
Visit Canvas or the “Documents” Tab on the website to find the form and fill it out. This form also has a spot for shirt size for your choir student. We need this information to order choir shirts by Friday afternoon (8/26) to have shirts in for the Fall Concert in September.

Choir Fee:
The choir is now open to pay. It is $60 for all students (Chamber Singers have a different fee). You can pay in full online (schoolcashonline) or at school. If partial payment needs to be made, that can only be done at school by cash or check. Please have at least $10 paid by September 1.

We currently have a small amount of students and parents signed up for Remind101. This is the quickest way of reaching out with reminders and important information that isn’t a lengthy email or website post. Please have yourself or your student signed up by Friday 8/26. Codes are in the handbook or can be found on the website under “communication”. The booster has a Remind as well and joining that along with your student’s class would be beneficial.

All State Auditions:
If your student is participating in All State Auditions on Sat. Sept 10, they should have turned in a Form B registration with the directors. If they didn’t, it may have gone home with them. Please make sure that comes to the directors before Friday so they can be registered in the contest. Students not turning in the form will not be entered even if they forget to turn it in by Friday! If you aren’t sure if your student is participating, please ask them.

Voice Lessons:
Dr. Morris was here last week giving free trial lessons to students. If your student wants to take from him, please make sure you respond to the messages he sent out. If he does not have enough students he will not be coming out to Grand Oaks. Don’t wait!

If he does fill up and has no spots remaining we do have another teacher coming soon that will be accepting students.

Snap Raise:
Next week on Monday and Tuesday, we will be starting SNAP Raise! Many of you have done this in the past. This is a wonderful and quick fundraiser to help raise money for the choir program. We appreciate your willingness to allow your student(s) to participate. All funds we raise come back to the choir program to keep it running and enjoyable for all students.

Booster Club:
Please see the attached graphic and get plugged in with Booster Club. Membership is currently going on and information can be found on their website. There will be a spirit store coming soon with several options for different shirts, sweatshirts, and car decals!

Parent Postcard Quarters

Spring Trip:
As stated at the parent meeting and to the kids, the spring trip is to New Orleans. We are currently still waiting on an updated itinerary for prices. Once we have that and it is approved by the district we will send out sign up information. Thank you for your patience while we get the best trip planned for the students.