A week from tonight is our Pre-UIL Concert in the GOHS Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:00 as stated on the calendar sent home last semester and the updated calendar sent home before spring break. (You can find that on the choir website under documents) This is a major test grade and attendance is required. Missing results in a failing grade as live concerts cannot be made up.
The dress/uniform for Pre-UIL is going to be the choir shirt, jeans, and close toed shoes. This year’s shirt is the light gray shirt. Jeans should be nice in appearance and have no holes or rips on them. Shoes need to be normal and close toed for stage safety. Sandals, crocs, heels, etc. are not appropriate foot wear.
Call time for the concert is 5:30pm. The auditorium will be open for the general audience at 6:45pm. If you have a conflict or issue, please communicate that with the choir directors ASAP and before the day of the concert. We will not be answering questions on Tuesday, the day of. Please take care of any concert business 24 hours or more in advance.
Congratulations to the Chamber Singers on outstanding performances Thursday and Saturday for Madrigal Festival in Dallas. You set a very high bar for our program and it is thrilling! We are so proud of each and every one of you. You are wonderful people and stellar musicians. The recordings from both concerts are below!
Mads Fest Recordings
Tuesday, February 22 is our spirit day at Marble Slab/Great American Cookies in the Kroger shopping center across from GOHS on 99. Go in anytime during store hours and a portion of your purchase will come back to the booster club! It’s a great time to buy cookies or get a sweet treat. Help support booster club to support our students!
February 28 is our 4th grade Honor Choir rehearsal from 4:30-6:00 in the cafeteria. Officers need to be at GOHS by 4:00 to help set up equipment. Officers need to be back by 6:00 to help take down equipment and return it to the choir room.
March 1 is our 4th Grade Honor Choir concert at GOHS at 7:00 in the auditorium. A Cappella, Chamber Singers, and Statesmen are participating and need to arrive at 5:00 to set up the stage. They will rehearse at 5:30 and the 4th graders will arrive at 6:00. If you are not a driver, please be sure to have your ride here by 7:30 to pick you up once we are done with the concert and taking down the stage. No one should be waiting to be picked up by a parent.
It is time for another round of GO Flags! President’s Day is in February and we need help placing and picking up February 19th and February 26th. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
Thank you to those who have been helping all year but it is time for others to step up and help! Make sure you sign up using the link below. Grab a friend and knock out a route together! The more the merrier and it only takes maybe an hour from your Saturday to place them and less than that to pick them up.
Today, Wednesday January 19 is a SPIRIT DAY at JAX Burgers on Rayford Road. You can go anytime they are open for business and support the choir. At check out, let them know you are supporting GOHS Choir and a portion of your meal comes back to the choir. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and neighborhood page to come out and support the choir!
If you are going to participate in contest, use the link below to sign up for a solo, an ensemble, or both! Registration is $5 total and can be paid at school or online. Deadline to sign up is December 17 before the holiday break begins.
Solo and Ensemble Sign Up
The information for the Winter Social is posted on the sign up link below:
Tuesday, Dec 14 after school. Hope to see you there!
Winter Social Sign Up
The next placement of flags with GO Flags is coming up soon! They have added more routes around town to make the overall routes not have as many flags to place. It is also gives more opportunities for people to help out and earn a letter jacket point. We know several families were unable to sign up last time; be sure to sign up today.
Flags will be placed in the neighborhoods on Saturday, November 6 and picked up on Saturday, November 13. If you sign up, you must commit to placing flags out and picking them up! If you sign up and realize you cannot help, you need to contact the GO Flags director ASAP. When you don’t show up the day of it really puts others in a bind to cover your route. Make sure you follow through, as we had choir families not show up in September. Thank you to the Beam’s and Mr. Smith for stepping in to help cover routes.
Use the link below to sign up today! Thank you for your support of GO Flags and choir!
GO Flags Sign Up – Veteran’s Day
We are going to be ordering choir sweatshirts at the end of next week! If you or your student would like to purchase one, order forms will be going out Tuesday/Wednesday in class. Each sweatshirt is $20 cash or check (made out to Grand Oaks Choir). Order forms must be turned in by Friday, October 15. If you would like, you can bring money on Tuesday or Wednesday and fill out a form in class and you will be set to go!
It is a quick turn around, so don’t forget! Extras will not be ordered.
Tomorrow will be our first Homecoming Parade!! Thanks to those that showed up Wednesday to make decorations. For those that helped and will be participating in the parade read the info below:
We will be finalizing up the decorations AFTER SCHOOL and then decorating the trailer outside. We will be able to put the trailer in the parade lineup at 4:45 with the parade starting at 6:00. This will be a long afternoon, so be prepared. Bring any snacks, etc. so you can have things after we are done and waiting for the parade to start. If you need someone to drop off food for you, that is fine as well. There will probably be some down time after decorating, so you can chill out in the choir room or go home and come back for 4:45. Once the parade is done, we will need to clean up the trailer and then you will be able to go home. If you do not drive, it would be best for your parents to attend the parade so you can leave when we are finished. PLEASE don’t have the directors waiting on you to be picked. They will want to go home as well!
What to wear:
Wear a GOHS Choir shirt! If you do not have one, we will get you one after school. You are also welcome to wear your school colors from the day if you would like. Shorts are completely fine to wear. We recommend close toed shoes for all of the walking, etc. Protect your feet! Sunglasses are also a good idea since we will be outside in the afternoon sun. If you have long hair, you might want to have it up since we are outside.
Let’s have a great time celebrating GOHS and CHOIR!! It’s going to be a blast!