A Letter from Katherine Brandon & Laura Sanom-Fleming, Choir Booster Presidents 2019-2020
Dear Choir Families,
Welcome to the National-award winning Grosse Pointe South Choir program! We are so happy to welcome you to a new year of incredible performances and fun activities. Grosse Pointe South High School’s Choir program is exciting and unique and we are delighted that your student is enrolled. Under the direction of Christopher Pratt, our Choral Director, and his creative team, our choir is known locally and throughout the country as an outstanding program with exceptional musical talent, integrity and poise. Each year several of our students go on to pursue careers directly related to music performance, but every student involved in choir develops greater self-confidence, sees the reward that comes from hard work, learns the values of team work and good organizational skills, and gains many other life skills that will benefit him or her wherever the future leads.
Pay your choir fees, join the Boosters, find forms and the Handbook: The choir website is A One-Stop-Shop!
The choir’s website is your one-stop shop for all things choir. Please click the topic to: 1) pay student fees which are due by the first day of school. 2) Join the Choir Boosters. You can choose the Membership Level that works for your family. Each membership level includes a varying array of benefits related to its particular level. But the two most important benefits are not listed: First, your booster membership dues and volunteer efforts pay the choir expenses that the school budget does not cover. For example, the boosters hire a professional, national award-winning choreographer to work with your students, we fund the national award-winning costumes that allow your students to shine and we fund the musicians that support your students efforts with incredible music and energy. Second, joining the Boosters is a great way to become and stay involved with your student, their friends, and the many families that make up our choir family. We are a welcoming, fun group and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunities to get involved. Ask around. Most choir parents will tell you they enjoy choir as much as their kids! Please join us and become a Booster!
3) The Choir Handbook. The Choral Handbook is a good source of information about the choral program and the individual choir class into which your student has been placed.
4) Financial assistance. If at any time financial situations change and you find the fees a difficulty or hardship for your family, please know that the Boosters have a confidential financial assistance program that is outlined at the choir website. It is located under important “Documents and Forms”. The instructions are located on the form.
Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have questions about getting involved, or just have general questions about the choir program. Welcome to Choir!
Katherine Brandon and Christopher Pratt
Laura Sanom Fleming Director of Choirs
Grosse Pointe South Choir Boosters, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, established to provide support to the vocal music program at Grosse Pointe South High School. Through our fundraising efforts and the generous support of our Members, Patrons, and other supporters, we provide financial assistance to support the costs of providing professional choreography, expenses related to competitions, costumes, sets, etc. In addition to financial support, Booster volunteers put in countless numbers of hours sewing and organizing costumes, styling hair, helping backstage, providing snacks for the kids, promoting events, selling tickets, etc., etc. Along the way we have a good time and form great friendships!
Presidents: Katherine Brandon & Laura Sanom Fleming
Vice Presidents: Amy Moncivais & Rachel Fermani
Past Presidents: Freeman & Megan Gunnell
Secretary: Julie Yonkus
Treasurer: Vic Maraldo
Membership: Anne Leo
Fundraising: Perry Calisi & Michelle Conlan
PR and Communication: Maria Riccobono
Hair and Makeup:
High Pointes Liaison:
Mother’s Club Liaison:
Overseas Travel Treasurer:
Pointe Singers Costumes:
Sounds of South Costumes:
South Singers Costumes:
Tower Belles Costumes:
The purpose of the GROSSE POINTE SOUTH CHOIR BOOSTERS is to support the GROSSE POINTE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Choir Music Program, its students and faculty through the purchase of equipment and materials, and the hiring of specialized instructors to further the purpose of promoting the music and artistic talents of the students in the choral music program at GROSSE POINTE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, a public school.
11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Phone (Choir Room): 313-432-3638 (Click for map)
(primary performance venue) Located at Grosse Pointe North High School 707 Vernier Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 (Click for map)
(secondary performance venue) 260 Chalfonte Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (Click for map)