A Letter from Sue and Andy Martin, Choir Booster Co-Presidents 2016-2017
It is truly a pleasure to welcome you to the award winning Grosse Pointe South Choir program for the 2016-17 school year! Grosse Pointe South Choir is a program like no other, and we are delighted that your child is enrolled. Under Christopher Pratt, Director of Choirs, and his creative team, our Choir is known locally and throughout the midwest as an outstanding show choir with outstanding musical talent, integrity, and poise. Perhaps just a few of our students will go on to pursue careers directly related to music or performance each year, but every student involved develops greater self-confidence, sees the reward that comes from hard work, learns the value of teamwork, and gains many other life skills that will benefit them wherever their future leads!
The choir season performances begin in August with That’s Entertainment. Fall Follies is our fall concert in October, and December brings the Sounds of the Season concert, holiday caroling and performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Show Choir competition will begin in late January and take us into the spring season. The final choir performance of the year, affectionately know as Broadway, includes all choirs and features our graduating seniors. It is always a very memorable show. It’s a busy year, but truly fun and rewarding.
Participation in the Grosse Pointe South Choir is truly a family affair, and we welcome and encourage parents and grandparents to get involved! As a Choir Booster organization we have many opportunities to help the choir, while becoming acquainted with some great people in the process. We look forward to getting to know you and your family as we volunteer together, attend concerts, events and fundraisers, and share memorable experiences. Please consider becoming a member of the Choir Boosters. The choir program depends on our membership dues to support expenses that the school budget does not cover. Joining the Boosters is a great way to stay involved with your children, their friends and the many families that make up our choir family.
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!
Sue and Andy Martin
Co-Presidents, Grosse Pointe South Choir Boosters, 2016-17
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: Andy and Sue Martin
Vice Presidents: Perry and Linda Calisi
Treasurer: Kim Lianos
Secretary: Laura Sanom
Membership: Elizabeth Connors
Fundraising: Susan Boehmer
PR and Communication: Ross and Ann Fleckenstein
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)