Dear Choir Parents,
Welcome back! We hope you all have a stress-free return to school this week.
We have a few Choir items you may want to know:
INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR CHOIR TO POLAND AND AUSTRIA— Our Ambassador choir represented our program and our community incredibly well in Europe this past week. We are so grateful to Chris Pratt, Andy Haines and Richard Wolf for making this once-in-a-lifetime experience available to interested students. Thank you Chris, Andy and Richard! Thank you too to our fantastic trip coordinator, Karen Ryan, whose organization made the trip run so smoothly. And thank you to the parent chaperones who ensured our students were where they needed to be when they needed to be there! A wonderful time was had by all in attendance!
As a reminder to families, this is a biennial event. If your student is interested, you may want to defray costs by taking advantage of the several ways to make money in your student’s choir savings account: eg. selling sponsorships, ads, extra coupon books…. With two years until the next trip, there is time to earn a lot! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
WINTER SPECTACULAR TICKETS ON SALE NOW-- Tickets for the rescheduled March 4th Winter Spectacular Concert are now on sale (again). Click here to reserve your seats http://www.gpsouthchoir.org/winter-spectacular-performance-2020/
COMPETITION REHEARSALS WITH ANDY THIS WEEK— Dress rehearsals for the Winter Spectacular concert and Bishop Luers competition will be in the MPR this week as follows: Tuesday 2/25 Pointe Singers 3:15-6:00pm, Tower Belles 5-8:15pm; Wednesday 2/26 Tower Belles 3:15-5:30pm, Pointe Singers 4:30-6:15pm.
SPRING FLING PLANNING COMMITTEE WANTS YOU— Each year choir throws a party for its adult members and friends in mid-May. It is our final big fundraiser of the year and is almost as much fun to attend as it is to plan with a group that each year proves to be creative, lively and fun. The next planning committee meeting is this Thursday 2/27 at Maria Riccobono’s home 814 Harcourt at 7pm. All are welcome to join in. It is a great way to meet new people and get involved as much or as little as you would like.
The committee will be accepting wine donations with a retail value of at least $20 for the wine pull. If anyone has a collection, or access to good wine at a discount, or simply is willing to donate a bottle or two, we will be collecting bottles at the 3/24 committee meeting, location tbd.
Reminder--BISHOP LUERS COMPETITION HOTEL— We have secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn North in Fort Wayne Indiana for those attending the Bishop Luers Competition. Our students and chaperones are not staying at this hotel. There are double rooms, regularly $134 available for $114, reserved for us on 3/6 and 3/7. Call the hotel at 260-442-3040 and ask for the GP South Choir block of rooms. Note: it is choir tradition for parents to meet in the hotel lobby after competition for snacks and beverages to celebrate our competition successes. The block is still open for a few more days so call soon.
Reminder--GROSSE POINTE THEATER SCHOLARSHIPS- Each spring GPT offers scholarships to undergraduate students attending a theater camp this summer, and seniors attending an accredited college or university next school year. The 2020 rules and regulations and the Application form were attached to the last 2 choir emails. The application deadline is April 18th, and the auditions will be held on April 26 at 2:00pm at 315 Fisher Road.
Reminder--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE-- Our next Charity Gaming event (and final for this school year) will be Thursday March 26th - Sunday March 29th. Again they are day shifts at One Eyed Jacks. Please consider volunteering for a shift. Click here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca7238-volunteer3 . (Please Note this is the same weekend as our Chicago competition, so we especially need parents to volunteer who are not attending the competition! Thank you.)
Thank you for supporting your student’s Choir program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
With Warmest Regards,
Laura Sanom-Fleming and
2019-20 Choir Booster Presidents