Solo & Ensemble Schedule FINAL

There have been a handful of students that have dropped the competition, so your solo time may be adjusted by up to 12 minutes. Please check the FINAL schedule below as of 7:45am on January 30, 2015 for your official time. Thank you for your patience! And remember, please be there 30-45 minutes prior to your performance time in case your judge’s room is running early.

FINAL SCHEDULE as of 7:45am January 30, 2015 Solo & Ensemble

DELAYED Weekly Updates January 12-16, 20-23

Hello ORHS Choir students & parents! You guys get a double digest of the weekly updates. Sorry for the delay! 🙂

UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition – College Park High School, Jan 30 & 31

PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUDGE # AND TIME! It may have changed!

Solo & Ensemble FINAL SCHEDULE

Solo & Ensemble Information – Information given to students in class

Please let me know ASAP if you see the following:
1) Your name isn’t on the list
2) You requested specifically for Friday or Saturday prior to the January 16 deadline, and the schedule is incorrect.

If your name is highlighted in yellow, it is RECOMMENDED that you travel with us on the school bus to College Park HS. Please let me know if you fall into one of the two following categories:

1) You were planning on driving yourself to College Park HS and your name is highlighted.
2) Your name is NOT highlighted and you definitely need a ride to College Park HS because you cannot find a ride.

NYC Trip

Final payment is February 9. Please deduct $50 from the final student payment of $180 because the ORHS Choir Booster Club donated $50 per student going on the trip.

If student is currently ineligible (failing grade at the 2nd 9 week report card grade, also known as MP2 for marking period 2), they have until February 9 to bring ALL of their grades to passing.

Students that sold candles will be told how much to deduct from their overall final payments sometime next week.

Upcoming Dates

Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Wednesday, February 11-Saturday, February 14
San Antonio, Texas

Elementary Feeder Rehearsal & Concert (A Cappella & Men’s Choir Only!)
Thursday, February 19, 4:30-6:30pm (elementary schools only)
Monday, February 23, 3-5:15pm (A Cappella & Men rehearsal & combined with elementary students)
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm Concert at The Woodlands United Methodist Church

Voces 8 Workshop (A Cappella Choir Only!)
Thursday, February 19 – leave from ORHS at 3:00pm, return at 9:00pm (let’s plan to have dinner in Houston)

Spring Trip (NYC Trip Participants)
Thursday, March 12 – Monday, March 16

Pre-UIL Spring Concert (ALL CHOIR MEMBERS)
Monday, March 30, 7:00pm Concert at ORHS Auditorium

Cantabile & Concert Women Combined Rehearsals
To Be Determined

Weekly Update January 5-9

Happy new year and welcome back to school! We hope all the students and families were able to spend time with each other and are fully rested for the 2nd half of the school year. A lot of exciting things are happening in the next few months!

UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition

The official competition date is Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. The majority of the Oak Ridge singers will be competing on Friday, January 30 unless there is a school related conflict. Each singer receives a 6 minute slot to compete, and the time slots are between 5pm-10pm on Friday, and most likely Saturday morning (the schedule has not been created, but in the past ORHS has competed Saturday morning).

Competition will be held at College Park High School, and the first 50 singers on Friday will be asked to ride the bus from ORHS at 3:15pm over to College Park HS so as not to be late for their judge. All students must find rides home from CPHS, there will not be any transportation back to ORHS after the competition is over at 10pm.

The students and/or parents must email Mrs. Summers or give her a written note stating that they must go on Saturday.

Check the link on the menu bar of the website for your solo. If you cannot find it at this moment, please visit and type in the title of your song along with the composer name and use that source as your practice until later this week when Mrs. Summers and Mr. Smith have time to make recordings.

Voice Lessons Contracts

Please contact one of the following voice teachers if you are interested in taking voice lessons to help you on your solo performances. They will be willing to come out for more days if you can pay for this month’s lessons. Fill out one of their contracts and return with a check written out to the teacher.

Mr. Hunt Voice Contract

Mrs. Smith Voice Contract

Candles & Moore Fundraiser

The candle fundraiser is due on Friday, January 16. Please turn them in promptly so we can get the items ordered immediately.

NYC Trip

Final two payments (follow payment schedule as planned or contact Mrs. Summers about how much you owe)

Thursday January 15 – $350

Monday February 9 – $180

If you have not paid the December payment, that payment was in the amount of $350.

Elementary Festival Concert – A Cappella Women & Mens Choir Only

The elementary schools that feed into Oak Ridge HS will be combining their 4th grade choirs for a festival performance. The A Cappella Women and Mens Choir will be participating in this concert.

The rehearsal and performance dates will be announced in class. The dates are also posted on the calendar page on Charms.

Please update your Charms information if you haven’t done so already. If you’re not sure how to do that, please refer to the last blog post.

Thanks for reading this far! See you Monday!