Banquet Information Re: Weather

Dear parents & students of ORHS Choir,

We hope you all are safe from the weather the last few days. Because the venue and food had to be paid for in advance, we cannot get our money back because they’re cooking the food and we are using the room as I’m typing this at the church.

We will postpone the start time to the banquet to 7pm and will still end at 9pm. We ask all of you to take precaution, and if you cannot leave your neighborhood due to safety concerns, STAY HOME! 

We will have a very last minute movie social on Thursday from 12-2pm. Bring a drink and snack to share and we can watch phantom of the opera. If you cannot be at banquet tonight, we will do a repeat of the awards on Thursday during the social.

Please be careful out there!

Carla Summers & JR Smith

All State 2016-2017

All State music packets are in the choir room. If you are considering trying out next school year, take a packet and sign the sheet attached to the box.

Take a TREBLE packet if you are trying out as a Soprano 1,Soprano 2, Alto 1, or Alto 2.
Take a TENOR/BASS packet if you are trying out as Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Bass 1, or Bass 2.

Once you take a packet, do the following:
1. Put your name on the packet and on the front of every piece of music
2. Use a PENCIL and label all measure numbers for each piece
3. Have a director check the songs to make sure they are numbered correctly
4. If you are 100% sure on the voice part you will audition on, highlight your part
5. Use YouTube to hear recordings of the songs while you await choir camps & part CDs.

All State Choir Camps:
Several colleges around the state are holding choir camps throughout the summer. SFA, SHSU, UoH, and Lamar are great camps with decent prices. To look at websites and information for camps do the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the “For Students” link
  3. Click the “Summer 2016 Choir Camp” link

Choir Camp SPECIAL!!!!
Mr. Smith will be working the Lone Star College – North Harris All State Choir Camp in July. If Oak Ridge has 10 or more students attend, Lone Star will give our students a discounted price. Currently the tuition is $89. Our discounted price will be $70. Click the link to download the attachment for all information pertaining to the camp. If you decide to attend, please fill out the form and return it to Mr. Smith with a blank check made out to Lone Star College – North Harris, as soon as possible. He will turn in the forms and payment together when camp begins. This is the only way the discount will be accepted.

Choir Camp Form_2016[1]

SHSU Camp – If you are planning to go to the SHSU camp from July 10-13, Mrs. Summers will be a rehearsal accompanist. Any ORHS students that attend will receive a $35 discount.

University of Texas Camp – If you plan to go to the UT camp June 15-18, there will be a discount TBD. Mrs. Summers is a section leader for this camp.

Weekly Updates (2 more weeks!)

Officer Applications & Elections

Officer applications can be found on the “Documents” page on the menu bar. You can also download it HERE

The paperwork is due Thursday, May 26 at 7 AM. If you are applying for the president or vice president, links need to be sent to Mrs. Summers by Wednesday, May 25 at 6 PM.

If you are elected to be an officer, you need to attend the officer meeting on Friday, June 3 from 10AM-12PM to talk about the upcoming school year and the summer workshop in San Antonio at the end of July. More info to come at that meeting.


If you haven’t purchased banquet tickets, you have two more days to do that. The booster club will not sell banquet tickets at the door. You may purchase them before school in the choir room between 6:50-7:15 AM on Friday, May 20 or Monday, May 23.

Seniors – your speeches for the banquet will be due Thursday, May 26 before 1st period. You may not speak at banquet if this is late.

Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest

If you received a superior rating (I) on a Class 1 solo or ensemble, you will be participating in the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest. The contest itself is held in Austin, TX on Monday, May 30. The students will be leaving Sunday, May 29. The itinerary & contest information is posted below. Please read thoroughly!

2016 TSSEC Itinerary

Pop Show Details

Good Evening Parents & Students!

What a full three days we have had preparing for this week’s pop show performances. Everything is shaping up for a fantastic show. The pop show rehearsal/performance times have been posted around the choir room for the students, on the choir website, and on the online calendar all school year. There was an error regarding ending times for Tuesday and Wednesday on the choir website. The directors apologize for any confusion or issues this may have caused. The call time (attendance in auditorium) for Thursday and Friday night has also been posted on the online calendar throughout the school year and is still set at 5:30pm.

Students need to arrive at ORHS by 5:15pm to give them time to leave their outfits/belongings in their respective changing areas. Doors will open for the general audience at 6:30pm and Encore begins at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 or online until 1:00pm both Thursday and Friday. Bring the receipt with you to the ticket table.

Booster Club is still in need for volunteers for Friday night’s performance. Please e-mail Kristin Peters at if you would like to help out. We very much appreciate everything you do for the choir program and students.

Banquet tickets will also be sold both nights for $22 per person. Banquet is Friday, May 27th at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Another Weekly Update

We made it to Friday and are less than 1 week away from Encore! 2016

The fees list has been updated and it is now only ONE PAGE LONG!! Fees Owed
If you pay by check, make sure your DOB and DL# are on the check. Otherwise it will not be accepted. Checks can be made out to ORHS.

Thank you to all who auditioned in class for the solo. We are so lucky to have students who are talented and willing to put themselves out there in front of their peers. We are very proud of you and all that you do for ORHS Choirs.
The solo in Applause goes to Chelsea Andrews!

Please remember to bring in your $10 for the trip to work with Voces 8 on May 17th.

A baby photo and current/senior photo needs to be e-mailed to Blake Vuong ASAP to be put into the Senior Slideshow for banquet. E-mail them to

You also need to send a senior/current photo to the Boosters for decorations at Banquet. Please send them to

SENIOR Banquet Speeches:
If you would like to speak at banquet, please have your speech turned into
Mrs. Summers or Mr. Smith by Monday, May 23rd. We will not accept late speeches!

Banquet Tickets:
Ticket sales for banquet are still going on before school every Monday and Friday in the choir room. Tickets are $22. They will also be sold at Pop Show next week.

POP SHOW: Encore! 2016
Encore will Thursday and Friday May 12 & 13 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.

Words to songs for you to practice can be found here: LYRICS

We do need help from parents to sell tickets for both pop show and banquet, supervise students near the changing rooms, and monitor the auditorium doors during the show. Any parent who helps out, will receive a free admission for the other night of pop show. If you want to help, please contact the Choir Booster President. Kristen Peters can be reached at or 832-515-2774.

Pop Show Attire

The show order can be found in the following link. PLEASE NOTE THE OUTFITS COLUMN, and start getting your performance attire together. Your pop show shirt will be distributed to you all during class on Thursday & Friday. There are two tabs at the bottom of the sheet for Thursday and Friday.

If you were given a solo, Mrs. Summers needs the MP3 file by FRIDAY MORNING (email or flash drive). Thank you!

Encore! 2016 Show Order