Una Vocé 2016-2017

Please see the attached list for UnaVoce 2016-17.

Thank you ALL for investing so much of your time and energy in the audition process for the 2016­-2017 Chamber Choir. Obviously, this is an incredibly competitive process, but unfortunately there cannot be a place for everyone. I am so proud of each and every one of you. What amazing and talented students we have at Lee’s Summit West!

The following criteria was used to select this choir:
● Solo Performance (tone quality, accuracy, intonation, diction, musicality)
● Sight­ Reading (pitch, rhythm, fluency, intonation)
● Ensemble Singing (tone quality/color, intonation, “blendability”, rehearsal etiquette, preparation of music, independence, contribution.
● “Every day is an audition” ­ Teacher Recommendations, grades, attendance, classroom behavior, work ethic, contribution to daily rehearsal

If you would like to speak with me regarding your audition, my door is always open. I am asking, however, that you please wait 24 hours before coming to talk to me or to send an e­mail – I know this particular audition can be very emotional. It is always best to distance yourself from the emotion of it all first – that is the reason for the 24 hours. Please follow the same “grace period” for parent contact, if you or your parents feel that is necessary.

Looking for a few volunteers to help stuff Award envelopes

Good morning,

I’m looking for about four people that are willing to come over to help my wife and I stuff award envelopes tonight starting about 6:30pm. We won’t go any later than 9pm regardless of how far or not far we get.

The main goal is to get the hundreds (yes hundreds) of certificates into envelopes tonight.

Thank you,

Brent Grigsby
Music Parents President

Send Mr. Harrel an email if you’re interested and he’ll get you the address!

Call Times for this evening

Looking forward to a fabulous and high energy evening. At the moment we are nearly sold out of tickets – we do have a handful left, those are first come first served. The doors to the PAC open at 6:15.

Call Times (meet in CHOIR room)

Men’s Choir – 6:50
Freshman Women – 7:30
Women’s Choir – 8:00
Concert Choir – 8:30

See you tonight!

FNL – Friday Night Live for ALL choir members

Dear Choir Families:

“Friday Night Live” is approaching quickly and is Friday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. If you are new to the choral program, “Friday Night Live” is the primary fundraiser for the Choral Department, and the funds raised at this event sustain the choral department for the next school year.

FNL is a student-led variety show that features all of the LSW choirs as well as soloists and small groups. It is a high energy and entertaining night, and the kids have an incredible show this year! We have gone over all of this information with classes, so the kids should be able to provide information as well.

FNL T-Shirts: T-Shirts will be on sale TOMORROW, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th. The T-shirts are adult sizes Small through XXL. They are $13.00 per shirt and sizes are limited (first come first served). Shirts may be picked up Friday morning. Please make checks payable to LSW.

Tickets: Anyone attending FNL must have a ticket. There are two types of tickets available: General Admission Tickets and VIP Tickets. All tickets are currently selling at lunch and out of the choir office.

General Admission Tickets are $7.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. Seats are first come, first served and seating may be limited unless you arrive early to stand in line. The doors to the PAC will open at 6:15 p.m.

VIP Tickets are $20.00 and are assigned seats in the first several rows of the Center Section of the PAC. Advantages to a VIP Ticket are 1) having the best-available reserved seat 2) enjoying a front and center view 3) no waiting in line or needing to arrive early

Costumes: All classes have planned their costumes. Please ask your student what their costume requirements are and they will be able to tell you.

** Performance at FNL is a required part of each student’s semester grade. Students must perform with their choir in order to earn their concert points. Since this is a fundraising event, students who want to watch the show from the PAC must purchase a ticket for themselves. Watching the show from the PAC is not required for a grade.

Thank you for supporting FNL! We look forward to seeing you next weekend for a great show!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

Congratulations Titan Band Students on a successful MSHSAA State Music Festival on Saturday!

Please congratulate the following students for earning the following honors at the MSHSAA State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia:

Exemplary "1" Rating
Patrick Hu – clarinet solo
Michelle Liu – alto sax solo
Chad Fischer – tenor sax solo
Julia Krause, Kate Mosier, Janine Nunes – woodwind trio
Ben DeJonge, Patrick Hu, Jillian Kirkpatrick – clarinet trio
Peyton Culcager, Chad Fischer, Haley Lykins – tenor sax trio
Haley Lykins – tenor sax solo
Chad Fischer – piano solo
Justin Nitz – french horn solo

Outstanding "2" Rating
Kate Mosier – flute solo
Trevor Allen – timpani solo
Zach DiPardo – snare drum solo
Emily Wiencek – clarinet solo
Peyton Gilbert – tuba solo
Alec Sebelien – piano solo
Michelle Liu – piano solo
David Burre, Kaitie Butler, Peyton Gilbert, Justin Nitz, Jaret Workman – brass quintet
Zach Turner – trumpet solo

What a great day is was!!

Physicals and Cavalcade and Trash Bags, oh my!

PhysicalsHave you signed up to get a physical at our clinic NEXT Saturday, May 7th. Deadline to register is tomorrow night (Friday, April 29th). Here is the link to register:
Physical Exam sign up

Monday, May 2 – Freshman Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, volunteers from Symphonic Band
Concert begins at 7pm. All students should be in their concert attire (tuxedo or dress) and in their seat by 6:45pm to avoid being tardy.
AFTER the concert, all BOYS not in Symphonic Band will be turning in their tuxedo pants, jacket, and cummerbund in the band room. Please have them bring a change of clothes to go home in.

Tuesday, May 3 – Symphonic Band and Jazz Band
Concert begins at 7pm. All students should be in their concert attire (tuxedo or dress) and in their seat by 6:45pm to avoid being tardy.
AFTER the concert, all BOYS will be turning in their tuxedo pants, jacket, and cummerbund in the band room. Please have them bring a change of clothes to go home in.

Trash Bags
IF you participated in the trashbag fundraiser, the trashbags will need to be picked up after school on Thursday, May 5th in the band room.

Have a great weekend!