MPA FINAL NOTICE
Parents: Thank you, again, for helping me make this important event a success. We now have enough chaperones. However, all parents are invited to see us perform at Mandarin HS; Treble Choir at 11:45, Mixed Chorus at 12:45. Please remember that this is a mandatory event as described in the Chorus Handbook and discussed repeatedly since August. Absent a doctor’s note, any student missing MPA’s this Friday will likely fail the course.
Chaperones: Your job begins as soon as we get to Mandarin HS. Please help students get settled in to their seats in the auditorium and keep them reasonably calm until 11:00. Once the concert block has begun, students MUST remain silent during performances and hushed in between choruses. All cell phones must remain OFF and in their bag or pocket. If a judge sees a phone or notices noise coming from our seats, we can be disqualified. Thank you for your help. We couldn’t do it without you! At 1:00, we will go to the courtyard for lunch. We may go back into the auditorium for another block or (weather permitting) stay outside. Your help keeping them reasonably calm will be appreciated. Those chaperones who need to leave early can do so after 1:00.
Students: Come dressed, if possible. Come straight to the Chorus Room. We leave at 9:40 SHARP! Bring a bag with: a change of clothes, a portable phone charger (if you wish), snacks, water bottle, sun screen, and towel to sit on.
Your phone can not be heard or seen from 11:00 until 1:00. Anyone breaking that rule will get a referral.
Please make sure you see me before leaving early so I can mark you down. If you are taking the bus back to LAJH, please make a plan with your parents. Perhaps, call them as soon as we cross the Buckman Bridge. Otherwise, have them waiting at LAJH at 6:00 PM. DO NOT MAKE ME WAIT FOR YOUR PARENTS. We will be picked up from Mandarin HS as soon as the bus drivers complete their Jr. High runs and make it to us. I’m hopeful that will be by 5:15.
ALL: Any questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be checking my e-mail all night. Please remember… an e-mail from you telling me your child can not attend does not mean he/she won’t fail the course. This is the MOST important concert will perform all year. It’s our FSA and EOC exam all rolled up into one. Thank you for your help!! Our arts programs thrive because parents want it to! Your trust in us doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated!
September 14 Chorus & Uniform fees due to Mr. Gould
September 15 All-State Test Part 1 8:30 AM at Lavilla
September 20 Selected Mixed Chorus performs at Ag. Mtg
September 24 Fall Fundraiser Begins
October 2 FALL FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 7:00 PM
October 4 Mixed Chorus performs at Board Mtg.
October 8 Fundraising $ is Due to Mr. Gould
October 13 All-State Test Part 1 8:30 AM at Lavilla
November 1-2 Chorus Pictures
December 1 District Jr. Thespians at LAJH
December 11 CHORUS WINTER CONCERT 7:00 PM
December 17-19 Drama Classes present "Us and Them"
January 10-12 All-State Chorus in Tampa
January 14 All-County Chorus Auditions
Talent Show Auditions during school
January 24 All-County Chorus Rehearsal
January 27 All-County Chorus Rehearsal
January 28 All-County Chorus Rehearsal/Concert
February 1-2 State Jr. Thespians in Orlando
March 8 Chorus MPA's at Mandarin H.S.
March 12 Chorus "Clay MPA" at Lakeside Jr. H
March 14 Tiger Talent Show run-through
March 15 Disney money is due
April 25 & 26 Performances of OKLAHOMA!
May 20 Chorus Spring Concert
May 31 Chorus Disney Trip