NHS Musical This Weekend!

We’ve had a great week here in choir beast land as we’ve jumped back into the swing of things! In case you are looking for something to do this weekend, the kids (I can still call them that right:) ) over at high school hit the ground running as well as they’ve been preparing to put on their performance of the hit musical “Newsies”! They would love to see you there! Here’s a little bit of info to pique your interest!

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This Disney Broadway production is based on the newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City that changed the child labor laws forever.  It’s filled with song, dance, drama and romance as Joseph Pulitzer is taken on by a group of ragamuffin kids.
Tickets are on sale through the website northridgetp.ludus.com for $12 each.  Tickets at the door will be $15. Bring the family for a night of great entertainment and support the Middlebury theater program.
Good luck to our NHS performers and hope you all have a great weekend!

Dinner donations!

Please remember your dinner donations for the Christmas Concert.  Our bill will be about $1500 and we can’t afford to pay for all of the kids ourselves. 🙂  Every donation, large or small will be appreciated.  You can send in your check/cash anytime this week or next.  The sooner the better (for our mental state!).    Thanks in advance for your generosity.   Mrs. A and Mr. NAMY_8094

Christmas Parent Letter Coming Home!

Even though we’re all probably working through Thanksgiving leftovers still, the NMS Choir Christmas Concert is just around the corner! Coming home with your daughter/son today is a parent letter detailing dates/times for rehearsals and concerts as well as some notes on where we are lacking in volunteers. We are in need of Concert Chaperones for all three grades, especially 7th and 8th grade show #2 (see sign-up genius for a full listing)

Just in case some forgetful little elves forget to bring it gift home to you, here’s a copy of the letter attached for your convenience! 🙂

Christmas Parent Letter 2019

Just the Guys Reminder

Hey Parents!

You should be receiving an All-Call phone message tonight reminding you that our first performance of the year, the Just the Guys concert is coming up in less than a month! Here are a few more tidbits of information so that you can have everything planned for the big day!images

*******Just FYI, the goal of this concert is to show our young men what they have to look forward to in the Northridge Middle School and Northridge High School Choral Programs. This small show builds camaraderie and self esteem for our guys by blending the two age groups together. Each year that we have done this, our young men have grown stronger and more confident singing immediately.

  • Just the Guys Concert will be Friday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m., in the high school auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:45 for the audience.
  • NMS Choir Ladies are encouraged to attend and support their choir “bros”, however it is not a mandatory performance for them.
  • NMS Choir Men should be dropped off in the NHS Pool/Performing Arts Parking Lot at Door 15. They should be there no later than 5:30 p.m. Rehearsal will begin promptly on stage at that time.
  • Each young man should come dressed in his Concert Attire: Black Pants, Black Socks, Black Shoes, White long sleeved button down dress shirt. The shirt must have a collar to place a tie under. *We do have a few “hand-me-downs” donated from last year. Let us know if you need help with pants or shoes.
  • Dinner will be provided for the boys.
  • This is a short concert. We expect it to conclude around 8pm.
  • This is a mandatory performance for the men in this course.
  • Any conflict forms for excused scheduling conflicts (weddings, performances, etc.) are due by this Friday, September 20th.

Thanks for your help to make this a special night for our students!

News! News! News!

 

2601b53e-3420-41cc-84e8-09c28fe96da5Saturday, January 26th we will have approximately 66 NMS students perform in the ISSMA Vocal and Ensemble Contest held at Fairfield High School.  This year we have two ensembles, 6 pianists, and a lot of students taking vocal solos.  Contest is free and open to the public.  Students in grades 6-12 from all of our area schools will get a chance to perform for judges.  These judges rate their performance on tone quality, dynamics, melody and rhythm accuracy, stage presence, breath support, etc.  Our students will receive gold, silver, or bronze medals after their performance.  Here is a schedule in case you would like to attend!  –>issma 2019 solo and ensemble contest – sheet1    

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We have received your signed yellow parent slips confirming that you are aware of the Semester II concert and rehearsal dates.  Thank you for sending that in.  It helps us more than you know.

We still have quite a few volunteer slots that remain open.  We will need to fill the following positions, so if you can still lend a hand in any of these areas please sign up using the Signup Genius tab on this page.

6th Grade Volunteer needs:  ISSMA Chaperones  – 4,   ISSMA Photographer – 1, Final Blast Dress Rehearsal Chaperones – 2, Final Blast Concert #1 Chaperoe 2, Final Blast Concert #2 Chaperones 5, Final Blast Ushers show #2 – 4, Final Blast Box office Show #2 – 1, Final Blast Dinner Crew – 9, Final Blast Photographer Show 1 and 2 – 1, Tear Down Crew – 4.

7th Grade Volunteer needs:  ISSMA Locker Decorations for periods 1 and 2, ISSMA Chaperones – 3, Issma Photographer – 1, Final Blast Dress Rehearsal Chaperone – 1, Final Blast Chaperones Concert #1- 3, Final Blast Chaperones Concert #2  – 2.  Tear Down Crew – 2, Ushers for show #2 – 3, Box office Show 1 and 2 – 1 each, Dinner Crew – 8, Photographer for show 1 and 2 – 1 each. 

8th Grade Volunteer needs:  ISSMA Locker Decorations for periods 6 and 7, ISSMA Chaperones – 3, ISSMA Photographer – 1, Final Blast Dress Rehearsal Chaperone – 2, Final Blast Concert Chaperone for Show #1- 3, Final Blast Concert Chaperone for Show #2 -3, Final Blast Ushers for show 1 and 2 – 3 each show, Dinner Crew – 10, Final Blast Locker Decorations periods 6 and 7, Photographer Show 2.

And now…… the top beasts for weeks 15 and 16!  These kids have been outstanding in class!

6th Grade: Rylie Esparza, Braden Franks, Ava Gilbert, Maicey Hardy, Seth Miller

7th Grade: Ryan Gibson, Faith Miller, Bella Nickell, Skye Stachel, Natalie Yoder

8th Grade: Tame Baylis, Lila Bontrager, Aubrey Byers, Lauren Hainlin, Bennett Leisure, Damon Ringer, Jatzairy Sanchez.