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    


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.

One Last Christmas Note


We had a very Cool Yule last weekend and Christmas is almost is here in just a few short days! Our Christmas concert DVD’s were dropped off this afternoon and should be coming home with your student (7th graders will get theirs tomorrow morning). We also have a few extra copies (about 10 DVDs and a couple Blu-ray’s) that we ordered just in case it had slipped your mind to order. We’ll sell them tomorrow until they’re gone! First come first serve!

Also we have added a heaping helping of more Christmas pictures on the NMS Choir Beast Facebook page ( check them out for some wonderful snapshots of a fantastic show! Lots more can be found here as well! A huge thank you to our wonderful Photo-moms who helped us out by taking pictures!!

Have a very Merry Christmas from the NMS Choir!:)

The Annual Band vs Choir Dodgeball Deathmatch is quickly approaching, and if you hadn’t heard the Mr. Cone and the NMS Band threw down the gauntlet earlier this week (Video for Reference), so we couldn’t just not respond.:) Hope to see all of you choir beasts there after school Tuesday (3:45 to 5:00) to help defend our current reign as dodgeball champions!!!


Must Watch!

*Try #2! 🙂

8th graders: Carlie Weaver, Meghan Mansfield, Nicholas Gorden, Mandy Dyson, and Hailey Thompson sang our National Anthem acapella and in 3 part harmony this morning at the 5K. They were outstanding. Great job Choir Beasts! (Sad to say, but it sounds like your definitely ready for High School!) Heres the video!!