Choir Parents this is a confusing time of year because we have two different signups for volunteers. (please keep reading) The first one is the one we put out at the beginning of the year on the sign up genius tab. This one covers our own personal needs such as chaperones, photographers, phone moms, locker decorations, etc. Every choir parent is asked (with a pretty please and a cherry on top) to sign up for 1 or 2 spots on the yearly concert schedule. The second sign up is the Swing Fry Volunteer list. Each choir parent per home is asked to sign up for a shift or two for this huge event. There are also areas you can support the fundraiser such as the bake sale, silent auction, or ad sales. To volunteer for the Swingfry event you should go to the parent info tab on this website. (Keep reading please)
Currently we are short volunteers on the signup genius list in the following areas:
6th grade all filled!!! But we still need balcony chaperones in the 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 p.m. slots. This is a easy job. You watch over our students in the high school balcony monitoring their behavior. Detention slips will be available to hand to misbehaving students. (You may skip to the last two paragraphs. 🙂
7th grade is looking good, but scary in the area of dress rehearsal chaperones. We need 4 more! Yikes. Pease help out. Details are on sign up genius. We also still need balcony chaperones in the 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 p.m. slots. This is a easy job. You watch over our students in the high school balcony monitoring their behavior. Detention slips will be available to hand to misbehaving students. (You may skip to the last two paragraphs. 🙂
8th grade has their slots full except we need 1 person to do locker decorations. We also still need balcony chaperones in the 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 p.m. slots. This is a easy job. You watch over our students in the high school balcony monitoring their behavior. Detention slips will be available to hand to misbehaving students. (keep reading)
On the SwingFry Volunteer signup we are slowly getting people to fill spots. This event is a fundraiser for our choral program. There will be 4000+ people throughout the afternoon coming to eat and watch our performances. That is why we ask every single choir parent to sign up for one or more positions on the parent info tab. I am seeing some of your names on the list but not all. Please let’s all lend a hand for this important fund raiser!
Would you please take the time to sign up as soon as possible? That would settle your poor director’s pulse down!
Please make sure that when you sign up for SwingFry Volunteer Positions that you don’t sign up under sign up genius. It is under the Parent Forms and info tab.
Secondly we still need at least 5 more men to help move risers during our shows. If you can help please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our very first concert is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. We need dads to help move dance risers as a team from 3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. on the NHS stage. If we could get a group of 10 I think that should be enough. Will you please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you are available. Our kids will all be singing from 3:45 – 6 in different time slots. You will get to see their performance from stage or the side wings if you prefer! This would also get you a free ticket for all shows. Let me know! We need you! Mrs. Armington
Monday we are sending home the final details on the JTG event. In case you haven’t received the other posts here is the low-down!
JTG is a mandatory event for only boys in choir. They will be meeting the high school guys to rehearse for the Swing Fry Concert in November. The event takes place from 3:45 until 5:30pm. A change in venue has happened. We will be meeting at NMS not NHS! So please plan on picking them up in tha back parking lot no later than 5:30 pm. I need you on time because my dog Remi doesn’t like it when I’m late!😝
During this event the boys will be fed Pizza,pop, and brownies. We need at least 2-3 parents to help serve and clean up. These parents will get a chance to hear the young men practicing on stage! They would need to be at NMS (choir and band hallway) by 4:00 One may have to go get the Pizzas from Pizza Hut. Please send me an email if you’d like to help. It should be fun watching the big guys with our littler ones! Thanks for your help in making this happen. It ends up being an unforgettable moment for our boys!
I’m not sure what has happened but each grade is missing volunteers in many areas. We can’t pull off concerts and dress rehearsals without parents behind the scenes. Please take a moment and look at the signup genius tab at the top of this page. Areas of greatest concern are chaperones, locker decorations, and ushers for each show. Please find a way to give us an hour or two. Thanks, Mrs. Armington
Dear Parents (of Choir Boys), 9/19/22
On the choir calendar you see that the Just the Guys Event is coming up on Thursday, October 6. This will no longer be our JTG’s Concert it will be a party and rehearsal time for all of our boys and the high school guys to get together to practice for Swing Fry (Sat. November 12). The boys will ride buses over to the high school at 3:45 and stay from 4- 5:30. Please plan on picking your child up at 5:30 and no later. That will help us a lot. We will have pizza, pop, and dessert for them and play some mixer games together then rehearse on stage our two Swingfry numbers. This is a mandatory event for all boys.
We are adding a JtG’s Concert into our schedule. It will take place in early February. We are still working on the date so I’ll have to pass that on to you at a later time. Please check the choir website for updates on that show.
Sincerely, Mrs. Armington
The following are activities that your child will be invited to:
6th Skating party at Eby Pines, Tuesday, Sept, 27 6 – 7:30 p.m.
7th Grade costume party and scavenger hunt, NMS, Thursday October 27th, 3:45- 5:15 p.m.
8th Grade Bowling Party at Strikes and Spares in Mishawaka, Oct 10 from Buses will leave at 3:05 return to NMS at 6:15 p.m.
The following is a mandatory rehearsal and show for all choir guys. Just The Guys Concert: Thursday, October 6. Show is at 7:00. Rehearsal after school.
Just a friendly reminder that the 25 dollar choir fee is due on Tuesday, August 30th. If you are unable to afford paying at this time just send in a note letting us know your plan for payment. Thank you!