Information From Directors for

JUNIOR HONORS CHOIR RETURNING CANDIDATES

If you need to contact or reply to Director Mrs. Donna Knott
    please email tdknott@comcast.net

September 9 and 17, 2019
Dear JHC Parents & Singers,

Orientation on October 13 is just around the corner. We hope you will register this week!

This week’s information includes:
Seeking Logistics Coordinators
  Communication
Orientation
Rehearsal tracks are on our website 
Honors Choir Handbook

Seeking a Logistics Coordinator:
This is a paid position.
See the website Forms page for the job description and application.
We are seeking a present 7th or 8th grade parent.

Communication
It is your responsibility to visit the Student Center page of the York County Honors Choirs website to click on the link for Weekly Information from Your Directors. Emails will soon be discontinued.

Orientation: 
FIND YOUR MUSIC ~ Benedictus, Why We Sing, Star-Spangled Banner
         oGuys ~ new music will be given to you because of your voice change
         oGirls ~ new music will not be given to you
Wear your JHC t-shirt
Girls: hair up and off of your face
Guys: bangs away from eyes

Orientation Schedule - October 13
12:45 Boys arrive (no parents yet)

          Volunteer fathers strike the sanctuary and set with risers

1:00  Boys voice identification

1:30  Girls arrive (no parents yet)

1:40 Combined rehearsal begins

2:45  Parents arrive

3:00 Combined student & parent meeting

4:00  Girls voice identification while parents remain

         Boys and their parents leave

        Volunteer fathers strike the sanctuary and return it to its original glory :)

4:40  Girls and parents leave


Rehearsal Tracks on the Website:
The following Audition Rehearsal tracks can be found on our website Student Center page: Benedictus, Why We Sing, Star-Spangled Banner and I Was Here.  
2-3 more songs will be added at a later time for the November 9 audition.

Honors Choir Handbook:
This can be found on our website Student Center page.
Encourage those who are interested in the choir to review this new handbook.
It will help to answer questions you or they may have.

See you October 13!
Donna Knott & Susan Feldmann



September 3, 2019
Dear JHC Candidates and Parents,

If you submitted a registration form and fee, Mrs. Knott, Mrs. Feldmann, and the JHC staff are looking forward to seeing student and parent(s)/guardian(s) at Orientation on Sunday, October 13. Please, carefully review the schedule for the day. While our focus is teaching and preparing each candidate for your November audition, we work diligently on scheduling so as not to waste precious parent(s)/guardian(s) time.

Orientation Schedule:

12:45 Boys arrive (no parents yet)

          Volunteer fathers strike the sanctuary and set with risers

1:00  Boys voice identification

1:30  Girls arrive (no parents yet)

1:40 Combined rehearsal begins

2:45  Parents arrive

3:00 Combined student & parent meeting

4:00  Girls voice identification while parents remain

         Boys and their parents leave

        Volunteer fathers strike the sanctuary and return it to its original glory :)

4:40  Girls and parents leave

Please take note 🎶 of the additional parent meeting on Saturday, November 16 during the last hour of the Ice Breaker, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. The focus of this meeting will be on the trip to Carnegie Hall.

Sincerely,
Donna Knott & Sue Feldmann


August 28, 2019
Welcome Back JHC Parents & Returning Candidates!!!

Mrs. Feldmann, Mrs. Waltimyer, Mrs. Carpenter, Carol and I are looking forward to seeing everyone (parent and singers) at Orientation on October 13. The weekly information is now officially beginning. By now you know it will be your responsibility to check our website Student Center page for the weekly communication. The information can be found there each Tuesday or Wednesday. It will no longer come from my personal email address.

We are so anxious to get our season rolling. The Honors Choirs office and JHC staff have been cranking out plans and details since August 1.  

This week’s information includes:

  •   Registration begins
  •   Seeking Logistics Coordinators
  •   Rehearsal tracks are on our website 
  •   Honors Choir Handbook

Registration:

  •   Returning candidates (you) must register again this year.  
  •   Registration packets and registration link can be found on the website Student Center page.
  •   Make note of the SCHEDULE that is included with registration packets. Mark you calendar now with these dates!
  •   You should NOT receive your information from your school choral director, private teacher, church director.  
  •   If you have someone to recommend, send their name AND email address to Donna Knott (tdknott@comcast.net). We cannot communicate without their email address. Please be sure that their character, passion for singing, level of musicianship and willingness to work as a team member are above average.

Seeking a Logistics Coordinator:

  •   This is a paid position.
  •   See the website Forms page for the job description and application.
  •   We are seeking a present 7th or 8th grade parent.

Rehearsal Tracks on the Website:

  •   Auditions are going to be more competitive than ever due to our trip to Carnegie Hall.
  •   You may wish to begin preparing for your November 9 audition.
  •   The following Audition Rehearsal tracks can be found on our website Student Center page: Benedictus, Why We Sing, Star-Spangled Banner and I Was Here.  
  •   2-3 more songs will be added at a later time for the November 9 audition.

Honors Choir Handbook:

  •   Encourage those who are interested in the choir to review this new handbook.
  •   It will help to answer questions you or they may have.

See you October 13!
Donna Knott & Susan Feldmann