Week Back Reminders

We are excited to have everyone back at school tomorrow!  The next two weeks are very busy so be sure to check your calendars to know what’s on the horizon.  Below you will find reminders about the upcoming week.

-Symphonic Choir rehearses 2:40-3:30 tomorrow afternoon.

-Symphonic Choir members are to turn in $10 to Brandon Miller for t-shirts ASAP.  We will be wearing these Tuesday on our day trip.

Symphonic Choir travels to Portland Tuesday CLICK HERE FOR THE ITINERARY Students will be excused from school all day.  Please be sure your robe is at school, you bring your music and a pencil, concert attire, money for lunch, and know you will have a pizza dinner at Union HS.

Symphonic Choir & Chanteuse sing at the Greater Valley Conference Choir Festival at West Salem High School on Tuesday, April 7.  Chanteuse will arrive at West Salem High School at 3:00PM and sing at 4:00PM.  Symphonic Choir will arrive at West Salem High School at 7:00PM and are the last choir to sing of the festival at 8:00PM.  Be prepared to sing, sightread and observe other great choirs from our Greater Valley Conference!  Remember there will not be transportation provided for this event.

Southernaires will rehearse every morning this week and have an after school rehearsal.  Southernaires after school rehearsals (one day a week only) will continue until the completion of the Willamette Jazz Festival (April 24).  Be sure to have reviewed “Bunch of Blues,” “I Like the Sunrise,” and “Georgia!”

All Choirs perform at The Spring Concert, April 9th at 7:30 in the Rose Auditorium at South.  Be sure to tell your friends and families because this is sure to be a great concert!  Call time for all choirs will be 6:30PM.

-Symphonic Choir has a clinic on Saturday April 11, 9AM-12PM with Dr. Richard Nance from Pacific Lutheran University.  This has been on the calendar since August, so this is a date all members are needed for.  Bring you pencils, music, and great work ethic with you!

Oregon Bach Festival Auditions will be held on Thursday in the Choir Room.  Please click here for more information about this great opportunity!

Great Summer Singing Opportunity – Oregon Bach Festival Youth Choral Academy

The Oregon Bach Festival’s Youth Choral Academy is one of the premiere high school music camp for singers from across the United States.  Below you will find links to a flier, audition content, and sign ups.  Auditions will be held by appointment in the South Choir Room on April 2nd. We have a number of South singers that have participated in this academy in the past and have grown immensely from their experiences.  Please contact Mr. McLean if you have questions about this.  We would love to have a lot of auditions from our Saxons!

Oregon Bach Festival Flier 

Oregon Bach Festival Audition Materials and Information

Oregon Bach Festival Audition Sign Up

Symphonic Reminders

-Symphonic Choir sectionals this week and the week following Spring Break will be replaced with an all choir rehearsal from 2:40-3:30 in the Choir Room. Please plan accordingly.

-“Way Over in Beulah Lan'” is to be memorized by Monday in class.

-The schedule for Tuesday’s Advanced Choir Festival concert at Sprague has been altered.  Below is our schedule and a message from Dr. Brown at Sprague HS.  Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family pass.

4:50 – Arrival

5:10 – Soundcheck on stage

5:20-5:55 – Break (bring food to eat for dinner)

6:00-6:45 – Mass Choir Rehearsal

6:45-7:00 Dress and Devotional

7:00 – Concert begins (we sing first)

From Dr. Brown – “Please send out reminders to parents and fans that the doors to the gym will not open until 6:45, after the combined rehearsal.  While Dr. Long is rehearsing the choir it would be helpful if we could man the entry doors to the gym and field questions about why we are not letting people in.  Last year the volunteers who took care of the crowd had several unpleasant interactions as visitors were asked to remain in the lobby while the rehearsal finished.  If we could be out there to head that kind of thing off it would lighten the load on our volunteers.”

District Solo Saturday

Saturday is the District Solo Contest at McNary HS.  Please CLICK HERE to be sure you know your times.  Please show up at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled time as to warm up, get original copies of your music ready, and get prepared!  Please dress in “Sunday Best” clothing (Guys, button-down shirt, no jeans and dress shoes.  Girls, Skirt and a nice top, modest dress, nice pants and top, etc)  Please be sure to have paid your $15 to the red box in the Choir Room and to pay your accompanist their fee.

Best of luck singers! We are really proud of all of our singers and know this will be a great performance opportunity!

Events This Week

This week we have 3 events happening for choir.

Tonight is the SSHS Curriculum Fair! Please encourage all of our incoming 8th grade students to come talk with choir members, sign up for auditions, meet Mr. McLean and get information about choir at South!

Wednesday we will have our second movie night of the year from 6:00-8:00PM in the Choir Room.  Be sure to tweet your movie requests to @southsalemchoir!  Bring food, blankets, and your choir friends!

Thursday will be our 2nd Choir Compadre day in Symphonic Choir.  Please bring your things for your Choir Compadre in the morning to Mr. McLean so we can distribute them during lunch.

Let’s make it a great week!