Our annual Pie Sale Ends tomorrow, 10/28. All pie forms, orders, and money should be turned into the red boxes in the choir, band, or orchestra rooms. Please be sure that the student’s name is on every form and envelope that comes in as we want to be able to keep everything organized. Pie pickup will be on November 18th, so please plan accordingly! Additionally, Trip Payment #2 for the San Francisco Trip is due tomorrow. Be on the look out for information on our Wreath sale which starts very soon!
Congratulations to all that submitted auditions and the 13 that have been selected to sing in the Oregon All State Choirs! These students will need to attend a mandatory student and parent meeting on October 28th at 6:30PM in the Choir Room. The ID numbers of accepted students have been listed below.
The South Music Department has opened our annual Pie Sale with the Willamette Valley Pie Company! This has been a hugely successful sale in the past and we know that you enjoy it, too! This is a great way for our students to raise funds into their student account for things like fair-share charges, trips, private lessons, and many other things. The sale starts today, October 6th and runs until October 28th. Pies will be delivered on Wednesday, November 18th. For more information on the Pie Sale, click on the tab under “Fundraising” in the Menu Bar, check CHARMS or click HERE. There you will find pricing information, additional order forms, and details on each product. We have consistently been the number one seller of pies in the state of Oregon, so let’s keep the tradition of excellence going! If you have more questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Parents & Singers: On October 17th, all of our male singers in Symphonic Choir and Statesmen will be participating in a free all day workshop at McNary HS with a professional Men’s Choir, Male Ensemble Northwest. Singers are to be at McNary HS at 8AM with music for the festival, a pencil, water bottle, a and wearing jeans, and a shirt they can go underneath the shirt that they will receive at this festival. Lunch will be provided and there will be some snacks for breakfast, but please have eaten ahead of time. The day culminates with a 4PM concert featuring Male Ensemble Northwest and the choir of over 300 male singers. For more information, please see the poster below.
For Singers: Please click here for practice tracks and sheet music for this event.
Male Ensemble Northwest (MEN) is holding a workshop and performance for all middle and high school male singers in Salem-Keizer. Because of generous donations made by West Salem Choir Boosters, McNary Choir Boosters, South Salem Choir Boosters, Sprague Choir Boosters, Judson Choir Boosters and Whiteaker Choir Boosters, the event will be FREE for the participants. This will be an amazing opportunity for our men.
Jim Taylor (McNary Choir Director) wrote the following about Male Ensemble Northwest:
Twenty-nine years ago I sat in a pew in a Salem church and watched the performance of a group called Male Ensemble Northwest. I was a junior from Sprague High School. I never forgot the experience…in fact, I still have the program from the concert. I remember Wallace Long from Willamette University standing in the dead center of the group leading the way with his big bass voice and charismatic performance. I remember the uproarious TV Medley by Dan Davison. I absolutely remember telling my choir director Mr. Gary Frame that I wanted to someday sing in that group. And today I stand between Wallace and Dan and among these wonderful singers, educators and conductors. We are and aim to be “those who go before” and we want to create a life-long memory for the participants in our festivals.