Welcome to MCHS Choir Info! MCHS Choirs are Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Mixed Choir, Women's Chorale, Varsity & JV Madrigals, Jazz Transit and Essence Choir.

The MCHS Choirs are directed by Mr. Randy Benware. Please come and support our participants whenever possible and enjoy their performances!


Talent Show Performer and Workers Need to Knows

Good evening MCHS Choir parents and families,


Thursday night is the Talent Show and we have a list of times to arrive for workers and performers listed in this e-mail. Job responsibilities for parents and students are attached below here.  Thanks so much for your help and I am looking forward to a great show!  

TUES. NIGHT TALENT SHOW DRESS REHEARSAL 9/19  6:30PM  PAC- Bellaphonics, Vocal Menace, Varsity Madrigals, T. Show Crews and Performers, M.C.'s


TALENT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS  9/21  6:30PM  PAC

Thursday night is Talent Show and both JV Madrigals and Varsity Madrigals are performing and working in the show.  


STUDENTS-Call timeTalent Show 9/21 for BOTH groups is as following:

JV MADS 5:20pm (change into outfits and then sound check on stage at 5:30-6:00pm) 

VMADS 5:45 arrive changed in outfits; 6pm-Mic check

Talent Show Performers arrive no later than 6:00pm

1. Students should Check in at Ramp door and get hand stamp to work/perform when you arrive

2. JV Mads should come and get changed in their JV outfit.  

VMADS bring with to the show (or wear) your outfit.

1.    Sound check & run through in PAC 

JVMADS 5:30-6:00pm on PAC stage; 

VMADSPAC stage (Tues. 9/19 ) & sound check 9/21-6pm

2.    PAC Doors will open at 6:10pm for the Talent Show for guests.  

Cost-is $7 for adults and $5 for students. 


Parent and Student Workers Info-(Check list for assignment)

Madrigal Students are all working at the shows. Be in your place after sound check by 6:00pm. 

Parents-Thank you by assisting us by working that night.  Arrive here to PAC by 5:45pm (tickets 5:30pm).  Students and parentsCheck in at the doors to the ramp when you arrive. A parent (Mrs. Reedy) will stand there and check you in.   She will have the performer and worker master list.  Any parent that is working must receive a hand stamp and will be able to attend the show for free.  Students in show must receive a hand stamp to get back stage. Only performers are allowed back stage. Thanks for your help!  (You also get money in your student's accounts!)  Please check hands to make sure people have paid to get in and that NO FOOD is entering the PAC during the whole show.  Door workers stay right inside the doors during the show and then stand outside your door during Intermission.  Thanks!!


CRAFT FAIR BASKET DROP-OFF

Lana Pursell and Maddy Holloway will be in the lobby before the show collecting basket raffle themes and donation items. All donations and solicitation items are can be dropped off to the Talent Show (Thurs.) evening or Oct. 5 (Fall Concert) if possible.


WATER/POP DROP-OFF

This is the second possible evening this Fall to drop off your water or pop donation. Please enter the PAC lobby front doors and turn left to drop it off at the table by the Booster closet. 


Lastly…Invite people to come! Let's pack the house!!

 

Thanks for all your help!  See you Thursday night!


Randy Benware

 

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Craft Fair Basket Info at Talent Show

Good evening choir families,


This a reminder that Lana Pursell and Vanessa Holloway will be at the Talent Show with information about basket sign-ups and solicitations. They will also accept $30 check in lieu of a basket and will also be collecting basket raffle items that evening as well.
Thank you,

Vanessa Holloway
Lana Pursell

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SIgnUp Genius Follow-up

Good afternoon Choir families,

It was great to see so many of you at Choir Blast-off Friday night!  The students did a wonderful job singing and hanging out together through out the evening.  I hope you enjoyed hearing them sing and getting to know some new choir families.
As was mentioned in our monthly Choir Newsletter, our Tuesday night Choir Booster and Madrigal meeting, and on Friday night, we are always looking for volunteers to help assist us run our upcoming events. Below are links to our upcoming events, so please helps us fill in our final needs for our Talent Show and Fall Choral Concert.  
This year we have also added the Madrigal Dinner volunteer form as a SignUp Genius link, so Madrigal parents, please look over the needs and sign-up for a position.  We would love to have our all our Madrigal parents sign up for some positions by the middle of October.  
I have also attached the agendas from both of our past Tuesday night meetings in case you were unable to attend.
Thanks so much!  See you at Talent Show Thursday night!      Randy Benware
 

Talent Show Bake Sale-Thurs. Sept. 21
Talent Show help (preferably Madrigal parents)-Thurs. Sept. 21
Fall Concert Bake sale-Thurs. Oct. 5th
Madrigal Dinner Volunteers (JV/Varsity Madrigal parents) 

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Blast-off Reminders

Good evening parents,

We are excited to have our annual Blast-off tomorrow night starting at 6:00pm in the Cafetorium at Central Campus.  I am excited for you to hear the students sing what we have been rehearsing the past 4 weeks.
Our goal for the potluck is to start sending people through the food lines around 6pm, so feel free to start arriving around 5:45pm and dropping off your food at one of the back tables.  
One change to the evening is that our Choir Boosters will be providing plateware and silverware for the food, so you will not need to bring these if you choose not to.  Thank you to the Boosters for providing these for all of us!
Also, remember that you can start dropping off your donated case of water (Treble, Mixed and Women's Chorale) or case of pop (Concert Choir) to Blast-off at the ticket booth when you arrive.  If you cannot bring your donation to Blast-off we are also accepting these at Talent Show (next Thursday night) or our Fall Choral Concert (Thurs. Oct. 5th)
We hope to see you tomorrow night and our upcoming Talent Show (Thurs. Sept. 21 at 6:30pm) and our Fall Choral Concert (Thurs. Oct. 5th at 7pm)!
See you tomorrow night!
Randy Benware

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Car Wash parent helpers

Good morning Choir parents,

We have had some cancellations Friday and this morning in some of our morning Car Wash spots, especially at ACE hardware from 9am-12pm.  If your student is able to work anytime between 9am-12pm, please drop them off and bring some towels with them!  It will be a great time!  
Thanks for your help!
Randy Benware

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Randall Benware <rbenware@mchs.net> wrote:

Good evening MCHS parents,

We are still in need of Car Wash parent helpers at both Central Campus and ACE Hardware (Ridge Rd.) on Sat.  Sept. 9th.  Below is the link to sign-up to help!

Thank you to those parents who are able to come help and have signed up already!
As well, we are always looking for Bake Sale help, so if you are able to sign-up to help, the link is below here to do so.
(Car Wash bake sale)


Thank you so much!

Randy Benware 

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Car Wash parent helpers

Good evening MCHS parents,

We are still in need of Car Wash parent helpers at both Central Campus and ACE Hardware (Ridge Rd.) on Sat.  Sept. 9th.  Below is the link to sign-up to help!

Thank you to those parents who are able to come help and have signed up already!
As well, we are always looking for Bake Sale help, so if you are able to sign-up to help, the link is below here to do so.
(Car Wash bake sale)


Thank you so much!

Randy Benware 

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MCHS Choir Newsletter September 2017

Good morning choir parents, students and families.

I hope everyone has had a nice, restful weekend!

I have attached the Sept2017 Newsletter here for you to discover all the important upcoming events in the next few weeks.  Also a big THANK YOU to Vanessa Holloway for putting our newsletter together again this month!

Included in this choir newsletter is the following:

1. Director's Podium-Sept2017

2. Choir Booster minutes (Aug. 2017)
3. Car Wash flyer
4. Bake Sale and Water/pop donation info
5. Blast-off flyer
6. Talent Show Dates
7. Homecoming Dates
8. Senior moments
9. Craft Fair Information
10. Craft Fair Application
11. Craft Fair Basket Reminders
12. Bellaphonics/Vocal Menace Rehearsal Schedules
13. Madrigal Dinner Volunteer Form

14. Choral Calendar 2017-18
Also, here is this week's schedule for IMEA practices:
Tues. Sept. 5 Altos 4:15-4:35
Wed. Sept. 6  CC and WC (practice at the end class) 
Thurs. Sept. 7  Sopranos 3:55-4:15
Fri. Sept. 8   Bass/Baritones 4:30-4:45pm; Tenors 5:40-5:55pm
I look forward to seeing everyone at our Car Wash on Saturday and Blast-off next Friday evening!
Have a wonderful week!
Randy Benware
Director of Choirs

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SignUp Genius for MCHS Choir Fundraisers

Good evening MCHS Choir families,

There are still some spots open for some upcoming events and fundraisers that can be signed up for.  Please click on the link of any of these and add your name if you can assist the choirs.  Thanks so much!  Randy Benware

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Senior Night and deadlines

Good afternoon MCHS Choir families,

This Friday evening, Sept. 1, is Senior night and Seniors will be honored with pictures with family and coaches/directors.  Choir senior pictures will begin starting at 5:30pm in the Central Gym and then a ceremony after the Sophomore Football game out on the track at the Football Field honoring the seniors and the families.  I have attached the schedule to this e-mail!

We hope all our seniors and their parents can make it!
Deadlines for Choir forms to be turned in are as follows:
Ensemble Contracts (Madrigals/Vocal Jazz): Past Due-Fri. August 25
Handbook forms: Due TODAY-Aug. 29
Voice Lesson Forms-Due Thurs. Aug. 31
Thanks so much!
Randy Benware

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2017 June MCHS Choir Newsletter

Good afternoon MCHS Choir parents,

I hope everyone is having a great start to summer!  I hope you are relaxing and enjoying  some things to do that you can only do in the summer!  What a wonderful year we had with MCHS Choirs!  Looking forward to 2017-2018!

I have attached our MCHS June 2017 Choir Newsletter for you to peruse and mark down necessary information for our upcoming school year.
Welcome to all our new students for next year and we say a fond farewell to all our choir students leaving us!

Attached to this e-mail/newsletter you will find:
    
    1.   June Director's Podium which includes:

Madrigal and Vocal Jazz Audition Results

    2.   Dates and descriptions of upcoming Choir events for this next school year
    3.   MCHS Choir and Choir Booster 2017-2018 Officers
    4.   Updated 2017-2018 Choral Calendar
    5.   Extra-curricular (Madrigal/Vocal Jazz) Commitment letter (return to MCHS as soon as possible or scan to Mr. Benware)
    6.   Choir Polo Shirt form (for New Choir students and Madrigal and Vocal Jazz students)-Due Aug. 1st!
    7.   August 2017 Choir Start-up dates
   8.  Choir Craft Fair  2017 applications and Craft Fair 2017 letter
    8.   May Booster minutes
   9.    Student account transfer forms

  
I am looking forward to meeting our new Choir parents and students and seeing our returning students again in August!  Our next newsletter will be in early August with more specific start up information.  Be on the lookout for it!

Have a great summer!

Randy Benware

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