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


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Choir needs this week

Good evening Choir parents,

Treble Choir parents (or other choir parents!) We are in need of one more parent (mom) to help backstage at the concert.  You will not miss your student perform (Treble Choir performs first) so let me know if you are able to do so!  Thanks!
Secondly, some students have still not brought in there Solo and Ensemble music for their accompanist who needs to be able to be practicing their music for their events.  Accompanists will start coming next week to practice with your students so please encourage your students to bring their music in the next day or two so we can pass it along.  Students in lessons are preparing with their teachers and students can sign up in class for help sessions with me if they need, and sign-up for a time for next week and the following week to practice with their accompanist. Thanks!
Solo and Ensemble times for singers and workers are now ready and students are able to get their times in class.  Time schedules for the contest will also be sent by e-mail tomorrow night for all workers and singers so you can start planning for that day.
Lastly, please scan to me before 11am Tuesday any last Spring Craft Fair volunteer forms as they are now past due.
Thanks so much!  I look forward to seeing you at the concert on Thursday!
Randy Benware

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Upcoming Week in Choir-Schedule updates!

Good afternoon MCHS Choir families,

Due to the weather and the cancellation of school Friday, we have made some adjustments to the upcoming weekly schedule for Choir, musical, Vocal Jazz rehearsals and lessons:

Here is the schedule for this week-PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES:
Mon. Feb. 12 (B)   Mrs. Hunt-Voice Lessons (make-up for Wed. 2/14)
Jazz Transit  NEW Rehearsal 3:05-3:25pm Choir Room(w/mics) (resch. from 2/9)
Essence NEW (rescheduled fromFri. 2/9) rehearsal 3:25-3:45pm Choir Rm.(mics)
Vocal Menace CANCELLED
Musical Choreography times (PAC or Band Room):
3:15-3:45    Anyone NOT with Mr. Benware 
3:45-4:15    WYAA
4:15-4:30    Secrets
4:30-4:45    Love    
4:45-5:30    Tango
5:30-6:15    Full Discl or JAC
Musical Stage Rehearsal6:15-9:15  Act II  Sc. 9-10; Act I Sc. 1-7   PAC
Tues. Feb. 13 (A)   Mrs. Hunt-Voice Lessons
Mrs. Kiesewetter-Make-up voice lessons for Fri. 2/9
Essence Performs during Lunch Hours-Wear Essence Sweatshirt!!
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-4:30pm Choir/Guitar Room  (w/mics and drums)
Jazz Transit  Rehearsal 3:05-4:30pm Guitar Room (w/mics and drums)
Musical Vocals Gomez 4:45-5:15; ALL Addams Fam. 5-5:15; Pugsley 5-5:30  
NO Evening Musical Rehearsal (Band Concert) 
Wed. Feb. 14 (B) NO LESSONS Concert Dress Rehearsal
Jazz Transit  Rehearsal 3:05-4:30pm PAC Concert Dress Rehearsal (w/drums)
Choreography-Tango 3:30-4:00; But Love 4-4:30; Secrets 4:30-5; WYAA 5-5:30;
Full Disclosure 5:30-6:00   (Band Room)
Musical Stage-Rehearsal –6:15-8:45 Act I Sc. 8-12; Act II Sc. 1-2   PAC
Musical Sneak Peak-NOW at 8:45-9:00pm!  (NEW TIME!) Choir Room

Thurs. Feb. 15  (A) NO LESSONS Concert Dress Rehearsal
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-4:30pm PAC Concert Dress Rehearsal (w/drums)
NO Evening Musical Rehearsal (Choir Concert) 
MIDWINTER CHOIR CONCERT 7:00pm Start  All Men-6:15pm Call Time; 
All Ladies 6:30pm-Call Time

Fri. Feb. 16 (B) Mrs. Kiesewetter-Voice lessons 
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-3:50pm Choir Room
Choreography 3:30-4 TBA; 4-6pm Just Around Corner;  6-6:15 Trapped
Musical Vocals    Morticia, Alice 5-5:15; ALL CAST 5:30-6:15
Musical Stage-Rehearsal –6:15-9:00  Act II Sc. 3-10 and Bows?
Sat. Feb. 17 Millikin Vocal Jazz Festival  Essence   All Day
Departure from Choir Room-7:30am   $ for lunch, and dinner(?)
FT Slips due back by 2/15 to Mr. Benware    Return to MCHS by 7:15pm
Lastly, it is not to late to turn in your Spring Craft Fair Volunteer form.  
Monday will be the final pick-up day-drop them off to Choir Room by 3pm.   
Remember to sign up on the Sign Up Genius for our concert and Bake Sale help!
Thanks so much for your flexibility!  Stay safe on the roads! 
See you at the concert!
Randy Benware

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February 2017 Choir Newsletter

Good morning MCHS Choir families,

I have attached our February 2018 MCHS Choir Newsletter for your perusal.  Thanks again to Vanessa Holloway for doing a superb job on the lay-out!
Thank you so much for taking a look and for your support of MCHS Choirs!
Don't forget to sign up on one of the links for the Bake Sale for the Mid Winter Concert (2/15) or the Spring Craft Fair 2/24) that was sent out earlier this week!  Thanks for your help!
Don't forget to get spread the word about Fine Arts Week next week (especially the choral concert!) to friends and family via social media and word of mouth.  Hope to see you there at many of the events!
Thanks so much!
Randy Benware

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Sign-Up Genius links-Concert and Craft Fair

Good morning MCHS Choir Families,

Mid-Winter Choral Concert (Thurs. Feb. 15) and Spring Craft Fair (Sat. Feb. 24) is just around the corner!!!

See below….please consider signing up to help with any, or many, of these needs in these links below!   Even if you are only able to help with one thing…that is a huge help!


The first link is for tables needed for the Candyland Adventure.
The second link is for the Mid-Winter Concert Bake Sale.
The third link is for the bake sale at the Spring Craft Fair.
The fourth link is for volunteers needed to distribute craft fair flyers at basketball games.

The fifth link is for CandyLand Adventure Preparations.

Thanks,
Mr. Benware

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAFAB29A2FA7-candyland


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MidWinter Choral Concert help

Good evening Treble Choir parents,

Each choral concert, we ask a different choir to have parents help run or assist the various tasks to help these concerts run efficiently (usher, help backstage, etc.).
The MidWinter Choral Concert is Treble Choir's responsibility and we could still use a few more parents to assist that evening.
If you could help before, during or after the concert for just this one concert, could you e-mail me back and let me know of your availability?  We can get back to you about what is still needed to be covered once we hear from you!
Thanks so much! 
Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Randy Benware
Director of Choirs

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Spring Craft Sign-up links

Good evening Choir families,


See below….please consider signing up to help with any, or many, of these needs in these links below!


The first link is for tables needed for the Candyland Adventure.
The second link is for the Mid-Winter Concert Bake Sale.
The third link is for the bake sale at the Spring Craft Fair.
The fourth link is for volunteers needed to distribute craft fair flyers at basketball games.

The fifth link is for CandyLand Adventure Preparations.

Thanks,
Mr. Benware

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAFAB29A2FA7-candyland


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New Sign-up Genius Lin-Craft Fair

I have attached a NEW LINK SignUp Genius link for the request of borrowing tables for the Spring Craft Fair Candyland Adventure (Sat. Feb. 24th).  Sign up to help on the link below.  Thanks!   
Mr. Benware

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Sign Up Genius for Tables/Candyland Adventure

Good morning MCHS Choir families,

Just a reminder that Spring Craft Fair worker forms are due Fri. Feb. 9th to Mr. Benware.  I have attached the form here…please sign up to work as we need students and parents….put in hours now, and money will go in your account to help cover tour next year (for those touring), lessons, and even go as a choir this year to see a spring musical!

I have attached the SignUp Genius link for the request of borrowing tables for the Spring Craft Fair Candyland Adventure (Sat. Feb. 24th).  Sign up to help on the link below.  Thanks!   
Mr. Benware
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084DAFAB29A2FA7-tables

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Essence,Jazz Transit & Musical cancelled for Today; Schedule adjustments-PLEASE NOTE!

Good morning MCHS Choir families,

Due to the weather and the cancellation of school, all after-school activities, meetings, practices, and athletic contests are cancelled for today, Wed. 1/24. 


CHOIR PLACEMENTS
Parents and students, due to school cancellation today and my being gone at the ILMEA conference starting Thursday morning and being off school today, I was supposed to share curricular choir results with the B-DAY choir members today.  I still had one small section of Mixed Choir girls to audition at the start of 3B today (due to some absences) and then in the middle of 3B during our lunch hour, would be able to finalize roster placements for the 2018-19 school year.   I was to share those results one-on-one with students today but unfortunately, I will have to share those on Monday once I have listened to those girls sing.  
Students would be able to schedule for which choir for 2018-19 on Monday 1/29.  If you really need to know what I have decided so far, feel free to e-mail me and I can give you a pretty good idea of which choir you would be selected for.  If you can wait until Monday, I can share with your students then. Thank you for your flexibility!  A-DAY W. Chorale students were already told on Tuesday in class.
VOCAL JAZZ, VOICE LESSONS, CH. THEATER ADJUSTMENTS
Also, Here is the schedule for the rest of the week and Monday Jan. 29 for Vocal Jazz and lessons:
Wed. Jan. 24 No Essence, Jazz Transit, or Musical rehearsals

Thurs.  Jan 25 (A)- Essence -No Rehearsal (was already on schedule this way)
Freshman Showcase/Children's Theater-3-6pm (check times w/ director)
Musical-arrive for rehearsal in PAC no later than 6:10.  We will start on stage at 6:15.  Here is Thursday's musical schedule: 
6:15-6:45 Run through Act II, Scenes 5-7  pp. 88-102 (these were blocked Mon.)
6:45-7:20 Block Act II Sc. 8-10 pp. 103-118
7:20-8:40 Choreography (Mrs. Beeler shared the schedule for this last night)
Fri. Jan. 26 Teacher's Institute Only Musical Choreography 1-6pm  PAC Stage
Mon. Jan. 29 (B)    Mrs. Kiesewetter-Make-up voice lessons for Wed. 1/24
Essence  NEW (rescheduled from Wed. 1/24) rehearsal 3:00-3:45pm Choir Room
Bellaphonics 3:05-3:30pm CANCELLED 
Vocal Menace 3:45-4:00pm rehearsal (Time change!) Prac. Room
Musical Stage-Run thru Act II Sc. 8-10 before rehearsing Act I Sc. 1-4. 6:15-8:45

Tues. Jan. 30 (A)   Mrs. Hunt-Voice Lessons
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-4:15pm Choir Room  Solo auditions! 4-4:15
Jazz Transit  Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm Guitar Room
Musical Vocals 5-6:30 Leads   7:30-9:00 All Cast  (Check schedule for times!)
Musical Choreography-Check your schedule for times to dance!  6-9pm
Wed. Jan. 31 (B) Mrs. Hunt-Voice Lessons
Jazz Transit  Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm Choir Room
Musical Stage-Rehearse act. A1 Sc. 5-8  6:15-8:30

Thurs. Feb. 1  (A) Mrs. Kiesewetter-Voice lessons 
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-4:15pm Choir Room  Solo auditions! 4-4:15
Musical Vocals 5-6:00  Leads-(Check schedule for times!)
Musical Stage-Rehearse act. A1 Sc. 9-12  6:15-8:30

Fri. Feb. 2 (B) Mrs. Hunt Make-up voice lessons (for Wed. 1/24)
Mrs. Kiesewetter-Voice lessons
Essence  Rehearsal 3:05-4:30pm Choir Room/Guitar Room  
Jazz Transit  ADDED Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm Guitar Room/Choir Room
Bellaphonics 4:30-4:50pm (added time!)
Thanks so much for your flexibility!  Stay safe on the roads or stay home today!
Randy Benware

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Choir Booster/Musical meal Meeting and Re-try on Sign-Up Links

Good afternoon MCHS choir families,
Just a reminder that we will be having our monthly Choir Booster meeting tomorrow night, Tues. Jan. 23rd at 7pm in the Central Campus Career Center.  If you are a Spring musical parent, there is a meeting for those interested in supporting our "musical meals" at 6pm right before the Booster meeting in the Career Center, to learn about the planning and signing up to serve meals to the musical kids.
We were also made aware that one of the links I sent out this weekend was not working, so below are new links that are live on Signup Genius for volunteer opportunities. The first is for volunteers to help plan and create CandyLand Adventures for the craft fair Feb. 24th. The second is for the mid-winter concert bake sale, which will be held Thurs. Feb. 15th.  Thank you for signing up to help!
Thanks so much!   Se you at the meeting!  
Mr. Benware

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