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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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August 2015 MCHS Choir Newsletter

Good evening MCHS Choir families,

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and was able to rejuvenate
and relax and enjoy being with friends and family!

Coming back to school brings our "choir family" back together and I
Iook forward to a great year of singing with all our MCHS Choirs!

I have attached the August 2015 Director's Podium (newsletter) here
for you to get all the start-up information to the year!  There is a
BUNCH of info so make sure you read through it all!

Also attached are the: 2015-2016 Choral Calendar, and JV and Varsity Madrigal rehearsal/performance calendars.  

See you on Tues. Aug. 18th at either our new Parent meeting at 6pm (in the Career Center) Madrigal parent meeting at 6:30pm (Career Center) and our first Booster meeting at 7pm in the Career Center.

Enjoy those last couple days of summer! 

Randy Benware
Director of MCHS Choirs

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June 2015 MCHS Choir Newsletter

I hope everyone is having a great start to summer!  I hope you are enjoying  and relaxing!  What a wonderful year we had with MCHS Choirs!

I have attached our MCHS June 2015 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 2015-2016 Officers
    4.   Updated 2015-2016 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 July 27th
    7.   August 2015 Choir Start-up dates

    8.   Choir Booster May 2015 Meeting minutes

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

Director of MCHS Choirs 

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April 2015 Newsletter

Good evening Choir parents,

Attached is the April Choir Newsletter.  Please peruse and make note of upcoming events, especially our IHSA Organizational contest coming up this Saturday morning. Times for the event our listed in the Newsletter.  Permission slips for the contest are due Thursday.
Thanks so much!  Enjoy this “balmy” week!
Mr. Benware

 

 

January 2015 Choir Newsletter

I have attached our January Choir Newsletter for your perusal.  Many upcoming dates are mentioned in the newsletter, as well as our Booster minutes and Fanny May Fundraising info.   Thanks Paula Maglica for putting this info all together!
Don’t forget Culver’s Night (Culver’s on Ridge Rd.) is Wed. Jan. 28th.  Bring your family and your friends to come eat that night!
Don’t forget Honors Music Applications for Choir seniors are due TOMORROW by the end of the day to Mr. Benware.
Choir Auditions for 2015-16 choirs are underway!
Almost 40 8th graders came by our Choir booth last night at incoming Freshman night and signed up as interested in taking choir next year!  Great job to the JV Madrigals and Varsity Madrigals for their excellent singing that night!
Our next Choir Booster meeting will be held at 7pm on Tues. Jan. 20th in the Career Center.  Our tour chaperon meeting will follow immediately after.
Exciting times are happening in MCHS Choirs!
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Randy Benware

January 2015 Director’s Podium

Happy New Year everyone!

 
I hope you all had an enjoyable time celebrating the holidays and being with family and friends!I wanted to thank you all again for all the great work you have done this past semester with the fundraising and Choir Boosters.  I so appreciate the MANY hours already you have put into Choir Boosters these last few months.I have attached the January podium here, as well as the Essence, Jazz Transit  Men’s and Women’s Ensemble schedules to put in the newsletter.


I and Paula would love to see some of this year’s Madrigal Dinner pictures in the newsletter (and Andrew to put on the Website!).
Here is a link to a bunch of Madrigal Dinner pictures Mrs. Zurawski took at the dinner if you want to put some in:

September 2014 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
Attached is our September 2014 Choir Newsletter with important information for upcoming events and forms for filling out to volunteer.  Please mark down important times and dates as well and please e-mail me if you have any questions.  Thank you to Paula Maglica for putting the newsletter together this month!!

Here are some other important additions to our upcoming events:
CHOIR TOUR 2015
1. Our trip was officially approved Tuesday and so we are excited to move forward with the planning of our tour to LA!!!
2.  I have attached the itinerary, agenda with payment schedule and commitment letter (due Sept. 17th) for the parents and students to read and sign.  Chaperone surveys are also attached and due Sept. 17th if you wish to come on the tour.
3. Medical forms for the tour will be sent out in the next week and deadlines will be set for those in the near future.
4. First deposit ($150) is due on Sept. 17th and can be taken out of student’s account or by check.

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE CHAMBER FESTIVAL-SUN. OCT. 12, 13
1.  Our trip to our festival was approved on Tuesday, so a separate e-mail will go out with our schedule for the weekend and medical forms.
2. A MANDATORY MADRIGAL MEETING for one parent and one student will need to happen on TUES. SEPT. 17 (after Booster meeting) to turn in medical forms, go over the logistics for the weekend, and cover the responsibilities of the overnight with the student.

CAR WASH REMINDERS
A reminder about our CAR WASH this SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 at Minooka Ace Hardware (Ridge Rd.) OR Resurrection Lutheran Church in Channahon (on Rte. 6) .  We have 2 shifts for the day and I have attached the list of students who have committed to come work.  We are asking that all students bring extra towels and any other “Car Washing” materials (hoses sprayers, etc.) and to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled times!  Thanks!

The issue of of “Can my student wear a swimsuit or bikini” came up and they were told that they had to be covered up at the sites.  Girls can wear shorts and a t-shirt and Guys can wear swim trunks but have to be covered on top as well.  Everyone should have some sort of shoes to wear that they are willing to get wet. Our school policy is to be adhered as we all represent MCHS and MCHS Choirs as this is a school function.

Students need to bring food or some sort of lunch if they are staying all day.  It is not fair to leave while others are working to go get food, since they are there to work and are being paid such to work all the hours signed up for.  It is also our parent chaperone’s responsibility to know where your student is at all times.

Lastly, students are being given flyers in class to promote the Car Wash.  Please pass these along to anyone you think would enjoy getting a car wash from choir!  Thank you!

Thanks so much!  See you soon at our upcoming events!

Mr. Benware

 

 

August 2014 Director’s Podium & Schedules

August 2014 Director’s Podium & Schedules

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and was able to rejuvenate and relax and enjoy being with friends and family!

Coming back to school brings our “choir family” back together and I Iook forward to a great year of singing with all our MCHS Choirs!

I have attached the August 2014 Director’s Podium (newsletter) here for you to get all the start-up information to the year!  There is a BUNCH of info so make sure you read through it all!

See you on Tues. Aug. 19th at our first Booster meeting (7pm) and Spring Choir Tour meeting (8pm)!

Mr. Benware

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