Upcoming Choir Events

Welcome to semester 2!  A few pieces of information to pass along:

Upcoming Field Trips

We have two field trips remaining this school year, both of which take place this February.  There is no additional cost for either of these trips.  Permission forms will be distributed at the first rehearsal in February.  Details follow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Family of Schools Tour – We will travel to perform at W.R. Best Public School, Codrington Public School, and Guthrie Public School.  There will also be a stop at the Georgian Mall for lunch.
  • Departure from Eastview: 8:40 AM (students will meet at 8:00 AM to get ready)
  • Return to Eastview: 3:40 PM.  For students who need to catch a bus home and are unable to make alternate arrangements, there is an early drop-off option back at Eastview at 12:20pm.  Students who use the early drop-off will not perform at the last school or go for lunch to the Georgian Mall.
  • Dress: Full concert uniform

Wednesday, February 28

  • Ontario Vocal Festival – Taking place at Mayfield Secondary School in Caledon, this festival brings together some of Ontario’s top high school choirs, and provides us with a chance to qualify for the national competition in Ottawa next year.  Students should either bring a lunch with them, or bring money to purchase lunch at a local fast food location.
  • Departure from Eastview:
    • Mixed Chamber Choir – 7:30 AM
    • Everyone else – 8:00 AM
  • Return to Eastview:
    • Female Chamber Choir – 6:00 PM
    • Everyone else – 3:30 PM
  • Dress: Full concert uniform

Please let me know right away if you have any concerns about attending the festival! This is the most important performance of the year for the choir, so we need to be as close as possible to full attendance. 

Practice Files for Students

Due to the importance of the festival performance and the short timeframe, students who are in chamber choir, or any students who do not have a vocal music class this year, are asked to take some time to work on their festival music individually.  Recordings of individual parts for personal practice can be found at http://www.eastviewmusic.ca/ovf.

Reminder of Upcoming Rehearsals

Between now and the festival, concert choir will go to 4:00pm for all members.  February rehearsals are as follows:

  • Tues Feb 6 (due to Monday staff meeting)
  • Mon Feb 12
  • Tues Feb 20 (due to Monday Holiday)
  • Mon Feb 26

Auditions for Gala Solos or Small Groups

Our 2018 Gala, “Greatest Hits”, will take place on Thursday, April 26.  Any students who would like to audition to perform a solo or in a small group should be aware of the following dates:

  • Mid February – Application forms will be available
  • Wed Mar 7 – Application forms AND sheet music due
  • Fri Mar 9 – Audition schedule will be posted on the vocal room door and online
  • Week of Mar 19 (After March Break) – Auditions to be held