Greetings Brookwood Chorus families!
Here are the details you need to know as we approach our first concert this year! Also - thanks to all who came out to the tailgate in August – and a big thank you to all who donated and volunteered!
Fall Concert – Required/Test Grade
Date: September 26, 2023
Location: Brookwood Theatre
Performance Time: 6pm; seating opens for the audience by 5:50pm.
Call Time for students: Students will need to report in concert uniform for warm-up by 5:15pm. Cell phone usage is strictly prohibited during the concert.
Looking for: A photographer to take pictures during the concert (stage light environment) and after the concert (year book pictures). Email me ASAP if you can help or know someone who can!
Fall Dress Rehearsal – Required/Test Grade
Date: September 25, 2023
Location: Brookwood Theatre
The vast majority of students will *not* need to stay for the entire rehearsal time. Approximately one week prior to the rehearsal, I will send out a schedule based on the progress we make in class over the next couple of weeks. 2nd period students will more than likely be released prior to 4pm; 3rd period students released prior to 4:20pm; 4th & 5th period students will be released prior to 4:30pm. Chorale students will be released last. Stay tuned for a more exact schedule. Cell phone usage is strictly prohibited during all rehearsals.
Students do not need to wear formal concert attire for the dress rehearsal.
If your child ordered uniform pieces, they were distributed in class on Thursday, September 8. Try the uniform on this weekend! If you need to make an exchange, bring back the piece that needs to be returned in pristine condition, & in the original packaging. You will need to bring a note with the student's name, purchaser's name, and what size you need in exchange. Bring exchange items to class on Monday, September 11, 2023. Sorry, no late exchanges.
Do you still need to order something? Click here. I would order this weekend so that it hopefully makes it to you before the concert.
Don’t know what you’re supposed to wear? Click here for the requirements.
Remember: Hemming dresses/pants, black socks & black shoes are your responsibility. Tennis shoes, sneakers, boots, flip flops, sandals, etc. are NOT appropriate for formal concert attire.
Are you a part of BPAB?
Are you a member of the Brookwood Performing Arts Boosters? Click here to learn more and become a member today!
Don’t forget Chorus dues…
Have you paid your chorus dues? If you did, you will receive an email receipt from PayPal. Click here if you still need to pay dues.
Click here for our digital calendar! Scroll to the bottom and you’ll find an interactive google calendar that you can add to your device and stay in the know! Note: LGPE Chorus dates have been shifted by one day to March 4-6.
All State Chorus
Chorus students trying out for All-State chorus received information from me last week. Solos are posted on eClass; the audition schedule for Nov. 4 will be released about 2 weeks prior to the event. Your audition time could be anywhere from 9am to 5pm that day.
All-State Chorus help sessions are Wednesdays after school from 2:20-3pm. See the chorus calendar for dates.
District Honor Chorus
We are waiting results from GMEA regarding who was accepted to GMEA District 13 Honor Chorus. You will know when I know! No payment is due yet for impacted students.
UGA Choral Day
Students who were selected for UGA Choral Day (Sept. 28) will receive their music next week!
Honors Chorale is a mixed auditioned group of 10th-12th grade students. In addition to performing at our fall concert, Honors Chorale is also performing:
Gwinnett Stripers Minor League Baseball
Sunday, SEPT 10, 1 PM at Coolray Field. Senior Belle Burke will be singing the national anthem as a solo at the Gwinnett Stripers game as part of GCPS Day at the Stripers. Superintendent Dr. Watts is throwing the first pitch. Click here for tickets.
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Mr. Still