Holiday Concert Info

Tomorrow is our big Holiday concert with North Hi Mount ES.

The concert begins at 7pm and should last about an hour or less.
The concert is being held in Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Hall on the North East corner of Rosedale and Wesleyan Street.
GPS works well with this address: 1309 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105
All students will travel from AHHS after lunch Monday so they all need to be wearing their AHHS Choir T-Shirt and dark blue jeans before we board the bus.
I have a limited number of T-Shirts left.  If you still haven’t bought one – bring your money 1st thing Monday morning and I’ll see what I can do.  (If you didn’t order one – I may not have one for you, but I’ll do my best to make something work.)
Due to FWISD transportation limitations, we will be arriving at Wesleyan ridiculously early.  I plan to give students a significant portion of that extra time to study and rest.  When we are not rehearsing students are welcome to use electronic devices to help them focus on studies or rest.  Please plan on eating a late dinner AFTER the concert.  That means it is a VERY good idea to bring a snack to eat just before the concert.
We are not providing any food.  Students are encouraged to bring a snack to be eaten BEFORE the concert.  I don’t want anyone performing hungry – so PLEASE bring something to eat before the concert.  We will not be close enough to any fast food options so – PLEASE BRING FOOD.
The current schedule for the evening is as follows:
1:30 MEET in AHHS choir room to take roll
1:45 Board Bus for Wesleyan
2:00 – 3:00 Study/Rest Time at Lou’s Place on the TWU campus
3:15 – 4:30 Rehearse in Martin Hall
4:30 – 5:30 Study/Rest/Snack in Music Building or Baker Building
5:30 Rehearse logistics with North High Mount ES
6:15 Doors open for Audience
7:00 Concert Begins
8:00 Go Home (You are welcome to go home with your family.  If you need a bus back to campus – be very careful to remain in the auditorium IN THE FRONT 4 ROWS after the concert so when I announce the bus is loading – you get on it!
If you have any questions, please email me.  It’s the best way to get a hold of me. My address is hans.grim@fwisd.org
Thank you.  I think this concert is going to be exceptional and I hope you’re all planning on coming to hear it.
-Hans

The North Hi Mount Honor Choir and the Choirs of Arlington Heights High School are proud to present an evening of Holiday music this MONDAY night (Dec 11th) at 7pm.

This is a FREE concert in Texas Wesleyan’s beautiful auditorium on the corner of Rosedale and Wesleyan street.

Please consider joining us for a beautiful evening of Carols and Lullabies.  More details available on the Facebook invite at https://www.facebook.com/events/782218035291954/

Come sing-a-long with some of your favorite holiday songs and spend the evening with some of FWISD’s finest voices.

SWACDA Parent Info Page

The following links are to rehearsal tracks for each member of the honor choir to learn BEFORE the convention.  Your director will have a packet of this music before the christmas break.

5-7 Treble
7-10 Men
8-10 Women
11-12 Mixed

Chaperones can ride the charter bus with students, but are responsible for their own lodging and other expenses.  Since honor choir students are required to stay in the Sheraton Hotel, if you would like to room with your student – you will need to reserve your own hotel room using this conference specific link – https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ACDASouthwesternDivisionConference

Add-On Order Form by clicking 2018SWACDAhcADDONS. This is where you may buy additional T-shirts, additional meals, or extra tickets Fun Night activities.  FWISD will pay for each student’s meals, hotel, T-shirt and fun night.  Use this link to order additional T-Shirts and/or if you are attending the convention and wish to purchase a meal plan, or a ticket to the fun-night.

If you plan to travel with us you need to fill out a parent volunteer and background check online at https://volunteer.fwisd.org/

Full schedule for student honor choirs can be found HERE. Schedules are subject to change.

Click here to read about your conductor – 2018 Honor Choir Conductors (Photos and bios)

Recommended Concert – TWU and FUMCFW – All Saints Concert

Honors Level Concert Attendance – For those of you that are in honors level choir that still need a performance for this six weeks – please consider attending a FREE concert my church is hosting this Sunday at 7pm at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. (800 W. 5TH ST. FORT WORTH, TX 76102)  Choirs from Texas Wesleyan University and FUMC FW will perform some incredibly beautiful choral music.  Please try to make this one.  It’s going to be good!!!  More details online at http://www.fumcfortworth.org/saints17/

IT’S ALSO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS DAY – So set your clocks BACK an hour.

Texas Future Music Educators

Last year we founded a chapter of the Texas Future Music Educators here at Heights for students interested in pursuing a career as a music educator.  Choir students that join TFME will attend the TMEA convention in San Antonio in February.

Those interested in joining the AHHS TFME should complete this online form. (click here.) Deadline is 6am on October 23rd.

From the TMEA website:

The Texas Future Music Educators was established in 2004 to support students who have an interest in a music education career. The purpose of the chapters is for members to provide service to their school music programs and to prepare for entry into college music programs. TFME chapters meet at least four times per year and provide services to their school’s musical organizations. Members explore the possibility of becoming a college music education major and TFME members attend the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention  on Friday and Saturday.

 

TFME Student Benefits
  • Subscription to Southwestern Musician
  • TFME patch
  • TFME Certificate
  • Free TMEA Convention Friday-Saturday

This year’s meeting dates are:

Sept 7th 4:30 – 5:30
Nov 16th 4:30-5:30
Jan 18th 4:30 – 5:30 Parent Meeting
Feb 1st 4:30 – 5:30
May 19th 4:30 – 10pm (Bass Hall Trip)

Fall Concert – Oct 19th

Thursday, October 19th the Arlington Heights High School Pyramid Choirs will present an epic choir concert with over 370 students from around the Heights pyramid.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30 concert featuring choirs from

Como Montessori
Monnig Middle School
Stripling Middle School
and
Arlington Heights High School

No Admission charge.  Concert will last approximately 60 minutes and contain many beautiful moments of music as well as an oppertunity for laughter.

SWACDA Auditions now closed

The audition window for SWACDA through is now closed.  Results of the audition will be announced on or before November 1st via email and online at this website.

If you paid to audition but were unable to record and submit your tracks, your fee will be refunded via PayPal ASAP.

Booster Club Meeting – Oct 7

We will have our first official Booster Club meeting October 7th at 9:15 am next to the fountain in the Central Market Courtyard.  ALL Parents are invited to attend and have a voice in the discussion.  Please think about joining us.

Agenda items include:

  • SWACDA Membership and Audition Fee payment and approval
  • Developing a policy for aiding students with costs associated with involvement in choir
  • T-Shirt Order
  • Spring Trip Options
  • End of Year Banquet (May 18th)
  • Tax Exempt Status
  • Proposed Budget