Thank You!!!

Parents, students, faculty & administration I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and support this week.  Not only did the students perform beautifully at the concert on Thursday to an audience of over 500 but both Lone Hill and San Dimas Chamber Singers also rehearsed and performed to two sold out crowds at the “Grand Opening Gala Performances” last night.

Thank you to all the new parent volunteers who ushered our first concert in the new BCA, as well as our faithful volunteers who are always there to help out the SD Choirs, this week would never have been possible without you!!!

Also, thank you to the staff and faculty members that came out to support our students, they love seeing you there!!

Finally, thank you to the students.  Thank you for your dedication to the music and to one another.  I am always proud to call you my students but this week you truly stepped up, took ownership of your music and performed with such commitment and heart.

I hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved day off and ready to get started on a new set of music tomorrow!

xoxo~mc

 

 

Fall Concert Updates

Students & Parents,

Below you will find all the up-to-date information about our concerts this week.  Please read through all the info and contact me at a.cossey@bonita.k12.ca.us if you have any questions.

I look forward to a great week of music making in our new Bonita Center for the Arts!!!

Thursday, Oct. 16th, Fall “Reflections” Concert at 6:30pm

Tickets are $5 and available at the door (the house will open at 6pm)

Call time is 5pm!!!  (We will warm-up and run through the combined numbers first)
Students should arrive to the concert in their concert attire (please don’t bring anything with you including bags, phones, or food).  All students must stay to the end of the concert and will watch the other performances from backstage).

Friday, Oct. 17th, (LHCS & SDCS will be participating in an all day rehearsal in the BCA for the “Grand Opening Gala Performances”)  Rehearsal will begin at 9am.  Lone Hill students will not meet for “0” period on Friday but will meet at the BCA before 9am to check-in for rehearsal.  All students are asked to bring a packed lunch with them on Friday since they will not be on campus during regular lunch hours.  SDCS will meet at the beginning of second period and we will walk over to the BCA together.  You can leave your backpacks in the choir room.

Saturday, Oct. 18th (Gala Concerts at 5pm & 7:30pm)
Call time for all students is 4pm in full concert attire.  DO NOT BRING anything with you to the performances, there will not be a place to store your belongings and with 400 students participating nothing can be secured.  Dinner will be provided for you that evening between performances!

Students should be dropped off and enter through the “Artist” entrance on the side of the building, please do not drop off in front of the building.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd (SDCS) – RCC Festival.  Students will be excused from 2-7 period to attend the RCC Invitational Festival.  3 parent chaperones are needed, please email me at a.cossey@bonita.k12.ca.us if you are available to help chaperone.

Saturday, Oct. 25th- I am still looking for parent volunteers to sign-up for Bingo.  Please email me if you are available to help work this event!

 

 

 

 

Concert Updates & Reminders

It’s hard to believe that it is already October and the 2014-2015 concert season is underway!

Our first ever concert in the BRAND NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER will be Thursday, Oct. 16th @ 6:30pm.  The SDHS Chamber Singers, Women’s Ensemble & Chorale along with LHMS Chamber Singers will be performing in a concert entitled “Reflections”.  Selections from Morten Lauridsen, Craig Hella Johnson, Stephen Hatfield and others will be featured.  Several students will also be featured on solos and in small groups and there may be a surprise or two in store for our premiere performance in our new home.

We hope to see you all there!! Tickets are only $5.  Well worth the chance to hear these amazing groups in this spectacular setting.

And… the GRAND OPENING GALA event is that same week, Saturday, Oct. 18th.  Choir, band, dance & drama groups representing both the La Verne and San Dimas middle and high schools will be showing off their talents in some incredible combined performances.  Tickets are available online for this event at $10 a piece.  Click on the link to purchase your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bonita-center-for-the-arts-grand-opening-performances-tickets-12863405793#

The event will include all new music and production numbers and will feature more than 400 performing arts students from throughout the district.  There are two shows scheduled, one at 5pm and another at 7:30pm.

Students who are not performing on Saturday night are strongly encouraged to purchase a ticket to one of the GALA concerts.  This is a special night that this district has waited decades for and we get to be a part of it!  Please don’t miss out on these great concert opportunities.

Subscribe to Text Service for Updates and Important Info

Hi Students,

If you are just dying to get a head start on the school year please check out the information below and sign-up for the appropriate class/classes.  All of the classes will be reset so if you signed up last year you must sign up again!

Please make sure to use the correct code for your class, otherwise you won’t get the information you need.

Ms. Cossey

In an effort to make sure that all students/parents have the most up-to-date information possible I will again be using Remind to send text reminders to students.  This service is free to you and will allow me to send updates and reminders to all the students.  This along with the choir website sdchoirs.com will be the main avenue of communication I use.  Please read the information below about how to sign up.  It is super fast and easy.  You just need your cell phone.

Remind Codes:

All students text the following number: (657) 900-4160 with the appropriate code listed below.

SDHS Chamber Singers: @csingers
SDHS Women’s Ensemble: @sdwe
SDHS Chorale: @sdchorale

Lone Hill Chamber Singers: @lhcs
Lone Hill Boys Choir: @lhboychoir
Lone Hill Girls Choir: @lhgirlsing

All codes are lower case and contain no spaces.  If the code isn’t exact it won’t work.  If you have used Remind before it will recognize your phone number and you are done, if not, it will prompt you to add your first and last name, this is what displays when you register so please use your full name and not a nickname.

** Extra credit for anyone who does this before the first day of school :)

 

LHCS Announcement

Students,

This is just a reminder that we DO HAVE CLASS on the first day of school.  We will go over the class schedule for the rest of the week in class.

I can’t wait to see you all and I hope you enjoy your last day of summer!

Ms. Cossey

Welcome Back!!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for a great year in the SD Choirs.  I’m am so excited for the year ahead! Please take a moment to check out the newly updated choir website.  It is your one stop shop for all things choir.  Follow the blog, or save it to your favorites.  Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram :)

See you all on Monday!

Hugs,
Ms. Cossey

Lone Hill Chamber Singers Announcements 2013-14 & 2014-15

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Lone Hill Chamber Singers on a FANTASTIC year!!!  I am so proud of the work you did this year and your growth both as individuals and as an ensemble.  For those of you moving on to SDHS, I hope you are ready for the next step, it’s going to be more fun than you can even imagine.  For those who move on to 8th grade, I look forward to seeing your smiling faces bright an early on the first day of school next year!!!  It’s a great way to start the day and the year.

2014-2015 Chamber Singers Announcement:

The list will be posted on the band room door THIS FRIDAY, MAY 30th.  If your name  is on the list for LHCS next year you must complete and return an attendance contract no later than 3:30pm on TUESDAY, JUNE 2.  Failure to do this will result in forfeiture of your spot in the ensemble and that spot will go to a student on the waiting list.

Congratulations and have a wonderful summer!!!
Ms. Cossey