Updates from Director Shafer


There will be no practice for Northern Lights tonight (Monday, January 15, 2018).

Originally there was no practice scheduled for Wednesday.  This week there will be practice Wednesday from 4-6.

Any solo competition auditions scheduled for tonight (01/15/18) will be rescheduled.  The auditions scheduled for Tuesday will still stand.



MMPA Minutes from December, 2017

MMPA Meeting December 12, 2017 at NHS

-Tony Short called meeting to order at 7:33pm, Meeting ended at 7:56pm

Lyle Miller, Treasurer Report

-Balance: NHS – $24,853.17; NMS – $7,136.33

-Swing Fry Profit: $18,709.0

-Yankee Candle Profit to Students: $3,264.08

Old Business:

-No November MMPA Meeting

-Lerner Program – went well

-Swing Fry: Profit of $18,709.00; went well, good profit

-Yankee Candle Fundraiser: $3264.08 student profit


New Business:

-Christmas Concert on 12/8/17 – program went well; poinsettia fundraiser, not as well – several left over, next year sell poinsettias earlier – order form to sell in advance; will not do cookies next year – did not sell well

-Overnight for Competition Season:

  • Friday 3/2/18, Holiday Inn located at 251 E. Pennsylvania Parkway, Indianapolis, will be leaving the school at 4:15pm
  • North Central competition
  • Cost will increase to $35.00/student and will be included in the January invoice; a separate check will need to be written for the overnight
  • Looking for a different restaurant

-There will be no holiday practice schedule over break

-Johnson Rehearsals on 12/15 and 12/16


Director’s Report

-Chaperone list is out for competitions

-ISSMA Solo and Ensemble will be on Saturday, 2/3/18

-ISSMA Organizational will be at NHS on 4/21/18

  • Will need parent and student volunteers, 1 parent and 1 student per participating group
  • 1 ½ hour volunteer time
  • Volunteers just need to escort groups through hall, to stage, to exit, etc.





MMPA Meeting

Parents – Don’t forget tonight is the MMPA meeting in the Choir Room at 7:30.  (2nd Tuesday @ 7:30 every month)

Much to discuss!  See you there!!!

Updates for this week 1/8/18

Solo Competition Audition Sign-Up 

Attention Northern Lights, Starlights, & Lyric Lights! If you are interested in auditioning to perform a solo in the solo competition devision at DeKalb, Franklin Central, or North Central, please sign up for a time slot. Please try to sign up for the day you have rehearsal. Lyric Lights only students — you may choose either day. All solo competition spots will be announced prior to the first competition. Please read the criteria on the sign-up carefully!



The Ninth Annual Choral Invitational Trophy Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring a trophy for the invitational, please sign up for a trophy using the link below. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Audra Rittenhouse (Show Choir Assistant) at rittenhouseaudra@gmail.com. Information on trophy sponsorship will be handed out to students in the near future.





Northern Lights rehearsal this weekend with Jason Johnson

Northern Lights Parents – please sign up for a spot for bringing food for our kids.  If we don’t get enough parents to sign up for food for these rehearsals, the kids will start having to bring a sack lunch for themselves for future rehearsals.  I personally like it that my son gets a good hot meal instead of eating out of a brown bag.  Thank you in advance for helping out!

Here’s the link for Friday’s meal:     http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=WLZT4858

Here’s the link for Saturday’s meal: