SPRING CONCERT PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Hello Parents,

We are in need of a few volunteers to help out with this Fridays Spring Pop Concert. If you are able to help us out, please sign up with the link below.

We appreciate your support for the kids and the choral department. ❤

CLICK HERE for volunteer sign up and details.

No Show Choir Next Week

Due to many factors, including: another music event in our building, traffic flow (moving in one direction due to air flow), holding of students during our concert, athletic and other activity conflicts, and not wanting to cut additional music from our concert for time constraints, we have made the difficult decision to not perform our show choir shows at our spring concert. 

Many of our students have expressed their gratitude for being able to perform those show choir shows as much as we were able. Although it is sad, we are grateful they were able to perform those shows back in February.

There will not be show choir rehearsals next week. The calendar will be updated as soon as possible. NLO members playing in “Bohemian Rhapsody” will be contacted regarding a rehearsal during the school day next week. Light Works Crew members are encouraged to help us for our concert as we will need some help with several moves on stage.

Call times for the spring concert will be communicated soon. Thanks for your patience.

Audition Applications Due Monday!!!

Due to the overwhelming requests for extensions, we are postponing the audition application DUE DATE TO MONDAY! All applications will be due BEFORE NOON on MONDAY! This gives you that one last chance to submit an audition application for show choir and the new choral ensemble. Have a good weekend!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Congrats to our Solo & Ensemble Golds!!!

Our state music association, ISSMA, released all scores and results for the Solo & Ensemble contest. Congratulations to all of the students that participated! We are proud to announce that the following students received a gold (first division) rating:

Kora Beasley

Nicholas Beaver (Vocal & Piano Solo)

Aubrey Byers

Josiah Cross

Riley Fain

Nathan Gibson

Nicholas Gorden (Ensemble & Piano Solo)

Chelsea Hickman

Jenifer Robinson

Ashlynn Rogers

Drew Stahly

Parent Meeting Cancelled!

Tonight’s MMPA Parent Meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be May 3rd at 6:30pm.

If anyone has questions about auditions or would like to audition for next year’s show choirs and new ensemble, please go to www.northridgechoirs.com/joinchoir for more information. The deadline to submit is THIS FRIDAY!

NCI Update & March 20th

To give you the most accurate information I have decided to send this message as soon as possible. The following is an excerpt from an E-mail I received from Mrs. Allen:

I am sure you and Sandy are feeling the repercussions of the quarantine issues that have arisen from the Beech Grove Show Choir Invitational.  Due to the number of kids and adults who are quarantined and/or have tested positive, I am sorry to tell you that I am going to withdraw our request to the Elkhart County Health Department to have the NHS Choir Invitational on March 27 and canceling the NHS Choir Invitational.  There could still be parents, kids, and even staff who are affected by the trip this past weekend even that far away.  The hardest part of this for me is the disappointment for you, the kids, MMPA and all of the work all of you have done to make it happen.  
I am very sorry.

In my reply, I asked about our participation in contests March 20th, Mrs. Allen replied:

The issue is now that I fear we are still not finished with choir kids testing positive who are currently quarantined.  We are still waiting for test results from students and adults who were on the trip.  Every time someone new tests positive, all of the kids and adults who would be close contacts with any of them will have to quarantine even longer. The risks are too great for travel like this at this time.   Consequently, I cannot approve the NHS Show Choir March 20 trip.  I am so very sorry, Dan.

Since I’ve known her, Mrs. Allen has been such a huge support to our programs. She simply would not make these decisions to punish us, but instead to keep us safe. Not to mention, this prevents us from infecting our contest or any venue we would visit turning them into super spreader events.

I am still attempting to process all of this, and I do not have words to say regarding what happens next. One thing that comes to mind, is that I would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication. My wish right now is that we respect the quarantine and stop this spread within our organization. If you are ill and even if you are just quarantined, stay home; I am praying for health and peace for all of us. 

Thank you for reading this and respecting the decisions our administrators must make for our school’s safety.

Yours in song,

Mr. Dan Baker