Weekly update and a note from Mr. Barker and Mrs. Yoder

Hello everyone! First off congratulations to Lyric Lights and Starlights yesterday for getting Golds at ISSMA Concert Choir State Quals.  This now marks the second year in a row that EVERY choir at Northridge High School has received a Gold rating at ISSMA (Organizational or State Quals).  This is very exciting, as this is the first time in several years that this has happened!  We are continually proud of our students! Please read the note from Mr. Barker and Mrs. Yoder at the bottom of this post in regards to State Qualifications.

Please remember, as we begin to have a lot going on in regards to the Spring Concert to make sure you are paid up on your choir fees so that we can continue to pay off the bills we have as we end off our year.  Invoices have been going home once a month this year to help with this process.  Senior obligations were turned in to the front office on May 1.  Underclassmen obligations will be turned in in the next couple of weeks, so please get these in as soon as possible.  If you are unable to pay the full amount, please contact Mr. Barker and Mrs. Yoder immediately.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Please keep the following dates in mind as they are very important for ALL current and new members of Northridge Choral Department (these are reflected on the Calendar, which has been recently updated):

  • May 22 – NHS Spring Concert!  Student call time TBA, show at 7:30pm
  • May 26th at 7:00 PM- 2014-2015 Choir Awards, followed by Orientation for ALL 2015-2016 Choir Department Members and Parents at 8:30 (new members do not need to come until 8:30). We ask each student and at least one parent to be there. Fittings for all NL, SL and VL members can begin around 6:30.
  • June 28th- Starlights Team Building at NHS from 2:00 to 4:00, Northern Lights Team Building at NHS from 4:00 to 6:00. Following Team Building we will be having the Icebreaker at the Rayburn’s (address and more information to follow)
  • Show Choir Camp: July 6 through July 9. NL will be held from 9:00 to 2:30 (please bring lunch) and SL will be held from 3:00 to 7:00

Here is what is going on this week:

Monday: Northern Lights and Northern Lights Orchestra Rehearsal from 6:30 to 9:30

Tuesday: Starlights and Rehearsal from 6:30 to 9:30. NLO/SLO Section Leader Meeting from 6:30 to 6:45 and Starlights Orchestra Rehearsal from 6:45 to 9:30.

Wednesday: Relax

Thursday: Northern Lights Rehearsal from 6:30 to 9:30 (replacing next Thursday rehearsal)

A Note from Mr. Barker and Mrs. Yoder:

Lyric Lights and Starlights Students (and Parents):

We just wanted to let you know that, unfortunately, we did not qualify for State Finals this year.  We will tell you more in class, but you all need to know how very proud we are of you.  You’ve put in a lot of time in work.  Trust us when we say it all pays off in the end…maybe not in the way we had hoped, but it DOES pay off.

You should rest easy knowing that you did an incredible job.  We couldn’t ask for anything more.  Congratulations.  We are honored to be a part of your music-making.


Mr. Barker and Mrs. Yoder