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2010–11 ARCHIVE

Choir's School Year to End on a High Note

Concert and Pirate, Pop, and Princess Party!

Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 p.m. | Mandatory Rehearsal: Monday, June 7, after school

It's time for our final concert and end-of-year celebration: A Pirate, Pop, and Princess Party! Students should arrive by 6:00 p.m. with their assigned drinks or hors d’oeuvres. Those intent forms are due to Mr. Case by Wednesday, June 2. Dress for this concert will be your choir t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. Gender appropriate princess and/or pirate costumes will also be acceptable. There will be a mandatory rehearsal for all students on Monday, June 7, after school. Please let Mr. Case know ahead of time if there will be an issue with your attendance.

"Music in the Parks" Festival Results

Congratulations to all our choirs for doing a superb job at the Music in the Parks Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 7! The Advanced Women’s Choir and Women’s Chorale each received Excellent ratings and placed third and fourth, respectively, in their categories. The Men’s Choir received an Excellent rating and took first place in their category. Way to go, HMS Choirs!

District XII Choir Festival Results

Congratulations to the choirs that participated in the District XII Choir Festival on March 19 at H.B. Woodlawn Secondary School. The 8th Grade Advanced Women's Choir received a Superior rating. The Men's Choir and 7th Grade Women's Chorale received Excellent ratings.

Pre-Festival Choir Concert at Herndon High School

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HMS Choir Presents Winter Concert

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, the Herndon Middle School Choir department presented their first concert of the year. Each choral ensemble performed under the direction of Mr. Case, with Ms. Debbie Ness and Ms. Marilyn Daines providing piano accompaniment. The Herndon High School Madrigals also performed.

Sally Foster Fundraiser Wraps Up!

Our Sally Foster fundraiser is now over. Congratulations to Katie Carlson for winning our Sally Foster Grand Prize raffle of $75 and a signed Chris Cooley Jersey! Also, congratulations to our previous raffle winners Zach Knox, Lyric Jones, and Marissa Foster! Our Fair-Share Pizza Party will be after school on Thursday, November 12, for any students who sold 15 items or more. Mr. Case will let you know if you are among that great group of sellers! Thank you to all who participated!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Raises Money for HMS Choir Uniforms

Thank you to all who participated in our Barnes & Noble Bookfair on November 1 through 3. Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of your purchases to our uniform replacement fund. Members of the Herndon Middle School Choir performed at the Reston Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Sunday, Nov. 1. This performance helped kick off Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Drive, which benefits the Embry Rucker Shelter.

Welcome Back to HMS Choir!

The Herndon Middle School Choral Program has a long tradition of excellence and strives to provide a solid choral foundation to all students who may wish to further their study of choral music in the program at the high school level and beyond. The performing arts are highly valued throughout the Fairfax County Public Schools, and we are lucky at Herndon Middle School to have fantastic support from our county supervisors, our community and our school administration. The Choral Program at HMS is structured to allow both experienced and beginning choral students to grow musically, vocally and artistically, to give them opportunities to perform, listen, create and critique, and to prepare students for the high quality choral program at Herndon High School. Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in an all-female or all-male choir as well as a combined, mixed choir. There are also additional opportunities including workshops, adjudicated festivals and select regional and state choral groups. All choral students are encouraged to take the opportunity to work diligently and consistently to make the most of their choral experiences at HMS and rise to their full potential.


2009-10 ARCHIVE

Oklahoma! Coming to Herndon High School in December

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns flirtatious Ado Annie and her long-suffering fiancé Will Parker. The production features performances by Herndon High School music and drama students. Tickets are $10.00. Director: Zoe Dillard | Music Director: Dana Van Slyke | Pit Orchestra Director: Chris Cunningham View the cast and crew list here >

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting HMS Choir

20% of your purchases will benefit our uniform replacement fund!

Shopping dates: November 1 – 3 | What you need: Present a voucher (CLICK HERE), or mention our Bookfair ID: 562355

About the Bookfair: Herndon Middle School Choirs are attempting to replace our outdated uniforms. By using the Bookfair Voucher when you make a purchase at any “Barnes & Noble” store November 1 through November 3, you support HMS Chorus and our quest for new uniforms. HMS Chorus will receive 20% of ALL PURCHASES, including ALL books, music, DVDs, 2010 calendars, Godiva chocolate, magazines, greeting cards, games, and gift items. Vouchers can be redeemed at any Barnes & Noble store. Online shopping does not count. In order for your purchase to count, please make sure you hand the cashier a Bookfair Voucher available here or from the cashiers (just ask). If you do not use a voucher or mention the bookfair at time of purchase, HMS Chorus does not get credit. Start making your list! Winter holiday gifts, birthday presents, required reading titles for school, or just indulging yourself – HMS Chorus will get up to 20% of the price of everything you buy during our bookfair. You can even use B&N gift cards and/or your Barnes & Noble Member discount card when making purchases. E-mail our bookfair I.D. number to those in your address book. Anyone mentioning our I.D. number at any Barnes & Noble will benefit HMS Chorus. Our I.D. number is 562355. ALL PURCHASES with HMS Chorus vouchers or I.D. number will be credited toward our total. Please encourage family members, friends, and co-workers to shop November 1 through 3 and to mention our bookfair!