"Big D" Classic Music Festival - April 25
This year, our choirs will take part in the American Classic “Big D” Music Festival, a national music contest, being hosted in the Dallas Metroplex during the months of April and early May. We have competed in this festival many times before, although this year’s festival is taking place in a new venue: MacGorman Performing Arts Center, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary Campus, 2001 West Seminary Drive/ Fort Worth 76115. Download this file for more details.
Thank you Mrs. Grubbs!
At the April 1 meeting of the BL Choir Booster Board, BL Principal Evelyn Grubbs appeared to express to the Choir Booster organization her appreciation for the BL Choir and her desire to support the Fine Arts at Bishop Lynch High School. She noted that the school's fine arts programs are one of the most attractive features of the school to our young recruits, and described the choir as a crown jewel at the school. She pledged her support for the Choir's continued efforts to recruit new members and to improve the quality of the choir program. Many thanks to you, Mrs. Grubbs, for your support!
Senior Pictures Deadline Is Just Around The Corner
The senior tribute we have after the Spring Choir Concert is something everyone looks forward to. It's when we get to say, "Awwww" when we see the baby pictures of our graduating choir members. So to help us prepare an awesome presentation, we need each of the senior parents to submit the following three types of photos of their senior choir student:
- baby picture
- middle school picture
- current picture (senior year)
The preferred method of sending your pictures is via email to Ellen Dorn. If you only have hard copies or wish to send them via flash drive or CD, please email Ellen for instructions on how to get them to her. Please send your photos no later than April 15.
Spring Concert Auditions are Coming Up!
These are the times for solo auditions at the 2014 Spring Concert:
Monday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 15th: Spring Concert Auditions for Solos/Small Groups
Monday- auditions will begin at 4:00 (this is Junior-Senior Tea Day for the 11th/12th grade ladies, so auditions will be open to the Tenors/Basses, as well as Sophomore and Freshmen Ladies on this date)
Tuesday-auditions will continue, but will not begin until 5:15, following Men's Ensemble rehearsal.
Sign up schedule and information about the audition process will be posted by the end of this week!
National Choir Competition in Fort Worth—Required for all Students—April 25
Because of our past rankings in national choral festivals, the BL Choirs have been invited to participate in a new festival, to be held at the 3500-seat MacGorman Performing Arts Center in Fort Worth! All students are required to participate. Mrs. Grubbs and Mr. Becker have given approval for our participation, and we are all excited about this opportunity to sing in this venue, and to be adjudicated in competition with schools from around the state of Texas, as well as from Alabama, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Registration fee and dinner: $40 per student. (Brigade students- $30). This amount will be deducted from student MKS accounts the week of April 21, 2014.
France 2015: VIVE LA MUSIQUE!
We have officially accepted the invitation to sing in France, and are putting finishing touches on the itinerary! Notre Dame, St. Sulpice or Church of the Madeleine, Chartres Cathedral, Omaha Beach, Cathedral at Rouen (Joan of Arc's home)...sightseeing, opportunities for singing in some of the finest sacred spaces in the world. This will be an amazing pilgrimage!
Tentative travel dates are March 5-12. Spring break is March 9-13.
Information will first come to you via Choir Notes in April, followed by a parent meeting in late May/early June- The first trip payment (deposit) will be due during the summer. Please be reminded that it is the policy of Bishop Lynch NOT to fund trip deposits, as they are nonrefundable in case of cancellation. Usually, the trip deposit is between $100-$250 -our tour company works with us to make it as low as possible.
IMPORTANT: Date Change for Spring Choir Concert Rehearsal
The Spring Choir Concert Rehearsal has been changed to Thursday, May 1 to accommodate many student conflicts the previous evening.
That Was A Year Ago?
Did you notice that it has been a year since we performed in Rome? We were surprised too! The exciting news we have to tell you is that the video taken during that trip is now available online. Stay tuned for more information on how to get it on DVD, but in the meantime, check out these links: