• Mid-January Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 1/13/2022

    Hello, Choir Parents and Students!

    Here are our upcoming events. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child.

    • Mon. January 17, Student Holiday
    • Wed. January 19, FHS A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
    • Mon. January 24, FULL Rehearsal in FHS Choir Room, 4-5:30 PM
      • FMS & FHS 4-4:45. Just FMS 4:45-5:30
    • Tues., January 25, FMS & FHS Performance at FES, 1-4 PM Volunteers still needed!!!
      • Please email me if you're interested in helping with this event!!!
    • Wed. January 26, A Cappella Rehearsa, 4-5:30
    • Thurs. February 3, JV Rehearsal, 4-5 PM (REQUIRED for JV Treble and JV Tenor/Bass)
    • Fri. February 4, JV Performance at Basketball Game, 5-7PM
    • Fri. February 4, Varsity Lock-in, 8 PM - 7 AM (8-10 PM Required for Varsity)

    Thank you for all of your support of choir! Have a wonderful week.

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • January Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 1/2/2022

    Hello Choir Parents and Students!

    Happy New Year! I hope you've had a wonderful break. Attached below are the Spring calendars for FMS and FHS Choir. You can also click on the "calendar" tab here on the website and view each respective Google Calendar. If you like to use Google Calendar, you can sync our choir calendar to your personal Google Calendar.

    FMS Choir Calendar

    FHS Choir Calendar

    Here are our upcoming events. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child.

    • Fri-Sat, January 7-8, High School Area Competition, Cuero HS
    • Wed., January 12, FHS A Cappella Auditions, 4-5:30 PM
    • Mon., January 17, Student Holiday
    • Wed., January 19, FHS A Cappella Rehearsal, 4-5:30 PM
    • Tues., January 25, FMS & FHS Performance at FES, 1-4 PM Volunteers needed. Please email me if you're interested in helping with this event!

    Thank you for all of your support of choir! Have a wonderful week.

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • Winter Concert Video

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 12/14/2021

    Hello, Choir Parents and Students!

    What a whirlwind of a December! I enjoyed seeing you all at the Winter Concert. If you weren't able to be there, or would like to view it again, here is a link to the concert. 

    Winter Concert Video

    Spring Semester Calendars are going home this week so please take time over the Winter Break to get our events on your personal calendar. 

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you ALL for an incredible semester. 

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • Winter Concert Survey

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 12/5/2021

    Hello, Choir Parents and Students!

    We have two options regarding the Winter Concert. We can either KEEP the December 10 time, knowing students would not be able to participate in the FMS Dance OR move the concert to Sunday, December 12 from 7-8 PM. Students would still arrive at 6:15 to warm-up. Please fill out this short Google Form to share your preference, or text or email me to let me know. 

    Please let me know your preference by 7 PM Monday evening.

    I'm very sorry we are in this situation but wanted to make sure to try to get your feedback before making a decision. :)

    If you missed the email I sent out on Friday, here is is below.

    I wanted to let you know that a middle school dance has been scheduled for the same date and time as our Winter Concert, Friday, December 10. I was not aware of this event. I am working to see what we can do about this conflict. I will try to keep our concert on December 10, but the time may have to change. It is my hope that students will get to participate in both. Please keep checking for more info about our concert time early next week.

    Thank you! Have a great weekend!

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • December Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 12/1/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    I can't believe the semester's end is just around the corner. Here are our upcoming events. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child.\

    • Thursday, December 2, Required JV Tenor/Bass and Varsity Rehearsal, 4-6 PM (No longer required for JV Treble)
    • Friday, December 3, Christmas Parade, Optional meet up together, details TBD
    • Tuesday, December 7, Required for ALL FMS and FHS Tenor/Bass students, 4-5 PM (This is a new required rehearsal)
    • Tuesday, December 7, Required Varsity Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Wednesday, December 8, Dress Rehearsal, Required for ALL Choir Students, 4-6 PM, FHS Auditorium
    • Thursday, December 9, Required Varsity Reheasal, 5-6 PM
    • Friday, December 10, Winter Concert, FHS Auditorium. Students arrive at 6:15 PM and concert is from 7-8 PM. 
    • Saturday, December 11, FHS Caroling on the Riverwalk, details TBD (PARENTS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING :))

    FMS Winter Concert Permission

    Thank you! Call, text or email if you have any questions or concerns!

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • November Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 11/8/2021

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    Please see our current updates. Remember, only bold and underlined events are REQUIRED for all choir students. However, some events are required for certain groups. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child.

    • Thursday, November 11, FMS Choir Veteran's Day Performance, REQUIRED for 7th/8th Grade Choir Students. Here is the info sheet FMS Veteran's Day
    • Saturday, November 13, Region Clinic and Concert for FMS Region Students, Jay HS, Holmes HS. Meet at Bus Barn at 7 AM. Concert is at Holmes HS at 3 PM. Check email and Google Classroom for more details. 
    • Monday, November 15, FHS Pre-Area. Depart FHS for East Central HS at 10 AM. Return time TBD. 
    • Thursday, December 2, Required JV and Varsity Rehearsal, 4-6 PM (This is new for JV and extended for Varsity)
    • Tuesday, December 7, Required Varsity Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Wednesday, December 8, Dress Rehearsal, Required for ALL Choir Students, 4-6 PM, FHS Auditorium
    • Thursday, December 9, Required Varsity Reheasal, 5-6 PM
    • Friday, December 10, Winter Concert, FHS Auditorium. Students arrive at 6:15 PM and concert is from 7-8 PM. 
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  • FMS Choir Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/26/2021

    Hello, FMS Choir Parents!

    As a reminder, our 7th/8th Grade Choir has a Pep Rally performance THIS Thursday at 8 AM. I would like to request that all 7th/8th Graders report to the choir room NO LATER than 7:40 AM. If it is not possible for your child to get there at thime, that is okay, just please reply to this email and let me know if that is the case. Students need to wear their choir shirt and blue jeans or black pants. If your child is involved in another activity for the pep rally, (volleyball, cheer, band, etc.) they may wear their uniform for the other group. I always like to show that choir students are involved in many activities!  

    Also, we have our (Optional) Choir Social THIS Friday from 3:45- 5:30 in the Choir Room. (If needed, we will relocate to the cafeteria) Each 6th-8th Grade choir student is invited. Each choir student may invite a maximum of 2 non-choir students as guests. The guests will need to get the attached permission slip signed by their parent or guardian. FMS Fall Social 2021 A paper copy will go home tomorrow and is due by 2nd period on Friday. 

    One more parent volunteer for the choir social would be amazing! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a nice evening!

     

    Hello, FMS / FHS Choir Parents!

    Below are additional updates. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child. None of the below events are required for ALL groups.

    • Tuesday, October 28, Pep Rally Performance, 7th-8th Grade Choir, 8:00 AM
    • Friday, October 29, FMS Choir Social, 3:45-5:30 PM (Optional)
    • Friday, November 5, Region Clinic for FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 3 - 11 PM
    • Saturday, November 6, Region Clinic and Concert FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, November 11, FMS Choir Veteran's Day Performance, details TBD
    • Saturday, November 13, Region Clinic and Concert for FMS Region Students, Jay HS, Details, TBD
    • Monday, November 15, FHS Pre-Area, details, TBD.

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • Fall Concert Follow Up and Videos

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/21/2021

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    I am so proud of the students' performance at the Fall Concert. I think each group demonstrated excellent tone and blend. It was also really nice to perform for such a great crowd - thanks for being there! Here is the link for the playlist of our Fall Concert. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDLWEtwFlHd_REWcVZVt3xDxLB535nLE7

    Also, GREAT JOB to all 18 students who auditioned for middle school Region! The students were well-behaved and represented FMS very well. We had two make the Region Choir: Madeline Rogers, 7th Grade Alto and Natalie Simmons, 8th Grade Soprano. 

    Things really slow down for the month of November. Here are our updates for now. Read carefully to see which events affect you/your child but none of the below events are required for ALL groups.

    • Thursday, October 21, JV and Varsity Treble Rehearsal, 5-6 PM
    • Friday, October 22, JV and Varsity Perform at Volleyball Games, 4:30-6:30 PM
    • Friday, November 5, Region Clinic for FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 3 - 11 PM
    • Saturday, November 6, Region Clinic and Concert FHS Region Students, Judson HS, 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Tuesday, October 28, Pep Rally Performance, 7th-8th Grade Choir, 8:00 AM
    • Friday, October 29, FMS Choir Social, 3:45-5:30 PM (Optional)
    • Thursday, November 11, FMS Choir Veteran's Day Performance, details TBD
    • Saturday, November 13, Region Clinic and Concert for FMS Region Students, Jay HS, Details, TBD
    • Monday, November 15, FHS Pre-Area, details, TBD.

    Have a great day!

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

     

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  • Fall Concert Reminders

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/13/2021

    Hi, Choir Parents and Students!

    We had great rehearsals after school yesterday and today! FMS parents - thank you SO much for getting your child to rehearsal at the high school today. That was a huge help! We can't wait to perform for y'all tomorrow - it's going to be a great! Please remember the following details for tomorrow:

    • Choir shirts WILL be passed out during class tomorrow - yay! Students should wear choir shirts and blue jeans or black pants 
    • Students should arrive in the FHS Auditorium no later than 6:15 PM. (FHS Varsity students: you know to arrive no later than 6:00 PM) Parents, please wait in the parking lot or auditorium foyer until 6:45. Students should NOT have their cell phones with them, if at all possible. Students will go to their assigned seats and warm-up with Ms. Parks.
    • Doors will open for parents at 6:45 PM. The Fall Concert is from 7-7:45 PM. 
    • Please text me if you need to reach me at any point tomorrow. I will not be able to check my email often. 512-387-1466

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you! 

    Ellie Parks, Choir Director, elliep@fisd.org, 512-387-1466

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  • October Updates

    Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 10/6/2021

    Hi, Parents and Students!

    I am so proud of the 12 students who prepared for Region, the 9 students who auditioned, and the 4 who made the All-Region Choir and will Advanced to Pre-Area! This is a huge honor. You are all welcome to support them at the All-Region Concert at East Central High School on Saturday, November 6 at 6 PM. 

    • Anna Bodjanac, Sophomore, 11th Chair, Alto
    • Eden Goff, Freshman, 5th Chair, Alto
    • Sophia Mills, Junior, 6th Chair, Alto
    • Emma Stewart, Senior, 11th Chair, Soprano

    Our Fall Concert is just around the corner! Here are our current updates. Please email me with questions, comments, and/or concerns.

    Remember that only bold and underlined events are required for ALL choir students. 

    • Monday, October 4, FHS Moana Rehearsals begin
    • Thursday, October 7, Varsity Rehearsal, 5-6 PM  (We no longer need this rehearsal)
    • Friday, October 8, FHS Region Lock-in, 8 PM - 8 AM
    • Monday, October 11, Optional FMS Region Clinic (see email for details)
    • Tuesday, October 12, Varsity Mixed and JV Tenor/Bass Rehearsal, 5-6 PM (REQUIRED for Varsity and JV Tenor/Bass)
    • Wednesday, October 13, JV and FMS Choir Rehearsal, 4-6 PM in the FHS Choir Room. 
    • Thursday, October 14, Fall Concert. Arrive at 6:15, Concert is from 7-7:45 PM
    • Friday, October 15, FHS Fall Social, 4-5:30 PM
    • Saturday, October 16, Middle School Region at Brennan HS (required for 2nd year choir students)
    • Tuesday, October 19, 7th/8th Graders Perform at Pep Rally
    • Thursday, October 21, JV and Varsity Treble Rehearsal, 5-6 PM (required for JV and Varsity Girls)
    • Friday, October 22, JV and Varsity Treble perform at Volleyball games, 4-6:30 (required for JV and Varsity Girls)
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