August Updates (Varsity Only)

Posted by ELLIE PARKS on 8/4/2022

Hi! It's come to my attention that many of you did not receive the email I sent out on Tuesday morning, so I'm re-posting it here.

Hi, Varsity Choir Parents and Students!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! I sure have, but I’m very excited to be back and gearing up for an amazing year.

After you've read this email, please send me a quick email or text to let me know you received it. :) 

Here are our important updates for August:

  • Wednesday, August 10, 5-6 PM:  (New date) Catch up and rehearse the National Anthem
  • Friday, August 12, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM: (New date) Warm-up and sing the National Anthem at FISD Convocation.
  • Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21: All-State Camp at John Knox Ranch. This is an amazing opportunity! The info sheet/permission slip is attached. Please read. It will also be sent home on the first day of school.
  • Friday, August 26: Represent Choir on a float at the Gillespie County Fair.
  • Thursday, September 1, 4-5:30 PM: First after- school rehearsal 

Please see the attached schedule, which has had some updates since it was sent home in May. Items in bold will not change. All other items are tentative pending school and district approval. A few dates will also be added within the next couple weeks, such as singing the National Anthem at a football and volleyball game(s). 

Finally, I am looking for a group of parents to meet with myself and the student officers on a monthly basis this year! This group will help with all aspects of the choir program that are not instructional: fundraising, meals and snacks for events, volunteers for field trips, decorating at concerts and events such as the banquet, UIL uniform sizing, etc. Please let me know if you are interested in being on the Choir Parent Committee! This group will also lay the foundation for a future Choir Booster Club. 

Please let me know through text or email that you received this email. As always, reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you so much for supporting your child on his or her choral journey. I am so proud and grateful to be their teacher.

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

22-23 Varsity All State Camp

2022-2023 Varsity Dates.pdf