Friday, August 10, 2018

Welcome to 2018-2019 Iron Choirs!

The new school year is upon us, so it's time for our annual back-to-school choir newsletter.  Please check it out for information on our year, including several new items. Of particular interest is our switch to standards-based grading being rolled out this year.  Click on the link above to check it out.  Looking forward to another great year of NCHS Choirs!

Welcome to our new students - looking forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Year-End Video

It's been another terrific year in Iron Choirs!  Check out our end-of-the-year video.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spring Concert Info & End of the Year Activities

The end of the school year is fast approaching!  We have a few more big events happening in the next weeks...

  • Jazz Night:  May 4, 7:00 pm, Auditorium...featuring Key of She, Voice Male, and Jazz Bands from NCHS
  • Spring Concert: May 8, 7:00 pm, Auditorium 
  • Choir Dessert Banquet / Senior Spotlight Concert:  May 11, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria
  • NYC trip June 1-6!  
For more information please click on this information sheet (handed out on Monday, April 30 to students in class).  Please note that reservation forms for the dessert banquet are due this Friday, May 4!

Looking forward to a great few weeks of activities to end another great year in Iron Choirs!

Monday, April 9, 2018

IHSA Organizational Music Contest Info

Image result for ihsaAll five curricular choirs will be participating in IHSA Music Organization Contest this Friday, April 13 at Heartland Community College.  They will be performing for a panel of judges who will give them expert feedback and will receive an overall rating.  The event takes place during the school day, so students will not have to come back over the weekend to participate.  Parents are more than welcome to come and watch the performances!  

Performance Times / Place:

Venue:  Community Commons Building (#1 on the Campus Map)
Parking:  Spectators should park in Lot N (closest to the choral venue) or Lot O
Performance Times:

  • Men's Choir 9:40 am
  • Treble Choir 10:40 am
  • Chamber Singers 11:40 am
  • Chamber Chorale 1:20 pm
  • Women's Chorale 2:20 pm
Student Procedures / Information:
  • All students in Men's Choir, Treble Choir, & Chamber Singers are dismissed from classes for periods 1-5.  Students in these choirs should report to the choir room at the start of 1st hour, and should come dressed in their tuxedo or dress. The bus will leave at approximately 8:45 am and will return soon after 12:00 noon.  This should give them time to eat lunch and change clothes before 6th hour.
  • All students in Chamber Chorale and Women's Chorale are dismissed from periods 5-8.  They need to report to the choir room and get changed into their choir uniforms.  The bus will leave at 12:30 pm and will return to school around 3 pm or soon after.  Students with 5th hour lunch can eat at the start of the period and need to be ready to leave by 12:30.
The students have been working very hard and should have excellent performances!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Unit 5 Choral Showcase Concert Information

The Unit 5 Choral Showcase, featuring all singers in Unit 5 grades 7-12, will be held this Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 pm in the NCHS Gym. 

Please click here for student rehearsal information and call times

Parents - I still need some help with managing the concert.  Please visit the sign-up genius here to volunteer!

Looking forward to a great evening of sharing choral music with our Unit 5 choir family!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

HELP NEEDED - IHSA Solo-Ensemble Volunteers

Image result for ihsaThe NCHS Music Department is hosting IHSA Solo-Ensemble on Saturday, March 3.  The contest involves 22 schools and over 1250 entries!  In order for the event to run smoothly, we need well over 100 volunteers to monitor performance rooms, sell concessions, run sheets to the judging office, tabulate scores, etc.  We have divided the duties into 2 main shifts for performance rooms, and 3 shifts for the concession stand.  Please consider signing up to help, whether you have a student performing in the event or not.

Before you commit to a shift, click here fo the schedule of NCHS event times. If your student is spread throughout the day, you can temporarily leave your post to go watch him/her perform.

Please click on the links below to volunteer on Sign-Up Genius for the event.

Friday Setup (Students) - ALL SLOTS FILLED - THANK YOU!
Concessions (Parents Only, Please) -ALL SLOTS FILLED - THANK YOU!
Afternoon Shift (Students & Parents)

Friday, February 23, 2018

2018-2019 Choir Lists

Thanks to all who auditioned for choirs for next year. We are going to have 5 excellent ensembles!  Click here for the choir class lists for 2018-2019