Monday, August 29, 2016

Get Involved! Unit 5 Music Parents Meeting

The Unit 5 Music Parents are having their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm in the Normal West High School IMC. All parents of music students in Unit 5 are invited to attend and get involved in supporting the Unit 5 music program! For more information, visit their website at

Friday, August 26, 2016

Choir Parents Meeting Monday, Aug. 29

Our Choir Parents organizational meeting will be taking place on Monday, August 29 at 7:00 pm in the choir room.  I apologize for confusion on the date...another place says it is on Sept. 1, but the meeting is actually taking place on Monday night.  If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved in Choir Parents, please send me an email with your interest.  See you there!

Court Singers Auditions

Congratulations to our 2016 Court Singers!  First rehearsal is this Wednesday, August 31 from 3:40 - 5:30 pm.  Thanks to all for auditioning.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Football Concessions - Help Needed!

    Image result for help neededWe have the opportunity to raise some money for the choir program by running the concession stand at the first home football game of the year, which is FRIDAY, AUGUST 26!  This is coming up quickly and we need volunteers to help!  Parents are asked to help with the majority of the jobs - students are only allowed to be runners of food.  We are sharing the evening with the Drama Club.  It's a great time - thanks in advance for your help with short notice!

If you are able and willing to help, please sign up at this link on Sign-Up Genius.  Thank you!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Text Reminders

Image result for remind appStudents and Parents: I use the Remind app to send out texts to students, and this year I am adding a "class" called "Choir Parents."  I will use it (sparingly!) to send out information as needed via text message.  If you don't have the app, it's fantastic!  Go to your app store and look for "Remind" (it was formerly called "Remind 101").  Here's the codes to join a class:

1. Enter this number for the recipient:  81010 (same number for any class you're joining)

2.  Enter this message for whichever class you're joining:

  • Concert Choir Women (Treble Choir): @mrlugi
  • Concert Choir Men (Men's Choir): @mrlugin
  • Women's Chorale: @mrluginb
  • Chamber Chorale: @chambchor
  • Chamber Singers: @nchsmads
  • *NEW* Choir Parents:  @mrlug

3. Hit "Send." You should receive a text right away, asking you to identify yourself and your role (student or parent).  Fill that out, send it in, and you're all done!

4.  RETURNING STUDENTS:  if you've switched classes, go ahead and switch yourself on the app if you would like.  You should leave the class you were in last year and then add the class you're in this year.

If you have any questions on the Remind app, feel free to contact me!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Newsletter - Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  I hope you had a fantastic summer and are as excited as I am to be making music again!  Below, please find a copy of the first issue of the choir newsletter, as well as links to the Handbook and Signature Form.  There is a separate tab for these above for future reference.  I look forward to meeting our new singers and welcome back the veterans!  See you soon!

Choir Handbook
Handbook Signature Form - DUE by August 31!

Highlights of 2015-2016

We had a great year in Iron's a recap of 2015-2016.  Congratulations to our graduating seniors - we wish you the best of luck in the future, and hope that you'll always continue singing!