Dec 02 2017

Broadway Night 2018 Update

We are close to announcing the theme, numbers and casting for Broadway Night 2018. In the meanwhile, here’s what you need to know:


Mandatory Cast and Parents Meeting – Friday, Dec 8

Join us in cafeteria and chorus room at 6 PM on Friday, December 8. This meeting is mandatory for all Broadway Night participants and their parents.


Before Friday’s meeting, please do the following:

First Rehearsals

We will have our first rehearsals before the winter break on:

  • December 11
  • December 13

Times and groups will be announced later, but please put these on your calendars now.

UPDATED: Students, if you need to miss rehearsal, please let us know through our BWN Absence Request Form:

Broadway Night Fees

Fees for Broadway Night 2018 will be:

  • $45 – Participation Fee
  • $20 – Makeup (Optional, if needed)
  • $30 – DVD (Optional)

You may pay your fees at Friday’s meeting (check or credit card) or via the PayPal Links on the Broadway Night Page.

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, Feb. 2 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 3 @ 2 & 7 PM

Ticket information coming soon!

Oct 31 2017

Broadway Night 2018 Auditions



The 2018 Broadway Night theme will be announced shortly

Broadway Night 2018 Show Dates

  • Friday, Feb. 2 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 3 @ 2 & 7 PM

Audition and Rehearsal Information

High School Student Audition Dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 13, from 3:15-6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 3:15-6:15 PM

High School Auditions

High school students interested in performing in this year’s show must:

  • Sign up for one of the audition time blocks in the Chorus Room.
    • Audition Dates: Monday, Nov. 13, from 3:15-6:15 PM; Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 3:15-6:15 PM;
  • Complete the online registration form
  • Prepare one of the pre-selected audition pieces from Google Drive (login with your fcps google account) to perform for the audition. A demo, sheet music with the 32 bar cut and the accompaniment tracks are all available. The audition will be performed with the accompaniment track that is provided.
  • Prepare a headshot and a resume to present at the audition.
    • Headshots should not be school photos, selfies or random candid photos. You need to have someone take a photo of you.
    • Resumes should include your Name, Height, Hair Color, Eye, Color, past performing experience
  • Be prepared to state your name, the song you are singing and the show it is from when you come for the audition.
  • Come warmed up to the audition.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early so that you are on time.

Rehearsal Schedule

November and December:

Students will be cast by December 10 and will receive practice tracks.  Students are expected to learn their lyrics and music by January 1 on their own.  There may be one or two rehearsals with small groups and solos/duets/trios in December


Rehearsals for general numbers will begin the week of January 2 on weeknights Monday through Thursday.  Students are likely to have a maximum of two rehearsals per week, and it will work around the number’s schedules.  On the 4 Saturdays in January, everyone will have rehearsal, including the finale.  Tech week will start the week of January 20 and will include rehearsals most nights, up until the show on February

Oct 16 2017

Fall Concert – Benefit for TAPS. Tuesday, Oct 17

This Tuesday, Oct 17, we will be having our first chorus performance of the year with our Fall Concert.  The show will be in the SLHS Theatre and will begin at 7:00 PM.

The performance will also be a benefit for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS.) TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.  There will be a presentation by a representative from TAPS before the final song.

Donations for TAPS will be accepted at the concert, through the Bake Sale, or you may donate online directly to TAPS at

See you there!

Sep 21 2017

Enrichment opportunity – GenOUT Chorus

The fourth season of the GenOUT Chorus, the DC area’s first-ever vocal ensemble for LGBTQ and Allied students, starts this Sunday, September 24.  We look forward to an exciting season of inspiring music in beautiful venues (including the Lincoln Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the Washington National Cathedral).  We hope to welcome students from your school as members to experience this community.

GenOUT rehearses at 641 S St., NW in Washington, DC.  This is just around the corner from the 7th & S St. exit to the Shaw Metro station on the GREEN line.  Rehearsal is 1:00-2:30 PM.

GenOUT is open to ALL students ages 13-18.  There is a $150 registration fee to participate; no one is turned away for an inability to pay (we have full and partial scholarship assistance available).  More information, including a link to our season flyer (which includes our rehearsal and performance schedule) can be found at:

Prospective students may also go to the web page above for the registration link.

Sep 20 2017

Robert E. Simon Jr. Music Scholarships

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The Reston Chorale invites Northern Virginia high school and college vocalists to audition for the Robert E. Simon Jr. Music Scholarships.

Scholarship recipients will sing with The Reston Chorale for the 2017-18 Season. In addition to financial awards, selected students will receive music and formal concert attire for the season.

Scholarship Awards

  • High School Students: Up to $300 annually* ($75 per concert segment) for up to four years. Awarded upon high school graduation.
  • College Students: Up to $500 annually* ($125 per concert segment). Awarded in June.

Audition Dates

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Audition Requirements & More Info

  • Visit and click on “Join Us” for details on the audition process and to download audition music.
  • Email to schedule an audition and request additional information about program opportunities and expectations.

* Scholarships will be awarded to up to eight students. Financial awards will vary based upon the number of concert segments each student successfully completes and performs during the Chorale’s 2017-18 Season.

Aug 31 2017

Welcome to South Lakes High School Chorus 2017-2018

Dear Chorus Parents & Students,

I hope you had an enjoyable Summer. I would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 Choral Program! I am very excited to begin my 17th year of teaching and 13th year at South Lakes. I truly enjoy making music come alive with our students. It is my lifelong goal to bring the best music education possible to every student in my classroom.

For those who are new to the program this year, WELCOME! I so look forward to you joining our Chorus family.

Please mark your calendars for Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM which will be our annual “Back to Chorus Night.” Back to Chorus Night (separate from Back to School Night) is designed to help all chorus families get acclimated to the new school year and understand the mission and scope of the program. Changes to the program, new initiatives and a comprehensive picture of this year’s expectations, performances & events will be presented.

From 6:00-7:00 PM New to South Lakes Chorus parents and guardians are invited to come an hour before Back to Chorus Night. Join us on September 18 at 6:00, for a New to Chorus Meet & Greet. Come meet the PCA Officers, other adults with kids in your singer’s choral group, and learn more about the ways adults support the choral program throughout the year.

From 7:00-8:15 PM I will conduct an in depth view of the department goals and initiatives for this year in the theatre All parents (returning and new) and new students are expected to attend (new students will be meeting separately with the student chorus officers to get acquainted and learn about the program in the cafeteria).

For those of you who are new to the program, you will find that high school choir is more than a class elective that meets during the school day. SLHS Chorus is a program of studies & organization filled with opportunities for students to expand their musicianship through many mediums. Each aspect of the program requires financial and voluntary support to keep it running at its best. I encourage you to get involved!

We are very fortunate to have a strong booster organization that helps provide first class educational opportunities to our students. Our Parents for Choral Arts (PCA) Booster board members will continue to work on how to best organize and utilize volunteers for performances and events during the year. You will have an opportunity to meet them at Back to Chorus Night and learn ways you can get involved.

For more information on the Parents for Choral Arts, contact the PCA board at

Our 2017-18 Board Members are:

  • President, Susan Sather
  • Vice President, Heather Wellman
  • Secretary, Leslie Moore
  • Treasurer, VACANT – (Susan Brownsword is acting as interim)
  • Member at Large, Amy Shaw Member at Large, Connie Davis
  • Administrative Assistant, Mitsuyo Sprague
  • Webmaster, Ray van Hilst
  • Long-Term Music Substitute, Susan McCormick

Please take a moment now to download the 2017-18 Chorus Calendar and all of the 2017-18 Required Chorus Forms & Information. Completed forms are due on September 18th at Back to Chorus Night.

All information is available here on our website.

I encourage you to contact me and/or the PCA Board throughout the school year with any concerns or questions that you may have. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Musically yours,

– Mrs Gigliotti

Aug 26 2017

Chorus T-Shirt Design Contest

Welcome back to SLHS Chorus. It is time to kick off the year… starting with our Chorus T-Shirt Design Contest!

Do you like art?

Do you like chorus?


The design should represent our SLHS Choir Spirit & family!

Submit your design to Mrs. G by September 15th!

Submissions will be voted on by the Chorus Officers & the Winner will receive a $15 gift card & recognition on the SLHS Chorus website! Your design will also be showcased on the bulletin board outside the Chorus room!

Download the flyer

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