Sep 21

Chorus Reminders

Thanks to everyone that attended Back-to-Chorus night on Thursday 9/18 and turned in all of their forms!  In case  you missed Thursday…

Students: In order for you to be a part of the Choral program you must complete the following items and turn them in to Mrs. Gigliotti.  Print This Checklist.

FORMS to be completed and turned in immediately (Drop dead date is Friday, September 26)

FEES are due by or before October 15th:

  • All Students: Course activity fee is $100 payable to South Lakes High School and handed in to Mrs. Gigliotti. If the fees not paid by October 15, the finance office will be notified, and students will lose privileges to school activities.
  • NEW Students: Uniform fee $90 (includes alterations), payable to South Lakes High School and handed in to Mrs. Gigliotti.

Sep 02

Senior Honors Choir Auditions 2015


Seniors Honors Choir Auditions will be October 11, 2014 at Longwood University.

Senior Honors Choir is a Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir. It is one of the most elite honors choirs you can be a part of in your high school career. The choir is only open to 12 grade students enrolled ClassOf2015in Choral programs throughout the State of VA.

You should start working on the designated audition piece over the summer months. The state requires me to do pre-screenings for the audition. The deadline for the audition registration will be during the first week of school. This means, I will be hearing pre-screenings and collecting your forms and fees no later than September 5th.

This year the audition is on October 11. Yes – I know, it is an SAT date and our homecoming. Every year the audition date is either over homecoming weekends or SATs for many schools across the state. There is nothing we can do about this conflict, as this is a state mandated date. If you are planning to take the SAT that day, you may want to do it at a site near Longwood University (drive down the night before, take your test and then go to the audition in the early afternoon).  The honors choir chairperson is very good about honoring requests for audition times so that you can take your SAT (even if planned in NOVA) and get to your audition (you would just be going to youraudition later in the day…somewhere between 4 and 8 PM). I have had students in the pastaudition for honors choir on an SAT date and it has worked out.

 As more details become available regarding audition times, I will let you know.

 In the meanwhile, please PLAN AHEAD.

 Audition piece:

 You will perform with a live accompanist and in front of a panel of judges.

 Sight reading is worth 20% of your overall score.

 Let me know if you have further questions.


 Mrs. Gigliotti

Aug 24

Welcome to Chorus 2014/2015

SLHSCP_Logo_ColorSummer Greetings from the South Lakes High School Choral Department!

As the new school year approaches, we want to keep  you informed of the choral department calendar and activities. The up coming events you need to know about include:

8/29/2014, 4:00 PM: SLHS Block Party – Visit the Chorus Booth!
9/10/2014, 2:20 PM: Department Meeting – All Chorus Students
9/18/2014, 6:00 PM: Back-To-Chorus Night – Required Parent/Student Event.

  • 6:00 – 7:30: Forms, Fees Turn-In
  • 7:30 – 8:15: Meeting

11/15/2014: Community Fund Drive – Required Student Event.

Please take a moment to read the following information about the department:

This year is packed with important dates.  Check out the calendar here:

The following Back-to-Chorus Packet forms are required to be completed and will be collected at the Back-To-Chorus Night meeting.  To make this go more smoothly, please fill them out in advance:

See you at the Block Party and Back-to-Chorus Night!

Jun 04

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Chorus Officers

electionThe election results are in.  Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Chorus Officers!

President: Evan Alexa
Vice President: Levi Prudhomme
Secretary: Brigid Doebrich
Spirit Leader: Lyric Venable
Music Historians: Ellen Huber & Caitlyn Maginniss
Music Librarians: Alexander Carpenter, Arlene Bouttavong, Daniel Gurley, Sarah Delcoco
Publicity: Havisha Annamreddy & Denisha Sheppard

Apr 02

Shop with Scrip

ScripLogoDear Chorus Students and Parents,

I am Micki Moravitz, the Scrip Coordinator for our SLHS Chorus.

Attached is the Scrip Ordering schedule and program instructions for you to raise money for your student’s Fundraising account.  Please note that all rebates earned by your purchases are applied to your student’s account.  This program is a very easy and cost effective way to lower the cost of the Spring Trip.

If you order and pay online using the Paypal system there is no paperwork needed.  If you would like to pay by check, your order confirmation sheet and your check is due to the chorus room by noon of the Monday order due dates.  Your scrip cards will be ready for pickup no later than Friday.

Go to to see all the options and their respective rebates.  It all adds up quickly, and the idea is that you already spend money at these merchants anyway….why not get a rebate for spending it?

Our orders are placed every two weeks. If you have any questions you can email me, Micki Moravitz, at feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions or assist in any way.

Micki Moravitz

Nov 01


Charms is used to update your contact information and view information regarding your student’s forms, payments and fundraising status. Charms Information will help you log in to CHARMS.

Sep 19


SLHSCP_Logo_ColorWelcome to the official website of the South Lakes High School Choral Department. Here you will find the latest updates, performance calendars, musical resources, and Parents for Choral Arts Booster information.