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

Mar 07 2017

Healing In Harmony Musical Performance Event

Have food and drinks with friends and family, while enjoying great live music

An A Cappella and Coffee House performance event!

To raise money for Musicians Without Borders, an organization focused on  bringing hope and healing to war ridden, divided nations through the power of music!

Saturday, April 1st from 1-4:30 PM

Ned Devine’s: 2465 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA, 20171

Interested in Performing?
Sign up! Applications due no later than Friday, March 17!
View Healing in Harmony Information Letter for more information
Print Healing in Harmony Flyer

Bring Your Friends!

Donations and proceeds will be used to cover costs for the sound engineer, and to support the non-profit organization Musicians Without Borders. Want to know more about them? Visit Musicians Without Borders today!

Jun 27 2016

SLHS Chorus Class of 2016 Members Make Cover of Reston Connection

Reston_Connection_CoverRead the whole issue of Reston Connection for more about the SLHS Class of 2016 Graduation ceremony.

Jan 26 2016

South Lakes Chorus Department Wants You!


Do you know the top 10 reasons to become a member of the South Lakes High School Chorus?

Can you map a course to an I.B. diploma with our without I.B. Music?

Can you describe each of the ensembles making up the SLHS Chorus?

Well, now you can find out all of this and learn more about the SLHS Chorus on the newly updated Ensembles page.

Dec 17 2015

Shop with Scrip

ShopWithScripScrip_while you shopscrip_merchantsThe “Shop with Scrip” fundraising program is a simple way for families to help fund their student’s Spring Trip for this year or upcoming years.

By placing an order for gift cards, a small rebate is deposited in your child’s account. The gift cards are from many major retailers, restaurants and service providers. View a complete list of gift card options.
You can use online payment at Shop for Scrip or send a check to school to place your order. Orders are placed every other Monday (see schedule) and can be picked up by that Friday.

Gift cards do not have to be used as gifts – buy enough for your grocery shopping or gas purchases. If you regularly frequent Starbucks or Target or shop at Amazon, use a gift card. If you are starting a home improvement project, purchase a Home Depot or Lowe’s or Sears. There are lots of ways to use these gift cards every day. AND they make great gifts!

If you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Micki Moravitz.

Dec 17 2015

Online Fundraising

Looking for a deserving organization to receive a tax deductible donation? Support SLHS Chorus!

Parents for Choral Arts(PCA) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID: 26-3487105). By making a contribution to the PCA, you are supporting the musical growth of nearly 200 Chorus students at South Lakes High School – and the students in the middle schools and elementary schools that feed into our high school.

Please consider a donation online (click the blue Donate button on the South Lakes Chorus Home Page) or via check to South Lakes Chorus – Parents for Choral Arts, 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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