Notations, Dec 16, 2018

Incredible Winter Concert last week!

Bravo to our Choral Ensembles and a cappella groups on fabulous performances at the Winter Concert on Thursday!

Professional concert recordings and photographs are available to you on our website: Winter Concert 2018 Celebrate-the-Season

A Special Thanks to all volunteers who helped make the Winter Concert a great success!

Some of you eagerly signed up to volunteer the moment you saw the Sign-up Genius link posted, while some of you kindly responded to the urgent call for help.  And some others offered to help on the spot.  Thank you, all, for your service.  There were also a few who did sign up but didn’t get to serve for various reasons.  Thank you for signing up anyway and inspiring others to do the same.

PCA Membership Drive Update

A Big Thank You to all who have contributed to the Parents for Choral Arts to date!

We have received donations of $8,900 (at 89 % of the Goal) so far.  Thank you for your support of our choral program!

Scrip Fundraising for Spring Trip

Start fundraising with Scrip for the NY trip!

To register, go to:

  1. ShopWithScrip and select Join a Program
  2. Enter Enrollment Code: 626LL83617977  (Enter the student’s name for whom you’re fundraising in Step 3.)
  3. Enroll in online payments (PrestoPay) before placing your order.

For detailed information about the ordering process, go to:


  • The January orders for physical gift cards and check orders will be placed at noon on 1/11 and 1/25.
  • The earnings cut-off for the NY trip is at noon on 1/25/19! Subsequent earnings will go towards future trips.

Broadway Night 2019 – Feb 1st & 2nd

We are looking forward to kicking off rehearsals for BWN this week!  Please note that the schedule posted on Google Classroom has changed and is updated.  The new schedule can be found here: December Rehearsal Schedule

Please review it carefully and make sure to attend and arrive early!  If for some reason you cannot attend, you must fill out an Absentee Form.  Up to two absentees are acceptable between now and tech week.  If you need a reminder of the numbers and cast members, please review the BWN Casting Reveal & Kickoff Presentation.

After this week’s rehearsals, the creative team will confirm the key for each number so that rehearsal tracks can be recorded.  Cast members will be notified when the tracks are released, so that everyone can practice over winter break.

Congratulations to the 9th graders as you WIN for being the first class to fully register! We hope to also reward other classes for fully registering on time!

If you have yet to complete registration and payment, this is DUE today, Monday, December 17th.

Let the show begin!  If you have any questions, please email:

Juliana Carter and Amy Guerber, Broadway Night Co-Chairs

NYC Spring Trip for Advanced Choirs

The 2nd Payment – due on Friday, 1/11
  • The second payment for students ($300)
  • For chaperones ($300 or $327 for single occupancy)

Please pay via My School Bucks (preferred method) or send in a check to Ms Gigliotti/Ms McCormick with “chorus spring trip” on the memo line. 

A-La-Carte Options for family members (non-chaperones) for the NYC Chorus Spring Trip

The Travel agency for the NYC Spring Chorus Trip has provided a-la-carte prices if you are interested in joining the group.  Please contact the travel agency directly to purchase any of the following items for family members who are not chaperoning but would like to join in any of these parts of the trip:

a-la-carte priceCostDeadline
Bus (limit 10 spots)USD $140.00 per person (includes gratuity and taxes)No Deadline
Hotel RoomUSD $160.00 per night - (rooms can have 2 double beds or 1 king size bed)February 1, 2019
Broadway ticket for AnastasiaNo Longer Available
ACA Party: Dinner & ShowUSD $50.00 per person (with all tax and gratuity)TBA - please contact Lauren for the deadline
Carnegie Hall TicketsUSD $96.00 per person (with service fee) OR USD $87.00 per person (if we order 10 or more tickets) February 1, 2019
Lincoln Center TourUSD $20.00 per personFebruary 1, 2019
One World ObservatoryUSD $30.00 per personFebruary 1, 2019
MealsTBA once we confirm scheduling with Choirs of AmericaPlease contact Lauren for the deadline
Lauren Campolongo, Travel Consultant

Chorus Runs the Diner 2019 – Broadway Night Fundraiser

Monday, 1/14, 5-8 pm – Silver Diner in Reston (Flyer attached)

Join us for our annual “Chorus Runs the Diner” fundraiser at Silver Diner. This fundraiser supports the PCA and Broadway Night. Make a night of it with your fellow Broadway Night performers, friends and family.

South Lakes Chorus Students: Please volunteer to help “Run the Diner” to raise money for Broadway Nights! We are looking for High School Students to help Ms. Gigliotti, Ms. McCormick, and Ms. Milhoan be the host/hostell at Silver Diner on Monday, 1/14 from 5 to 8 pm.

Please sign up here: Run the Diner Volunteer Sign-up

URGENT: All required forms are Due Immediately

We have sent email notifications to those students and their parents who are still missing forms. Please take action TODAY, if you have not done so.

It is required by FCPS that all of these forms come in immediately in order for the student to participate in the choral program.  However, we still do not have forms from every student.

That’s why we have been posting in the Notations every week and sending many emails out about missing forms.  But it’s already December.  So, please take this seriously if you have not turned in all forms to date.

All forms are available at: Chorus Forms Page and a link to each missing form is included in those emails. Additionally, we have made hard copy of the forms available in the Chorus office for those who cannot print at home.

If you have any questions, please email Mitsuyo Sprague at (new email address.)

All required fees are Due Immediately

  1. SLHS Chorus Course Materials fee is $125 and is required for All Students. 
  2. SLHS Uniform Fee ($75 for Gown) is separate from the Course Materials Fee and is a one-time fee for All New Students.

If you have not done so, please make gown payment ASAP.  All payments can be made online through My School Bucks

How to Pay for the dress through MySchoolBucks

  1. Login to MySchoolBucks
  2. Go to “School Store”
  3. Click on “Browse All Items”
  4. Select “Choir Uniform Dress”
  5. Select your student’s name, which will be the only name you will see
  6. Add to the Basket, Check-out, and Pay