Notations – March 3, 2019


Congratulations to Julianne Jaegle, Grace Moore, Daniel Schewe & Ryan van Hilst for proudly representing SLHS Chorus at the 2019 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honors Choir in Kansas City, MO this past week!

They were among many outstanding singers from all over the country, who had been selected by audition, and we are very proud of them!

Pre-Assessment Concert – Next Wed, 3/13, 7:30-8:30 pm

Please make sure your uniform is ready (clean, pressed and right fit.)  Details on call times for each ensemble will be communicated when they are finalized.

Seahawk Camerata and Bella Voce have been assigned to provide volunteers for this concert.  A link to the Volunteer Sign-up will be sent out as soon as it’s set up.

Spring Trip (Advanced Choirs) – March 14-18

Meal Choices: Please fill out the form below by Wed 3/5 to let us know your meal choices for the meals provided by the travel agency:

Information from the 2/26 Meeting for your review:
The following forms are available in a google folder: NYC Trip Forms
  • Individual Travel Contract Form (for travel agency – required for all passengers) that was included in the packet
  • Medication Authorization Form (for those who may need extra copies)
  • Current Itineraries
  • Epi-Pen Authorization Form
  • Inhaler Authorization Form

Our Public Notary will be available again on March 12 during our Day 1 Check In window for any OTC forms that were not completed.

The slide show presentation: Spring Trip Slide Show contains other important details that you may want to review.

Please note: You will have to LOGOUT of any google account before clicking the links. Otherwise it will say you need to request access.

State Assessment (SOL) – Sat, 3/23

At T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria, VA

Here is our assigned schedule:
EnsembleArriveWarm-upPerformSight ReadDepart
Bella Voce8:00 am8:20 am8:40 am9:00 am9:10 am
Seahawk Chorale9:40 am10:00 am10:20 am10:40 am10:50 am
Seahawk Camerata11:40 am12:00 pm12:20 pm12:40 pm12:50 pm
Chamber Singers1:20 pm1:40 pm2:00 pm2:20 pm2:30 pm
Select Treble3:00 pm3:20 pm3:40 pm4:00 pm4:10 pm
Transportation Options:

a) Bus transportation will be provided to and from the event for students who need it.

  • The bus will leave SLHS at 7:00 AM and return at 5:00 PM.
  • Students riding the bus will perform and then watch the ensembles be adjudicated in the Theatre.
  • They will also need to bag their lunches and bring snacks.

b) Parents are welcomed to transport their students.

c) Students, who have turned in the appropriate drivers forms, may also drive themselves in accordance with FCPS regulations and Virginia state law.

If you are not riding the bus, you need to be at T.C. Williams during the assigned arrival time. It is essential that you are on time because the entire schedule runs in 20-minute intervals.


Please be sure to check your uniforms and make sure they fit!  If any swaps need to be made, this should happen now.  If your child needs a uniform item, please let us know immediately.

It’s all part of the grade! The rubric for our SOL includes professionalism, and attire is a sub category of this area.

Scrip Fundraising

Start fundraising with Scrip for Next Year’s Trip!

To register, go to:

  1. ShopWithScripand select Join a Program
  2. Enter Enrollment Code: 53ECEC3317977
  • Enter the student’s name for whom you’re fundraising in Step 3.
  • Enroll in online payments (PrestoPay) before placing your order.
  • For detailed information about the ordering process, go to:

Orders for physical cards and check orders will be placed at noon on the following dates: 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, and 5/31

Enrichment Opportunities:

Annual Cappies Gala – Monday, 5/27 at the Kennedy Center

The Gala Cappies Choir Director has put out an all-call for any interested singers to audition to be a part of the choir.  It requires 4 rehearsals, followed by the Gala performance on Monday, May 27th at the Kennedy Center. 

Interested students should fill out the form:

The audition process is all online, and not arduous. Auditions are due MARCH 16th, so we are on a moderately tight turn around.

The Alexandria Harmonizers Youth Harmony Festival 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:30 am to 8:30 pm in Alexandria

This all-day a cappella music workshop/show is open to any middle and high school students in the DC Metro Area.  Expert teachers and practitioners will teach them to sing and perform in four-part a cappella harmony. The structure is set up for anyone to have a singing experience for the day with a cappella music.

All Chorus students, whether they belong to an A Cappella group or not, are encouraged to participate. Either Mrs. G and/or Mrs. McCormick will attend with them, and we can organize school bus transportation.  Also, April 5th is a teacher workday, so you won’t be missing class. 

If you would like to participate, please register online at as soon as possible.

For more information on Registration, including payment, go to:

Mason Arts at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Performances by George Mason University’s Schools of Theater, Dance, & Music!

Mason School of Dance

2019 Gala ConcertSunday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

Each Spring, Mason dancers perform works by renowned choreographers in the Dance Gala Concert. This extraordinary evening features a dynamic performance of technically demanding and intensely driven work by talented students as they embark upon their promising dance careers.

$28 adults, $15 students and seniors, $10 groups

Mason School of Music

Raising VoicesSunday, April 7 at 4 p.m.

Showcasing Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists and Mason Opera Join us for a thrilling program of opera, operetta, musical theater arias, ensembles, and scenes that showcase the breathtaking scope and talent of these young artists in the beautiful (and acoustically brilliant) Merchant Hall as they prepare to blossom on the international stage.


$20; Tickets to this performance are FREE to students (up to 2 tickets).

Adult companion required for students grades 9 and under. Student ID must be presented.

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