As with all activities in the current environment, details of Choral Boosters (CB) fundraisers and programs inevitably will be influenced — but not entirely dictated — by circumstances beyond our control; the shows will go on! Despite the fact that restrictions on physical proximity significantly impair the harmonic and social camaraderie of singers, Choral Boosters and FCCPS choir teachers are committed to making “virtual” as “real” as possible to keep an infrastructure and relationships in place for the time when students can sing together. Fundraisers and programs may need to be adjusted but will be conducted as safety concerns allow.
Monday May 10
Restaurant Fundraiser at Plaka Grill. Visit Plaka Grill at its new location near the Giant any time between 11:00am-9:00pm. Be sure to mention the FCCPS Choral Boosters on your dine-in or take-out orders (delivery service orders excluded).
Friday April 30
Deadline to submit a recording for the student/community music video “I Sing Because I’m Happy.”
In a “fond” farewell to VIRTUAL music, GMHS music teacher Jamie Sample is creating one last video entitled, “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” As with past in-person concerts, Mrs. Sample is inviting parents, teachers, and other members of the community to join this fun project. She will provide all participants with printed music, a listening track, and instructions on how to add your voice and smiling face to the video. All submissions must be made by APRIL 30, so contact Mrs. Sample SOON to let her know of your interest. Contact Ms. Sample
Monday May 10
Mary Ellen Henderson choir concert to be performed in the High School auditorium. Information will be sent about permitted audience numbers and specific times of each choir’s performance.
Tuesday May 11 – 7:00 pm
George Mason High School choir concert to be performed in the High School auditorium. Information will be sent about permitted audience numbers.
Friday & Saturday May 14 & 15 – 7:30 pm
School musical “Songs for A New World” by Jason Robert Brown, has been described as “a theatrical song cycle” which includes a series of song vignettes all connected by a theme, “the moment of decision.” Tickets are free and information will be sent about permitted audience numbers.
Tuesday May 19
All Choral Boosters and interested parties are invited to join our year-end meeting.
Monday May 31
The Thomas Jefferson Elementary choir will be featured in a video released on Memorial Day.
Wednesday June 2
The High School choir will sing as part of the 2021 Graduation at the outside field.
Final details for all of these events will be provided as soon as they become available. For now, please just make sure these dates are on your calendars!
Choral Boosters supports a program of private lessons in voice and piano for students in grades
5-12. Following a successful first year (despite events which compelled lessons to be virtual), Choral Boosters will again secure instructors, set a reasonable and uniform fee for lessons and secure rehearsal space at FCCPS schools. Parents will pay instructors directly on a monthly basis. As possible, Choral Boosters will provide shared-cost needs-based financial support for students deemed appropriate and eligible by the three choir teachers. These one-on-one lessons will begin virtual and synchronous with instructors already experienced in long-distance training. Everyone hopes that the lessons will be able to return to in-person status sometime in the second semester.