EVENTS

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.

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.

FUNDRAISERS

Mickey’s Music Spectacular
This fundraiser quickly has become an annual favorite with the younger FCCPS crowd, featuring high school and middle school students in costume show-casing favorite Disney tunes. Coming in the Halloween season, young audience members are encouraged to wear Disney movie or other costumes as they enjoy their older colleagues entertaining them. Although this year’s concert will be presented virtually, the music will be followed by suggested activities for the little ones, led by the singers. This normally is a ticketed event; this year the video will suggest a donation amount with an easy payment option attached. All funds from this activity support assessment, accompanist and audition fees anticipated later in the school year.

Poinsettia SaleNow in Progress
Anticipating the holiday season, CB is sponsoring a poinsettia sale supplied by a local nursery.  Click here to download an order form and place your order now. Orders must be received by November 6. Pick up will be by December 12 (details to follow), just in time for the Winter concert. Funds will help supply concert attire accessories and other student supplies.

Broadway Desserts
Another annual tradition, Broadway Desserts combines fun music and tasty treats with entertaining musical “acts” presented by high school and middle school students. Circumstances at the time of the concert, January 29 & 30, 2021, will determine if the concert is presented virtually or in the Mary Ellen Henderson cafetorium.  If in-person, students will donate desserts served at intermission by CB volunteers.  Normally, this is a ticketed event; if it is necessary to go virtual, a suggested donation and means to donate will be made. All funds will go toward supporting students who audition into District and state chorus and for accompanist fees.

Restaurant Night
Both as a fundraiser and to support local business, CB will schedule a “restaurant night” at a Falls Church City restaurant during the week of April 26-30. In selecting a restaurant, preference will be given to locations that provide outdoor seating and will include carry-out business as part of the fundraiser. Funds will be used for end-of-year student awards and participation gift bags.

PROGRAMS & CONCERTS

Lesson Program
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.

Winter Pyramid Concert
This year’s three FCCPS Winter Concerts will be combined into one “pyramid” concert on December 10, show-casing together the choirs at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and George Mason High Schools. While all of the needs for this novel undertaking are not yet known, Choral Boosters will support necessary costs and logistical needs to maintain this important concert tradition.

GEORGE MASON EVENTS

MARY ELLEN HENDERSON EVENTS

THOMAS JEFFERSON EVENTS