Notations – February 17, 2020

Cappies Gala Singer Auditions 2020

Do you want to experience performing at the Kennedy Center for a televised sold-out crowd on the Orchestra Hall Stage on Sunday, May 31, 2020? Then, Audition to be a PRESTIGIOUS Gala Singer!

Download the flyer below for Audition Requirements:

  • Audition Videos must be submitted by Sunday, 3/15
  • Late submissions will NOT be considered
  • Casting notifications will be made via email by Wednesday, 4/1.

Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Broadway Night 2020 Photos & DVD

All PHOTOS are available at:!

Jessica Wallach of Portrait Playtime has taken beautiful photos and tagged all of them so you can easily find your star performers! 


Photos are Available for Purchase through Sunday, 3/15:

  • You can purchase print or digital download
  • 40% of proceeds go as a fundraiser directly to support the Broadway Night production costs! 

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica directly at

DVD Reminder: If you have yet to order a DVD, you will need to

  1. Download BWN DVD Order Form
  2. Fill it out and
  3. Mail it directly to Arts Laureate with a check

Parent College Night for Acting & Musical Theatre – Wed, 2/26

Marshall HS Auditorium in Fall Church, VA – Wed, 2/26 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm

This FREE information session is for current Sophomore and Junior students who are considering majoring in Acting and/or Musical Theatre in college as well as for their parents.  You can download more information below:

Parents for Choral Arts (PCA) Job Opening

The PCA provides both financial and volunteer work support to allow the South Lakes Choral Program to exist as the high quality, well rounded program our students enjoy.

We need a parent volunteer to step up and take on the role of PCA Membership Co-Chair as our current Chair, Juliana Carter will continue to co-chair the Broadway Night.

  • As the New Membership Chair, you will come in and oversee the Membership drives which are already in progress.
  • This job can be done completely off-site and on your own timetable, and Juliana will provide full training and support.

Please email ASAP if you are interested.

PCA Membership & Fundraising

Parents for Choral Arts is a 501(C)(3) non-profit booster organization supporting the South Lakes High School Choral Department.  Federal Tax ID: 26-3487105

Membership/Fundraising Goal: Our overall goal for fundraising is $25,000 for the year. Here are three ways we can raise money:

Friends and Family (F&F) Campaign Update

  • We have a new membership level this year: Family Circle at $75, and supporters at $75 or higher will receive a video link of our singers
  • 11 new Friends & Family members helped us raise $910 to date this year
  • You can send this link: to people you know who might be interested in becoming Friends & Family members
  • We have recently sent out letters to over 400 SLHS Chorus Alumni and their families to seek their support
  • Please Contact Wendy Hahn at with questions or concerns

If you have any questions or are able to further help with our membership/fundraising campaign, please email Juliana Carter at 

Lost & Found from Broadway Night

  1. Look though BWN Lost & Found (a photo album of 30 items found from the Broadway Night performances on 1/31 & 2/1)
  2. Be sure to pick up your items from the chorus room by the end of the week
  3. Otherwise, they will be donated!

Concert Performance Archives

Professional Audio & Video Recordings are posted on our website:

All Chorus Forms & Fees – Due Immediately

FORMS: If you have not turned in any of the required forms,we need them NOW! (Hard copies of the forms are available if you need them.)

FEES: If your student has unpaid fees, please make payment through MySchoolBucks ASAP.

  • South Lakes HS Chorus Course Materials Fee: $160 for All Students
  • Choir Gown Fee: One-time payment of $75 for All New Students and those returning students who need a replacement

Support South Lakes Chorus through Amazon Smile!

Parents for Choral Arts is a registered non-profit with Amazon Smile! 

  • To select us as your charity for Amazon Smile, click here:  
  • Be sure to visit Amazon Smile for all your everyday purchases to keep donating to the South Lakes Chorus!

Enrichment Opportunities

Music Performances at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University

The King’s Singers presents Love Songs

  • Friday March 6 at 8pm
  • For $15 Tickets please use code LOVE15
  • For more information, including Ticket Sales, click here: The King’s Singers

How to use the coupon code:

  • Over the phone at 703-993-2787,
  • In person at the Ticket Office, or
  • On their website by clicking the links above

Spotlight on Broadway featuring Lisa Vroman

Presented by American Festival Pops Orchestra

Institute for the Arts (IFTA) – Registration Open

IFTA is a comprehensive arts enrichment and academic program. Students take 4 classes which they choose from among 90 selections. Options include dance, music, theatre, visual art, and fashion classes.

Students entering grade 9 may take the Online Health & PE (HPE9) course and students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course as one of their 4 classes.

Sessions: New this year is a 2-week option. Students may choose to register for either session or both.

  • Session 1: July 6-17th
  • Session 2: July 20-31st
  • 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Location: Fairfax High School

Registration is OPEN 2/3 – 6/16, 2020IFTA 2020

The 2020 South Lakes Music Jam at Ned Devine’s – Sun, 2/23 (5-8 pm)

Tickets for the 2020 Take the Stage Music Jam are on sale now.  ​They will also be available both online and at the door.

This event provides a great opportunity for student musicians (ages 18 and below) to jam like the pros–in a great venue (Ned Devine’s in Herndon) with lots of fun, food and fans!  This year trios, duos, and solo acts are welcomed in addition to student bands. (Please note: The deadline for application was Wed, 1/22.

NOTE: This music show case/fundraiser is sponsored by the SLHS Band Boosters, and the proceeds will be used to support the SLHS Band Program.

Important Dates

  • March 10-14: ACDA Regional Honors Choir/Conference, Mobile, AL
  • Wed, 3/18 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Pre-Assessment Concert After-School Rehearsal
  • Thurs, 3/19 (7:00 pm): Pre-Assessment Concert (Call Time TBD)
  • March 26-28 (*): VMEA State Assessment (SOL), Edison HS (* One date will be assigned to us.)
  • April 23-25: VMEA/VCDA All State Chorus, Richmond, VA
  • Mon, 5/11 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Spring Concert After-School Rehearsal
  • Tue, 5/12 (7:00 pm): Spring Concert (Call Times TBD)
  • Thurs, 5/14 (7:00 pm): Chorus Awards Night