Notations – March 1, 2020

VMEA State Assessment (SOL) – Sat, 3/28: Schedule & Transportation

Location: Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

This is our SOL and is a required performance. As such, please make sure that you are available on 3/28.


EnsembleArriveWarm upPerformSight- readDepart
Chorale8:40 am9:00 am9:20 am9:40 am9:50 am
Bella10:00 am10:20 am10:40 am11:00 am11:10 am
Camerata11:00 am11:20 am11:40 am12:00 pm12:10 pm
Select12:40 pm1:00 pm1:20 pm1:40 pm1:50 pm
Chamber1:40 pm2:00 pm2:20 pm2:40 pm2:50 pm


It will be provided to and from the event for students who need it, but we need to know how many students are going to ride the bus ASAP.

  • The bus will leave SLHS at 7:40 AM and return at 3:40 PM.
  • Students riding the bus will perform and then watch the ensembles be adjudicated in the Theatre.
  • They will also need to bring their lunches and snacks.
  • If you are planning to ride the bus, please sign up by Friday, 3/6:

Bus Transportation Sign-up

NOTE: If you are not riding the bus, you will need to be at Edison HS during the assigned arrival time.

  • Parents are welcomed to transport their students.
  • Students, who have turned in the appropriate FCPS drivers forms, may also drive themselves in accordance with FCPS regulations and Virginia state law.   

If you have any questions, please email Mitsuyo Sprague at

FOX 5 LIVE: Eyes Up Phones Down – this Tues, 3/3

Teen Drivers Wanted for FREE Interactive Distracted Driving Event at nZone

Send your teen to this interactive event spotlighting the dangers of distracted driving. Parents welcome, too!

Your teen will have hands-on experiences including Impaired Vision Goggles & a Distracted Driving Course. (nZone backpack and lunch included)

  • Where: nZone
  • When: Tues, 3/2, 7 am – 11 am

Students from five area schools will meet at the nZone, Virginia’s premiere indoor sports complex, at 7am. The event runs until 11am. Tune in to Fox 5…we will be broadcast live throughout the morning.

To read more about and register for the event:

FBI’s Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Program – August 3-7, 2020

Are you interested in becoming an FBI agent? Follow the link below and read on!

Broadway Night 2020 Photos & DVD

Beautiful PHOTOS taken and tagged by Jessica Wallach of Portrait Playtime are available at:

How to Find Your Star Performers:

Available for purchase through March 15th:

  • You can purchase print and/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

Parents for Choral Arts (PCA) Job Opening

We still need a parent volunteer, who can step up and take on the role of PCA Membership 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 Campaign

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

As of now, we have raised a total of $12,760 plus in-kind donations this year and are just over halfway there!

However, we need everyone’s help to get us further along by the end of the year!

How You Can Help:

  • Step up and become a new Membership Chair to lead our fundraising efforts (see above)
  • Join the PCA, if you have not done so yet (it’s never too late!)
  • Another way to help is through Friends and Family Campaign: 
    • Send this link: to people you know who might be interested in becoming Friends & Family members
    • 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  

Concert Performance Archives

Professional Video Recordings are posted in Performance Archives 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

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!

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

The King’s Singers presents Love Songs

  • This Friday, 3/6 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

Important Dates

Next Week:

March 10-14: ACDA Regional Honors Choir/Conference, Mobile, AL

Upcoming (Updated dates for the month of May):

  • 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)
  • Sat, 3/28 (see Schedule above): VMEA State Assessment (SOL), Edison HS
  • April 23-25: VMEA/VCDA All State Chorus, Richmond, VA
  • Tue, 5/12 (7:00 pm): Chorus Awards Night
  • Tue, 5/19 (TBA): Senior Recital
  • Tue, 5/26 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Spring Concert After-School Rehearsal
  • Wed, 5/27 (7:00 pm): Spring Concert (Call Times TBD)