Notations – March 8, 2020

Pre-Assessment Concert – Thurs, 3/19, 7:30 pm

  1. LHMS performance at 6:30 pm
  2. SLHS Performance at 7:30 pm

After-School Rehearsal: 3-6 pm on Wed, 3/18

VA State Assessment (SOL) – Fri, 3/27 (Select Treble) & Sat, 3/28 (Others)

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

Because this is our SOL and is a required performance, your participation is REQUIRED!


Select Treble: New Day & Time – Fri, 3/27 at 7 pm (Everyone else stays the same)


Fri, 3/27:
EnsembleArriveWarm upPerformSight ReadDepart
Select7:00 pm7:20 pm7:40 pm8:00 pm8:10 pm
Sat, 3/28:
EnsembleArriveWarm upPerformSight ReadDepart
Chorale8:40 am9:00 am9:20 am9:40 am9:50 am
Bella Voce10:00 am10:20 am10:40 am11:00 am11:10 am
Camerata11:00 am11:20 am11:40 am12:00 pm12:10 pm
Chamber1:40 pm2:00 pm2:20 pm2:40 pm2:50 pm


It will be provided to and from the event on 3/28 for students who need it.

However, we need to know how many students will need Bus Transportation ASAP so we can reserve the right size/number of bus(es.)  Only 10 students have indicated they need such ride so far.

Therefore, if you are planning to ride the bus, please SIGN UP ASAP: Bus Transportation Sign-up

  • 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.

NOTE: If you are not riding the bus, you 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

Interested in Serving on the PCA Board Next Year?

If so, please email or attend the PCA meeting this Tuesday, 3/10 (7 pm in Chorus Room) to learn more!

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  

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

All Chorus Forms & Fees – Due Immediately

FORMS: If you have not turned in any of the required forms, please do so ASAP!  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

Concert Performance Archives

Professional Video Recordings are posted in Performance Archives on our website:

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

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: 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

This Week:

  • Tue, 3/10 (7:00 pm): PCA Meeting in Chorus Room
  • March 10-14: ACDA Regional Honors Choir/Conference, Mobile, AL

Next Week:

  • Wed, 3/18 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Pre-Assessment Concert After-School Rehearsal
  • Thurs, 3/19 (7:30 pm): Pre-Assessment Concert (Call Times TBD)


  • March 27-28 (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): Music Department 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)