Notations – November 1, 2020

Virtual Song-Writing Workshop for HS Students – this Sat, 11/7

This is an amazing enrichment opportunity you do not want to miss:

    • Co-Sponsored by Parents for Choral Arts and the Oakton Chorus Boosters
    • Expert Instructions from Jeremy Ragsdale & Harrison de Wolfe
    • Attendance is limited to 200 students in Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax County and Loudoun County

Hence, HARRY and REGISTER by NO LATER THAN this Wed, 11/4 

District Chorus Info

We will send out an email with the District Chorus 2021 Info to all Chorus students as soon as we put details together.

Senior Honors Choir Update

Registration Info: Senior students will receive an email with details soon.

Audition Details: Please review  Senior Honors Choir Information and follow the instructions listed as they contain important info you need to know.

Virtual Broadway Night: Screen & Stage

  • Registration (PAST DUE):
    • You must register ASAP if you have not done so yet.
    • Complete the registration process ASAP here.
    • No Refunds after 11/20/2020
  • Subscribe to REMIND:
    • HS Students: text @hlywdstar to the number 81010
    • Parents: text @bwnstarz to the number 81010
    • You will receive a welcome text from Remind.  If you have trouble with 81010, you can try texting @hlywdstar or @bwnstarz to (571) 765-3609.
  • Rehearsals start THIS WEEK:
    • The rehearsal google meet link is their Broadway Night google classroom link.
    • Schedule for this week:

Mon, 11/2If My Friends Could See Me Now4-430
The Room Where It Happens
- Chorus/Dance Corp
Live in Living Color Chorus515-6
Meet The Plastics6-630
Tue, 11/3All I Do Is Dream of You4-5:30 (ES)
9 to 5530-7 (MS)
The Room Where It Happens
- Featured Singers
Pretty Woman/A Band’s Visit Mash Up745-830
Wed, 11/4Live in Living Color Soloist7-7:45
If My Friends Could See Me Now7:45-8:30
Thurs, 11/5The World Will Remember Me5:30-7
Coffee Break7-745
Gone, Gone, Gone745-830
Fri, 11/6Positive7-745
Sat, 11/7
* MS/ES only
* NO HS meeting due to
Songwriting Workshop
Raise You Up/Just Be
(in 4 groups)
Small Group Finale Work11-1145
Nothing Stops Another Day1145-1230
City of Stars (solo)1230-1

  • Parent Volunteers Still Needed:
BWN Contact Info

PCA Membership & Fundraising Campaign 2020-2021

Parents and Guardians: We believe your active involvement in the SLHS Choral Program would have positive influences in their students’ lives for years to come. Therefore, we hope you would consider investing in the unique and valuable programs and opportunities our program could offer to your students.

PCA Membership: For parents and guardians of current Chorus students

Join PCA today if you have not yet done so!

Friends & Family Membership: Students will send out letters to their friends and families, asking for their support for the SLHS Choral program and share the link:

Friends & Family

Corporate Sponsorship: Contact Eric Johnson at Membership@SouthLakesChorus.orgif you know of any businesses that may be interested in being a PCA corporate sponsorship:

  • local restaurants, retailers, or service providers
  • Your employer
  • Your own business

More Ways to Support the Choral Program

Also, we are looking for a few parent volunteers to support Mrs. Gigliotti and the Chairs.  And our most urgent needs are for:

  • Social Media Manager (post on our SM weekly)
  • Grant Writer: Assist with writing requests for funding from various sources
  • Friends & Family Letter Campaign: Guide students through campaign to write (email/snail mail) to their friends and family requesting donations in Nov/Dec.
  • Restaurant Night Coordinator: Contact local restaurants to set up dates for fundraising where we get a portion of sales for specific nights.

So, please reply to to learn more about these jobs or other ways you can help out.

Forms are PAST Due

If you have already submitted all required forms below, THANK YOU!  If you have NOT done so, however, please take care of them TODAY!

Required Forms:

Digital ConsentParental Consent Form

  • Required for All SLHS Students
  • So that your child can use the technology resources we have for instruction
  • Complete and Submit online

Emergency Care FormPDF Fillable Form

  • Complete/Print/Sign and
    • Send 1 copy to the School (Required for ALL SLHS Students)
    • Scan/Email 1 copy to (Required for ALL Chorus Students for Chorus Dept. Use)

Consent to Share/Free-Reduced Lunch Application:

    • For students receiving Free/Reduced Fee Lunch
    • Complete/Print/Sign and Send it to the School

Opt-Out FormThe 2020-2021 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

  • This will be important to our virtual performances since they will be shared on the web
  • All SLHS students & their parents/guardians should review the Information Booklet
    • Scroll down to the 9-12 Forms Section.
      • The information booklet and Opt-Out Forms are available in 8 different languages.
    • Read the booklet.
    • If you object to your child’s participation in any or all of the activities listed,
      • Complete/Print/Sign and Return the appropriate Opt-Out Form(s) to the School.

For all SLHS forms and further details

Parents: Please Join “Remind”

Remind is a Free text-based service that provides reminders to upcoming assignments and events.

  • To subscribe, text @weluvmuzik to the number 81010
  • You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
  • If you have trouble with 81010, you can try texting @weluvmuzik to (571) 765-3609.

Recording & Slide Show of Back to Chorus Night


Important Dates for Chorus

PAST DUE: Please complete and submit them ASAP if you have not done so yet.

  • All Required Forms
  • BWN Registrations
Mon, 11/16 – Sat, 11/21BWN Rehearsals
(communicated via text messages)
Fri, 11/207:30 pm (Zoom)Family Fun/Game Night (via Zoom)
Registration Info: see Virtual Trivia Nights link above
Sat, 11/211:00 – 2:30 pmChorus Swag Bags Pick-up Day
Mon, 11/23 - BWN Rehearsals (communicated via text messages)
Wed, 11/25 – Fri, 11/27Thanksgiving Holiday: No School
Wed, 12/167:00 pmFirst Virtual Concert
Fri, 12/187:30 pm (Zoom)Family Fun/Game Night (via Zoom)
Registration Info: see Virtual Trivia Nights link above


Enrichment Opportunities


This year, D.C. al Fine is offering conducting workshops for different experience levels ONLINE.

And their Workshops include master classes with conductors you will love to work with, including:

  • Edith Copley
  • Hilary Apfelstadt
  • John Irving
  • McKenna Senson
  • Bill Podolski
  • And more TBA

Please visit: DC al Fine Conducting Workshops for more information.


Virtual HS Bell Schedule

Morning* Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need

* Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers
Afternoon* Student Independent Work

* Teacher planning and professional development
TIMETuesdays & ThursdaysWednesdays & Fridays
8:10-9:30Period 1 (Bella Voce)Period 2 (Select Treble)
9:45-11:05Period 3 (Seahawk Chorale)Period 4
12:00-1:20Period 5Period 6
1:35-2:55Period 7 (Chamber Singers)Period 8 (Seahawk Camerata)


SLHS Choral Director



Parents for Choral Arts (PCA)

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


2020-21 PCA Board Members:
Vice PresidentEric
TreasurerRay van

Member at LargeAmy
Member at LargeStephanie
WebmasterRay van
Broadway NightJuliana
Broadway NightAmy
Admin AssistantMitsuyo