Notations – October 20, 2019

Disney Trip Update

Attire requirements for the Disney Performances:
  • Chorus Polo Shirts (provided)
  • Black Dress Pants
    • Boys: SLHS Chorus Tuxedo Pants with
  • Black Dress Socks/Knee Highs
  • Black Dress Shoes or Closed-toe Solid Black Shoes (No sandals, flip flops, sneakers, or athletic shoes)

IMPORTANT: For the First Rehearsal, wear your pants, socks, & shoes for the Disney Performances so that we can confirm you have the correct style and colors.

Disney Rehearsals & Important Meeting Dates:

Students must attend 4-5 rehearsals out of these dates/times that we have selected based on everyone’s rehearsal availability.

Wed, 10/303-6 pmCandlelight Processional Rehearsal
Sun, 11/103-4:30 pm
4:30-6 pm
Candlelight Processional Rehearsal
All Student Rehearsal
Thurs, 11/146-6:45 pm
6:45-8 pm
8-8:45 pm
Candlelight Processional Rehearsal
All Student Rehearsal
Mandatory Meeting (All Parents & Students)
Sun, 11/173-4:30 pm
4:30-6 pm
Candlelight Processional Rehearsal
All Student Rehearsal
Sun, 12/12-3 pm
4-4:30 pm
4:30-6 pm
Check-in Trip Medications & Forms
Candlelight Processional Rehearsal
All Student Rehearsal
Tue, 12/37-8 pmLuggage Check-in
Wed, 12/4Period 3Report to Cafeteria

Student Contact Info, Food Allergies, & Roommate Request Form:

Final payment (#4): Once we know the final payment amount, we will email that to all of you (hopefully Tues/Wed of next week.) If you have Scrip rebates, you will receive an individual payment amount via email.  

Questions? Email

Save the Date: Next Chorus Fundraiser – Next Wed, 10/30, 5-9 pm

Chipotle (12152 Sunset Hills Road in Reston)

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser, sponsored by PCA, to support South Lakes High School Chorus!

Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to SLHS Chorus when you:

  • Bring in the flyer
  • Show it on your smartphone OR
  • Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause

PCA Membership Campaign

Have you joined the PCA this year?  ACT NOW!  Click Join PCA

We need 25 more members at the $30 level to hit our goal!

Membership/Fundraising Goal: Our overall goal for fundraising is $25,000 for the year, and here are 3 ways we can raise money!

Friends and Family (F&F) Campaign:  We will be asking the students to gather their list of email and physical addresses to send emails/letters in early November to raise money from Friends and Family!

Also, students can share this link now:

And THANK YOU to Wendy Hahn for stepping up to help facilitate this effort!

Urgent Need for Parent Volunteers:

  • Corporate Sponsors: Do you work for, own or know of local or other businesses who may be interested in supporting the PCA? Share this Corporate Sponsors link with them, or reach out to Juliana Carter.
  • Membership Chair: Are you interested in learning more about the role to lead our Membership and fundraising efforts for next year?

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

Gown Alterations

We let our students pick up their gowns after the concert last week so that they can get necessary alterations done to their gowns well before the next concert on 12/18.  Therefore,

  • If you have not made payment yet, please do so through MySchoolBucks ASAP.
  • Those students who have not picked up their gowns should do so ASAP.

ALTERATIONS: Students must arrange/pay for alterations themselves.  A list of approved Alterations Services & Specific Instructions is provided with the gowns.  The cost of alterations is around $25 -$50.

Please contact Mitsuyo Sprague at if you have any questions.

All Chorus Forms & Fees – Due Immediately

FORMS Update: 104 (or 67%) out of 156 students have turned in all their required forms as of 10/19/2019.   If you still have not turned in one or more of the required forms, please do so ASAP.  You should have received an email with a list of form(s) still missing and links to these forms on our website.

Hard copies of these forms are available for those who do not have access to a printer.

FEES: If you have not done so yet, please pay these fees 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
Important Information about Fees

If you receive free/reduced lunch AND have submitted the Consent to Share Form, the county will waive and pay your course and/or uniform fees. See Consent-to-Share-Info for details.

If you are not receiving free/reduced lunch but would like to budget Course Fee payment or Gown payment, you can complete Chorus Financial Aid/Payment Plan Form

If you have any questions and/or concerns about these fees, please contact Mrs. Gigliotti at

Broadway Night 2020

PARENTS: The mandatory casting reveal meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, 10/29, 7-8 pm at South Lakes HS.

More info to come soon! If you have any questions or are looking to take on an active volunteer role this year, please contact

Support South Lakes Chorus through Amazon Smile!

Parents for the Choral Arts (PCA) is now a registered non-profit with Amazon Smile. Therefore, you can support the South Lakes Chorus with your everyday Amazon Purchases!

Click on to select PCA as your charity for Amazon Smile.

And don’t forget to visit amazon smile for all your purchases to keep donating to South Lakes Chorus!

A Cappella Announcement

View the constitution so students can understand what the groups require for attendance and participation: SLHS A Cappella Groups Constitution

Enrichment Opportunities

Robert E. Simon Music Scholarships

The Reston Chorale is continuing to offer Robert E Simon Music Scholarships to high school and college students.

NOTE: The next auditions will be Tuesdays, 10/22 and 10/29 for the holiday concert. 

Choral Arts Society of Washington Youth Choir

The ensemble is comprised of 9th grade 12th grade “all-star” singers from area high schools.  Now, it is looking to expand the scope of the group and extending an invitation to our Chorus students.  

Visit  Choral Arts Youth Choir  for more information, including audition details.

The gospel choir at United Christian Parish of Reston 

Their information can be found here.


Next Week:

  • Tue, 10/29 (7:00 – 8:00 pm): BWN Cast Reveal Meeting
  • Wed, 10/30 (5:00 – 9:00 pm): Chorus Fundraiser at Chipotle, 12152 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston


  • Sat, 11/11 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm): VCDA All District Chorus Audition, Wakefield HS
  • Nov 21-23: VMEA Senior Honors Choir, Hot Springs, VA