Notations – October 25, 2020

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

Parents for Choral Arts (PCA) and the Oakton Chorus Boosters are co-sponsoring a virtual Song Writing Workshop for high school students with experts Jeremy Ragsdale & Harrison de Wolfe.

There is a cap of 200 students for this workshop and we are advertising it across 4 counties!  So, Do NOT DELAY securing your spot!


Audition Update for Senior Honors Choir

Review the updated info (link below) thoroughly, even if you’ve already read it, because YOU NEED TO KNOW THEM.

Senior Honors Choir information


Virtual Broadway Night: Screen & Stage

The Kickoff/Reveal virtual meeting for HS students
  • When: This Thursday, 10/29 at 8pm.
  • Who: All students that have submitted a BWN audition and/or a BWN leadership application form
  • What: Google Meet logistics will be sent to you separately

The Elementary School/ Middle School meeting will take place earlier that same evening.


Registrations Due this Saturday, 10/31
  • If you have submitted an audition, please be sure to complete the registration process NOW or by 10/31
  • Register here.


Virtual Rehearsals begin in November
  • Attendance is required
  • Rehearsal Schedule and Any Changes to it:
    • WATCH OUT FOR COMMUNICATIONS: emails, Notations, etc.
    • Also, regularly check our website page: Broadway Night Info Link


Parent Volunteers Needed
  • We need ALL PARENTS of the students who are part of the show.
  • If you are interested in playing a volunteer leadership role, please email ASAP.

The Co-chairs for this year’s Broadway Night are parents of current Seniors and are looking for parents of younger students to take on more of a leadership role this year in order to transition more smoothly into a chair position for next year.


BWN Contact Info


PCA Membership & Fundraising Campaign 2020-2021

Please consider investing in the unique and valuable programs and opportunities the SLHS Chorus could offer to your students, as they would reap the benefits for years to come!

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

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.

Please reply to to learn more about these jobs or other ways you can help out.


Forms are Due Now!

If you have already submitted all required forms below, THANK YOU!

But if you have NOT done so, please take care of them TODAY!


Required Forms

Digital Consent: Parental 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 Form: PDF 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 Form: The 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 as shown below:


Recording & Slide Show of Back to Chorus Night


Important Dates for Chirus

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

Rita Gigliotti,


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