Notations – October 27, 2019

Broadway Night 2020

PARENTS: The mandatory casting reveal meeting is This Tuesday, 10/29, 7-8 pm at South Lakes HS in the Theater.

Registration is open and due by November 15th. To register, click here.

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

Chorus Fundraiser at Chipotle – THIS 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 SLHS 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 Update

Have you joined the PCA this year?  If not, ACT NOW: Click Join PCA

We only need 21 more members at the $30 level to hit our goal!

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

Friends and Family (F&F) Campaign Update: We will be asking the students to gather their list of email and physical addresses to send emails/letters throughout November. Info coming soon! Friends & Family

Many Thanks 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

Disney Trip Update

Attire requirements for the Disney Performances

Important: Wear your pants, socks, & shoes for the Disney Performances for the first rehearsal so that we can confirm you have the correct style and colors.

  1. Chorus Polo Shirt – We will provide this
  2. Full Length Black Dress pants
    • Boys: SLHS Chorus Tuxedo Pants
    • Girls: Full-Length Black Dress Pants (Example: Target Women’s Bootcut Pants)  No leggings, athletic wear, or jeans!
  3. Black Dress Socks/Knee Highs
  4. Black Dress Shoes or Closed-toe Solid Black Shoes (No sandals, flip flops, sneakers, or athletic shoes)
Disney Rehearsal & 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

The Final payment (#4) due date is postponed because we are still waiting for the final amount.  We hope to get you the amount mid-week and please pay as soon as possible after receiving the email notification of your final amount.

Questions? Email

Gown Alterations – Get Your Uniform Ready for Winter Concert!

Students must arrange/pay for alterations themselves and make sure their gowns are ready before the winter concert on 12/18. 

  • If you have not picked up your gown yet, please do so ASAP. (Everybody’s gown needs to be altered.)
  • If you have not made payment for gown, please do so through MySchoolBucks ASAP.
  • 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: No progress has been made since 10/19: still 104 (or 67%) out of 156 students have turned in all their required forms as of 10/26/2019. 

If you have received email notification(s) regarding your student’s missing forms but still have not turned in all required forms, please do so immediately. 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

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

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 audition will be Tuesday, 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.

Important Dates

This Week:

  • Tue, 10/29 (7:00 – 8:00 pm): BWN Cast Reveal Meeting (Mandatory)
  • Wed, 10/30
    • (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Candlelight Processional Rehearsal
    • (5:00 – 9:00 pm): Chorus Fundraiser at Chipotle, 12152 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston

Next Week:

  • All Week (During Class): Kickoff Friends & Family Letter Writing/Email Fundraising Campaign
  • Sat, 11/9 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm): VCDA All District Chorus Audition, Wakefield HS
  • Sun, 11/10 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Candlelight Processional/All Student Rehearsal


  • November (Throughout): Friends & Family Fundraising Campaign
  • Tue, 11/12 (7:00 pm): PCA Meeting (Location TBD)
  • Thurs, 11/14
    • (6:00 – 8:00 pm): Candlelight Processional/All Student Rehearsal
    • (8:00 – 8:45 pm): Disney Trip Mandatory meeting (Parents/Students)
  • Sun, 11/17 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Candlelight Processional/All Student Rehearsal
  • November 21-23: VMEA Senior Honors Choir, Hot Springs, VA
  • Tue, 11/26 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm): SLHS Pyramid Workshop at RCC (Chorus Officers & Selected Students only)
  • Sun, 12/1
    • (2:00 – 3:00 pm): Check-in Trip Medications and Forms
    • (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Candlelight Processional/All Student Rehearsal
  • Tue, 12/3 (7:00 – 8:00 pm): Luggage Check-in
  • Wed, 12/4 (Period 3): Report to Cafeteria
  • Tue, 12/10 (7:00 pm): PCA Meeting (Location TBD)
  • Mon, 12/16 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Winter Concert Rehearsal (Call Times TBD)
  • Tue, 12/17 (3:00 – 6:00 pm): Winter Concert Rehearsal (Call Times TBD)
  • Wed, 12/18 (7:00 pm): Winter Concert (parent volunteers provided by Chamber Singers)