Notations – September 13, 2020

Back to Chorus Night – This Wed, 9/16 at 7 pm in BBCU

Join us for an overview of this year of virtual choir and learn how we will make music, build community, and stay connected!

All students and parents should attend, including those of you who are a ‘veteran’ chorus family.  We really need our SLHS Chorus Village to raise our children together, as this year will be quite different!

The meeting will be in Blackboard Collaborate:  

NOTE: Students need to be logged into separate devices from parents so we can execute the student breakouts later in the meeting.

Music Highlights of the First Week – 2 virtual choir performances by teachers for our students:

It Takes A Village: All FCPS Secondary Chorus teachers (Middle School and High School) for all of our choir communities

Ain’t No Wifi Strong Enough: Some of our Seahawk teachers for our SLHS students

  • Lyrics – Eva Forman, our Theatre teacher
  • A/V  – Harrison de Wolfe, our sound engineer /also an alumna
  • Directed & Produced – Mrs. Gigliotti

Reminders from PCA

Budget for This Year

Monthly PCA Meetings

  • The PCA meets the second Thursday of every month at a 7:00pm Zoom meeting, which is open to any choral parent or student guardian.
  • Please email for the meeting link.

Parent Volunteers Needed for:

  • A parent representative from each choral group
  • A Membership Chairperson

Support & Guidance for Parents

  • Returning Choral Parents are here to offer support and guidance to any parents looking for more information or connections during this untraditional year.
  • Please email with any questions or comments.

Family Fun Fridays! – Sept 25 (new date) at 7:30 pm

We will have Family Game Nights every month, starting with Friday, September 25 at 7:30 pm.  Registration information will be provided at Back to Chorus Night on Wednesday.

Join the fun in our private professionally hosted, customized game night to socialize with other chorus families, and help raise money to support our program. $25 per family (any size team may play.)

The games are played over Zoom and are a great way to spend an hour together at home, while laughing and bonding over fun games and trivia.

Virtual HS 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)


Enrichment Opportunities

D.C. al Fine Choral Conducting Workshops

D.C. al Fine is doing things differently this year! They are offering conducting workshops for different experience levels ONLINE.

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

For more information, please visit:

Important Dates



  • Fri, 9/25 at 7:30 pm: Family Fun/Game Night (via Zoom) – Registration information will be provided at Back to Chorus Night this Wednesday.

SLHS Chorus Department

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

2020-2021 PCA Board Members
Vice PresidentEric
TreasurerRay van

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