Notations – September 27, 2020

First Family Game Night was a Success!

A Special Thanks to all who participated in our first Trivia night! And Congratulations to the Mehlenbeck family who placed first and won a $25 gift card to Starbucks.

The next Family Game Night will be on Friday, 10/16 via Zoom.

Forms & Fees

All Chorus Families: We need you to take a moment to complete these forms:

  1. Digital Consent (so your child can use the technology resources we have for instruction): Parental Consent Form
  2. Consent to Share/Free-Reduced Lunch Application:
  1. Opt out form (this will be important to our virtual performances since they will be shared on the web.)
  1. Emergency Care FormPDF Fillable Form
  2. 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:

1st Virtual Broadway Night Kick-Off

It is time to kick-off the 16th annual Broadway Night!  Join us as we make history together for the 1st Virtual Broadway Night! This year’s theme is Screen and Stage and plans to have a very Hollywood-esque feel to it!


Please be sure to review thoroughly the email you received this past Saturday from our Virtual Broadway Night Parent Co-Chairs: Juliana Carter and Amy Guerber!

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, who 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, if 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

  • Lead this year’s Friends & Family letter writing campaign (Oct/Nov)
  • Volunteer to assist with monitoring and managing collections & reports
  • Sell Corporate Sponsorships: Work with the team lead by Eric Johnson to help reach out to businesses for Corporate Sponsorship sales
  • Become our Social Media Chair to continue spreading the amazing music & keep our community updated

Also, monthly meetings of the PCA are open to any Choral parents or guardians, and they meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm via Zoom.  Please contact Susan Sather at for the meeting link.

Recording & Slide Show of Back to Chorus Night

2 Virtual Choir Performances by Teachers for our Students

  1. It Takes A Village: by all Secondary Chorus teacher (Middle School and High School) from FCPS – for all of our choir communities


  1. Ain’t No Wifi Strong Enough: from some of our Seahawk teachers for our SLHS students and
    • the lyrics by Eva Forman, our Theatre teacher
    • the A/V by Harrison de Wolfe, an alumna and our sound engineer
    • directed & produced by Mrs. Gigliotti

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)

Enrichment Opportunities

D.C. al Fine Choral Conducting Workshops

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

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

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
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