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Choir Boosters Welcome Letter

Merrillville High School Choir Boosters
www.merrillvillechoir.com
Director Roger EmigDirector Melinda Reinhart
President
Dave Festa
942-3670
D_Festa@msn.com
Vice President
Eleanor Naglosky
769-1085
eley40@earthlink.net
Secretary
Debbie Elser
738-2254
onstage414@msn.com
Treasurer
Debbie Nieman
947-1476
niemandebbie@hotmail.com

Hello Choir parents!

Welcome to the new school year! We have an exciting and busy year ahead for our choir students - one that we're sure that you will want to participate in as much as possible! The Choir Booster organization is designed for you to assist in keeying our choral program at its premium level. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Choir room at 7:00 P.M., with our first meeting scheduled for September 7, 2004. Everyone is welcome - we enjoy seeing both new and familiar faces! At the meetings we learn upcoming choir information first hand (no need to ask your busy student!) and we plan ways to help make Mr. Emig and Mrs. Reinhart's live much easier!

There are many ways you can serve the choir program, even if you only have time to volunteer occasionally or for small periods of time. Your students will earn "Award Points" because of your participation. If everyone makes the effort to help just a little, those "big" tasks won't seem so overwhleming!

Please read over the list of areas (found later on this page) in which you can serve. Try to find at least one opportunity to help make your student's experience in choir the best that it can be! Being involved with your child will be as rewarding for you as it is for him or her!

Our first special event will be the "Welcome Freshmen and Parents" potluck on Saturday, September 18, 2004 from 4-6 P.M. in the Pierce Middle School Cafetorium. Come and enjoy good food, interesting parents and the musical program of song and dance provided by our choir students!

We look forward to seeing you at the potluck and at our meetings.

MHS Choir Booster Board



Opportunities to Serve
CostumesFir each student with costumes at beginning of year (daytime job)
Costume repair
Arrange for costume cleaning
Check-out/check-in costumes at dress rehearsals and concerts
Final check-in of costumes at end of year
ConcessionsMake sure paper goods and utensils available for concert
Prepare donated food for sale
Assist with food and drink sales during concert intermission
Clean area at conclusion of concert
SupervisionStay with students (those not performing) in choir room during concert
Assist with student supervision during dress rehearsals & backstage during concert
Box OfficeSell tickets the night of concert (need to be at auditorium by 6:30 P.M.)
ProgramsTake tickets as patrons enter, including at handicap entrance
Hand out program books, including at handicap entrance
ShowcaseDecorate the auditorium showcase prior to each concert utilizing the concert theme
Phone TreeCall a list of other parents to advise of upcoming events and meetings
PublicityProvide news release information to Central Office prior to concert
Provide choir news for MHS newsletters
Any other publicity needed
Set ConstructionAssist with construction the weekend prior to each concert (no experience needed!)
Class HistorianCould be parent or student - for each choir class
Keep video or picture account of each class' activities
Presentation FlowersArrange for flowers and presentation materials
Available to sell flowers prior to concert and during intermission
Choral LibrarySort and file choir music
ChaperoneAccompany students on trips or activities
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