Redemptorist Concert on SUNDAY

Dear Choir Families:

This e-mail contains important information regarding Sunday’s performance at Redemptorist Church. An itinerary was passed out to students in Concert Choir today, Titan Harmony students in Freshman Women and Women’s Choir will receive it tomorrow. I have attached it to this e-mail.

I would encourage all of you to attend and support your student. Redemptorist Church is one of the finest acoustic venues for choral singing in Kansas City. We have specifically selected music to be sung in this space. The concert heavily features the Concert Chorale. The kids are singing very well, and it is going to be a stunning concert. This space holds 1200, so bring friends and family!

The students need to arrive to LSW dressed in their performance attire at 12:20 to load the buses. The sanctuary will open at 2:30 for seating, with the concert starting at 3:00. There is not a large lobby for gathering prior to 2:30, also restrooms are limited at the church. There is ample parking next door and behind the church. Please see attached sheet for more details.

This is a free event. We will collect a small donation at the conclusion of the concert, to offset the cost to provide this opportunity to our students.

Please e-mail if you have any questions. See you Sunday!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

Redemptorist Info.docx

Choir Concert TONIGHT

Dear Choir Families:

Please read carefully for important details for the Choir Concert on TONIGHT!

Concert Start Time: 6:00 for ALL Choirs. The doors to the PAC will open at 5:30. The Clash of the Titans eligibility meeting will occur at 5:45. Every student enrolled in choir must have this completed by October 17th.

Call Times for Students Tonight:

Freshman Women’s Choir: 4:50 p.m. on the stage in PAC

Men’s Choir: 5:25 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Women’s Choir: 5:25 p.m in the Choir Room.

Concert Choir/Una Voce: 5:25 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Choir Uniforms:

Men’s Choir: See email sent Sept. 12. Each student should have the following items in his possession.

* A blue button down dress shirt (purchased through LSW).

* A black wool blazer and silk tie (rented through LSW).

* Solid black dress slacks (provided by the student)

* A black belt, black socks, and black dress shoes (provided by the student)

Women’s Choir and Freshman Women’s Choir: New members were given their dresses several weeks ago. Alteration information was stapled to their dress on a pink sheet of paper. Women should wear their dress, black stockings/hosiery, and black closed toes dress shoes.

Concert Choir: Robes and Stoles were passed out last week to all Concert Choir members. Underneath the robes, men should wear: black dress slacks, a white collared dress shirt, neck tie, black dress socks, and black dress shoes. Women should wear: black skirt or slacks, black stockings/hosiery, a blouse of their choosing, and black close toed dress shoes.

Per our choir handbook, all concerts are a required component of your student’s grade in choir. The kids have a fantastic evening prepared for you! We can’t wait to share what we’ve been doing this fall. See you tonight!

Amy Krinke, Jacob Lowry, and Terrin Pabst

Arrival Times and Costume Details for FNL

Dear Choir Families, FNL is in full swing, and we are fired up about the show the kids have prepared for you! If you have not purchased your tickets yet, please do that this week. We are about 50% sold out at this point, and this show has sold out the past 2 years. Please see below info re: call times and costumes.

Arrival Times and Costume Details for FNL

The dress rehearsal for all choirs is Thursday and Friday, during the school day. YOUR STUDENT NEEDS TO BRING THEIR COSTUME TO SCHOOL on whichever day their class meets so it can be approved.

Freshman Women’s Choir:

Arrival Time 5:45 pm in the PAC for joint rehearsal with 3rd and 6th Hour.

Costume: Any combination of denim, black and red. Be creative! Jeans (red, black or denim) vests, jackets, layers, hair stuff, have fun! NO SHORTS or TANK TOPS!

Men’s Choir

Arrival Time: 8:00 pm in choir room

Costume: Option 1: Over-the-top 70’s disco (tie-die, afro hair, bell-bottoms, etc.) in the style of “Y.M.C.A.”

Option 2: Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Karate outfits, in the style of “Kung Fu Fighting”

Option 3: Country Bumpkin (jeans boots, plaid, etc.) in the style of “Cotton Eyed Joe”

Women’s choir

Arrival Time: 7:20 pm in Choir Room Dressed in “One Voice” outfit. Since Women’s Choir is performing two different numbers, they will need two costumes.

Costume (One Voice): Denim blue jeans, and shirts in various shades of blue (Sky blue, teal, turquois, etc).

Costume (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody): Black and Bling. Black jeans or pants with metallic colors and accessories (gold, bronze, silver) accents, ONLY BLACK and metallic, no other colors. Go crazy with the metallic, lots of layers, etc. NO SHORTS or TANK TOPS

Concert Choir

Arrival Time: 7:30 pm in Choir Room dressed in Pompeii outfits. Concert Choir is performing two different numbers, they will need two costumes.

Costume (Pompeii): Denim blue jeans with gray and/or black or top. Solid shirts only, no writing, etc.

Costume (Kiss You): British Invasion/British Boy Band. British Flags, Red-Blue-White color scheme, Plaids, etc. Get creative! NO SHORTS OR TANK TOPS

Titan Harmony

Because of athletic events that directly conflict with our normal Tuesday 6-8pm rehearsal, the students chose to reschedule our last rehearsal for Saturday, May 10th from 3-5pm. This is the same day as Friday Night Live. Boys: tennis shoes/sneakers, jeans, black dress shirt, bright solid-colored tie. Girls: black leggings, a reflective top (sequined, glitter, etc.).

FNL – required for all choir students – ticket and t-shirt information

Dear Choir Families:

“Friday Night Live” is approaching quickly and it is SATURDAY, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. If you are new to the choral program, “Friday Night Live” is the primary Fundraiser for the Choral Department, and the funds raised at this event sustain the choral department for the next school year. FNL is a student-led variety show that features all of the LSW choirs as well as soloists and small groups. It is a high energy and entertaining night, and the kids have an incredible show this year! We have gone over all of this information with classes, so the kids should be able to provide information as well.

FNL T-Shirts: T-Shirts will be on sale TOMORROW, May 1st and Friday, May 2. The T-shirts are adult sizes Small through XXL. They are $10.00 per shirt. Students ordering a shirt must bring their $10.00 no later than Friday, May 2. Shirts will be delivered to students on Wednesday, May 7. Please make checks payable to LSW.

Tickets: This year we are trying out some new options with tickets to meet the needs of our patrons as well as our Choral Department. There are two types of tickets available: General Admission Tickets and VIP Tickets. Tickets will be ‘pre-sold’ in choir classes the rest of this week, and will open to the general public on Monday.

General Admission Tickets are $7.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. This is the same type of ticket that we have had in the past. Seats are first come, first served and seating may be limited unless you arrive early to stand in line.

VIP Tickets are $20.00 and are assigned seats in the first several rows of the Center Section of the PAC. Advantages to a VIP Ticket are 1) having the best-available reserved seat, 2) enjoying a front and center view, and 3) no waiting in line or needing to arrive extra early 4) a couple of other fun surprises 🙂

** Performance at FNL is a required part of each student’s semester grade. Students must perform with their choir in order to earn their concert points. Since this is a fundraising event, students who want to watch the show from the PAC must purchase a ticket for themselves. Watching the show from the PAC is not required for a grade.

Thank you for supporting FNL! Please stay tuned for more specific information regarding call times, costumes, and other details. We look forward to seeing you next weekend for a great show!

Amy Krinke and Ryan Sullivan

All Choir Members: Performance times for State Festival, SATURDAY March 29

Dear Choir Families:

The March 29th performance times for all choirs are listed below. Your student has had this information since Monday, so hopefully you have already seen this. This performance is a graded component of all choir classes and has been on the choir calendar since the first day of school. All students need to arrive at LSW dressed in their concert attire.

MSHSAA State Festivals are open to the public, and involve all of the large high schools south of the Missouri River. There will be some wonderful singing happening from around the metro area, and of course our LSW choirs have an outstanding program prepared. Please support our students by attending!

Men’s Choir/Concert Choir Men:
8:00 a.m. call in the LSW Lecture Hall
9:15 a.m. performance in the PAC
9:30 a.m. sight-reading (not open to the public, but mandatory for all students)

Women’s Choir/Concert Choir Women:
9:30 a.m. call in the LSW Lecture Hall
10:15 a.m. performance in the PAC
10:30 a.m. sight-reading (not open to the public, but mandatory for all students)

Concert Choir
10:30 a.m. call in the LSW Lecture Hall
11:15 a.m. performance in the PAC
11:30 a.m. sight-reading (not open to the public, but mandatory for all students)

Una Voce
12:15 p.m. call in the LSW Lecture Hall
1:15 p.m. performance in the PAC

Thank you!

Amy Krinke and Ryan Sullivan

Titan Pride Update, Upcoming important dates!

What a weekend it was! Titans bring home their 3rd State title in 10 years. We had a blast, as I hope your kids did as well. They represented the school very well, in both pride and performance.

Here are a couple of dates and bits of information for your reading pleasure:

Saturday, December 7th
All-State Band Auditions
This only effects a few, those who made All-District Band, but I wanted to share a little.
Students will need to be on campus at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO sometime after 8:30am. Upon arriving, please locate Mr. Thurmond and get your audition number. At that time you will go to the room and sign up for an audition with said number. Auditions begin at 9am. You should plan to stay until you have seen “callback” lists posted. If you are on that list, you will need to audition again. If you are not on that list, you are free to go home.
Come prepared for a LONG day. Bring something to do, and stuff to eat. You will be doing a lot of sitting and waiting.

Tuesday, December 10th
Winter Concert, Symphonic Band/Concert Band/Percussion Ensemble/Titan Jazz, 7pm
Symphonic Band – Call time is 6:45pm in the PAC audience (reserved seats)
Concert Band – Call time is 6:30pm in the Choir Room
Titan Jazz – Call time is 6:30pm on stage
Percussion Ensemble – Call time is 6:30pm on stage
All members of Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Titan Jazz MUST be in concert uniform. Boys are to wear a tuxedo (jacket, pants, cummerbund provided), and are to wear a white, ribbed tuxedo shirt with bowtie underneath (purchased by you), and black socks/dress shoes. Girls are to wear purchased concert dress, hose and black shoes.
All members of Percussion Ensemble are to wear ALL BLACK dress clothes. Boys must be in slacks and a black, long-sleeved, button down dress shirt, with black socks/shoes. Girls are to wear the female equivalent of this (flexible).
Students should expect to stay for the ENTIRE concert as an audience member before and after their performance. Seats will be reserved.

Friday, January 10th
Pep Band Performance at Girls/Boys Basketball game, Time TBA
We will be playing at one basketball game this year, on this date. Please reserve this in your calendars now. More information to follow.

Band Fees
There are still a handful of students with an outstanding balance for marching band fees from the fall. Please take care of this as soon as possible. As of December 6th, I will be placing a fine card on the student in the front office. I need to wrap this up before THIS Friday.

Percussion Orchestra Contract
Members of the battery are a part of the Percussion Orchestra in the Winter/Spring for Contest. They were to fill out the attached contract and return it to me signed by a parent and the student by Friday, November 22nd.
There are still 7 out of 13 that have not turned it in. If you have not taken care of this, please do so at once.

Percussion Ensemble Contract

Have a great week.

Clifton D. Thurmond

Giving Thanks

Dear Choir families,

We want to personally thank all of you for attending the

Concert on Sunday afternoon at Redemptorist Church. We were blown away by the amazing turnout and

response to each of the choirs. The kids

had a tremendous experience. Thanks to your generous donations, over $900 was

collected on Sunday.

After a concert like this one, it is incredibly obvious that

the LSW Choral Program serves a very diverse group of kids who are worth

recognizing for their fine achievements outside of the choir. Here are some facts about the 84-member Concert

Choir that you might find interesting:

68 members take Advanced Classes

– 27 members have over a 4.0 weighted GPA

35 members are taking at least 1 IB Course

6 members are currently perusing the IB Diploma

24 have played a Varity Sport

32 have played a Junior Varsity Sport

29 members are in Band or Orchestra

33 members take private voice lessons

Parents, thank you for supporting your child’s involvement

in choir throughout their high school career.

We are indeed thankful to work with such an intelligent, hardworking,

and diverse group of kids.


Amy Krinke, Ryan Sullivan, and Terrin Pabst

Drumline Performance

Congratulations to Mr. Braun and the Titan Pride Drumline on a great job at Drummit at the Summit this weekend. The group excelled on and off the field, taking first place in their division. Thanks to everyone who came to support the drumline. We all saw a great show!

Bret Fischer
Band Liaison