OTHS Choir
OTHS Choir
O'Fallon Township High School Choral Program 2014 - 2015
O'Fallon Township High School               Choral Program                   2014 - 2015

Welcome to the O'Fallon Township High School Choral Program Website!

Please check back often for any and all information regarding curricular and extra-curricular activites within the choir department. Select a tab above for detailed information on individual activites or events.  

Announcements

2015 - 2016 Choir Placements

2015-2016 Choir Placement List.pdf
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Weekly Reminders

Forwarding this week's choir updates:
 
Quarter Auction:
The OTHS Choir will be hosting their annual Quarter Auction on Saturday, April 11th in the Milburn Cafeteria. 100% of the proceeds benefit ALL of the OTHS Choirs. What is a quarter auction, you ask?? 
 
A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, part fundraiser, and a huge direct sales party. It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you have the option of purchasing a bidding paddle for $5 or for $25. A corresponding numbered poker chip is attached to your bidding paddle, and gets dropped into the raffle drum upon purchase.
 
We will have a number of direct sales vendors present, with all kinds of amazing products (food, jewelry, storage containers, etc.) You will have an opportunity to browse and shop their tables prior to the auction. These vendors have also donated products to the choir program for auction. Our event coordinator- Jean Vandriel- has also been very busy soliciting donations from other businesses over the last several months (including things like 4 Disney Park Hopper Tickets, 4 extra OTHS Graduation Tickets, etc).
 
As each item comes up for bid, the emcee announces the value to bid (typically 1-4 quarters). If you want to bid and purchased a $5 paddle, you place that many quarters in the bucket on your table. If you purchased a $25 paddle, you can bid without putting any quarters in the bucket. The emcee then draws a random number from the raffle drum of poker chips. If the person with that paddle has bid, they win the item!!! 
 
Guests can bring in their own food & drink, similar to a trivia night. The choir will also be selling soda & water at the event. It is a very fun way to spend an evening while raising money for the choir program.
 
Thinking about coming??
To sweeten the deal, we are offering a FREE $5 bidding paddle to anyone that emails us at OCRA203@gmail.com reserving a table of 6. You will receive your free paddle when they check in with 5 friends who are purchasing either $5 or $25 paddles.
 
 
Donation & Volunteer Request:
In order for this event to be successful, we are soliciting your help with gathering auction items. Do you have a business or frequent a business that would consider offering us goods or services?  The donation is tax deductible!! Please email us at OCRA203@gmail.com if you can help!!
 
We have asked that each choir help us to create silent auction baskets:
 
Freshman choir: Requesting donations of outdoor play items- (sprinkler, slip & slide, balls, frisbee, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, bubbles, etc.)
Women's choir:  Requesting donations of movie/ game night- (pencil and notepad for scoring, playing cards, uno cards, movie gift card, family movies, popcorn, popcorn bowls, & and popcorn toppings, etc.)
Concert Choir: Requesting donation of anything chocolate- (candies, chocolate covered nuts, cookies, etc.)
Chamber Choir: Requesting donation of items for an Italian basket- (red sauce, alfredo sauce, pasta noodles, strainer,  pasta spoon, Parmesan cheese, olive oil , gift certificate to an Italian restaurant, cookbook, etc.)
 
We would request that donations be brought to school by Tuesday, 4/7. You can also email us at OCRA203@gmail.com to make other arrangements.
 
Volunteers Needed:
We will also need a few volunteers to help make the event run smoothly. Please use the following link to sign up for a shift- both student and adult volunteers requested. 
 
 
Spring Musical: Pippin
Don't miss OTHS's production of Pippin next week. Performances are at 7PM on Thursday, 3/26, Friday, 3/27, and Saturday, 3/28. We are looking for 3 volunteers to sell flowers, candy, and drinks during those performances. Please use the following link to sign up. Volunteers can be adults or students. Thank you in advance for your consideration!! 
 
 
OCRA Board Openings:
The following board positions will open at the end of the 2014/2015 school year:
  • Board President
  • Board Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Student Fundraising
We can provide additional information about any of these roles to anyone who would consider taking on a two year term. Note: One year terms would be considered for parents who's students will be seniors in the 2015/2016 school year. This amazing choir program is deserving of a robust and active booster club- please consider taking on one of these roles. If you are not ready to commit to a board position, please consider coming to general membership meetings to find out how you can support this wonderful program. If we divide and conquer, the ask will be very small when you consider the benefit gained!! The next general membership meeting is tonight- Tuesday, 3/17 at 7PM!!
 
Calendar:
Monday: 
  • Musical 3:30-6:30 @ Milburn
  • No Great Expectations
Tuesday:
  • Musical 3:30-6:30 @ Milburn
  • OCRA Board Meeting: 6:00 @ Milburn
  • OCRA General Membership Meeting: 7:00 @ Milburn
  • Innovations 6:30-9:00 @ Milburn
  • Scrip orders are due during choir class
Wednesday:
  • Musical 3:30-6:30 @ Milburn
Thursday:
  • Musical 3:30-6:30 @ Milburn
  • Great Expectations: 6:30-9:00 @ Milburn
Friday:
  • Musical 3:30-6:30 @ Milburn
Saturday:
  • Springfield Show Choir Competition: Buses board at 6am @ Milburn. See the show choir tab of this site, or the show choir facebook page for a copy of the itinerary
 
 
remind101info.pdf
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Students

Study Help

Need help with theory and appreciation? New theory, ear training, and music appreciation links have been added to the Helpful Docs page. Great for extra help or study material!

Helpful Links

Reminders

Show Choir: The Springfield Itinerary has been added to the Show Choir Page

 

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