Hair and Makeup for Spring Show

For the Girls: To recreate the ’80s, makeup should be bold and colorful, but not crazy. Here are some examples:


Bright eyeshadow that extends above the eyelid

Dark eye liner and/or mascara

Bright red or pink shades of lipstick/gloss

Blush in a darker shade than natural

Hair should be teased and wild, or up in a side pony tail. We will provide scrunchies for pony tails.


For the Guys: think ’80s Boy Bands like New Edition or New Kids on the Block, or Kevin Bacon & cast in Footloose – gelled, combed back hair if possible.


New Rehearsal Schedule

The Show is just one month away! We are adding additional rehearsals on Monday mornings in May. The schedule for Dress Rehearsal Week has also been updated:
Friday, 4/28 regular rehearsal
MONDAY, 5/1 – Soloists and understudies only (ALL solos including the short Footloose ones) 7:20 a.m. in the theater.
Tuesday, 5/2 – 7:15 a.m. Full Choir in the MPR
Friday, 5/5 – 7:15 a.m. regular rehearsal in the theater
Monday 5/8 – 7:15 a.m. full choir rehearsal in theater
Tuesday, 5/9 – 7:15 a.m. full choir rehearsal in MPR
Friday, 5/12 – 7:15 a.m. rehearsal in theater
Monday 5/15 – 7:15 a.m. full choir rehearsal in theater
Tuesday 5/16 – 7:15 a.m. rehearsal in MPR
Friday 5/19 – 7:15 a.m. rehearsal in theater
Monday 5/22 – 7:15 a.m. full choir rehearsal, in MPR
Monday 5/22 – 3:30 p.m. REHEARSAL at PCPA
Tuesday 5/23 – 7:15 a.m. rehearsal location TBA
Tuesday 5/23 – 3:30 p.m. REHEARSAL at PCPA
Wednesday 5/24 – 5:30 p.m. FULL REHEARSAL at PCPA (could run until 8:30 – 9 p.m.)
SHOW: Thursday and Friday, 5/25 & 5/26. Call time 5:30 p.m.
We will update this page and email you if any changes to this schedule occur.

Are YOU Ready to Rock? Tickets are now on sale!! Click HERE for ticket info!

Tickets On Sale This Friday!

color 8x14 poster


Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 21st. To purchase tickets, go to the box office at the PCPA during their open hours: Friday noon to 5 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR call the box office at 858-748-0505 during those hours. You can purchase tickets online at, but be aware there is a $5 per ticket surcharge for online purchases.

This concert has reserved seating, so purchase your tickets early for the best seats!


Are You Ready To ROCK??

Poway High School and Twin Peaks Middle School are going to bring back the days of big hair and even bigger rock stars in their Spring Production, May 25th & 26th, 2017!

Choir members went home with an info sheet about what we will need for Show Attire, including the 2017 Spring Show Shirt Order Form for the required Show Shirt.

I’ll be posting a few things to illustrate the look we’re striving for, starting with this trip down memory lane. We’re going back to the later part of the 1980s, when everything was big, especially hair, earrings, and shirts. 1987 Styles

Black & white photos from Indian 1987 (High School yearbook), color from my own snapshots. 

Festival Concert March 28th!

PHS and TPMS Choirs

Festival Concert

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts


Tickets are available for preorder by returning this form with payment before March 24th. Preordered tickets will be held at the TPMS Will-Call table outside of the PCPA beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the night of the performance.

Tickets will also be available for sale at the door beginning at 6:00 p.m. Cash or check only, $10 adults, $6 student/senior/military.

Call time for choir members is 5:45 p.m. Concert attire is our black polo shirts, black pants, black socks, and all-black shoes. 

March Choir Events

 Tuesday, March 7th: All District Choral Festival at Mt. Carmel High School. 

  • This is a school approved field trip.
  • Transportation will be by school bus, departing Twin Peaks at 8:40 a.m. and returning approximately 1:00 p.m.
  • Bring a bagged lunch. We expect we will be returning to school part way through second lunch, but can not guarantee that students will be able to purchase food, so please bring lunch, or contact us if there is a concern. Also, bring a water bottle to take to the festival.
  • Students will be missing two classes (it is a 4-6-2 day). They will be excused from class but will be required to make up the classwork and homework.
  • There is no cost to the students for this trip.
  • Permission Slips were sent home and must be returned by March 3rd at the latest. A copy was also emailed home and is available on the choir website at the link 2017-choir-festival-permission-slip.
  • Concert attire: our black TPMS Choir polo shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes. We are judged on our uniform appearance: It is important that they have all-black shoes and black socks. Students should arrive at school already dressed in concert attire.
  • We will be having rehearsal that morning at 7:20 a.m.

Parents & Guests who wish to attend the festival are welcome! If you arrive at Mt. Carmel H.S. prior to 9:15 a.m., you may enter through the center gate. The Performing Arts Center will be on your left. If you arrive after the gate is closed, you must go to the main office to sign in first. Please sit in the rear of the Arts Center; the front is reserved for the performing groups.

Tuesday, March 28th: Festival Concert at Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

  • We will be sharing the stage with Poway High School at this concert.
  • Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.  Call time for performers is 5:45 p.m.
  • Tickets are $10 adults/$6 child/military/senior and available at the door.
  • Concert attire is required: our black TPMS Choir polo shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes.

Any questions or concerns, please email us. Thank you.

New Year – New Music!

It’s January, and that means it’s time to start new songs! We are preparing music for the All District Choral Festival, where we will sing for and with high- and middle-school choirs from all over Poway school district. This is a great chance for us to see and hear what other schools are doing, and to let them see what we can do!

Our performance at the Festival will be evaluated by two professionals, who will also give each group a few minutes of instruction to help us bring our performances up to the next level. We are evaluated on everything from how we sound to how we look and even how we behave, so this is our time to show how TPMS shines!

Another highlight of the Festival is singing the combined piece with ALL the choirs – hundreds of voices joined together in song! This year the selection is “Run Mary Run” arranged by Brian Tate. It’s a fabulous arrangement of a traditional African-American Ring Shout unlike anything we’ve done so far that I think the kids are going to have an exciting time performing.

The Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mt. Carmel HS from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Yes, this means FIELD TRIP!! It is an excused absence from the first and second classes of the day and first RAM/Lunch (sorry, but you will be expected to make up any classwork and homework you miss).

Parents are welcome to attend the festival. If we are given the schedule in advance we will let you know so that you may plan to be there for our performance.

Later in March – Tuesday, March 28th – we will join PHS for the Festival Concert. This concert will feature all the PHS choirs and TPMS performing at their highest levels. It will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the PCPA. Ticket information will follow as soon as it is available.

We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. Come see the results in March!

P.S. Choir students should check out the “Resources” tab for handy practice aids.


Christmas in the Park – 2016 Info

Twin Peaks Middle School Choir is excited to be performing again at Poway’s Christmas in the Park. The event is this Saturday, December 10th, at Old Poway Park on Midland Road. Festivities run from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. with our Choir performing at 7:30 p.m.

Choir members should assemble at 7:00 p.m. at Aubrey Park, which is located across Aubrey Street from the north end of Old Poway Park. There is a landscaped area between Aubrey Street and the Aubrey Park parking lot where we will gather to warm up – by the wooden bridge and the benches. We’ll then walk together across the street to Old Poway Park, where we will be performing on the Green Stage. Please allow plenty of time to find parking!

Old Poway Map

The Twin Peaks Jazz Band will be performing at the Gazebo Stage at 6:20 p.m. Choir members who are in Jazz Band should come to the meeting point as quickly as possible after their performance ends. Choir members who are also in Jazz Band don’t need to change clothes.

Dress code is black choir shirt and jeans. It is an outdoor performance and will most likely be chilly COLD, so sweaters, coats, or jackets are recommended. So are festive hats and socks, as well as gloves or mittens. We will wear our TPMS Choir scarves for the performance and collect them again after it.

For more information about Christmas in the Park, including important information about parking and shuttle busses, please visit


Tickets for Winter Concert On Sale Nov. 12th

TPMS/PHS Winter Concert Tickets will go on sale on November 12th at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The procedure for buying tickets is different from the Fall concert, because the Winter Concert has assigned seating. Pricing is again $10 adults/$6 student/senior/active military.

To purchase tickets you must do one of the following:
a) Go to the PCPA box office on Fridays between noon and 5 p.m. or Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and purchase your tickets there. The box office is located at 15498 Espola Rd, Poway.
b) Call the PCPA at 858-748-0505 during box office hours (see above) and charge your tickets by phone.
c) Order online at BUT there is a hefty $5 PER TICKET surcharge for online orders. There is no surcharge for purchasing at the box office or by phone.
Any remaining tickets will be available at the box office 1 hour prior to the concert, but this concert is popular and has sold out in the past. Seating is assigned, first come, first served, so if you desire a specific section get your tickets early! NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THROUGH THE SCHOOL. You MUST get your tickets from the PCPA Box Office.
Email us if you have any questions!

Save the Dates!

Please take note of our upcoming schedule for December Concerts:

Monday, December 5th: DRESS REHEARSAL at the PCPA – time to be determined, but it will be after school hours.
Tuesday, December 6th: WINTER CONCERT with PHS at the PCPA. Concert starts 7:00 p.m., TPMS Choir call time probably 5:45 p.m. but to be confirmed. Tickets will go on sale soon at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts box office. Details to follow.
Saturday, December 10th: CHRISTMAS in the PARK at Old Poway Park. 7:00 p.m. call time, performance from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the Green stage.  This is a fun community event that is free to attend and will feature a full half-hour of TPMS Choir music. TPMS Jazz Band and some of the PHS Choirs also perform at different times during the event. See Santa arrive by train and help light the Poway Christmas tree. Enjoy food, art & crafts, shopping, and entertainment throughout the park. See Poway’s web site for more info. This is a huge event you won’t want to miss!
We’ve added lots of music and sheet music to the Resources tab on our website to help your student learn their parts for the winter concerts. Please check it out and share it with your student.