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 Poway.org.

 

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.
OR
b) Call the PCPA at 858-748-0505 during box office hours (see above) and charge your tickets by phone.
OR
c) Order online at PowayCenter.com 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.

Fall Concert DVD Available!

Our Fall Concert was a great success! Congratulations to all, and thanks to all the parents and family and friends who attended!

Old Harbor Video recorded the performance, and it is available on DVD ($17) or Blu-Ray($27). Orders placed before October 18th can be delivered to the school for free. Orders placed after October 18th will be mailed home for $3. Go to Old Harbor Video to place your order online or download an order form, or call 858-342-8028 to order by phone.

If you are ordering for school delivery, please indicate TPMS and your student’s name in the comments of the order form.

Fall Concert Information

TPMS Choir Fall Concert Information

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway.

Call Time for performers: 5:45 p.m. Please do not be late!

Ticket booths open: 6:15 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

Parking is available in the PHS Faculty and Student lots on Titan Way, behind the PCPA.

TPMS pre-ordered tickets will be available in a separate line at the table in front of the PCPA main entrance.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. It is open seating.

Choir Members and Volunteers ONLY should use the Artists Entrance on the side of the building facing Titan Way.

NO parents allowed backstage. There will be helpers backstage to get kids to the right places.

Choir Members should arrive fully dressed in their Concert Attire and carrying as little as possible – leave the phones, electronic devices, backpacks, books, etc. at home. We will be in the theater seats for this performance and will not have a place for storing items during the concert. NO DEVICES on stage or in use during the performance, not even in a pocket – we will collect all phones, iPods, etc. before the concert starts and return them at the end of the program.

Concert Attire – black Choir Polo, black pants, black socks, black shoes. All black from neck to toes – no skin showing at ankles. Shirts should NOT be tucked in.

Any questions or concerns, please email us at TPMSChoirDirs@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy the show!!

Shirts, Tickets and Deadlines, oh my!

Order forms for the Choir Polo Shirts were sent home Tuesday, and Friday the Ticket Order Forms went home. If you are in need of a form, please click on the links below to print a new copy.

shirt-order-form-2016

fall-concert-ticket-order-form

Shirt orders must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Please have the size desired back to me by then so we may proceed with placing the order. Checks should be made out to “TPMS”.

Concert Ticket orders are due by October 4th. Checks for tickets should be made out to “PHS Choral Boosters”.

Fall concert tickets should also be available at the door (cash or check only).

A reminder, all notices and forms sent home via backpack will also be posted on this website under “The Paperwork” for your convenience.