Can you believe the school year is almost upon us again?
Registration takes place next week, August 8, 9 & 10 for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders respectively. We will have a table in the MPR for signing up new members and returning members. If you have any time to spare, please consider giving us a hand. You can choose a time slot here: SlyReply Sign Up for Registration
We are looking forward to seeing – and hearing – everyone again! Choir resumes Tuesday, August 30th at 7:20 a.m.
Rehearsals resume Tuesday, January 5th, at 7:20 a.m. SHARP!! New members will be welcome in January, so bring a friend or two!
By the way, if you did not order the video of the Winter Concert at PCPA, you still may at OldHarborVideo.com. We received our copy at the start of the break, and I am very happy to say that our TPMS Choir was very nicely filmed, both on our segment and in the combined choir pieces.
Christmas in the Park was a great success last night! Thank you to all the members, parents, families and friends who came out to hear us sing. And congrats to the TPMS Jazz Band for also doing an outstanding job!
We’ll be taking a break for the holidays now – no rehearsals on 12/15 or 12/18 or during winter break. We will resume rehearsals Tuesday, January 5th, 2016.
We hope your holidays are happy, merry, joyous, healthy, and blessed. See you next year!
Twin Peaks Middle School Choir is pleased to be performing for the first time at Poway’s Christmas in the Park. The event is this Saturday, December 12th, at Old Poway Park on Midland Road. Festivities run from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. with our Choir performing at 7:00 p.m.
Choir members should assemble at 6:30 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 Park Stage.
The Twin Peaks Jazz Band will be following us on stage at 7:30. Choir members who are also in Jazz Band should have everything they need for band with them and should wear their Jazz Band shirt underneath their Choir polo.
Dress code is again black choir shirt, black pants, black socks & shoes. It is an outdoor performance and will most likely be chilly, so sweaters, coats, or jackets are okay to wear. So are festive hats and 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.
At the December 8th concert with Poway High School, there will be the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for five different gift baskets. Each choir has been asked to provide a basket for the raffle. TPMS has selected the theme “Gift Card Bonanza” for its basket. We are asking for donations of gift cards, in any amount $5 or greater, to any store or service. It could be to a favorite restaurant, a music service, a local store – anything!
Please send in all donations to the choir rehearsals this week or on December first. And be sure to purchase your raffle tickets in the lobby at Poway Center for the Performing Arts for your chance to win!
We thank, Susan Bandrup, our parent representative to the Poway High School Choir Boosters, for coordinating this effort.
I am very excited to announce that the TPMS Choir will be performing at Poway’s Christmas in the Park!
This event, held at the charming Old Poway Park on Midland Road, features train rides, horse-drawn hay rides, a tree decorating competition, a craft boutique, food vendors, and lots of entertainment! The highlight of the event is the lighting of the Christmas tree followed by Santa’s arrival by train.
Christmas in the Park has free admission (nominal charges for activities and food) and runs from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th.
The TPMS Choir will perform from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the Green Park Stage, followed by the TPMS Jazz Band. This will be the first year TPMS groups are participating in this very popular community event.
We hope you will come out and join us for what promises to be a fun evening full of holiday spirit! More details, including information about parking and free shuttles, may be found on the City of Poway website.
Our dress rehearsal with Poway High School is on Monday, December 7th. Please arrive at Poway Center for the Performing Arts for a 6:00 p.m. on-stage start. Choir members are to use the performer’s entrance door. We will run through our numbers first and then join the combined choirs to rehearse the opening and closing numbers. Expect to be finished around 7:00 p.m.
This rehearsal is critical, so please make every effort to attend.
The call time for the concert on December 8th is 5:45 p.m. at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Choir members only should use the performer’s entrance; all ticket holders must use the main entrance, which should open around 6:30 p.m. The Box Office and Will Call should be open at 6:00 p.m. to pick up tickets.
TPMS Choir members report to the Green Room. We will have only a few quick minutes to run through entrances/exits on the stage again before the concert starts.
Choir members will be seated in the audience during the concert when they are not performing. Do not plan on doing homework or other things during the show. The concert is expected to end around 9:00 p.m.