Candlelight Practice Planning

Students should be working hard on Candlelight music starting NOW! You will see which pieces we are planning to sing at each rehearsal below. BE READY with these pieces by that day. Also, plan to bring your own copy of music either on your laptop (PDF) or a hard copy of your own. Practice tracks and sheet music are available on the practice page.

Tuesday, 10/24

  • Shout for Joy
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • What Child Is This?

Thursday, 10/26

  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Away in a Manger
  • Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy
  • Silent Night (German)

Saturday, 10/28

  • Joy to the World
  • Il est ne (French)
  • Hallelujah Chorus

Candlelight 2017 Calendar

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that Boone High School has been selected as an Honor Choir for the 2017 Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. Honor Choirs are selected from those ensembles that were ranked with the top 26 scores of those within the 6 counties surrounding the Walt Disney World Resort®. 

Boone Chorus is required to perform a minimum of three nights with a minimum of 50 performers and a maximum of 82. Round-trip transportation will be provided for all of our performance dates between Boone and the Walt Disney World Resort®. Boone Chorus will also be provided an honorarium and special recognition in the Epcot Festival of the Holidays program.

What to do NOW

  1. Fill out the COMMITMENT LETTER for Candlelight. It is critical that you review the performance dates with your family and complete the form accurately. You will need to consider potential conflicts, especially athletics or family vacations.
  2. Study the music at home! You need to be well prepared for our first rehearsal on Tuesday, October 24. 

Who is involved?

Only students who participated in the Disney Candlelight video audition are eligible to participate. This includes Concert Choir, Advanced Women, most of Men’s Choir, and select students from Belles Voix and Ladies’ Choir.

Performances at Epcot:

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 6:45 pm & 8:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 – 6:45 pm & 8:15 pm

Mandatory Rehearsals for all Candlelight participants @ Boone:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 2:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 2:30-4:30pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 9:00-10:30am
  • Additional rehearsals will be added soon to the calendar in late Nov/early Dec.

Fall Concert 2017

Boone Chorus and Boone Orchestra will perform a FREE evening concert in the Boone High School auditorium on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm. Invite your family, friends, teachers, etc… Everyone is welcome. We are excited for choir and orchestra to share the stage for the first time!

Note:

  • You can view the reminder letter for complete details. This was sent home on 10/5/17.
  • Students should make sure to follow all the steps required to earn an “A”.
  • All students will wear their new chorus tee shirts, solid black dress pants, and solid black shoes for this concert.
  • Make sure you have a ride. Students who can’t go home and come back in the evening are expected to bring their uniform to school and stay until concert time. There is an after-school dinner program that students can utilize. Not having a ride is not an excusable absence. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Semester 1 PFC and uniform rentals due

Semester 1 PFC of $25 and uniform rental of $30 due for most students today. SchoolPay.com works best, but we also accept cash and checks made out to BHS. Students who sold items in the cookie dough fundraiser have a different timeline, if they need it.

Fundraiser Participants

  1. Pick up your items from our cookie dough delivery on Thursday, October 5.
  2. Deliver the items on Oct 5 or 6, and then bring in those funds on Monday, October 9.
  3. Also, please look up how much profit you earned on this fundraiser so that you can calculate how much you still owe, if any. Please make a payment for that as well.

Candlelight Video Audition

WHAT & WHEN: Boone Chorus will record our video audition for Disney’s Candlelight Processional after school on Monday, September 11, from 2:30-3:30pm.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All students in Men’s Choir, Advanced Women, and Concert Choir are required to attend. Seniors in Belles Voix and Ladies’ Choir are welcome to join us without auditioning. 9-11th graders in Ladies’ Choir and Belles Voix must pre-audition using the methods described here. The deadline for that audition is Wednesday, 9/6/17.

HOW TO PREPARE: All students must have learned & memorized the audition excerpts listed on this page. Sheet music and practice tracks are provided so you can learn at home here.

Syllabus & Program Guide

Chorus students and parents looking for the program guide will find it here:

Keyboard students and parents looking for the keyboard syllabus will find it here:

Chorus & Keyboard Students

  • Please record a short video of you AND your parent/legal guardian agreeing to the guidelines stated in the Boone Chorus Program syllabus. This will be your electronic signature to everything discussed (uniforms, pfc’s, grading, etc). Sample script:”Hi I’m <insert your name> and this is my parent/guardian, <insert parent’s name> and we agree to the Boone Chorus Program guide with regard to fees, fundraising, uniforms and grading.” 

    If you or your parent have questions about the program guide, please add to our Q & A discussion board or send me an email. 

Welcome, students!

Boone Chorus is a dynamic and growing department with exciting opportunities for students across the Reservation. Students who sing in choir at Boone will get to make incredible music, grow in their personal musicianship, be part of a wonderful community, and experience the amazing power of singing together with others. If you are interested in taking choir this year, send Mr. Doherty a message. It’s not too late to sign up!

Schedule Concerns

Please note that we are actively working on fixing scheduling issues. Due to inadequacies with the auto scheduler, it is fairly common for students to be in the wrong chorus class at this point. Here’s some common issues and their solutions.

I don’t have chorus in my schedule, and I want it!
Both Mrs. Noble and Mr. Doherty will be actively working to fix schedules before and after the first days of school. If you want to contact your counselor directly or make an appointment with them, that may help us get things done. More importantly, send Mr. Doherty a message describing what you want to drop or change in your current schedule in order to add chorus. 

I’m in a different chorus class than I expected.
This is fairly common, so please don’t be overly concerned. We will work with your counselors to get you in the right period. It may be good to send Mr. Doherty a message just to be sure.

If you have any other concerns, don’t hesitate to send Mr. Doherty a message 🙂