Author Archives: Jussi Doherty

About Jussi Doherty

Mr. Doherty's bio is available at http://boonechorus.com/directors

Spring Showcase 2018

The final Boone Chorus concert of the year, Spring Showcase, is next week and you have TWO chances to see it! Shows are Thursday, 4/19, and Friday, 4/20, at 7pm. Advance ticket order forms were sent home with student on Monday, 4/9.

VIP tickets include preferred seating, French-inspired hors d’oeuvres and beverages before the show and at intermission; General admission is $7 and VIP tickets are $15. OCPS staff get in free (general admission) with their school ID.

This concert will feature the REQUIEM by Gabriel Faure, an extended work written for choir and orchestra. Then you’ll hear special performances by each choir, and the annual Senior Song– “Go the Distance” from Hercules. We’ll present music from Music Performance Assessment as well as some lighter fare.

We would love to sell out both nights. Please share the dates with friends and family. Thank you all for your support of our students! We are excited to showcase all their hard work from this school year.

Chorus Calendar for April-May 2018

Please post this calendar on your fridge or transfer the dates to your personal calendar. A hard copy was distributed to students when we returned from Spring Break. Students were advised to circle those events that apply to them. All these dates are on our Google calendar, but we wanted to give everyone a hard copy since it’s such a busy month for the chorus program. We are really looking forward to the Spring Showcase concerts on April 19-20, which is the final product after all these rehearsals. Let us know if you have any questions.

Download chorus calendar April-May 2018

MPA is almost here!

MPA is an important annual performance assessment that is both academic and fun. Similar to a concert, it is worth a large amount of points. In the third quarter, it will be the only performance so the grade impact is even higher.

Examine these dates carefully and note them in your calendar — or on the fridge! Each chorus is assigned a performance date/time about four weeks before the event. We will only participate on one day. An email will be sent home as soon as we know the details.

Stetson Men’s Choir Festival

All men in Boone Chorus will participate in the 2018 Stetson Men’s Choir Festival under the direction of Timothy Peter, D.M.A., for a musical event designed to affirm the participation of young men in the vocal arts. This year’s vocal “athletes” will interact with dozens of other male singers from all over the State of Florida during rehearsals and social time. Come feel the power and excitement generated by the 2018 Stetson Men’s Festival Chorus. Music will be learned and performed in one day­ – no preparation is necessary…

Holiday Concert Series 2017

The music department at Boone High School wants to help you celebrate the holiday season with 3 fantastic concerts! For the first time, Boone is producing a HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT featuring all your favorite holiday tunes in a special collaboration including band, chorus, and orchestra. Tickets are $10, general admission. See poster for event details.

Advance ticket sales:

  • Advance ticket sales are available to our students and their families this week ending on THURSDAY. After that, tickets will be sold at the door.
  • If possible, please log into your SchoolPay account before paying online. If you don’t have an account, you may still purchase tickets through SchoolPay.
  • The link to buy tickets is http://bit.ly/bhspops
  • Pickup your advance tickets at our ticket table. They will be under the name of the person who paid for them on SchoolPay.
  • Children (5 or under) who sit in your lap are admitted at NO CHARGE.

Candlelight Update

If you are participating in or chaperoning Candlelight, please view the linked spreadsheet at the bottom of this message. To see what dates you are assigned, go to the columns labeled 12-5, 12-7, and 12-28.

Chaperones: After reviewing the spreadsheet, please email me with the following information:

  1. Confirm that you can commit to chaperoning these dates. Notice that not everyone chaperones each date.
  2. Your cell phone number
  3. Your status in the volunteer system. Remember, you must re-register annually. See here for instructions.

Students: Please review the spreadsheet and let us know ASAP if you have to back out of a particular Candlelight day. We can give someone else a chance to sing if you let us know well in advance.

VIEW SPREADSHEET