Welcome to your new director!

As many of you know, both Mr. Doherty and Mrs. Noble are leaving Boone High School. We feel much better knowing that the Boone Chorus program is in the excellent hands of Mr. Pollard! Mr. Pollard is committed to the sense of community that is at the core of this program, and he is passionate about bringing quality music experiences to his students. We wish Mr. Pollard and Boone Chorus a beautiful future of making music together.

Graduation 2018 Info for Concert Choir

Date

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

**To be on time, you must park by 7:15am near the CFE Arena**

Schedule

7:15am Park in Garage F
7:30am Sound check on Arena floor for all members of Concert Choir
8:00am Senior call time for graduation
9:00am Graduation begins
11:00am Graduation ends
11:30am Meet Mr. Doherty at 4Rivers BBQ for lunch and to drop off your rental uniforms
12:30pm You are dismissed, thank you! You can go home.

Attire

Underclassmen will wear their full chorus uniform. BRING A FULL CHANGE OF CLOTHES. You will leave your rented chorus uniform with Mr. Doherty at 4 Rivers BBQ after graduation.

The Plan

We have arranged private transportation for all underclassmen for this activity. Make sure you leave the Boone area by 6:45am at the latest so that you arrive on the UCF campus by 7:15am. It will take you about 15 minutes to walk from a nearby parking garage to the arena floor.

Locations

Parking Garage F
>> Bldg. 50 Gemini Blvd N, Oviedo, FL 32765
bit.ly/bhsgrad2018

Loading dock entrance to CFE Arena
>> 50 West Plaza Dr
bit.ly/50wplaza

4 Rivers Smokehouse
>> 11764 University Blvd
http://bit.ly/ucf4rivers

Parking

Drivers with a “teacher parking pass” should attempt to park in Parking Garage F. If needed, try D or H.

How to get inside the Arena

The way for underclassmen (and parents) to gain access to the arena floor is through the loading dock and press entrance area. To find this, go to 50 West Plaza Dr (bit.ly/50wplaza). Using your best sense of direction, go towards the center of the building until you find the arena floor. We will be doing a sound check etc between 7:30-8:00am. If anyone stops you, you say that you’re performing with the choir for the Boone High School graduation.

Need help?

If you need help with parking or finding us in the arena, please ask one of the many UCF staff or police that will be around campus.

Student leadership for 2018-19

Announcing the Boone Chorus student leadership team for 2018-19! We had many excellent applicants for these positions. Thank you for applying, everyone! We think this will be a great team to help with the transition. There may be other opportunities for leadership in the fall with your new director.

* Johan, Prez
* Raevin, VP
* Megan, VP
* Esa, Recruiting
* Kathy, Recruiting
* Shaelyn, Secretary

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

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.

Acoustic Night Show Order

We had fantastic auditions for Acoustic Night this year. 30 student acts auditioned, and the following students were selected for the concert. Thanks to everyone for the great auditions!

Important:

    • All acts must participate in the dress rehearsal on Wed, November 8, from 1:30-4pm in the auditorium. Any acts not present or fully prepared (ex: I forgot my amp!) for this dress rehearsal will be cut from the concert.
    • The show is Thursday, November 9, at 7pm. Your call-time is 6pm.
    • All songs must be from memory—no sheet music, lyric sheets, etc.
    • Wear your concert outfit or bring a photo of yourself in those clothes to the dress rehearsal.
    • Help promote the show! Tell your friends!!! Tickets are $5 sold at the door.

Acts:

      • Isabelle & Jenna
      • Makkia & Arly
      • Brianna Rojas
      • Ander Loggshell
      • Quinten & Carly
      • Allana & Haley
      • Melanie Gaboy
      • Andrew Claure
      • Moises Cuebas
      • Mary Jane Scarlett
      • Kathy Tran
      • Stepping Braves
      • Bailey & Olivia
      • Ben & Clay

Critical dates/times:

SHOW is November 9, 7pm
DRESS REHEARSAL on November 8, 1:30-4pm