Winter Concert – “Celebrate Peace: A Winter Choral Concert”, Presented by the CVHS Performing Arts Department.

The Winter Choral Concert will be presented by the CVHS Performing Arts Department on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30pm in the CVHS Skip A. Maiden Theatre. This concert features a variety of multicultural music as well as traditional holiday music, performed by our very talented CVHS choral singers.

Admission is free, but donations will gladly be accepted!

Come out and hear our wonderful CVHS Choral Ensembles: Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble, Concert Choir, Bella Voce, Symphonic Choir and Madrigal Ensemble. We hope you will join us for this delightful evening as we usher in the holidays with beautiful music!

A Cappella Night 2016 – presented by the CVHS Choral Department

A Cappella Night will be presented by the CVHS Choral Department on Friday October 21st, at 7:30 pm in the CVHS Skip A. Maiden Theatre.
Come out and hear three fabulous collegiate a cappella vocal ensembles:

“CHoosE” from the University of Virginia,                                     
“BellACappella” from the University of Mary Washington , and          
“Georgetown Chimes” from Georgetown University.

This annual concert features exciting a cappella performances followed by a reception where you can meet the performers and enjoy refreshments. Admission is free, but donations will gladly be accepted.

Come one, come all, to the CVHS 2016 A Cappella Night!!!

Tag Day

Centreville High School has started another year of music excellence. Last spring, Centreville High School achieved the honor of being designated a “Blue Ribbon School” by the Virginia Music Educators’ Association for their achievement of superior rating by the three advanced groups of choir, band and orchestra. 

Students, teachers, and parents are already hard at work to repeat this honor.  Our Band, Orchestra, Guitar and Choral groups are preparing to perform at football games, national competitions and school concerts. 

You can Help!

On Saturday, October 15th, music students and adult volunteers will be in our 
neighborhoods, going door to door, talking with neighbors, requesting donations to support the music department. Your tax-deductible 
contribution will enable the music department to purchase uniforms, 
instruments, equipment, special music, and first-class guest instructors. 

In appreciation of your generous contribution, a Family Invitation will be included – to a Band, Orchestra, Guitar or Choral performance of your choice during the 2016-2017 school year.

Thank you for your generous support of the Centreville High School Music Department! 

2016-2017 Choral Boosters Board/Choir Parent “MEET N’GREET” Meeting

At the June 13, 2016 annual meeting and Choir Department Banquet, the following Choral Booster Board officers were elected for the 2016-2017 school year:

Sandy Donlon, President
Marian Coronado, Vice President – Volunteers
Helen Martin, Vice President – Fundraising
Netra Karandikar, Treasurer
Sherri Walter, Trip Treasurer
Maria Marmol, Publicity
Alice McGinty, Secretary

CHOIR PARENT “MEET N’GREET” MEETING

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year, and to the CVHS Choral Department!

ALL choir parents are invited to the first Choir Booster meeting of the school year, the annual  choir parent “Meet N’Greet”.  This meeting will be held on Monday, September 19, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the room at CVHS – room 119.  For those parents who are new to the department, it is especially important for you to attend if you can.  ANY parent who has a student in the CVHS choir program is a Choir Booster Parent – therefore, this meeting pertains to ALL of you!

To access the choir room, enter the school through door #13 (the entrance which is farthest to the right as you are standing in front of the school), take a left once inside that entrance, and continue down the hall to room 119 on your right.

The agenda for the “Meet N’Greet” is as follows:

– Introductions of Mrs. Babcock and the Choir Booster Board
– Overview of the CVHS choir program
– Remarks from the Booster Board president, Sandy Donlon
– Q&A
– Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

We hope to see you all there.  This is an important meeting in that it covers all the expectations and opportunities for the choral students for the entire year.  This is NOT a night to discuss curriculum – that is covered during Back-To-School night.  However, there is so much more that goes on in the choral program that it is necessary to have this meeting before Back-To-School night in order to cover all aspects of the program.  Please calendar this meeting in if at all possible.

We look forward to seeing you on September 19!

Choral Cabaret Updates

Choral Cabaret – which is usually in February – has been moved to May 16 to work around Beauty and the Beast and District Chorus.Congrats to the entire cast, crew and orchestra of Beauty and the Beast for a wonderful show and to the talented singers performing at Districts this weekend!

Auditions for Choral Cabaret are Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 pm. Auditions will be held in the choir room and you must sign up in advance to audition. You will be auditioned in the order that you sign up. Sign up in consecutive order – do not skip time slots. Take the next time slot available on the sheet.

Here are the audition rules:

  1. The accompanist(s) performing with you MUST be at the audition.
  2. CD accompaniments must be just instrumental without any vocals whatsoever. If there are any vocals on the CD, you will be disqualified.
  3. If you are using CD accompaniment, make sure that you try it out on the stereo in the choir room a few days before the audition.
  4. You must be available on Saturday, May 16 to rehearse that morning anywhere between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm (time to be determined). Your accompanist must also be available then as well.
  5. If you are using a CD accompaniment, please leave it with Mrs. Babcock after you have auditioned. Your name and the name of your song must be written on the CD. There should not be anything else on the CD but song that you are singing for Choral Cabaret.
  6. You need to know the composer of your song. Remember, the group/solo singer that recorded the song is not always the composer.
  7. Ballads (slow songs) are not best for Choral Cabaret. Choose an upbeat or medium tempo song.
  8. If you audition with multiple songs, you might only get chosen to sing one – whichever is judged to be your best performance, and which works best with the rest of the acts being programmed.
  9. Be prepared, at a future date to be announced, to bring your audition outfit for approval by Mrs. Babcock. Women who are planning on accompanying themselves at the piano, or sitting on a stool to perform, MUST wear dresses that are calf-length or longer, OR slacks.

Beauty and the Beast

Theatre Centreville presents Beauty and the Beast. The cast includes many Choir as well as Theater students. Join us for a great performance!

Showtimes are:
Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 (cash) at the door or $15 (credit card) through TicketLeap. Go to TheatreCentreville.com to order tickets.

Pyramid Concert

2014 Pyramid ConcertThe annual Choral Pyramid concert with Liberty Middle School and all the Centreville Pyramid elementary schools is on Monday, January 12th. This is a great concert where we get to hear all the rising talent sing for the entire Centreville community! Look at all those singers in the bleachers!

Winter Concert – Holiday Music and More!

CVHS Winter ConcertThe Winter Concert is Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. Don’t miss it!

See the story from the CentreView. This concert features a variety of multicultural music as well as traditional holiday music – including caroling by the Madrigal Ensemble in the lobby before the concert begins.

Join us for a reception after the concert to greet the choirs and enjoy a few holiday treats!

Virginia Senior Honors Choir

The Virginia Senior Honors Choir is a highly select Honor Choir consisting of seniors from around the state who compete in a rigorous audition each year in October, which takes place at Longwood University.

Our three delegates this year are: Nancy Brittain, Karsten Kim, and Jin Young Lee. We also had two students who were chosen as alternates (these students step in if someone is sick or has to drop the choir for any reason). Those alternates are Kayla Ebright and Alex de la Rosa. Congratulations!

The highest scoring seniors from all over the state are chosen as delegates to this choir. The choir always rehearses and performs during the third weekend in November at the Virginia Music Educators’ State Conference. The singers work with a nationally recognized conductor for the three days of the event. Honors Choir is the finale of the entire Conference – it is a major event, and quite an honor for the singers. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to work with other singers from around the state who have the same high level of musical ability, as well as the same passion for and commitment the choral art.

District Choir Audition Results

The results are posted! Congratulations to all of the new delegates and alternates and a special recognition to the following students:

  • Kayla Ebright, top rated Sop I
  • Emma Eichenberger, top rated Sop II
  • Gabie Nicchitta, 2nd top Alto II
  • Joshua Ewalt, top rated Tenor II for the 4th year
  • Jin Young Lee, top rated Bass II
  • Karsten Kim, 2nd top Bass II

Centreville Chorus rocks! A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Babcock for helping her students be their very best!!