Change in Meeting Day

posted Aug 17, 2018, 7:06 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Hello again,

Per Mr. Sandoval's request, the parent meeting has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 6 pm in the PAC. I look forward to seeing you then.


Colton F. Hardy

Director of Choirs, Eldorado High School

Albuquerque Public Schools

Parent Meeting

posted Aug 17, 2018, 7:05 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Hello Choir Families,

I hope the kids are having a great first week back at school. Just a reminder about tomorrow:

Mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting:
August 16th @ 6pm in the PAC
Required for students and parents/guardians

Mr. Hardy will go over the program and fees.  We will be collecting payment for Hummingbird which will be $100 per student and lab fees for classes.  At this time, we will not collect any fees for Gold Rush as parents have questions and concerns about the direction of this program. 

Class Lab Fee for Robed Choir only (Concert or Treble) - $50

Class Lab Fee for Robed Choir only (Mixed) - $25

Class Lab Fee for Gold Rush - $25

Class Lab Fee for Robed Choir & Gold Rush (student is in both types of choirs) - $50

**Cash or check to Eldorado High School

* Hummingbird - $100.00
     (Cash or Check made out to Eldorado Choir Boosters)

Attached to this email are the choir forms that are due back on Thursday.  Also attached is the handbook which has a signature page and this can be turned in by the date listed.  I hope the remainder of your week goes by quickly. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday.  Please feel free to reach out to myself with any questions or concerns. 

Linda Fraschilla
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

Welcome Letter From Our New Director

posted Aug 6, 2018, 10:54 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Greetings Choir Families,


I hope you've had a great summer vacation. As August is here, I just wanted to introduce myself to the Eldorado choir family. I am beyond excited to get to know you and your students very soon. There are some great and exciting plans for all choir students this upcoming year.  I think the students will be excited for what's to come in the near future.  We are already sharing some important information you will need for August and September.


Zero Hour - August 13 - Starts first day of school. Class starts at 6:25 am in the choir room. Students must arrive on time and be prepared for class. 


Auditions - Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 14th right after school in the PAC for students who did not audition in the spring.  They will be required to sing the first line of "My Country Tis of Thee" and perform a short sight-reading.


Parent Guardian Choir Meeting 

**Required for all students and one or both parents/guardians** - August 16th @ 6 pm in the PAC.  We will be covering the program details, handbook, class paperwork and required fees for participation in the Eldorado Choir. Paperwork will be attached in a future email, please print which you can fill out and bring to the meeting. We will have copies available as well the night of the meeting. This includes all choirs, Gold Rush, Concert, Treble and Mixed. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us. We will be collecting choir class lab fees (outlined below). Cash or check only - checks made out to Eldorado High School with students name in the memo section. This fee is paid to Eldorado High school not the Boosters! (details to come)


Hummingbird Retreat - September 14th-15th

Hummingbird is a great opportunity for all choirs to participate in.  We will leave after school on Friday and return late the next night.  More details will be given at the parent/guardian meeting! (including cost)


We encourage you to read the class syllabus your student will be receiving for more information on the 2018-19 Choir Program.  


Please check our website,, regularly for updates and important information. This tool is a wealth of knowledge for all things choir related. You can also view the Choir calendar on the website for important dates and events.  If you    


As always, if you have any questions please email me (APS email to come shortly) or the Booster President, Linda Fraschilla, and we will do our best to answer or direct you to the appropriate person. Have a great remainder of your summer and I look forward to meeting the students on first day of school.  


Best wishes,



Colton Hardy,

Eldorado Choir Director

Choir lettering

posted Mar 6, 2018, 2:45 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Choir families,

Each year all choir student are eligible to earn their choir letter. Attached you will find the several ways students can earn points. They simply need to record all their activity on the chart and points will be figured out by Ms. Ross and myself. ALL paperwork is due on Friday, March 23rd. They may place paperwork in the choir lockbox or hand them directly to myself. Attachments will also be available in the choir room beginning tomorrowMarch 7th.


Things to come

posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:37 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Hello choir family,

We are back from an amazing trip to Nashville. It was amazing to compete with such exceptional groups and to see a city that was full of music at every turn. Thank you to all who helped make it happen.

I want to reach out and tell you the events that are coming up next.

Next Wednesday, March 7th, is our pre - MPAF concert with Hoover and Jackson. This will be a great outreach opportunity for us as we continue to build the program. Students must arrive at 6 pm for robes and a warm up. 

After that, Friday March 16th is the fine arts assembly. Gold Rush and concert choir will be performing. It is during the school day. 

Next, MPAF is March 23rd at Atrisco Heritage. In order to compete, students MUST be grade eligible. 

Next, our spring concert and senior showcase, “Rivers and Roads” will be Saturday, April 7th at 7 pm. All groups will perform modern pieces. 

Rebel Rally will be April 28th, an all day event required for Gold Rush only. 

Thank you all so much for being flexible and willing to change dates around a bit. Please email me if you have any questions.

Musically yours,
Mrs Rossignol 

No Zero Hour This Week

posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:36 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Good afternoon,

Gold Rush had a good trip to Nashville and we arrived home today. Mrs Rossignol has given Gold Rush this week off for zero hour. No zero hour this week, but it will resume on Monday March 4th. Get some rest!!

Thank you,

Important Saturday Intensive Update

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:43 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Morning!

Just a quick update to the schedule for Saturday. To allow for additional time to fine tune the performance, we need to extend the time by a couple of hours. The new time for Saturday February 10th is 9 am to 2 pm.We will be feeding the students both breakfast and lunch.

Choir Intensive
February 10th, 2018
9 am to 2 pm
Breakfast and lunch served

Pre-Trip Performance:
The concert is scheduled for 7 pm. There is no charge to get in for this concert!! 

We look forward to seeing you Saturday night. And remember to stay after the concert for the pre-trip meeting. It is mandatory for students and parents.

Thank you,

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

Pre-Trip Performance and Mandatory Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:43 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Evening Choir Families,

Just a quick reminder of the schedule for Saturday February 10th. I hope you are all getting excited for the performance and to see all the hard work your kids have done over the last couple of months.

February 10, 2018

Gold Rush Intensive
9 am to 12 pm
students will be feed breakfast

Pre-trip performance
7 pm in the PAC

Trip Meeting ** Mandatory for parents and students traveling**
Directly following the performance will be the trip meeting. We will be covering the APS Code of Conduct, Social Media Contract, Trip Itinerary, filling out any missing paperwork and meeting Chaperones. Please plan on staying after the performance as this is a mandatory meeting! There is a lot to cover in the meeting.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

Senior parents!

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:36 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Dear senior parents,

One of our most anticipated concerts is coming up on April 7th, our spring show and senior showcase! 

I want to put together something special for those graduating this year. 

Please email me special pictures you have of your senior. Pictures from childhood on up. No limit on how many, and the more the better. Videos are great, too! 

Thank you so much, and looking forward to all of the wonderful musical happenings this season.

-Mrs Rossignol 

** Show Choir Payment Due Date Approaching ** High Priority

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:35 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Evening Choir Families,

Statements went out again on Sunday night with the remaining balances due. The due date for ALL fees to be paid in full is Thursday February 1st. The fee schedule was outlined in the choir handbook as well as sent in numerous emails. Statements have been emailed monthly since September. We set up payments so that not only can we meet our deadlines but so that it is easier on the household incomes to make smaller monthly payments rather than a large amount all at once. Hopefully you took advantage of all our fundraising opportunities to help offset the cost associated with show choir and the competition trip. 

It is now down to less than a month until we travel. As you know we still have deadlines we need to meet to finish paying for the trip. There is a lot of planning that goes into coordinating a trip for 45 people and all venues and transportation require a down payment for a group this size. With that said final payments will soon be past due. Those accounts that are not paid in full by February 1st will be assessed a late fee of $10 per day until it is paid in full. The Boosters budget cannot absorb the late fees we will be assessed for payments not made by the due date. As I have mentioned the budget is written with income equaling expenses. As a result those late fees will be passed onto those accounts with remaining unpaid balances. 

There are various options to pay your fees. Cash or check written out to Eldorado Choir Boosters, money order made out to the same, or through Pay Pal using a credit card. The link to Pay Pal is below. 

Please make every effort to pay your statement balance on time by February 1st. We have a lot left to do to make sure Gold Rush is ready for competition, the Boosters are working tirelessly for the benefit of the students who are performing. Our goal has always been to help the program showcase it MANY talents. Your assistance in completing this task is greatly appreciated! 

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

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