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

Call for seamstresses or seamsters!

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:40 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Dear all,

Gold Rush’s costumes came in and they are amazing. However, in order to expedite the process, I am reaching out to see if anyone would volunteer to help with alterations.

Please let me know if you can help!

Thank you,
Mrs. Rossignol 


posted Jan 3, 2018, 8:30 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Evening Choir Families,

I hope you all had a restful Christmas break!!

I have just finished invoicing the remainder of the Trip Payments, January and February. The statement you received today was the final amount due. All payments need to be made in full by February 1st. Accounts need to be at zero prior to travel! 

With the trip less than 2 months away, we have deadlines we need to meet in the month of January. Final payments are due to Southwest as well as Heart of America. Costumes have been ordered, duffel bags as well as hoodies have also been ordered. In order for our payments to be on time, we need your assistance by paying your balances in a timely manner. Please make payments promptly!! There are multiple ways for you to pay the balances. Cash or check made out to Eldorado Choir Boosters,  or via Pay Pal. The link for Pay Pal is below. All payments dropped into the lock box in the choir room need to be placed in a sealed labeled envelope. Again all payments are to be paid in full by February 1st

Remember that students need to also be grade eligible at the six weeks to travel. This is an APS policy. If your child becomes grade ineligible, all funds are still to be paid in full. All students who committed to traveling on the trip have been included in all head counts for reservations for all aspects of the trip. Funds have been expended on their behalf. For more information on the fee requirements please refer to the Choir Handbook, Spring Trip Guidelines on pg 14.

If you have any further questions, please let me know!

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

Nashville chaperone clarification

posted Jan 3, 2018, 8:28 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Our Nashville trip is right around the corner. It is hard to believe 2017 is almost over! I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you parents and guardians regarding trip arrangements and chaperones. 

As a reminder, we are traveling February 21-25. The Boosters can not make reservations on behalf of parents wishing to travel. We will be happy to provide the Hotel and flight information for your booking purposes. If you are interested, please reach out to us individually.
The number of student traveling this year is much less than in previous years. Therefore the chaperone positions are fewer. As in years past, certain Board positions are required to travel with the choir. If after that there are chaperone spots available we then offer them to parents/guardians through an application and interview process. For our Nashville trip, all chaperone positions are filled. Unfortunately, we do not have available spots to offer to parents/guardians. However, as mentioned we are happy to have you travel alongside the choir in a non chaperoning capacity. 

Thank you for your understanding. I am so excited for 2018!

Musically yours,
Mrs. Rossignol 

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