**No Zero Hour Thursday**

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:26 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Dear Choir  Families,

Due to All State on Thursday, we will not be having zero hour. Friday will resume our normal zero hour schedule. 

Thank you, have a great evening!!


posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:25 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Evening Choir Families,

I hope you had a restful weekend. I enjoyed seeing some of you volunteering at the Balloon Fiesta. It was a successful fundraiser! 

We are canceling the parent/guardian meeting for this month that was scheduled for Tuesday. Our normal meeting will resume on November 14th

The Show Choir intensive for November is on Saturday the 11th not the 9th. We apologize for the date mix up. All events have been updated on the choir calendar. 

Reminder to pay your payments on time. We are in the process of paying our choreographer and securing our reservation for the trip. Your on time payments will allow us to meet our deadlines. If you have any questions about fees, please refer to the choir handbook as well as ask questions if you need further clarification. I encourage you all to utilize the online payment feature through Pay Pal. It is easy and convenient. The link to pay online is on the choir website.

Reminder that the scholarship applications and all requirements are due November 1st. Forms were sent in a previous email as well as are available in the choir room on the bulletin board. 

Have a great week!
Thank you,

Upcoming November events and a note from Mrs. R

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:25 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Dear choir family, 

It's about to get rolling! Fall is a busy time for all of us. I get so excited thinking about all of great music we get to share with you. 

November 8th: 3rd period 
ENMU choirs visits Eldo! 
The singers from ENMU will be visiting concert choir and sharing their music with us! If your singer is not in concert choir but would like to attend, please let me know. 

November 9th8 am to 1230 pm 
Show Choir intensive in M4.
Breakfast provided. 

November 18th5 pm to 830 pm 
La Cuad fall pageant 
We will be debuting two songs from our show. This will take the place of the informance. 

December 5th
Winter concert in PAC 
More details to follow 

I am currently sitting in a booth at Balloon Fiesta feeling grateful to be apart of such a hard working community. I don't know many students and families who would get up at 2 am during their fall break. 

The woman I am sharing a booth with is a lovely gal named Pat. She is a member of the Albuquerque Optimists Club and shared their creed with me and it struck me, so of course I had to share it with my choir family. I've attached it below, and look forward to using a statement per week. 

I appreciate all of you and look forward to the weeks to come. 

Musically yours,
Mrs. Rossignol 

Gold Rush singing "Where Is The Love."

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:23 AM by Eldorado Choirs   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 7:24 AM ]

Dear all,

After the tragic Vegas shooting, we took a two day break to learn and record this song. Lilliana Frischilla recorded and edited this amazing video. 
I sent a link to dropbox as the file is large. I hope you enjoy.

Thank you and have a wonderful fall break,
-Mrs. R. 

Restaurant Night

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:22 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Hello Choir Families!

I know we all have those nights when we don't feel like cooking! Well you are in luck!  On Monday, October 30, 2017 we will have our first restaurant night at California Pizza Kitchen from 11am to 10pm!!

Please share the following link with everyone you know so that we get 20 confirmations before our deadline or the fundraiser night will be canceled. The choir will earn 20% back and monies earned will go to the general choir fund for buses, food, or other unexpected expenses during the year. The address is 2241 Q Street NE, Suite 7G which is located in the new uptown mall off Louisiana.

See you there!

Continue sharing this link to your GroupRaise Meal:


Student Account Statements/ Scholarship Application

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:21 AM by Eldorado Choirs

​Good Afternoon Choir Families,

In addition to the Scholarship Application being sent on the previous email, copies are now available in the choir room on the bulletin board. Your child can pick up the application if they are interested in applying for a scholarship. 
Deadline for the application is November 1st. All components must accompany the application or it will not be considered. Interview schedules will be posted for sign up after all applications are received on the first!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Christi Bachmann
Treasurer - Student Accounts
Eldorado Chorus Boosters

Announcements/ Reminders

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:19 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Morning Choir Families,

Just a few short reminders:

This event has been cancelled.

Class Fees:
Please be sure to pay the class fees as outlined in the choir handbook. This fee is paid to EHS not the Boosters. Payments can be dropped in the lock box in the choir room and I will submit it to Administration on your behalf

Booster Choir Fees: 
October is a busy month for invoicing. I will be sending out statements with the exiting unpaid fees that are due, plus the Performers Fee (Show Choir Only) and the Costume Fee (Show Choir Only). The first trip fee (Show Choir only) will also be invoiced. I understand this is a lot to hit all at once. If you are working fundraisers such as Balloon Fiesta, please try and estimate what you will be bringing in for this fundraiser and then submit the difference. There are multiple opportunities to fund raise. If you have any questions regarding fundraising, please email our VP of Fundraising Yolanda @ Candy/Nuts/Popcorn fundraiser ended today. All orders are due. As soon as we finalize that fundraiser, credits will be posted to accounts.

NO Zero Hour:
There will be no zero hour on Wednesday October 11, 2017.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

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Fall updates and a note from Mrs. R

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:18 AM by Eldorado Choirs

Dear Eldorado Choir family,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Many of you have started shifts at the balloon fiesta and I am proud to be apart of such a hard working group. Please don't forget that the candy and cookie fundraiser ends tomorrow. Students, please check your backpacks for money and or forms you many have forgotten to turn in. 

First, I want to re iterate that Solo Thon is cancelled. Next year, when I get to plan the calendar, it will be on there so we have time to plan accordingly. 

Second, those going to all state are in great shape. I gave students times last week and look forward to polishing up in the next two weeks. 

Next, I am extremely excited about where we are in learning music for our December concert. It took me a few weeks to come up with a theme, but after getting to know you all, I have decided our theme is "Hope for the New Year." Speaking of December, we have a busy schedule with many caroling events. I will keep you posted on those dates and hope you can attend. 

Finally, I want to speak to something that is weighing on my heart. Since coming to Eldorado, I have been overwhelmed by the beautiful music we have made thus far. Concert Choir learned an a cappella Latin piece that I sang in college! Impressive is an understatement. 
There is so much potential here for greatness and I feel blessed to be apart of it. 
That being said, I want to take this opportunity to encourage kindness and civility in the community. At our cores, we all want the same thing - we want this program, steeped in a tradition of excellence, to succeed and to thrive. We all want this. 
My mission is for your young singer to be exposed to different types of music, to learn music theory and sight reading, and to foster healthy friendships with their fellow singers. 
While I am here to listen and mediate when necessary,  I want to encourage us to talk to each other and work these issues, that will inevitable arise, out one on one. I can do my part by ensuring that your singer receives a quality choral experience. You can do yours by encouraging positivity and keeping the conversations about choir happenings positive and constructive. I have the highest hopes for the rest of the year. 

Thank you all again for accepting me into your community. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Musically yours, 
Julia Rose Rossignol

Weekly Announcements/Reminders

posted Sep 24, 2017, 3:52 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Good Afternoon Choir Families,

I hope your weekend was relaxing! I am definitely enjoying the cooler weather! 

For the upcoming week:

Choir Forms: 
We are a little over a month into school and we still have not received the completed choir forms for all students in show choir, and all robed choirs. These forms are needed for all participation in activities we coordinate for the choir program. It also allows us to effectively communicate with you regarding the statement for your child's account. If you can please help us by completing the forms and turning them into the choir basket in the choir room, we would greatly appreciate it. The choir forms and handbook with the the last page being the signature page are attached to this email. 

There is always something going on in choir. We use email as our main source of communication. The students are given information during class and then followed up via email to the parents and guardians. Please take the time to read the email completely. All the information you will need is contained in the email. All emails sent out are also posted on the choir website under the "announcement" tab.

Fundraisers and Deadlines: 
Our VP of Fundraising is constantly working to provide multiple opportunities for you and your child to participate in fundraisers that allow you to offset the financial commitment for the choir program. There are many aspects that go into organizing each event. Please help us by adhering to the deadlines that are given for each fundraiser. If deadlines are not met, it delays credits in being applied to accounts of those who participated, as well as delays the Boosters in complying with the vendor deadlines. It is very important that the fundraiser deadlines be met by all. Your help and cooperation will help us to provide high quality profitable fundraising opportunities for all choir students. Fundraisers that are not turned in by the deadline will no longer be accepted. I appreciate your understanding in regards to this request.

Class Fees:
All class fees need to be paid to Eldorado High School NOT the Boosters. This fee is a lab/class fee from Mrs Rossgnol and is separate from the additional fees associated with participation in the choir program. All fees are outlined in the Choir Handbook. If you have not submitted this fee, please submit promptly. This class fee can still be dropped in the choir lock box and will be turned into Admin on your behalf by the treasurer. If you are not sure if you have submitted this fee, please let me know! Please do not pay this fee to the Choir Boosters. Administration will not accept a check from the boosters to pay for class fees.

Balloon Fiesta Required Meeting:
This Tuesday night is the required meeting for all those who are participating in this fundraiser. The meeting will be held in the choir room M3 at 5:00 pm. Directly following the Balloon Fiesta will be our first monthly Parent Guardian Meeting. Please join us!

Thank you and have a great week!

Christi Bachmann
President, Eldorado Choir Boosters

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**A message from Mrs Rossignol**

posted Sep 24, 2017, 3:51 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Choir Families!

This week, I have had the pleasure of hearing your students sing their solos for All State. They have been brave and responsible learning their music for the past month.

As some of you may know, Solo and Ensemble festival is this weekend. I decided not to collectively take Eldorado students as this was my first year at such a large program and I was still getting my bearings on what kind of help I needed and what to do in and out of class.

I also wanted to do something different, where students sing on stage in the PAC and get comments from voice teachers, a Solo-thon This would also act as a fundraiser for the choir. 

I hope you understand my decision to try a different approach this year. Next year, when I can get a better grip on all of the events happening in the first month of school, Solo and Ensemble will be encourage at a higher level. 

In the next few weeks, we will continue learning music for our December concert and building our choir. 

For the Solo-thon, my vision is that students dress very fancy as if they were giving a recital and sing their song. They will receive comments after the show. The cost will be $5 at the door. Since there are many kids singing, there will be an intermission. Students and families may stay the whole time, but do not have to. I know how busy you are!

Please excuse my error in not making Solo and Ensemble a bigger deal. Next year it will be highly encouraged. I also hope to give students their solos in May so they can prep over summer. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Musically yours,
Julia Rossignol 

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