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Voice of the Eagles - 3/24/16

posted Mar 27, 2016, 9:06 PM by Eldorado Choirs

Megan Rader via 

Mar 24 (3 days ago)
to eldoradochoirs

Dear EHS Choirs,


Another round of terrific performances by Concert Choir and Gold Rush at the Fine Arts Assembly as well as both of our Show Choirs on Saturday at the V. Sue Cleveland Showcase!


At Wednesday’s Music Performance Assessment and Festival, Concert Choir received nearly perfect scores. From the three judges, they received 99, 99, 100 and an unprecedented 100 in sight-reading. Treble Choir also received straight I's and Mixed Choir, who did not sing for scores, received exemplary remarks.


It was another proud day for our program. And with that, I am ready for Spring Break and looking forward to having some time to unplug and reconnect with family. As such, I will be unavailable by phone or email from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, April 3. I wish you all a very restful and enjoyable break.



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Zero Hour and After School After Spring Break:

Monday, April 4:

Zero Hour


Tuesday, April 5:

Zero Hour

After School Audition Clinic 2:45 – 4:30

EHS Choir Shootout CALL TIME 5:30

*Dinner provided for students attending Audition Clinic and for concert set up crew


Wednesday, April 6:

NO Zero Hour due to Concert


Thursday, April 7:

Zero Hour

After School Audition Clinic 2:45 – 4:30


Friday, April 8:

Zero Hour


Audition Clinic:  Tuesday April 5Thursday April 7

We are very excited to offer an awesome opportunity for audition preparation to ALL students intending to audition for our 2016-2017 Show Choir season. Jonathan Ragsdale, one of our esteemed clinicians from this past season, will be conducting two audition prep workshops for our returning students. Jonathan is an Albuquerque-raised performer and teaching artist with a full decade of experience in the theatre arts. Professional credits include National Tours (MemphisELF) International (Holland America Line) Regional (Cats) New York (Animal Story) New Mexico (The House on Pooh CornerPippinThe Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment) and Television (Breaking BadIn Plain Sight,Crash). He teaches Musical Theatre skills at The Growing Stage summer intensives and dance classes at Triple Threat Performing Arts and Dance Theatre Southwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Dance from UNM. Students intending to audition MUST attend EITHER the Tuesday or Thursday workshop in order to be eligible to audition. Sign-ups are in M3.


End of the year Show Choir Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser AND Senior Will Party:  Tuesday, April 5 6:30 PM  EHS PAC

Please join us for our FINAL SHOW CHOIR performance of the 2015-2016 season! On Tuesday, April 5th, our students will be presenting the EHS Choir Spring Shootout and Senior Showcase. Both Gold Rush and 24 Carat will perform their shows in their entirety and come together with family and friends to bid farewell to this amazing season. Cost for this event is $3 per person and ALL proceeds will go to benefit the EHS Choir Scholarship Fund. Doors open at 6PM!Box office will open at 5:45 PM. As always, seating is first come, first served!

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the concert, show choir students are invited and encouraged to stay for a party honoring our seniors and the handing down of “Senior Wills”. This is a tradition of the choir program and we are excited to provide a special event to celebrate this. All snacks and drinks will be provided and this will take place in the choir room.


Take Your Costumes Home:

Following the performance on April 5th, ALL Show Choir students will be instructed to take their costumes and shoes home. If your student would like to donate their costume to the Choir Department, please send a parent email indicating your approval of this and we will gladly take it off your hands.


ON THE HORIZON – Details on these events will be updated AFTER Spring Break


State Choir:

On Friday, April 15th, our Treble and Concert Choirs will be attending the NMAA State Choir Contest. A detailed agenda of performance times and transportation info will be sent out upon our return from Spring Break.


Show Choir Day Tour:

Who: GR and 24C

Where: Area Feeder Middle Schools and Nursing Homes

When: Thursday, April 21

Time: After Students are released from school

12:30 - 5:00 PM 


Spring Choir Concert:

Who: ALL choirs

Where: EHS PAC

When: April 26th, 7PM

Cost: $5


Play Dates Field Trip to UNM Production 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:

The Albuquerque Theater Guild has sponsored our group’s attendance at the April 29th performance of UNM’s spring musical. Our assistant, Gigi Guajardo is performing in this show and has facilitated this awesome group event. There is no cost for attendance and students will be bussed from EHS to UNM for the event. Students have signed up for this event. There will be more details to follow. This show does have a PG-13 rating.



Mark your calendars for this year’s banquet! It is an event not to be missed! Saturday, April 30th, we will be celebrating this amazing year of choir. Please keep an eye on your email for information regarding purchase of tickets and remember that your choir student has already paid for their ticket as part of the events fee.



Auditions for the 2016-2017 show choir season will take place during the week of May 2 through May 5. We will provide more info as these dates near!




Megan C. Rader
Director of Choirs
Eldorado High School
11300 Montgomery Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87111-2699
P: (505) 296-4871 ext. 1267