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 Northern York County School District  

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Northern High School Commencement 2019:

Click Here to see the results of voting for next year's Chorus Officers. Congratulations!  It was a close race.  

Attention:  All chorus members, please take a moment and vote for chorus officers for next year by clicking on the ballot here.  This ballot will close May 30th at 11:59 p.m. You may only vote one time.  Use your school issued email and sign in to Google to cast your vote.  Thank you for taking the time to help select next year's leaders.

Good luck to the Seniors!  We will miss you!!

Congratulations of a fantastic Spring Choral Concert. And Best Wishes to our Seniors.  Here's a link to the Senior Slide Show if you want to see it again.  Please turn in all music (except Bear Singers - only music we still need for the Senator's Game, Baccalaureate and Graduation.  Don't forget the National Anthem on June 8th 9:30 a.m. Fisher Run Park, Mechanicsburg.  

Change of date for the SPRING CHORAL CONCERT!! Due to the prom being rescheduled, the spring choral concert is now May 17th at 7 p.m.  (student will have mandatory rehearsal on May 16th after school until 6 p.m.  On 5/17, student report time is 6 p.m.).  

Congratulations to the cast, pit and crew of The Phantom of the Opera for a spectacular show!  

Congratulations on a spectacular concert!  The holiday chorus concert was fantastic and I am so proud of all of you for the hard work, focus and effort you put in for the success of the concert.  There are definitely things we could work on to become even better musicians.  The Concert Reflection assignment is on Google Classroom. Go to the Google Classroom tab and join the class by typing in the following code:  6xj2flu.  Click HERE for more info about Google Classroom if you are new to using it. This assignment is due January 8th, 2019.  

Congratulations to Joe Richwine and Marcus Jacobs for successfully auditioning for the PMEA District 7 Choral Festival which will take place February 7-9, 2019 at Cedar Cliff High School with guest conductor, Mr. Gabriel Crouch from Princeton University.  Mr. Crouch was a member of the world renowned a cappella group, The King's Singers, for 8 years and has been nominated for multiple awards.  He is currently the Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton.  There were over 500 students who auditioned for the top 25 spots of each voice part.  Joe placed 3rd for Bass 1's and Marcus placed 19th for Bass 2's.  Congratulations gentlemen, and best of luck at districts!

Disney 2020 Informational Meeting - October 17th, 6:30 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Click HERE to view the conference schedule for Mrs. Bissell.  Please sign and date the half sheet conference form that your student has in their possession.  This paper is worth a grade for them.  :) 

Link to the Student Evaluation Form - Listen for the announcement during chorus to fill this out in hard copy form or online form.  

Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster trip - October 24th -3 p.m. show - Click HERE

Deadline for deposit and permission forms is Friday, September 14th.  The 2nd payment is due by 9/24.  $23 Per Person for dinner and transportation.  Please make checks payable to:  NSH Chorus Fund. Send payment in an envelope with your student's name and give to Mrs. Bissell or Mrs. Ometz.  Thank you!

***Students/Parents/Guardians:  Sign up to receive Remind messages about high school chorus by texting @NPBChorus to 81010

Northern Music Boosters website - visit often for fund raising opportunities and more info about what this organization does to support all of our music students.  Sign up to receive REMIND messages from the Northern Music Boosters by texting @ffe67f to 81010.

Who's going to Disney 2020??? - Please either fill out the blue hard copy Disney form (handed out Friday, 9/14) or the online form if you (students and parents) are interested in attending the Disney 2020 trip.  The Northern Music Boosters would like to get an idea of how many people are going for planning purposes. Please return forms/submit by September 27, 2018.  Thank you!

Please Mark Your Calendars--

The Holiday Chorus Concert is Saturday, December 15th at 7 p.m. (Mandatory rehearsal is Friday, December 14th from 3-6 p.m.  

The Spring Chorus Concert is Saturday, May 18th at 7 p.m. (Mandatory rehearsal is Friday, May 17th from 3-6 p.m.)

**Here is the Northern Music Booster Website link

Please take the time to read over the Chorus Course Outline, Sectional Rehearsal Policy and Music Department Handbook - all important information for the entire school year.  Thank you!

Welcome Back 2018-19!  Looking forward to a great year of music making, camaraderie, building friendships and creating memories!  

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