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FHS CHOIR DATES
2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR




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Freedom Music & Theatre Dates 2017-2018
(REVISED AS OF 5/25/2017)
2017
May 15: New Member Parent- Student Meeting – 6:00 p.m. FHS Choir rm 405 (mandatory)
July 6,13,20,27 - Summer Band - 6 to 8pm
July 14 -21: Summer Choir Camp 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (see attached schedule) (mandatory)
Notify Mrs. Volpato of any vacation conflicts prior to June 6, 2016
  • Friday July 14th: Officers, Music Librarians, Attendance Secretaries, Section Leaders, and Student Directors
  • Monday, July 17th : Chorale members
  • Tuesday, July 18th : Les Chanteurs 12:00-1:00 free for lunch on your own
  • Wednesday, July 19th: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Bell Choir; 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. District Chorus; 6 p.m. parent student meeting
  • Thursday, July 20th New Members, officers and section leaders
  • Friday, July 21st All Choir Members
  • * please notify Mrs. Volpato by June 7th via e-mail of any conflicts
  • Make-up day for any missed portion of camp requires pre-approval : August 22nd
July 19: Full Choir Parent-Student Meeting including all new
members: 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium
July 31-August 4 - Band Camp - 8am to 1pm, 2 to 4pm sectionals
August 7-11 - Band Camp - 8am to 1pm, 2 to 4pm sectionals
August 10 - Band picture Day - 2:30 to 5pm
August 14-18 - Band Camp - 8am to 1pm, 2 to 4pm sectionals
August 18 - Band Preview - 5pm Dinner, 6pm FHSBOPO meeting, 7pm band performance
August 22: Make-up day for students that missed any portion of summer choir camp
August 28: First day for students Full Choir and band performs for opening of school assembly – come in on freshman start time
August 30th: First theatre meeting
September 5th-September 15th: Fall production Auditions
September 13: Choir Parent & Student FHSVMPO General Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m.
(required attendance for parent and student)
September 14: Full Choir performs at Open House (Mandatory) (time to be announced)
September 23: Celtic Classic Parade (Band) - 11:30am
Oct 6: Homecoming alumni band
October 14 – Men of Song Festival Penn State Main Campus 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
October 20: Choir Movie Night 6:30 - 9 p.m. (no football game)
October 21: Sr Night Football
October 23: District Chorus auditions at Parkland HS (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.- FHS assigned we will
be notified of audition time slots in September; students provide their owntransportation)
October 23 - 28: Spirit Week
October 28: Freedom/Liberty Game @ 1PM
October 29: Bethlehem Halloween Parade (Band) - 2pm
November 9th-November 12th: Fall theater production
November 16: Choir retreat 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory)
Choir Parent & Student FHSVMPO General Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m. (requested attendance for parent and student)
*all dress and tux payments due at this time
November 20, November 28, & November 29: Holiday Concert Dress Rehearsals 2:30 – 5 p.m (Mandatory)
November 30: East Hills Assembly Performance of Holiday Concert Program: block 1 & 2
December 1: Choral/Orchestra Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m.students arrive @5:45p.m. (Mandatory)
Doors open to public at 7:00 p.m. concert begins at 7:30
December 8 - Orchestra Holiday Pops concert - 7:30pm
December 5th-15th: Spring production auditions
Dec 13 - All Day - Auditorium Set-up - East Hills rehearsal and evening concert FHS auditorium
December 19: Cookies and Carols Night: 7 p.m. in café right; students arrive at 5:45 p.m.

2018
January 4-6 - PMEA District Band @ other location
January 13 : Northampton County Chorus hosted at FHS 8 A.m. - 4 p.m.
January 19: Northampton County Chorus Festival hosted at FHS 8a.m. - 9 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m
January 20: County Band 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
January 25 - 27: PMEA District 10 Chorus Festival
February 1: Choir retreat 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory) Choir Parent & Student FHSVMPO General Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m.
(requested attendance for parent and student)
February 9: Choir Bowling Night 6:30 - 9 p.m.
February 13: Full Choir performs at Open House (Mandatory) (time to be announced)
February 8-10 - PMEA District Orchestra
February 13 Coffee House Dress Rehearsals 2:30 – 5 p.m. (Mandatory)- in café right
February 15: Choir Coffee House 7 p.m., students arrive @5:15p.m. (Mandatory)- in café right
February 17: County Band 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
February 20: Choir Coffee House Snow date (Mandatory) – in café right
February 22-24: PMEA Region Band
March. 8-10: PMEA Region Chorus
March 17: County Band 1 - 9 p.m.
March 17 - Parade of Shamrocks (Band) - 1pm
March 22-24 - PMEA Region Orchestra
March 29 to April 2: Spring Break
April 10-15 - FHS Spring Musical
April 17: Choir retreat 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory) Choir Parent & Student FHSVMPO General Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m.
(requested attendance for parent and student) Final meeting of the year and officer elections
April 18-21: PMEA All-State Festival, Lancaster
April 19 ALL DAY - East Hills--rehearsal and evening concert
April 21 - BASD Thon?
April 26: FHS Arts Night (Les Chanteurs/Chorale perform)
April 27: Spring Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra concert - 7:30pm
April 30, May 1, and May 2: Spring Concert Dress Rehearsals 2:30 – 5 p.m (Mandatory)
May 3: FHS Choir Concert 7:30 p.m., students arrive @5:45 p.m. (Mandatory)
May 6: (Tentative) SteelStacks Theatre Showcase
May 10: Spring Band concert - 7:30pm
May 10: Freddy nominations during the day. Freddy reh opening number people at State Theatre 6-9 PM
May 11 – Choir end of year Award Ceremony 4:30 – 7:30 p.m
May 17---Talent Show??
May 18 - Prom
May 24--Freddy Awards

Other Important Music Department Dates for those involved in Band, Orchestra, and/or Theater:
After school rehearsals:
Tuesdays- Les Chanteurs;
Thursdays – Bell Choir:
Fridays – Chorale
District Chorus students that are in the fall show will rehearse 1 morning per week. All other district chorus students will rehearse after school on Mondays or Wednesdays through October, other than the first Monday of the month.


Drum line--Thursdays 6-9 (during marching season)