Monday, December 15, 2014

Candlelight Choral Concert

Please enjoy the music of Divisional Children's Choir, Divisional Junior Concert Choir, Divisional Senior Choir, Heritage, Ness and John Taylor as performed at the Candlelight Choral Concert December 1, 2014.

All the best for a safe and Happy Holiday with family and friends!!!

John Taylor-Winter Sings Her Song & I Love the Winter Weather

Ness-Hine Ma Tov & Away from the Roll of the Sea

Heritage-There is Peace & Happy Xmas (War is Over)

SCC-Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind & This is the New Year

JCC-Artist of a Winter's Night & Stay With Me/It's Cold Outside

Children's Choir-Variations on Fa-La-La

Children's Choir-Peace on a Silent Night

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert 2014

Choir Parent Organization AGM

Choir Parent Organization AGM~ October 9th, 7:00 PM, Sturgeon Heights Library

  • We encourage all parents to come out to see how our executive supports the choirs
  •  By coming out it does not mean you have to join the parent executive committee
We will be holding elections that night for the following positions

If there is a position that interests you and you would like to be nominated please come to the meeting, bring a friend and have them put your name forward. If we have more than one name put forward we will vote for the position. We welcome new committee members and encourage you to put your name forward.

President
Time commitment: 5 Hours per month
Description of Duties: 
  • Call and Chair all executive meetings
  • Chair the Annual General Meeting
  • Signing officer of the corporation (cheques and contracts)
  • Ex-Officio of all committees
Secretary
Time commitment: 5 Hours per month
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • Maintain an accurate record of all executive meetings
  • Maintain the permanent record of all minutes and correspondence of the corporation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President
Treasurer
Time commitment: 10-20 Hours per month
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • Maintain an accurate record of the accounting records for the organization
  • Ensure all annual filings are complied with (Charitable Tax Return, Annual Corporate Return)
  • Assist the Fundraising Chair with reconciliation of fundraising and grant applications
  • Provide accurate records of the Individual fundraising accounts as requested by the Fundraising Chair or Choir Directors
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President
Fundraising Chair
Time commitment: 15-30+ Hours per month- depending on the amount of fundraisers going on
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • Plan all fundraising activities for a one year period
  • Co-ordinate the fundraising activities between all choirs
  • Put together, deliver and pick up all fundraising materials to all participating choirs  
  • Co-ordinate volunteers to help sort and distribute fundraising orders
  • Maintain accurate spreadsheets of all fundraisers and individual accounts
  • Work with the Treasurer to reconcile all funds received
  • Organize 2 silent auctions per year - purchasing prizes, wrapping baskets, selling tickets
  • Organize Cabaret ticket sales
Senior Choir VP 
Time commitment: 8 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • Chair executive meetings , when the chair is unavailable to attend
  • To lead uniform fittings
  • To lead the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Chaperon choir camp, trips and assist with choir management while travelling
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Sr Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To delegate the above duties to members at large
2 Senior Choir Members at Large
Time commitment: 4 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • To assist with uniform fittings
  • To assist the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Sr Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To assist the VP as required
Junior Choir VP 
Time commitment: 8 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • Chair executive meetings , when the chair and VP of Senior Choir are unavailable to attend
  • To lead uniform fittings
  • To lead the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Chaperon choir camp, trips and assist with choir management while travelling
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Junior Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To delegate the above duties to members at large

Junior Choir Members at Large
Time commitment: 4 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • To assist with uniform fittings
  • To assist the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Junior Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To assist the VP as required
Children`s Choir VP
Time commitment: 8 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • To lead the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Chaperon trips and assist with choir management while travelling
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Children`s Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To delegate the above duties to members at large
2 Members at Large
Time commitment: 4 Hours per month 
Description of Duties: 
  • Attend all Executive Meetings
  • To assist the reception committee for one choir concert
  • Assist the fundraising chair with fundraising collection of orders and distribution of order to the Junior Choir
  • To assist the Choir Director as required
  • To assist the VP as required
Sincerely,

Cheyenne 
889-2267                 
Fundraising Chair SJASD Divisional Choirs

The 2014 Divisional Choir Camps were a huge success!
Thank you to the following teachers, volunteer chaperones and accompanists who supported the students at camp.

Directors and Accompanists

Kathryn Harochaw-Children’s Choir Director
Amanda Hahn-Thomchuk-Accompanist

Gabriela Gallo-Junior Concert Choir Director
Steven Webb-Accompanist

Avonlea Armstrong-Senior Choir Director
Melody Koop-Accompanist


Teacher Leaders
Marina Einis-Athlone
Shannon Moses-Sansome
Christian Popiel-Golden Gate
Kim Carter-Hedges, JT
Jordanna Dunk-Crestview, Lincoln
Finn Johnson-GWMS. SJCI
Heather Neufeld-Heritage, Bruce
Devan Ryner-U of M School of Music


Children’s Choir Volunteers
Will Huggard
Andrea Goertzen
Cheyenne .Green
Cindy Williams
Sonia Elliot-Dauphanias
Sandra Rowe
Narda Narick
Jen Sheppard


Junior Concert Choir Volunteers
Paula Hunt
Heather Howie
Sharon Stewner
Tracy Berry
Susan Desender 
Kristi Meek
Tasha Beifeni-Olevano
Anne Gieg


Senior Choir Volunteers
Dave Hennigar
Curtis Vezina
Debbie Ammeter Shipley
Leanne Doerksen
Karen Sadler


Sunday, April 27, 2014

SJASD Cabaret at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

A huge thank you to all the choristers and volunteers who made the 2014 Divisional Choirs Cabaret a success! 

What a great evening of choral music and solo numbers! So many wonderful moments that made the Cabaret an evening to remember! 


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hello Choir Families,

Here is your weekly Update......

Lazy Boy Raffle is here~ The Tickets are $2.00 ea with $1.00 going to your choristers account. The prizes are as follows......
1st Prize Lazy Boy Recliner ($699.99 Value) Courtesy of Lazy Boy Furniture Gallery
2nd Prize $200.00 Cash
3rd Prize $100.00 Cash
Books of 10 tickets - we have 2500 to sell. Please send me an email ASAP with how many books you would like to sell and I will have them ready for April 24th practice and they will be due by May 14th practice- Absolutely no exceptions as the draw date is MAY 15th at final concert.

Cabaret Tickets~
Cabaret is  SOLD OUT

If you are wanting tickets please email me and I will create a waiting list- limit of 2 ticket requests for the waiting list please and thanks and should I receive any tickets back I will let you know on a first come first serve basis. I have emailed everyone back who I have tickets for, the tickets that were not picked up will be available at the next choir practice for pick up. If you do not pay and pick them up or make alternate arrangements with me prior to then I will sell your tickets to a parent on the waiting list. I have answered over 100 emails in a 3 day period and I have done my best to accommodate everyone who has requested tickets. We do still need about 10 volunteers for the night of the event, those tickets are $5.00 but you will be working during the show in the gym. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Music Celebration

Congratulations to all the Choral, Orff and Musical Theatre groups for participating in SJSD's Music Celebration February 10-13, 2014. 

Our adjudicator, Millie Hildebrand, brought her energy and enthusiasm to the stage as she worked with groups to challenge them even further in their musical journey. 

In the words of Millie, "The child's voice is a direct link to your soul." 

-Millie Hildebrand 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

On behalf of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, it is my pleasure to recognize my friend and colleague, Judy Gislason, on her 25th year of directing the Musical Theatre program for the division. From Tom Sawyer to Anne of Green Gables, Seussical the Musical to The Little Mermaid, Judy Gislason has brought delight to audiences and enriched the lives of thousands of students who have had the opportunity to grow as performers on the stage.

Judy’s programs are of the highest quality gaining the attention of professional organizations such as Rainbow Stage who scout local talent from St. James. Judy’s influence has seen many of her students carry on to pursue their dreams of being stage actors.

Alyson Workman was one of those students. She attended Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario, has performed at Rainbow Stage and several other similar theatres in Ontario and was cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz. Alyson is thrilled to be member of the ensemble and also the understudy for Aunt Em.  Just last week, they did their 400th performance!

The following are a few words from Aly Workman to you Mrs. G….

When I got to grade three I was the most excited eight year old in school because being in grade three meant I could audition to be in the Divisional Music Theatre. This was a dream come true!

I hope that you, Mrs. G, are incredibly proud of what you have created over the past twenty five years, and the opportunities you have provided for hundreds of kids with dreams of being a performer. Everyone needs to be given a chance, a shot at something they've never done before, and you gave me that opportunity and encouraged me for six years to pursue what I love doing, and now I am lucky enough to have achieved what has always been my biggest and wildest dream of being a professional actor. Thank you for your immense dedication to us: the kids waltzing down the grocery store aisles dreaming of waltzing around on a stage.  Thank you for giving us that stage. Thank you for giving us the chance.


Congratulations Judy on this last day of your 25th Musical Theatre Production. What a wonderful day to celebrate all of your achievements! You have left a legacy of instilling passion for the arts in many, many hearts. Well done and thank you!