Rehearsal Schedule for Week of 5/25:
Memorial Day- No School
2:15-3:00 Combined Choirs in Auditorium (logistics rehearsal)
3:00-3:30 NH Singers
2:15-3:30 Combined Choirs on Stage (run & fix, add instruments)
2:15-3:30 Combined Choirs - Run Concert without stopping
(finished as soon as we get through all songs)
6:15 Report wearing concert black & white (or black & red for NH Singers)
by 6:30 in robes and ready for warm-up
7:00 Concert (performance time is approximately an hour and 30 minutes)
North Hills High School Drama Club will present its annual Gala student showcase and fundraiser event on May 15 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students, with proceeds benefitting the Drama Club’s fall play and spring musical productions. This year’s Drama Club members performed the fall play “Incognito” and spring musical “Footloose.”
The Gala program is almost entirely student-run, from selection of materials to auditions and rehearsals to stage management. Drama Club members will sing songs from Broadway musicals, present monologues or scenes from plays and perform dances from shows. A group of students will present a one-act play that is directed and performed by students.
For more information about the Drama program at North Hills, click here.
Congratulations to the North Hills High School Choirs on their successful competitive performances for the Music in the Parks adjudication festival at Hershey this weekend. Each of the 3 ensembles performed 2 selections for judges and competed against the other participating schools. The results were as follows:
Judges for the competition were Scott Bacon from Drexel University and Dr. Rachel Cornacchio from Messiah College.
Nominations for the 25th annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater were announced this morning. Congratulations to the North Hills High School Drama Club on the following nominations for their 2015 spring musical production of "Footloose:"
Since the show was nominated for Best Musical, the cast will have the opportunity to perform a scene on the Benedum Stage at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, May 30.
Congratulations cast and crew!
The high school choirs are excited to announce that we've been given approval to transform the wall between the 2 choir room doors into a beautiful music and drama mural. We're going to make the wall pop with color, using the handprints of our choir and drama club members. Over the next week, we'll cover the wall each day with a different color of handprints, making a giant collage of color to create the background of our mural. After the background is finished, we'll paint the design beautifully created by senior choir members Maura Sarazen and Mariann Do, with white around the edges to give it a "glowing" effect. Finally, the seniors will have a chance to make their mark on the mural by signing their names in the note heads of the music to the melody of our North Hills Alma Mater that will be painted across the top of the wall.
The design incorporates a quote from Arthur O'Shaughnessy, "We are the music makers," as well as a piano keyboard, the notation to the Alma Mater, the North Hills Choir logo (that includes the NH and a treble clef) and the comedy and tragedy masks to honor our drama club/theatre program. Our hope is to have the mural finished in time to showcase it at the district-wide Arts Alive evening on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Thank you to Mr. Kreider, high school principal, and Mr. Kevin Swindell, director of facilities services, for giving us the opportunity to put our own "stamp" on this part of the building!
Account balances were distributed in class last week showing what is still owed for the $150 Hershey trip. The full amount is due by April 15th. Checks should be made payable to "Choral Parents Assoc of NHSD" with "Hershey" in the memo section. Any questions about account balances should be directed to Cathy Mann at email@example.com.
This site provides information and updates for students, parents, and friends of the choral ensembles and musical theater productions in the North Hills School District.
North Hills Choirs -- North Hills High School -- 53 Rochester Road -- Pittsburgh, PA 15229 -- 412.318.1400 x3047