Thursday, October 18, 2012

airline tickets

Information regarding airline tickets will be coming soon.  Stay tuned. . .

Choir Tour Payment Schedule

Attention all Chamber and A Cappella choir singers going on choir tour. Here's your payment schedule. We ask that you submit your payments to the LPHS Financial office by the dates listed below. Feel free to pay early if you'd like.

To all those who earned money in any of the fundraisers. Check with Lois to see what you've earned from your personal and the group fundraisers so you can deduct the amount from what you owe.

Parent Permission/Health Slip - September 14, 2012

$300 - October 26, 2012
$200 - November 2, 2012
$200 - November 16, 2012
$200 - November 30, 2012
$200 - December 14, 2012
$200 - January 4, 2013
$380 - January 18, 2013 (This may be more if you buy additional theater tickets)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Cappella After School Practice - 10/18/2012

Shout out to all A Cappella choir students,

You have a mandatory rehearsal on Thursday, 10/18/2012 at 5:30 pm. It's the only time you get to sing together with the other class prior to your concert that night.

I for one am very excited to hear you and look forward to some beautiful music.

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alpine School District Foundation Sponsorships

Dear Parents,

At our recent Choir Parent Meeting we discussed the continuing need for fundraisers.  We want all of the students to be able to go to on tour. Through the Alpine School District Foundation we are able to contact businesses to ask them to sponsor our choir tour.  Each donation is tax deductible.   I will be the parent in charge of working with each of you to make this happen.  I've tried to make this as simple as possible.  We're strongly encouraging every student to contact five businesses.  We would like a parent to accompany them when they go.  We'll assign you the five businesses - so that we don't have repeat requests made by the students.  We also encourage you to contact friends and family that may be able to donate, but are not in this immediate area. 

I've put together a cover sheet to explain what we're doing and also a form from the Alpine School District to be filled out by the business.  Both of these forms are available by clicking the links on the right.  (There are two donation forms per page so you'll want to cut them before giving them to the businesses.)

The donations that we receive will be equally divided between all of the choir students.  We really need all of your help to make this a success.  If you choose to contact businesses outside of this area please let us know who you contacted, so that we are sure that we do not contact them again. 
I know that this is a lot of information.  I would love to be able to talk to you about the fine details and answer any further questions. 

Please feel free to contact me. 

Julie Page

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Great Parent Tour Meetings

Last night the parents of the A Cappella and Chamber choir students met with Ms. Johnson to discuss the upcoming tours to New York City next February 27 - March 1st. Thanks to the many who attended. At the meeting Mama J (Ms. Johnson) went over the tour itineraries and answered questions about the tours and the the expenses related to them. (Parents, your students should have brought home an itinerary and approval forms already.)

She also handed out the consent form that must be completed by each student who plans to go on tour. These forms must be completed and signed by both the parent and the student and returned to Mama by September 14th.

In the meeting we also discussed several fund raising opportunities. Two are happening right now.
1. Search for Sponsors: We're recruiting sponsors to donate to the Alpine School District Foundation. Julie Page and Beckie Branscomb are leading this effort. Hopefully everyone who went to the meeting took with them the donation packet that they made that explains the process. For those who didn't attend the forms can be downloaded from the sponsorships links on the right.

2. Yard sales. With both A Cappella and Chamber going to New York we've expanded the yard sale fundraiser to three different weekends with a choir assigned to each one.
  • September 8th - Chamber Choir
  • September 22nd - B6 A Cappella Choir
  • September 29th - B7 A Cappella Choir
Please go to your neighbors and collect any items they wish to donate or may wish to give to the DI and be ready to bring them on your weekend. If you can't make it on your assigned day let us know and we'll assign you to another day.

We hope that everyone can go on tour and are working to minimize the financial burden on all who participate in these fundraisers.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chamber Students and Parents

Please check out some urgent information regarding Chamber outfits. Click on the Chamber tab at the top of the page.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thank you for helping with the Fireworks Tent!

A big thanks goes to all who helped with the Fireworks tent. What an experience! It was amazing to see the support from the choir students, their families and even their friends. What an amazing experience.

We recognize that the weather and the restrictions kept the sales lower than anticipated but we'll consider this type of fundraiser again as it give us a good return and provides a product that the community will always purchase.

For those who participated, we've sent your volunteer shifts to Mama J. for her records.

Thanks again!

The Parent Board and Fundraising Committee

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Annual Choir Roster and Volunteer Information


As we start a new choir year we need some information about each student and their guardians so that we can keep you informed of events, schedules, activities and so forth.

Contact Info and Volunteer Survey

(Just click on the link to take the survey)

Thanks and welcome to choir!!

Fireworks Schedule and Information

Our fundraising committee is starting things off with a bang. We're going to run a fireworks tent in the parking lot of LPHS.

The schedule is online. Click the link to open:

Fireworks Tent Staffing Schedule

Dear Parents and Students,

We are starting our first group fundraiser for the summer. It will be a fireworks tent that we will run for a good percentage of the sales. The tent will be located in the LPHS parking lot near the entrances to the Choir and Band rooms. Our fundraising committee has examined many different options and has found that a fireworks tent is a lucrative activity. It will take some time but the returns are quite nice. Granted, when we did this we weren't expecting Utah to start to burn up with fires. But, as there haven't been any cancellations of fireworks yet we must still plan to proceed. If they're cancelled we'll let you know as soon as possible.

 If you would like to participate and earn money for this fundraisers we'll need your help. Only those who participate in this event will be eligible to receive money from the event.

For all those who want to participate we ask the you attend a training session next Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm at the Choir room. At the training you'll learn how to sell the fireworks, ways to bundle the sales, what each firework looks like and other useful information. If you can't make it to the training session and still want to help you can. We'll get you up to speed as you work. Nothing like a little on the job training.

The fireworks tent will be delivered and set up on June 26-27th. We'll start selling on June 28th. We need people to help man the tent. We'll need both adults and students. We've divided the times we'll be actively selling into four hour blocks. During those blocks we'll need at least 6 people at the tent. Two adults will be needed to man the cash register and the credit card machine. The other four can be either adults or students who will help sell the product, wave signs, help with parking, watch for shoplifters, etc. As this is the first year we've run this type of fundraiser we're still working out the kinks so those who come may be asked to help in a variety of ways.

We'll also be selling over the week of July 24th. We'll send out more information once we get it.

We started a sign-up sheet at our Parent meeting yesterday and so many of you have already signed up. Thank you! We hope to fill up the remaining open spots as quickly as possible. We ask that if you want to participate that you sign up for at least four shifts (one person for four shifts, two people for two, four for one, and so forth). That way we can make sure to divide the money up for those that really participate.

You'll notice that on the first day (the 28th) that we aren't asking for as many people. That's because we anticipate a lighter sales day. On Sunday we won't be selling so we only need 1-2 people for each shift. The reason for this is because we can't leave the tent unattended when we have the fireworks on display. That's why you'll also see that we need 1-2 people to sleep in the tent during the night shifts. Just a note, if the cell has xxxxx's in it we won't need someone for that time.

 For all of you who have already signed up please look at the list and confirm that we got the correct spelling and contact information.

Sorry about the long post. As I mentioned this is a complex event but also should be very good for the students who participate. We have flyers that you can deliver around your neighborhoods or post on your Facebook.

We hope that all of you advertise this as much as possible since this is a great cause and will help reduce tour costs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Parent Meeting - June 21, 2012

Parents, we'll meet with Lois Johnson (Mama J) on June 21st to learn more about tour and find out how we can help our kids earn money for New York City. In the meeting Lois will go over specific tour details and will answer any questions you have about tour.

Ginny Rainsdon and Michelle Ririe, our Fund Raising Chairs on the Parent Support Board will talk about how your kids can earn money for tour. If they work hard at this they can potentially earn all of their fixed fees for tour.

Here are the details:

Chamber parents will meet at 6:00 pm
A Cappella parents will meet at 7:00 pm

This is a great chance to learn more about tour and how to pay for it.

See you there!

Bruce Bunderson

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring Concert

Come listen to the Lone Peak Choirs as they give their final concert of the year.

When: May 23rd, 2012
Where: LPHS Auditorium
Time: TBD

The choirs made great progress this year and they'll sing for you songs that they sang in New York, California and at the State Festival.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Cappella Tour 2012 was amazing!!

The choir just returned from California last week where they wowed the judges and won gold in three categories; combined, men's and women's choirs. They were magnificent!

After a slow start leaving school they traveled all night on three buses and then spent the day at Universal Studios. How they stayed awake I'll never know.

The next day they competed at Fullerton College and took home the gold. They filled the stage and then made the entire concert hall ring. The sound was amazing! They were amazing!

After competing they went to the beach and froze. It was about 60*, overcast and windy. For some it was their first time at the beach and although it was cold it was still a lot of fun.

On Sunday they divided into three groups and sang at different rest home facilities. The residents really enjoyed their singing and the visits. It was a very positive experience.

In the evening they performed at a fireside for an LDS ward. They performed so well that many in the audience started crying because of the beauty and the Spirit they brought into the room.

On Monday they all went to Disneyland and had a great time. The park wasn't crowded and the weather was cool - a perfect way to end a great tour.

Many of the choir members have posted photos of the tour on Facebook and other places. Go take a look and see if you can find Mama screaming on Splash Mountain. (Now that's a great memory.)

Congrats to all.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chamber Choir 2012-13

Congratulations to all who tried out and to next year's choir! Before I put up the names of those in next year's choir I want to share some comments from Ms. J. I know you'll probably look at the names first but please come back and read this before you leave the page.

"This has been an impossible task.  All who tried out showed such wonderful talent and ability.  Making this list has been the hardest thing I’ve had to do all year because I know that some very talented and wonderful young men and women are not included, and that breaks my heart.  This task of putting together a choir where the voices match up and will work well together is challenging, and I always hope I listen carefully and get it right.  To those of you who are not on this list, know of my love for you and the depth of admiration I have for you.  You are all my kids, and always will be.  There may be some other avenues that will be available to you to explore, and those avenues may take you in a direction you hadn’t considered before, but it may be just what you need at this point in your life.  Keep an open mind and an open heart."

"I love you."

Now, those in next year's choir are:

Abbott, Kyle
Allen, Clarke
Aramaki, Carli
Arnold, Alexis
Bengtzen, Zak
Berrett, J.J.
Bertola, Bradley
Bracey, Brianna
Branscomb, Lydia
Broekhuijsen, Josh
Call, Blaze
Christensen, Jacen
Clark, Sarah
Coburn, Ryan
Cooper, Travis
Cordner, McKenzie
Corry, Ciara
Dennis, Shay
Dew, Sierra
Frazier, Kelly
George, Tyler
Hansen, Matt
Hanssen, Chase
Harper, Lauren
Hassard, Kaylah
Henscheid, Allison
Heuer, Jacob
Howard, Jonathan
Hyatt, Lindy
Johnson, Lizzy
Jorgensen, Tyson
Kap, Kylie
Knight, Alison
Leavitt, Cameron
Martinez, Ammon
Mortimer, Ashley
Ogden, Sarah
Pace, Sarah
Page, Jodi
Reschke, Jeremy
Rhodes, Erin
Rice, Abram
Richards, Brooke
Story, Ammon
Taylor, Drake
Taylor, Zack
Wood, Brett
Yingling, Abby

Best of luck to all of you who auditioned and I hope that however it turned out that you know how talented you really are.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chamber Choir Auditions

Chamber choir auditions are underway. For all you interested please sign up with Mama J. and prepare your song. Remember that in the audition you'll be asked to sing your song and then sight read a piece of music you've probably never seen before.

While this may be intimidating its a great opportunity to share your voice and see if you can be in Chamber.

Good luck to all who audition!