ALL-STATE

NJMEA
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Women's Chorus
All-State HS Women's Chorus
 

ALL-STATE WOMEN'S CHORUS

 
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This site is for Women's Chorus only. 
 If you are in the Mixed Chorus, please go to that site
Kathleen Spadafino, Chairperson - KspadEB@aol.com

ATTENTION ALL MIXED CHORUS, WOMEN’S CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, JAZZ, AND HONORS JAZZ CHOIR ENSEMBLE MEMBERS: (Directors of these students should also read this!)

There are new procedures concerning Participation Fees, Housing & Medical Forms for this year. 

Please click here to view this information and the two forms.

The files below contain the results of the All-State Chorus Auditions plus an acceptance letter which must also be downloaded. Please be sure to follow the instructions listed above.

Please contact the following people with questions:
Kathleen Spadafino, Chairperson  KSpadEB@aol.com
Jennifer Alagna, manager  jennifer.alagna@monroe.k12.nj.us
 
PLEASE BRING YOUR $35 PARTICIPATION FEE AND MEDICAL FORM TO THE 
FIRST REHEARSAL ON SEPTEMBER 20th.

NEW JERSEY ALL-STATE WOMEN’S CHORUS

Mr. Joseph Cantaffa & Ms. Jennifer Alagna, Chorus Managers

jcantaffa@rocknrollchorus.com  jalagna@monroe.k12.nj.us


August 26, 2014


Dear All-State Women’s Chorus Member,


We hope you have enjoyed your last days of summer vacation! School has started and your first All-State rehearsal will soon be here. Congratulations, once again, for being selected to sing with this prestigious group. All of your hard work and practice has gotten you to this point and now the best is yet to come! You are in for an awesome experience as a member of the NJ All-State Women’s Chorus. With that in mind, be prepared to work hard and long. Being in All-State is an honor and a responsibility. It is now up to you to continue the tradition of excellence for which the New Jersey All-State ensembles are recognized, while you represent your school, family, community, music department and yourself with the best that you have as a person and a musician. 


Please take a moment to review the attendance policy with your family and your high school choral director. Please make every effort to be at all the rehearsals, particularly this first one on September 20th at East Brunswick High School. IF YOU MISS MORE THAN ONE REHEARSAL FOR ANY REASON AT ALL, YOU WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE CHORUS. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY FROM ANY PART OF ANY REHEARSAL IT IS COUNTED AS AN ABSENCE FROM THAT REHEARSAL. Students who miss a rehearsal may be tested at the start, or during, the next rehearsal and students failing that test will be immediately dismissed from the ensemble without further warning. 


YOU MAY NOT MISS ANY PART OF ANY OF THE REHEARSALS DURING THE PERFORMANCE WEEKEND FOR ANY REASON!


Please check schedules for school musicals and sports, especially for tournament and championship games for which your team may not yet have qualified – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO BOTH THAT WEEKEND.


For the purpose of rehearsing on your own, we will be forwarding you a link.  The practice link will be available as the rehearsal process gets underway.  


CHECK-IN: Please arrive no later than 8AM so that you can locate the Women’s Chorus Check-In table, correct any mis-spellings to your name and be ready to begin on time. WE ARE NOT ISSUING ATTENDANCE CARDS THIS YEAR. PLEASE CHECK THE SPELLING OF YOUR NAME WHEN YOU CHECK IN AT THE FIRST REHEARSAL, AS THAT IS THE WAY IT WILL BE SPELLED IN THE CONCERT PROGRAM. IF THERE ARE ANY MISTAKES PLEASE NOTIFY THE STAFF MEMBER WHO IS CHECKING YOU IN AT THE FIRST REHEARSAL YOU ATTEND. WE WILL ALLOW YOU TO PROOFREAD THIS LIST AGAIN LATER IN THE FALL TO ENSURE CORRECT SPELLINGS. You will also receive your music folder at check-in on September 20th. Pick up time will be between 12PM and 12:15PM.


Rehearsal Dates: September 20th  at East Brunswick High School

                           October 11th  at Edison High School

                           October 25th at Edison High School

                           February 8th  at JFK High School, Iselin, NJ (1PM – 5PM)


CONCERT WEEKEND: February 19th – 21st at East Brunswick Hilton/Rutgers

CONCERT: February 21st at NJPAC in Newark, NJ (tickets through NJPAC Box Office only – 1-888-GONJPAC or www.njpac.org)


NO PARENTS MAY STAY AT THE EAST BRUNSWICK HILTON DURING THE PERFORMANCE WEEKEND AND NO STUDENT MAY DRIVE HER OWN CAR AND PARK IT AT THE HILTON. SINGERS WILL BE BUSSED TO ALL OFF-PROPERTY REHEARSALS AND TO THE SHOW AT NJPAC WHERE THEY WILL BE DISMISSED TO THEIR FAMILIES AFTER THE SHOW. THERE WILL BE NO BUSSING BACK TO THE HILTON AFTER THE CONCERT.


Please bring a pencil and water to all rehearsals.


HOUSING AND MEDICAL FORMS: Copy and paste this link into your web browser at this time to be taken to the rules and procedures for these  essential forms and due-dates: 


http://www.njmea.org/files/filesystem/2014ASWomensChorusAcceptanceREV.pdf


Please complete the relevant information on the forms, print and sign them, and bring them to the first rehearsal on September 20th along with a check for $275.00 made out to NJMEA.  If you would like to pay online via credit card, please follow the directions included in the link.  However, you must still bring the signed forms to the first rehearsal.  If your school is paying by purchase order, please follow directions within the link and adhere to all deadlines.  Every member must also submit a $35.00 participation fee in the form of a check made payable to NJMEA at the first rehearsal on September 20th Failure to make sure your forms and monies due are submitted will result in dismissal from the group.  Please follow up with your choral director, school, family, and music booster officers to ensure your fees and forms are in on time…we don’t want to lose you. J 


Please take a moment to thank your directors and parents for all they have done for you and will continue doing for you so that you may participate in this very prestigious musical ensemble. 


We look forward to seeing you and hearing you at our first rehearsal, September 20th at East Brunswick High School. (Directions to all locations can be found on www.njmea.org under the All State Info tab.) Should you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me at the information listed above. 


Sincerely,

Mr. Joseph Cantaffa

Chorus Manager


Ms. Jennifer Alagna

Chorus Manager



ATTENDANCE POLICY

2014- 2015 NJ All-State Chorus


All-State Chorus members are expected to attend all rehearsals. One absence may be excused with the permission of the Manager in advance, unless that is clearly and truly impossible. If a student misses a second rehearsal, she will be removed from the All-State Chorus. There are no make-up rehearsals. “An absence is defined as missing any scheduled rehearsal or any part thereof.”

ALL activities involving the performance and the performance weekend must be attended as scheduled. Students must all rehearsals in their entirety in East Brunswick/Rutgers (the performance weekend). Failure to comply with this policy will result in removal from the All-State Chorus, loss of the All State Pin, and disqualification from any NJ All-State performing group for a period of one year up to and including the applicable event. 




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