Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gig update for 2nd and 3rd period

Wed, Dec 8: Ruritan Gig @ Willowhaven. Meet 6:45, Sing at 7:15.
Thurs, Dec 9: Treyburn Gig @ Treyburn CC. Meet 7pm, Sing at 7:30.
Fri, Dec 10: Rehearsal with Carrington Middle @NHS. 4-6pm
Mon, Dec 13: Rehearsal with Little River Elem @NHS. 4-6pm
Wed, Dec 15: Winter Concert with Little River and Carrington. NHS arrives at 4:30, Carrington at 4:45, Little River at 5pm. "Dress rehearsal" starts at 5:15, Concert starts at 7pm. Done by 8pm.
Field Trips: There will be two. I'm waiting on Durham Regional to get back to me. The one set in stone is: Thurs, Dec 16: Regional Cancer Care (Ben Franklin, near Chick Fil A on Roxboro). We will leave school by 9:15, arrive by 9:30, sing by 9:45, done by 10, back to school by 10:15.
***Don't Forget that the first Florida deposit is due by Monday, December 13th! I will gladly accept early payments! :)***

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tower Lighting Friday!

Chorus Students in 2nd and 3rd period will be singing at the Lucky Strike Tower Lighting this Friday. See below for details.

We will meet outside of Tyler's Restaurant at 5:15pm this Friday, December 3, 2010. The Lucky Strike Tower Lighting will be from 7-8pm. Directions:

From I-85 (US 70):
Exit Downtown Durham (Mangum Street). Continue on Mangum through downtown, 2 miles. Follow parking signs to ballpark. The South Deck is just past the Stadium on the corner of Willard/Jackie Robinson and Carr Streets.

The North Deck parking lot is located at the corner of Carr & Pettigrew Streets. Once past the South Deck, make an immediate right onto Carr Street passing between the car dealership on your left and the back entrance to the Bays on your right. The North Deck entrance is straight ahead.

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
324 Blackwell St # 400, Durham, NC 27701-3600‎ - (919) 433-0345

Monday, November 22, 2010

A glance at the board....

A few pictures of the board in the chorus classroom today. Please notice:
Nov 30: Pecan Sales Due
Dec 3: Vocal 2 and 3 sing at the Lucky Strike Tower Lighting.
Meet at 5:15pm, sing at 7pm.
Dec 6: 3-5pm after school rehearsal, all classes
Dec 8: Ruritan Club Gig (at Willowhaven), Vocal 2 and 3
Dec 9: Treyburn Country Club Gig, Vocal 2 and 3
Dec 13: 3-5 after school rehearsal, all classes
Dec 15: HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7pm, all classes.
Dec 17: Last Open Mic of 2010, all classes.

The rest of the pictures are the rhythms on their worksheets, due tomorrow. They are learning about dotted quarters and eighth notes/rests. There will be a quiz in all classes next Thursday, 12/2. Students that were unable to participate in the Fall Concert must turn in their 5-page papers by tomorrow, 11/23. They will lose a letter grade for each school day it is late. Look for information on field trips during the school day in December. We will be singing holiday songs around town! Contact me with any questions. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11/18 updates

  • DVDs of the Fall Concert, "Free at Last," will be ready in early December. They are available to purchase for $10 in cash or check made out to NHS Chorus.
  • Our pecan sale started yesterday and ends November 30th. Look for pecans to arrive the week before Winter Break. They make delicious stocking stuffers!
  • 2nd period Blues in the Knight Florida update: Your initial deposit of $200 is due December 13th. Please pay earlier if you can! Parents: if your student has not given you the Florida information, please email me so I can send you the form.
  • Our Holiday Concert is coming up: join us on December 15th at 7pm to see the choirs from Little River Elementary, Carrington Middle and Northern High collaborate together!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Free at Last

Congratulations to all chorus students who performed at our fall chorus concert "Free at Last." Thank you to everybody who made it possible! Enjoy the pictures :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Concert Friday Night at 6pm!

The Northern High Chorus will present their Fall Concert "Free at Last" this Friday night at 6pm in the NHS Auditorium. Students should arrive at 4:30pm with bake sale items, already dressed and ready to sing. Adult tickets are $10, students are $5 and DPS faculty/staff are free. Featuring the greatest Motown hits and much more! Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Concert Time Change

No CPA Meeting tomorrow night. Please email me instead:

Fall Concert Schedule:
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 2 and Nov 3 Rehearsals for Fall Concert, 6-9pm
Thursday, Nov 4 Dress Rehearsal for Fall Concert, 6-9pm
Friday, Nov 5 Fall Chorus Concert 6pm (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: NOT 7:30). Students need to be in the auditorium at 4:30pm.

Volunteers Needed for our Fall Concert on November 5th.
____ Bake Sale Items- from all parents! Please send them with your child at 4:30- their call time for the show.
____ Bake Sale Workers (during intermission) (need at least two)
____ Ticket Takers/Sellers (need at least two)
____ Help at Evening Rehearsal Tuesday 11/2, 6-9pm (need at least two)
____ Help at Evening Rehearsal Wednesday 11/3, 6-9pm (need at least two)
____ Help at Dress Rehearsal Thursday 11/4, 6-9pm (need at least two)
____ Helping Joe Zajac with Mics/Sound- Tues-Fri. *Please help!*
____ Transportation/ Taxi Service? For kids who need rides home from rehearsal. I would love to have a parent who can take kids to neighborhoods around the old Walmart (Old Oxford Hwy type area).
____ Any connections with advertising (newspaper, etc)
____ Any connections with DVD/CD recording

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the NHS Fall Chorus Concert!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All County Pics and Recordings!

Check out these awesome All County Chorus Pictures from Saturday, 10/15/10. You can hear the recordings of each song, too!

Congrats to all students who performed at All County. It was an awesome concert!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wacky Tacky Day

1st period girls on Wacky Tacky Day

Run and jump Wacky Tacky picture. AAA!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CPA, etc

CPA Meeting tonight at 7pm in the Chorus Room. Don't forget!

Homecoming: Students meet at 5pm at County Stadium on Friday, 10/15. They should bring $7-10 dollars for the chicken dinner and/or concessions. They will sing the Alma Mater and National Anthem. Attendance is REQUIRED.

All County: see last post for reminders.

If your child is in chorus and you have not been receiving emails from me with chorus reminders, please email me at to get your email address on my list! Thank you for your support.

2nd period celebrates Lazy Day in PJs and sweatsuits.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


  • The CPA Meeting for tonight has been rescheduled for NEXT Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00pm. See you then.
  • Friday, October 15 NHS Chorus sings the National Anthem at Homecoming Football Game (vs. ECHHS). Rehearsal 5pm at County Stadium, Tailgate Dinner at 5:30pm, Meet at 6:30pm, Sing at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 23 Pancake Breakfast hosted by Mt. Sylvan Ruritan Club 7-10am. We will need bake sale items and volunteers to serve food.
  • The Fall Chorus Concert is November 5th. We need lots of help to prepare.
  • We will discuss Spring Trip Possibilities at the next CPA meeting (locations, length of trip, etc). Please attend Oct 12th if you are interested in helping to plan the trip.
  • All classes have been participating in a Chocolate and Jewelry fundraiser for the past couple of weeks. If you're crazy and don't like chocolate or jewelry, please consider making a donation to the chorus instead. All fundraising materials are due back this Thursday in class. Please encourage your child to participate!
  • Please be aware that All County rehearsals have been going on after school (girls are meeting today, guys are meeting tomorrow), and our official rehearsals start this Thursday night at Jordan. Remember, this is an optional event, but people who have committed to the event must attend all rehearsals.
  • Thursday, October 7: All County Pre-rehearsal at Jordan High, 6-8pm (only for students who auditioned for All County)
  • Thursday, October 14: All County Rehearsal at Jordan High, 4:30-9pm (only for students who auditioned for All County)
  • Saturday, October 16 Durham All County Chorus (only for students who auditioned for All County)
  • Check out the youtube channel for Northern Chorus. You can access those videos through this link: Right now, there are videos from last year's groups, as well as a lot of Open Mic performances. Enjoy!
  • Please send Kleenex and/or hand sanitizer in with your child. In the winter, we can go through a box of Kleenex in two days or less.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Honors Chorus Auditions

Congrats to Jamie, Nicole, Claire, Ruth and Adrienne for being chosen to audition for the North Carolina Honors Chorus this Saturday, 9/25/10. Wish them luck!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Open Mic / Youtube Channel!

The last Friday of every month is Open Mic at Northern High! Today was our first one of the year. Students perform for each other and get to practice good performance etiquette. All students are encouraged to participate!

I made a youtube channel for Northern Chorus! Here is the link:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rise Up, My Love

A work in progress: "Rise Up, My Love" from Blues in the Knight (Vocal 3).


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CPA Meeting tonight

A reminder to all Chorus Parents:

CPA meeting tonight at 7pm in the NHS Chorus Room (A3).

All chorus classes are sounding fantastic. Check out for the NHS website for some pictures taken in the guys' class last week.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New NHS Student?

If you are a new NHS student, or just new to chorus, I would love to meet you!

  • If you do not audition, you will automatically be placed in either Vocal 1 (generally girls grades 9-10) or Vocal 2 (all guys, grades 9-12).
  • I would love if you would have your counselor sign you up for the full year if possible.
  • If you are a girl who has a lot of prior choral or vocal experience, please see me as soon as possible for an audition. It is extremely rare for a new student to get into the Women's Chorus (Vocal 3), but it has happened. You can email me immediately at to set up a time.

I look forward to meeting all new students at NHS's Open House for New Students on Tuesday evening, August 23, from 6:30-8pm. Stop by the chorus room (A3, near the bus lot) to see the room!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Congratulations, Graduates of 2010!

Graduation 2010 Congratulations to all Class of 2010 chorus members:
Gennifer, Eliza, Rebekah, Kelly, Monica, Kaitlyn
Jamal, Terrence, Jackson, Connor
Aleeza, Amber, Katy, Deisha, Nikki, Brooke

Soprano Seniors

Eliza and Gennifer

Katy, Deisha, Nikki

Alto Section

Connor and Aleeza

Rebekah, Kelly, Monica

Gennifer, Eliza, Rebekah
You all sang the National Anthem, Alma Mater, and "Wind Beneath My Wings" beautifully. Best of luck in your next adventure! Make it a goal to keep music in your daily life. You have a talent that also brings you joy. Make sure you share that with others.
To all incoming freshmen and my students for the 2010-2011 school year, have a fantastic summer. See you in August!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Timeline for Graduation

10 AM: All chorus students meet in the chorus room at Northern High for warm-up and rehearsal

10:30 AM: Depart for Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University
  • Option 1: Students ride bus to graduation
  • Option 2: Students arrange their own transportation to graduation

11 AM sharp: Sound check at Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University

11:15 AM: Seniors line up, all other chorus members sit next to risers until graduation starts

12 noon: Graduation

1:30pm or so: Graduation Ends. The bus will leave 10 minutes after the ceremony is over.

**We still have Knight Sounds sweatsuits ($40), Spring Concert DVDs ($12), and Florida CDs ($5) for sale! Email Ms. Fitz for information.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Chorus Show 2010

Michael Jackson Medley
By MidKnight Blues

Die Nachtigall
MidKnight Blues

Blues In the Knight

Abba Forever Medley
Blues In the Knight

Once Upon A Time
Class of 2010 and Knight Sounds

Once Upon A Time

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Florida Pics and Concert Reminder

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT this Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, 7:30pm NHS Auditorium. See you there!

Group picture at Universal Studios

After our Festival Disney performance

At the Festival Disney Awards Ceremony 2010