Fall 2016 Events and Activities
Real Men Sing at ENMU
Date: Sep 11-12, 2016
This opportunity will provide the guys with a great bonding experience as well as chance to see what singing with over 100 other guys feels like.
We will leave at 5pm on the 11th, sleep in a motel, and spend all day at the festival. After the concert we will return to Las Cruces around 9pm on the 12th.
$30 per student for registration and accommodations due by the Parent Meeting on August 25th. We have more guys than space in the SUV so first come first serve.
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NMSU All-State Prep Day
Date: Sep. 23, 2016
When: 9:30- 1:30pm
Where: NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall
All-State prep day is a chance for the students to prepare for the All-State Choir auditions (Oct 21). The focus will be primarily on learning the audition piece, and there will be some tips on sight reading and how to sing the solo as well. Students must provide their own transportation. Call time is 9:30am in the lobby of the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Building. The day will be finished at 1:30pm.
Last day to sign up is at the parent meeting on August 25th
SWNMMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival
Date: Sep. 24th, 2016
Students will perform as a soloist or in a small ensemble for a judge during this festival. The judge will give on the spot critique and written suggestions to help the young performers grow. The students will be given a specific time slot for their performance and are asked to dress professionally.
$20 per solo due at Parent Meeting on August 25th.
Youth All-State Auditions
Who is eligible? Only 9th Graders
How do you audition? Mr. Gilmour will record you singing the audition piece and "My Country Tis of Thee" a cappella. He will submit a CD of you to a panel of judges. If you were selected to be in the choir you will know by October.
How much does it Cost?: Free
Real Men Sing at NMSU
Date: Oct. 1, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Real Men Sing event at NMSU will be held in the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Building. All MHS choir guys are expected to be at this event and if there are any parents, brothers, nephews, uncles of any choir member, they are welcome to come as well. Call time is 9:00am in the lobby of the Atkinson Hall. Lunch will be provided. There will be a public performance at 4:00pm and another performance of the national anthem at 5:55pm for the NMSU football game at the Aggie Stadium. Participants receive free tickets to the game and are invited to watch the football game together after the performance.
MHS Choir Students: Free
Other Students: $10 Pay to NMSU
Adults: $15 Pay to NMSU
High School All-State Choir Auditions
Date: Oct. 21, 2016
Where: NMSU Music Building
Students will audition with a judge during a specific time slot (TBA). Judges will hear a sight-reading example, a solo, and a portion of the audition piece. Students will dress professionally and are responsible for their own transportation. The audition will be during a school day and students will be excused from classes.
$22 per student due by parent meeting on Aug 25.