Holt Vocal Music Boosters Meeting

Hello Parents, patrons, supporters and students,

Our next Holt Vocal Music Boosters (HVMB) meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  We will meet in the choir room.  Hope to see you there!

We have the MUSIC MANIA Gala coming up in March, would you like to donate or volunteer?  Contact Mr. Bishop or Mrs. Baker @517-410-1651 or lcay_7@yahoo.com

Thank you!

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MUSIC MANIA Gala Fundraiser Coming in March

To help with the continuing costs of choir support, the Holt Vocal Music Boosters are hosting the first annual MUSIC MANIA Gala in March!

We will have an evening of fine desserts, coffee/tea/water and of course AMAZING entertainment by our Choirs, small groups and individuals.  We will also have special guests–former students sharing about their experience with Holt Choirs and music in their current life.  There will be a silent auction and we are currently accepting  donations of products, gift certificates, etc.

Please join us for the first annual MUSIC MANIA fundraiser for the Holt Choir Program!

***If you are interested in helping in planning or volunteering for the event please contact our Vocal Music Boosters President, Leslie Baker 517-410-1651 or Lcay_7@yahoo.com or Mr. Bishop for more information!

See you in MARCH!

Regional Honors Choir Schedules

Soprano 1

Morgan Neeb      2:30PM

Natalie Baker      2:42PM

Melody Baker    11:12AM

Rachel Garver     3:00PM

Soprano 2

Rachel Stacey      3:48PM

Genesis Powell    4:00PM

Sarah Pollard       4:36PM

Karena Lewis       5:00PM

Alto 1

Kayla Kost            12:00 Noon

Savannah Ries       1:06PM

Maddie Roberts    1:18PM

Kylie Church          1:30PM

Alto 2

Emily Hadick        11:54AM

Emily Shurmantine  12:06

Melody Shafer       1:12PM

Alexis Yonchewski 1:24PM

Tenor 1

Blaine Conti            2:00PM

Tenor 2

Adam Parry            3:24PM

Nick Nastally         3:36PM

Chris Baker             8:24AM

Bass 1

Isaac Webking      3:42PM

Austin Frank        3:54PM

Connor Davis      4:06PM

Noah Fillion        4:18PM

Bass 2

Noah Goldblatt   1:54PM

Josh Glassbrook 2:06PM

Greg Beeman       2:42PM


Regional Honors Choir 2013-2014-Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus

The audition piece for Regional H9nors Choir will be “Sicut Cervus” by Palestrina.  If you would like to have a copy of the music see Mr. Bishop.

Check out the following learning links:

Alto rehersal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnFiKWQxrV0

Soprano rehearsal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvXxNwa-RSE

Tenor rehearsal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyysOHVCHHc

Bass rehearsal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf31RBNpw-c

SATB rehearsal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnXZUfy46Y

Demonstration performance: Cambridge Singers  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk4na5ZrmqM

Year End Choir Wardrobe Procedures

As this school year comes to a close we need to have all wardrobe and accessories returned so that we can inventory, clean, repair, and prepare for next year’s fittings.

All wardrobe is due immediately following the concert on May 22nd.  If you are planning to change your wardrobe at home, please make sure to bring a change of clothes so that you may leave your wardrobe at the school following the concert. Wardrobe should be left on your labeled hangers with all accessories placed inside your zip lock bag and in its proper section.

Inventory will begin on May 23rd.  Any wardrobe not returned will be invoiced.  Report cards and diplomas will be held until the invoices are paid.

There are nearly 200 individual wardrobe assignments that need to be inventoried.  Please give consideration to the fact that in bulk this is a huge task.  It is very difficult for our volunteer staff to accommodate wardrobe that is returned now-and-then and here-and-there. 

Please make it a priority to return all wardrobe in a timely fashion; after the concert on May 22nd!

Thank you!

Holt Choirs Boast Two HHS Top Ten Members

Allison Nastally
Allison is the daughter of Nancy Nastally of Holt and Chris Nastally of Mason. She is a member of the National Honor Society, sings with the Holt Chorale, and is on the Holt Dance Team where she is team captain, and has taken dance classes since she was a toddler.
She volunteers for the Holt Food Bank, helps out at Hidden Treasures store in Lansing, and teaches dance to 5 & 6 year olds.
This fall, Allison will attend Saginaw Valley State University to study pre-medicine.

Jake Hitchcock
Jake is the son of Patrick & Merry Hitchcock of Holt. He is a National Merit Scholar, has been on the Forensics and Tennis teams, and participates in drama. He sings with Holt Chorale and Men of Holt; and serves as a Chorus Council Representative.
He enjoys being a vocal performer and is inspired by people such as Jeremy Irons, Stephen King, and the Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde.
He will specialize in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University’s Lyman-Briggs program.


District Solo and Ensemble Information

Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd; Grand Ledge High School

The schedules have been finalized and are posted below.  Students are encouraged to arrive at Grand Ledge High School and check in 30 minutes before performance time. ALL FEES FOR REGISTRATION AND ACCOMPANIST SHOULD BE PAID BEFORE THE EVENT.


1. Make sure to dress conservatively and appropriate to the respect you show your art and the dignity of classical vocal performance.

2. Cancellations will still be responsible to pay the non-refundable registration fees that were forwarded in good faith on participant’s behalf.

3. No-shows will be responsible to pay both the non-refundable registration fees AND the accompanist fee who prepared and showed up at the event ingood faith.


Warm Up         Performance        Rm          Student 

7:00PM                           7:15PM             E               Abby McKay

7:00PM                           7:15PM             F               Maddie Roberts

7:30PM                           7:30PM             F               Karena Lewis

8:30PM                           8:45PM            G               Andee Krueger


8:45AM                         9:00AM               C               Adam Parry

9:30AM                         9:45AM               F               Makayla Duncan

10:15AM                        10:30AM             F               Emily Hadick

10:45AM                       11:ooAM              F               Morgan Neeb

1:00PM                         1:15PM                B               Nakia Taylor

1:15PM                          1:30PM               B                Jennifer Bartotti

2:00PM                        2:15PM                F                Rachel Stacey

2:15PM                         2:30PM               A               Blaine Conti

2:30PM                        2:45PM               D               Colin McCarthy

3:30PM                        3:45PM               F                 Alyssa Schulz

3:45PM                        4:00PM              G                Tori Januszewski

4:00PM                       4:15PM               C                 Jocelyn Evans

4:00PM                       4:15PM               G                 Shyanne Conerly

4:15PM                        4:30PM              D                 Samantha Wade

4:30PM                        4:45PM             A                  Nick Nastally

5:00PM                        5:15PM              B                  Melody Baker


Schubert’s Mass in G Rehearsal Tracks for Chorale

You have all been given music for the upcoming Masterworks with Leslie, Mason, and Olivet Schools.  This concert will be held at Holt High School on Monday, January 14th.  You must be responsible to practice this music and learn the piece over Winter Break.

We will be performing Schubert’s Mass in G  Click on “Mass in G” to access your rehearsal tracks.

Spend some time with this and HAVE FUN

Missa Brevis Rehearsal Tracks for Cantique and MOH

You have all been given music for the upcoming Masterworks with Leslie, Mason, and Olivet Schools.  This concert will be held at Holt High School on Monday, January 14th.  You must be responsible to practice this music and learn the piece over Winter Break.

We will be performing Haydn’s Missa Brevis. Click on “Missa Brevis” to access your rehearsal tracks.

Spend some time with this and HAVE FUN!