Welcome toTerry High School Choirs
Terry High School Choral Program
235 W. Beasley Street
Terry, MS 39170
Jeremy Kellett, PhD, Director/Music Appreciation
Briana Brown, Assistant Director/AP Music Theory
Dear Choir Parents:
We are excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year with our SUPERIOR Choir Students! Go DAWGS!
Choir Dues are $50 for Women’s Choir, Terry Singers, and Freshmen Choir. Choir Dues are $100 for Chamber Choir. These dues help to cover the cost of music, competition registration and fees, accompanist fees, and other choir needs. There will be separate costs if your student tries out for and makes an honor choir. Students may do fundraisers through the Choir Boosters as needed throughout the year to help students to cover those costs or other choir needs. Choir dues need to be paid as soon as possible so that we can order new music for the current school year. To request a payment plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to accommodate your situation as best we can. Alternately, you may pay via the THS Choir Boosters Paypal link which includes a payment plan option: https://www.hinds.k12.ms.us/Page/8672.
If your child is new to THS Choir this year or needs new choir attire (all 9th graders, upper classmen who have not been in choir at THS, or students who no longer wear the size originally purchased), your child will be required to buy a choir dress/tux which will be worn at competitions and concerts. The cost for choir dresses/tuxes is $85 and MUST BE PAID BY SEPTEMBER 5TH to ensure that we have them in time for our first competition.
We will be ordering new t-shirts for all choir members. T-shirts are $13 and are a dri-fit maroon shirt with a gray stripe and one of the official Bulldogs Logos with THS Choirs. These shirts will be worn at athletic events, to sing the National Anthem and other events as determined by the directors. More info to come regarding cost and design.
All choir students will need the following supplies to use in choir this year:
- 3 ring binder with their name on it in the color of their choir (this helps prevent a mixup of binders between choirs)
- 1st Period Women’s Choir - turquoise/blue
- 2nd Period/Terry Singers - black
- 3rd Period/Chamber - maroon/red
- 5th Period/Freshmen - white
- 1 pack of mechanical pencils
- 1 pack of notebook paper
- 1 set of dividers with tabs
- a composition notebook with their name on it that will go in the pocket of their choir folder
- headphones with their name on them (will be used when we compose music on student computers)
PER HINDS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY, NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHARGE THEIR PHONES OR SCHOOL ISSUED COMPUTERS AT SCHOOL. PHONES CANNOT BE SEEN OR HEARD DURING SCHOOL HOURS. Students that break these rules will be given detention.
We have several competitions, honor choirs, and concerts throughout the year. We want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to participate in these events; however, Hinds County School District Policy will not allow us to have more than 10 students per adult chaperone. Please volunteer to be a chaperone for our great students so that we are able to give them the best experience possible. Dates will be announced ASAP via letter, Remind, and email so that parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles, etc. have ample time to plan. If I do not have enough chaperones, I will have to limit the number of students that are allowed to participate to fit the number of adults.
ALL MONEY PAID FOR DUES, FUNDRAISERS, CHOIR DRESSES/TUXES, T-SHIRTS, ETC., MUST BE PAID VIA CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO THS CHOIR BOOSTERS. Alternately, YOU MAY PAY USING THE THS BOOSTER CLUB PAYPAL ACCOUNT: https://www.hinds.k12.ms.us/Page/8672. CASH CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE DIRECTORS FOR THE BOOSTER CLUB PER HINDS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY.
We are looking forward to a great year with our THS Choir Students! Thank you for your continued support of our choral program.
Jeremy S. Kellett, PhD Briana F. Brown, M.M, J.D.
THS Choirs THS Choirs
(The form below was sent home and had to be returned.)
Please detach and return this form to THS Choirs as soon as possible. I understand that attendance at all concerts and competitions is required and will count as test grades.
Student Name: _______________________________________
Parent Signature: _____________________________________
Please provide the following so that we can enroll you in Remind:
Parent cell #: ________________________
Student cell #: _______________________
Parent email: ________________________
Student T-shirt Size: ______________