Honor Choir is an auditioned vocal ensemble for highly motivated middle school and high school singers who are interested in the pursuit of excellence, making great music, and building camaraderie with peers while having fun and reaching out to the community in service! We strive to use our talents to help make the world a better place. Honor Choir students will give an annual concert and they will give special performances throughout the year in our community and surrounding areas, by invitation.
Honor Choir students will develop outstanding vocal technique, learn to sight-read music, sing in harmony, perform vocal repertoire in English as well as other languages, sing a variety of styles of literature that represent musical cultures around the world as well as our own, develop a strong work-ethic and sense of discipline, and much more.
Interested students should schedule an audition with the director. Students who have already passed the audition in a prior season do not need to re-audition.
Rehearsals: Sundays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.Location: The Music Studio of Patricia Keith 10 S. Reading Avenue Boyertown, PA 19512
Tuition: $25 Annual Registration$58 in 10 payments of check or credit card (cash payments receive discounted rate: $55)
You can also receive an additional discount when you refer a friend who is new to the studio! Each of you receive $5 off every month that you are both enrolled in vocal classes. (details below)
$25 Honor Choir Shirt (if new to choir or need a new shirt)
An opportunity to earn up to a $50 yearly credit: current students refer a student/family who is new to the music studio and BOTH OF YOUR FAMILIES receive $5 off tuition each month. This is ongoing and can begin at any point in the year that you refer someone who joins Honor Choir (or another voice class or choir). *Please explicitly send Ms. Trish a message so that she can apply this to your account and you and your friend can begin earning this special rebate*
Tuition procedure:Tuition is the same monthly rate regardless of how many weeks are in the month. Tuition is not a "per class" fee. There are 10 tuition payments for the coming school year: September (due upon enrollment), October 1, November 1, December 1, January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, May 21 (final tuition payment of the year and helps cover all performance fees; our final concert is free admission)(There is a $30 returned check fee and a $5 late fee for tuition payments not received by the 10th of the month.) There are no refunds or credits for student missed classes.In order to perform in the concert, students' tuition accounts must be up to date. Thanks!
Tuition payments may be made in cash, check or credit card. Please submit tuition at or before the first class of the month in an envelope with your child's name on the front. Credit Card payments may be made via the link on the studio website. Thank you!
To enroll: fill out the form below, submit registration and first tuition payment (and shirt payment if you are new to Honor Choir or need a new shirt). Pro-rated tuition when beginning mid-month is possible; be sure to ask.
Anyone who needs financial assistance to in vocal programs in the studio, please ask. We can come up with a payment/tuition schedule/rate for your family.
Absence policy: Due to the importance of teamwork in a highly-achieving performance ensemble, Honor Choir students will need to have regular attendance. Students may not be allowed to perform if they miss the rehearsal that precedes any performance. Any student who misses more than 6 rehearsals in a school year session may be asked to discontinue enrollment as it will be difficult to catch up on the material covered. Any student/family with extenuating circumstances should speak with Mrs. Keith directly so that special accommodations might be made whenever possible. All rules and guidelines are designed to maximize the experience for each and every student.
When a student needs to miss a rehearsal, please be sure to send a message to the director ASAP. Thank you!
I promise you this will be a powerful experience for your children! I am very dedicated to their success and to giving them the highest quality experience where they can grow as musicians and even more important, as confident young people making a difference in their community.
The 2017-2018 SeasonSunday, September 10, 2017 School Year Session Begins
Sunday, September 10: First rehearsal!Sunday, October 29: Performance at Reading Royals Halloween Game (Treble Choir, Honor Choir)November 4 & 5: WINGS Of HOPE WEEKEND!! Wings of Hope Benefit Concert: November 4th and 5th held at Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown (rehearsal and show Nov 4; matinee Nov 5) (Treble Choir, Honor Choir, Berks Vocal Arts)
Sunday, November 26: No Rehearsal: Thanksgiving Break
Sunday, December 10th (6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.) Honor Choir and Berks Vocal ArtsCaroling at Assisted Living residences in Boyertown and annual holiday party, followed by Parent Showcase at end of night
Sunday, December 24 and Sunday, December 31: No Rehearsal: Holiday BreakSunday: January 7th: Don't miss! Last rehearsal before our performance trip!Sunday, January 14: No Regular Rehearsal/it's our trip weekend!MLK Jr. Weekend: Sat/Sun NYC TRIP!!!! Perform, Stay Overnight, See Broadway show, attend Broadway workshop and more
Superbowl Sunday/Feb 4: Rehearsal is from 1-2:30 p.m. (BVA from 12-1)
Singing Valentines: Feb 10th/snow date Feb 11
Sunday, Feb 18 No Rehearsal: Pres. Weekend
Sunday, April 1: Closed: Easter Holiday
Sunday, May 6: To make up for our time from giving May 13 off, we will rehearse until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13: No Rehearsal, Mother's DaySunday, May 20: To make up our time from giving May 13 off, we will rehearse until 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: No Rehearsal: Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday, May 31 Studio Vocal Concert Rehearsal Church of Good Shepherd UCC (evening times TBA for each group/5 to 9 p.m.) Singing Time, Treble Choir, Honor Choir, Berks Vocal Arts
Sunday, June 3 Studio Vocal Concert 6 p.m. Church of the Good Shep. UCCBVA arrive 3:30; HC Arrive 4 p.m. Treble Choir: arrive 4:30 Singing Time: arrive 5 p.m. (Treble Choir and Singing Time please eat an early dinner before arriving to concert warm-up; HC and BVA bring bagged dinner)
Friday, June 8th last day of all lessons and classes for 2017-2018 school year session
For those in private lessons: Thursday, June 7th Private Lesson/Voice Class Recital Rehearsal 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday morning June 9th Private Lesson/Voice Class Recital 9:15 a.m. Little Mozarts recital. 11 a.m. Main Recital
*Additional Performances throughout our community (Dates TBA)
For more information on the music studio of Patricia Keith including professional biography, testimonials, programs and more, go to www.PatriciaKeith.net. And be sure to "like" The Music Studio of Patricia Keith on Facebook to receive updates and news.
Email Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to set up an audition.
I look forward to another fantastic season with some of my favorite singers in the world! :)