Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Dear Choir Parents,

This is a note to remind/inform you of our upcoming December events in the Choir Program! 

Thursday Evening, December 13, 2018

This concert is the most festive event of the ASI holiday season as we combine with the band and orchestra for an evening of beautiful music!  Please note this concert takes place in Buchanan’s Rene Errotabere GYM.  Students need to report to their assigned seats at 5:30 pm dressed in their formal choir uniforms.  The concert begins at 6:00 pm and will conclude no later than 7:00 pm.   There is no admission charge so bring your whole family and friends!   FYI: The Buchanan Holiday Concert will take place directly after our concert concludes, so plan to exit the seats and gym in as timely a manner as possible so their groups and audience members can come in and find their places.  I suggest that all parents walk down to the group your child is IN to meet up with them and leave the concert together.

The Tenor/Bass Chorale has the special privilege of singing their set with the BHS boys this year!  This is a FIRST and I can’t wait to hear them together.  The boys will be singing in BOTH CONCERTS, meaning the Tenor/Bass Chorale needs to remain until the beginning of the BHS Concert.  The “Men’s” Group will go first on the BHS program, allowing the ASI boys and their parents to depart right after they finish.  I ask that ASI boys parents position themselves right by the Northeast entrance into the gym, (the one closest to the BHS Snack Bar and the one you will all come into the concert by), so you can exit easily after the boy’s performance.  I will escort my boys to that same entrance to meet up with you. 

Students will participate in a joint rehearsal of our combined finale the morning of the concert.  All participating students will be excused from class at approximately 9:00 am.  Students will be informed of the details in class this week and next.


Yearbook Pictures, Monday, December 17, 2018-Uniforms due in Class on Friday, December 14th.

All choir students (band and orchestra too) must bring their formal performance uniforms including shoes to school the day after the concert!   When they get home from the concert, they should hang their uniform on a hanger in a garment bag with their name on it and bring it to school on FRIDAY, December 14.    (Last year, we had chaos with students forgetting their uniforms on picture day, hence the requirement to bring the uniform to school the day after the concert).  Pictures will be taken the following Monday during their actual music class. 

If you choose to purchase an individual picture package of your son/daughter dressed in their choir uniform, we will send home order envelopes much like you receive in the beginning of the year for annual school pictures.  This is strictly optional but a number of students participate each year.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above events, please call me at 327-3765 or send me an e-mail at  I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 13, 2018!



Gail Barbour

ASI Choir Director








Mrs. Gail Barbour has been the director of the ASI choir program since 1997.  ASI has four (4) choirs, including Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Tenor/Bass Chorale, and the Soprano/Alto Chorale.  All ASI choirs have earned a solid reputation for creating quality music and enjoyable concert experiences.