Request for Help from Ms. Thomas

Parents and Students,

Let me begin by saying how very proud I am of both of our show choirs. They have worked hard to prepare for the competition season. Our hard work has definitely paid off with both of them winning at their first two competitions. I know how gruelling these past several months have been but the look on their faces when Clover Hill was called out as Champion or Grand Champion in Indiana and Ohio, made it all worth it. I cannot tell you how many kids that I don’t even know, have come by the Chorus Room in the past two days just to say, “Congratulations” on our season. There is a palitable school pride in our choirs from the administration to the students. It is very exciting. Thank you for the part that you played in readying the choirs. It is my goal to chip away at our season, one competition at a time, until we become National Show Champions.

As you are all aware, we are hosting the Mid-Atlantic Show Choir Spectacular this Saturday, March 9. This is the major fundraiser of the year. Simply put, the more money we make on the event, the less your child’s show choir related expenses will be in the future. We need everyone’s help with this event. A letter went out from our volunteer coordinators with a link to the Sign-up Genius page for M.A.S.S. Sadly, there are still many holes. There are a huge amount of you who have not volunteered for a block of time. I urge you to email me if you find that you are able to take one of these spots. Just let me know so that I can mark you down. The last competition that we went to in Ohio, had over 200 parent volunteers and an equal number of student volunteers. It is my hope that we will be able to put forth our best effort to ensure that everyone competing here at Clover Hill will have a just as great of a time as we did. You can make that happen just by donating 3 hours of your time to make sure the day runs smoothly.

I wanted to let you know that Show Choir Nationals is offering an event t-shirt for $15, $18 for xxl and up. If your child would like to order one, please add that amount to your final trip payment. However, I need you to email me his/her size by Thursday so that I can include it in my order.

Also, as you know, the Amherst competition was cancelled. Because of this, you can deduct $25 from your final payment. This payment is due March 22. My bookkeeper has asked me to get those payments in earlier if possible because of the quick turn around. If you are able to send it in before March 22, she would really appreciate it. If not, I certainly understand.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Spectacular. Thank you in advance for all of your help in making it the most successful event possible.

“Live, Love, Music” (BB),
Sandi M. Thomas
Choral Director
Junior Class Sponsor
Clover Hill High School
13301 Kelly Green Lane
Midlothian, Virginia 23112