NAHS Choir Department Newsletter

Choir Students and Families,


Holiday events and concerts are fast approaching! In this newsletter, you will find information and reminders about about important dates and times. We hope that you can join us for some exciting concerts in December! 


A HUGE congratulations to all of our students that performed on stage, played in the pit, or helped behind the scenes in this weekend’s sold out performances of The Wizard of Oz, presented by NAHS Theatre Arts. We are so proud of your hard work!

Upcoming Caroling Events

Annual Victorian Christmas Tea @ Whitehall Estate in Louisville KY 

Saturday December 1, 2:45 PM

Students selected to sing as "Dickens Carolers" will entertain guests with carol singing in period costumes during the historic Whitehall Estate's Annual Victorian Christmas Tea. Students participating should arrive NAHS at 12:45 PM to change into costumes and rehearse before going to Whitehall. Doors open at 2:45, and the event begins at 3:00 PM. 

Tri Kappa Meeting @ Trinity Church

Tuesday December 4, 6:30 PM

Students singing for this event will provide holiday cheer for the members of Tri Kappa at their annual meeting. Students singing should dress in holiday sweaters or other festive apparel. Further details about meeting times TBA. 


Holiday Gospel Celebration

Please join us for our Holiday Gospel Celebration, featuring the NAHS A Cappella Singers, Morehead State University's "Elevated Praise," and our guest conductor Dr. Roosevelt Escalante of MSU. The program will combine traditional and holiday gospel selections. 

Monday, December 10 2018, 7:00 PM

Town Clock Church

300 E Main St, New Albany, IN 47150

*Free Event

Students in 7th period choir will be excused from classes during the day to rehearse the Gospel program with our guest conductor, Dr. Roosevelt Escalante. Rehearsals will take place in the NAHS auditorium. All students will have last lunch that day. 


After school, students need to report to the Town Clock Church by 5:00 PM. Students are responsible for finding transportation to the church. Please make arrangements with your students about potential carpooling if possible!


Concert attire will be red choir robes, black pants, and black dress shoes. 

Join us for our annual New Albany High School Holiday Spectacular! This event features members of the choir, band, and orchestra programs at NAHS. Members of all choir ensembles are required to be at both the run-through rehearsal and performance, and to stay for the entire performance.

Tuesday, December 11                          2:45-5:00 PM

Holiday Spectacular Rehearsal (ALL CHOIRS)


Thursday, December 13                        6:00 Call/7:00 Concert

Holiday Spectacular Performance (ALL CHOIRS) 

NAHS Auditorium; *Ticketed event, tickets at the door $7


Concert Attire:

    A Cappella Singers - red choir robes, black pants, black

    dress shoes

    Camerata Singers - black choir dress, black dress shoes

    Men’s Ensemble - black button up shirt, black dress pants,

    black dress shoes

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ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Registration due by Wednesday, 11/28/18

Solos: $15, Ensembles $7/member

Cash or checks written to "NAHS Choir"

Please see Ms. Tubbesing if you need help finding a piece or locating the number on the ISSMA required list. 


Thank You!

Thank you, NAFC Education Foundation! 

This quarter, Ms. Tubbesing's classes received a Great Classroom Project grant to purchase student subscriptions to Sight Reading Factory, an application used in our classroom to build music literacy skills. We are thankful for your gift! 


Sign up for remind for your class to receive text updates and reminders! 

A Cappella Singers: @acappella7

Camerata Singers: @camerata7

Men's Ensemble: @nahsmen

code RED: @h3hkek



Parents and Guardians: 

Please contact Ms. Tubbesing if you are available to help with dress or robe fittings or at December concert events. You will need to have a NAHS volunteer background check on file with the front office. If you need to submit one, a copy can be found under "Parents" on the choir website.


We need volunteers on the following dates:


         1:37-2:26 PM (A Cappella robe fittings)



         10:25-11:20 AM (Camerata dress fittings/labeling)



          6:30 PM Holiday Gospel Celebration



          6:30 PM Holiday Spectacular (ticket sales, behind

          stage chaperones)

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Voices in Harmony, the best a cappella festival in the mid-south, is dedicated to bringing in the very best professional a cappella groups. The weekend gives performing groups and audiences an opportunity to experience thrilling performance, dynamic clinics, and engaging educational workshops with professional musicians.

We are excited to host this event at NAHS! We are counting on families members of the choirs to volunteer to help behind the scenes. Let Ms. Tubbesing know if you are willing to help out either the afternoon of March 15 or during the day March 16, 2019.