Fine Arts Dessert Night – UPDATE

Friday May 13, 2016

Choir call time – 5:00, performance @ 5:30 in the small gym.  Dress code: Dark jeans and current Choir T-shirts.  

McQueen High School will celebrate its young artists, actors, musicians, and singers in its annual fundraiser, Fine Arts Dessert Night. It’s a wonderful community event of delicious sweet treats and a look at the amazing creative talent under one roof.

Tickets are $4.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door, plan to attend and hear some of the Choir groups sing.  All students including those who sing, that would like dessert will need to purchase a ticket.  

Choir is also helping with kitchen/dessert clean up from 7:45 – 8:45, if you can help please sign up here.

Spring Calendar Dates

Fri.,  April 29 – Washington MS Exchange Concert in Cafeteria 5:00PM dinner; 6:00PM partner concert (Jazz Consortium only)

Thurs., May 5 – Red Mass (For Gov. Sandoval and Nevada Judiciary) – St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 310 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503
4:45PM Sound check, 5:30PM-6:30PM Performance.  (Madrigal pieces – all students are welcome)

Tues., May 10 – Core Jazz Auditions 2:45PM

Thurs., May 12 – Chamber Auditions 2:45PM

Fri., May 13 – Dessert Night – Jazz Consortium only– Call time TBA (Flyer is coming! Extra credit for bringing desserts.)

Mon., May 16 – Musical Theatre Auditions 2:45PM

Tues. May 17 – Mass Rehearsal scheduled 

Tues., May 24 – Spring Concert & Cake Reception in small gym and cafeteria. 6:30PM concert; 7:15PM awards; 8:00PM reception

Fri., May 27 – Varsity Showcase in Theatre  7:00PM (Musical Theatre and Jazz Consortium only)

Sat,  June 4 – Baccalaureate at Grace Church 1:00PM (Volunteer only)

Fri., June 10 – Graduation at Lawlor – Times TBA (Required for all choir students)

WCSD Choir Festival


Students riding the bus from McQueen to UNR will meet at 7:05AM in the choir room, fully dressed in formal attire. Bus will leave at 7:30AM sharp.

Students meeting bus at UNR will arrive no later than 7:40AM fully dressed in formal attire, assemble in the art gallery inside the Fine Arts Building and wait quietly until the bus arrives.  Bus unloading/loading area is on N. Virginia on the pull out to the side of the Church Fine Arts Building, UNR.  The performance time is 9:00AM with warmup at 8:30AM.    Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the festival! The event is free.

Busses will return to McQueen starting at 9:30AM. Students are responsible for making their way to the bus on time. There will be another bus run at 10:00AM




McQueen Choir Holiday Concert 2015 Fact Sheet

  1. Concert is held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 2900 N. McCarran Blvd.
  2. Call time at Immaculate Conception Church is 4:30 p.m. for ALL STUDENTS.
  3. Students must arrive by 4:30 call FULLY DRESSED, FED and WATERED.  Women in gowns w/hair up by 4:30 arrival. Men in tux’s WITH BOW-TIES ON by 4:30 ARRIVAL.


  1. Roll will be taken before the concert begins.
  2. Audience should arrive between 6:20-6:40PM.
  3. We are hosting a TOY DRIVE for Kids Cottage/Children’s Cabinet. Ages birth-18 years.


  1. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.. Open seating.
  2. Roadie crew will commence tear-down of risers & sound as soon as concert is finished.

Parents please take any stray programs from the pews to help us clean up faster

The students have worked hard on this difficult literature. To keep distractions to a minimum, it is customary to wait until a piece is finished before moving about the concert hall.  Also, thank you for being respectful to the students and the venue by silencing cell phones, and refraining from shouting out student names or whistling.

Thank you! See you at the concert!

Winter Holiday Concert 12/9

December 9, 2015, is the Annual McQ Choir Holiday Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the The Immaculate Conception Church located at 2900 N. McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV.

Tickets are a minimum $5 donation plus a toy or gift for the 2nd annual Chikezie’s Coming To Town Gift Drive. Gifts will be distributed at The Children’s Cabinet and the Kids Kottage Child Shelter. Don’t forget the older children when choosing a gift.

Doors open at 6:30 and ticket sales will begin then.

If you would like to help with ticket sales, student supervision, candles, programs, etc. please sign up here!  We are looking for a couple of parents with trucks willing to help transport the risers and sound equipment to and from the church on Wednesday.

Students call time is 4:30, come dressed in your formal wear, ready to rehearse. There will be no food or transportation to this event. There is limited space and no supervision for personal items, please don’t bring anything with you that might be misplaced.