Craft Faire Volunteer Sign Ups

Please sign up for at least one shift. We need two adults and two students on Friday night. We need 1 adult and 4 kids for each shift in the kitchen, and 1 adult and 2 kids for each shift in the booth.  Remember, students receive points toward their McQ “letter” for volunteering. These sign ups are for the choir portion of the craft faire. McQueen Boosters Club also needs volunteers and expects each parent to help at least once throughout the year. Please contact Carolyn Hansen @ 775-746-8865 or 775-742-4395 or email at to sign up for that portion of the faire. Let’s prove that choir has the BEST parent volunteers!

Friday Night Setup HERE

Saturday Kitchen HERE

Saturday Booth HERE

Sunday Kitchen HERE

Sunday Booth HERE

Aha! Part Tracks

Core – This info is for you…


Choir Calendar 2014/2015

McQueen Choir Calendar



Aug. 26 – Mass Rehearsal 3-4:30PM

27 – Open House 6-8:30 PM

*Sept.  2 – Honor Choir Auditions @McQ

9 – Parent Meeting (Mandatory for all parents) 6:30PM – Theatre

12-13 UNR Practicum Project (Core//Mus. Theatre/Women’s Only) 3:00-4:15

13 – Bartley Ranch Gig – Core only – Time TBA

16 – Honor Choir begins – 6-8:00PM Reed HS

19 – Paul Sperrazza in classes all day

20 – “A Capella-Con” Workshop 8:15AM-2:30PM

30 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00-5:00PM (Cafeteria)

*Oct. 1 – Disney Deposits Due

Man Jam – 2:40-3:30

4-12 – Fall Break

13 – Man Jam – 2:40-3:30

15 – 3-Hour Delay  PSAT

17-18 – Craft Faire

20 – Man Jam – 2:40-3:30

21 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

31 – Nevada Day – no school

*Nov.  3 – Honor Choir Rehearsal w/Guest Conductor 4:00-9:00PM

Nov. 4   8 am – 2:30 pm (Rose Ballroom/ John Ascuaga’s Nugget  )

Nov. 4  7 pm Performance at Rose Ballroom/John Ascuaga’s Nugget  ) (Call Time T.B.A.)

5 – Man Jam – 2:40-3:30

11 – Veteran’s Day – No School

218 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

19-20 – Musical Auditions

26-30 – Thanksgiving – no school

*Dec. 2 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

4 – Man Jam 3:00-4:00

6 –Caroling for Cash/Pizza Party 12:00-4:00PM

9 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

10 – Holiday Concert @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

13 – Sacramento State Jazz Festival 9 Core Only)

15- Dead Day

16-18 – Final Exams

20 – Progressive Dinner – Core

20- Jan 11 Winter Break

*Jan.9-11 – Disneyland Trip

– Back to school

*Legally Blonde in Production*

19 – Martin Luther King Day – no school

21- Allstate Auditions in Reno

27 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

*Feb. *Legally Blonde in production*

3- Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

8 – UNR Concert – Iris Maytan 90th Birthday

16 – Presidents’ Day – no school

21 – Solo & Ensemble festival

24 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

25 – BDB Zone Concert

26 – Clayton Zone Concert

*Mar.  *Legally Blonde in production*

11 – 8th Grade Parent Night

14 – Prom

16 – UNR Choral Festival

25-28 –Legally Blonde Show Nights

29-April12 – Spring Break

Apr.   13 – Back to School

15-18 – Allstate

21 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

24 – Reno Jazz Festival (McQ participation TBA)

May  7 – Man Jam 3:00-4:30

12 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00PM (Cafeteria)\

14 – Man Jam 3:00-4:30

15 – Fine Arts Dessert Night

25 – Memorial Day – no school

26 – Mass Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00 (Cafeteria)

29 – Varsity Showcase (Mus. Theatre & Core)

*June 2 – Spring Concert/Awards Banquet

3 – Global Studies Senior Presentations Night

??? – Baccalaureate

10-12 – Final Exams

??? – Graduation Rehearsal (gym) Time TBA

???– Graduation – Call time TBA

Lawlor Event. Center Downbeat TBA



*Musical rehearsal schedule will be released in December*

*Honor Choir and Allstate rehearsal schedule are published separately*


*Lunch, Man Jam and smaller after school sectionals may be added when the need arises. Students will have a week’s notice of such rehearsals.*


**After school Jazz Choir rehearsals with the rhythm section will be scheduled according to the musicians’ schedules. Students will have at least one week’s notice of such rehearsals.**


By Laws

Please review the below proposed bylaws. They are open to comment until Oct 1, 2014. Please send any comments or suggestions to
The name of this organization will be the McQueen Choir Boosters (hereinafter referred to as the Boosters). The Boosters will maintain affiliation with both Robert McQueen High School and the Washoe County School District. The Boosters will abide by all Washoe County School District and McQueen High School policies.
The Boosters is a voluntary, non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of Nevada and section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Boosters is an organization of choir parents and the McQueen Choir Director.
The mission of the Boosters is to provide a forum that fosters effective communication, cooperation, financial support, physical assistance and good fellowship among all parties involved with the Boosters. The stated goal is the implementation, support and fulfillment of McQueen Choir activities that are necessary for a successful and healthy choir program.
All parents of students currently enrolled in the McQueen Choir program are eligible to vote upon topics presented at monthly meetings, special meetings, and at other such times as deemed necessary by the executive board and the McQueen Choir Director
A quorum shall consist of the President or First Vice President, one additional officer, and five (5) voting members present at a regular or special meeting.
Regular meetings will be held monthly unless the executive board (Officers) and the Choir Director decide otherwise, in advance.  The day, time and location of the regular meeting will be determined at the beginning of each school year and may be changed at the discretion of the Officers and Choir Director.  Notifications of the regular meetings will be provided via one or more of the following sources: The McQueen Choir Boosters website, Emails from the McQueen Choir Boosters, and/or as announced during class and the student is instructed student to advise his/her parent(s).  A minimum of seven days advanced notice of a Regular Meeting is anticipated.
Officers’ meetings will be held on an as needed basis.
The elected officers of this organization will be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  The Choir Director (and his/her designee) is a member of the executive board.
  • The term of office for the each elected position will the one (1) year, ie. May 1st through April 30th.
  • Minimum qualification of elected officers:  Each officer must have at least one student enrolled in a McQueen High School Choir class throughout the officer’s term in office.  The officer’s student(s) must be current on all Choir fees.
  • Each officer, with the exception of President, will be elected in April by the voting membership.  Nominations will be accepted in March during the Regular Meeting and by email to the McQueen Choir Boosters.  A slate of nominees will be presented to the members and voting will be occur, during the April Regular Meeting, by secret ballot.  Each member has one vote.  The outcome will be determined by a simple majority of votes cast. If a nominee is running unopposed, he/she will be deemed elected without a vote.  The newly elected officers will assume their offices as of May 1st.
Vacancies in an elective office will be filled by appointment by the Officers and the Choir Director. Each member so selected will serve out the unexpired term of his/her predecessor.
  • Officer’s Duties:  All officers will perform the duties specified in the by-laws and/or delegated to them by the voting membership.
  • Choir Director of McQueen High School
a.(Pending input from Mrs. Burt)
  • President
a.Will be the chief executive officer of the McQueen Choir Boosters.
b.Will preside at all meetings of the voting membership.
c.Will be a standing member of all committees.
d.Will assist the incoming President during the transition months of May and June
  • Vice President
a.Will perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
b.Will assist with the nominating of officers for the following school year.
c.Will become President of the McQueen Choir Boosters the following May 1st.
  • Secretary
a.Will record the minutes of all Boosters meetings.
 b.Will have custody of all papers and records belonging to the Boosters unless otherwise specifically provided for.
c.Will have the right to delegate any of these duties.
  • Treasurer
a.Will have general charge and custody of the Boosters financial books and records.
b.Will receive, deposit and/or disburse funds as directed by the voting membership.
c.Will keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the financial transactions of the Boosters and provide an accounting of the finances at each Regular Meeting.
d.Will prepare and present a proposed budget at the regular meeting in September.
The Boosters’ principle office is fixed and located at Robert McQueen High School, Choir Department, 6055 Lancer Street, Reno, NV 89523. The mailing address is also 6055 Lancer Street, Reno, Nevada 89523.
The fiscal year of the Boosters shall be from January 1 through December 31.
The properties and assets of this non-profit organization are irrevocably dedicated to charitable and educational purposes. No part of the net earnings, properties, or assets of this Boosters, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to the benefit of any private person or individual or any member or director or officer of this organization. On liquidation or dissolution, all properties and assets and obligations shall be distributed and paid over to an organization dedicated to charitable and educational purposes, provided that the organization continues to be dedicated to the exempt purposes as specified in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
All funds received by/for the McQueen Choir Boosters will be deposited to the credit of its accounts in depositories designated by the voting membership. Monies received will be used for defraying the expenses of the Choir and Boosters activities under the direction of the voting membership.
  • All reimbursement funds should be disbursed by check within 10 days of receipt of a properly executed and submitted Booster Expense Voucher.
  • All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days from the date the expense was incurred.  Unless prior written approval by the McQueen Choir Boosters has been obtained, vouchers or expenses submitted after 60 days will be deemed to have been donated and the Boosters will provide you with tax deduction receipt upon request.
  • All purchases using the Booster’s bank debit card must be accounted for with an Expense Voucher and a copy of the receipt(s).
  • All checks, drafts, or other order for the payment of money, and all notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of said Boosters in excess of $200.00 will be signed by the Director or Treasurer, and any one (1) of three (3) other officers.
  • All primary expenses will be voted upon at regular Boosters meetings.
  • At the discretion of the majority vote of the Executive Board, including the Choir Director, the Treasurer may make a one-time emergency disbursement of funds between regular monthly meetings. The authorizing officer may not sign the check.
The rules contained in the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the Boosters in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws and any special rules of order the Boosters may adopt.
Subject to the limitation of the laws of the State of Nevada, the Articles of Incorporation may be amended, new By-Laws may be adopted, or these By-Laws may be amended or repealed by a majority vote of the voting membership at any session at which a quorum is present and voting, according to the provisions of these By- Laws.
These By-Laws and future amendments thereto, unless otherwise specified, shall become effective immediately upon adoption.
Reno, Nevada
October 2014


Go Team McQ!

For the first time ever, we are offering parents the opportunity to purchase a choir t-shirt.
This year’s shirts are $10 and available through the website. Please use the buy button below.
Previous years’ shirts are $5 and available at school during events. We will have them available after 9am on Saturday during A Cappella-Con.



Craft Faire Ingredient Donations

The McQueen Craft Faire is October 17, 18, and 19 th this year. The Choir is once again baking their famous “Mama Burt’s Cinnamon Rolls”. We strive for all of our dry ingredients to be donated. In year’s past that has been accomplished by combining local grocery store donations with parents’ donations. This year, we don’t have the  corporate support of years past. So, we are asking that every student bring their assigned ingredients in based upon which choir class you are in. If you would rather, you may make a $10 donation for us to purchase the refrigerated ingredients. We need all donations by end of school October 16th so that Booster’s can purchase missing ingredients (hopefully we won’t have any) and the refrigerated items on Friday.

2nd period – Advanced Choir – Brown Sugar. Goal 150 pounds. Please, plastic bags only. The boxes and large paper bags are too hard to spread on the inside of the rolls.

3rd period – Women’s Choir – Granulated Sugar. Goal 50 pounds.

4th period – Core Jazz – Crisco and Cash. Goal 36 pounds of Crisco and $75

5th period – Musical Theater – Flour. Goal 300 pounds.

6th period – Concert Choir – Powdered Sugar. Goal 150 pounds.

Thanks again for your support of McQueen Choir!

New Uniform Policy


Choir Uniform Policies 2014/2015 

Uniform consists of choir t-shirt for informal events and concert attire for formal events. All students will purchase and own their concert attire. Concert attire consists of: Tuxedo (jacket, pants, shirt, bow tie, and cummerbund) for men; long solid black dress for women. Dresses must be floor length, short sleeves (to the middle of arm between shoulder and elbow), modest neckline with no embellishments, i.e. Sequins, trim, no sparkle, etc. All students must provide own black shoes and socks.

T-shirt – $8.00 All students; t-shirts will be handed out at A ’Capella Con, these must be paid for in advance or at the door. Previous years t-shirts cannot be worn in place of current years t-shirt.


1. JV Choirs: Concert and Advanced must buy McQueen Choir Dress.

a. Purchase new $70.00; must be paid for before dress is issued, this is $17.50 per year,

b. Purchase used $20.00 – $55.00; used dresses are first pay, first choice. Fees must be paid before the dress is released. All used dresses in “as in condition”.

c. Choir Rental $22.00; fees must be paid before dress is issued, dress must be returned in same condition before the end of the school year. Dresses CANNOT be cut and hemmed permanently. Any damage to a rental will be charged full price. Fee is per year. No guarantee on sizes.

d. Purchase from previous choir students. Private transaction between seller and buyer. Board in choir room with items for sale and contact information.

2. Varsity Choirs: Women’s, Musical Theater and Core Jazz are welcome to purchase a choir dress or purchase their own dress as long as it meets the guidelines as listed above.

3. If you own a dress from Band, please feel free to wear it!



1. Purchase new $100.00; must be paid for before tux is issued.

2. Choir Rental $22.00; fees must be paid before tux is issued, tux must be returned in same condition before the end of school. Tuxes CANNOT be cut and hemmed permanently. Any damage to a rental will be charged full price. Fee is per year. No guarantee on sizes.

3. Payment Plan $50.00, two payments, can be spread to two years, tux will be issued when paid in full.

4. Purchase from previous choir students. Private transaction between seller and buyer. Board in choir room with items for sale and contact information.

5. If you own a tux from Band, please feel free to wear it!


If your student outgrows their tux or dress, we will work to find them a uniform that fits, but it will be used. If you would like a new item, we can order one at the beginning of the school year for full cost.

Dresses/tuxes must be purchased/approved by October 30, 2014.

Dresses will be for sale, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at lunch until September 26. We will also be in class periods 2 and 6 on September 15, 17 & 19 to measure tuxes and dresses or sell dresses.

For students who may need additional time to complete the payments, please talk to Camille Druitt regarding payment plans or financial assistance, all conversations will remain confidential. I understand that the fees for the school year can sometimes be overwhelming, please take advantage of the fundraising opportunities provided by Choir Boosters

McQueen Boosters Volunteer Needs

We are the Boosters Club for McQ Choir, but did you know that McQueen has a “Big” Boosters Club that benefits the whole school? They run the annual Craft Faire, Safe and Sober Graduation Party, and more. Every year they ask for help from all of McQueen’s parents, but choir doesn’t seem to give them a whole lot of it. Let us change that this year! Let’s show the entire McQ community how much generous we are with our time and effort.

This year they are asking parents with kids in the following grade levels to donate their time to the event listed below. If you would rather do a different event, great! They will accommodate you. Please let us know through what event you are willing to sign up for and we will get that info to them ASAP. If you would rather contact them directly, go for it, but be sure to let them know you are a choir parent.


Thanks for all that you give to our students :)

Freshman- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon June 12th
Sophomores- Craft Faire October 17, 18, and 19
Juniors- Safe and Sober Graduation Party Date TBD
Seniors- Sophomore Interviews March 11th

Disneyland January 2015

Disneyland January 9, 10, & 11, 2015
40 travelers, including Director, Admin, and 2 chaperones
Additional chaperones can be accommodated except air travel and Wicked

Airfare – SouthWest Air – $185

Shuttle – Airport transfer Round Trip
Super Shuttle $1290 – $33/person

Saturday Night LA transfer Round Trip (5:30 to 11pm)
Super Shuttle $700 – $18/person

Hotel -
Ramada Maingate – $136/nite  tax = $320 per room (original quote, waiting for update)
$80/person quad occupancy, $160/person dbl, $320/person single

Rainforest Cafe Arrival Breakfast – $22/person

Disneyland Tickets – $190/person w/two workshops

Sunday Evening Dinner/Show – Wicked Saturday Night $100/person
Dinner TBD – $35/person

Cost/person – $ 665 + $55 (Director and Administrator) =$725/student traveler
$805/full trip chaperone*
$400/chaperone w/out airfare & Wicked*
*Chaperones are quoted at double occupancy, single room is an additional $160

Payment for Travel
Space is limited. Deposits secure traveler space, including full chaperones. First come, first served.

All payments are non-refundable, unless another traveler is secured to take your place, including chaperones. This policy is in place because we pay for much of the trip in advance and cannot secure a refund.

Deposit – $125Due Oct 1st
Payment 1 – $100Due Oct 15th
Payment 2 – $150Due Nov 1st
Payment 3 – $100Due Nov 15th
Payment 4 – $150Due Dec 1st
Payment 5 – $100Due Dec 15th

Chaperones that are making their own travel arrangements and NOT participating in the Wicked evening must pay a deposit of $100 by Nov 1st and pay in full by Dec 15th. Alternative payment arrangements can be made with approval, except for the deposit. Payment in full is accepted at any time.