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.




MANDATORY Parent Meeting 9/9 6:30pm

We have a mandatory parent meeting scheduled for September 9th at 6:30pm in the choir room. We will be discussing the upcoming year and its various events as well as the new uniform policy.

NOTE* I apologize for the tardiness of this post. I thought it had gone live long ago, but it got stuck in the drafts until it was brought to my attention. Ah, the fun of technology…Teresa Tomlin

Mass Rehearsal 8/26/2014

It is that time of year again!

McQ Choir’s first Mass Rehearsal is next Tuesday, August 26th from 3 to 4:30. This is a required rehearsal, for a grade, for ALL Choir students. If you have a conflict, you MUST speak directly to Ms. Burt. Please do not email with excuses.

We look forward to hearing all of your beautiful voices joined together!

Graduation Rehearsal and Performance

The Graduation rehearsal and performance are a part of every choir students’ final exam and is MANDATORY.

REQUIRED REHEARSAL – Friday, June 13th at 1:30pm at McQ


Meet at McQ at 4:45 for 5pm bus departure to UNR. Yes, everyone must take the bus, no personal vehicles. Everyone must wear all black, including their shoes.

Parent Volunteers needed to chaperone the bus ride to/from Lawlor. Ms. Burt and Teresa Tomlin will be unavailable to chaperone as we are transporting equipment and setting up sound. Please respond to to chaperone.

Return of Choir Uniforms and Madrigal Costumes

The end of the year is quickly approaching and our costume/uniform parents would like to begin taking inventory and cleaning so that every thing is neatly wrapped up before graduation :)

All students who did not PURCHASE their choir dresses/tuxes must return them or they will be charged the full purchase price as per the Student Handbook Policy. Even if you are going to be in choir next year (or if you have gotten away with holding onto items in past years),  you must return your uniform. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Same goes for Madrigal Costumes…If you used a costume from the closet, even a small part of one, you must return it or you will be charged replacement value (which can be very costly, depending on the intricacy of the costume).
Deadline to return uniforms and costumes is END OF SCHOOL JUNE 5th
We have kept accurate records this year…Students whom have failed to return their checked out items will receive a bill on June 6th.



Women’s Choir Gown – $95.00

Concert/Advanced Choir Gown – $85.00

Jazz Choir Gown – $95.00

Tuxedo Jacket – $40.00

Trousers – $40.00

Shirt – $25.00

Bow tie – $7.00