UPDATED – 2015 Choir Calendar

Updated 5/21/15

May 26 –  Mass Rehearsal
Musical Theatre Class only
3:00 – 5:00 in the Cafeteria

May 29 – Varsity Showcase
Musical Theatre and Core
7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater
Dress – Jazz Black / Black
Everyone is welcome, Come hear the Musical Theatre and Core classes in a showcase of Broadway and Jazz, its sure to be “Music To Your Ears”.

Jun 1 – Band Banquet
Volunteers to help serve dinner, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Jun 2 – Spring Concert & Awards Banquet
All Choirs
Call time 5:30 PM
Dress – Choir T-shirts
Dinner @ 6:00 PM

Jun 14 – Baccalaureate – TBA
Musical Theater & Core Jazz
Grace Church
Dress – Formal Black

Jun 12 – Graduation Rehearsal – MANDATORY
All Choirs
1:30 Call time in Gym

Jun 15 –  *Graduation – MANDATORY*
*Parent Chaperones Needed 

All Choirs
Call Time 4:30-ish PM in Choir Room, call time will be updated as we get more information.
Dress – Formal Black

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

2015/2016 Jazz Audition Tracks

Alright, Okay, You Win

Cheek to Cheek

Fly Me to the Moon

I’ve Got the World on a String

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

When Sunny Gets Blue

Come Rain or Come Shine

Honeysuckle Rose

I’m Beginning to See the Light

Skylark

2015/2016 Audition Tracks

You’re The One That I Want Performance/Accompaniment

Everything’s Coming Up Roses Performance/Accompaniment

And All That Jazz Performance/Accompaniment

There’s No Business Like Show Business Performance/Accompaniment

Born To Hand Jive Performance/Accompaniment

Popular No Vocals

16 Going On 17 Performance/Accompaniment

OFFICIAL: New Bylaws effective 2014/2015

McQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR BOOSTER BY‐LAWS

ARTICLE I –NAME AND AFFILIATION

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.

ARTICLE II – FORM OF ORGANIZATION

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.

ARTICLE III – MISSION STATEMENT

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.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

A. VOTING MEMBERSHIP

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

B. QUORUM

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.

C. REGULAR MEETINGS

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.

ARTICLE V ‐  CHOIR BOOSTER ELECTED OFFICERS

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.

A. The term of office for the each elected position will the one (1) year, ie. May 1st through April 30th.

B. Minimum qualification of elected officers: Each officer must have at least one student enrolled in a McQueen High

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School Choir class throughout the officer’s term in office. The officer’s student(s) must be current on all Choir fees.

C. 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.

D. Officer’s Duties: All officers will perform the duties specified in the by‐laws and/or delegated to them by the voting

membership.

1. Director of McQueen High School Choirs

a. To help students discovery the joy, pleasure, depth and meaning of music.

b. To encourage student to be excellent both in their personal and professional lives.

c. To treat students with fairness and respect.

d. To enlist outside help and support with class activities whenever additional expertise is available.

e. To build a program to be proud of.

2. 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

3. 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.

d. Will be responsible for coordination of communications.

4. 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.

5. 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.

ARTICLE VI – GENERAL PROVISIONS

A. PRINCIPLE OFFICE

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.

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B. FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Boosters shall be from January 1 through December 31.

C. DEDICATION OF ASSETS

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.

D. MONIES

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.

1. All reimbursement funds should be disbursed by check within 10 days of receipt of a properly executed and

submitted Booster Expense Voucher.

2. 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.

3. All purchases using the Booster’s bank debit card must be accounted for with an Expense Voucher and a copy of

the receipt(s).

4. 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 are authorized to be signed by the Director or Treasurer, and any one (1) of

three (3) other officers who have signing authority from the bank where the Booster account(s) is held.

5. All primary expenses will be voted upon at regular Boosters meetings.

6. 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.

E. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

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.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

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

November 2014

February Updates

1.      Reminder: On Sunday, February 8, 2015 the McQueen choirs will be performing at the University of Nevada, Reno, Church Fine Arts Building, Nightingale Concert Hall as part of the 90th Birthday Tribute in Honor of Iris Maytan and Family for their service to music and music education for more than 50 years.

·         The concert begins at 3:00pm.  For more information regarding the concert, please follow the link:  http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kunr/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1624816

·         Call time (ie. students must be at the venue and ready to perform) is scheduled for 3:30pm @ Church Fine Arts building.

·         Formal black attire is required for all those performing.  Girls must have their hair “up”.

·         The concert should end at approximately 4:45pm – 5:00pm.

·         Due to the high cost of bus rentals, transportation will not be provided by McQueen High School or the McQueen Choir Boosters.

·         Mrs. Burt may provide additional details to the students during class.  A few days before 2/8/15, please check with your student to determine whether there have been any changes to the schedule.

·         Please note, this concert has been on the McQueen Choir Calendar since the beginning of the school year.

 2.      The next McQueen Choir Booster meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30pm, in the Choir Room.  We hope to see you there.

 

December Newsletter

DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE

MCQUEEN CHOIR
Only one day of school left before winter break….  Thanks to everyone who helped with December’s events, Caroling at Meadowood Mall and the Winter Holiday Concert.  Both events were quite successful. Please see the below news items, Ms. Burt has added a required gig and rehearsal during break, plus a meeting for Disney travelers and their families. Please send any inquiries to MBurt@washoeschools.net. The Boosters Club will not be monitoring this email address during Winter Break.
TOP  NEWS

No Booster Mtg Tonight
As was noted in the 11/21/2014 Email Newsletter, the monthly McQ Choir Booster meeting has been cancelled for this month.  There is no meeting tonight.  The next meeting will be on Wed., Jan. 21, 2014 at 6:30pm in the choir room.  We hope to see you there.
MORE NEWS

Musical Auditions Saturday
 Auditions for this year’s musical, ‘Legally Blonde’, are being held this SaturdayDecember 20.  Any/all students interested in auditioning should have the required information of times, etc.  If your student intends to audition and doesn’t have the information, he/she needs to see Mrs. Burt immediately, audition packets are available in the classroom.
MORE NEWS

Jan 5th Event – MANDATORY

McQ Choir was invited to perform at the January 5, 2015 Governor’s Inauguration Ceremony in Carson City.  Mrs. Burt has accepted the invitation.  Transportation to/from McQ will be provided. The tentative details are as follows:

a.       All choir students, except Concert Choir, are required to attend both the ceremony & the rehearsal.  Excused absences are to be approved by Mrs. Burt, not through the boosters.

b.      Rehearsal will be held on Sat., Jan. 3rd from 10am – 12pm (at McQ).

c.       All students (and chaperones) need to be at McQ by 8:00am on Mon., Jan 5.  Please come well fed, and bring water and snacks.  (Food/water is not being provided.)

d.      Attire will be FORMAL black (ie. long dresses, tuxes, etc.).  The choir will be performing OUTSIDE on the steps of the state capitol.  Coats, gloves, etc are recommended – but they too must be ALL BLACK AND FORMAL IN APPEARANCE.

e.      The buses should arrive back at McQ between 1:30 – 2:00pm.

f.        McQ choir alumni are invited and encouraged to attend.

MORE  NEWS 

Attn: Disney Travelers!
A mandatory meeting for all students who are going on the Jan 2015 Disney Trip is set for Jan. 3, 2015 at 12:00pm in the McQ choir room.  All students and at least one parent/guardian of each student are required to attend the meeting.

McQueen Choir Holiday Concert

TONIGHT, December 10, 2014, is the Annual McQ Choir Holiday Concert at 7pm in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 2900 No. McCarran Blvd Sparks, NV. Tickets are a minimum $5 donation plus a non-perishable food item for St. Vincent’s Food Bank. Doors open at 6:30 and ticket sales will begin then and not before.
Student call time is 4:30 (unless changed by Ms. Burt) at the church in formal uniform dress/tux. Girls remember, hair MUST be in a full updo, you also need black dress shoes and black hose. Boys, don’t forget the black socks and black dress shoes. Please, come to the church well fed and bring water and a snack for your break. All students need to park in the back of the church parking lot away from the church entrance so that our friends and family can park conveniently for the performance. Please remember, the church has very little space to store personal belongings and the Boosters Club cannot provide security for those items. If you don’t ABSOLUTELY need it, leave it at home.
We look forward to seeing you all tonight!
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WCSD Honor Choir Concert Tickets

WCSD Honor Choir Performance – tickets are available on-line at John Ascuaga’s Nugget for November 4, 2014 at 6:00pm.  $5 per ticket + $2 processing fee/ticket.  

 http://www.janugget.com/entertainment/celebrity-showroom.html

FYI: The assigned seating that we have enjoyed during past WCSD Honor Choir Concerts is no more. It is first come, first served seating. The concert planners changed things up on us…Thought you might want to know as we were rather surprised when we found out before posting the link for you.