Formal Choir Uniforms

It’s time to pick up your tuxes or formal dress, this is the required uniform for all holiday performances. Pick up will be available Monday and Tuesday, 11/23 & 11/24 this coming week before Thanksgiving break. Dresses are $70, tuxes are $110 – payable to the McQueen Choir Boosters.

Remember that your formal wear comes without a hem and will need to be hemmed before wearing. You are welcome to use anyone that you know to hem for you, however, if you need a seamstress, Connie Webb 775-772-4187 or, by appointment only. She will give you the cost to hem when you set up your appointment.

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!

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.

Man Jam Update

Hello Choir Parents,

Here’s an update on the Man Jam rehearsal schedule for this semester. My goal this year was to offer a way for our guys to get some extra help finding their voices.

Two of my colleagues run a  men’s chorus which meets at Reno High every Wednesday evening.  I told the boys that we would go once, and then evaluate the experience and determine the future of our involvement with them. Well, their response was overwhelming! They LOVED it! So much so that they asked to go back the next week. (And if we could start our own Barbershop group!)

So, we went one more time and then re-evaluated the next day. We all agreed that a good schedule would be to visit the chorus twice a month as a requirement, but then the off-weeks would be offered as extra-credit opportunities. I always like to feature the men at every concert I can, so they should have a spot of their own on the Winter Concert (Dec. 9th). So with the end goal in mind, here’s the schedule:

Sept. 9 & Sept. 16 were REQUIRED
Sept. 23 & 30 are OPTIONAL
Oct 14 is REQUIRED
Oct 21 is OPTIONAL
Oct 28 is OPTIONAL (No school that day)
Nov 11 OPTIONAL (No school that day)
Nov 18 is REQUIRED
Nov 25 is OPTIONAL (No School that day)

Thank you for your support of our students,

Ms. Burt


IronMan – Put the FUN in Fundraising!

September 20, McQueen Choir has places reserved for volunteers to work at Squaw Valley for IronMan. There are different shifts; you may sign up for more than one shift. Every person that works for you can earn money for you. There are no age limitations, but you have to be able to do the job. Money can be used for uniforms, Europe, All State, Disney, etc.

Our jobs are closed to the public volunteers so you have to use the link below to sign up. Scroll down to find the jobs listed with McQueen Band. You can sign up for any job; however we can only pay you for jobs listed under McQueen Band.

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


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



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.

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


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


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.



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.

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.


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

November 2014