Congratulations to CPHS NWSC All-Conference Choir Members

posted Jan 7, 2013, 1:17 PM by CPHS Vocal Music   [ updated Jan 30, 2013, 7:03 PM ]

The CPHS Vocal Music department is proud to announce the members of the 2012-13 NWSC All-Conference Choir.  The singers will be performing in the NWSC Music Festival Grand Finale Concert on Monday, Feb. 4, 7:00pm at Armstrong High School.  The 2012-13 All-Conference Choir conductor is Rene Clausen from Concordia College, Moorhead.

Heather Bates
Kate Morley
Betsy Sorensen

Caitlin Gallagher
Chelsea Okorafor

Jackson Rohweder
Wuang Yang
Josh Woodley

Sam Christenson
Joe Martini
Ikenna Nwosu

9-10 State Honor Choir Announced

posted Nov 10, 2012, 12:14 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

Congratulations to the following vocal music students for being selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota State 9-10 Honor Choir:

Jacob Blindauer
Kayla Chidester
Joseph Martini
Carter Nelson
Joshua Woodley

Optional student auditions were announced in class in September and recordings were completed by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The students will be performing as part of the Minnesota Music Educators  Association (MMEA) State Conference on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Informational Meeting to Follow Fall Concert

posted Oct 9, 2012, 7:19 PM by CPHS Vocal Music   [ updated Oct 9, 2012, 7:21 PM ]

Parents & Students Encouraged to Attend

We'll cover:

  • Introduction to the CPHS Vocal Music Association
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • Upcoming Fundraisers
  • Tour 2013: The Rockies Update
  • Questions

Fall Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 16

posted Oct 9, 2012, 7:18 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

The first concert of the year to be performed at Champlin Park will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 16 in the Champlin Park High School Auditorium. Students from all choral ensembles will perform.

Auditorium doors will open for general admission seating at 7:00 pm. If you require special accommodations for handicapped persons, please contact Ms. Tempel no later than Friday, Oct. 12, via email.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3.00.

Performance Details

Per the Vocal Music Student Handbook, students must stay for the entire concert in order to receive credit for attendance. Concert attendance makes up 20% of a student's grade.

Pre-concert warm-ups are essential and prompt arrival by students is imperative. Choirs need to report at the following times:

  • Bel Canto - 7:05 in the Band Room
  • Rebel Men - 6:45 in the Orchestra Room
  • Treble Choir - 7:05 in the Orchestra Room
  • Concert Choir - 6:45 in the Choir Room

Concert attire details our outlined in the Handbook.

Parent volunteers are needed to staff the box office before the performance. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. with the Auditorium open for seating at 7:00 p.m. Contact Ms. Tempel if you are willing to assist with the box office.

Fall Concert at Bethel University 2012

posted Oct 1, 2012, 7:26 PM by CPHS Vocal Music   [ updated Oct 1, 2012, 7:39 PM ]

Details are now available for the Anoka-Hennepin Fall Choral Gala on Monday, October 8, at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University.

Who's Singing?
The Fall Choral Gala at Benson Great Hall will feature the Treble Choir and Concert Choir only. Other students are welcome to attend the concert on their own, but will not be singing and may not ride the bus with the performing ensembles.

Permission Slip
All students must complete this downloadable permission form, have it signed by a parent or guardian, and return it to Ms. Tempel or Ms. Sabin no later than Friday, October 5, 2012.

Tickets are $5 each, available in advance from Ms. Tempel or on the day of the concert at the Benson Great Hall Box Office. Students may bring cash or check payable to CPHS Vocal Music Association to purchase tickets during the school day through Friday, October 5. Tickets will not be available for purchase during school on Monday, October 8.

Benson Great Hall is located on the campus of Bethel University at 3900 Bethel Drive in Arden Hills. Parking near the hall is free, but crowded. Patrons for whom mobility is challenging may wish to be dropped off in the Hall's circular drive as the nearest parking space may be a block or two away from the doors. Click here for directions.

3:30 pm   Load bus and depart from Champlin Park choir area to Bethel University
5:40 pm   Treble Choir warm up on stage (Concert Choir seated in Great Hall)
6:00 pm   Concert Choir warm up on stage (Treble Choir seated in Great Hall)
7:00 pm   Doors open to public
7:30 pm   Concert
9:45 pm   Estimated concert ending

Students will ride a bus with their ensemble to the concert.
All students must ride home with a parent/guardian following the concert.

The Bethel University cafeteria will accommodate students needing to eat on campus for $8.00. Students must bring cash to pay at the cafeteria. Note: Time will be very limited for on-campus dining.

Treble Choir Dresses Have Arrived

posted Sep 26, 2012, 1:55 PM by CPHS Vocal Music   [ updated Sep 26, 2012, 2:00 PM ]

The treble choir dresses have arrived and should be picked up in the choir room beginning Sept. 26.  Students should try on dresses and report any problems to Ms. Tempel as soon as possible. 

Fundraiser Kickoff: Frozen Cookie Dough, Cheesecakes, & Meats

posted Sep 5, 2012, 9:27 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

A frozen food product fundraising sale begins today. Students are encouraged to sell products to friends and neighbors to raise money for Tour 2013 or other vocal music activities.

All orders and payment are due Thursday, Sept. 20. Products must be picked up after school on Thursday, Oct. 11.

See the fundraising packet distributed in class today for details.

Tour 2013 Deposits Due Sept. 10

posted Sep 5, 2012, 9:26 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

Details of Tour 2013 were announced last spring. For destination and tour information, visit the Tour 2013 page of A deposit of $300 is required no later than Monday, September 10 via cash or check (payable to "CPHS Vocal Music Association") to reserve your place on the tour.

Treble Choir Dresses

posted Sep 5, 2012, 8:41 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

Dress fittings for new Treble Choir members will begin on Monday, September 10. New members have two options for acquiring their concert dress: purchase a new dress and 18" pearl necklace for $85 or purchase a used dress from a member of last year's Treble Choir for an individually negotiated price.

The cost for purchasing a pearl necklace without ordering a dress is $6.

All dress decisions must be made no later than Friday, September 14 at which time money for new dresses and necklaces is due to Ms. Tempel (payable to "CPHS Vocal Music Association") or money for used dresses is due the selling student.

If students have money in their Vocal Music Association account, it may be used to purchase a new dress and/or necklace or transferred to the account of a selling student if agreed upon by seller. No Association account monies may be withdrawn to pay cash to a selling student.

Dresses must be hemmed to 1" above the floor at your own expense. Hemming can be done for a modest fee at most stores that do clothing alterations. If you are a parent who is willing and able to help with hemming, please contact Ms. Tempel.

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you may borrow a dress from the CPHS Vocal Music Department as supplies allow. It must be returned at the end of the academic year in good condition.


posted May 29, 2012, 9:25 PM by CPHS Vocal Music

Congratulations to Michael Hoffman, Class of '09, and his 300 University of Minnesota School of Music friends appearing in the Carlson School of Management's holiday flash mob.

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