Vocal Arts Parent Group
The Champlin Park High School Vocal Arts Parent Group exists as a booster organization to support the students and program goals of the CPHS Vocal Music Department. It is vital to the continued strength and future growth of the vocal arts program to have you, the parents, involved in shaping your child’s experience. The Parent Group will help to make sure we can raise the money we need for our tour, provide performance opportunities for ensembles, keep our classroom in great shape, recognize the accomplishments of our singers, and make sure every student has the opportunity to enjoy music education. The Parent Group and the vocal arts directors will act as advisory resources for one another while maintaining autonomy.
Full Group Meetings
Second Monday of Every Month at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room (F180)
Oct. 17 (6:00 p.m. before Fall Concert); Nov. 8; Dec. 13; Jan. 10; Feb. 14; No March meeting; Apr. 11; May 9
All parents of vocal arts students are invited to attend monthly meetings. As special project teams are formed throughout the year they will set their own, more frequent, meeting schedules.
A core group of parents will coordinate the activities of the Parent Group and conduct the regular full group meetings. The leadership team will consist of a chair, vice-chair, and the leaders of each of the other teams. In addition to overall leadership, the team will also advise the directors about home/school communication and strategic use of Excellence Fund monies.
Our students deserve the recognition of their peers as well as that of parents and community members. The recognition team will recommend opportunities for students to be recognized, whether annually at the Farewell Concert or on an ongoing basis. The program currently grants the National School Choral Award to a graduating senior and grants vocal music letters to students meeting lettering criteria. Other honors, awards, and traditions could help to recognize greater numbers of students and acknowledge excellence on a more regular basis. This group will meet a minimum of once per trimester.
For parents who are able to help at the school between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. approximately one day per week. While not working directly with students, parents that can commit to regular volunteer time during the school day might assist with keeping the music library organized, preparing music folders for students, organizing concert robes following performances, or correcting assignments.
We strive to make a positive impression on our community through enjoyable performance experiences. Concert assistants will help to ensure that the Auditorium is clean and presentable for each concert, manage ticket sales and program distribution, and help with video recording.
Community Engagement & Communication
To better connect Vocal Arts to our community, the team will seek opportunities for ensembles to perform for community events and organizations in the northwest metro, including, but not limited to, holiday caroling and singing of the national anthem.
The fundraising team will research, recommend, and coordinate fundraising projects, events, and opportunities for students to earn money for vocal arts activities like tours, choir apparel, concert recordings, or audition fees for honor choirs.