Back to School Info

Hello everyone! It was so great meeting many of you at back-to-school night! If you weren’t able to make it, I will send home the pertinent information with your students before the end of the week!

I wanted to put the link to https://www.myschoolbucks.com on here as well to encourage those of you having trouble to log on!

If you haven’t yet made an account, it’s so simple! Just click on “Sign Up today!” and enter the 4 pieces of information about your student. It will automatically upload all of your student's classes and info!

If you have logged on and still need to pay for your student’s $25 year fee:  Check under “School Store” and “School Invoices” and it will be listed!

If you have completed all the above and need to pay for your student’s $15 t-shirt fee: Check under “School Store” and “Categories”. Select “Band, Orchestra, Choir” and then select the “Chorus T-Shirt”.

Finally, we will be uploading the formal concert attire on to the “School Store” next week! You will select the same choices – School Store > Categories > Band, Orchestra, Choir, and then the particular attire pieces your student needs! Do not worry about measuring/sizing- we are taking care of that in school!

Thank you again for your patience while learning this new system, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns!!!

Happy third week of school!

Ms. Harmon

Andrea Harmon
High School Choral Director
Lake Braddock Secondary School

Script read for "1776"

From LBVMB President, Kristin Kelso:

Breaking NEWS regarding the Spring Musical! One more read through - 1776. If you're considering participating in the Musical this year, you really should come to find out about the options and voice your opinion. As President of the Chorus Booster, I've heard that the decision will be made soon and that Mr. Mirabal will take student opinions into consideration when making his final decision. You can't voice your opinion if you don't show up! Just to review, these are the Musicals being considered for the May 2018 production: Urinetown, Little Women the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and 1776 (with females playing many male roles). Parents, if you have opinions about this year's choice of musical, you are encouraged to voice them to Mr. Mirabal as well.

When: Wednesday August 30, 2017 3 - 5:30 pm
Where: N111 The Blackbox Theatre
Who: LB Theatre. You show up - you are one of us.
What: 1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
Go to Lake Braddock Theatre Facebook page to rsvp for the event.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Lake-Braddock-Theatre-123976757457/events

Read-Through for Little Women

Another show being considered for this year's high school musical is Little Women. There will be a read-through Wed, Aug 9th, 12-3pm in the LBSS Little Theatre. Students that want to participate should RSVP on the Lake Braddock Theatre Facebook page. Use door by N118 to enter theatre (gym hallway). 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Lake-Braddock-Theatre-123976757457/

https://www.facebook.com/events/214558472405217/?ti=cl

Boot Camp Details

Hello All Chorus Students and Families! 

We hope your summer has been amazing so far. As summer is coming to an end and the school year is close to a start, it is time to start planning the first chapter of an amazing year in chorus... BOOT CAMP! 

We are asking all returning and new chorus members to please join us from August 21st- August 23rd (6:30-9:30p.m) for a fun three days in which you will get to interact with your peers and get a head start on concert material! Each day has a new theme and new exciting events planned! AND we'll have refreshments each night too!

Please come to each day with the planned attire:

August 21 (Monday)- CLASS COLOR DAY!
•Freshmen: Black
•Sophomores: White
•Juniors: Gold
•Seniors: Purple

August 22 (Tuesday)- HAWAIIAN DAY!
•dress like you're going to Honolulu

August 23 (Wednesday)- USA DAY!
•dress in red, white, blue to show how patriotic you are!

ALSO! Please bring your emergency care form as your ticket in!
Enter through Door 14 and we'll have check-in by the Little Theatre.

We Hope To See You There!
LB Chorus Student Board

Attachment: Emergency Care Form

Greeting from Ms. Harmon

Hello LB Chorus Families!

I cannot overstate my excitement for the start of the new year! I am finally moved back to the NoVA area and am getting ready to begin (again) as a Bruin in the Fall!  Here is a little about me if we haven't had the chance to meet yet.

Happy Summer-relaxing,

Ms. Harmon

Ps: Details about BOOT Camp are coming very soon and the date of the Children's Concert will be reviewed in August when teachers are back to school. Thanks for your patience!


Ms. Harmon is thrilled to be back at Lake Braddock after her years of teaching in Bradenton, Florida. Born in Burke, VA and having attended LBSS, Ms. Harmon was a chorus student of the one and only, Megan Cartwright! Participating in Bel Canto, Select Women, LB Singers, and as a student director, Ms. Harmon couldn't get enough of the choral department!

After graduating from Lake Braddock in 2010, Ms. Harmon completed her Bachelor's of Music in Music Education at James Madison University, where she had the opportunity to study conducting and choir under the direction of Dr. Bryce Hayes and Dr. Van der Vat Chromy. While there, she sang in the JMU Chorale and both sang and directed the Treble Chamber Choir.  In her final year at James Madison University, Ms. Harmon was selected as the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) Student Conductor for JMU's 2013 ChoralFest.

Ms. Harmon has many passions, including her love of singing, baseball (Go Nats!), reading, and traveling (most recently to Peru to see Machu Picchu). She is especially looking forward to experiencing the beautiful Virginia Fall season, and all the fun outdoor activities the DC area has to offer. 

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Dates for Boot Camp

To get ready for the school year, we will be having a chorus "Boot Camp" to get everyone up to speed. This will take place during the evenings of Aug 21-23. Exact times will be announced. Boot Camp is for all HS Chorus students - new and returning!  More info to follow.

Read-through for Potential 2017-18 HS Musical

Mr. Mirabal will be directing the HS musical. At this time, different shows are being considered, and he has asked for the chorus families to be involved. He has announced a meeting that we are invited to attend:

Hey chorus families interested in the musical- this is for you!
It's a read-through for anyone who's interested in being involved. 

When: Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:30 - 5 pm
Where: Little Theatre - use the door by N118
Who: LB Theatre. You show up - you are one of us.
What: Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann

 

Additional information can be found on the Lake Braddock Theatre Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Lake-Braddock-Theatre-123976757457/