AristoCat Tickets Still Available!

Aristocat tickets are still available. Either fill out the attached form and hand in Monday (the absolutely last day to order them ahead of time and get them delivered to your child) OR you can still come and buy them at the door.

This past Saturday was a full cast all day rehearsal and the purr is growing. Don’t miss this year’s Howard production to see over 100 kids in action.

Any questions email Kathy, the ticket manager, at kathy.narraway@rogers.com

AristoCats Ticket Form

Aristocats Volunteer CALL OUT – Please help!!!

Hello Howard Community,
The Aristocats needs help, we have some CRITICAL roles that have not been filled.
1. Makeup Artists are needed for the Matinee performances.
2. Lighting spot – we need a person to run a spot light, no experiences is necessary!! We will even take high school students for this role. You get the best view of the production. You need to be available for Saturday April 28th rehearsal from 10-3 and preferably 2 to 4 performances. This roles is CRITICAL, please help if you can find the time.
3. Sound Assistant – we need a person to assist the sound manager, no experience necessary!! We will take high school students for this role. You get a great view of the production. You need to be available for Saturday April 28th rehearsal from 10-3, Monday April 31st 3:30 to 5, Tuesday May 1st from 3:30-5, and all 4 performances. This roles is CRITICAL, please help if you can find the time.
4. There are some smaller roles to be filled!! We have many people taking on 2-3 roles and it would be nice to spread out the work.
Please sign up here! Volunteer Sign Up

Opera Tickets – Deadline extended

Hello Parents and Howard Students,

We’re offering dress rehearsal tickets for performances at the Canadian Opera Company. Howard’s Music Department gets the opportunity to purchase tickets for dress rehearsals on the condition that the tickets are allotted on a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. This is so more kids get to see the performance than adults. Tickets are $20 each with $5 per ticket going to the Howard Home and School Association to support music activities. These dress rehearsals are fully staged productions performed a few days prior to opening night. We have two performances coming up in January and early February:
· Rigoletto – Wednesday January 17, 2018 7:30pm
· The Abduction from the Seraglio – Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30pm

When ordering your tickets, please provide the names of the students who’ll be attending. The students can be siblings, peers or cousins. They do not have to be Howard students. Tickets will not be ordered unless three students are listed on the order form.

Please send cash or a cheque payable to the “Howard Home & School Association” with your order. Tickets will not be ordered without payment. A confirmation email will be sent out. Because tickets have to be prepaid, no refunds can be given. If you cannot attend a performance you are free to give or sell your tickets to another interested student.

If you would like tickets please fill in the order form linked below and have it returned to the music room by November 20, 2017 no later than 3:30 pm. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions please email Ines at icolabrese@hotmail.com Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the Opera!

Deborah Jonas               Ines Colabrese
Music Teacher               Volunteer

-Rigoletto order form-

-Abduction from the Seraglio order form-

Howard Musical ‘The Aristocats’ Audition Information Meeting

The Howard Music Department is very excited to announce the next Howard Musical Production ‘The Aristocats’. 

Calling all Grade 5 & 6 Students who want to be a CAT and who are interested in an on-stage role of the upcoming show taking May 2nd & 3rd 2018.

Interested students should attend a mandatory information meeting on Wednesday November 15th at 3:30pm to approximately 4:15 in the Music Room.

If you are unable to attend, please speak to Ms. Jonas, audition packages will be available outside the music room the following day.

Call Out for Volunteers

Information about the various volunteer roles will be available in the upcoming weeks.

Parents of cast members will be asked to choose one role to commit to. It takes a village….the initiative cannot happen without dedicated and thoughtful volunteers from the Howard Community. There will be many roles to chose from with various time commitments.

We are in immediate of the following positions.

1. Co-Producer – work with the other Co-Producer to help plan and coordinate various aspects of the play.

2. Volunteer Coordinator – The volunteer coordinator is needed to coordinate the many volunteers required throughout the year.

3. Production Manager – Assemble the production team.

4. Lighting and Sound Tech– Coordinate the required lighting and sound etc.

If you are interested in any of the positions please email HowardJPSMusical@gmail.com

Please note, given the number of musicals that Howard has performed over the years our knowledge base is extensive, and there are still former volunteers to gather information from.

Junior Choir Practice Tomorrow!

Dear Families,

The first practice for Junior Choir (grades 4/5/6) is tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept 26) at 7:45 a.m. Please aim to arrive between 7:30 and 7:40 so that we can be ready to sing by 7:45. We will have a special guest present to help us with the first practice. Ms. Spademan will be coming!

Thank you,
Deborah Jonas

Choir Forms Due Tomorrow

Dear Families,

The choir forms have been steadily coming in, and we’re looking forward to a terrific year ahead! The deadline for handing in forms is Wednesday, September 20th. I am still looking for parent volunteers to hand out and collect the choir vests and shirts for both the Junior and Primary Choirs. I am also looking for a parent volunteer to take attendance for Primary Choir, Mondays at 12:00. If you are able to help with these jobs, please contact me at deborah.jonas@tdsb.on.ca

Thank you,
Deborah Jonas

Primary Choir Permission Form

Junior Choir Permission Form

Choir Info

Dear Families,
Please see the attached forms for information about the Primary (grade 3) and Junior Choirs (grades 4/5/6) at Howard. Within the next few days, please check your child’s backpack for the hard copies of the permission forms. The first practice for Junior Choir (Grades 4/5/6) will be September 26 at 7:45 a.m. (please arrive between 7:30 – 7:40 a.m.) The first practice for Primary Choir (Grade 3s) will be October 2nd at 12:00 noon.

Thank you for your interest in the Howard Choirs.

Deborah Jonas
Music Teacher​

Primary Choir Permission Form

Junior Choir Permission Form