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Hello Honor Choir parents!

We are so very excited your child is going to join us for the 2017 Ohio Choral Directors Association Children's Honor Choir.  They will leave this experience with stronger skills, new friendships, and a lifetime of musical memories.  We are honored to provide this opportunity for them! 

All of the details you need to know to have a successful experience are included in this email.  There are also several forms attached that must be completed and returned at your first satellite rehearsal.  Please take time to read through all portions of this email and print the forms attached.  

Satellite Rehearsal

All singers are required to attend 2 satellite rehearsals.  See locations here.

What to bring: Emergency Medical Form and Risk Release Agreement. OCDA will not allow you to participate without a completed emergency form and Otterbein University will not allow you to stay in a dorm room without the risk release.  

You will receive your music at your first satellite rehearsal.  

*If you are unable to attend this satellite rehearsal for any reason, please email ocdachc@gmail.com right away.  All of the music has been ordered and shipped to this location.  

Otterbein Campus Stay

Arrival: June 19; 5:30-6:00
Packing List: 
  • sleeping bag and pillow
  • bath towels and washcloths (if needed)
  • comfortable clothes and shoes for 2 days
  • toiletries
  • small fan (optional) - dorms are not air conditioned
  • performance attire: 
    • clean khaki pants, shorts or khaki skirt to the knee and clean
    • white tennis shoes
    • Honor Choir T-Shirt (will be provided while on campus)
    • Long hair should be pulled back from the face for the performance.
  • music and any handouts given at satellite rehearsal
  • 2 sharpened pencils
  • Refillable Water Bottle
Chaperones, please watch your email for additional correspondence from Rebecca Parsons Japikse, On-site Coordinator.

Honor Choir Schedule

Monday, June 19
5:30-6:00 Check-in for honor choir – Cowan Hall lobby
6:00-8:00 Rehearsal 1 – Cowan Hall stage – seated
8:00-9:00 Check into dorm rooms
10:00 Lights out for honor choir singers

Tuesday, June 20
7:30-8:30 Breakfast on campus
9:00-10:30 Rehearsal 2 – Cowan Hall stage – seated
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Rehearsal 3 – Cowan Hall stage – seated
12:00-1:45 Lunch on campus – box lunch delivered to Cowan Hall
1:45-3:15 Rehearsal 4 – Cowan Hall stage - seated
3:15-4:00 Break and games (outside if weather permitting)
4:00-5:30 Rehearsal 5 – seated
5:45-7:00 Dinner on campus – SET UP RISERS
7:00-8:30 Rehearsal 6 - Cowan Hall stage – on risers
8:30 Free time and bed

Wednesday, June 21
7:30-8:30 Breakfast on campus
9:00-10:15 Rehearsal 7 – Cowan Hall – risers
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Rehearsal 8 - Cowan Hall – risers
11:45-1:45 Lunch on campus – box lunch delivered to Cowan Hall
Dress for concert/check out of dorms
1:45 Meet back at Cowan Hall to warm up and prepare for the concert
3:00 Performance, children are dismissed to families after the performance

Honor Choir Performance

Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cowan Hall, Otterbein University

Ticket Information

*Singers and chaperones DO NOT need a ticket.

Seating: General Admission
Online Tickets: tickets purchased online with singers' registration will be available at the will-call table inside Cowan Hall anytime on Wednesday, June 21st.
On Site Tickets: Tickets may be purchased on site for $10 each. Cash or check only (no credit or debit cards).
Teacher Tickets: Tickets are not required for those attending the OCDA Summer Conference. Conference badges serve as your entry ticket.
If you have further questions, please email ocdachc@gmail.com

Looking forward to a great event!

OCDA Honor Choir Committee,

Mrs. Jennifer Call – OCDA Children’s Honor Choir Chair, Repertoire & Standards Chair for Children and Community Youth Choirs
Rebecca Parsons-Japikse
Lisa Alleman
KellyAnn Nelson
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