Dana Van Slyke, Choral Director
Herndon High School Choir

Dana Van Slyke, Choral Director  •  Phone: 703-810-2333  •  E-mail: dhvanslyke@fcps.edu


May Events: 5/8 HHS Choir Booster meeting; 5/10, HUMC Fundraising Dinner


Vocal Jazz/Show Choir, Chorale and Madrigal Auditions, Workshop and Materials

Show Choir/ Vocal Jazz:  Auditions will be held after school on May 17th from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. for all rising 9th graders and any other students who are not enrolled in a choir class.  The current choir students will audition in their choir class on May 24 or 25.

Herndon Chorale ( adv. women’s choir):  Auditions will be Wed. May 31 and Thurs. June 1 after school.  Students will need to sign up for a ten minute time slot. They can email me to sign up dhvanslyke@fcps.edu  Students should prepare one verse and chorus of a familiar song. It could be a song that they have sung in chorus class.    They will also do a brief sightsinging example for me.

Madrigal Auditions:   This is only for currently enrolled high school students.   The workshop will be held on Thurs. May 18 from 3-4 pm in the HHS Choir Room.

Auditions are Monday , May 22 from 3-4:30. Students will also need to sight sing for Mrs. VS prior to that date. Signups for sight singing times will be posted outside of the choir room

Show Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Madrigal sound tracks for upcoming auditions are found below (click title):
Dance if it Makes You Feel Happy
Fabulous Feet
Once You Lose Your Heart
Weep 'o Mine Eyes

HHS Choral Booster Scholarship and Application Materials

HHS Choral seniors who have completed at least three years of choral classes (for grade) are urged to apply for the 2017 Choral Booster Scholarship.  Awards to be presented during the Choral Awards Banquet.  Materials (instructions and forms) for applying to the 2017 Choral Booster Scholarship are found at |HHS Choral Scholarship
NEW THIS YEAR, email applications are now acceptable.

 Upcoming May/June Events

May 8      HHS Choral Booster meeting (7:00 p.m. in choir room)
May 10    HUMC Choir Fundraising Dinner (6:00 - 7:00 pm at Hendon United Methodist Church)
June 6     Pops Concert (7:00 p.m. at HHS Auditorium)
June 9     Applications for HHS Choral Booster Scholarship due
June 14  HHS Choral Awards Banquet (6:00 - 10:00 pm at HHS Cafeteria)

Support the Choral Programs

There are a number of ways to support the HHS choral programs in both financial and physical forms.  Sponsorship and recognition levels are described in the flying shown in the link |here|
We are also looking to fill the following slots for HHS Choral Booster positions.  Please email Andie Lytle with any questions regarding any of these positions:  andie.lytle@verizon.net
      Volunteer Coordinator
      Spirit Wear
      Programs (this will include the District Choir Program)

Also we are starting to gather names of people willing to help with District Choir this year (Feb 9 - 11)  This will be a HUGE undertaking and if you can help us in anyway please email me and I will start a list and we will meet a few times before January and will continue to discuss it at our Booster Meetings. Our first meeting will be 9/12 at 7pm in the choir room (all are invited and encouraged to attend.

Flickr Link for Concert Photos Now Posted

A link for photos to recent concert events has been established.  As it is HHS Choir Booster policy (and a request by the choir director) photos have not been tagged nor contain personally identifiable identification for the protection of our students.  Please do not tag photos if you repost in other forms of social media.

For those wishing to submit photos for inclusion to the Flickr site, contact the webmaster klpowell2@verizon.net

Link to Flickr site is |here|

Visions from Concerts Past

 Please ... No Facebook Tagging

Ms. Van Slyke would like to request that choir students who use Facebook please refrain from tagging other people in photos and videos of Herndon Choir concerts and events. Identifying students besides yourself creates the potential for privacy violations and suggests an endorsement of Facebook use in the Choir program. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you!
Updated 5/06/2017



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The choir calendar is in Google format. If you have a personal Google calendar, you can click on choir entries and request that they be added to your calendar.

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After School practices

The  Boosters meeting schedule for 2016-2017 will be included on the Calendar linked above. Contact the Boosters president with any questions you may have.

Andie Lytle
2015-2016 Boosters President