Dana Van Slyke, Choral Director
Herndon High School Choir

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


June Events: 6/2, Pops Concert; 6/15,  Choral Awards Banquet; 6/16, HHS Graduation


HHS Choral Program End of Year Announcements

Pops Concert is Thursday Night (June 2nd) at 7pm in the Auditorium - ALL Choirs will perform including some student spotlight performances Rehearsals - Tuesday and Thursday this week from 3-4pm Attire - your student has been told what they need to wear (some choirs will NOT wear their normal outfits) Please talk with your student and if you have questions please email Mrs. Van Slyke
CONCERT CHOIR - you will need to bring a prop for your number (pool noodle, arm floaties, small inner tubes (swim ring), mask, snorkles, flippers, etc) Make sure you have this by Thursday.

Year End Booster Social (parents only) Friday June 3rd at 7pm at the home of Tracy Wear 11656 Gilman Lane, Herndon, VA 20170 If you plan to come RSVP to Andie Lytle (by Wed) and then we will send out a sign up sheet for things to bring - it was really fun last year. 

Awards Banquet June 15th at 6pm in the Cafeteria This is for all choir students and parents. All choirs will be recognized and awards and scholarships will be handed out as well. $2 per person or $5 per family Students can pick up a flyer in class. Just return it with your payment to Mrs. Van Slyke (you can put it in the bin) or you can pay at the Pop’s Concert

Choir Attire and Costume Return after the Pop’s concert please make sure that all of your costumes/attire (anything that we gave you to wear) have been properly cleaned (some must be dry cleaned) we will then have Mrs. Van Slyke make an announcement the class period before your items must be returned. We will come into your classroom like we did at the beginning and collect and check you off

HHS Choral Awards Banquet

June 15th at 6:00 p.m. is the Choral Awards Banquet and the form for RSVP and associated payment is attached at the following |link

Hope to see many of you showing support to our wonderful musicians and bidding our seniors a fond "until we meet again"

HHS Choral Scholarship Application

Senior choral students:  The application materials are now on line for interested applicants to submit.  Applications must be postmarked by June 6, 2016.  Scholarships awarded at the HHS Choral Awards Banquet.
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We are pleased to announce the cast of our Summer Grand Production of Big the Musical!

Cast list:  Click |here|

If you will be out of town the first week of our camp and you have already informed Ms. Davies of this absence, please email her directly to see if you can get a copy of your script before the end of school so that you are prepared upon your return to camp. (cmdavies@fcps.edu) Everyone else - we are looking forward to seeing you at 10am on July 6th in the Drama Room (enter through door 7) This summer is gonna be “BIG”!

2016 - 2017 HHS Choral Ensemble Lists

Thank you to all of the singers who auditioned. I appreciate your preparation. PLEASE check the whole list. I have changed some people as to which voice part they might sing in a particular group. I will post the lists for Herndon Chorale and Concert Choir next week. So if you would like to be in concert choir, you can just sign up with your counselor or e mail me. If you would like to audition for Herndon Chorale, I will be coming to HMS next week or your can come see me and schedule a time at HHS to audition.

We are going to have another wonderful year of singing in 2016-2017!!!

|Vocal Jazz List|
|Show Choir List|
|Madrigal List|

Summer Grand at Herndon HS - A Musical Experience

The HHS Chorale Boosters and the HHS Drama Boosters are teaming up again this year to produce "Big the Musical".  Our summer theatre production camp is a fun and instruction-filled opportunity for thespians, experienced and new.  Camp starts July 6 and runs through show weekend, July 29 - 31.  To register, fill out our google doc and we will send you a link to sign up for a casting slot.  All who register will be cast - the auditions are to cast roles only.
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Big Music

Sheet music and tracks for the Summer Grand musical, Big, are found on the links below:

|Sheet music|
|Big Opening part 2|
|Dancing all the Time|
|Stars, Stars, Stars|

 Upcoming June

June 2            Pops Concert 7:00 p.m. HHS auditorium
June 6            HHS Choral Scholarship Application postmark deadline
June 15          HHS Choral Awards Banquet
June 16          HHS Graduation

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 6/04/2016



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After School practices

The  Boosters meeting schedule for 2015-2016 will be included on the Calendar linked above. Contact the Boosters president with any questions you may have.

Andie Lytle
2015-2016 Boosters President