MANCHESTER CHORAL Boosters
Made payable to:
Manchester Choral Boosters
Manchester High School
C/O Ms Robyn Kim - Choral Department
12601 Bailey Bridge Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Manchester High School Family, Friends and Alumni - WE NEED YOU!!
The Manchester Choral Program has definitely looked different this year amidst the unforeseen pandemic that plagued our nation, yet through it all, the students persevered with grit and determination that has been extraordinary and the Manchester Choral Boosters could not be prouder. As the year progressed, many questioned if we would ever have the opportunity to return to what we loved so much; performing and community. However, on June 1, HOPE brought us HOME and student performers and members of the Class of 2020 joined together for a 3-day camp with our choreographer, Andy Haines, to produce a magical weekend of entertainment on the track of the Manchester HS stadium. Though the experience was far different from any other Spring Chorus Concert we have experienced, it was truly incredible to see our community come together again in such a unique time and space for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
As the 2021-2022 season approaches and we prepare for a more “normal” year ahead, WE NEED YOUR HELP to make our dreams become a reality. Due to the fact that many of our lucrative fundraisers were unable to come to fruition this year (The Koste Classic, Prestige Dance Recital, etc.), the Manchester Choral Boosters are soliciting help from each and every participant in the choral program. They are asking that students reach out to their friends, family and alumni for support as we take on another exciting year ahead. We have set a goal of $25,000 to ensure that we can meet our choreography and arrangement needs heading into August and begin planning show design; costuming, set design, props, sound, etc. that will be necessary to take us into the fall. Therefore, in order for our talented and eager students to embark upon a more “normal” season, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Looking ahead, we hope to give our kids some of what has been lost over the past year, and while we may not know exactly what the year ahead will look like, this past week provided HOPE for what is to come. We have a special group of very talented young adults who are eager to begin preparation for a great season of performing in 2021-2022. They intend to entertain family, friends, and guests as our annual Fall, Holiday, Pyramid and Spring Concerts return and they compete on the local level throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in February and March. We also remain hopeful that these students will return to their annual spring travel as well, often taking them to the national level, and as things continue to look brighter ahead, the Manchester Choral Boosters plan to host the Koste Classic in March of 2022. Preparing for opportunities such as this will allow these hardworking students to show case their talents while also gaining experience that will take them into their future endeavors beyond the walls of Manchester HS.
We hope that you will consider sponsoring this phenomenal group of young adults… the beautiful future of the Manchester Choral Program! While the financial requirements to allow the students these awesome opportunities are great, your kind donation can assist us in continuing the tradition of excellence that has been established at Manchester throughout the years! Any amount is appreciated and will be used exclusively to support the MHS Choral Program. In addition to our normal expenses of costuming, set needs, competition expenses, transportation, and more, we must also make up from a year with very little fundraising. While individual donations are greatly appreciated, we also have Choral Booster Memberships and Corporate Sponsorships available; as well as a website with an updated Calendar of Events, current news/info, and pictures of the students as the year progresses!
Thank you in advance for your generous contribution as we work to jumpstart our post Pandemic choir season. We hope you will be able to join us and be entertained at a show during the 2021-2022 school year!!!