Welcome to the 2014-15 Thomas Jefferson High School Choral Music Department website.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

The fall choral concert is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2014. It will feature the choirs from TJ as well as choral groups from Totem and Kilo. The performance will begin at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. Please join us.

The Chamber Ensemble will be participating in the Fall Choral Classic at Central Washington University on Thursday, November 13th. This is an all-day event. Drivers/chaperones will be needed. Permission slips and additional information will be sent home with students in the next couple of weeks.

The Chamber Ensemble will be participating in a choral festival at Green River Community College on Saturday, November 15th. Drivers/chaperones will be needed. Permission slips and additional information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.

The winter concert will be presented on Monday, December 15th in the TJ gym. This concert will include the choirs, bands, and orchestra.

TJ RPM

RPM stands for Raider Parent Movement. Their purpose is to build an effective partnership with Thomas Jefferson parents, guardians, relatives, staff members, students, and alumni to advance the well being of the school and the community it serves. Each year, RPM hosts many events including a large auction for the benefit of clubs, activities, classes, and programs - including the choirs, band, orchestra and musical theatre programs.

Each year, RPM has a dinner/auction to raise funds for the various groups at TJ. Please begin thinking about items/services you might be willing to donate to help raise funds for the Choral Department - the choirs and musical theater. Each group participates in the Auction by acquiring items to be auctioned off in both the Silent and Live Auctions. This is a great fundraiser as we receive 70% of our auction proceeds, so the more items we procure (and the more unique they are) the more money the Choir/Musical Theater Group earns.

Looking at the result from prior years, items that were auctioned for 80% or more above their value were:

  • Wine Baskets
  • Tickets to Sounder or Seahawk Games
  • Video Games
  • Swords (or something that is very collectable)
  • Gift Baskets for an Evening out (movie tickets, dinner certficate, popcorn, etc.)
  • Chocolate Baskets
  • Almost any kind of Gift basket. We can come up with some themes, and if lots of people donate a couple of things for a basket(s) we can make some great ones!
  • Admission tickets to Theaters (Seattle Rep, Seattle Musical Theater, Paramount, etc.)
  • Meat Basket
  • Laser Quest games
  • Services - Car Detailing, Lawn mower service, Yard clean up, Moving services, Bartending Services
  • Host an Event: Do you have a nice boat that you'd be willing to host a Boat trip on Lake Washington? Do you know someone that does? Are you a chef, or know one, who be willing to spend an evening of teaching how to cook a meal? Host a Pool Party!
  • Big money makers are Restaurant or Store gift certificates!
  • Please give some thought as to how you might be able to help. Further details will be posted as soon as they are available.

    DRIVERS/CHAPERONES NEEDED!

    Our ability to attend festivals/contests is dependent on the willingness of our parents/guardians to drive students to and from events since our budget is limited and taking a bus is not possible. We believe that the festivals are an important part of the choral learning experience at TJHS, and that participation will benefit each and every student. PLEASE, if you can help provide transportation, contact Jane Wilson at mdwjane@comcast.net as soon as possible. There is some paperwork to complete before you can drive, and it must be submitted at least two weeks before the event.