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Director's Notes

September 22, 2023 - Choir Update

Choir Family - 

It is the week before our first concert!  Your students have been working very hard to create a memorable concert.  "Let the River Run" is the title of our Fall concert this year and I highly encourage you to tell any and everyone about it.  This free concert is not only your students' proof of their hard work, but also our gift to our community.  The concert is Thursday, September 28th at 7:00pm at the Lake Travis PAC.  The attire for the concert is this year's choir shirt (will be handed out on Monday and Tuesday, the 25th and 26th), jeans without extra holes in them, and closed-toe shoes.  Your student is getting several grades for this event, so please make sure that they stay after school that day so they can receive full credit for all grades.  If you haven't paid your Choir Fee (My Fair Share) please make sure that it gets paid as soon as possible.


Other Important Information and Dates:

Oct. 2-4 - Addams Family Auditions.  Have your student scan the QR code that is posted in the choir room and around campus if they are interested.

Oct. 5 - Angel's Icehouse Cavaret - 7:00pm-9:00pm at Angel's Icehouse.  If your student auditioned we will post those results on Tuesday of next week.

Oct. 12 - Required meeting for all students and Parents going to Paris - 6:00pm in the Choir Room - L130.

Oct. 14 - TMEA All Region Competition held at Lake Travis - 8:00am-2:00pm. We will need many parent volunteers for this event, so please consider helping us out.

Oct. 22 - Lake Travis Crisis Ministries Benefit Concert - 3:00pm at Lakeway Church - Varsity Mix students are required to be there.

Dec. 6 - Winter Concert - 7:00pm at Lake Travis PAC.



Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory


September 18, 2023 - Required Paris Informational Meeting

Dear Families and Students - 

I am so excited to announce that everyone who was wanting to go on the Paris trip is able to go.  This is going to be a great experience for your students, but we need to make sure that everyone is receiving all the needed information.  We will have a REQUIRED parent and student meeting on Thursday, October 12th at 6:00pm.  If you saw that there was one on the 25th of September, it has been changed.  This will be a time for us to make sure all beginning documents are in order and for initial questions.  If you do not have your passport, please make sure that you get it ASAP.  Remember the wait time after you send in all the information can be up to 12 weeks.  If you have your Passport, please double check to make sure that it is good through September 15, 2024 - the new regulations require that your passport is still valid 6 months after you travel.

This will also be a great time for parents to meet and get to know one another, so the meeting itself should be relatively short with time afterward for specific questions and then time for parents to mingle and get to know each other.  We will talk about expectations and have some district paperwork that you will need to fill out, so please make sure that you are here.  I am super excited about this opportunity for your students!

Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory


August 31, 2023 - Paris - Final Opportunity

Dear Families - 

We have 78 people going on the Paris Trip which is awesome.  However, when the company opened up the second bus, they were needing 35 more people to sign up.  This means we need 7 more people to go on this trip.  If you or your student would like to go, it is not too late to sign up.  The final date to sign up is technically tonight, but I have talked to company into giving us a few more days because I didn't send out the final push.  The sign up information is below:


Student and Chaperone Registration

1. Visit our website at:

    Click the green button in the top right hand corner "Log in to myETA"

      Trip Code: laketravis24

      Password:  partrip24

2. Click on the Red Button that says "Make a new reservation"

3. Complete the information and continue to follow the instructions to complete your registration.

4. Once you have completed your reservation, you will come to a page with tabs at the top, click on the "Passengers" tab.

5. On the Passengers tab, click on the "Waiver Incomplete View/Edit" button.

6. Completed all required information in the Waiver. You can log out and log back in to finish the waiver at a later date using the reservation information emailed to you.


Thank you for everything that you are doing for your students and allowing them to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  



Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory


August 25, 2023 - Parent Night Information

Parents and Families - 

It was so good seeing all of you last night.  I am so glad I got to meet many of you, but am sorry that I didn't get a chance to get around to everyone.  I know you received a lot of information, but hopefully it was all helpful.  If you were unable to come to the meeting, and for those who did come, I am attaching the link to the slideshow from last night.  Please double check all of those required dates and the upcoming dates as well.


Important Dates:

Monday, August 28th - Final Uniform Fitting 4:20-5:30.  Please make sure that your student comes to get fitted for their uniform, we will not be doing these during classes.

Every Monday and Wednesday beginning the 28th - After school rehearsals for TMEA from 4:20-5:30pm!  These will be vital for students wanting to make an All State Choir.

Thursday, September 14th - Parent Social at Meridian 98 - 7:00-9:00pm.  This will be an adults only social for parents to get together and meet up.  This is also a time to meet the board and the directors.  This is a great opportunity for parents to meet other parents of your students' friends that are in choir.

Thursday, September 28th - Fall Concert at the PAC - 7:00pm.  This is the required concert for the first nine weeks.  All students will stay after school to practice and will be fed dinner.  More info to come

Thursday, October 5th - "CAVaret" at Angel's Icehouse - 7:00-9:00pm.  This is an opportunity for our students to sing "Cabaret" style for their community.  All parents and students are encouraged to come and listen to these talented students.


Paris Trip - There are still spots available if you would like to go.  Remember that since we opened a new section, we MUST have 35 more participants going.  So come and join us - it is going to be a great trip.


Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory

August 17, 2023 - Choir Update

Hello All - 

It was so great getting to meet your students these past two days. We are excited about the possibilities for each of these choirs within our program.  Again please make yourself aware of our website:  Make sure that you have filled out the Student Registration Form online - we will have more information  Do not sign up twice - we will fix it on our end to include choir.

Most of this information is on the website.

Important Dates:

Monday, August 21st - Uniform fittings after school for anyone that hasn't done it yet from 4:15-6:15pm.

Thursday, August 24th - Required Parent Meeting 6:30 pm in the Black Box Theater (enter through the Performing Arts Doors).  We will be discussing many aspects of the program and want to make sure that everyone is on the same/right page.  This is a great opportunity for the directors to get to meet new parents, for everyone to ask questions, and a first opportunity for parents of students going to Paris to begin to meet.  Uniform fittings can happen at this time as well with our council members during the meeting.

Monday, August 28th - Last uniform Fitting from 4:15-5:30pm - This will be the final opportunity for students to get fitted.  We need to get this done so please let us know ASAP if any of these extra dates do not work.  We will not be doing fittings during the class periods, so all students need to plan to attend one of these three fittings if they haven't done so already.

Wednesday, August 30th - LTHS Open House 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, September 14th - Parent Social from 7:00-9:00pm, more information coming soon.

Thursday, September 28th - Required Fall Concert for everyone 7:00pm in the PAC.  Details will come in a separate email once we get a little closer.  However, students will stay after school - they should not be leaving campus until after the concert that evening.


These last two days were a lot of information for the students as we went through the Choir Handbook with each class.  We are needing to make some small edits to the document and then it will get posted onto the website before the Parent Meeting on the 24th.  All students and parents will need to sign that they have read and agree to everything that is in that document.


If your student is wanting to begin voice lessons - I would recommend looking at the voice lessons page under the info tab and email the voice teachers.  Sydnee Simpson is unavailable for this year as she is on tour with her band.



We have been getting several questions about signing up for the Paris Trip.  The waitlist is getting full and I think we are very close to having that section open up.  Here is a link to the google slideshow concerning all aspects and the last slide explains how you can sign up for that trip.  I will apologize, the company will open up the payment option for those on the waitlist once we have enough people signed up.


Thank you so much for sharing your students and your students' talents with us.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Have a great Friday and we will see you at the Parent Meeting.




Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory

August 11, 2023 - Required Fittings

Hello Families - 

It was so amazing getting to welcome you to or back to the choir room today.  We had several students come get their uniforms.  If you weren't able to come today, please try to make plans to come to the choir room on Tuesday, August 15th between 1:30-4:00pm to get your fitting done at that time.  We understand that conflicts arise and we will have one more time during the school year for you to be able to get this completed.

We are very excited to tell you our new hub for almost everything is the choir website:

This is your hub for everything - Registration Form (everyone needs to fill it out), Volunteer Forms to fill out (we need your help), Sponsorship forms for both business and family sponsorships, the calendar of events and sooo much more.  This will also be the place for kids to go to get recordings and tracks for items as well as general information.  We are saying a huge thank you to the Swinford Family for taking on this task and Tuulikki Ylostalo for all of her work as well.

This is going to be a great resource, so make sure to check it out and have fun supporting the choir through the website.  Make sure to check out the calendar and look for upcoming dates to put on your calendar.  If you have any questions please let me know.  


PARENT NIGHT - Thursday, August 24th at 6:30pm in the Black Box.




Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory




August 4, 2023 - Welcome to the Choir Family

Hello Parents and Families - 

It is so hot outside.  How hot is it?  It's so hot, I can't wait to start this year!  Just kidding - We are very excited to start this year off and get going on everything.  If you are receiving this email, that means your student will be a part of the Cavalier Choir Program - "The Voice of the Cavaliers".  We have a lot of things coming up, so I wanted to make sure you all were aware of them so you can plan accordingly:

Friday August 11th - Choir Round up in the Choir Room.  This is a time for you to fill out all of the needed paperwork for Choir but the main thing is to do your fitting for your uniform.  We need every student to come and get fitted or get their past uniform.

  • We will begin at 9:30-11:30am with Juniors and Seniors.

  • 11:30am-1:30pm will be Freshmen and Sophomores. 


Wednesday, August 16th - First Day of School

Thursday, August 24th  - Choir Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm.  We would love for all choir parents to be here for this informational meeting about the choir program.  This is a good opportunity to ask questions and to meet the directors, booster board, and some of the council.

Wednesday, August 30th  - LTHS Open House - 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, September 28th - First Concert - This is a required event for all students


We cannot wait to begin to make music with your students and to see everyone.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Adam Poynor

LTISD Director of Choral Activities

LTHS Head Choir Director and AP Music Theory

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