Vocalize Newsletter

Notes from Mr. Tison

Hello all!

Production Week!

So, …coming up…The Golden Age of Broadway, featuring all eight of our choirs, along with Troubadours presenting “Guys and Dolls!” Our spectacular show will take place at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster on June 2 (Friday) at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and again on June 3 (Saturday) 11:00 a.m. Please do not miss getting tickets for this end of the year show! Information for tickets is as follows:

Season Pass HoldersTuesday, May 30 – Exchange your season passes for reserved seating – 1st choice!

  • @ FVHS 6:40 – 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

All tickets on saleWednesday, May 31 – Tickets on sale for ALL remaining seats, all shows! ALL SEATING IS RESERVED! The early bird gets the best seats!!

  • @ FVHS 6:40 – 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

All tickets on saleThursday, June 1 – DRESS REHEARSAL – all remaining seats on sale, all shows!

  • @ Rose Center Theater 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are: FRIDAY @ 7:30 p.m. and SATURDAY @ 11:00 a.m.

  • $20 premium (best seating, front and center)
  • $15 general seating
  • $10 students/alumni

***All seating is RESERVED for the Friday 7:30 and Saturday 11:00 shows!

FRIDAY @ 4:00 p.m.

  • $10 general seating (non-reserved) for the Friday early-bird show at 4:00 p.m.
  • $ 5 vocal music students to watch the 2nd half (Troubadour show)

It is expected that all shows can sell out! Please use the above times to get a head start on guaranteeing your seats!!

Secondly, our Concert Choir and Troubadours have completed the recording of our big compilation double-disc CD set to be release on June 2nd (at the Broadway show). This collection commemorates the musical highlights from 2005-present, including approximately 40 songs from our advanced choirs throughout those years! It will also include 16 songs from this years’ advanced groups! A very special and wonderful collection of music. PRE-SALE price is $25. For the release during Broadway weekend and Banquet, price will be $30 and then after Banquet, the regular price of $35 will be locked in. Please send in word early with your student to get in on the pre-sale price! No limit per family. You will want to have this great collection of music! If you would like to order a pre-sale set, send word in with your student to class OR email Mr. Tison directly at ktison@hbuhsd.edu

Lastly, our end of the year Awards Banquet and Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at the Rose Center Banquet Room, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. If you have elected membership in the Vocal Music Program, the banquet ticket for your student is covered. All others, in addition to parents, friends and other guests can purchase tickets for $25 (on sale soon). Menu includes either fried chicken or London broil, with all the sides and courses! This is a very special night – a formal event with spectacular dinner, some special guests, lots of scholarships given to our Seniors, new leadership announced, great reviews of our fabulous year (including the fun end of year video, put on by our Choir Board), lots of awards for each of the choirs, etc. If this is your first time on the block, you will NOT want to miss banquet. A beautiful and special evening! If you have not reserved yet, TODAY (Tuesday) is the last day! Please email Mr. Tison immediately to make reservations!

Get those tickets bought for the grand finale this weekend! See you then…

Mr. Tison

This Weeks Events

  • May 30th (Tu) – Season Pass Holders Exchange your season passes for reserved seating – 1st choice! (FVHS 6:40 – 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
  • May 30th (Tu) – Banquet Order Forms Due (Room 307)
  • May 30th (Tu) – June 1st (Th) Broadway Rehearsals (FVHS & Rose Center Theater)
  • May 31 (W) – Tickets on sale for ALL remaining seats, all shows! ALL SEATING IS RESERVED! The early bird gets the best seats!! (FVHS 6:40 – 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
  • June 1st (Th) – All tickets on sale – DRESS REHEARSAL – all remaining seats on sale, all shows! (Rose Center Theater 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • June 2nd (F) Scrip Order Delivered (Room 307)
  • June 2nd (F) – June 3rd (Sa) Broadway Finale (Rose Center Theater – Westminster)

New Announcements

  • THE BROADWAY CONCERT IS HERE!!! Can you believe it? We are nearing the end of the year and that means we are Broadway Bound! This is such a huge undertaking and spectacular show, you don’t want to miss it. Of course, we can’t pull this off without YOU, so please help us out and volunteer to make this show great. This is your last chance to complete those 15 volunteer hours, so please help where you can. We are in need of help with Hospitality, snack and drink donations, concession table workers etc. Please click on the link below to access the Sign-up Genius: Thanks so much for all of your support. We really appreciate it.
  • SUMMERFEST FUNDRAISER We have a really easy and FUN way for you to raise some money to offset next years’s expenses. The FV Summerfest is just around the corner June 22-25. This year’s Summerfest is bigger and better than ever because it is paired with the 60th Anniversary of the City of Fountain Valley. There is going to be a fireworks show on Friday and a Parade on Saturday morning that already has more than 1,000 participants!

    What does that mean for us? It means that we have opportunity to do some fundraising by selling Discount Ride Wristbands to our friends and family. It is a Super EASY Fundraiser and each wristband you sell earns $4. All you need to do is just direct your friends to the website- have them purchase their wristbands and choose FVHS Vocal Music from the dropdown menu and WE receive credit. They can even designate your student so they get credit for the sale! The presale wristbands are at a discounted price, so EVERYBODY WINS!

    But wait! There’s more. Our own FVHS Vocal Music folks will be performing on the Community Stage and you can come out to support them. Our folks will be performing at the following times:

    Thursday- 7:00 pm– FVHS Vocal Music (no wristbands, but its $1 ride night!)
    Friday – 8:00pm — Bradford Fuaiva, The VOICE of FV 2017
    Saturday – 7:00pm — Tricia Tran, The VOICE of FV 2016
    Sunday – 2:00pm — Paige Taylor, The VOICE of FV 2015
    Sunday – 3:00pm — FVHS Vocal Music

    So, grab your friends and family, sell some wristbands, and come to this super, family-friendly, community event. Please see the attached flyer for more details and the specifics about the wristbands. We will also have a Foodbooth at Summerfest, so be on the lookout for more info on that!

Student Accounts

  • With the end of the school year approaching, please make sure your student’s account balance is paid in full. If you have any questions regarding the account status or need an updated statement, please contact Lori Glazier at vmpaglazierl@gmail.com Thank you!


  • June 6th (T) Banquet (Rose Center Catering)
  • June 11th (Su) TB – Baccalaureate
  • June 14th (W) FVHS – Graduation
  • June 16th (F) FVHS – Last Day of School!

Ongoing Announcements

  • Check out our Vocal Music Website at fvhsvocalmusic.com! Updates are being made….keep it bookmarked!
  • ALL STUDENTS should visit the website to find Instructional Tools under Student Resources to download and prepare their holiday music in their folders for rehearsal. The password has been given in class for all students to find access. This needs to be checked frequently for updates and students receive announcements in class when new postings are made for them to download.
  • Friends of the Program. Please see the attachment which outlines the different contribution levels. As outlined on the attachment there are many benefits to becoming a Friend of the Program. This is an excellent way to involve friends and businesses in earning funds for the Vocal Music Program. It also provides an excellent opportunity to receive significant contributions credited to your student(s) account. Please contact Gary Green at garydgreen1@gmail.com for more information!
  • Scrip is just another term for gift cards. Scrip fundraising is an easy, no selling program that allows families to raise money for choir activities by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases. How is works is when you purchase a gift card at face value the VMPA purchases the cards at a discount. The difference is then split 90% to your students account and 10% to VMPA for administration. Don’t see a store you are looking for on the order form we sent? No problem! Go to GLscrip.com for more vendors! On the website under retailers you will find the percentage and denomination available and just write them in on a blank line of the order form. For more information on how scrip works please use this link: Scrip Bullets. Any questions contact fvhsschoirscrip@gmail.com or Ken Hanson (714) 654-1525
  • Communities for Cause is another no selling fundraiser. “Connecting the causes you care about with the places you shop.” Donating to your school or cause has never been easier. Simply shop with a list of local merchants supporting our program and they will donate a percent of each sale to your school/cause! Download the app for free from the i-Tunes or Google Play App Store on your smart phone. When you register select “FVHS Vocal Music Program” as your cause!

Information and Forms

Click Here Summer Fest Ticket Flyer (2) 2017