Upcoming Dates

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Summer Auditions
Center for the Arts Campus - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Those students wishing to audition for membership in the vocal music department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will have the opportunity this day.  Applications are available in the main office at Cypress Lake High School.  The audition packet is also available online here -  Summer Application  They are also available in the School Choice office at the district office.  You need to prepare two songs and have accompaniment for each song.  The accompaniment can be a CD, any device with a headphone jack,  or a live accompanist.  Please e-mail Mr. Stroh with questions.

Applications are due by Tuesday, August 1st by 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2017-2018 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by July 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at Cypress starting August 3 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have two soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.  Please contact Mr. Stroh early with any questions that you might have.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for your audition.  This is a nationally known group and you must take the audition seriously.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2017-2018 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by July 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at Cypress starting August 3 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have two soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.  Please contact Mr. Stroh early with any questions that you might have.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for your audition.  This is a nationally known group and you must take the audition seriously.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This will be the first rehearsal of the year for TAG.  All returning members must bring their binders.  All new members will be provided with binders.

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Choir Bash 2017!
Center for the Arts Campus - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are REQUIRED to attend this event.  Let's kick off the new school year with a bang.  Fun, food and singing will make this Choir Bash! an event to remember.  The Choir Olympics will test your skill.  Pizza, ice cream sundaes and more.  Mark your calendars now!!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Spamalot Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Spamalot - The Musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Spamalot Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Spamalot - The Musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Spamalot Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Spamalot - The Musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

TAG Retreat
TBA - 1:30 - 8:00 p.m.
TBA

This annual retreat is required for all members of TAG.  We will spend lots of time on learning music, team building, and eating.  Many more details will be given to members as the date approaches.  If your are interested in auditioning for TAG, make sure that you keep this date open in your calendar.

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Cabaret Audition Deadline

All students wishing to perform in the Fall Vocal Cabaret must audition no later than this day.  Your audition must be complete and the way that you intend to perform it on the night of the show.  All back tracks must be downloaded onto your device.  Absolutely no streaming background will be permitted.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.  Note that this rehearsal is on Tuesday night because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday.  This rehearsal will be in the auditorium.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Come and hear the members of the vocal department  show off their talents at the first performance of the year at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Soloist, duets and small groups will perform a wide variety of styles and will wow you!  This is the first of three vocal cabarets for the year.  This will also be your first opportunity to see the 15th edition of TAG as they will take to the stage in their debut performance of the year.

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

FVA All-State Test #1
Evangelical Christian School - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
8237 Beacon Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
USA

This is the first round of the All-State Qualifying process.  The Musicianship Theory Test and the Sight Singing Tests will be administered at this audition.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Women's Choir Rehearsal
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This mandatory rehearsal is for all women in Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo.  We will be putting together the women's piece for the fall concert during this rehearsal.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Fall Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This choral concert will feature all of the choirs at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will all perform.  You will hear a wide variety of choral works at the highest achievement level.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

FVA All-State Test #2
Center for the Arts Campus - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This is the second round of the Florida All-State audition process.  All students who passed both phases of the first audition will participate in the vocal quality audition of round 2.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

All County Choir Concert
Mariner High School - 7:00 p.m.
701 Chiquita Boulevard N
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Price: Free

The annual All-County Chorus will perform in concert.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Monty Python's Spamalot
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Price: $10 /$5 students

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Monty Python's Spamalot
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10 /$5 students

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Monty Python's Spamalot
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10 /$5 students

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Monty Python's Spamalot
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10 /$5 students

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

Past Dates

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Spring Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

See the choirs at Cypress Lake for the final time this year in our Spring Choral Concert.  TAG, Concert Choir, Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale will all perform.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

ICHSA Finals
The Town Hall - 7:00 p.m.
123 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Price: TBA

The top groups from around the country will compete for the honor of being ICHSA National Champions.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

San Francisco Trip Return
See Final Itinerary for Details - 10:30 p.m.

We should return to the Center for the Arts at around 10:30 p.m.  Your students will call with a more exact time when we are on the road home.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

San Francisco Trip Departure
See Details in Final Itinerary - 4:00 a.m.

Set four different alarms so that you are here at 4 in the morning for our departure.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

TAG in Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10/$5 students. 10 and under free

hear TAG as they prepare for New York!!  Silent auction starts at 6:30

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

ICHSA South Semifinal
Winter Park High School - 7:00 p.m.
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
Price: $15.00 students/$20.00 Adults

The top three scoring groups from each South Quarterfinal will compete for the right to represent the South at the ICHSA Finals in New York City.

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Young Artist Awards
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre - 7:00 p.m.
Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL

TAG will be opening the show for the annual Young Artists Awards competitions.  Sound Check will be at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

ICHSA South Quarter Final
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $15.00 students/$20.00 Adults

The A Cappella Group is proud to host the 2017 ICHSA South Quarterfinal.  9 groups from across the south will be competing for the right to move on to the Semi-Final and eventually a spot in the Finals in New York City.  Tickets for this event are available through Varsity Vocals and at the door on the day of the show.  To buy tickets ahead of time, Go Here - ICHSA Tickets

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Auditorium - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Winter Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Come and hear the members of the vocal department show off their skills in this cabaret.  You will hear a wide variety of musical styles.  TAG will also perform their competition set.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Cabaret Audition Deadline

All vocal majors wishing to participate in the Winter Cabaret must audition by this date.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

TAG Workshop
CLHS Auditorium - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This will be dedicated to working on our competition set.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2-4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Panther Showcase
Auditorium and Choir Room - 6:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

TAG will sing in the auditorium during the opening session and then sing periodically throughout the rest of the night in the choir room.  Report time is 5:40 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2-4:30
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
United States
2394812233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

TAG Burrito Fundraiser
Chipotle - Gulf Coast Town Center - 3:00 - 7:00 pm
10010 University Plaza Drive #102
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Price: Free

Come and enjoy some delicious Chipotle food and help support The A Cappella Group.  TAG will be receiving a large percentage of the sales from 3 - 7.  TAG will also be performing during the event.  Come out, eat a burrito, listen to great a cappella and support your favorite local group at the same time.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Arts With A Heart Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00 or 5 non perishable food items

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts come together to present this holiday show and give back to the community.  All tickets and food items will be donated to local charities.

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

TAG Performance
St Columbkille - 3:30 p.m.
12171 Iona Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Price: Private Party

All members should arrive by 3:00 pm to prepare for this performance.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

16th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $25.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.  Tickets are available in the BUY section of this website and at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

16th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $25.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.  Tickets are available in the BUY section of this website and at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Madrigal Rehearsal
Black Box Theatre - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This is the final rehearsal for the Madrigal Dinner.  All members of Cypress Chorale AND Intermezzo are required to attend.  This rehearsal is worth a 50 point participation grade.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

TAG Performance - Bonita Holiday In The Park
Riverside Park - 7:00 p.m.
26740 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

The A Cappella Group will be appearing at the Bonita Holiday in the Park celebration.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Madrigal Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This rehearsal is for all members of Cypress Chorale to prepare for madrigal dinner.  This is a mandatory rehearsal worth 50 participation points.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

TAG Performance
Captiva Yacht Club - 8:30 p.m.
15903 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

TAG will perform at the holiday party of The Captive Yacht Club.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Sanibel Luminary Event
Bailey's General Store - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
2477 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-1516

TAG will perform at Bailey's General Store as a part of the annual Luminary Festival on Sanibel.

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Fall Musical
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10 /$5 students

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will present  - 

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Fall Musical
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10 /$5 students

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will present  - 

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Fall Musical
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10 /$5 students

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will present  - 

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Fall - Musical
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10 /$5 students

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will present  - 

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

TAG Performance - County Commision Inauguration
Old County Courthouse - 8:15 a.m.
2120 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

The A Cappella Group will continue our long standing tradition of singing for the inauguration of the county commissioners.  This is a great opportunity to see our county government close-up.  All members should arrive no later than 7:55 a.m.

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

FVA All-State Test #2
Center for the Arts Campus - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-995-2117

This is the second round of the Florida All-State audition process.  All students who passed both phases of the first audition will participate in the vocal quality audition of round 2.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Fall Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This choral concert will feature all of the choirs at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will all perform.  You will hear a wide variety of choral works at the highest achievement level.

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

TAG Performance
Kensington Golf & Country Club - 4:30 p.m.
2700 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109

TAG will be performing in the wedding of vocal department alum Emily Gibble.  Members should arrive at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

FVA All-State Test #1
Evangelical Christian School - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
8237 Beacon Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
USA
239-936-3319

This is the first round of the All-State Qualifying process.  The Musicianship Theory Test and the Sight Singing Tests will be administered at this audition.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Whet Your Appetite
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts will be showcasing their talents in this kickoff to the performance schedule.  Dance, Theatre, Vocal, Orchestra, Band will all have featured performances in this showcase.

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

San Francisco Trip Registration Deadline
Deposit and Registration Form Due

Any student or chaperone wishing to go on the San Francisco trip in April must turn in their registration form and deposit of $150 by this date.  Registration forms are a part of the trip information packet in the DOCUMENTS section of this website.  Deposits can be made with Checks payable to Parents of TAG, cash or credit cards.  You can also make the deposit payment in the BUY section of this website.  If you pay online, PLEASE put your student's name in the Optional Note and Special Instructions box during check-out.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Vocal Department Fall Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The first performance of the new school year will feature members of the vocal department showing off their talents.  You will hear a wide variety of music as the students get to go solo or perform in small groups.  This will also be the debut of the 14th edition of The A Cappella Group.  It will also be the release of the 9th studio album for TAG.  

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Fall Cabaret Audition Deadline

This is the deadline to audition to perform in the Vocal Department Fall Cabaret.  Students may audition any time before this date, but any auditions not done by 3:00 p.m. on this day will not be considered.

In order to audition, you must have your piece in performance condition.  You must either have a background track or live musicians that are present during the audition.  If you have a background track that is not a CD, it must be downloaded onto your device.  YouTube videos, Apple Music tracks and any other streaming media are not permitted for any performance nor audition.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

TAG Retreat
Ocean's Reach Condiminiums - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2230 Camino del Mar
Sanibel, FL 33957

TAG will kick the year off with this getaway retreat.  There will be lots of singing and even more fun as we come together to form a new group.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Parent Information Meeting
Choir Room - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Come and get information about parent involvement for the upcoming school year in the vocal department.  There will also be information about the San Francisco trip given at the meeting.  We hope to see all parents.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in the musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in the musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in the musical must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, any device with a headphone jack, or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material as well.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Choir Bash 2016!
Center Campus - 12:15 - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are REQUIRED to attend this event.  Let's kick off the new school year with a bang.  Fun, food and singing will make this Choir Bash! an event to remember.  Members of the Florida Gulf Coast University choir will be running sectionals to help us get a jump start on new music.  The Choir Olympics will test your skill.  Pizza, ice cream sundaes and more.  Mark your calendars now!!

Monday, August 15th, 2016

First TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The first rehearsal of the year for the 14th edition of TAG will take place.  Returning members must bring their binder,  the Member Contract, and the transportation form.  The member contract and transportation form are in the Vocal Department Handbook.  New members must bring the member contract and transportation form.  They must also bring a heavy duty binder that is at least 3 inches wide.  You will receive and massive amount of music at the first rehearsal and during the course of the year.

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2016-2017 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by July 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at Cypress starting August 3 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have two soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.  Please contact Mr. Stroh early with any questions that you might have.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for your audition.  This is a nationally known group and you must take the audition seriously.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2016-2017 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by July 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at Cypress starting August 3 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have two soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.  Please contact Mr. Stroh early with any questions that you might have.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for your audition.  This is a nationally known group and you must take the audition seriously.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Summer Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Those students wishing to audition for membership in the vocal music department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will have the opportunity this day.  Applications are available in the main office at Cypress Lake High School.  The audition packet is also available online here -  Audition Application  They are also available in the School Choice office at the district office.  You need to prepare two songs and have accompaniment for each song.  The accompaniment can be a CD, iPod, MP3 player or a live accompanist.  Please e-mail Mr. Stroh with questions.

Applications are due by Monday, August 1st by 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

TAG Performance
Colonial Country Club - 12:50 p.m.
9181 Independence Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
USA
Price: Private Function

TAG will be performing for a lunch event.  We will depart at 12:15 p.m. right at the start of 8th period.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

15th Annual Vocal Department Banquet
Art Gallery - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free for Vocal Major/$5.00 for guests

Celebrate the year that was with amazing food, senior sendoffs, senior skit, slide show and lots of other fun stuff.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Vocal Department Cabaret
Black Box Theatre - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The final showcase of vocal department talent of the year shifts to the intimate Black Box Theatre.  Come and hear a wide variety of styles and amazing performances.

 

This date has been rescheduled from the original date to the TAG New York City trip.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Spring Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The final performance of the year for Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group.  A wide variety of styles of choral music by one of the finest choirs in the state of Florida will be an amazing aural treat.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Town Hall - 7:00 p.m.
123 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 840-2824
Price: $79 - $49

TAG is one of 10 groups from around the country that will be competing for the national championship of high school a cappella.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Auditorium - 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is our final rehearsal before the Memphis competition.

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

TAG In Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Come and see The A Cappella Group in concert in their annual album fundraiser.  Amazing music, great silent auction items and tasty concessions will all go to help TAG record another award winning album.  We hope that you will join us for this exciting evening of a cappella music.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

TAG Performance
Shell Point Village - 7:15
15101 Shell Point Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Price: $10.00

TAG will be performing in concert at Shell Point Village.  Shell Point has generously offered to host us for a concert for their residents to raise money for our New York Trip.  The concert is open to the public.

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

TAG Performance
St. Columbkille Catholic Church - Iona Hall - 2:00 p.m.
12171 Iona Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908

The A Cappella Group will be performing in concert in the Iona Hall at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

TAG Concert
Sanibel Community House - 8:00 p.m.
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
Price: $15

This is a fundraising concert for TAG's ICHSA New York trip.  Come out and hear TAG as they rock Sanibel!!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

TAG Performance
Gulf Coast Church of Christ - 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free

TAG will be performing as a part of the Wednesday night activities at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

TAG Performance
Pelican Preserve - 6:30 p.m.
10561 Veneto Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
239-985-1770
Price: Free

TAG will be performing at the Pelican Preserve Town Center Tuesday gathering.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

TAG Performance
Sanibel Dance - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
975 Rabbit Road
Sanibel, FL 33957

TAG will be performing at this fundraiser at the Sanibel Dance company.  There are two performances.

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

FVA District Choral MPA
TBA - TBA

USA
Price: Free

Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale will perform at the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment.  We do need chaperones to ride the buses with us to go to the event.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Pre-MPA Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free

The choir of the vocal department will be performing the pieces that they will perform at the Florida Vocal Association MPA.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Women's Choir Rehearsal
Choir Room - 1:45-3:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
United States
2394812233

All women of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will rehearse this day in preparation for district MPA.  This is a mandatory rehearsal.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

ICHSA South Semi-Final
Winter Park High School Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
Price: $15.00

The International Championship of High School A Cappella South Semi-Final is the qualifier for the finals in New York City.  The A Cappella Group will be competing in this event.  Last year's event was standing room only, so you may want to buy your tickets early on www.varsityvocals.com 

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Dance Studio - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the final rehearsal leading up to the ICHSA Semi-Final.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal fo The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

TAG Performance
Palmetto Pine Country Club - 1:30 p.m.
1940 SW 9th Court
Cape Coral, FL 33991
239-574-2141
Price: Private Function

TAG will be performing for a private Valentine's Luncheon at Palmetto Pine Country Club.  We will carpool to the event and leaving during the last block of the day.  We will wear our formal attire.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Members of the vocal department will get an opportunity to showcase their talents at this variety show.  You will hear a wide variety of styles and you won't want to miss this evening of singing.

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

TAG Workshop
Choir Room - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The A Cappella Group will be finalizing their performance set for the ICHSA competition.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

Students who earned a spot in the Florida All-State Choir will attend this event and sing with the best singers from around the state.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

Students who earned a spot in the Florida All-State Choir will attend this event and sing with the best singers from around the state.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

TAG Performance at All-State
Tampa Convention Center - 3:00 p.m.
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

The A Cappella Group will serve as a demonstration group at the Florida Music Educators Association Clinic.  Mr. Stroh and Mr. Havard, the director of The After School Specials, will be presenting a workshop on contemporary a cappella.  TAG and the After School Specials will serve as demonstration groups and will be performing during the workshop.

The workshop is at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15th.  TAG will depart from Cypress Lake at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Tampa at 1:00 p.m. with a lunch stop along the way.  The group will warm-up and get ready for the workshop and be ready to go by 2:45 p.m.  The workshop will end at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.  The group will then head back to Fort Myers.  A much more detailed itinerary will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

Students who earned a spot in the Florida All-State Choir will attend this event and sing with the best singers from around the state.

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Arts With A Heart Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00 donation or 5 non perishible food items

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts come together to present this holiday show and give back to the community.  All tickets and food items will be donated to local charities.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

15th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.  Tickets are available in the BUY section of this website and at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

15th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.  Tickets are available in the BUY section of this website and at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Madrigal Rehearsal
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This mandatory rehearsal involves all members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

TAG Performance
Sanctuary Golf Club - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
2250 Wulfort Road
Sanibel, FL 33957
239-472-8612

TAG will be performing for a private event at the Sanctuary Country Club.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Madrigal Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This madrigal dinner rehearsal is a mandatory rehearsal for all members of Cypress Chorale.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Chorale Performance
Cypress Cove Retirement Community - 6:30 p.m.
10200 Cypress Cove Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Price: Private

Cypress Chorale will be performing as special guests as part of a private event at Cypress Cove Retirement Community.  All Chorale members must meet at the Center by 5:20 p.m. and transportation will be provided to Cypress Cove.  The performance will be from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Sanibel Luminary Event
Bailey's General Store - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
2477 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-1516

The A Cappella Group will be performing at Bailey's General Store to greet people attending the Sanibel Luminary Festival.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Ceremony of Carols Rehearsal
Auditorium - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All singers, dancers and harpist will rehearse for the Ceremony of Carols performance.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Ceremony of Carols and Dance Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The women of the Vocal Department team up with the Dance Department and a professional harpist as we present the Benjamin Britten classic A Ceremony of Carols.  The second half of the concert will feature the Dance Department doing highlights from The Nutcracker.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Ceremony of Carols Solo Tryouts
Choir Room - 1:50-3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students interested in solos for Ceremony of Carols, please attend this rehearsal/audition.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

TAG Performance - Bonita Holiday In The Park
Riverside Park - TBA
10450 Reynolds Street
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

TAG will be performing at the Holiday in the Park event in Bonita Springs.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Preferred/$10 Adults/$5 Students

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Preferred/$10 Adults/$5 Students

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Preferred/$10 Adults/$5 Students

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Preferred/$10 Adults/$5 Students

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

TAG Performance
St. Columbkille Catholic Church - 12:30 p.m.
12171 Iona Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
USA
Price: Private Function

TAG will be performing for a wedding at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.  Be there by 12:30.  We will sing around 12:50 for the beginning of the ceremony.  Wear your dress clothes for the event.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

All-County Choir Rehearsal
Island Coast High School - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
2125 De Navarra Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33909

Members of All-County Choir have a sectional rehearsal from 6-8:30 p.m. at Island Coast High School.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

All-Roads A Cappella Festival
TBA
TBA
Miami, FL

The A Cappella Group will be travelling to Miami to participate in the second All Roads A Cappella Festival.  The event runs from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

FVA All-State Test #2
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233

The students that passed the first round of All-State audition tests, will complete the process during the audition.

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Fall Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This is the first concert of the year for the choirs of the vocal department.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will all perform.

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Whet Your Appetite
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts will be showcasing their talents in this kickoff to the performance schedule.  Dance, Theatre, Vocal, Orchestra, Band will all have featured performances in this showcase.

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The Fall Cabaret is here and our vocal majors will make better than ever.  See our students show off their talents in a wide variety of ways.  You will hear all kinds of music from Pop to Christian Contemporary to R&B to Country to Classical Arias.  The 13th edition of The A Cappella Group will also make their performing debut.

 

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group.

Monday, September 21st, 2015

FVA All-State Test #1
Evangelical Christian School - 4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
8237 Beacon Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
USA

This is the first round of the All-State Qualifying process.  The Musicianship Theory Test and the Sight Singing Tests will be administered at this audition.

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

TAG Retreat
TBA - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
TBA

The annual TAG Retreat will be a chance for the group to rehearse and have fun while getting to know each other and coming together as an ensemble.  Much more information will be sent home to members as plans are finalized.  We will provide dinner during the event.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Cabaret Audition Deadline

All members who wish to perform in the Fall Vocal Cabaret must audition by this day.  Your audition should be your act exactly as it will be performed during the cabaret.  You do not need to dress for the audition, but everything else should be complete.  All background tracks must be on your phone, iPod or MP3 player.  Background tracks that need to stream from the internet are not acceptable for performances and will not be allowed for your audition.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Friday, September 4th, 2015

All-State Audition Registration Deadline

Registration and contracts for All-State tryouts must be turned in by this day.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  All contracts and forms will be available on the first day of school and must be completed and turned in by this deadline in order to be eligible to try out for all-state.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in the musicalmust audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in the musicalmust audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the first rehearsal of the year for The A Cappella Group.  During the fall, rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings from 6-8:30 each week.  In weeks in which Monday is a holiday or no school day, the rehearsal will be rescheduled for another day in the week.  Check that week's schedule for the exact day.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Musical Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in the musicalmust audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Choir Bash 2015!
Choir Room - 12:15 - 7:15 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are REQUIRED to attend this event.  Let's kick off the new school year with a bang.  Fun, food and singing will make this Choir Bash! an event to remember.  Members of the Florida Gulf Coast University choir will be running sectionals to help us get a jump start on new music.  The Choir Olympics will test your skill.  Pizza, ice cream sundaes and more.  Mark your calendars now!!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2015-2016 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by August 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 22 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have three soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2015-2016 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by August 1.  Hard copies of the music will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 22 and also the first day of school.  Choose a part and learn the music.  If you are a soprano, most songs have three soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn.  If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos.  If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part.  The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from.  On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part.  This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers.  The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background.  Both part songs will be recorded.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Saturday Spectacular Open House
Entire Campus - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

It is Back to School time at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Get your schedule, meet your teachers, get class syllabi, catch up with friends and find out how to get to your classes at this open house.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Summer Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Those students wishing to audition for membership in the vocal music department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will have the opportunity this day.  Applications are available in the main office at Cypress Lake High School.  The audition packet is also available online here -  Online Application   They are also available in the School Choice office at the district office.  You need to prepare two songs and have accompaniment for each song.  The accompaniment can be a CD, iPod, MP3 player or a live accompanist.  Please e-mail Mr. Stroh with questions.

Applications are due by Wednesday, August 12th by 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Music Building - 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

See schedule posted in DOCUMENTS for detailed times

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Music Building - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

See schedule posted in DOCUMENTS for detailed times

Friday, May 29th, 2015

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Music Building - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

See schedule posted in DOCUMENTS for detailed times

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Music Building - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

See schedule posted in DOCUMENTS for detailed times

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Music Building - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

See schedule posted in DOCUMENTS for detailed times

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Center for the Arts Picnic
Lakes Park - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
7330 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Price: Free

All of the Center students are invited to attend the annual end of the year picnic at Lakes Park.  Hamburger and Hot Dogs will be provided.  Vocal department students need to bring drinks.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Cool, Hot and Jazzy
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - 7:00 p.m.
2301 1st Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-333-1933
Price: Free

Close the books and jump out of the box as you join students, faculty and guest artists from Cypress lake High school Center for the Arts for a culminating celebration of arts and academics.  This performance event creatively displays the arts integration process through a lens of the 1920's and 30's.  In an interweaving of music, visual arts, dance, theatre and media with subjects such as history, literature, science and math, the audience will explore both the events and the people that changed our world.  Through a partnership between the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers, the Lee County School District AIM Grant and Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts, student projects will be displayed in a crowning experience of a three year arts integration program funded by the US Department of Education.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Senior Tribute
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free

This is the Center for the Arts "graduation" ceremony.  Each department will be showcased with all of the seniors performing throughout the evening.  Seniors will also receive their Center for the Arts Honor Cords and certificates during the ceremony.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

TAG Performance
Senior Awards Night - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33966

The A Cappella Group will be performing at the Senior Awards Night.  Meet at 6:50 in the auditorium.  Wear your new dress outfit.  Seniors just wear what you planning to wear for the awards night.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Spring Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The final major concert of the year will feature Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The  A Cappella Group.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Vocal Department Cabaret
Black Box Theatre - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Members of the vocal department get to show off their individual talents at this concert.  You will see a wide variety of music and amazing singers.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

TAG Performance
St. Columbkille Multipurpose Hall - 7:00 p.m.
12171 Iona Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908

TAG is performing at a private function.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Vocal Department Colorado Trip
Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

TAG Performance
St. Columbkille Catholic Church - 2:15 p.m.
12171 Iona Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-489-0242

TAG will be performing at the Thrift Store Fashion Show.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

FVA District Choral MPA
North Port High School - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6400 West Price Boulevard
North Port, FL 34291
USA
941-575-5450
Price: Free

Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will be performing in the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment.  We will need several chaperones to ride the buses there with us.  Please contact Mr. Stroh if you are interested.

 

Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale will be in the 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. performance block.  The buses will leave at 1:00 p.m.  We are anticipating returning to Cypress Lake no later than 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

TAG Performance
New Hope Presbyterian Church - 7:00 p.m.
3825 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Price: Free - Goodwill Offering

The A Cappella Group has been invited to sing on a concert at Florida Gulf Coast University.  The FGCU Chamber Choir and University Choir will also perform on this concert.

TAG Members need to be there for a sound check from 6:05-6:20

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal
Berkley Prep School - 7:00 p.m.
4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
Price: $15.00 Adults/$10 Students

The A Cappella Group will compete in the International Championship of High School A Cappella South Semifinal.  The competition will feature 10 groups from the southern portion of the country.  For more information check out varsityvocals.com

 

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the final rehearsal before the ICHSA competition.

Friday, February 20th, 2015

TAG Performance
Buccaneer Estates - 6:30 p.m.
2110 North Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

The A Cappella Group is performing for guests at Buccaneer Estates

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

TAG Performance
Fiddlesticks Country Club - 12:45 p.m.
15391 Cannongate Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33912

The A Cappella Group will perform for a luncheon.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The members of the Vocal Department get to showcase their solo skills.  A wide variety of music will be performed.  The A Cappella Group will also be performing at this event.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Panther Showcase
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This is the open house for students that are interested in attending Cypress Lake Center for the Arts for the 2015-2016 school year.  The A Cappella Group will be performing throughout the evening.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

TAG Workshop - with Deke Sharon
Berkley Prep School - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
239-481-2233

TAG has the opportunity to have a workshop with the godfather of contemporary a cappella - Deke Sharon.  He is a producer of The Sing-Off, Creative consultant on Pitch Perfect and pretty much the originator of contemporary a cappella.  The workshop will be a Berkley Preparatory School in Tampa.  We will leave at 11:00 p.m.  Please meet at school by 10:45.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Bay Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

The annual Florida Music Educator's Conference will take place.  Students that made the All-State Choirs will be attending to sing with their choirs.  The event runs Thursday through Saturday.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The A Cappella Group and Overboard
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 Students

The A Cappella Group is hosting professional a cappella group from Boston - Overboard.  This group will blow you away with their sound.  TAG will open the concert for them.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Arts With A Heart Concert
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00 or 5 items of non perishable food

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts come together to present this holiday show and give back to the community.  All tickets and food items will be donated to local charities.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

14th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

14th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Tickets are available online at www.cypresslakevocal.com

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Madrigal Rehearsal
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale AND Intermezzo are required to attend this final rehearsal in preparation for the Madrigal Dinner.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Cypress Lake Country Club Performance
Cypress Lake Country Club - 1:00 p.m.
6767 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students in Advanced Vocal Tech will be walking over to Fort Myers Country Club to perform for the Women's Club of Cypress Lake Country Club.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Madrigal Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale must be in attendance at the rehearsal to prepare for the Madrigal Dinner.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

TAG Performance
Kelly Greens Country Club - 12:45 p.m.
Kelly Greens Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33908

The A Cappella Group will be performing for the Kelly Greens Women's Club.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall - TBA
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4849
Price: TBA

The A Cappella Group has been invited to be a part of the Spirit of the Gulf Holiday Show at Barbara B Mann Hall.  We are very excited to be a part of the show.

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

TAG Performance
Harborside Convention Center - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1375 Monroe St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Price: Private Party

The A Cappella Group will be entertaining families of the LeeSar Group at their annual holiday party.  The group will perform from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Members please meet at 1:10 at the Harborside Convention Center.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Sanibel Luminary Event
Bailey's General Store - 5:30-8:30 p.m.
2477 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-1516
Price: Free

The A Cappella Group will be entertaining residents and visitors at the annual Luminary Festival on Sanibel Island.  TAG will be calling Bailey's General Store home during the event.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

TAG Performance - Bonita Holiday In The Park
Riverside Park - 7:30 p.m.
10450 Reynolds Street
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Price: Free

TAG will be performing at the annual Holiday in the Park event at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.  The A Cappella Group will take the stage at 7:30 and perform a mix of holiday tunes as well as our standard repertoire.  Members should meet at 7:00 by the band shell.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Guys and Dolls
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 preferred/$10 adult/$5 student

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

See Cypress Lake tackle one of the classics of the American Musical genre.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Guys and Dolls
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 preferred/$10 adult/$5 student

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

See Cypress Lake tackle one of the classics of the American Musical genre.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Guys and Dolls
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 preferred/$10 adult/$5 student

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

See Cypress Lake tackle one of the classics of the American Musical genre.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Guys and Dolls
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 preferred/$10 adult/$5 student

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

See Cypress Lake tackle one of the classics of the American Musical genre.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Lee County Commissioner Inauguration Ceremony
Old County Courthouse - 8:30 a.m.
2115 Second Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

The A Cappella Group will be performing the National Anthem and another song at the Inauguration of the Lee County Commissioners.  The Cypress Lake Vocal Department has performed at this ceremony since 1996. 

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Cape Chorale Cabaret
Tony Rotino Senior Center (Cape Coral Yacht Club) - 1:30 p.m.
5819 Driftwood Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33904
239-573-7110
Price: $15.00

The A Cappella Group has been invited to perform with the Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus Fall Cabaret.  The concert will be at the Tony Rotino Senior Center next to Cape Coral Yacht Club.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

All-County Choir Concert
Island Coast High School - 7:00 p.m.
2125 De Navarra Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Price: Free

Members from the Cypress Lake Vocal Department will be taking part in the 2014 All-County Choir.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

TAG Performance
Captiva Yacht Club - 8:00 p.m.
15903 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

TAG will perform at an event.  Members should arrive at 7:40, and will start singing at 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

NOTE THE DAY CHANGE BECAUSE OF THE MONDAY SCHOOL CLOSING

 

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

FVA All-State Test #2
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts - 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233

Students who passed the elements of the first All-State test will participate in the Vocal Quality test as the final step in trying out for the 2015 Florida All-State Choirs.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Fall Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This concert will feature all of the choirs at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  The A Cappella Group, Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo and Concert Choir will all perform on this amazing night of choral music.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Cheesecake Fundraiser Kickoff

We will kickoff our annual Cheesecake and Cookie Dough fundraiser on this date.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

ACDA National Honor Choir Audition Deadline

Any student that wishes to audition to earn a spot in one of the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah, must have all application requirements completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this day.  Each singer must record an mp3 with a vocalise and one minute of an classical art song or aria.  This recording must be uploaded to the ACDA site by Mr. Stroh.

Participation in a National Honor Choir is not only a great honor, it will be an amazing experience.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal of The A Cappella Group

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Whet Your Appetite
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

All of the departments of the Center for the Arts come together to preview the upcoming year.  Vocal, Theatre, Dance, Band, Orchestra will also showcase their outstanding students in a variety of performances.  We will also be kicking off the 20th anniversary of the Center for the Arts with some special alumni performances.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

FVA All-State Test #1
Southwest Florida Christian Academy - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
3750 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966
USA
239-936-8865

All students who wish to try out for the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir will participate in the first round of testing.  The first test is the Musicianship Test and the Sight Singing Test.  There are many resources on the FVA website.  Follow the links in the LINKS section of this site.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Vocal Department Cabaret & Album Release Party
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The Fall Cabaret is back and our vocal majors will make better than ever.  See our students show off their talents in a wide variety of ways.  You will hear all kinds of music from Pop to Christian Contemporary to R&B to Country to Classical Arias.  The 12th edition of The A Cappella Group will also make their performing debut.

This will also mark the release the our latest album Stay Gold.  If you want to be the first to get your hands on it, then you must attend this concert.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Ocean's Reach Gulf Front Condo Resort - 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2230 Camino Del Mar Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957

The annual TAG Retreat will be a chance for the group to rehearse and have fun while getting to know each other and coming together as an ensemble.  The event will take place on Sanibel Island at Ocean's Resort.  Bring your suit as we will be based in a condo on the beach.  There is also a pool.  An much more detailed information sheet will be sent home this week.  We will provide dinner during the event.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Cabaret Audition Deadline

All students wishing to perform in the Vocal Department Cabaret on September 18th MUST audition by this date.  Your audition should be a performance of the song exactly as you will perform it during the show.  If you use a background track you must have the track on a CD or have it downloaded to your phone or ipod.  Auditions will not be heard if the background track must be streamed from on online source.  You may audition any time on or BEFORE this audition deadline.

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

All-State Registration and Contracts Due

All students wishing to try out for the 2015 Florida All-State Choir MUST turn in the All-State Contracts and complete the online registration with Mr. Stroh by this day in order to be eligible.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

NOTE THE CHANGE TO TUESDAY due to the holiday on Monday

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Colorado Trip Parent Meeting
7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This is an informational meeting to go over details about the Colorado trip.  We will also discuss parent involvement needs for the entire school year.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Guys and Dolls Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Guys and Dolls must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Guys and Dolls Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Guys and Dolls must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Guys and Dolls Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Guys and Dolls must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Choir Bash 2014!
Choir Room - 12:15 - 8:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are REQUIRED to attend this event.  Let's kick off the new school year with a bang.  Fun, food and singing will make this Choir Bash! an event to remember.  Members of the Florida Gulf Coast University choir will be running sectionals to help us get a jump start on new music.  The Choir Olympics will test your skill.  Pizza, ice cream sundaes and more.  Mark your calendars now!!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2014-2015 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 16 and also the first day of school.  You will learn your parts and sing one song together with other people with only one person on each part.  You will sing your part on the other song along with the mixdown.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2014-2015 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 16 and also the first day of school.  You will learn your parts and sing one song together with other people with only one person on each part.  You will sing your part on the other song along with the mixdown.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Saturday Spectacular Open House
Cypress Lake High School - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

It is Back to School time at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Get your schedule, meet your teachers, get class syllabi, catch up with friends and find out how to get to your classes at this open house.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Summer Auditions
Choir Room - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Those students wishing to audition for membership in the vocal music department will have the opportunity this day.  Applications are available in the main office at Cypress Lake High School.  They are also available in the school choice office.  You need to prepare two songs and have accompaniment.  Please e-mail Mr. Stroh with questions.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Cypress Lake Graduation
Harborside Convention Center - 2:30 p.m.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

All members of Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale are required to attend and will sing the National Anthem along with the graduating seniors.  All members must arrive by 1:00 p.m. for sound check.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

12 Annual Vocal Department Banquet
Art Gallery - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $7.00, Class of 2014 Free

Come and celebrate the 2013-2014 year at the celebration banquet.  Dinner, memories and fun will all be on the menu.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Senior Tribute
CLHS Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free

This is the Center for the Arts "graduation" ceremony.  Each department will be showcased with all of the seniors performing throughout the evening.  Seniors will also received their Center for the Arts Honor Cords and certificates during the ceremony.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Spring Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 6:30 pre-show cabaret, 7:00 concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

Come and see all of the performing vocal ensembles from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will all perform in this end of the year showcase.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The A Cappella Group in Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The A Cappella Group are the featured performers in this showcase concert.  Come out and see one of the country's finest contemporary a cappella groups.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

TAG Parent Meeting
Choir Room - 6:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Center for the Arts Auditions
Choir Room - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Students interested in auditioning for the vocal department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will have the opportunity to do so tonight.  Applications are available at Cypress Lake High School or online at the Cypress Lake High School website

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Spirit of the Gulf Spring Show
1st Christian Church - 3:00 p.m.
2061 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Price: $10.00 donation

The A Cappella Group will be guest artists on the Spirit of the Gulf Spring Show.  Other guest artists include internationally acclaimed Crossroads and a new group featuring TAG alum Michaela Slamka, Double Date.

TAG's microphone check time is 1:15-1:35 p.m.  TAG will wear their dress outfits.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

North Port High School - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1250 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
USA
941-575-5450
Price: Free

Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will participate in the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment.  Each choir will be adjudicated by a panel of experts and be judged against a statewide standard.

The choirs will leave Cypress Lake High School at 12:30 p.m. by bus and should return by 7:00 p.m. We need parents to serve as chaperones and ride the buses with us.  Please contact Mr. Stroh if you are interested.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Center for the Arts Auditions
Choir Room - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Students interested in auditioning for the vocal department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will have the opportunity to do so tonight.  Applications are available at Cypress Lake High School or online at the Cypress Lake High School website

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal
Winter Park High School - 7:00 p.m.
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
Price: $10.00

The A Cappella Group will participate in the ICHSA South Semifinal with a trip to New York City for the finals as the grand prize.  A Cappella groups from all over the south will compete for the honor to represent the region in the finals in New York City.

The group will depart from Cypress Lake High School at 11:00 a.m. to head for Winter Park with a stop for lunch at Chipolte in Sarasota.  The group will return after the competition on Saturday night.  We are looking for parents to serve as drivers.  Please contact Mr. Stroh if you are able to travel with us.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is an additional rehearsal to prepare for the ICHSA Semi Final competition.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

School District All-State Recognition
School District Central Office - 6:00 p.m.
2855 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Students that made the 2014 Florida All-State Choirs will be recognized by the Superintendent and School Board at the weekly school board meeting.  Students should arrive at 5:45 p.m.  You should be finished by 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLHS Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This event will feature members of the vocal department showcasing their talents.  Solos and small groups will be featured.  All styles of music from operatic arias to country and everything in between will be on display.  The A Cappella Group will also be performing.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Pre-Show Cabaret Audition Deadline

This is the final day to audition for the Vocal Department Cabaret.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

TAG Workshop
Choir Room - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is a mandatory rehearsal for all TAG members.  We will work on our competition set.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Panther Showcase
Cypress Lake High School - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The A Cappella Group will be performing at the annual Cypress Lake open house.  Any students interested in attending Lake Center for the Arts for the 2014-15 school year are welcome to come to the school.  TAG will be performing in the auditorium during the parent meeting.  The group will also perform in the choir room later in the evening.  Mr. Stroh will be on hand to answer questions in the choir room all evening.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

The annual Florida Music Educator's Conference will take place.  Students that made the All-State Choirs will be attending to sing with their choirs.

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Christmas Caroling Quartets
South Seas Plantation - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924
USA

The Vocal Department will supply a quartet of Christmas carolers to provide entertainment for the South Seas Plantation Christmas Area.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Christmas Caroling Quartets
South Seas Plantation - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924
USA

The Vocal Department will supply a quartet of Christmas carolers to provide entertainment for the South Seas Plantation Christmas Area.

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Christmas Caroling Quartets
South Seas Plantation - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924
USA

The Vocal Department will supply a quartet of Christmas carolers to provide entertainment for the South Seas Plantation Christmas Area.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Christmas Caroling Quartets
South Seas Plantation - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924
USA

The Vocal Department will supply a quartet of Christmas carolers to provide entertainment for the South Seas Plantation Christmas Area.

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Christmas Caroling Quartets
South Seas Plantation - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924
USA

The Vocal Department will supply a quartet of Christmas carolers to provide entertainment for the South Seas Plantation Christmas Area.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

13th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

13th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family. This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Cypress Lake Country Club - 1:00 p.m.
6767 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Members of the vocal department will be bringing holiday cheer to Cypress Lake Country Club with a performance at their holiday luncheon.  Al students in Advanced Vocal Tech will be walking over to the Country Club to perform.  Students should wear their Vocal Department shirts and jeans.  You may add holiday extras.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Madrigal Rehearsal
Black Box Theatre - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are required to attend this rehearsal for the Madrigal Dinner.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Arts With A Heart Concert
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00 or 5 non perishable food items

All of the departments within the Center for the Arts will be featured as Cypress Lake gives back. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Concert Choir will perform as well as small acts from the vocal department by audition.  Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will NOT be performing at the concert.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

TAG Performance
School District Central Office - 5:45
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966
USA
Price: Free

The A Cappella Group will be performing 15 minutes prior to the general school board meeting, starting at 6:00 p.m.  Once the meeting is called to order, the group will perform one additional song.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Madrigal Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale are required to attend this rehearsal for Madrigal Dinner.

Monday, December 9th, 2013

TAG Performance
Kelly Greens Clubhouse - 12:40 p.m.
Kelly Greens Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33908

The A Cappella Group will be performing for a luncheon of the Kelly Greens Garden Club.  We will wear TAG T-shirts and jeans for this performance.  We will leave at the start of 7th period and return before school is out.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Arts With a Heart Audition Deadline

Any vocal department member wishing to perform at the Arts With a Heart concert must audition on or before this date.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Sanibel Luminary Event
Bailey's General Store - 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2477 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-1516
Price: Free

The A Cappella Group will be entertaining during the Luminary event on Sanibel at Bailey's General Store.  The group will be singing holiday favorites, as well as their normal contemporary a cappella repetoire.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Ceremony of Carols and Dance Concert
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 700p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The women of the Vocal Department team up with the Dance Department as we present the Benjamin Britten classic A Ceremony of Carols.  The second half of the concert will feature the Dance Department doing highlights from The Nutcracker.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

TAG Performance - Bonita Holiday In The Park
Riverside Park - 8:00 p.m.
26740 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

The A Cappella Group is performing at the Bonita Springs Holiday in the Park event.  The group will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.

Members need to wear dress TAG outfit.  Those who are working the Jim-Bob's BBQ stand should wear TAG T-shirts and then change before we perform.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Ceremony of Carols Rehearsal
Auditorium - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All girls in Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo have rehearsal for the Ceremony of Carols performance in the auditorium.  We will rehearsal with the harpist and the dancers.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

9 to 5 The Musical
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Premium/$10 Adult/$5 Students

This new musical comedy is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.  9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Featuring a book by Patricia Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay), 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business... it’s about getting credit and getting even... and it’s about to take charge at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

9 to 5 The Musical
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Premium/$10 Adult/$5 Students

This new musical comedy is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.  9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Featuring a book by Patricia Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay), 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business... it’s about getting credit and getting even... and it’s about to take charge at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

9 to 5 The Musical
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Premium/$10 Adult/$5 Students

This new musical comedy is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.  9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Featuring a book by Patricia Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay), 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business... it’s about getting credit and getting even... and it’s about to take charge at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

9 to 5 The Musical
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $20 Premium/$10 Adult/$5 Students

This new musical comedy is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.  9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Featuring a book by Patricia Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay), 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business... it’s about getting credit and getting even... and it’s about to take charge at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

TAG Trip to SoJam A Cappella Festival
SoJam Festival
N. Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

The A Cappella Group will be hitting the road to attend the SoJam A Cappella Festival in Raleigh, NC.  The complete itinerary is available in the DOCUMENTS section of this website.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

North Port High School - 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6400 W Price Boulevard
North Port, FL 34291
USA
941-423-8558

Students who passed the elements of the first All-State test will participate in the Vocal Quality test as the final step in trying out for the 2013 Florida All-State Choirs.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Fall Choral Concert
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. Pre-Show Cabaret/7:00 p.m. Concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This concert will feature the Concert Choir, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Cypress Chorale and The A Cappella Group.  Each group will perform a wide variety of music.  There will also be a pre-show cabaret that will feature some of the departments finest performers showcasing their solo abilities.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Pre-Show Cabaret Audition Deadline

All students wishing to sing in the Pre-Show Cabaret at the Fall Choral Concert must audition on or before this date.  We are looking for solos, duet, small groups.  You can sing any kind of music you like.  Your audition must be exactly as you would perform it on stage.  This means that you must have any accompaniment, live or tracked, with you in order to audition.  You do not need to dress like you are going to on stage for the audition.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

TAG Performance
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - 6:30 p.m.
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

All members should arrive by 6:30 p.m. dressed and ready to go.  We will perform around 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Whet Your Appetite
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This will be the first performance of the year for vocal department members.  Members of the vocal, theatre, dance, orchestra and band departments will present a variety of acts that will give audience members a preview of the upcoming year.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Whet Your Appetite Audition Deadline

All students wishing to sing in the Whet Your Appetite concert must audition on or before this date.  We are looking for solos, duet, small groups.  You can sing any kind of music you like.  Your audition must be exactly as you would perform it on stage.  This means that you must have any accompaniment, live or tracked, with you in order to audition.  You do not need to dress like you are going to on stage for the audition.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

FVA All-State Test #1
Evangelical Christian School - 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8237 Beacon Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
USA

All students who wish to try out for the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir will participate in the first round of testing.  The first test is the Musicianship Test and the Sight Singing Test.  There are many resources on the FVA website.  Follow the links in the LINKS section of this site.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappela Group.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Cheesecake Fundraiser Kickoff

The Annual Cheesecake & Cookie Dough Fundraiser will kick off today.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

All-State Audition Registration Deadline

All students wishing to try out for the Florida All-State Choir must turn in the required contracts on or before this date.  Contract will be available on the piano in the choir room starting on the first day of school.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

TAG Retreat
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
TBA

The annual TAG Retreat will be a chance for the group to rehearse and have fun while getting to know each other and coming together as an ensemble.  More details will be available once we secure a location.  There is a chance that this will be an overnight trip.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Parent Information Meeting
Choir Room - 6:30 pm.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

We urge all parents to come to this informational meeting in the choir room.  Many items for the upcoming year will be discussed, included the organization of the Parent group and Madrigal Dinner.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

9 to 5 Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in 9 to 5  must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the regular rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

9 to 5 Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in 9 to 5  must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 19th, 2013

9 to 5 Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in 9 to 5  must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Choir Bash 2013!
CLCA Choir Room - 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are REQUIRED to attend this event.  Let's kick off the new school year with a bang.  Fun, food and singing will make this Choir Bash! an event to remember.  Members of the Florida Gulf Coast University will be running sectionals to help us get a jump start on new music.  The Choir Olympics will test your skill.  Pizza, ice cream sundaes and more.  Mark your calendars now!!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

First TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The first rehearsal of the 11th edition of TAG will take place this night.  It will be our only regular Thursday rehearsal.  Normal rehearsal day is Tuesdays.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2013-2014 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 3 and also the first day of school.  You will learn your parts and sing one song together with other people with only one person on each part.  You your part on the other song along with the mixdown.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50 - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2013-2014 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with other singers.  You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available at the Saturday Spectacular on August 3 and also the first day of school.  You will learn your parts and sing one song together with other people with only one person on each part.  You your part on the other song along with the mixdown.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Summer Auditions
CLCA Choir Room - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Those students wishing to audition for membership in the vocal music department will have the opportunity this day.  Applications are available in the main office at Cypress Lake High School.  They are also available in the school choice office.  You need to prepare two songs and have accompaniment.  Please e-mail Mr. Stroh with questions.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

TAG Photo Shoot
Fort Myers Beach - 12:00 p.m.

Members of The A Cappella Group will meet at Fort Myers Beach for the photo shoot for the new TAG album.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Germain Arena - 7:00 p.m. (Call time - 5:30 p.m.)
11000 Everblades Pkwy
Estero, FL 33928
(239) 948-7825
Price: Free

All members of Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale must arrive and be ready for sound check at 5:30 p.m.  The graduation ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. and we will be done with the National Anthem by 7:15.  At that time, all members are excused.

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Choir Room - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Choir Room - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Friday, May 10th, 2013

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Choir Room - 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

TAG Recording Sesssion
CLCA Choir Room - 10:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Recording of TAG's newest album will begin.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Senior Tribute
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free

The graduating seniors from all departments of the Center for the Arts will be featured in this very special event.  Each department will perform or present.  Each senior will also be adorned with their Center graduation cords.  This event is geared toward seniors and their family and friends.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Senior Awards Night
Cypress Lake High School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The A Cappella Group will be performing early in the ceremony.  Once we are done, you are excused for the evening.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Monday, May 6th, 2013

12 Annual Vocal Department Banquet
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00/ Seniors Free

This is the annual end of the year vocal department celebration.  Enjoy delicious food, memories, award and the slide show.  This event is for the whole family.  Seniors are free.  Everyone else is $5 to cover the cost of the food.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Spring Choral Concert
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 pm Pre Show Cabaret/7:00 pm Concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The spring concert will feature Concert Choir, Intermezzo, Cypress Chorale and The A Cappella Group performing.

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

And The World Goes 'Round
Black Box Theatre - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway’s most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper, Kander and Ebb. This glittering revue features unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, New York, New York, Funny Lady and more.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

And The World Goes 'Round
Black Box Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway’s most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper, Kander and Ebb. This glittering revue features unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, New York, New York, Funny Lady and more.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

And The World Goes 'Round
Black Box Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway’s most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper, Kander and Ebb. This glittering revue features unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, New York, New York, Funny Lady and more.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

And The World Goes 'Round
Black Box Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway’s most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper, Kander and Ebb. This glittering revue features unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, New York, New York, Funny Lady and more.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Vocal, Band & Orchestra Spring Trip
California Trip - Friday through Tuesday
Los Angeles, CA
Price: TBA

The music department will be traveling to Los Angeles, California to participate in a Heritage Music Festival and have the adventure of a lifetime.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

ACDA National Convention & Honor Choirs
Downtown Dallas - Wednesday through Saturday
Dallas, Texas, TX

The American Choral Director's Association National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX.  Any members selected for the National Honor Choirs will participate in this event.  For more information, please visit www.acda.org for more information.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Charlotte High School - 3:00-5:30
1250 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
USA
941-575-5450
Price: Free

Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will be participating in the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment at Charlotte High School.  The choirs will be evaluated by a panel of adjudicators on their stage performance and sight singing abilities.  Both choirs will perform in the 3:00 - 5:30 pm block.

The students will leave Cypress Lake by bus at 1:15 p.m. to travel to Charlotte High School.  All students will need to bring their concert attire to school on this day.  We will leave from Charlotte High School approximately TBA and return to Cypress Lake between 7:00 and 7:15 p.m.

We will need parents to ride along with us and serve as chaperones.  Please contact Mr. Stroh if you are able to help out.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Vocal Department Cabaret
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

See members of the vocal department showcase their talents in solo and small group settings.  Cabarets feature a wide variety of musical styles.  The A Cappella Group will also perform their ICHSA competition set.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

TAG Workshop
Choir Room - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This workshop day will be used to work on the competition set.  Attendance is mandatory.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Panther Showcase
Choir Room - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Panther Showcase is the annual open house for prospective new students to Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  The A Cappella Group will perform in the choir room during the open house.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Florida Music Educators Conference & All-State
Tampa Convention Center - Thursday through Saturday
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

Members of the 2013 All-State Choirs will be traveling to Tampa to participate in All-State.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Arts With A Heart Concert
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00 Donation or 5 food items

All of the departments within the Center for the Arts will be featured as Cypress Lake gives back.  All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday, December 10th, 2012

TAG Performance
Clubhouse - 12:30 p.m.
Kelly Greens Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33908

The A Cappella Group will be performing for a luncheon of the Kelly Greens Garden Club.

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

12th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

12th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Black Box Theatre - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Madrigal Rehearsal
Black Box Theatre - 1:50 - 4:15 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This madrigal dinner rehearsal is mandatory for all members of Cypress Chorale AND Intermezzo.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Madrigal Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

This madrigal dinner rehearsal is mandatory for all members of Cypress Chorale.  Intermezzo members are NOT required to attend this rehearsal.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Cypress Cove Holiday Celebration
Cypress Cove Auditorium - TBA
10200 Cypress Cove Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Members of Cypress Chorale will be a part of the entertainment at this event at Cypress Cove Retirement Community.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choi - 2:00-4:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal for The A Cappella Group.

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Ragtime - The Musical
CLCA Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

Ragtime is a story about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The show illustrates poignant issues of the day - from immigration, racism and politics to industrialization and social upheaval. Historical figures intermingal with fictional characters. The show focuses on three families - one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, once socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem Black - whose intersecting lives are influenced by the Ragtime era's social challenges.

Don't miss this breathtaking musical that won the Tony award for Best Score in 1998.

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Ragtime - The Musical
CLCA Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

Ragtime is a story about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The show illustrates poignant issues of the day - from immigration, racism and politics to industrialization and social upheaval. Historical figures intermingal with fictional characters. The show focuses on three families - one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, once socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem Black - whose intersecting lives are influenced by the Ragtime era's social challenges.

Don't miss this breathtaking musical that won the Tony award for Best Score in 1998.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Ragtime - The Musical
CLCA Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

Ragtime is a story about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The show illustrates poignant issues of the day - from immigration, racism and politics to industrialization and social upheaval. Historical figures intermingal with fictional characters. The show focuses on three families - one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, once socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem Black - whose intersecting lives are influenced by the Ragtime era's social challenges.

Don't miss this breathtaking musical that won the Tony award for Best Score in 1998.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Ragtime - The Musical
CLCA Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 for high school and younger

Ragtime is a story about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The show illustrates poignant issues of the day - from immigration, racism and politics to industrialization and social upheaval. Historical figures intermingal with fictional characters. The show focuses on three families - one upper-middle class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, once socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem Black - whose intersecting lives are influenced by the Ragtime era's social challenges.

Don't miss this breathtaking musical that won the Tony award for Best Score in 1998.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

FVA All-State Test #2
North Fort Myers High School - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5000 Orange Grove Boulevard
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
USA
239-995-2117

Student who passed the elements of the first All-State test will participate in the Vocal Quality test as the final step in trying out for the 2013 Florida All-State Choirs.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

FGCU Fine Arts Center - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Cypress Chorale will participate in the FGCU Choral Festival.  This event will feature five of the best choirs from around the state.  Choirs will perform individually for each other, collaborate on a combined piece, work with college choral conductors in clinics and hear the FGCU Chamber Choir.  We are very excited to receive an invitation to this exciting event.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Fall Choral Concert
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 pm Pre Show Cabaret/7:00 pm Concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This concert will feature the Concert Choir, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Cypress Chorale and The A Cappella Group.  Each group will perform a wide variety of music.  There will also be a pre-show cabaret that will feature some of the departments finest performers showcasing their solo abilities.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Pre-Show Cabaret Audition Deadline

All members that are interested in performing in the pre-show cabaret must audition by the end of school today.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Monday, October 1st, 2012

ACDA National Honor Choir Audition Deadline

Any student that wishes to audition to earn a spot in one of the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir in Dallas, Texas, must have all application requirements completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this day.  Each singer must record an mp3 with a vocalise and one minute of an classical art song or aria.  This recording must be uploaded to the ACDA site by Mr. Stroh.

Participation in a National Honor Choir is not only a great honor, it will be an amazing experience.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

FVA All-State Test #1
Southwest Florida Christian Academy - 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
3750 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966
USA
239-936-8865

All students who wish to try out for the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir will participate in the first round of testing.  The first test is the Musicianship Test and the Sight Singing Test.  There are many resources on the FVA website.  Follow the links in the LINKS section of this site.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Whet Your Appetite
CLCA Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

This will be the first performance of the year for vocal department members.  Members of the vocal, theatre, dance, orchestra and band departments will present a variety of acts that will give audience members a preview of the upcoming year.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Whet Your Appetite Audition Deadline

All members of the vocal department interested in performing for the Whet Your Appetite concert must audition by the end of school today.  We are looking for a wide variety of acts to represent the vocal department.  Both solo and small group acts are highly encouraged.

Your audition must represent your exact performance.  You must have background music or the live musicians, dancers, etc that you wish to have in your act.  Please plan ahead and make sure we have our best talent on display for this opening concert.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

All-State Audition Registration Deadline

All students trying out for the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir must have their contracts turned in by today in order to be eligible to try out.  You must return both contracts by the end of school today.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

California Trip Parent Meeting
Auditorium - 6:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All parents are urged to attend this informational meeting concerning the California trip. 

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This is the weekly rehearsal time for The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

TAG Retreat
Location TBA - Noon - 8:00 p.m.
TBA

All members of The A Cappella Group will get together to rehearse, play, eat and have a good time during this retreat.  We will NOT attempt to sing on the beach at sunset this year!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Ragtime & World Goes Round Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50-4:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Ragtime or And The World Goes Round must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

TAG Rehearsal will begin in the Tuesday evening slot for the Fall.  Once the musical is over, TAG rehearsal will move to after school.  The day will be determined at a later date.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Ragtime & World Goes Round Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50-4:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Ragtime or And The World Goes Round must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Ragtime & World Goes Round Auditions
Black Box Theatre - 1:50-4:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in Ragtime or And The World Goes Round must audition during one of the three audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a musical, play, television show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Choir Bash 2012!
Center for the Arts Campus - 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

It is the annual start the year off vocal department party.  There will be fun, games & merriment as all members of the vocal department get together.  This is a required event for all members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2:00 - 4:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This will be the first rehearsal of the 2012-2013 version of The A Cappella Group

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50-3:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2012-2013 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The A Cappella Group Auditions
Choir Room - 1:50-3:00
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

The auditions for the 2012-2013 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Summer Audition - Center for the Arts
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts - 2:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Those students who wish to join the Vocal Department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts have the opportunity to audition.  Any students that missed the spring audition or are new to the area are invited to audition.  Applications are availalble at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts or by calling 481-2233 and requesting one.  Audition requirements are listed in the audition packet.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

TAG Recording Session
Music Building - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $50 per hour

Friday, May 11th, 2012

11th Annual Vocal Department Banquet
CLCA Art Gallery - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: $5.00/ Free for seniors

This is the annual end of the year vocal department celebration.  Enjoy delicious Italian food, memories, award and the slide show.  This event is for the whole family.  Seniors are free.  Everyone else is $5 to cover the cost of the food.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

FVA State Choral MPA
Palm Beach Atlantic University - TBA
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Cypress Chorale will be traveling to participate in the Florida Vocal Association State Music Performance Assesment.  The exact itinerary will be posted on this site as soon as it is available.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Spring Choral Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 6:30 Pre Show Cabaret/7:00 Concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The spring concert will feature Concert Choir, Intermezzo, Cypress Chorale and The A Cappella Group performing.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

TAG Spring Tour
Tampa & Orlando

The A Cappella Group will be meeting with other schools and sharing music on this tour.  A complete itinierary will be available in the DOCUMENTS section of this site as soon as it is finalized.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

TAG Performance at CLMS

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The A Cappella Group in Concert
CLHS Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00 advance/$8.00 door

Cypress Lake's award winning The A Cappella Group will be featured in this concert.  The group will sing a wide variety of songs.  The concert will also feature individual solo performances by members of the group.

This is a major fundraising concert and will include a silent auction.  Be prepared to bid on a wide selection of great items to help fund TAG's fifth studio album.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

TAG Performance
Buccaneer Estates - 6:30 pm
2210 North Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

The A Cappella Group will be performing at an event at Buccaneer Estates in North Fort Myers.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Center for the Arts Auditions
CLCA Choir Room - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Any student that wishes to be a part of the vocal music program at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts must audition.  Students will need to prepare two solos.  Complete audition requirements are detailed in the Audition Packets that are available at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Center for the Arts Auditions
CLCA Choir Room - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Any student that wishes to be a part of the vocal music program at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts must audition.  Students will need to prepare two solos.  Complete audition requirements are detailed in the Audition Packets that are available at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Charlotte High School - 3:00 - 5:00 pm
1250 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
USA
941-575-5450
Price: Free

Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will be participating in the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment at Charlotte High School.  The choirs will be evaluated by a panel of adjudicators on their stage performance and sight singing abilities.  Both choirs will perform in the 3:00-5:00 pm block.

The students will leave Cypress Lake by bus at 1:35 to travel to Charlotte High School.  All students will need to bring their concert attire to school on this day.  We will leave from Charlotte High School approximately 5:20 and return to Cypress Lake between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m.

We still need parents to ride along with us and serve as chaperones.  Please contact Mr. Stroh if you are able to help out. 

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Weekly TAG Rehearsal
CLCA Choir Room - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Berkeley Preparatory School
International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal - 7:00 pm
4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673
Price: $10.00

The A Cappella Group will be competing in the 2012 International Championship of High School A Cappella.  The winner of this competition will earn a trip to the Finals in New York City.  For more information about the ICHSA - click HERE.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 6:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

This cabaret is a showcase of talent in the Vocal Department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.  Members of the department will perform a wide variety of music to show off their individual talents.  The A Cappella Group will also perform their ICHSA competition set.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG rehearsal

Monday, January 30th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
Panther Showcase - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The A Cappella Group will perform for the Panther Showcase Open House.  This open house is for all students interested in attending Cypress Lake Center for the Arts for the 2012-2013 school year.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Additional TAG rehearsal to prepare for the competition.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG rehearsal

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This TAG rehearsal will be a preparation for the upcoming International Championship of High School A Cappella. 

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG rehearsal.

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Tampa Convention Center
Florida Music Educators Conference - All-State - Thursday through Saturday
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

Members of the 2012 All-State Choirs will be traveling to Tampa to participate in All-State.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Due to All-State this week, TAG rehearsal will be Tuesday this week only.

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Weekly TAG rehearsal - all members are expected to be in attendance.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Arts With A Heart - 6:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5 donation or 5 items of non-perishable food

The Cypress Lake Center for the Arts gives back to the community as we donate the proceeds of this concert to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House.  All departments of the Center for the Arts will be participating in this festive concert.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Ceremony of Carols and Holiday Dance Favorites - 6:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The women of the Vocal Department team up with the Dance Department as we present the Benjamin Britten classic A Ceremony of Carols.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Black Box Theatre
11th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Black Box Theatre
11th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This rehearsal is for all members of Cypress Chorale AND Intermezzo.  It is a mandatory rehearsal.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

CLCA Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This rehearsal is only for members of Cypress Chorale.  It is a mandatory rehearsal.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Bye Bye Birdie - 7:00 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00/$10.00/$5.00

Go back in time and swoon with all the girls over Conrad Birdie, pop idol.  This musical theatre classic will get the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts treatment as we celebrate a more simple time. 

Preferred seating is available for $20.  Your $20 will include a reserved seat for one of the best seats in the house, access to our special VIP lounge and free refreshments before the show and at intermission.

General Seating is $10

High School Students and younger are only $5

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Bye Bye Birdie - 7:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00/$10.00/$5.00

Go back in time and swoon with all the girls over Conrad Birdie, pop idol.  This musical theatre classic will get the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts treatment as we celebrate a more simple time. 

Preferred seating is available for $20.  Your $20 will include a reserved seat for one of the best seats in the house, access to our special VIP lounge and free refreshments before the show and at intermission.

General Seating is $10

High School Students and younger are only $5

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Bye Bye Birdie - 7:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00/$10.00/$5.00

Go back in time and swoon with all the girls over Conrad Birdie, pop idol.  This musical theatre classic will get the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts treatment as we celebrate a more simple time. 

Preferred seating is available for $20.  Your $20 will include a reserved seat for one of the best seats in the house, access to our special VIP lounge and free refreshments before the show and at intermission.

General Seating is $10

High School Students and younger are only $5

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Bye Bye Birdie - 7:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00/$10.00/$5.00

Go back in time and swoon with all the girls over Conrad Birdie, pop idol.  This musical theatre classic will get the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts treatment as we celebrate a more simple time. 

Preferred seating is available for $20.  Your $20 will include a reserved seat for one of the best seats in the house, access to our special VIP lounge and free refreshments before the show and at intermission.

General Seating is $10

High School Students and younger are only $5

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

FVA All-State Test #2 - 9:00 am
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
USA

This is the second round of the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir auditions.  Students will have to learn and perform all songs that will be performed by the 2012 All-State Mixed Choir.  Students will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on whether they know the music and also be given a Vocal Quality score.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Fall Choral Concert - 6:30 Pre-Show Cabaret, 7:00 Concert
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

Come and see the choirs of the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Vocal Department as they kick off the year with a bang.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will be performing.

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Sanibel Island
TAG Retreat! - 1:00 pm - Sundown
TBA
Sanibel, FL

All members of The A Cappella Group must attend this retreat.  An equal amount of rehearsing, eating and playing will fill the day.  Make sure you bring your bathing suit.  Those wanting to avoid the toll will meet at school to carpool over the causeway.  Many more details will be delivered to all members.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Evangelical Christian School
FVA All-State Test #1 - 4:30 pm
8237 Beacon Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
USA
239-936-3319

This is the first round of testing for those interested in trying out for the 2012 Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs.  This round of testing will include the music theory test and the sight singing test.  Those who pass both tests will move on to the second round of testing in October.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Whet Your Appetite - 6:30 pm
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

Get the year started right with this preview concert.  You will see a variety of acts from the vocal, dance and theatre departments as they showcase their departments and give you a taste of things to come during this school year of performances.

 

This is a mandatory event for all vocal department members.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

CLCA Choir Room
Choir Bash 2011! - 2:00 - 7:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

It is the annual start the year off vocal department party.  There will be fun, games & merriment as all members of the vocal department get together.  This is a required event for all members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo.

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in Bye Bye Birdie must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in Bye Bye Birdie must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in Bye Bye Birdie must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in Bye Bye Birdie must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  If you use a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

CLCA Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 - 3:25 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The auditions for the 2011-2012 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

CLCA Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 - 3:25 pm
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The auditions for the 2011-2012 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

CLCA Art Gallery
10th Annual Choir Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $6.00 for students and families/

Celebrate the year that was in the vocal department and enjoy delicious food.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

2011 High School Musical Awards - 7:30 p.m.
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4849
Price: $5.00

The 4th Annual High School Musical Awards will be held at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The final concert of the year for all of the choirs.  Cpress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group give theirfinal performances of the year.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/ $5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Student

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 P.M.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 P.M.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Student

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Black Box Theatre
25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - 7:30 P.M.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10 Adults/$5 Students

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

New York City Choir Trip

The Vocal Department trip to New York City will take place from April 28-May 1, 2011.  Please see the DOCUMENTS section of this website for more details.

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

New York City Choir Trip

The Vocal Department trip to New York City will take place from April 28-May 1, 2011.  Please see the DOCUMENTS section of this website for more details.

Friday, April 29th, 2011

New York City Choir Trip

The Vocal Department trip to New York City will take place from April 28-May 1, 2011.  Please see the DOCUMENTS section of this website for more details.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

New York City Choir Trip

The Vocal Department trip to New York City will take place from April 28-May 1, 2011.  Please see the DOCUMENTS section of this website for more details.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

CLCA Choir Room
Center for the Arts Auditions - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

Any students wishing to be a part of the Vocal Music Department at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts has the opportunity to audition for the 2011-2012 school year during these auditions.  The audition requirements and registration forms will be available beginning December, 2010.

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Chicago
ACDA National Conference

The American Choral Director's Association National Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  Any members selected for the National Honor Choirs will participate in this event.  For more information, please visit www.acda.org for more information.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Chicago
ACDA National Conference

The American Choral Director's Association National Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  Any members selected for the National Honor Choirs will participate in this event.  For more information, please visit www.acda.org for more information.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Chicago
ACDA National Conference

The American Choral Director's Association National Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  Any members selected for the National Honor Choirs will participate in this event.  For more information, please visit www.acda.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Chicago
ACDA National Conference

The American Choral Director's Association National Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  Any members selected for the National Honor Choirs will participate in this event.  For more information, please visit www.acda.org for more information.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Nine - The Musical - 7:30 p.m.
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4849
Price: $20 preferred/$15 reserved

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will present the musical Nine at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall in a fundraising performance for their presentation in Morsani Hall at the Florida State Thespian Festival.

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
Cypress Lake Choirs in Concert - 3:00 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Goodwill Offering

The Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Vocal Department will be showcased in this concert.  Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir and The A Cappella Group will all perform.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Vocal and Theatre Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $7.00

See members of the vocal department and theatre departments showcasing their individual talents in this cabaret.  All tickets include a free ice cream novelty.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

2011 Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment - TBA
1250 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
USA
941-575-5450

This Florida Vocal Association event is the District Music Performance Assessment.  Choirs are evaluated on a statewide standard.  Choirs will perform two pieces on stage and then move to a room to perform sight reading exercises.  All performances are open and free to the public.

 

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are required to participate in this event that is worth two performance grades.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The vocal department Cabaret provides the opportunity for members of the vocal department to show off their skills in the music they love best.  Students will perform a wide variety of music, ranging from Opera to Rock and Roll.

 

All vocal department members are required to attend this cabaret.

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Tampa Convention Center
Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Tampa Convention Center
Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Tampa Convention Center
Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5369
USA
813-274-8511

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Arts With a Heart - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00 or 5 food items

This third annual charity concert will feature the theatre, dance, vocal, orchestra, band and visual arts departments presenting a wide variety of both holiday and more standard works.  All proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House of SW Florida.

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Black Box Theatre
10th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradtition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Black Box Theatre
10th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradtition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This Madrigal Dinner rehearsal is required for all members of Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This Madrigal Dinner rehearsal is for all members of Cypress Chorale.  Members of Intermezzo are not called for this rehearsal.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
NINE - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00 VIP/$10.00 Adlt/$5.00 Stu

 

Winner!  1982 Tony Award for Best Musical

Winner!  2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

 

Based on Fellini’s classic film 8 ½ , this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life-which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
NINE - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00 VIP/$10.00 Adlt/$5.00 Stu

 

Winner!  1982 Tony Award for Best Musical

Winner!  2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

 

Based on Fellini’s classic film 8 ½ , this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life-which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
NINE - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00 VIP/$10.00 Adlt/$5.00 Stu

 

Winner!  1982 Tony Award for Best Musical

Winner!  2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

 

Based on Fellini’s classic film 8 ½ , this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life-which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
NINE - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00 VIP/$10.00 Adlt/$5.00 Stu

 

Winner!  1982 Tony Award for Best Musical

Winner!  2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

 

Based on Fellini’s classic film 8 ½ , this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life-which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

North Port High School
FVA All-State Choir Auditions - Round 2 - 4:30 p.m.
6400 West Price Boulevard
North Port, FL 34291
USA
941-423-8558

Round 2 of the FVA All-State Audition Process consists of the Vocal Quality test and Music Knowledge Check.  All students that have qualified for round two must learn all of the Senior High music and perform it at this audition.  Students must demonstrate knowledge of all songs in order to pass the Music Knowledge portion.  Students are also evaluated on their vocal quality and given a numerical score.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Fall Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The first choral concert of the year will feature Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group.  A wide variety of music will be performed from Baroque to Contemporary Pop and everything in between.  The Cypress choirs perform to the highest standards and this should be a concert not to be missed.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Solo & Ensemble Registration Deadline

Any student wish to participate in FVA Solo & Ensemble must turn in their registration form by today.  The form is located in the Vocal Department Handbook.  Anyone not turning in the form by today's deadline will not be registered for the event.

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Southwest Florida Christian Academy
FVA All-State Choir Auditions - Round 1 - 8:45 a.m.
3750 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966
USA
239-936-8865

Vocal students wishing to earn a spot in the 2011 Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir must participate in the first round of the All-State audition process.  The round will include a theory test and a sight singing test.  You must pass both tests in order to move on to round two. 

There is a great deal of material on the Florida Vocal Association website to help students prepare for these tests.  The website is www.fva.net  Look in the ALLSTATE section for past tests, vocabulary and past sight singing exercises.  You should also make use of www.musictheory.net to practice intervals, chords and key signatures.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Whet Your Appetite! - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The first concert of the year for the Center for the Arts showcases the talents of the vocal, dance, theatre, strings and band departments.  The concert will serve as a preview of things to come for the upcoming school year.  This is one of your few opportunities to see students from all departments on the same stage.

Monday, September 27th, 2010

ACDA Honor Choir Submission Deadline

Students auditioning for the National Honor Choirs at the American Choral Director's Association National Conference in Chicago, IL in March must have their audition recordings completed by today.  All auditions must be recorded in either GarageBand on a Mac or Audacity on a PC and submitted online.  These audition recordings will be submitted by Mr. Stroh on this day.

Friday, September 17th, 2010

All-State Contract Deadline

All students who wish to audition for the 2011 All-State Choirs must turn in the All-State Participation Contracts by this day.  There are no exception!!!!  No contract, no audition!!!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
Cheesecake & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The annual Center for the Arts Cheesecake and Cookie Dough Fundraiser kicks off today.  Delicious treats and samples for all.  Lots of cash prizes and one of our most important fundraisers of the year.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in either NINE or Spelling Bee must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  You you have a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.  There are monologue sites on the www.cypresslaketheatre.com website in the LINKS section.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Theatre majors may not omit the monologue and vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in either NINE or Spelling Bee must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  You you have a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.  There are monologue sites on the www.cypresslaketheatre.com website in the LINKS section.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Theatre majors may not omit the monologue and vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Lee County Tourism & Convention Awards Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
17260 Harbour Point Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-466-4000

The A Cappella Group will perform as part of the opening ceremonies at this awards breakfast.  Members that drive should be there by 7:30 a.m.  Members needing a ride should meet in the choir room at 7:15 a.m.  All members should only miss the 1st block of the day.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in either NINE or Spelling Bee must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  You you have a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.  There are monologue sites on the www.cypresslaketheatre.com website in the LINKS section.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Theatre majors may not omit the monologue and vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

All students wishing to be cast in either NINE or Spelling Bee must audition during one of the four audition days.  Sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box call board.  Once a day is full, there will be no more auditions on that day.  If you need a specific day, sign up early.

 

Audition Requirements

1.  You must perform a song from a musical.  The song should be no longer than one minute.  You will be asked to stop if you go over time.  You must provide your own accompaniment.  Your accompaniment may be a CD, iPod or a live pianist.  You you have a CD or iPod, your track must not have any singers on it.  Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive.

2.  You must perform a monologue.  The monologue should be 1 minute or less.  It may come from a play, tv show or movie.  The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well.  Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking.  There are monologue sites on the www.cypresslaketheatre.com website in the LINKS section.

3.  You must participate in a dance call.  You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it.  You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three.

 

Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition.  Any student that is a very strong dancer or very strong actor but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition.  Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles.  Theatre majors may not omit the monologue and vocal majors are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The auditions for the 2010-2011 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo - don't just stand and sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has every selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The auditions for the 2010-2011 The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room.  Any student that wishes to be a member must audition.

Audition Requirements:

1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less.  This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature.  The song should show off your voice in both style and range.  If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low.  You must also PERFORM the solo.  Don't just sing it.  You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance.

2.  Perform your part with three other singers.  You must learn a piece of music that will be available on this site the week before school starts and hard copies will be available on the first day of school.  You will learn your part and sing it together with three other people with only one person on each part.  This is the most important part of the audition.  Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part.  Devote most of your time to this part of the audition.  Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing.  No student has every selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part.

All parts of the audition will be recorded.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Seven Lakes Community Auditorium
The A Cappella Group in Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00

The Seven Lakes community has invited to hold a fundraising concert in their auditorium.  All of the funds will be used to fund the upcoming recording of our third studio album.  In addition to the group, there will be several members performing cabaret acts.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

CLCA Art Gallery
9th Annual Choir Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Free for Seniors/$8.00 for every

This is the end of the year celebration for the Vocal Department.  Come and enjoy great food, celebrate te year that was, send off the seniors and enjoy the end of the year slide show.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Senior Tribute - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: Free

This Center for the Arts graduation ceremony will feature performances and presentations from all of the departments within the Center and all class of 2010 Center students will receive theri honor cords at this ceremony.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The final concert of the year for all of the choirs.  Cpress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group give theri final performances of the year.

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

St. Andrews School
FVA State Music Performance Assessment - 6:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Price: Free

Please see the itinerary on the Document section.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Sweet Charity - 7:45 p.m.
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
813.222.1001
Price: Not Available to the Public

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts is proud to present Sweet Charity at the Florida State Thespian Conference.  This presentation of Sweet Charity is open only to ticketed conference attendees.  The show is sold out and will play to over 2,600 people attending the conference.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Sweet Charity - 7:30 p.m.
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4849
Price: $20 premium seats/$15 reserved s

This special revival of Sweet Charity will play for one night only at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall as a special fundraising performance.  Sweet Charity was chosed as one of three musicals to perform at the Florida State Thespian Conference in Tampa.  The show will play at Morsani Hall in the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center before 2,600 conference attendees.  The Tampa show is not open to the public, so this special Barbara B. Mann PAH performance is your only opportunity to see the show again, or experience it for the first time.  All tickets are reserved and available through the Barbara B. Mann Box Office.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
Center for the Arts Vocal Department Auditions - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The annual auditions for students wishing to be a part of the 2010-2011 Cypress Lake Center for the Arts family.  Audition packets and requirements will be available in December 2009.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

CLCA Choir Room
Center for the Arts Vocal Department Auditions - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

The annual auditions for students wishing to be a part of the 2010-2011 Cypress Lake Center for the Arts family.  Audition packets and requirements will be available in December 2009.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Black Box Theatre
The FCAT is Over Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

This event is in conjunction with the theatre department and will celebrate the end of the FCAT exams with a wide variety of songs, scenes, sketches and something special from Mr. Loete and Mr. Stroh

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Naples High School
2010 Florida Vocal Association District Choral MPA - TBA
1100 Golden Eagle Circle
Naples, FL 34102
239-377-2200
Price: Free

This Florida Vocal Association event is the District Music Performance Assessment.  Choirs are evaluated on a statewide standard.  Choirs will perform two pieces on stage and then move to a room to perform sight reading exercises.  All performances are open and free to the public.

 

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are required to participate in this event that is worth two performance grades.

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Barron Collier High School
Florida Vocal Association Solo & Ensemble MPA - TBA
5600 Cougar Lane
Naples, FL 34109
239-377-1200

This Florida Vocal Association event allows students to perform solos and or ensembles and be evaluated by qualified adjudicators.  Students will also receive a mini clinic form the adjudicator.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Pre-MPA Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: Free

The choirs of the Cupress Lake Center for the Arts Vocal Department, along with other aread choirs will perform in this event designed to help prepare all of the choirs for te Florica Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment.  This is a free concert.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The vocal department Cabaret provides the opportunity for members of the vocal department to show off their skills in the music they love best.  Students will perform a wide variety of music, ranging from Opera to Rock and Roll.

 

A vocal department members are required to attend this cabaret.

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts
Panther Showcase - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Price: Free

The A Cappella Group will perform in the lobby of the auditorium from 5:15 to 5:30 p.m.  They will also perform in the choir room at 6:00 p.m.  This is the open house for all 8th grade students that are interested in attending Cypress Lake Center for the Arts.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
888-268-1616

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
888-268-1616

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Florida Music Educator's Conference and All-State
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
888-268-1616

All members selected to the FVA All-State Choirs will be in Tampa, Florida participating in the rehearsals and concerts for the All-State Chorus

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
2nd Annual Arts with a Heart Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00 or 5 items of food

This second annual charity concert will feature the theatre, dance, vocal, orchestra, band and visual arts departments presenting a wide variety of both holiday and more standard works.  All proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House of SW Florida.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Nutcracker Sweet! - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00

The female members of the vocal department will once again team up with the dance department to present the Holiday classic Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols.  The piece, originally written for boy's choir, will feature all of the female members of the vocal department, members of the dance department and Elizabeth Lilly, principal harpist with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.  The concert will also feature many dance classics from The Nutcracker and more.  All of this combined with Holiday snacks and sweets will make this a wonderful evening of holiday cheer.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Holiday Luncheon for Share Club of Lee Memorial Hospital - 11:30 a.m.
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-278-4422

The A Cappella Group will be providing entertainment for this luncheon.

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
Christmas Concert - 4:00 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: Goodwill Offering

Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will be appearing as guest choirs in a performance at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church.  The church will be taking a goodwill offering with all of the donations going to our vocal department. 

 

All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo will be required to attend.

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Black Box Theatre
9th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradtition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Black Box Theatre
9th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $20.00

Go back in time as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Delicious food, authentic costumes and English Madrigal music will all weave together to make this a holiday tradtition for you and your family.  This event regularly sells out, so order your tickets early.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This madrigal rehearsal is for members of both Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo.  It is mandatory for all members

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

CLCA Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233

This rehearsal is for all members of Cypress Chorale.  It is a mandatory rehearsal.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Sweet Charity - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 at the door/$8.00 pre-sal

Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Sweet Charity tells the story of an optimistic young woman, Charity, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she's had it tattooed to her arm!  As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped be the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.  But Charity is too trusting and soon finds herself involved with an Italian movie star.  The actor, however, is no better than the other men Charity has dated, and once again she finds herself jilted and alone. The next night, however, as fate would have it, she finds herself trapped in an elevator with a claustrophobic tax accountant who soon sweeps Charity off her feet.  Soon it becomes clear that this man is different -- that he actually wants to marry her -- but will he still feel the same way when he finds out that Charity works at the FanDango as a dance hall hostess?  With a great score that includes Big Spender, If They Could See Me Now and Rhythm of Life, this musical will delight all audiences.

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Sweet Charity - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 at the door/$8.00 pre-sal

Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Sweet Charity tells the story of an optimistic young woman, Charity, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she's had it tattooed to her arm!  As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped be the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.  But Charity is too trusting and soon finds herself involved with an Italian movie star.  The actor, however, is no better than the other men Charity has dated, and once again she finds herself jilted and alone. The next night, however, as fate would have it, she finds herself trapped in an elevator with a claustrophobic tax accountant who soon sweeps Charity off her feet.  Soon it becomes clear that this man is different -- that he actually wants to marry her -- but will he still feel the same way when he finds out that Charity works at the FanDango as a dance hall hostess?  With a great score that includes Big Spender, If They Could See Me Now and Rhythm of Life, this musical will delight all audiences.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Sweet Charity - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 at the door/$8.00 pre-sal

Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Sweet Charity tells the story of an optimistic young woman, Charity, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she's had it tattooed to her arm!  As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped be the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.  But Charity is too trusting and soon finds herself involved with an Italian movie star.  The actor, however, is no better than the other men Charity has dated, and once again she finds herself jilted and alone. The next night, however, as fate would have it, she finds herself trapped in an elevator with a claustrophobic tax accountant who soon sweeps Charity off her feet.  Soon it becomes clear that this man is different -- that he actually wants to marry her -- but will he still feel the same way when he finds out that Charity works at the FanDango as a dance hall hostess?  With a great score that includes Big Spender, If They Could See Me Now and Rhythm of Life, this musical will delight all audiences.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Sweet Charity - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00 at the door/$8.00 pre-sal

Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Sweet Charity tells the story of an optimistic young woman, Charity, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she's had it tattooed to her arm!  As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped be the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.  But Charity is too trusting and soon finds herself involved with an Italian movie star.  The actor, however, is no better than the other men Charity has dated, and once again she finds herself jilted and alone. The next night, however, as fate would have it, she finds herself trapped in an elevator with a claustrophobic tax accountant who soon sweeps Charity off her feet.  Soon it becomes clear that this man is different -- that he actually wants to marry her -- but will he still feel the same way when he finds out that Charity works at the FanDango as a dance hall hostess?  With a great score that includes Big Spender, If They Could See Me Now and Rhythm of Life, this musical will delight all audiences.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Fort Myers High School
2009 Lee County All-County Choir Concert - 10:00 a.m.
2635 Cortez Boulevard
Fort Myers 33901
Price: Free
The performance conert for the All-County Choir will taek place in the Fort Myers High School Auditorium. The concert is free to the public. All All-County members will need to report at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2635 Cortez Boulevard
Fort Myers 33901
All member of the All-County Choir will report directly to Fort Myers High School at 9:00 a.m. for this rehearsal. Students must bring their own lunch, it will not be provided or available to purchase at Fort Myers High.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2635 Cortez Boulevard
Fort Myers 33901
This rehearsal will be the first rehearsal with the clinician for the choir.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2635 Cortez Boulevard
Fort Myers 33901
The first rehearsal of the 2009-2010 Lee County All-County Choir. This rehearsal will mostly consist of sectionals to make sure everyone is secure on their parts.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Cape Coral Yacht Club
Cape Chorale Fall Cabaret - 2:00 p.m.
5819 Driftwood Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33904
239-573-7110
Price: $15.00

The A Cappella Group will appear as guest artists at this show. 

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Diplomat Middle School
FVA All-State Choir Auditions - Round 2 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1039 NE 16th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Round two auditions are for those students who passed both tests in round one and consists of the knowledge of music and vocal quality tests. Students must prepare the all-state music and sing it with two other students that sing their same vocal part. Students are judged on their knowledge of the music and also given a vocal quality score. This score is then added to the theory score and sight singing scores. The highest scoring students from our district will then earn spots in the All-State Choir. For more details about the audition, see the Choir Handbook.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Fall Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00
This concert will showcase the choirs all of the choirs at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts and will also feature a guest choir from Germany. Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will all be performing.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Barron Collier High School
FVA All-State Choir Auditions - Round 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5600 Cougar Lane
Naples, FL 34109
239-377-1200
The first round of the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choir procedure includes the written music theory test and the sight singing test. Students must pass both tests in order to continue to round 2. Study materials are available on www.fva.net

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Cypress Lake High School Auditorium
Whet Your Appetite - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00
The first concert of the year at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts will feature members of the vocal, theatre and dance departments showcasing their talents and giving the audience a preview of what is to come during this school year. This is a great opportunity to see the amazing talent in the other departments.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

CLCA Art Gallery
Choir Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free for members/$10 for guests
This is the end of the year celebration. Come and enjoy great food, celebrate the year that was, send off the seniors and enjoy the end of the year slide show.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

CLHS Auditorium
Senior Tribute - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
This Center for the Arts graduation ceremony will feature performances and presentations from all of the departments within the Center and all class of 2009 Center students will receive their honor cords at this ceremony.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

CLHS Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
The final concert of the year for all of the choirs at Cypress Lake. Here the Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and A Cappella Group give their final performances.

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Colorado Trip Return

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Colorado Trip Departure

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Lincoln Center - New York City
ICHSA Finals - 7:00 p.m.
ICHSA & ICCA International Finals. The A Cappella Group will once again try to make it to the final four in New York City.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

CLHS Auditorium
ICHSA South Semi-Final - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
United States
239-481-2233
Price: $10/$5
The finest high school a cappella groups from the South compete for a spot in the ICHSA Finals in New York City. A special guest college group will also perform

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Sarasota High School
FVA Solo & Ensemble MPA - TBA
Price: FREE
This Florida Vocal Association events allows students to perform solos and or ensembles and be evaluated by qualified adjudicators. Students will also receive a mini clinic from the adjudicator.

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Black Box Theatre
The FCAT is Over Cabaret - 7:00
Price: $5.00
This is new event in conjunction with the theatre department will celebrate the end of the FCAT exams with a wide variety of songs, scenes, sketches and something special from Mr. Loete and Mr. Stroh.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

TBA
2009 Florida Vocal Association District Choral MPA - TBA
Price: FREE
This Florida Vocal Association event is the District Music Performance Assessment. Choirs are evaluated on a statewide standard. All performances are open and free to the public. All members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are required to participate in this event that is worth two performance grades.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

CLHS Auditorium
Pre-MPA Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
The choirs of the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Vocal Department, along with other area choirs will perform in this event designed to help prepare all of the choirs for the Florida Vocal Association District MPA.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

CLHS Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
This Cabaret will feature members of the Vocal Department performing a wide variety of music. All vocal department members are required to attend this cabaret.

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Tampa, Florida
2009 FMEA All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Tampa, Florida
2009 FMEA All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Tampa, Florida
2009 FMEA All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Cypress Cares Charity Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts is giving back to the community with this holiday concert that will benefit a local charity. The vocal, band, orchestra, theatre and dance departments will all showcase their best talent in this holiday extravaganza.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
8th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $20.00
Go back in time to 16th century England as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a Festive English Banquet Hall in the year 1580. Delicious food, authentic costumes and wonderful madrigal music will make this a holiday event that will become a holiday tradition. This event has been sold out for the last four years, so get your tickets early. All seats are reserved.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
8th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $20.00
Go back in time to 16th century England as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a Festive English Banquet Hall in the year 1580. Delicious food, authentic costumes and wonderful madrigal music will make this a holiday event that will become a holiday tradition. This event has been sold out for the last four years, so get your tickets early. All seats are reserved.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This rehearsal is mandatory for all members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This is a mandatory Madrigal Dinner rehearsal for Cypress Chorale.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
The Producers - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $8.00
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts proudly presents the blockbuster musical The Producers.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
The Producers - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8.00
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts proudly presents the blockbuster musical The Producers.

Friday, November 21st, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
The Producers - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8.00
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts proudly presents the blockbuster musical The Producers.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
The Producers - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8.00
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts proudly presents the blockbuster musical The Producers.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Lee County Courthouse
County Commissioners Inauguration Ceremony - 8:30 A.M.
2120 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL
Price: Free
The A Cappella Group will perform for the inauguration ceremony of the Lee County Commissioners in the Commission Chambers.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Germain Arena
2:00 p.m.
Price: Food Drive and Donations
The A Cappella Group will join The Cape Chorale, the Spirit of the Gulf Chorus, FGCU Chorus, and many other local singing groups for a charity benefit for local food banks.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Fort Myers High School
2008-09 All-County Choir Concert - 10:00 a.m.
2008-09 All County Choir Concert

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Fort Myers High School
All County Choir Rehearsal - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All day rehearsal of the All County Choir. All County members will not report to school, but instead report to Fort Myers High School at 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Fort Myers High School
All County Choir Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This will be the first rehearsal with the All County Choir Clinician.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Fort Myers High School
All County Choir Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The is the first rehearsal of the All County Choir

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Cape Coral Yacht Club
Cape Chorale Fall Show - 3:00 p.m.
Cape Coral, FL
The A Cappella Group will be a special guest artist for the Cape Coral Chorale Barbershop Concert.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Diplomat Middle School
FVA All-State Test #2 - 8:30 a.m.
1039 NE 16th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL
This is the final qualifying audition for the All-State Choir. Students who have passed the first two tests will learn the All-State Music and perform it at this audition. All-State tickets will be announced at this audition.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Fall Choral Extravaganza - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
The annual fall choral concert featuring Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group. Musical works will range from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. We also welcome special guest choir - Three Oaks Middle School Chamber Choir

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Barron Collier High School
FVA All-State Test #1 - 8:30 a.m.
5600 Cougar Drive
Naples, FL 34109
USA
This is the first round of qualifying for the 2009 Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs. This is an distinct honor and all members should strive to achieve All-State status. This round will feature the Theory Test and Sight Reading Test. Members must pass both tests to continue on the qualifying path to All-State. All-State takes place in Tampa during the second week of January.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Wet Your Appetite! - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
This new event for the 2008-2009 season will feature acts from the Vocal Department, Theatre Department and Dance Department at Cypress Lake. Each department will feature solo and group acts that will showcase their talent and give a preview of what is to come during the year. We hope you will come and check out this very exciting collaboration between the three departments.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

North Fort Myers High School
All County Choir Auditions - 4:00 p.m.
This is the audition for the 2008-09 Lee County All County Choir. Students will sing My Country Tis of Thee and then do a sight reading exercise.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Auditions for the musical. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Auditions for the musical. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Auditions for the musical. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Auditions for the musical. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Pelican Preserve Clubhouse
Back to School Bash - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
This is a REQUIRED event for all members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo. This back to school bash will be a new tradition for the vocal department. Members will participate in the choir olympics, karaoke, guitar hero on the big screen, ping pong, and other activities. All members will have the opportunity to get to know the new members and meet some old members they didn't know before. Food and drinks will also be provided. This is a REQUIRED event and ALL members of Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo MUST be attendance.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Choir Room
T.A.G. Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
These are the auditions for T.A.G. - The A Cappella Group. Interested students must sing an a cappella solo not longer than one minute. The style should be pop, rock, alternative, etc. Classical or musical theatre songs are not appropriate for this audition. All interested students must also sing a 4 part audition piece that will be provided on the first day of school. Students will sing with 3 other students, 1 on a part.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Choir Room
T.A.G. Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
These are the auditions for T.A.G. - The A Cappella Group. Interested students must sing an a cappella solo not longer than one minute. The style should be pop, rock, alternative, etc. Classical or musical theatre songs are not appropriate for this audition. All interested students must also sing a 4 part audition piece that will be provided on the first day of school. Students will sing with 3 other students, 1 on a part.

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Choir Room
Center for the Arts Summer Audition - 9:00
This is the final opportunity to audition for the Center for the Arts for the 2008-2009 school year. Please contact school choice before calling the school to set up the audition.

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Germain Arena
2008 Graduation - 7:00 p.m.
All members of Intermezzo and Cypress Chorale sing the National Anthem during the graduation ceremony.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Art Gallery
Choir Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $10.00
Celebrate the year that was in the Vocal Department at our end of the year banquet. Great food, fond memories, senior wills and a touching slide show make this a highlight of the year.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Senior Tribute - 7:00 p.m.
This Center for the Arts graduation ceremony honors and showcases the graduating seniors from all departments of the Center for the Arts. Honor cords will be bestowed on graduates at this ceremony.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Three Oaks Middle School
T.A.G. in Concert - 1:00 p.m.
Price: Free
The A Cappella Group will perform for the music department at Three Oaks Middle School.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
See all of the performing choirs at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in concert for this end of the year spectacular.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

South Florida Community College
FVA State Choral MPA - 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Choir Room
Intermezzo Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Choir Room
Intermezzo Rehearsal - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Choir Room
FGCU Chamber Singers - 6th Period
The Chamber Singers from Florida Gulf Coast University will perform for the Cypress Chorale in the choir room during our 6th period class.

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Music Building
Picture Proof Day - 2:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Come and view the proof of your choir photos. Parents must be there in order for the pictures to be shown.

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Sarasota High School
2008 FVA Solo & Ensemble MPA - 2:00 - 10:00 p.m.
2008 FVA Solo & Ensemble MPA. This optional event gives students the chance to prepare solos or ensembles and be evaluated on a state standard.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Palm Harbor University High School
International Championship of High School A Cappella South Division Semifinal - 7:00 p.m.
1900 Omaha Street
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Price: $10.00
International Championship of High School A Cappella South Division Semi-Final. The A Cappella Group will attempt to defend their title from 2007 and earn a return trip to Lincoln Center in New York City for the National Finals.

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
T.A.G. Rehearsal

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

North Fort Myers High School
2008 District Choral MPA
The choirs will perform in the annual FVA District Music Performance Assessment. This is a mandatory performance that is worth two performance grades. All members need to be dressed and ready to go by 6:30 p.m. at North Fort Myers High School. Intermezzo is scheduled to perform at 7:45 and Cypress Chorale is scheduled to perform to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Choir Room
2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Mr. Stroh's House
TAG Cook-out - 10:00-1:00
The A Cappella Group will hold a cook-out/rehearsal gathering at Mr. Stroh's house

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

CLHS Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
The second Cabaret of the year will feature members of the Vocal Department performing a wide variety of music.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Choir Room
Panther Showcase Performance - 6:30 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will perform for the Panther Showcase open house in the choir room.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

CLCA Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T.A.G. After School Rehearsal

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Tampa, Florida
2008 All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Tampa, Florida
2008 All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Tampa, Florida
2008 All-State
2008 Florida Music Educators Association Clinic and All-State. All All-State choir members will participation in their choir in downtown Tampa with the culminating performance in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
The women of the vocal department in conjunction with the dance department present Benjamin Britten's Holiday classic like you have never seen before. The piece has been choreographed by Mrs. Gair and the dancers accompany the choir and the harp. This will be a true holiday treat.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Choir Room
Ceremony of Carols Rehearsal - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Mandatory Rehearsal for all girls in Intermezzo & Cypress Chorale

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Lexington Country Club
Holiday Party - 2:00 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will perform for Dr. Campbell's holiday party. The performance will be at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Choir Room
Ceremony of Carols Rehearsal - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Mandatory Rehearsal for all girls in Intermezzo & Cypress Chorale

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Colonial Country Club
Holiday Luncheon - 12:30 pm
The A Cappella Group performs for the Alpha Chi Omega Soriety Christmas meeting. The group will perform at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
7th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $20.00
Go back in time to 16th century England as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a Festive English Banquet Hall in the year 1580. Delicious food, authentic costumes and wonderful madrigal music will make this a holiday event that will become a holiday tradition. This event has been sold out for the last three years, so get your tickets early. All seats are reserved.

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
7th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $20.00
Go back in time to 16th century England as we transform the Black Box Theatre into a Festive English Banquet Hall in the year 1580. Delicious food, authentic costumes and wonderful madrigal music will make this a holiday event that will become a holiday tradition. This event has been sold out for the last three years, so get your tickets early. All seats are reserved.

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This rehearsal for the Madrigal Dinner will take place in the Black Box. Staging and running through the show will be the focus of the rehearsal. All members for Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo are required to attend and the rehearsal is worth a 90 point participation grade.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Hyatt Regency Waterfront - Tampa, FL
FSBA Conference - Tampa Florida - 12:30 pm
The A Cappella Group will perform at the Florida School Board Association Conference in Tampa The group will depart by bus from Cypress Lake High School at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. We should return to school approximately 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for all members of Cypress Chorale for the Madrigal Dinner. This is a mandatory rehearsal and will be worth a 70 point participation grade. This rehearsal will focus on the music for the Madrigal Dinner.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Shell Pointe Village
Shell Pointe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - 5:00 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will be performing for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Shell Pointe Village

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Choir Room
TAG Rehearsal - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Weekly A Cappella Group Rehearsal

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
All Shook Up - The Musical - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $8.00
The annual fall musical is All Shook Up by Joe Di Pietro A rock 'n roll roustabout rumbles into town on his motorcycle. His charismatic personality, velvety voice and swiveling hips instantly become instruments of change, turning a drab, uptight community into a rockin' place where love sparks and grows. Add a thread of mistaken identity in the manner of a Shakespearean comedy (think "As You Like It" or "Twelfth Night") and you've got ALL SHOOK UP! featuring two dozen popular Elvis Presley songs, including a honky-tonk version of "That's All Right" as well as beautiful renditions of "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Fools Fall in Love" by the entire company.

Friday, November 16th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
All Shook Up - The Musical - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $8.00
The annual fall musical is All Shook Up by Joe Di Pietro A rock 'n roll roustabout rumbles into town on his motorcycle. His charismatic personality, velvety voice and swiveling hips instantly become instruments of change, turning a drab, uptight community into a rockin' place where love sparks and grows. Add a thread of mistaken identity in the manner of a Shakespearean comedy (think "As You Like It" or "Twelfth Night") and you've got ALL SHOOK UP! featuring two dozen popular Elvis Presley songs, including a honky-tonk version of "That's All Right" as well as beautiful renditions of "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Fools Fall in Love" by the entire company.

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
All Shook Up - The Musical - 7:30 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $8.00
The annual fall musical is All Shook Up by Joe Di Pietro A rock 'n roll roustabout rumbles into town on his motorcycle. His charismatic personality, velvety voice and swiveling hips instantly become instruments of change, turning a drab, uptight community into a rockin' place where love sparks and grows. Add a thread of mistaken identity in the manner of a Shakespearean comedy (think "As You Like It" or "Twelfth Night") and you've got ALL SHOOK UP! featuring two dozen popular Elvis Presley songs, including a honky-tonk version of "That's All Right" as well as beautiful renditions of "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Fools Fall in Love" by the entire company.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Sarasota Riverview High School
2008 FVA All-State Vocal Quality Test - 8:30 a.m.
This is the final qualifying audition for the All-State Choir. Students who have passed the first two tests will learn the All-State Music and perform it at this audition. All-State tickets will be announced at this audition.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Fall Choral Extravaganza - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00
The annual fall choral concert featuring Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group. Musical works will range from the Renaissance to the 20th Century.

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Diplomat Middle School
2008 FVA All-State Musianship and Sight-Reading Qualifying Tests - 8:30 a.m.
1039 NE 16th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33909
This is the first round of qualifying for the 2008 Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs. This is an distinct honor and all members should strive to achieve All-State status. This round will feature the Theory Test and Sight Reading Test. Members must pass both tests to continue on the qualifying path to All-State. All-State takes place in Tampa during the second week of January.

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Price: $5.00
The first Cabaret of the year featuring members of the vocal department. All styles of music can usually be heard at the Cabaret. Vocal Department members must have auditioned their song by Wednesday, September 26 in order to be able to perform in this Cabaret. This will be the first performance of the year for this year's The A Cappella Group. All Vocal Department Members are required to attend this concert.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - 11:30 a.m.
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-278-4422
Price: $19.00
The annual Vocal Department and Theatre Department trip to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Your tickets includes the full buffet and dessert bar as well as the show "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" Transportation will not be provided. The show will end approximately 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - Cancelled
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Friday, September 14th, 2007

CLCA Music Building
TAG Workshop - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
The A Cappella Group will take advantage of this Hurricane Make-up Day to rehearse all day.

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Coconut Point Hyatt Regency
TAG Performance - 4:45 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will be performing at the Hyatt Regency for a group hosted by school board member Mrs. Dozier. The group will rehearse right after school and then carpool to the event.

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekly TAG Rehearsal

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Center for the Arts Campus
Choir Camp 2007 - 2:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Choir Camp 2007 - All members of the vocal department are required to attend this event!!!!!! This event will be a combination of rehearsals, Choir Olympics, food, fun, dancing and bonding. The bubble wrap dance floor may make a return!! Mark your calendars for this fun event.

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The first rehearsal of the year for The A Cappella Group

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
All Shook Up Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Auditions for the musical All Shook Up. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
All Shook Up Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Auditions for the musical All Shook Up. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
All Shook Up Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Auditions for the musical All Shook Up. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Black Box Theatre
All Shook Up Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Auditions for the musical All Shook Up. The musical will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students wishing to audition must sign up for an audition day on the Black Box Call Board. Students should have a 1 minute or less song from a musical, (You must provide an accompaniment CD or a live accompanist) and bring clothes to dance in. Students wishing to be considered for a leading role must also perform a monologue 30 seconds or less.

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
These are the auditions for T.A.G. - The A Cappella Group. Interested students must sing an a cappella solo not longer than one minute. The style should be pop, rock, alternative, etc. Classical or musical theatre songs are not appropriate for this audition. All interested students must also sing a 4 part audition piece that will be provided on the first day of school. Students will sing with 3 other students, 1 on a part.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Choir Room
The A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
These are the auditions for T.A.G. - The A Cappella Group. Interested students must sing an a cappella solo not longer than one minute. The style should be pop, rock, alternative, etc. Classical or musical theatre songs are not appropriate for this audition. All interested students must also sing a 4 part audition piece that will be provided on the first day of school. Students will sing with 3 other students, 1 on a part.

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Choir Room
Center for the Arts Summer Auditions - 9:00 a.m.
All students wanting to audition for the vocal music program, must contact the school choice office first and request an audition. Auditionees should have two contrasting solos prepared. There will be a simple sight-reading exercise at the audition. You can contact Mr. Stroh at garyrs@leeschools.net if you have any other questions.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Germain Arena
Cypress Lake Graduation Ceremony - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Free
All Vocal Department members sing the National Anthem at the graduation ceremony. This is a requirement of the vocal department. Singers will be free to leave the ceremony at approximately 7:45 p.m. once the Anthem has been sung.

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Center Art Gallery
Vocal Department Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $10.00/Seniors Free
The annual Vocal Department Banquet. Great food, awards, memories and final performances by seniors will make this a night that you won't want to miss.

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Senior Tribute - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: Free
This is the graduation ceremony for Center for the Arts students. Each department performs or make a presentation and Center for the Arts honor cords are presented. The evening ends with a moving senior video highlighting Center students.

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
The A Cappella Group - In Concert - 4:00 p.m.
1225 Piper Boulevard
Naples, FL 34110
239-597-5410
Price: Free
You have heard about them on the radio, television and newpapers, now see and hear them for yourselves. The award winning The A Cappella Group will perform a concert that will include a wide range of music all without the use of instruments.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00
The annual spring concert featuring Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group will be presented.

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center
2007 ICHSA Finals - 7:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Price: $70.00/$50.00
The A Cappella Group competes against three other groups from around the country for the International Championship of High School A Cappella.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The A Cappella Group - In Concert - 2:30 p.m.
10200 Cypress Cove Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-481-6605
Price: Free
Hear The A Cappella Group live in concert.

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
The A Cappella Group - In Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
You've heard all about them, now see and hear them for yourselves. The group will sing a variety of songs as they prepare for the International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

North Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.
5000 Orange Grove Blvd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
995-2117
Price: Free
The annual All-County Choir concert will be presented. The middle school and high school all-county groups will perform.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

North Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
5000 Orange Grove Blvd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
995-2117
The All-County Choir rehearses.

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

North Fort Myers High School
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
5000 Orange Grove Blvd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
This is the first rehearsal for the All-County Choir

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
Justin Roberts in Concert - 3:00 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
USA
Price: $15 Adults/ $5 Kids 12 and under
Award winning artist Justin Roberts will perform live in concert.

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Cypress Lake High School
The Long Flight Home - 11:30 p.m.
We return from California and are very tired.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Los Angeles, California
California Here We Come - 6:30 a.m.
The choir and band trip to California departs.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

CLHS Auditorium
International Championship of High School A Cappella South Region Semifinal - 7:00 p.m.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-481-2233
Price: $5.00 students, $10.00 adults
The finest high school a cappella groups from the South compete for a spot in the ICHSA Finals in New York City. Special guest group The Academical Village People from the University of Virginia will also perform

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

North Port High School
District 11 Choral MPA - 5:45-9:00 p.m.
6400 W. Price Blvd.
North Port, FL 34286
Price: Free
Both choirs will perform at this state sponsored evaluation.

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Tampa, Florida
FMEA All-State Choirs
The Florida Music Educator's Conference host the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs. Senior High Chorus, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus and the Reading Chorus will all take place during this weekend in Tampa.

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Tampa, Florida
FMEA All-State Choirs
The Florida Music Educator's Conference host the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs. Senior High Chorus, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus and the Reading Chorus will all take place during this weekend in Tampa.

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Tampa, Florida
FMEA All-State Choirs
The Florida Music Educator's Conference host the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs. Senior High Chorus, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus and the Reading Chorus will all take place during this weekend in Tampa.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Carley Keim's House
A Cappella Group Performance - 7:00 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will perform at a private Christmas party. Students should arrive by 6:45 p.m.

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Sunshine Seafood Cafe on Winkler Avenue
A Cappella Group Performance - 2:00 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will perform at a luncheon. Students should arrive by 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Gateway Country Clubhouse
12:30 pm
The A Cappella Group will be performing at a luncheon. Students will leave from school at Noon.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Gulf Harbor Clubhouse
Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6:30 p.m.
The A Cappella Group will be performing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gulf Harbor. All members should be there at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Black Box Theatre
6th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $18.00
Come and celebrate the holiday season as we turn the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Authentic costumes, English Madrigal music and delicious food will make this an evening you won't forget and a holiday tradition you will look forward to.

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Black Box Theatre
6th Annual Madrigal Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $18.00
Come and celebrate the holiday season as we turn the Black Box Theatre into a 16th century English banquet hall. Authentic costumes, English Madrigal music and delicious food will make this an evening you won't forget and a holiday tradition you will look forward to.

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

CLCA Choir Room
Joshua Hopkins - Baritone Recital - 12:09 P.M.
Price: Free
The Marilyn Horne Foundation presents in cooperation with B.I.G. Arts on Sanibel presents baritone Joshua Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins will be performing an informal recital. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the recital. Joshua Hopkins is a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. His performances of the 2005 season included the role of The Pilot in The Little Prince and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. He also sang Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera Pacific, Silvio in I Pagliacci at the Amarillo Opera, and offered a New York recital under the auspices of the George London Foundation for Singers. Other opera engagements have included Masetto in Opera de Quebec's production of Don Giovanni, broadcast on CBC Radio, his Toronto debut as Pollux in Rameau's Castor et Pollux with Opera in Concert, later recorded on the NAXOS label, and the principal roles of Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Opera McGill. Joshua participated in Glimmerglass Opera's 2002 Young American Artist Program, where he performed the role of Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women. Joshua has appeared in concert with symphonies of Baltimore, Edmonton, Houston, Montreal and Quebec and with L'Orchestra Metropoitiain,

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Black Box Theatre
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This rehearsal is for all Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo members in preparation for the Madrigal Dinner.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Choir Room
Madrigal Dinner Rehearsal - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This is a rehearsal for Cypress Chorale as they prepare for the madrigal dinner.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Lee County Courthouse
Lee County Commissioner's Inauguration - 8:30 A.M.
The A Cappella Group will be singing at the Inauguration Ceremony for the Lee County Commissioners. The ceremony will take place in the Commission Chamber in the Lee County Courthouse Building.

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - 2:00 P.M.
Price: $8.00
The musical How to Succeed will be presented

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - 7:30 P.M.
Price: $8.00
The musical How To Succeed will be presented

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Venice High School
FVA All-State Test #2 - 8:30 A.M.
1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL
This is the second round of the All-State Testing process. Students will be required to sing the all-state music. Both vocal quality and knowledge of the music will be evaluated. All-State Tickets will be awarded at this event.

Friday, November 17th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - 7:30 P.M.
Price: $8.00
The musical How To Succeed will be presented.

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - 7:30 pm
Price: $8.00
The classic music How to Succeed will be presented.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
Fall Choral Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
This delightful evening of choral music will feature Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and The A Cappella Group.

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Barron Collier High School
FVA All-State Test #1 - 8:30 a.m.
5600 Cougar Drive
Naples, FL
This is the first round of All-State Auditions for 2007. Students will take the musicianship test and the sight-singing test on this day.

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
Vocal Department Cabaret - 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00
Come and hear members of the vocal department performing all types of music. Today's pop, country, christian contempory and broadway classics are just a few of the styles that you will hear. The A Cappella Group will also make their debut performance of the year during this concert

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This is your chance to earn a spot in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. You must prepare a one minute song. The song should be from musical theatre, but doesn't have to be from How To Succeed. You must provide accompaniment - either on CD or live. If you only want to be considered for a role in the chorus, you may sing Happy Birthday as your audition song. There will also be a dance element to the audition. You will be taught a short sequence and then will perform it at the audition

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This is your chance to earn a spot in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. You must prepare a one minute song. The song should be from musical theatre, but doesn't have to be from How To Succeed. You must provide accompaniment - either on CD or live. If you only want to be considered for a role in the chorus, you may sing Happy Birthday as your audition song. There will also be a dance element to the audition. You will be taught a short sequence and then will perform it at the audition

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This is your chance to earn a spot in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. You must prepare a one minute song. The song should be from musical theatre, but doesn't have to be from How To Succeed. You must provide accompaniment - either on CD or live. If you only want to be considered for a role in the chorus, you may sing Happy Birthday as your audition song. There will also be a dance element to the audition. You will be taught a short sequence and then will perform it at the audition

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Black Box Theatre
Musical Auditions - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This is your chance to earn a spot in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. You must prepare a one minute song. The song should be from musical theatre, but doesn't have to be from How To Succeed. You must provide accompaniment - either on CD or live. If you only want to be considered for a role in the chorus, you may sing Happy Birthday as your audition song. There will also be a dance element to the audition. You will be taught a short sequence and then will perform it at the audition.

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Center for the Arts Campus
Choir Camp - 2:00 p.m.
This is a mandatory event for all members of the vocal department. This will be two days of fun and work as we dive into new music and get to know everyone. The past two camps have been cancelled by hurricanes, but I have a feeling that this year it will happen. The ever popular Choir Olympics, lots of food and our first Club Choir will be some of the highlights of the camp. There will also be lots of singing. The times for the camp will be 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Friday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday. There will be a performance for the parents at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 p.m.
This is your chance to join the aclaimed The A Cappella Group. Prepare a one minute solo to be performed a cappella. You must also prepare your part on a piece that will be available from Mr. Stroh on the first day of school. You will sing your part with 3 other singers - one to a part.

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Auditions - 2:00 p.m.
This is your chance to join the aclaimed The A Cappella Group. Prepare a one minute solo to be performed a cappella. You must also prepare your part on a piece that will be available from Mr. Stroh on the first day of school. You will sing your part with 3 other singers - one to a part.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

First Day of School

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Center Art Gallery
2006 Choir Banquet - 6:30 p.m.
6740 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: $10.00/Seniors Free
2006 Choir Banquet - Come and celebrate the year with great food, music, awards and memories. Tickets are $10.00, Senior vocal department members are free.

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
Senior Tribute - 7:00 P.M.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: Free
Senior Tribute - Come and share this special Center for the Arts Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Florida Atlantic University
FVA State Choral MPA - TBA
Florida Atlantic Univeristy
Boca Raton, FL
Price: Free
The Cypress Chorale, along with selected soloists and ensembles, will be performing at the FVA State Music Performance Assessment.

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
Spring Choral Concert - 7:00 P.M.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: $5.00
Spring Choral Concert. Come here exciting choral pieces from the Concert Choir, Intermezzo Women's Choir, Cypress Chorale and The A Cappella Group.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
Senior Awards Night - 7:00 P.M.
Price: Free
A Capella Group performance for the opening of Senior Awards.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
2006 All-County Choir Concert - 7:00 P.M.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: Free
Lee County All-County Choir Concert. Here the finest middle and high school students in the district as they present the 2006 All-County choirs.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for All-County Choir. Bring your lunch.

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

CLCA Choir Room
All-County Choir Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All-County Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

CLHS Auditorium
The A Cappella Group - In Concert - 7:00 P.M.
6750 Panther Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Price: $5.00
Come and hear our award winning A Cappella Group perform a wide variety of music.

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
A Cappella Group Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
A Cappella Group Rehearsal for March 30 concert.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Choir Room
A Cappella Group Rehearsal - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A Cappella Group rehearsal

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

ICHSA South Semi-Final
Winter Park High School - 7:00 p.m.
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
Price: $15.00 students/$20.00 Adults

The top 3 scorers from each South Quarterfinal will compete to earn the right to represent the South at the ICHSA Finals in New York City.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

All-State Audition Registration Deadline

Any student wishing to try out for the Florida All State Choir must turn in the required contracts on or before this date.  Contracts will be available starting on the first day of school on the piano in the choir room.

Summer Audition Alert!!

If you are a current Lee County student and wish to audition for the Center for the Arts, you MUST contact student assignment immediately! We have been informed that they are now enforcing a rule that Lee County students can only audition in February. Unfortunately, we have no control over this decision. Contact them immediately to get yourself cleared to be able to audition and join us here at Cypress.

Upcoming Events

Aug 3, 2017
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 14, 2017
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2017
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 17, 2017
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL
Aug 18, 2017
Choir Bash 2017!
Fort Myers FL

TAG Ready to Release 10th Studio Album

TAG spent the end of the school year recording their 10th studio album.  The album is scheduled to be release in September.  Stay tuned for details, including Title, Song List and exact release date.