Dana Van Slyke, Choral Director
Herndon High School Choir

Dana Van Slyke, Choral Director  •  Phone: 703-810-2333  •  E-mail: dhvanslyke@fcps.edu


May Events:  May 11th, Choir Booster Meeting; May 15th and 16th, auditions for Anything Goes; May 20th, Booster Scholarship applications due


Music and Choreography for The Summer Grand, Anything Goes

Auditions for Anything Goes will be May 15th and 16th (more information to be forthcoming)  Music and choreography for the audition is posted here:  |music|  |choreography|  |YouTube dance example|
In addition, the following YouTube links are suggested to prepare for the auditions
All Through the Night  |link|
Anything Goes   |link|
You're the Top    |link|

Choir Booster Scholarship Application

Choir seniors, please consider applying to the Choir Boosters Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded during the Choir Award Banquet June 10.
MS Word version |click here|
pdf version |click here|

HHS Choir Costume Return

Please remember to turn in your CLEANED and presentable costume to your class.  Instructions for each ensemble is found |here|

2015-2016 HHS Choir Ensembles

Thank you everyone for your auditions for HHS Choirs for next year. You prepared beautifully and I am excited for our department next year.

There is a place for everyone to sing at HHS. So if you wish to be a part of HHS choir and your name is not on a list PLEASE just come and see Mrs. Van Slyke or feel free to e mail at dhvanslyke@fcps.edu   and you will be placed in a choir.

 I will not be re-auditioning anyone. But if you have not yet auditioned for Herndon Chorale and you are interested in joining I will still hear you. You also can sign up for Concert Choir without an audition. I am also looking for Senior assistants in Concert Choir and Herndon Chorale. These people will sing with the ensemble and assume a leadership position in the class.  Please see Mrs. VS is interested.

Senior members of Show Choir who have been in the group for at least a year are welcome to submit a leadership essay if they are interested in being considered a student director for next year. Essays should be typed and e mailed to Mrs. VS by May 1.  They should explain what qualities make you stand out as an effective student leader of that group.

 If you have earned a spot in a group in which you are not already signed up with your counselor, Mrs. Van Slyke will be submitting your schedule changes. You do not need to do anything.

 It’s going to be another great year  in HHS Choir 2015-2016!

To accept your position in your choir or choirs please fill out the google doc below:
|HHS Choirs 2015-2016 Acceptance Document|

Concert Choir |list|
Chorale Ensemble |list|
Jazz Ensemble |list|
Madrigal Ensemble |list|
Show Choir |list|

 Upcoming May

May  11                Choir Booster meeting 7:00 p.m. in Choir room for committee chairs
May 15-16           The Summer Grand auditions
May 20                 Choir Booster Scholarship application postmark due date

Flickr Link for Concert Photos Now Posted

A link for photos to recent concert events has been established.  As it is HHS Choir Booster policy (and a request by the choir director) photos have not been tagged nor contain personally identifiable identification for the protection of our students.  Please do not tag photos if you repost in other forms of social media.

For those wishing to submit photos for inclusion to the Flickr site, contact the webmaster klpowell2@verizon.net

Link to Flickr site is |here|

Visions from Concerts Past

Printable "Important Dates" for HHS Choir Program

For a printable list of important dates for Herndon High School Choir and Boosters, click |here|

 Please ... No Facebook Tagging

Ms. Van Slyke would like to request that choir students who use Facebook please refrain from tagging other people in photos and videos of Herndon Choir concerts and events. Identifying students besides yourself creates the potential for privacy violations and suggests an endorsement of Facebook use in the Choir program. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you!
Updated 5/08/2015



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The choir calendar is in Google format. If you have a personal Google calendar, you can click on choir entries and request that they be added to your calendar.

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After School practices

The  Boosters meeting schedule for 2012-2013 is included on the Calendar linked above. Contact the Boosters president with any questions you may have.

Andie Lytle
2014-2015 Boosters President