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    katherinebay

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    Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:58 pm

    Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down, reasoning that "the show is nothing like showchoir. If anything, [they] work 10 times harder and don't always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's Arcadia Chanteur's blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite showchoirs in Southern California," according to vice president senior Tiffany Soga. Although Chanteur’s first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in their hands.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays", "The Old Man's Back in Town", "Bring Them Home", and "Now and Forever Christmas" and performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. As Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up towards the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing the next show. The first competition of the season is the Aztec Sing, hosted in Citrus College in December. The Aztec Sing is a competition in which the nearing choirs, such as schools from Burbank, Serano, and Diamond Bar, send their best singers to perform and compete.

    Chanteurs' first competition isn't until February but start rehearsals during winter break in order to prepare. They're so passionate about singing and dancing that they sacrifice their family vacation time for hard work. Luckily, their three hour choreography rehearsals are so full of laughter and energy that they don't really mind it. This group competes against schools with over $25,000 put into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, 50 costume changes, and over 40 kids. Arcadia's Chanteurs has 2 costume changes, at the most, and black wooden boxes with 32 kids, yet still manage to place in the top 5 out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing well is their main focus point, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove their true meaning of performing.

    Their annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. Previous years, they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach and many are really looking forward to it. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding other than the average 15 hours they spend together in a regular week.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if any house gets egged, t.p-ed, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean all of the mess created.

    katherinebay

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:25 am

    Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down, reasoning that "the show is nothing like show choir. If anything, [they] work 10 times harder and don't always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's Arcadia Chanteur's blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite show choirs in Southern California," according to vice president senior Tiffany Soga. Although Chanteur’s first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in their hands.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas" and performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. As Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up toward the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing the next show. The first competition of the season is the Aztec Sing, hosted in Citrus College in December. The Aztec Sing is a competition in which the nearing choirs, such as schools from Burbank, Serano, and Diamond Bar, send their best singers to perform and compete.

    Chanteurs' competition season doesn’t start until February but rehearsals begin during winter break. They're so passionate about singing and dancing that they sacrifice their family vacation time for hard work. Luckily, their three hour choreography rehearsals are so full of laughter and energy that they don't really mind it. This group competes against schools with over $25,000 put into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, 50 costume changes, and over 40 kids. Arcadia's Chanteurs has 2 costume changes, at the most, and black wooden boxes with 32 kids, yet still manage to place in the top 5 out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing well is their main focus point, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove their true meaning of performing.

    Their annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. Previously when they travelled to San Francisco, they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach and many are really looking forward to it. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding other than the average 15 hours they spend together in a regular week.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if any house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean all of the mess that was created.

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  sallychung on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:48 am

    Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down, reasoning that "the show is nothing like show choir. If anything, [they] work 10 times harder and don't always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's Arcadia Chanteur's blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite show choirs in Southern California," according to vice president senior Tiffany Soga. [odd sentence, you have one quote from two people. i see what you're gettting at, but it might be confusing for most readers] Although [The fact that] Chanteur’s [Chanteurs'] first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in their hands. [awkward phrasing]

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas" and performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. As Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up toward the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing the next show. The first competition of the season is the Aztec Sing, hosted in Citrus College in December. The Aztec Sing is a competition in which the nearing [nearby] choirs, such as schools from Burbank, Serano, and Diamond Bar, send their best singers to perform and compete.

    Chanteurs' competition season doesn’t start until February but rehearsals begin during winter break. They're so passionate about singing and dancing that they sacrifice their family vacation time for hard work. [combine into once sentence] Luckily, their three hour [three-hour] choreography rehearsals are so full of laughter and energy that they don't really mind it. This group competes against schools with over $25,000 put into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, 50 costume changes, and over 40 kids. Arcadia's Chanteurs has 2 costume changes, at the most, and black wooden boxes with 32 kids, yet still manage to place in the top 5 out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing well [Singing quality...Quality of singing? something like that xD] is their main focus point, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove their [the] true meaning of performing.

    Their annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. Previously when they travelled to San Francisco, [When they traveled to San Francisco in the past,] they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach and many are really looking forward to it [delete]. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding other than the average 15 hours they spend together in a regular week. [run-on]

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if any [your] house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean all of the mess that was created [your mess].

    [try to think of a conclusion, even something cheesy might do like, "Looking forward to another wonderful year...", just something to wrap your article up!]

    sallychung

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  sallychung on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:49 am

    I CAN'T BELIEVE GLEE ASKED OUR CHANTEURS TO PERFORM...AND WE TURNED THEM DOWN!!!! I LOVE GLEE!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  sallychung on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:50 am

    oh shoot, sorry Sally! i got on the forum and forgot to log out of your account. This is Nancy!

    katherinebay

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:23 pm

    Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show is nothing like show choir. If anything, [they] work 10 times harder and don't always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's Arcadia Chanteur's blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas" and performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. As Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up toward the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing the next show. The first competition of the season is the Aztec Sing, hosted in Citrus College in December. The Aztec Sing is a competition in which nearby choirs, such as schools from Burbank, Serano, and Diamond Bar, send their best singers to perform and compete.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they sacrifice their family vacation time for hard work during winter break, even though competition season doesn’t start until February. Luckily, their three-hour choreography rehearsals are so full of laughter and energy that they don't really mind it. This group competes against schools with over $25,000 put into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, 50 costume changes, and over 40 kids. Arcadia's Chanteurs has 2 costume changes, at the most, and black wooden boxes with 32 kids, yet still manage to place in the top 5 out of all the other schools in Southern California. Their singing quality is their main focus point, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Their annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. When they traveled to San Francisco in the past, they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with smiles and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs have always had.”

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  hanarudolph on Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:21 am

    Hi! sorry, I'm not the copy-editor, but I'm in New Spirit, and I just wanted to correct some stuff (Mr. Maxson will hold me responsible for any misinformation lol).

    -Tiffany Soga is the vice president. Her quote implies that Glee club works harder, but it's reality (actual show choirs like Chanteurs) that has to work harder-- you may want to make sure that that's clarified. There's no way that any show choir could accomplish what the Glee club does in that short amount of time, with that sort of blend. It takes a LOT of time.
    -The Aztec Competition is not held in December. And it's not really the "best singers"-- it's the show choirs. Right now it sounds like individuals perform, instead of a unit from each school.
    -Chanteurs doesn't practice during winter break? All the show choir members have vacations; Chanteurs is only required to meet once or twice for sectionals, which usually happens at the beginning or end of winter break. The only real practice is the Saturday before school starts up again.
    -the 50 costume changes is an exaggeration. Brea Olinda, the craziest of them all, has less than ten. Chanteurs may have more costume changes this year though, the president is considering having more than two.

    nancyxiao

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  nancyxiao on Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:30 am

    Katherine, can you rewrite your article with the corrections from Hannah? I'll copy edit the new one!

    katherinebay

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:07 pm

    The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show, [Glee], is nothing like show choir. If anything, [Chanteurs] works 10 times harder and don't always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's Arcadia Chanteur's blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." In other words, Glee club works hard, but it's real actual show choirs, such as Chanteurs, that have to work harder. There's no way that any show choir could accomplish what the Glee club does in such a short period of time, with such an amazing blend.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas" and performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. As Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up toward the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing the next show.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they practice with such intensity, to the point where they live and breath performing. This group competes against schools with over $25,000 put into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, numerous costume changes, and over 40 kids. Arcadia's Chanteurs has possibly 2 or more costume changes and black wooden boxes with 32 kids, yet still manages to place in the top 5 out of all the other schools in Southern California. Their singing quality is their main focus point, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Their annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. When they traveled to San Francisco in the past, they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with smiles and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs have always had.”


    **To Hana, thanks for giving me a heads up. I wouldn't want to publish inaccurate info :]

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:48 am

    The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    Recently, Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show, [Glee], is nothing like show choir. If anything, [Chanteurs] works ten times harder and [doesn't] always have solo singers. [They] focus on the blend of all voices and it's [the] blend and sound quality that makes [them] one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." In other words, the Glee club in the hit TV show, Glee, may work hard, but it's real show choirs, such as Chanteurs, that have to work harder. There's no way that any show choir could accomplish what the Glee club does in such a short period of time.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas." The group performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. And as Chanteurs performs their Christmas show, they silently gear up toward the upcoming competition season, as they begin choreographing their next show.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they practice with such intensity, to the point where they live and breath performing. This group competes against schools whom put over $25,000 into their show, some of which have fireworks, fog systems, numerous costume changes, and over 40 kids. Chanteurs, however, has the possibility of two or more costume changes, and black wooden boxes with 32 kids. Despite the drastic changes in performance setup, Chanteurs still manages to reel in awardsa and trophies, easily placing in the top five out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing quality is always the main focus, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets doesn't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Chantuer's annual tour will be in San Francisco and is five days long. When the troupe traveled to San Francisco in the past, they visited places such as Solvang and Pismal Beach. The tour is always the highlight of their year because it creates even more bonding.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. Their cheesecake sales consist of a variety of cheesecakes for purchase, as well as other delicacies. Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." Buying a Spookbusters ticket is like buying Halloween insurance. For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with smiles and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs have always had.”

    nancyxiao

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  nancyxiao on Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:37 pm

    wait, i' m a little confused. Did Christina copy edit this article? And why are there so many bracketed words in the quote from Tiffany Soga?

    katherinebay

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:39 pm

    The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on their way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    Recently, Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show, [Glee], is nothing like show choir. If anything, [Chanteurs] works ten times harder and doesn't always have solo singers. They focus on the blend of all voices and it's the blend and sound quality that makes them one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." In other words, the Glee club in the hit TV show, Glee, may work hard, but it's real show choirs, such as Chanteurs, that have to work harder, considering that their amount of time isn't as lengthy.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas." The group performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. Later this year, Chantuer's annual tour will take place in San Francisco and will last five days long.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they practice with such intensity, to the point where they live and breath performing. This group competes against schools who put over $25,000 into their show; but, despite the drastic changes in performance setup, Chanteurs still manages to reel in awards and trophies, easily placing in the top five out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing quality is always the main focus, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets won't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. When asked about the cheesecake sales, Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with smiles and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs have always had.”


    **To Nancy: Christina's co-writing the article and there's brackets because Tiffany's original quotation had different tenses and pronouns

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  katherinebay on Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:43 am

    FINAL

    The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on the way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    Recently, Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show, [Glee], is nothing like show choir. If anything, [Chanteurs] works ten times harder and doesn't always have solo singers. They focus on the blend of all voices and it's the blend and sound quality that makes them one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." In other words, the Glee club in the hit TV show, Glee, may work hard, but it's real show choirs, such as Chanteurs, that have to work harder, considering that their amount of time isn't as lengthy.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas." The group performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. Later this year, Chantuer's annual tour will take place in San Francisco and will last five days long.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they practice with such intensity, to the point where they live and breath performing. This group competes against schools that put over $25,000 into their shows; but, despite the drastic changes in performance setup, Chanteurs still manages to reel in awards and trophies, easily placing in the top five out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing quality is always the main focus, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets won't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. When asked about the cheesecake sales, Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with smiles and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs have always had.”

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    Re: Chanteurs

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:37 am

    The fact that Chanteurs’ first competition won’t be coming up anytime soon doesn’t mean that the singing and dancing troupe is resting their feet and relaxing. The holidays are on the way and they are preparing for the upcoming performances and assemblies with excitement in the air.

    Recently, Chanteurs was asked to participate in a few segments of Fox's hit show "Glee," but Mr. Rolland Maxson, the choral department's director, politely turned them down. According to vice president senior Tiffany Soga, "the show, [Glee], is nothing like show choir. If anything, [Chanteurs] works ten times harder and doesn't always have solo singers. They focus on the blend of all voices and it's the blend and sound quality that makes them one of the elite show choirs in Southern California." In other words, the Glee club in the hit TV show, Glee, may work hard, but it's real show choirs, like Chanteurs, that have to work harder, considering the fact that they simply have no time to spare.

    During the winter, Chanteurs works on different Christmas pop songs such as "Happy Holidays," "The Old Man's Back in Town," "Bring Them Home," and "Now and Forever Christmas." The group performs countless shows around the entire community, ranging from retirement homes to convalescent hospitals. Later this year, Chantuer's annual tour will take place in San Francisco and will last five days long.

    Chanteurs is so passionate about singing and dancing that they practice with such intensity, to the point where they live and breathe performing. This group competes against schools that put over $25,000 into their shows; but, despite the drastic changes in performance setup, Chanteurs still manages to reel in awards and trophies, easily placing in the top five out of all the other schools in Southern California. Singing quality is always their main focus, and they believe that fancy gizmos and gadgets don't help prove the true meaning of performing.

    Considering that Chanteurs is entirely self-funded, they have many unique fundraisers, including their famous cheesecake sales and Spookbusters. When asked about the cheesecake sales, Chanteurs member sophomore Emily Liu said, "The food is really good and at a good price, so everyone should buy some." For $5, they give you a flier with a phone number on it and come Halloween night, if your house gets egged, toilet-papered, etc., the number on the flier connects to them and they will come and clean your mess.

    All the members of Chanteurs is looking forward to another wonderful year filled with joy and success. As of now, their main goal is to bring joy and smiles to everyone this holiday season. Until then, they continue to sing and dance to their hearts’ content. Junior Annie Huang said, “We hope to become closer as a group and work together and live up to the title Chanteurs [has] always had.”

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