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    hanarudolph

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    Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:03 am

    12:00 lunch, Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do.
    The attendees ranged from graduates of the 90's to just this past year. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think twelve, fifteen hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson (the choir director) to look forward to seeing again.
    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips to cakes and sushi to pasta. Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded.
    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. New Spirit started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group was messy in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and one by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs’ of previous years performed their programs. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged.

    [I’ll add a conclusion for this paragraph and the entire thing after the Homecoming Luncheon on Nov. 14; I still need to get quotes from alumni. As of now the word count is 402.]

    debbiejong

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  debbiejong on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:47 pm

    12:00 lunch, Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do.

    The attendees ranged from graduates of the 90's to just this past year. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think twelve, fifteen [12 to 15] hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson (the choir director) [delete parentheses] to look forward to seeing again.

    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips to cakes and sushi to pasta [change to "such as chips, cakes, sushi, and pasta."] . Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers [is this a word?] were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded.

    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. New Spirit started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group was messy [performed messily] in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and one by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs’ [delete apostrophe] of previous years performed their programs. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged.

    [I’ll add a conclusion for this paragraph and the entire thing after the Homecoming Luncheon on Nov. 14; I still need to get quotes from alumni. As of now the word count is 402.]

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:15 pm

    12:00 lunch, Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do.

    The attendees ranged from graduates of the 90's to just this past year. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think 12 to 15 hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson, the choir director, to look forward to seeing again.

    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips, cakes, sushi, and pasta . Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded.

    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. New Spirit started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group performed messily in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and one by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs of previous years performed their programs. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged.

    choir-ers isnt a word but i thought it sounded cute... no? :/

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:23 pm

    12:00 lunch, Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do!

    The attendees ranged from graduates of years back to this past 2009. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think 12 to 15 hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson, the choir director, to look forward to seeing again.

    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips, cakes, sushi, and pasta . Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded-- his dynamic yells only generated loving and nostalgic applause from the alumni.

    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. One by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs of previous years performed their routines. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged. Mr. Maxson mockingly frowned in disapproval at his former students' poor memory, but everyone enjoyed it nonetheless. New Spirit then started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group performed messily in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and the performance aspect of Homecoming Luncheon concluded with a rendition of "Peace, peace," a traditional holiday piece that Chanteurs has been annually performing for years. Current and former, Chanteurs and New Spirit alike joined in to celebrate Arcadia show choir, as well as the upcoming holiday season.

    While the event's attendees were dismissed at 4:00, the alumni lingered until well past dark. "-----------," said alumni ------ (I don't know her name because I just know her as Doug's girlfriend but I'll get her name), "--------." The revisiting of former memories symbolized the start of another year in the world of Arcadia show choir.

    the quote is at home (: so ill fix the last paragraph up wed. night after choreography practice cause Doug can then tell me what his girlfriend's name is (lol).

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:49 pm

    1:00 P.M., Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do!

    The attendees ranged from graduates of years back to this past 2009. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think 12 to 15 hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson, the choir director, to look forward to seeing again.

    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips, cakes, sushi, and pasta . Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded-- his dynamic yells only generated loving and nostalgic applause from the alumni.

    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. One by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs of previous years performed their routines. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged. Mr. Maxson mockingly frowned in disapproval at his former students' poor memory, but everyone enjoyed it nonetheless. New Spirit then started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group performed messily in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and the performance aspect of Homecoming Luncheon concluded with a rendition of "Peace, peace," a traditional holiday piece that Chanteurs has been annually performing for years. Current and former, Chanteurs and New Spirit alike joined in to celebrate Arcadia show choir, as well as the upcoming holiday season.

    While the event's attendees were dismissed at 4:00, the alumni lingered until well past dark. "-----------," said alumni ------ (I don't know her name because I just know her as Doug's girlfriend but I'll get her name), "--------." The revisiting of former memories symbolized the start of another year in the world of Arcadia show choir.

    the quote is at home (: so ill fix the last paragraph up wed. night after choreography practice cause Doug can then tell me what his girlfriend's name is (lol).

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:51 pm

    ahaha- is it too cliche to do a title playing on the whole "coming home for homecoming" idea?

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Homecoming Luncheon

    Post  hanarudolph on Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:08 pm

    1:00 P.M., Nov. 14: AHS show choir alumni revisited their high school memories as they returned to the campus grounds for the annual Homecoming Luncheon. This traditional event commemorated the AHS students previously and currently involved in show choir, celebrating with food—and of course, songs and dance. After all, that's what show choirs do!

    The attendees ranged from graduates of years back to this past 2009. All were united by their nostalgic love of show choir, which was as time-consuming then as it is now: think 12 to 15 hours a week outside of school. Not to mention the shows and competitions. So it was no surprise that despite the age gaps, everyone got along: they had each other and, of course, Mr. Rollie Maxson, the choir director, to look forward to seeing again.

    As the alumni gathered at the lunch pavilion, current New Spirit and Chanteurs members greeted them with a carefully prepared banquet. Each student had been allotted a dish to bring and the luncheon provided a variety of food, from chips, cakes, sushi, and pasta . Amongst the eating it was soon clear that at least one thing hadn't changed over the years: the former show choir-ers were as friendly and social as ever. Digital cameras were whipped out, and hundreds of photos taken to document the event. People laughingly posed with the knowledge that soon these shots would be spread on Facebook. When the time came to move back to the choir room for the next segment of the day's events, Mr. Maxson had a hard time persuading everyone to relocate. It was only until all the cookies were gone that he finally succeeded-- his dynamic yells only generated loving and nostalgic applause from the alumni.

    Once everyone was seated within the choir room, the real festivities began. One by one, the New Spirits and Chanteurs of previous years performed their routines. The members of the ’08-’09 groups led the way, and from there the years were called to as far back as the attendees ranged. Mr. Maxson mockingly frowned in disapproval at his former students' poor memory, but everyone enjoyed it nonetheless. New Spirit then started the show with their upcoming holiday program, and while the all-girls group performed messily in some areas, it was still clear that this year’s team could rival that of previous years. Despite Mr. Maxson's doubt—when previously asked if Chanteurs and New Spirit were ready, he swiftly replied "absolutely not!"—New Spirit was warmly congratulated by their first audience of the season. Chanteurs followed in a similar fashion, and the performance aspect of Homecoming Luncheon concluded with a rendition of "Peace, peace," a traditional holiday piece that Chanteurs has been annually performing for years. Current and former, Chanteurs and New Spirit alike joined in to celebrate Arcadia's show choirs, as well as the upcoming holiday season.

    While the event's attendees were dismissed at 4:00, the alumni lingered until well past dark. "It was so great seeing my old family and seeing the new [show choirs] perform their sets. It definitely brings back great memories and makes me miss show choir once again," said alumni Abraham Chen. "I think that the new Chanteurs show a lot of potential this year, and New Spirit looks terrific. Both groups look ready to make a big run in this year's competition season." Here's to the start of another awesome year in the world of Arcadia show choir!

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