Happy Christmas & 

Merry (almost) New Year, COS!

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Here are some things coming up this month . . .


VOCAL PRACTICES . . .

  • December 4th . . . Don't forget your sheet music for Hark the Harold Angels Sing! 
    - JHM: 4-5:15PM
    - HSM: 6-7:15PM
  • December 11th . . . 
    - No practices. INSTEAD, mandatory ALL COS meeting from 6-8PM in the Refinery Theater!
  • December 18th . . .
    -
    NO practices 
  • December 25th . . .
    - NO practices! Merry Christmas! 
  • January 1st . . .
    - NO practices! Happy New Year! 

CHOIR WEEKEND . . .

  • December 16th-17th . . . JHM & HSM! 
    - CALL TIME: 2PM
    - ATTIRE: Christmas sweaters, shirts, pants, hats! Find your most festive outfit and wear it this weekend.

    This is when we will be singing "Hark the Harold Angels Sing" by Pentatonix. Make sure you are listening and practicing this song leading up to this weekend! 

HERE ARE THE SPECIFIC PARTS. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!

Here is the new Christmas COS song to learn for choir weekend! 

LYRICS:

Carol of the Gospel
6/8
Key of C

VERSE 1
Em              G   
A holy night down in Bethlehem
C                                       G
There was no room at the inn
Em             G
The king of kings in a manger
C                G     Em
 Hallelujah

Shepherds were the first to see the king
In awe their eyes opened wide
A star shone bright and the angels sang
Hallelujah

PRE-CHORUS
Em     D                C          Am
He knew some day the price would be paid,
Em      D         C            Am   
But still he came to wash all our sins away

CHORUS
Em     G           Am     C
Jesus Christ is born
Em     G           Am     C
Jesus Christ is Lord

VERSE 2
You came to Earth as a baby boy
Our messiah born to save
Destined to be a perfect sacrifice
Hallelujah

Took up the cross to redeem us all
Bore the weight of all our sins
You conquered death so that we could live
Hallelujah

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

 

Here is the last new song we will be singing.
(Pay attention to the choir echoes at the end of the song.)


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Is your band playing in the month of December?

Feel free to get all Christmas-ed out! COS shirts are not mandatory this month if you want to wear a fun Christmas sweater or shirt (just make sure it is appropriate, of course). 

** Drummers: please dress as Santa Clause 


ALL COS MANDATORY MEETING

WHEN: December 11th
WHERE: Refinery Theater
WHAT TIME: 6-8pm
WHO: All COS students (vocalists & instrumentalists)

Santa may or may not be making a special appearance... :-)


HANDBELL PLAYERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICES! 

Big church is needing 8 of you to play handbells at our Christmas services! You would need to be at 1 mandatory practice beforehand. This is a huge time commitment but if you are up for it, we think it would be such a great opportunity! If you are interested, email JyroL@saddleback.com ASAP! 

MANDATORY PRACTICE TIME & DAY

- Tuesday, Dec. 19th
4:30-7pm

CHRISTMAS SERVICE SERVICES

- Friday, December 22nd
6pm, 8pm

- Saturday, December 23rd
2pm, 4pm, 6pm

- Sunday, December 24th
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm


2-3 male vocalists needed!

Our Newport Mesa campus is having a worship night and needs some more male vocalists! 

When: December 17th
Time: 7:30am-12:30pm
Where: Saddleback Newport Mesa

Email MckennaY@saddleback.com ASAP if you are interested! 


A T T E N T I O N  S E N I O R S !

Are you interested in playing in the 2018 Summer Camp band?? Then this announcement is for you!

Email Taffy at taffy@saddleback.com for the audition application. Each student will need to fill out this application and the assignment that he will give you and turn it in BEFORE getting the audition songs. SO, the sooner you fill it out and turn it in, the more time you will have to practice and memorize the audition songs. 

Auditions will be December 23rd at 10:30am in the Refinery Theater. 


Ordered a COS baseball tee?

They will be available for pick up the weekend of the 16th and 17th! You are welcome to wear them that weekend, if you would like. If you have not already paid, you must bring money before receiving your shirt. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, COS! We love you!!

- Taffy & McKenna