Coastal Region High School Honor Choirs

Coastal Region Honor Choirs

Note: Please sign up for our Remind Text System; this will keep you up to date on part tracks, paperwork, business items, website updates, etc..

Text the following to the phone number [81010]:
          “@ccda-chc17” (this is for students, families, and directors)
          “@ccda-chc-d” (this is specifically for directors only)


14 November:

Sent an email to all directors, students, and families (via your registrations) with all kinds of relevant info for the coming three days. Please check your emails and let me know of any outstanding questions you may have. Look forward to seeing you all soon!


7 November:

  • Concert Attire Dress Code: in general, your attire that you wear in choir will work (your choir tuxedo or your choir dress). White (no color) dress shirts, black/dark ties, black formal shoes and socks, long dark gowns with shoulders (not strapless), black closed-toed shoes. Ironed, hair tucked back, minimal jewelry. If you have to ask, the answer is no — if you think your outfit is questionable at all, wear something else!
  • Friday Dress Code: because rehearsal is on campus, we ask that on Friday morning and afternoon, all students wear their Coastal Honor Choir t-shirts (given to you on Thursday morning at registration). This way we can easily see (in addition to your name tags) which students on campus are Coastal versus regular SMHS students.
  • Parking: Coastal has been asked to stay out of the SMHS and PAC (construction) parking areas. There is street parking, but expect to walk to and from your vehicles (ideally students are dropped off at the PAC and then their driver looks for parking). Some streets south of SMHS/PAC that are ideal for parking: State Street, Woodside, Villa Terrace, Grand, Bellevue, Claremont, Delaware until reaching Peninsula, and San Mateo Drive (which is a bit far away, but walkable)
  • Meals (downtown San Mateo): Downtown San Mateo is a 20-25 minute walk and a 5-7 minute drive from the PAC. There are plenty of food and meal opportunities available downtown. There is a parking garage on Ellsworth between 3rd and 4th Streets.
  • Meals (downtown Burlingame): Our San Mateo friends have sent the following info for a closer walk:
    • two blocks north on Delaware Street is a small complex with a Safeway and Wingstop, and across is a restaurant called Celia’s
    • five blocks north and west of SMHS (15-20 minute walk) is Downtown Burlingame, which also boasts lots of restaurants and cafes in a similar vein.
  • Meals (general): If you’re feeling pressed on time, meals can of course be purchased ahead of time by your director/chaperone and brought to the PAC/SMHS at the start of our break periods.
  • CD/DVD Purchase: if you’re interested in getting a CD/DVD of our event, please either print/fill this out, or email it directly to Sonic Stew!
  • Permission Slips: Quite a few still outstanding! Thanks for turning these in as soon as possible.
  • Octet Testing Reminder: Thursday morning you will be tested in octets to ensure all students participating know their notes and rhythms to a high degree of accuracy. We will turn away students who do not have their music learned. Thank you for preparing ahead of time!
  • Solo Audition Reminder: Thursday morning you will also be allowed to audition solos for Women’s/Men’s music. Please have these also fully learned (notes, rhythms, text) if you are interested in them!


31 October:

  • Thanks to a few on-the-ball Men’s Choir students who pointed out that Happy in your part tracks is the wrong song. Please use these Happy tracks to practice this song (it’s not nearly as great as the others but will do!).
  • The rest of the Part Tracks are here.
  • Missing lots more permission slips than expected and hoping to receive them in the mail this week…


30 October:

  • Part Tracks are finally available! Please click here to get started on your music and work towards memorization of all pieces. You’ll be tested on Thursday morning (not memorized, but the closer, the better :).
  • Many students have filled out permission slips and payments, but did not fill out the Google Form. Please check to make sure you have done this.
  • Please be sure to make your hotel reservations and driving accommodations. This or next week I will post information about meal planning, parking, etc. (in general, you’ll likely want a vehicle to go to or retrieve meals, though things are walkable; parking near the school is a bit challenging as well).


25 October:

  • Part Splits are listed on your folders, but your high school directors (not the honor choirs directors!) were emailed a special list for some special circumstance pieces. Please check with them for this!
  • Part Tracks are being worked on this week. I will send a text via Remind (and post here) when they are up and running next week.
  • Remember that your registration forms and payments are due THIS Friday, October 27.


18 October:

  • If you haven’t received your music or scoresheets back, please message me and we’ll look for them here.
  • Part Tracks are being worked on this week. I will send a text via Remind (and post here) when they are up and running next week.
  • Below is a hotel list for accommodations; I am working on a list of nearby lunch, dinner, etc. places for ease of planning purposes. I will send a text via Remind (and post here) when this list is available (should be by end of weekend).
  • Remember that your registration forms and payments are due at the end of next week on Friday, October 27.


Coastal Results: School Site

Coastal Results: Last Name

Rehearsal Schedule


Registration Fees/Payment Link (please be sure to check “COASTAL”)

Registration Fees/Payment Link for up to 4 students at a time (please be sure to check “COASTAL”)

Student Permission Slip (students print and fill out, one per student)

School Registration (directors)

Student Registration (students, after permission slip and fees completed)


Director’s Letter (participating directors)

Student Acceptance Letter (participating students)

All students and directors who registered and auditioned will be emailed and snail mailed their scoresheets, acceptance/non-acceptance letters.


Rehearsals: November 16-18: San Mateo High School and San Mateo Performing Arts Center (506 and 600 North Delaware Street in San Mateo)

Concert: Saturday, November 18, 1:30pm: San Mateo Performing Arts Center, San Mateo


  • Ms. Cheryl Anderson, Cabrillo College – Women’s Choir
  • Dr. Christopher Peterson, California State University, Fullerton – Men’s Choir
  • Dr. Jonathan Talberg, California State University, Long Beach – Mixed Choir

Accommodations: Coastal singers are not required to stay at a pre-designated site. You may make any housing arrangements you wish. A few nearby hotels worth checking out:

  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites San Mateo: 330 North Bayshore Boulevard, 94401
  • Best Western Coyote Point Inn: 480 North Bayshore Boulevard, 94401
  • Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront: 600 Airport Boulevard, 94010
  • Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport Bayfront: 150 Anza Boulevard, 94010


Coastal Honor Choir Chair

Mary Stocker
Coastal Honor Choir Chair

Albany High School / Albany Middle School
603 Key Route Blvd / Albany / 94706 /