by Eric Kao, Music Director
Our annual Holiday concert, Joy of the Season, was a great success, especially with the help of our Emcee Naomi Duerr, who is a Reno City Councilwoman as well as the current Vice-Mayor.
Missed the Show?
Watch the video on YouTube by clicking: Joy of the Season Video
With special guest Emcee, Naomi Duerr, assistant mayor for the City of Reno
This year’s Holiday Concert celebrates many cultures in several languages. So bring the entire family and kick of this Holiday season with us!
The Sierra High Notes is partnering with GotSneakers? to recycle unwanted sneakers to keep them out of landfills. We will take all sneakers no matter the condition. Proceeds go to the SHN.
First collection day is August 23rd, at 6pm, at the LDS Church at 2505 King’s Row, just before our rehearsal!
Stay tuned for more collection locations and dates.
While we do shows in two seasons, you can join the Sierra High Notes whenever you want. You do not need to audition and you do not need to read music (but it helps!). Truly, you can join at any time, however we won’t let you perform if you aren’t up to a certain level. That’s our Music Director’s call so don’t ask me to elaborate, except to say we won’t let anyone perform if they aren’t prepared enough.
We are a community chorus so the only real obligations are to pay the seasonal dues and participate. Dues are $75.00 each season and they help offset administrative costs. Our seasons are August 1 to January 31 and Feb 1 to July 31. Hopefully everyone will help out at fundraising time to help keep the dues lower. If you are interested, stop by our rehearsal location on Wednesdays at 7pm. Be sure to check the calendar for the correct location! Or contact us through the website.
Artown brings many opportunities for artists throughout our town to perform and be seen. Our own music director, Eric Kao, often plays with many of these artists. Here is a video of Eric playing with violinist Brian Fox at the Church of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church on the 27th of July, 2023. Enjoy.
Thank you everyone who attended our performances. If you missed our performances, or just want to see it again, we do have video replays. Check the links at the bottom of the page.
Singers from the Sierra High Notes were recently on KOLO TV 8 on Morning Break with Katey Roshetko pushing our performance for Artown. A small group of our Board of Directors sang our Salute to the Armed Forces. Click here to watch. Performing were: Music Director Eric Kao, President Kevin Craik, Treasurer Kristie Cobb, Board Members Terisa Carter and Larry Horning,
Let’s face it, nonprofit groups require money to grow. The usual way is to apply for grants, but unless you have a good grant-writer, your chances of getting even a small amount of funding is minimal.
We need donations! And we need to partner with local businesses and community groups. Through our website and social media outlets, we can advertise for you while you help cover our costs and needs of operation. It is a simple arrangement with the potential to help both parties.
If you are interested or would like to discuss this further, please contact us.
We’ve just added some pictures from our Summer Outreach concerts. Take a look right here!