Koogler Middle School

Important Message from KMS Choir Director:  Paul Cranfill

I'm getting a lot of questions about our Saturday items.  In particular, I know many of our choir students will need to be on a different float (other activity, church, etc.) for the parade itself.  

All students must be at rehearsal and the singalong performance.  Singers should dress comfortably, knowing that they'll be standing outside in the dark for a period of time.  This is a commitment from 4:30pm (meet at AHS) to roughly 5:30pm (main stage by Rubia's).  The performance itself will be at approximately 5:05pm.  From there, students can meet their parade groups if necessary.  If your student does not have a different parade group, please have them stay with our group as we head to the parade float judging area to watch the floats go by.  When the Aztec Municipal Schools Float comes by at roughly 6:15-6:30pm, we'll hear the introduction for "Minka" (I'll be playing piano on the float) and we'll move to circle around the float and face the audience for that one single song only.  After we finish singing "Minka," we have no more choir-related responsibilities for the day.  Students must stay with our group until they are with a family member.  It is imperative that students do not wander off individually.  

The students who are in the parade with another group may be excused from the "flash mob" performance provided that I have received documentation from a parent or guardian.  With proper documentation these students will receive the full grade for the performance.

I know we've got a lot going on.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.  Thank you for sharing your kiddos with us.

All the best,

Paul E Cranfill, M.M.
Choral Director- Koogler Middle School, Aztec High School