Trumbull High School choir students are back on the phones this fall, asking for support during their annual Phone-a-thon. Students are raising money to support expanded choir activities and will be calling midweek during the second, third and fourth weeks of October, starting Tuesday, Oct. 6.  All contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of the money benefits the choirs.

The Long Hill Administration Building turns into phone central during these three weeks, with every choir student spending at least a few hours making calls. The choirs have held a phone-a-thon for more than 20 years and it continues to be the major source of funds for their activities.

Donations help fund performance opportunities, including state music festivals and competitions, as well as vocal workshops. Donations also bolster a scholarship fund and make the purchase and upkeep of concert attire for hundreds of students possible. Every other year the choir takes a national or international trip in the spring, where students both perform and tour. This year, the choir will visit New Orleans. Donations help to offset the costs of these trips, making them more affordable for all students.

The Concert Choir was asked to perform with the Bridgeport Symphony in 2014, performed at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center in 2013 and has made several appearances at Carnegie Hall over the years.  These are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for young students.

We are grateful for Trumbull’s support.  When you hear the young voices of the choir students on the line, a friendly response is always welcome.

Choir Director Anne Tornillo instructs over 300 students in five ensembles: the Freshman Choir, the Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers, the Women’s Ensemble, and the Men’s Ensemble. The Trumbull choirs hold annual winter and spring concerts that are open to the public. We hope you will join us.

For more information about the choirs, please visit our student-created website, Friends of the Trumbull High School Choirs Inc., at www.fothsci.org.