Herbert Akins Elementary Children’s Chorus is an ensemble of singers, grades 3-5, who attend consistent and scheduled rehearsals comprised of members who choose to be a part of an ensemble that rehearses music varied in genre. The repertoire selected is carefully chosen and is appropriate for the vocal development of young musicians meeting beyond the general music classroom. The rehearsals culminate with performances at various school functions such as Book Fair, Global Festival, and the Annual Fuquay Tree Lightning.  

    This year’s rehearsals will be on Thursday’s starting at 7:45 am unless specified in the practice schedule. Participants will drop off in the bus loop on scheduled rehearsal dates and enter through the cafeteria doors and make their way to Mr. Bond’s Music Room 117. Rehearsals will begin promptly, and students will need to be on time. Students are expected to always exhibit excellent behavior. If inappropriate behavior ever becomes an issue, that can and will be grounds for dismissal from participation with the group.  

    Registration is closed.


    REHEARSAL ATTENDANCE Singers must attend ALL rehearsals to fully learn the music being taught. However, we understand that unavoidable circumstances do arise. 

    PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE All performances listed on the calendar posted are mandatory. If you find you have a conflict with a performance, send a request to Mr. Bond at  

    Practice Dates  

    September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

    October 6, 13, 20, 27,  

    November 3, 10, 17, 30 (Wednesday) 


    Performance Dates:


    Veteran's Day Breakfast

    November 10th, 9:30AM

    Fuquay Tree Lighting 

     December 1, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ( be there by 5:30 PM)

    Main/Vance Street Public Parking Lot 

    305 S Main St, Fuquay Varina

    The order of performances is as follows:

    1. 6:15pm – Willow Springs Elementary School – Lauren Hollers 
    2. 6:30pm – Herbert Akins Elementary School – John Bond 
    3. 6:45pm – Ballentine Elementary School – Jennifer Fruend 
    4. 7:00pm – Fuquay-Varina Middle School – Laura Martin 
    5. 7:15pm – Fuquay-Varina High Chamber Choir – Tyler Cole 
    6. 7:30pm – Fuquay-Varina Advance Women’s Ensemble – Tyler Cole 

    Attire white top, black bottoms and shoes.  Red accessories like hats, scarves and gloves!

    Bookfair Family Night

    Thursday, December 8th 5:30-7:30

    Performing in the multi-purpose room (Gymnasium) at 6:15 (arrive at 6:00).

    Attire - spirit wear shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.


    Global Festival 

    Friday, March 24th 5:30-8:00

    Practices are January 5, 12, 19 & 26

           February 2, 9, 16 & 23

           March 2, 9, 16 & 23 


    Performance Attire for School Performances will be a Herbert Akins Rd Spirit Shirt, Blue Jeans, and sneakers.  

    The attire for Fuquay Tree Lighting will be white on top, black pants and shoes. Red Accessories, opt. Scarves, hats.  


Last Modified on December 13, 2022