Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, October 4, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios

Monday, October 5, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios.

If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Keep reading for all the details you need to know!
Invitation to Sing: Homes for Families Breakfast
Be a part of this meaningful annual event! MYC has partnered many times with The Road Home (TRH), an amazing local organization that works with homeless families. Several years ago, local singer-songwriter and MYC friend, Stuart Stotts collaborated with MYC and families served by the TRH to write the song "Gonna Make a Home" in honor of TRH. Once again, MYC has been invited to perform the song live at TRH's November fundraising event.  This invitation is extended to all MYC singers--please consider joining this special ensemble!

The Details:
Wednesday, November 4th: Short rehearsal at the Alliant Energy Center, times TBA, but likely 4:00 or 4:30pm.

Thursday, November 5th: Breakfast performance VERY early in the morning.  Singers arrive at 7:00am and are finished by 7:45 am or so.

Interested?  Email Mike Ross by October 2 (that's tomorrow!); he'll respond with confirmation after the deadline. We're looking for singers from ALL MYC choirs.
Boychoir concert wardrobe fittings, including Ragazzi, have been scheduled. We are offering two dates for each group with the hope that with this advanced notice one of the dates will work for your family. Thank you for making this a priority as scheduling individual appointments during the work week is challenging for MYC staff (and you!). Choose one date and put it on your calendar!

Purcell, Britten and Holst
Two Mondays: October 26 or November 2 from 3:00-5:00pm (before rehearsal)

Two Sundays: October 18 or October 25 from 4:00-4:45pm (before rehearsal)

These are drop-in fittings for new singers and for returning singers who have outgrown their wardrobe or moved on to Ragazzi from Holst.

All wardrobe pieces you have outgrown should be returned to MYC as soon as possible. (This means you should try everything on!) Ragazzi singers who have not yet turned in their Holst wardrobe, please do so this week!

Self-service polo sizing will be available starting this Sunday at rehearsal. You will receive a separate email from Lynn with specific (and easy!) instructions. Please watch for it in your inbox.

Wardrobe Help
Please lend a hand! We need a lot of immediate help organizing the boychoir wardrobe pieces and will welcome fitting help as well on the dates listed above. Click the Join Us Here button below to see all the ways you can make our day in October!
Discount Coupons For
A Madison Symphony Christmas
Singers in Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi will be on the Overture Center stage with the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for their annual Madison Symphony Christmas concert on December 4, 5, and 6. Our friends at the MSO have provided $5 discount coupons toward ticket purchases for this event.

Coupons will be available at the Rehearsal Table this weekend. One coupon may be used for multiple ticket purchases which means only one coupon is needed per family. As in past years, coupons can only be used in person at the Overture Center Box Office.

If you have questions about the MSO performance or how to use the coupon, please ask. We will be sending a separate note to Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi with specific information about our December performances with the MSO in the next day or so.
Coffee Orders Due
October coffee orders are due next Thursday, October 8, and will be available for pick up Friday, October 16.

Madison Marathon Fundraising Opportunity
Volunteering with Madison Festivals for the Madison Marathon, November 6-8, earns $9/hour toward your Family Fundraising Contribution Goal. There are a variety of ways to contribute your time and recruiting friends and multiple family members to work with you increases the total dollars you will earn toward your goal. Check out the list of jobs available and sign up by clicking the button below (be sure to choose Madison Youth Choirs as your charity when you register). Please keep in mind our Hilldale performance event is also November 7!
Advertise With MYC
Advertising with MYC provides businesses and organizations with an immediate connection to an audience filled with thoughtful, engaged, and enthusiastic, family-oriented patrons who value excellence in everything. Placing an ad with us is affordable and identifies your company as a cheerleader for youth arts programming in southern Wisconsin. Please feel free to share the brochure linked below with your business owner or employer. Contact Lynn for more information.

Text Alerts
Text your singer(s) ensemble code below to 81010 to receive text alerts (weather-related cancelations, last-minute reminders, etc.) from MYC. Visit remind.com for more information.
Choraliers @mycch
Con Gioia @myccg
Capriccio @myccp
Cantilena @myccl
Cantabile @myccb

Purcell @mycpc
Britten @mycbr
Holst @mychl
Ragazzi @mycrz

Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera is accepting applications for one more week for their High School Apprentice Program. Deadline to apply is October 9, 2015. Please visit Madison Opera for the application and more information.
The Voting Continues...
Once a day, every day until October 17. Find us under Arts and Entertainment tucked into the Youth Performing Arts section. Thanks!
We Made a Billboard (With a Few of Our Friends)
If you're driving west on the beltline near the I-39/90 12/18 interchange, look south. We invited Madison Ballet and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras to join us in reminding Madison to Sing Dance Play--what every child wishes to do! The billboard is up and will be on display in various locations for the next year. Smaller versions are also displayed at Hilldale in their parking garage and also on the digital display inside the mall. Check it out!