Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Happy New Year and Welcome (back), Everyone!
This weekend:
Sunday, January 6, NO REHEARSALS
Monday, January 7, NO REHEARSALS

The following weekend: FIRST REHEARSALS OF 2019!
Sunday, January 13, Westgate Studios
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia
    4:15 - 6:15PM    Ragazzi
    5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
    5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
    6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile
Monday, January 14, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

As a reminder, you can see your singer's full semester schedule by clicking on the calendar link in the header section above.

If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above. As a safety measure, if your singer is not checked in at rehearsal and we have not heard they will be absent, we will call you to verify the absence. 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!
A Warm Welcome to our New MYC Families!
Between mid-season auditions and our graduating fall introductory choir classes MYC is welcoming nearly 30 NEW singers to our performing choirs this January! New faces will be at each rehearsal--please give them a smile and a warm welcome.

New MYC parents are invited to a short welcome and orientation session on January 13 or 14 where we will give a brief overview of the MYC community and welcome your questions. Parents of new singers are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions below that fits with your singer's rehearsal schedule. Sessions will last approximately 40 minutes.

Sunday, January 13, Studio 4
4:15PM | Parents of new Choraliers, Con Gioia, or Ragazzi members
6:30PM | Parents of new Capriccio, Cantilena, or Cantabile members

Monday, January 14, MYC Office (just beyond rehearsal studios along back hallway)
5:40PM | Parents of new Purcell or Britten members
7:15PM | Parents of new Holst members
Rehearsal Reminders
Please bring to rehearsal:
a 1" black binder for music,
a sharpened pencil
a water bottle (if you think you'll need a drink during rehearsal)

Rehearsals begin promptly and a lot happens in the first few minutes--thank you for planning ahead and being on time!
Because Westgate Mall is a public space, we recommend you park your car and walk with your younger singer to and from our rehearsal studios. Singers are encouraged to wait upstairs (where there is MYC staff) if a ride is going to be delayed.

The rehearsal table is staffed from 3:45 to 7:45pm on Sundays and 5:15 to 8pm on Mondays.  We suggest that if you have something to drop off or pick up that you do this BEFORE your rehearsal begins so you don't miss your opportunity.   
The Big Red Box on the rehearsal table may be used for making tuition payments, turning in forms, etc.
Mid-Season Auditions
Do you know a student interested in joining Madison Youth Choirs for our second semester? Please direct them to our "Join a Choir" page on our website where they can learn about our final mid-season audition opportunity on January 9.

Introductory Choir Registration for Next Semester
Registration for our winter/spring sessions of introductory choir is now open on our website. We will be offering classes on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening at Westgate as well as Saturday mornings at Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Introductory choir is the first step for students ages 7-10 who are interested in participating with MYC. Thank you for sharing with your friends and neighbors who might be interested!
January orders are due Monday, January 28.  Orders will be available for pick up at rehearsals February 3/4. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.

MYC Office Hours
The MYC office will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 7. We are open Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm.