Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Cantabile and Ragazzi at the Monroe Arts Center
A final concert featuring Cantabile and Ragazzi will be performed this Sunday, May 22, at 2PM at the Monroe Arts Center in beautiful Monroe, Wisconsin. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

$10 adults | $5 student to age 18

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Cantabile and Ragazzi: your ride to Monroe departs Westgate at 11:30am sharp on Sunday. Please arrive wearing your concert attire and having already eaten lunch (or bring something to eat on the bus ride). Concert is at 2pm and we will be returning to Westgate by 4:30pm. At that time, all music will be turned in and Cantabile singers (including those going on the Scotland tour) will be returning their concert dresses as well--please remember to bring a change of clothes! Scotland singers also need to complete the Wardrobe Return Form and return it with their dress.

Cantabile singers going to to Scotland will return their non-Scotland music at tour rehearsal on Sunday evening.
Wardrobe and Music Return
Singers NOT returning to MYC next season, please bring your entire concert wardrobe and your red MYC polo to the MYC office before the end of May. All items should be clearly marked with your name--masking tape works well.

All singers in Cantilena and Cantabile: we will be using your dress for our Scotland tour. Please return it to the MYC office by Sunday, May 22.

Everyone else: please keep your wardrobe until you know your ensemble placement for next year.

Please check your singer's binder for music. All music should now be returned to the MYC office unless you are on the Scotland trip, in Cantabile or in Ragazzi. (See above.)
Audition Reservations
Monday, May 23, is the final evening of auditions for boys; Sunday, June 5, is the final afternoon of auditions for girls. Please reserve your audition time if you haven't already done so. You are eligible to audition if you have returned your intention form with deposit (indicating you wish to audition) and have reached the minimum grade level for the next level performing choir. Please click here for more information.

2016-17 placements and registration information for returning singers will be sent to families via email by June 10.
Concert CD's On Sale
Concert cd's may be ordered directly from Audio for the Arts.
Tell Your Friends About MYC
Now is the time to let your friends know about either auditioning for a performing choir (grades 5-12) or enrolling in a summer introductory choir session (ages 7-10). All the information they need is on our website under the Join A Choir tab.
Madison Marathon and Brat Fest 2016
Sunshine! Bratwurst! Grilled corn!

Each year MYC provides dozens of volunteers for these events (both held on Memorial Day weekend) in exchange for a generous donation from Madison Festivals and the Brat Fest Foundation. By choosing MYC as your charity when you register, all funds earned can be applied toward your family's 2016-17 (next season's) fundraising contribution goal. We encourage you to consider working a shift or two to benefit MYC. Volunteer opportunities begin Monday, May 23, and end Wednesday, June 1. Please read through the information provided below and thank you for taking advantage of this (very fun!) opportunity to raise funds for MYC!

Brat Fest
How to Register for Brat Fest (Information)
Brat Fest Job Descriptions (Information)
Register for Brat Fest! (Please note: for families wishing to work together there are many "Green Team" shifts still available as well as a smattering of "Sparkle" shifts. These are relatively easy jobs!)

Madison Marathon

Please be sure to select Madison Youth Choirs as your charity when you register!
MYC Night With the Madison Mallards
Yup. It's that time again! The Mallards have invited us back to the Duck Pond to sing the National Anthem, have a brat (or two) and cheer on our home-town team at the best little ball park in the Midwest! Let's celebrate summer together!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:05pm
Tickets are $12 (includes a hat!); $20 (includes Pepsi tailgate before the game); or $28 (includes tailgate with beer).

Singers interested in singing the National Anthem should first purchase their tickets using the link below and then let us know you plan to sing by adding your name to the SignUp Genius (also linked below).

Madison Mallards: Click "Buy Tickets" and enter promo code for ticket type desired
SignUp Genius--Let us know you plan to sing on June 29!

Each ticket purchased includes a small donation to MYC. Invite your friends and family to join you! :)
Make Music Madison
Want to be part of the city-wide music celebration? Everything you need to know about hosting a venue or performing is linked below:

Be sure to check out the Mass Appeal link which lists opportunities already planned that anyone can join!
The Pacific Boychoir Academy from Oakland, California will perform an evening concert on Wednesday, June 22, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Purcell, Britten and Holst will be joining them in song and we hope to have as many boychoir members participate as possible. Please check your calendars and let us know via the absence form if you have a conflict. We are looking forward to an amazing night of music and new friendships! 

Would you like to host singers from the Pacific Boychoir Academy? Please consider opening your home to host two or more boys overnight on Wednesday, June 22 through breakfast on Thursday morning. You do not need to be a boychoir family to host. All MYC families are invited!
Questions? Please contact Lisa at lkjentvet@madisonyouthchoirs.org. Thanks!