Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, January 15, regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

Ragazzi and Cantabile: We continue with our special Snow Goose rehearsal schedule this week! Ragazzi from 5-7:30pm; Cantabile from 6-8:45pm.
Monday, January 16, regular rehearsals at 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. 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!
Wardrobe Fitting Schedule for New Singers
We will be fitting new MYC singers for their concert wardrobe on the rehearsal dates listed below. We appreciate your cooperation in prioritizing your wardrobe fitting date so everyone can look snazzy on concert day. Thank you for making every effort to take care of this on the date assigned to your ensemble!

Sunday, February 12
3:30 - 5:45pm
New singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena and Ragazzi. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your rehearsal begins to be fitted.

Monday, February 13
3:30 - 4:45pm
New singers in Purcell, Britten and Holst. Please note: we will need to end fittings promptly at 4:45pm to ensure Studio 4 can be set for rehearsal at 5:30pm. Please arrive no later than 4:30pm to be fitted. Thank you!
Rehearsal Parent Opportunities This Semester
Do you know how to smile and say hello while holding a pencil and clipboard?

If you are a Con Gioia or Capriccio parent, we would love your welcoming demeanor to fill our open rehearsal parent slots for this semester.

Rehearsal parents arrive 10-15 minutes before rehearsal begins, take attendance and ensure we have been in contact with families of absent singers. If you are interested in volunteering for this rewarding role (you will meet a lot of singers and their parents!), please email Lynn for more information. Thanks!
Madison Boychoir Festival
January 28, 2017 | West High School, Madison

Members of Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi play host to hundreds of fellow singers from all over Madison and southern Wisconsin at our 7th Annual Madison Boychoir Festival on Saturday, January 28. Please be reminded:

  • This is on your MYC calendar;
  • it's a required event (please plan ahead!);
  • we need to hear from you via the on-line absence form if you have an immovable, unavoidable conflict;
  • MYC singers DO NOT need to register; we are already planning you will be participating (see above!)
  • Boychoir arrives at West High School at 8:45am and finishes around 1:15pm. The FREE, public concert showcasing the festival's 400+ participants begins at 12:30pm.

This is not only an amazing day for our singers and the community; it's an amazing day filled with logistical victories made possible by our excellent volunteers--YOU! Please consider joining us!
Concert Recordings
Ordering information for concert cds can be found inside your December concert program (page 33) or by visiting the website of our recording partner Audio for the Arts.
Spring Introductory Choir
For students ages 7-10, new sessions of introductory choir begin mid-February and registration is now open on our website under the Join A Choir tab. Completing introductory choir is the first step toward joining a year-long choir for singers this age.
Weather Cancellation Reminders
With winter back in full force in Wisconsin, please be reminded that we will publish rehearsal cancellations on our Facebook page, website and via email to MYC families. We are aware that our families travel from all over southern Wisconsin to attend rehearsals so we encourage you to make your decision to travel based on the conditions where YOU live even if we have not canceled rehearsal based on conditions in Madison. We want everyone to be safe! As always, if your singer is going to be absent, please let us know via the on-line absence form.