Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule
Sunday, March 10, Westgate Studios
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia
    5:00 - 7:30PM    Ragazzi
    5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
    5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
    6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile
Monday, March 11, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

Tuesday, March 12, MCC
    6:30 - 7:30PM    Mahler 8 Chorus

See below for everything you need to know about the final week of our IMC campaign: it's not too late to participate!
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!
One more week!
There's still time to email friends and family, post to Facebook or make a phone call. Don't underestimate the impact of your personal MYC story and the power of including people who care about how you spend your time. Read through the information packet, follow the steps and you'll see how easy it is.

As we move toward turn-in day on March 17/18, please be sure you are recording your donations (from all sources) on your tracking sheet. Reminder: every donation made by check requires a completed donor record form. (If you need more, see Ian at the rehearsal table.)

Say thank you! This is so important! MYC is also providing a thank you along with a receipt but a note from you is the most meaningful.

Quick Reminders:
If you're emailing an appeal please attach a pdf of the donor form (you can download from the IMC webpage.) The green donor forms are required for all donations made by check. It's easiest for all if donations are made online via the button on the IMC webpage--no donor form required for online donations as all the information is collected electronically. Don't forget to include the link if you're sending an email!

If you are starting a Facebook fundraiser please follow the specific instructions we provided in the Family Guide (also linked on our website). There is still plenty of time to reach out on Facebook!

Once you've contacted at least one person outside of your immediate family, sign the purple participation form in your packet and bring it to rehearsal this weekend.

It's not too late to get started!

Please note: This campaign is for Madison Youth Choirs to help cover the gap between what families pay for tuition and what it actually costs to provide programming. We are raising money for MYC's budget, NOT for the building project (even though that's VERY exciting!). The Family Guide has all the information you need to help prompt what to include in your appeal.

Check out (and share) the IMC webpage. Donors can give through the donate button and you can see weekly updates on our progress. There are also links to campaign materials if you need extra donor record forms, etc.
Because tuition covers less than 50% of the total cost of participation, fundraising is a necessary part of MYC membership. We count on families to embrace their fundraising contribution goal each year to help cover the tuition gap.

Thank you for paying attention to your fundraising progress, setting a goal, and participating!  
Cantabile | Ragazzi:
Still Time to Join MYC Intergenerational Choir
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers: Please express your interest in joining the MYC Intergenerational Choir with Capitol Lakes by using the button below by Friday, March 15. Service hours are available and repertoire spans the ages, from Michael Praetorius to Cole Porter. We hope you can join us!

The Commitment:
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers (and their interested parents!) attend four evening rehearsals (if possible) and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents. All rehearsals and the performance are at Capitol Lakes:

Wednesday, March 20, 6pm-7pm 
Wednesday, March 27, 6pm-7pm 
Thursday, April 4, 6pm-7pm 
Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-7pm 
Friday, April 12, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance

Capriccio to Sing at Sister Cities Event in April
We are reminding you about an event that was announced in the fall. Capriccio has been invited to sing for a very special community event. The Sister Cities Collaboration Committee (SCCC) is planning their second annual "Celebrate Madison's Sister Cities" dinner event highlighting all nine of Madison's sister cities on Saturday, April 27 at the MATC-Truax Campus. The Capriccio choir was enthusiastically received at last year's event resulting in an invitation for a return performance.

More details will be coming soon but in the meantime, please make sure you have saved the date: Saturday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you have an unavoidable conflict, thank you for letting us know via the online absence form. We are looking forward to Capriccio representing Madison Youth Choirs at this significant shindig in April!
Super Awesome Season T-Shirts | $15
Check out our limited edition Resilience/Legacy 2018-19 season t-shirts for sale! Madison Top has set up an online store for MYC: ordering deadline is Wednesday, March 20. Orders can be picked up directly from MYC in April for no charge (choose "I will pick up my order"), or you can opt to have your order shipped for an additional fee.
Holst Invited to Perform at Madison Gives
Each year, the Madison Community Foundation holds an event called Madison Gives celebrating the impact of philanthropy in our community. They've asked us to perform this year!

Details are still TBD, but please reserve Tuesday, May 21, for this performance. Likely late afternoon (4:30 or 5pm) rehearsal, followed by an early evening performance at Monona Terrace. We'll be in contact as details develop. (This event has been added to the Holst calendar.)

Please let us know ASAP if your singer has an immovable, unavoidable conflict.
March orders are due Monday, March 11. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.