Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, February 8, 2018
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, February 11, 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, February 12, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

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!
Limited Edition 2017-18 MYC Season T-Shirts: Orders Due by Monday, February 19
Sister Cities | Seriously Funny
Celebrate our fabulous 2017-18 season with a limited edition commemorative T-shirt showcasing our program artwork on a classic black background. Orders are due by Monday, February 19, and can be placed via the link(s) below (choose credit card or check). Shirts are $12 ($15 for 2XL+) and will be delivered to rehearsals in early March. All sales are final: please view the shirt size guidelines before ordering.

Spring Introductory Choir
For students ages 7-10, new sessions of introductory choir begin mid-February and registration is 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.
Madison Boychoir Festival
February 24, 2018 | 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 8th Annual Madison Boychoir Festival on Saturday, February 24.

NEW this year: the Elementary choir for grades 2-5 begins an hour later at 10AM (instead of 9AM). This means Purcell and Britten singers in grades 2-5 should plan to arrive at West High School at 9:45AM. Purcell and Britten singers in grades 6 and above, along with all Holst and Ragazzi singers should plan to arrive at 8:45AM for their 9:00AM start. (Don't worry, we'll remind you!) 

The FREE, public concert begins at 12:30PM and we will be finished by 1:15PM.

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!
February orders are due Monday, February 19. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.

Choir! Choir! Choir!
Parents: Choir! Choir! Choir! is coming to Madison. This community experience started in Canada as a weekly drop-in singing event and combines group building, singing, and comedy. You get a lyric sheet at the door, they teach you a vocal arrangement, and record a video of the evening! It's usually a familiar pop song (think Queen, Prince, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Talking Heads, etc.)

Saturday, February 24, 5PM, at High Noon Saloon.
Our final and most important fundraising campaign of the season is underway!

Singers received information packets at rehearsal on Sunday. If you were absent, your packet will be waiting for you at rehearsal this weekend. (Or feel free to drop by the office and pick it up). Purcell, Britten, and Holst: your packets will be at rehearsal on Monday!

What To Do This Week: 
Read through the packet with your singer and make a plan.

Bring your Golden Ticket to rehearsal this weekend: It's a treat week! 

Our goal is 100% participation! 
It's MYChoir (IMC) is both a fundraising campaign and an opportunity for members and staff to share with the wider community the importance of music education and the benefits it provides. Because tuition alone covers less than 50% of the total cost of each singer's enrollment, fundraising is a necessary part of MYC membership. We count on families to fully participate and meet their $200 family fundraising goal each year to help cover the tuition gap. Thank you for participating!