Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, September 22, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, September 25 regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios
  • wardrobe fittings for girls (see details below)
  • Cantabile please note your rehearsal ends at 8:50PM this week.
  • Ragazzi please note you rehearse from 4:15-6:15PM this week.

Monday, September 26 regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

Please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above to report an absence or a late arrival/early departure. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Please keep reading for all the details you need to know.
Behold! Shakespeare 400 Garments Befitting the Young and the Aged
To celebrate our first semester theme, and advertise our winter concert date, we offer this one-time opportunity to acquire Shakespeare 400 branded T-shirts. A wonderfully frugal souvenir to commemorate the "unfolding of the myst'ries of man" taking place in rehearsals this semester. (Bonus points if you can identify words in this paragraph invented by Shakespeare!)

The Details
  • This is not a fundraiser. Prices reflect the actual cost of the product within a few cents.
  • All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.
  • T-shirts will be handed out at rehearsals (or available for pick up at the MYC office) in late October.
  • Deadline to order is Monday, October 3. This is a firm deadline.
  • Purchases are made directly through a web store facilitated by the Verona firm, Think It Then Ink It. Since you are purchasing product directly from them, you will be charged sales tax.
  • Youth, unisex and women's cuts are available!
  • This is an optional purchase, of course!

Wardrobe Fittings This Sunday
This is a huge undertaking for MYC staff and 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, September 25
3:00 - 6:30pm

For: new and returning singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena and Cantabile who need to be fitted (or refitted) for their concert wardrobe.

Singers should plan to arrive 30-40 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time to be fitted.

Upcoming Wardrobe Fittings:
Sunday, October 9
3:15 - 4:15pm
For: new and returning singers in Ragazzi who need to be fitted (or refitted) for their concert wardrobe.

Monday, October 17 or October 24
2:30 - 5:00pm
For: new and returning singers in Purcell, Britten and Holst who need to be fitted (or refitted) for their concert wardrobe.

Please note: boychoir fittings will need to end promptly at 5pm so the room can be set for 5:30 rehearsal. (Please plan accordingly if you are arriving toward the end of our fitting time.)

PLEASE CONSIDER LENDING A HAND! Opportunities to help with fittings are detailed in the sign up linked below. Thank you!
Wardrobe Needed!
Please return last season's concert wardrobe to the MYC office as soon as possible if:
  • it no longer fits
  • you moved choirs and your NEW ensemble is Capriccio, Cantilena or Ragazzi

Please mark your returning wardrobe with your name (masking tape works great). Red MYC polos should be returned only if they no longer fit.

Current Capriccio singers who traveled to Scotland should return their Scotland tour dress.

Wardrobe can be brought to Westgate during office hours or to rehearsals this weekend.
Coffee Orders Due October 3
We're excited to continue our partnership with Just Coffee Cooperative this season! Coffee will be available to purchase on a monthly basis October - March. We will publish the due dates here and coffee will continue to be available for pick up at weekly rehearsals. Families receive $5 toward their fundraising contribution goal for each bag of coffee sold. 

Orders are due October 3 | Ready for pick up October 9/10
Next opportunity to order will be November 7.

Solo Opportunity for Treble Singers in Con Gioia, Capriccio, Britten or Holst

The Festival Choir has asked us to choose a treble soloist to join them on the piece "I Believe" by Mark Miller. It's a short solo that opens and closes the work. Interested? Here's what to do:
1. Follow this link to our website. Download the .PDF of the music, click on the YouTube video to see a performance, and learn the solo well.
2. Audition. Come to Westgate Studios (Studio 4) on Monday, September 26 at 7:30pm. Mike and Lisa will hear potential singers. IMPORTANT: Please email Mike to reserve your time.
3. Make sure your singer is available for both the dress rehearsal (evening of Friday, October 28) and concert (Saturday, October 29).
Welcome Letter from Our Board President
In case you missed the email from our Board President, Dan Sinclair, that was emailed to families yesterday, you can read it from our Archive page linked above and also here.
Time to Vote!
Check out Madison Magazine's poll for your favorite in every category including Youth Performing Arts Group under Arts and Entertainment. Voting ends October 20 and you're free to vote once per day.