Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 8, 2015
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, October 11, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios

Monday, October 12, regular rehearsals at our 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. 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!
Invitation to Sing: Homes for Families Breakfast
We are still taking singers for this meaningful event!

MYC has been invited to perform the song, Gonna Make a Home, (Stuart Stotts, et al.) at The Road Home's November fundraising event.  This invitation is extended to all MYC singers--please consider joining this special ensemble!

The Details:
Wednesday, November 4th: Short rehearsal at the Alliant Energy Center, times TBA, but likely 4:00 or 4:30pm.

Thursday, November 5th: Breakfast performance VERY early in the morning.  Singers arrive at 7:00am and are finished by 7:45 am or so.

Interested?  Email Mike Ross ASAP. We're looking for singers from ALL MYC choirs.
Boychoir concert wardrobe fittings, including Ragazzi, have been scheduled. Thank you for paying attention to these scheduled fitting dates and making it a priority to be fitted at one of the times listed below. Scheduling individual appointments during the work week is challenging for MYC staff (and you!). Choose one date and put it on your calendar!

Purcell, Britten and Holst
Two Mondays: October 26 or November 2 from 3:00-5:00pm (before rehearsal)

Two Sundays: October 18 or October 25 from 4:00-4:45pm (before rehearsal)

These are drop-in fittings for new singers and for returning singers who have outgrown their wardrobe or moved on to Ragazzi from Holst.

All wardrobe pieces you have outgrown should be returned to MYC as soon as possible. (This means you should try everything on!) Ragazzi singers who have not yet turned in their Holst wardrobe, please do so this week!

Self-service polo sizing will be available again this Sunday at rehearsal. Please try on your current polo to see if it fits and report your "polo status" on Sunday. If you've outgrown your current polo, we need it back! Please bring it with you on Sunday clearly marked with your name.

Wardrobe Help
Please lend a hand and make our day! We need a lot of immediate help organizing the boychoir wardrobe pieces and will welcome fitting help as well on the dates listed above. Click the Join Us Here button below to volunteer!
Discount Coupons For
A Madison Symphony Christmas
Discount coupons ($5 off unlimited number of tickets) for A Madison Symphony Christmas will continue to be available in the MYC office or at the rehearsal table through November. Coupons are valid in person only at the Overture Center Box Office.
Looking Ahead to Carmina Burana
Purcell, Britten and Holst will be joining the Madison Symphony Orchestra in presenting Carmina Burana in Overture Hall next April. We expect discount coupons will be offered to MYC families after the first of the year. If you are anxious to snag seats before the $5 discount coupon becomes available, take advantage of the MSO's Annual Holiday Sale, December 13-24. A/B tickets will be $48; C/D tickets will be $20. We suggest you make a note to check their website on December 13 if you are interested in taking advantage of this sale.
Coffee Orders Due
October coffee orders are due today, Thursday, October 8, and will be available for pick up Friday, October 16.

Madison Marathon Fundraising Opportunity
Volunteering with Madison Festivals for the Madison Marathon, November 6-8, earns $9/hour toward your Family Fundraising Contribution Goal. There are a variety of ways to contribute your time and recruiting friends and multiple family members to work with you increases the total dollars you will earn toward your goal. Check out the list of jobs available and sign up by clicking the button below (be sure to choose Madison Youth Choirs as your charity when you register). Please keep in mind our Hilldale performance event is also November 7!
Advertise With MYC
Advertising with MYC provides businesses and organizations with an immediate connection to an audience filled with thoughtful, engaged, and enthusiastic, family-oriented patrons who value excellence in everything. Placing an ad with us is affordable and identifies your company as a cheerleader for youth arts programming in southern Wisconsin. Please feel free to share the brochure linked below with your business owner or employer. Contact Lynn for more information.

Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera has extended the application deadline to October 16, 2015. Please visit Madison Opera for the application and more information.
The Voting Continues...
Once a day, every day until October 17. Find us under Arts and Entertainment tucked into the Youth Performing Arts section. Thanks!