Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Spring Break Schedule for this Weekend
Sunday, April 1 | NO REHEARSALS

Monday, April 2, Regular rehearsals for Purcell, Britten, and Holst
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!
Thank you to everyone who has participated!

Reminder:  We are still collecting donations through April 9 so it's (still) NOT too late to begin. :)

Don't forget to say thank you! to your donors. This is so important! MYC is also providing a thank you along with a receipt but a note from you is the most meaningful.

Thank you parents and singers for your work on this campaign--we plan to announce your amazing results after April 9! Families can expect to receive updated tuition and fundraising statements after spring break. As a reminder, donations made to MYC, including those made toward meeting your family fundraising contribution goal, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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.
Host Families Needed for April 27/28
Con Gioia is sharing time with a visiting choir from Minnesota (CoMUSICation) as well Madison's Mt. Zion Baptist Church's youth choir the last weekend of April. MYC is providing host families for CoMUSICation singers on Friday, April 27, and we hope you will consider hosting! (Any MYC family may host--not just Con Gioia families). You can view the details and sign up using the link below. This is a great opportunity to show hospitality and make new (singing) friends from Minnesota!

Con Gioia: More details about the Saturday, April 28, afternoon/evening event to follow after spring break. 
Special Opportunity: Opera for the Young
We are looking for treble singers in 2nd-5th grade from Choraliers, Con Gioia, Purcell, and Britten to participate in a great project with our good friends at Opera for the Young. This amazing organization presents shortened versions of classic operas (sung in English with the stories given a modern "twist").

Participants will be performing in Opera for the Young's current tour of "Rusalka" at Family Opera Day on June 2. Margaret Jenks will direct a maximum of 16 singers who can commit to two rehearsals and the performance day at Overture Center for the Arts.

Rehearsals at Westgate, Studio 4
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30-6:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 4:30-6:00pm

Performance at Overture Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 2, likely 11:00am - 2:45pm (11:00 rehearsal, 12:45 audience workshop, 1:30 performance)

Please check your calendars and let us know if you are interested and available by replying to Lisa Kjentvet with your singer's name and choir. Once you volunteer we assume you have checked the dates and can commit to 100% participation. We will confirm each participant once the list is final--thank you!
Our final ordering opportunity of the season will be in April with orders due by Monday, April 23. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.

Summer Introductory Choir
Our summer sessions of introductory choir for students ages 7-10, will be offered the week of June 11 and the week of June 18 from 9AM to Noon, Monday through Friday. Registration is now open on our website and will close when each session reaches capacity. Thank you for telling your friends!
Spring Break Reminder
The MYC offices continue to be closed for spring break. We will be back on Monday, April 2.
Run MadTown and Brat Fest Fundraising Opportunities
Both of these events take place Memorial Day Weekend and provide wonderful opportunities to raise money for Madison Youth Choirs (and make advanced progress toward your 2018-19 family fundraising contribution, i.e., NEXT season's goal for singers planning to return.)