Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Rehearsals this Weekend
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia
    5:00 - 7:30PM    Ragazzi (note shift to later start time this week!)
    5:45 - 7:30PM    Capriccio
    5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
    6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

As a reminder, your singer's full semester schedule is available by clicking the calendar link in the header section above.

Please complete the on-line absence form (linked above) to report an absence or late arrival. 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!
Not too Late to Start!
With just over two weeks to go until turn-in day, it's NOT too late to get started. A Facebook fundraiser or email appeal produces almost immediate results. Read through the information packet, follow the steps and you'll see how easy it is!

Choraliers is currently leading the participation race at a robust 51% with Cantilena and Holst at 26% and 25% respectively.

Surprise! Everyone who turns in their purple participation slip verifying they've written a letter/email/Facebook appeal and contacted at least one person outside their immediate family will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. All tickets submitted by March 9 will be eligible for the drawing.

Congratulations to everyone who has gotten off to a fast start! As we move toward turn-in day on March 22/23, please be sure you are recording your donations (from all sources) on your tracking sheet.

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:
A donor record form is 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).

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 to be entered into the Amazon gift card drawing.

Not sure whether to use a letter, email or Facebook appeal?
Consider your audience. You know them best.
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 contribution goal each year to help cover the tuition gap. Updated statements were emailed to families last week--thank you for paying attention to your fundraising progress, setting a goal, and participating!  
Calling All Coffee Lovers
If you enjoyed the coffee we served at our open house rehearsals, you're not alone! We have the opportunity to have coffee available during rehearsals for parents who are using the lounge area to read or work. If you are interested in learning how to make the coffee at CPC for MYC, please let us know and we'll get you trained! You're not committing to doing it every week--just when you are there for rehearsals and if you have time. This is an option for both Sunday and Monday night rehearsals. Interested? Please email us!
MYC Intergenerational Choir: Time to Sing!
Cantabile | Ragazzi
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers (and their interested parents) are invited to sing with our Intergenerational Choir at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community for our Spring 2020 session. This project brings Madison Youth Choirs to the residents of Capitol Lakes, creating an innovative musical ensemble that demonstrates the importance of creative expression at every age.

Singers attend four evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents. All rehearsals and the performance are at Capitol Lakes:

Wednesday, March 25, 6-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Thursday, April 2, 6-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Tuesday, April 7,  6-7pm in Capitol Lakes Health Care Auditorium
Wednesday, April 15, 6-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Friday, April 17, 6pm call for dress rehearsal; 7pm performance in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

Service hours are available to MYC singers and repertoire spans the ages, from Cherubini to traditional vocal jazz. Please express your interest using the button below by Monday, March 16. We hope you can join us!
Join Here!
Introductory Choir Summer Registration
Registration is open on our website for our summer sessions of introductory choir. Introductory choir will be offered in one-week sessions meeting Monday through Friday from 9am to noon and includes time outside and a snack! All sessions will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church. Please direct interested friends and family to our "Join a Choir" page on our website for more information.
Coffee was not ordered this week. Orders placed by noon next Tuesday will be submitted if we meet the minimum ordering requirements.

You can read more about Just Coffee and how to order by clicking the button below!