Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 6, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
  • Ragazzi wardrobe fittings and make-up girlchoir fittings this Sunday (see below)

Monday, October 10 regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

The on-line absence form is 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.
Wardrobe Fittings: Remaining Schedule
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!

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.

5:00 - 6:15pm
Make up day for singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena or Cantabile who missed our fitting day on September 25.

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!
Please Return Your Wardrobe!
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 Monday, November 7
October coffee orders will be ready for pick up this weekend at rehearsals. 
Discount Coupons For
A Madison Symphony Christmas

Our friends at the MSO have provided $5 discount coupons toward ticket purchases for this event. Coupons will be available at the Rehearsal Table this weekend and throughout the fall. One coupon may be used for multiple ticket purchases which means only one coupon is needed per family. As in past years, coupons can only be used in person at the Overture Center Box Office.
Invitation to Cantabile & Ragazzi: Capitol Lakes Inter-generational Choir Opportunity
Now in it's fifth season, our Capitol Lakes inter-generational choir seeks to celebrate creative expression and collaborative music-making across multiple generations. Cantabile and Ragazzi singers are invited to participate in three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents:

Tuesday, November 1, 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, November 9, 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, November 16, 7pm-8pm (note later time)
Saturday, November 19, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance (free and open to the public)

Rehearsals and the final performance are held at Capitol Lakes in the Grand Hall.

Please let Lisa Kjentvet know if you are able to participate in this special opportunity by Sunday, October 16. Service hours are available along with the rewarding memories of making music with this special community of singers.
Madison Marathon Fundraising Opportunity
Volunteering with Madison Festivals for the Madison Marathon, November 12/13, 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).
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.
MYC Advertising Brochure 2016-17
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.

Purcell, Britten and Holst rehearsals are canceled for Monday, October 31.