Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, February 4, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, February 7: regular rehearsals at 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. 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!
Invitation to Join
Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir
We are excited to invite Cantabile and Ragazzi singers to sing with our Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir for our current session. We had the amazing opportunity to sing together at our winter concert and hope you will consider joining us for another wonderful shared music experience.

Interested Cantabile and Ragazzi singers will attend three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents.

Wednesday, February 24, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Thursday, March 3, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Health Center Auditorium
Wednesday, March 9, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

Performance (Free and open to the public!)
Saturday, March 12, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance, Grand Hall

IMPORTANT: Please email Lisa Kjentvet by Monday, February 15, if you are interested and available to participate in this special opportunity . Service hours are available to singers and repertoire includes everything from Purcell and Billings to Bob Dylan.
Volunteer Opportunity for Music Library
We are looking for one person who can commit to a long-term volunteer position spending 2-4 hours/week (as needed) in the MYC office/music library beginning this month and volunteering through August (little to no hours needed in July). This position requires attention to detail and the ability to take joy in counting, filing, sorting and organizing. We love our volunteers and the perks of this particular opportunity include a flexible schedule and working closely with MYC staff (mostly Mike!). In addition, there are often treats in the office. If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email Lynn or Mike.
Coffee and Tea Orders
Orders are due today, Thursday, February 4 and will be available for pick up next Friday, February 12.  

Spring Introductory Choir
Sessions begin next week and classes are beginning to fill. Registration is open on our website under the Join A Choir tab. Completing introductory choir is the first step toward joining a performing choir for singers this age. Once our spring sessions begin, the next opportunity to enroll in introductory choir will be for our summer sessions beginning in June.
Capital City Theatre Audition Notice for Gypsy
February 13, 10:00AM - 2:30PM and February 14, 9:30AM - 1:00PM            

LOCATION: Madison Ballet Rehearsal Studios. You must reserve an audition time slot in order to be seen. Please visit: capitalcitytheatre.org/auditions to schedule your audition.

For more information please visit Capital City Theatre.
Our final and most important fundraising campaign of the season is underway!

Singers received information packets at rehearsal last weekend. If you were absent, your packet will be waiting for you at rehearsal this weekend. (Or feel free to drop by the office and pick it up).

What To Do This Week:
Read through the packet with your singer and make a plan.

Bring your signed Golden Ticket to rehearsal this weekend.
It's a treat week!

Our goal is 100% participation!

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. Thank you for participating!