Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, January 26, 2017
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, January 29, regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

Ragazzi and Cantabile: We continue with our special Snow Goose rehearsal schedule this week! Ragazzi from 5-7:30pm; Cantabile from 6-8:45pm.
Monday, January 30, 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!
Madison Boychoir Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | West High School

Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi: please watch for your final reminder email later today! 

The Festival Concert begins at 12:30PM in the West High School Stevens Gymnasium and is open to the public. This is a FREE event but donations are greatly appreciated.

We will open the doors to the concert hall by 12:10pm. Thank you in advance for your patience as we allow our singers the opportunity to rehearse without distractions.

We still have opportunities to volunteer and be part of this amazing day for our singers and the community: Please consider joining the logistical victories team by clicking below!
Coffee Orders Due February 6
February coffee orders are due Monday, February 6. Please complete the order form linked below to earn $5/unit toward your 2016-17 family fundraising contribution goal.

Madison Marathon Fundraising Opportunity
Madison Festivals has opened registration for volunteers to work the weekend of May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) assisting with the Run Mad Town half marathon; 10K; 5K and Kid's Run downtown. There is a wide variety of volunteer slots beginning Friday, May 26 and ending Sunday, May 28. Volunteers earn $9/hour toward their 2017-18 (NEXT season) family fundraising contribution goal.

Brat Fest registration coming soon!
Augustana College Choir: Opportunity to Host
The wonderful singers of the Augustana College Choir will be visiting Madison the weekend of February 18-19. Cantabile and Ragazzi will be working with them and sharing an evening concert at Luther Memorial Church on Saturday evening. 

All MYC families are invited to consider hosting singers that weekend--a great way to welcome older singers to your home and support a great choir!

If you are interested in hosting, please complete the Google form in the link below. There are directions at the top of the document. We don't know exact times yet, but hosting will involve attending the Saturday, February 18 concert at 7pm, taking singers home with you following the concert, providing a meal or two, and returning them the next morning. This is always a rewarding experience! Thank you for opening your home!

Wardrobe Fitting Schedule for New Singers
We will be fitting new MYC singers for their concert wardrobe on the rehearsal dates listed below. 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!

Sunday, February 12
3:30 - 5:45pm
New singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena and Ragazzi. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your rehearsal begins to be fitted.

Monday, February 13
3:30 - 4:45pm
New singers in Purcell, Britten and Holst. Please note: we will need to end fittings promptly at 4:45pm to ensure Studio 4 can be set for rehearsal at 5:30pm. Please arrive no later than 4:30pm to be fitted. Thank you!
Rehearsal Parent Needed for Con Gioia
Rehearsal parents arrive 10-15 minutes before rehearsal begins, take attendance and ensure we have been in contact with families of absent singers.

We currently need a rehearsal parent for Con Gioia (weekly, rehearsing Sunday from 4-5:30pm). If you are interested in volunteering for this rewarding role (you will meet a lot of singers and their parents!), please email Lynn for more information. Thanks!
Spring Introductory Choir
For students ages 7-10, new sessions of introductory choir begin mid-February and registration is now open on our website under the Join A Choir tab. Completing introductory choir is the first step toward joining a year-long choir for singers this age.
St. Olaf Choir in Concert This Weekend
Saturday, January 28, 7:30PM
Luther Memorial Church | 1021 University Avenue
$30 adults | $10 students
Tickets available through stolaf.edu/tickets or at the door