Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Congratulations and Thank You!
Congratulations to our singers for their accomplishments big and small last weekend and thank you to our MYC families and concert patrons for delighting in the experience of listening to a live performance. Those moments shared between ensemble and audience are magical and memorable for our students--thank you for contributing to the extraordinary experience of sharing music together.

If you would like to have a permanent reminder of your favorite moments from last weekend, Audio for the Arts will be producing CD's of each concert. Use the order form inside your program book or place an order directly from their website.
Just a Few Hosts Still Needed| Tallinn Boys Choir Visit
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host members of the Tallinn Boys Choir! We are seeking just 3 more host families to open their homes from Sunday, January 5 through Tuesday morning January 7, 2020. The remaining groupings are especially attractive if you're a family with older students who might enjoy conversing with adults from Estonia (who are likely musicians!).

The remaining groupings include:

  • two adults ages 28 and 34
  • two adults ages 46 and 45
  • three guests - 1 adult parent and two 13 year olds

Thank you for considering! Hosting is open to the entire MYC community!
We Want to Host!
A Madison Symphony Christmas is this Weekend
Singers in Con Gioia, Capriccio MSO, Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi, will be sharing the Overture Hall stage with the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Singers in these ensembles: please review your primer and be in touch with us if you have any questions.

We still have backstage chaperone opportunities available. Please sign up here:
MSO Backstage Volunteer

2018 Madison Symphony Christmas

Feeling nostalgic for last year's Madison Symphony Christmas? PBS will be re-airing the concert on Monday, December 23 at 11pm.

(This year's concerts are not being filmed, just FYI.)
Moving Help this Week and Items Still Available
Our final days at Westgate are upon us! If you're already feeling nostalgic and want to spend a few final hours at Westgate, we would welcome any help during the day today or tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to help stage boxes/cargo so things are ready to move quickly on Tuesday morning. If you have any spare time, please be in touch!

Behold! Our list of remaining garage sale items:

  1. Whirlpool dorm-size refrigerator w/freezer (new in April); $75 see Craigslist listing
  2. birch desk w/2 drawer file; $50 see Craigslist listing
  3. music library table; $25 see Craigslist listing
  4. Ikea desk w/bookshelf; $50 see Craigslist listing
  5. Double hanging rack for folding chairs; $200 (3 racks available--folding chairs have been sold) see Craigslist listing
  6. sound systems; see Craiglist listing.

Please feel free to share this list broadly to anyone who might have interest. Thanks!
Mid-Season Auditions
Do you know a student interested in joining Madison Youth Choirs for our second semester? Please direct them to our "Join a Choir" page on our website where they can learn about our mid-season audition opportunity January.

Introductory Choir Registration for Spring Now Open
We will be offering at least two sessions of introductory choir next semester at Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E Gorham Street--our new rehearsal location) and registration is now open on our website. Introductory choir is the first MYC ensemble for new students ages 7-10 and is just a ten-week commitment for one hour each week. Please share with your interested friends and family!
Text Alerts from MYC
Follow the instructions linked here to sign up for text alerts from MYC. Text alerts are a handy way to receive short messages from us related to your singer's rehearsal schedule--for example, when we canceled Purcell this past Monday we used this platform (along with email) to get the word out quickly. We encourage you to sign up! We use Remind.com and signing up is voluntary.
Poinsettias Still Available
It's not too late to place an order! We have sold out of a few sizes but have plenty of red doubles and other sizes! (Electronic ordering form lists all current stock available.) Thank you for choosing a pick up or delivery date at least two business days from your order date to ensure MYC and Felly's have time to process your order.

Each plant sold results in $5 toward your Family Fundraising Contribution.
Order Poinsettias
Target Circle Program | Please Vote for MYC

MYC has been chosen as one of five local nonprofits to be part of the Target Circle Charitable Giving Program! Now through January 5, 2020, members of the Target Circle rewards program will earn one vote with every Target purchase in-store or online and anyone in the greater Madison area can vote for MYC to receive a portion of Target’s charitable donation. The allocation of the donation among the nonprofits for each local giving program will be based on the percentage of votes each nonprofit receives during the voting period. 

The Target Circle program is free for all guests, and the easiest way to enroll is to sign up at www.target.com/circle or download the Target app on your phone. To earn votes in-store, provide your phone number at check out, scan your Wallet barcode in the Target app, or scan the barcode on your physical receipt up to 7 days after purchase. 

After you’ve earned votes, you can either cast your votes as you go (by logging in to target.com/circle or by tapping on your profile in the Target App, then tapping “available balance”) or collect multiple votes and cast them at a later date (before the end of the giving period, January 5, 2020).

If you’re a frequent Target shopper, this is an easy way to support MYC at the same time!