Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, January 19, 2017
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, January 22, 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 23, 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!
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 Parents Needed
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) and for Purcell (every other week, sharing with another family, Mondays from 5:30-7pm). 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!
Madison Boychoir Festival
January 28, 2017 | West High School, Madison

Members of Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi can expect a detailed email early next week with important reminders for Saturday, January 28. For now, please make sure this event is on your calendar and you've notified us if your singer has an immovable, unavoidable conflict. (We assume your singer will be in attendance unless we have already heard from you.) We are in the throes of organizing shirts, snacks, seating, etc., so knowing who will be absent is extremely important!

This is not only an amazing day for our singers and the community; it's an amazing day filled with logistical victories made possible by our excellent volunteers--YOU! Please consider joining us!
Concert Recordings
Ordering information for concert cds can be found inside your December concert program (page 33) or by visiting the website of our recording partner Audio for the Arts.
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.