Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 5, 2015
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, November 8, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios

Please note Choraliers and Capriccio have slightly altered schedules this weekend:   
Choraliers ends 15 minutes early rehearsing from 4:00-5:15PM
Capriccio begins 15 minutes early rehearsing from 5:30 - 7:30PM

AND Ragazzi: please note your rehearsal begins at 4:15PM this week!

Monday, November 9, regular rehearsals at our 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. 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!
MYC Night at UW Space Place
Join us on Wednesday, November 11, from 7PM to 8PM, for a very special MYC-only evening at the UW Space Place. Due to the generosity of MYC alum parent and UW Space Place Director, Jim Lattis, MYC families will have the opportunity to explore the Space Place and get a guided tour of the evening skies.

FREE and open to any MYC family but a reservation is required by Friday, 11/6. Just a few spots remain--please sign up only if you are certain you will attend!
Inquiry: Science, Music, Imagination
In our continuing video series exploring what our scientist friends have to say about inquiry (and music and imagination), we present a sneak peek inside the UW Space Place with Jim Lattis:

In case you missed it, please watch and enjoy:

MYC - Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir Concert
On Saturday, November 21, eleven members of Cantabile and Ragazzi will join residents of the Capitol Lakes retirement community in a concert celebrating the power of creative expression at every age. The concert will feature works by J.S. Bach, Bob Dylan, and Sir Hubert Parry as well as folk songs from the Shaker and Navajo traditions.

Please come and support this unique artistic collaboration!

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:00PM
FREE and open to the public
Final Tuition Payments Due November 9
Families with a tuition balance received their MYC tuition statement by email last week. As a reminder, tuition is due in full by Monday, November 9. Payments may be dropped in the Big Red Box at rehearsals or mailed to the MYC office. Thank you for your timely payments!
Auditions for New Singers
Do you know someone wishing to join MYC for the second half of our season beginning in January? Please tell them about our mid-season auditions on Wednesday, November 18! Auditions are open to singers in 5th - 12th grade and reservations can be made via the link on our Join A Choir page.
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.
We have just a few more days to gather our initial orders for the first round of deliveries in early December. Please submit your individual and business orders by Monday, November 9. If you need help getting started, MYC retains sales information from past years and will gladly pass along former singer leads to interested families. Businesses you frequent, friends, neighbors and co-workers will be interested in these high-quality plants!

Fruit Sale Returns
Back by popular demand, the MYC fruit sale kicks off today!

Important Details:
  • Families earn $10 per box sold toward fundraising goal
  • Orders, along with full payment, are due no later than Monday, November 30
  • Fruit is delivered on Saturday morning, December 12. If you sell, you are committing to picking up your fruit between 9am and 11am at the back entrance of Westgate Mall (freight elevator location) off of Tokay Blvd, or making arrangements with a friend to pick up your order for you. MYC cannot store fruit! (Large orders will be picked up by appointment before 9am.)
  • We are continuing the Food Pantry option in which your customers can purchase a box for the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry and MYC will deliver it.

Questions? Please ask!

November Coffee Orders
November orders are due today, Thursday, November 5. Orders will be ready for pick up next Friday, November 13, in the MYC office or at rehearsals the following Sunday/Monday.

Madison Marathon This Weekend
Thank you to everyone who is volunteering on behalf of MYC this weekend at the Madison Marathon! You will be earning $9/hour toward your family fundraising goal and having a blast in the process. Please make sure MYC is your charity designation when you check in--thanks for your hard work!
It's Concert and Opera Season!
Join your friends for these unforgettable upcoming events:

La Boheme | Madison Opera featuring MYC Children's Chorus
Friday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 15

Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts | WYSO | Saturday, Nov. 14 & Sunday, Nov. 15

MYC - Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir | Capitol Lakes Grand Hall | Saturday, Nov. 21, 7PM

Christmas in Vienna | Vienna Boys Choir | Friday, Nov. 27, 7PM

Christmas Carol Sing in Overture Hall | Samuel Hutchison, Organist | Saturday, Nov. 28, 7PM

A Procession of Angels | Madison Choral Project | Friday, Dec. 18, 7:30PM and Sunday, Dec. 20, 2:30PM