Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Scotland 2018 Tour
Informational Meeting
All Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi singers and parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Scotland 2018 Tour Meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6-7pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary. Whether your interest is at 2% or 98%, we hope to see you there!  We will be presenting details on cost, timeline, scholarships, chaperoning and how you can begin preparing NOW for this amazing opportunity.
2017-18 Placements and Registration
Singer placement information and invitations for next season will be emailed to families today, Thursday, June 8. Tuition statements will follow on Friday, June 9.

Registration forms will be attached to your placement email and should be printed, updated, signed and returned to MYC by July 13. Please review your forms carefully making sure that names are spelled correctly, birth date, school, and grade information is all correct and that we have accurate email addresses for everyone needing to be in the loop. Simply cross out and update with a pen or pencil. We have significantly reduced the amount of information requested and appreciate your patience as we work on moving our registration to a web-based process (hopefully for 2018-19!).

Forms and tuition payments may be dropped off at our office or mailed by July 13. Questions? Please ask!
Turning in Music and Wardrobe
Please double-check to see if your singer still has music in their binder. Music can be returned to the MYC office at any time (use the bin or wire basket outside the door if we are closed). Thank you for labeling with your singer's name and ensemble.

Please return your MYC wardrobe if:
  • you are not singing with us next season (full concert attire plus MYC red polo)
  •  your 2017-18 choir placement results in a new concert wardrobe; Con Gioia to Capriccio; Capriccio to Cantilena or Holst to Ragazzi (just concert wardrobe, please keep red polo for next season)
  • any items no longer fit

All pieces being turned in should be labeled with your singer's name so they can be properly checked in. Thank you!
Heartland Youth Choir Dinner Sign Up
Thank you to all the Con Gioia families who have already signed up to help with our pizza dinner on Tuesday evening, June 13, with the Heartland Youth Choir. Additional items are still needed and you can view the sign up below. Our schedule for that evening at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Middleton:

5PM | Singers meet for activities, singing and pizza dinner
7PM | Heartland Youth Choir concert; Con Gioia and any boychoir hosts will reprise Blowin' in the Wind at this concert*

*Please wear your red MYC polo.

Con Gioia: Please check your calendars and let us know via the absence form if you have a conflict.

Thank you for helping with our pizza dinner!

Questions? Please contact Lisa at lkjentvet@madisonyouthchoirs.org. Thanks!
Boychoir & Girlchoir Host Families Still Needed
We are close! Just six more families are needed to provide overnight hosting to the visiting Heartland Youth Choir on Tuesday, June 13. Con Gioia is the official choir hosting the event but all boychoir families (and all MYC families, regardless of ensemble) are invited to also host and participate in the evening concert (singing Blowin' in the Wind!).

Singers will come together at 5pm for singing, activities and dinner prior to the 7pm concert at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Host families will return their visiting choristers the next morning to Westgate after providing breakfast (and a good night's sleep!). Thank you for opening your home! Questions? Please email Lisa Kjentvet.

Lost and Found
We have many, many items still sitting in our lost and found. If you are missing something special, please stop by the office to look through the bin. Anything remaining on Friday, June 9, will be donated.
The Handel Aria Competition
The final round of the Handel Aria Competition competition will be presented as a public concert on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 in Mills Hall of the Humanities Building, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music.

Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.
Summer Introductory Choir
Seats are still available in each of our summer introductory choir sessions. Thank you for passing this information along to interested friends and neighbors. All sessions are meeting at Westgate from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday:

June 12-16 | Colla Voce for girls
June 19-23 | Colla Voce for girls
June 26-30 | Tallis for boys|

Registration is open on our Join a Choir tab on our website.
Summer Office Hours
The MYC office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm throughout the summer months. Fridays in June we are open 9am to noon. We are  closed each Friday in July and each Friday in August through the 18th.

Our Facebook page will post reminders when our office is closed.

Finally, congratulations! You have reached the very end of the final Weekly Notes for the 2016-17 season. 

From all of us at MYC, we wish you a very happy and healthy summer!