Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, February 21: regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

Monday, February 22: 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!
Cantabile and Ragazzi Performing March 8
Cantabile and Ragazzi perform March 8 at Overture Center for the Arts with Mansfield University Concert Choir and Samuel Hutchison, organist. Discount coupons ($5 off) may be picked up from the MYC office or from the rehearsal table this weekend and must be used in person at the Overture Center Box office. Just one coupon is needed for multiple ticket purchases.

March 8 | 7:30PM | Overture Center for the Arts

Tickets are general admission and regularly priced at $20.

Cantabile and Ragazzi: the March 7 rehearsal and March 8 performance are required. Please make sure this is on your calendar!
Carmina Burana with the Madison Symphony Orchestra: Purcell, Britten and Holst Performing
At the end of April, Purcell, Britten, and Holst will be performing Carmina Burana with the Madison Symphony Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra. The performances, along with the required rehearsals, are on your calendar with approximate call times published. Thank you for looking ahead at these dates and making sure you are keeping them conflict-free. Tickets are on sale now through the Overture Center Box Office or this event. We expect to have $5 discount coupons available from the Madison Symphony in the next few weeks.

There will be opportunity for parent help backstage and a SignUp will be shared after spring break.
Out of the Shadows: Performing the Jewish Archive
Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi Performing
Con Gioia, Cantabile, and Ragazzi will be performing on May 5 in the festival's culminating Collage Concert and tickets are now on sale through the Overture Center Box Office. MYC families may purchase tickets for $5 using the purchase code "PJA" during check out.

The Collage Concert | Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts
Thursday, May 5
5:30 - 6:30PM Rehearsal for Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi
7:30PM Concert
Tuition & Fundraising Statements
MYC tuition and fundraising statements will be emailed to families today. Payments for any outstanding tuition and wardrobe fees still due may be dropped in the Big Red Box at rehearsal this weekend or paid with credit card via the link on our Members tab on our website.

Thank you for paying attention to your Family Fundraising Contribution progress. With the It's MYChoir Campaign fully underway, this is your opportunity to meet or exceed your goal of $200 to help offset the full cost of participation in MYC.
Coffee and Tea Orders
Your next ordering deadline is Thursday, March 3. Each unit of coffee results in a $5 credit toward your Family Fundraising Goal; each unit of tea or cocoa results in a $2 credit.

Our final and most important fundraising campaign of the season is underway!

It's the Big Send!
You've written your letter and now it's time to send! Don't forget to include a green donor form with each letter (you can get more from us if you need them or print them from our website); and don't forget to set a deadline for responding. We suggest March 11as our turn-in days are March 12/13.

Once you've sent a letter to at least one person outside of your immediate family, sign the purple participation form in your packet and bring it to rehearsal this weekend. It's a treat week!

Remember: the first measure of participation is sharing your MYC story with at least one person outside of your immediate family. Our goal is 100% participation! Just like in rehearsal, every voice matters and your participation is key.

It's MYChoir (IMC) is both a fundraising campaign and an opportunity for members and staff to share with the wider community the importance of music education and the benefits it provides. Because tuition alone covers less than 50% of the total cost of each singer's enrollment, fundraising is a necessary part of MYC membership. We count on families to fully participate and meet their $200 family fundraising goal each year to help cover the tuition gap. Thank you for participating!