Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 20, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule
Sunday, March 24, NO REHEARSALS
Monday, March 25, NO REHEARSALS
Tuesday, March 26, NO MAHLER 8

Next Week:
Sunday, March 31, Westgate Studios
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia
    5:00 - 7:30PM    Ragazzi
    5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
    5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
    6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile
Monday, April 1, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

Tuesday, April 2, MCC
    6:30 - 7:30PM    Mahler 8 Chorus

Thank you to everyone who participated! You may still turn in donations--results will be shared after spring break!

Express gratitude to your donors!
As a reminder, you can see your singer's full semester schedule by clicking on the calendar link in the header section above.

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!
Final DAY to Order Season T-Shirts | $15
Check out the limited edition Resilience/Legacy 2018-19 season t-shirts for sale! Madison Top has set up an online store for MYC: ordering deadline is today, Thursday, March 21. Orders can be picked up directly from MYC in April for no charge (choose "I will pick up my order"), or you can opt to have your order shipped for an additional fee.
Brat Fest Registration
Another fun fundraising volunteer option is upon us! As of tomorrow (Friday, March 15th) interested members of the Madison Youth Choirs will be able to sign up to volunteer for the world's largest Brat Fest taking place over Memorial Day weekend (but volunteer hours are available the entire week prior to the festival)! The hours worked volunteering at the festival will contribute directly to your MYC fundraising total for next year. (This is a fantastic and fun way to get a jump start on next season's fundraising!) The Brat Fest organizers are utilizing a new sign up program, but the process of signing up is essentially the same with the added ability of being able to select which jobs and shifts you would like to sign up for ahead of time. Please feel free to contact ian@madisonyouthchoirs.org with any questions that might come up!
Looking Ahead
We have many wonderful things to look forward to when we return from spring break! Here are few highlights (details shared in the coming weeks; check your calendars!):
  • Cantabile and Ragazzi collaborate with WYSO Percussion Ensemble on April 6
  • Britten and Holst host Chicago Children's Choir on April 27
  • Capriccio at Sister Cities event on April 27
  • Spring outreach tours for each ensemble at the end of April
  • Intention forms for next season and returning singer auditions
  • Mahler 8 chorus performs with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  • Our spring concerts on May 11/12 at the Capitol Theater!
  • Con Gioia hosts Minneapolis Youth Chorus on May 18
  • Cantabile and Ragazzi perform at the Monroe Fine Arts Center on May 19

April orders (our final ordering opportunity for the season) will be due Monday, April 8. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.
Host Families Desired

International Student Exchange (ISE), a non-profit organization, is looking for volunteer families to host international high-school students in the coming academic year! They are looking for families to open their heart & home to international students who come with their own spending money, health insurance and good English skills. Students do not need to have their own bedroom; they may share with a child of the same gender. Host families do not need to have other children in the home--they just need to be a loving family. Please share! For more information, please call Abby Luedtke (608)284-8780 or email amluedtke@gmail.com.
Spring Break Reminders
No rehearsals this weekend (March 24/25) but we WILL have rehearsal next weekend (March 31/April 1). The MYC office will be closed Monday-Friday, next week. We will be sending a Weekly Notes next week with rehearsal reminders.

See you on Sunday, March 31 or Monday, April 1! Have a wonderful break.