Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule
Sunday, March 3, 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, March 4, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

Tuesday, March 5, MCC
    6:30 - 7:30PM    Mahler 8 Chorus

Congratulations to Chloe Reeser in Choraliers! Chloe is the winner of our participation raffle and will go home on Sunday with a $50 Amazon gift card. Congratulations, Chloe!

See below for everything you need to know about the final two weeks of our IMC campaign: it's not too late to get started!
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!
With just over two weeks to go until turn-in day, it's NOT too late to get started. A Facebook fundraiser or email appeal produces almost immediate results. Read through the information packet, follow the steps and you'll see how easy it is.

Con Gioia is currently leading the participation race at a robust 54% with Purcell a close second at 42%.

As we move toward turn-in day on March 17/18, please be sure you are recording your donations (from all sources) on your tracking sheet. Reminder: every donation made by check requires a completed donor record form.

Say thank you! This is so important! MYC is also providing a thank you along with a receipt but a note from you is the most meaningful.

Quick Reminders:
If you're mailing letters, please include a green donor form with each (if you need more, Ian has them at the rehearsal table).

If you're emailing an appeal please attach a pdf of the donor form (you can download from the IMC webpage.) The green donor forms are required for all donations made by check. It's easiest for all if donations are made online via the button on the IMC webpage--no donor form required for online donations as all the information is collected electronically. Don't forget to include the link if you're sending an email!

If you are starting a Facebook fundraiser please follow the specific instructions we provided in the Family Guide (also linked on our website).

Once you've contacted at least one person outside of your immediate family, sign the purple participation form in your packet and bring it to rehearsal this weekend.

Not sure whether to use a letter, email or Facebook appeal?
Consider your audience. You know them best.

It's not too late to get started! Pull out your Family Guide, make a plan and send!

Please note: This campaign is for Madison Youth Choirs to help cover the gap between what families pay for tuition and what it actually costs to provide programming. We are raising money for MYC's budget, NOT for the building project (even though that's VERY exciting!). The Family Guide has all the information you need to help prompt what to include in your appeal.

Check out (and share) the IMC webpage in your emails or letters. Donors can give through the donate button and you can see weekly updates on our progress. There are also links to campaign materials if you need extra donor record forms, etc.
Because tuition covers less than 50% of the total cost of participation, fundraising is a necessary part of MYC membership. We count on families to embrace their fundraising contribution goal each year to help cover the tuition gap.

Thank you for paying attention to your fundraising progress, setting a goal, and participating!  
Holst Invited to Perform at Madison Gives
Each year, the Madison Community Foundation holds an event called Madison Gives celebrating the impact of philanthropy in our community. They've asked us to perform this year!

Details are still TBD, but please reserve Tuesday, May 21, for this performance. Likely late afternoon (4:30 or 5pm) rehearsal, followed by an early evening performance at Monona Terrace. We'll be in contact as details develop. (This event has been added to the Holst calendar.)

Please let us know ASAP if your singer has an immovable, unavoidable conflict.
March orders are due Monday, March 11. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.