Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 3, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
        2:45PM Scotland 2016 Wardrobe Advisory Meeting for singers & chaperones
        3:30PM New Singer (girlchoir) Concert Wardrobe Fittings (Required)

        3:00PM - 4:50PM New Singer (boychoir) Concert Wardrobe Fittings (Required)

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!
New Singer Wardrobe Fittings (Required)
Singers who joined MYC in January will need to be fitted for their concert wardrobe according to the schedule below. Fittings take about 15 minutes and we ask that you arrive in plenty of time so that you are not late for rehearsal. These are scheduled at a time when we have access to the wardrobe and when staff are available--thank you for making this a priority in your schedule. We expect to fit all new MYC singers this weekend.

Sunday, March 6, 3:30 - 5:45PM, Westgate Studios (follow the signs)
New singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio and Cantilena. Please plan to come BEFORE your rehearsal begins. 

Monday, March 7, 3:00 - 5:00PM, Westgate Studios, Studio 4
New singers in Purcell, Britten and Holst. Please come as early in the afternoon as possible and no later than 4:50PM to allow enough time to be fitted before rehearsal begins.
Rehearsal Schedule Changes for Ragazzi and Cantabile
Please take note of the rehearsal schedule changes listed below. Your rehearsal calendars have been updated:

March 13: 4:45 - 7:15
April 3: 4:45 - 7:15
April 17: 4:45 - 7:15
May 1: 4:45 - 7:15

April 10: 6:00 - 8:30
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. Student rush tickets will be on sale the day of the concert for $10 to patrons with a valid student ID.

Call Times for Cantabile and Ragazzi
Rehearsal and performance are at Overture Center for the Arts. Please have your backstage pass and enter through the security entrance at 121 N Henry Street.

Monday, March 7, 5:30PM
Rehearsal is scheduled until 9PM but may end earlier.

Tuesday, March 8, 7:15PM
Please arrive in your concert attire: black concert dress, black flats for Cantabile, tuxedo, black dress shoes for Ragazzi.
Dress Rehearsal Schedule Change for Con Gioia and Choraliers
Please take note of the following dress rehearsal schedule changes for Saturday, May 7:

Con Gioia 1:00 - 2:00PM (finishing 15 minutes later than originally scheduled)
Choraliers 1:45 - 2:45PM (starting 15 minutes earlier than originally scheduled)

Thank you for paying attention to this slight change which will allow us to have combined rehearsal time for the May 8 concert. As a reminder, the dress rehearsal is required and your calendar has been updated with this change.
Carmina Burana Volunteer Sign Up
Our April performances of Carmina Burana with the Madison Symphony Orchestra will include all members of Purcell and Britten. Parents of Purcell and Britten singers wishing to chaperone backstage are invited to read through the volunteer information and choose the rehearsal and performance dates that work best for them via the sign up link below.
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
Coffee and Tea Orders
Coffe and tea orders are due today, 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.

Spring Break Reminder
MYC will not be rehearsing on the following dates:
Sunday, March 20 and 27
Monday, March 21 and 28

The MYC offices will be closed Monday, March 21 through Monday, March 28.
Save the Date!
On Wednesday, June 29, MYC returns to the Duck Pond for our annual evening of fun with the Madison Mallards! Ticket information and a sign up to sing the national anthem will be published when we return from spring break. For now, please save this date so you don't miss out on the fun!
Our final and most important fundraising campaign of the season is underway!

Reminders for this week:
When you receive a donation, please make sure the donor has completed a green donor form.

Record each donation on your tracking sheet.

Keep all donations organized and with you until turn-in day on March 13/14. Please do not turn in your packets before then!

Don't forget to send a thank you to each of your donors! This is so important! MYC will also provide a thank you along with a receipt but a note from you is the most meaningful.

It's not too late to participate! Read through the information packet, follow the steps and you'll see how easy it is.

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!