AAYC NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 08, 2017

HOLIDAY POPS WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!

IN THIS ISSUE

COMING UP

DECEMBER

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Rehearsal #13 (piano) for Holiday Pops at Huron High School

12

NO TUESDAY REHEARSAL AT BUCC

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Rehearsal #14 (run through) for Holiday Pops at Hill Auditorium

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Holiday Pops concert at Hill Auditorium!

HOLIDAY BREAK UNTIL JANUARY 9!

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to all our AAYC singers for a gorgeous Winter Concert last Sunday. And many heartfelt THANKS to all of YOU! Whether you were a volunteer on Concert Day, donated food and drink to our post-concert reception, sold tickets to the concert, or purchased tickets and cheered on your singer, your contributions made for a brilliant event!

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT AT HILL AUDITORIUM

What a thrill it will be for your young singers to perform on the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium stage! Click on the links below for a printable table-format version of Holiday Pops Week information.

LINK: PRINTABLE GUIDE - HOLIDAY POPS AT HILL AUDITORIUM 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 - PIANO REHEARSAL

Location: Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 - LINK: MAP TO HURON HIGH SCHOOL Allow extra commute time to ensure an on time arrival for our short rehearsal.

Call time: 6:50 pm for all members

Rehearsal time: 7:00-7:45 pm for all members

Drop off: We are one of several vocal groups rehearsing for Holiday Pops at Huron High School. For the safety of all singers, parents must park and walk their singer inside the school. Enter through the ‘Archway Entrance’. See linked image for detail. Singers will rehearse in Meyers Auditorium. - LINK: HURON HIGH SCHOOL PARKING AND ARCHWAY ENTRY

Parking: Parking is permitted in the flat lots surrounding the high school.

Parents and rehearsal: Parents are welcome to wait in the foyer of the high school during rehearsal.

If leaving school grounds during the rehearsal, please allow enough time to locate a parking spot upon return. Other musical groups may have arrived since AAYC’s rehearsal start and parking may be more limited.

Pick up: For the safety of all singers, parents must come inside the school and check out their singer with the choir coordinator. Due to the heavy traffic volume at the school that evening, dim parking lot lighting and multiple parking lots at Huron, we are not willing to risk an accidental mishap in the parking lot. Thank you for understanding! Check out Descant Choir singers with Julia Chu and Laura Morris. Check out Concert Choir singers with Jamie Phillips.

Attire: NO uniforms. Singers will wear their Red AAYC tee shirts with regular pants and shoes.

Music: Yes, bring music and folders (but all songs are memorized by this time).

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 - NO REHEARSAL

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017 - NO REHEARSAL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 - ‘DRESS’ REHEARSAL

Location: Hill Auditorium - LINK: MAP TO HILL AUDITORIUM

Call time: 7:00 pm for all members

Rehearsal time: 7:30-8:15 pm for all members

Drop off: Many groups will be simultaneously rehearsing at Hill Auditorium for Holiday Pops. Allow extra time and expect heavy, congested traffic on South Thayer St. Curbside drop off will occur on South Thayer St, between Hill Auditorium and the Modern Languages Building (MLB). See linked image for detail. Approach the drop off area heading NORTH to avoid having singers cross the street in the dark and heavy traffic. Choir coordinators will be available to direct singers into the MLB meeting room. MLB is the staging area for all groups participating in Holiday Pops. Once gathered, singers will be escorted to/from Hill Auditorium by choir coordinators/conductors for rehearsal. - LINK: CURBSIDE DROP OFF AND PARKING

Parking: Parking is available in nearby campus parking decks or at parking meters.

Parents and rehearsal: Parents may enjoy walking around Central Campus or visiting local shops/eateries on North University, State St or Liberty St. while rehearsal is ongoing.

Pick up: For the safety of all singers, parents must meet their singer inside the Modern Languages Building (MLB) and check out their singer with the choir coordinator. Specific room numbers in the MLB will be sent next week. See linked image for detail. Thank you for understanding! - LINK: MLB PICK UP ENTRY

Attire: NO uniforms. Singers wear their Red AAYC tee shirts with regular pants and shoes.

Music: No music or folders.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 - HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT

Location: Hill Auditorium - LINK: MAP TO HILL AUDITORIUM

Call time: 7:00 pm for all members

Drop off: Same location as Thursday’s ‘dress’ rehearsal. Allow extra time and expect heavy, congested traffic on South Thayer St. - LINK: CURBSIDE DROP OFF AND PARKING

Parking: Same as Thursday’s ‘dress’ rehearsal.

Singers and concert: Singers will be seated together in the balcony (section 16) with other performing choirs during the 1st half of the concert and perform during the 2nd half. They will be escorted to/from Hill Auditorium by choir coordinators/conductors.

Parents and concert: Parents planning to attend the concert must purchase a ticket; advance purchase is recommended (remaining seats are limited). See ‘Discounted Tickets’ below.

Concert: 8:00-10:00 pm for all members

Pick up: Immediately following the concert, parents must meet their singer inside the Modern Languages Building (MLB) and check out their singer with the choir coordinator. Specific room numbers in the MLB will be sent next week. See linked image for detail. Thank you for understanding! - LINK: MLB PICK UP ENTRY

Attire: Arrive in full AAYC uniform. Exception: NO choir pins please, as they reflect off the lights inside Hill Auditorium. LINK: PRINTABLE GUIDE - AAYC UNIFORM ASSEMBLY / WEAR

Music: No music or folders.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

*For families that are fundraising: AAYC is an invited guest of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (AASO). AASO hosts the Holiday Pops concert and are proprietors of ticket proceeds, etc… Therefore, ticket purchases to this concert do NOT qualify towards the $150 AAYC fundraising obligation.

One family member per participating singer may receive a ticket discount to Holiday Pops by using the code HP2017_SINGER when ordering online or by phone (734.994.4801).

Choose 1 of the following 2 discounted ticket rates:

1) 1 ticket in SECTIONS B-F is comped.       -OR-

2) 1 ticket in SECTION A at a 50% discount.

NOTE: Singers do NOT need a ticket; they will be seated in the balcony for the 1st half of the concert and perform during the 2nd half. They will be accompanied by AAYC coordinators.

LINK: PURCHASE TICKETS TO HOLIDAY POPS

SUPPORT AAYC / SHOP AT AMAZON SMILE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Support AAYC when shopping online this holiday season through Amazon Smile. All the same great offerings as Amazon, but a 0.5% portion of your purchase is donated back to AAYC when you use the following link: smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2798713 No cost to you...just love back to us! Ask your friends and family to do the same. LINK: AMAZON SMILE AD

CHORALE CABARET AUDITIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

As debuted last week, audition sign up is now open for Chorale Cabaret! The AAYC Chorale Cabaret is a variety show starring your talented young members, held in conjunction with our biggest fundraiser - a Silent Auction. Get ready to SHOW US YOUR TALENT! Singing, dancing, instrumentals, skits, jokes, magic, individual or group acts – start practicing now… Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 between 2:30 and 6:30 pm at Westminster Church, 1500 Scio Church Road in Ann Arbor. All you have to do is wow the friendly judges with how well prepared you are! Sign up for an audition slot now at: https://goo.gl/forms/2QVcF32XjQ6u0N032! Unavailable on the audition day? Video recorded acts may be submitted. Contact aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for information.

MISCELLANEOUS - CONCERT CHOIR SNACK SIGN UP (JAN-MAY)

Concert Choir families: Please help to keep your singers fully charged during our rehearsals by signing up to provide snacks/drinks for the 2nd half of the season. Sign up is now open! LINK: CONCERT CHOIR SNACK SIGN UP

KEY AAYC CONTACTS

Have a question about AAYC? Use this chart to find the appropriate resource:

WHAT

WHO TO CONTACT

Concert Choir attendance

Susan Bass, Concert Choir Coordinator

skb2013dk@outlook.com

313-815-8169

*Absences should reported no less than 2 hours in advance of rehearsal start

Descant Choir attendance

Julia Chu, Descant Choir Coordinator

juliac@annarboryouthchorale.org

734-604-2235

*Absences should reported no less than 2 hours in advance of rehearsal start

‘Members Only’ access on website (inc practice recordings)

Laura Morris, Webmaster

webmaster@annarboryouthchorale.org

Newsletter, email receipt

Laura Morris, Webmaster or Julia Chu, DC Coordinator

webmaster@annarboryouthchorale.org

juliac@annarboryouthchorale.org

All other AAYC questions

Jamie Phillips, Administrator

aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org

734-996-4404