AAYC NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 10, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

COMING UP

NOVEMBER

14

Rehearsal #9 at BUCC

14

DEADLINE: Business Ads and Singer Messages!!!

(NOTE: Business Ad sales (no singer msgs) qualify towards $150 fundraising goal.)

21

Rehearsal #10 at BUCC

21

Free AAYC Winter Concert ticket for music educator handed out to each singer

21

Scarf orders delivered to rehearsal

28

Rehearsal #11 at BUCC

28

DUE: Winter Concert ticket preorders

(NOTE: Ticket sales to AAYC Winter Concert qualify towards $150 fundraising goal.)

30

DUE: Concert Choir only - Chicago tour installment payment

DECEMBER

1

Rehearsal #12 (run through) for AAYC Winter Concert at BUCC

3

AAYC Winter Concert at BUCC!

11

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

14

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

15

Holiday Pops concert at Hill Auditorium!

HOLIDAY BREAK UNTIL JANUARY 9!

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The temps are dropping, which means that inclement weather season is upon us! AAYC rehearses in a public space that is not tied to local school closings. In the event of rehearsal cancellation, the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale staff will email families no later than 3:00 pm that day. Information will also be posted on our website: http://www.annarboryouthchorale.org. As always, safety for choir members and their families will be a top priority when making a decision to hold/cancel rehearsal.

DECEMBER CONCERTS - VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION NEXT WEEK!

Next week’s newsletter (11/17) will be dedicated almost exclusively to the details and information needed to ensure our singers are prepared for their 2 upcoming concert performances: 1) AAYC’s ‘home’ Winter Concert on December 3 and 2) Holiday Pops at UM’s Hill Auditorium on December 15. BE ON THE LOOKOUT NEXT WEEK!

LAST CALL - PROGRAM SINGER MESSAGES DUE NOVEMBER 14

Singer messages are a reasonably priced ($10 text only or $25 with photo) way to surprise your favorite AAYC member in the Winter Concert program! Singers adore seeing messages dedicated to them from family and friends. Please hand in forms and payments to choir coordinators at rehearsal.

NOTE: Singer messages do NOT qualify towards the $150 fundraising goal. 

LINK 1: SINGER MESSAGE ORDER FORM

LINK 2: SAMPLE SINGER MESSAGES

LAST CALL - PROGRAM BUSINESS AD SALES DUE NOVEMBER 14

Businesses love the chance to reach our AAYC audience; our audience loves a hearty program to peruse while waiting for our talented AAYC choirs to take the stage - it’s a win-win! Whether you are fundraising (or opted out with a donation), we encourage ALL AAYC families to participate in business ad sales and help extend AAYC’s presence into the community. Sale proceeds help to offset annual operational expenses and enable us to provide even greater opportunities to our members in the future. Please hand in forms and payments to choir coordinators at rehearsal.

LINK 1: BUSINESS ADS ORDER FORM

LINK 2: SAMPLE BUSINESS ADS

ACT NOW - WINTER CONCERT TICKET SALES ONGOING UNTIL NOVEMBER 28

Every AAYC singer received a hard copy ticket order form (light blue with attached collection envelope) at the November 7 rehearsal. These tickets are for our Annual ‘home’ Winter Concert at BUCC on December 3, 2017 at 4pm. Encourage your singer to proudly promote the beautiful sounds that they are creating in rehearsal and fill BUCC with family, friends and neighbors! Please hand in all payments and the tallied form to choir coordinators no later than November 28. Preordered tickets will be held at the ‘Will Call’ table at BUCC on December 3. Will Call opens ½ hour prior to the start of the 4pm concert.

LINK: WINTER CONCERT TICKET ORDER FORM

MISCELLANEOUS: CONCERT CHOIR SNACK SIGNUP

Thank you to our Concert Choir families for providing a mid-rehearsal snack for our singers. Nut free snacks for 25 are requested per week. LINK: 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