AAYC NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 5, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

IN THIS ISSUE

COMING UP

JANUARY

9

Regular Rehearsal at BUCC

9

DUE: Descant Choir only - Voices Valiant date change poll

16

Regular Rehearsal at BUCC

16

DUE: Concert Choir only - Chicago Tour medical form(s)

23

Regular Rehearsal at BUCC

23

Parent Coffee Hour at BUCC - Join Us to Kick off the New Year!

30

Regular Rehearsal at BUCC

30

Concert Choir only - Mandatory Chicago tour travel meeting at BUCC

31

DUE: Chorale Cabaret Audition sign up closes at noon

FEBRUARY

4

Chorale Cabaret Auditions at Westminster Presbyterian Church

TUESDAY REHEARSALS RESUME JANUARY 9

AAYC’s Tuesday evening rehearsals resume on January 9 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ (423 S Fourth Ave). Call time is 5:50pm (coordinators are available for drop off starting at 5:40pm). Let’s make our already excellent timely arrival record even more outstanding in 2018! On time = inside BUCC, in place, ready to sing the 1st note of 2018 at 6:00pm. See you Tuesday with your pencils, folders and music!

PLANNING FOR WINTER WEATHER

WET FEET 

Please use the entry mats at the entry of BUCC to wipe boots/shoes and reduce the amount of winter wet being tracked into the building. We strive to be the best citizens by taking great care of our beautiful rehearsal space.

REHEARSAL CANCELLATIONS

AAYC rehearses in a public space (separate from AAPS closings). In the event of rehearsal cancellation, the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale staff will email families no later than 3:00 pm on 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 or cancel rehearsal.

DESCANT CHOIR ONLY:

VOICES VALIANT CONCERT - POLL RESPONSES DUE

If you have not already done so, the deadline for responding to the Voices Valiant Concert poll is Tuesday, January 9. We request a response from each Descant family to ensure the most accurate count possible for this unexpected date change. LINK: VOICES VALIANT DATE CHANGE POLL

CONCERT CHOIR ONLY:

CHICAGO TOUR INFORMATION

  1. Medical Form(s) Packet: A hard copy packet of medical form(s) will be sent home with each Concert Choir member on Tuesday, January 9. All forms must be returned by Tuesday, January 16. NOTE: Depending on your singer’s medication needs, a physician’s signature may be required; please plan accordingly to ensure form(s) are returned by the due date.
  2. *NEW Mandatory Traveler Meeting: A mandatory meeting will be held at BUCC on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8pm for all Chicago travelers and at least 1 parent/guardian. Rehearsal will be concluded early for Concert Choir to start this meeting. Please review details in the cover letter attached to the medical form packet being delivered on Jan 9.

SNACK SIGN UP

Help us keep singers fully charged during rehearsals by signing up to provide snacks/drinks for the 2nd half of the season. LINK: CONCERT CHOIR SNACK SIGN UP

CHORALE CABARET AND SILENT AUCTION!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year will be here in 2 short months! The AAYC Chorale Cabaret is a variety show starring your talented young members (including 2 full choir numbers within the show), held in conjunction with our biggest fundraiser - a Silent Auction! The event (show and auction) is open to the public and free admission. Mark your calendars for March 9, 2018!

1 MONTH UNTIL CHORALE CABARET AUDITIONS - SIGN UP NOW!

Interested in performing an individual or group act in the Chorale Cabaret? Sign up NOW for an audition time slot: https://goo.gl/forms/2QVcF32XjQ6u0N032; sign up closes on 1/31 at noon. Singing, dancing, instrumentals, skits, jokes, magic, individual or group acts – all you have to do is wow the friendly judges! 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. Video recorded acts may be submitted; contact aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for information.

SILENT AUCTION VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS

For families that are fundraising: Items procured for the AAYC silent auction qualify towards your $150 fundraising obligation. NOTE: Credit towards fundraising given is 50% of the Fair Market Value of the item procured.

A successful Silent Auction starts with great offerings. Procuring offerings takes many willing hands. That’s where YOU, our wonderful AAYC parents, can help! How?

Contact melissabruzzano@mac.com to inquire about volunteering and/or with personal donations.

LINK: SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM

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