AAYC NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 15, 2017

HILL AUDITORIUM - HERE WE COME!

IN THIS ISSUE

COMING UP

DECEMBER

15

Holiday Pops concert at Hill Auditorium!

HOLIDAY BREAK! HAVE A WONDERFUL AND JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON!

JANUARY

9

Rehearsals resume at BUCC

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT AT HILL AUDITORIUM - TONIGHT!

Tonight is the big show - Holiday Pops is here! LINK: HOLIDAY POPS TABLE FORMATTED GUIDE

Location: Hill Auditorium - LINK: MAP TO HILL AUDITORIUM

Call time (inside MLB and checked in): 7:00 pm for all members; coordinators and AAYC staff will be available for check in as early as 6:30pm.

Drop off: 500 musicians and nearly 4000 patrons will be converging on Hill Auditorium for Holiday Pops. Please allow ample time for heavy, congested traffic patterns. 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 singers crossing the street in the dark and in heavy traffic. LINK: CURBSIDE DROP OFF AND PARKING

Parking: Parking is available in nearby campus parking decks or at parking meters. Drop off of your singer, prior to finding a parking spot, is strongly recommended.

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 will perform onstage during the 2nd half. Choir coordinators / conductors will escort them to/from Hill Auditorium for the performance.

Parents and concert: Parents planning to attend the concert must have purchased a ticket. The performance is SOLD OUT. Phone 734.994.4801 if you would like to be added to the ticket waitlist.

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

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. Pick up will occur as soon as possible upon conclusion of the concert, inside the doors of the MLB entry (see linked image for detail). Thank you in advance for your patience as we safely connect singers to their families. LINK: MLB PICK UP ENTRY

Attire: Arrive in full AAYC formal 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.

LOOKING AHEAD: CHORALE CABARET AND SILENT AUCTION ARE COMING!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming! 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!

CHORALE CABARET AUDITION SIGN UP

Interested in an individual or group act in the Chorale Cabaret? Sign up now for an audition time slot: https://goo.gl/forms/2QVcF32XjQ6u0N032. 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! Unavailable on the audition day? Video recorded acts may be submitted. Contact aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for information.

SILENT AUCTION VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS

A successful Silent Auction starts with great offerings. Lining up those 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

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.

TWO UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT AAYC

NEW! STOCK AND BOND SECURITIES DONATIONS

The AAYC Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to present a new opportunity for supporting AAYC and the arts! We now have the ability to receive donations in the form of stock and bond securities. By donating appreciated securities directly, the donor avoids paying long-term capital gains taxes - resulting in more funds being directed toward AAYC’s mission - and can deduct the entire market value of the appreciated securities as a charitable donation for tax purposes. A win-win for the donor and AAYC! Individual tax situations may vary, so please consult your tax advisor. Securities donations supplement our operational budget and are separate, and apart from, AAYC tuition obligations. For more information on how to donate, please contact Jamie Phillips, Administrator (aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org).

SHOP AT AMAZON SMILE!

Quick, easy and at no cost to you! When shopping online this holiday season, designate AAYC as your beneficiary on Amazon Smile. All the same great offerings as Amazon, but a 0.5% portion of your purchase is donated back to AAYC when you shop via the following link: smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2798713 Encourage your friends and family to do the same! LINK: AMAZON SMILE AD

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

Concert Choir families: Please help to keep your singers fully charged during our rehearsals in the 2nd half of the season by signing up to provide snacks/drinks. 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