Director: Lisa Maxfield
Rehearsal Information:
September 6, 2016 to May 16, 2017
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 PM
Sondheim Hall
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)
325 West Walnut, Milwaukee

 

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NEWSLETTER FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
 
Hello Families!
 
Great Job with our first week of practice logs! Over half of our singers made our practice goal. Please remember to bring them each week for checking. Keep them in your music folders that you should bring each week. This week’s assignments are the following 4 pieces:
  • Baby I need Your Lovin’ (memorize)

  • Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (memorize)

  • Glory Glory, Hallelujiah

  • Rhythm of Life

For each piece, listen through once, and sing through once each time you practice. Aim for 5 practice sessions this week! ALSO those students who have not completed the WE BELONG SURVEY PLEASE DO SO!
 

 
The We Belong Online Survey still needs to be completed by MANY students.  
 
Please take a few minutes this week to complete this homework assignment. It is important that every student does this survey.  
The deadline has been pushed to next week Wednesday.
 
The data is being collected for curriculum and office purposes. Click below! Thank you!!
 
 
 

 
 REHEARSAL VIDEOS FOR FOUR TOPS CONCERT
"Sugar Pie Hunny Bunch:"
 
"Baby I Need Your Lovin:"
 

FOR THURSDAY!
 
       FOUR TOPS CONCERT - Thursday, February 23
Pabst Theater
144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee
Call Time: 5:00 PM
All Choir Rehearsal with Four Tops: 5:30 PM
Doors Open for Audience 6:30 PM
Concert 7:30 PM
Pick Up: 9:30 PM
Uniform:  MCC T-shirt, nice blue jeans, and closed toe shoes.  Tennis shoes are acceptable
 

Drop Off- Parents should drop off their children at the front of The Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. Parent volunteers will wait in front of the theater to greet your child(ren). Therefore, there's no need to park your car at this time.

Drop off your child at 5:00 p.m. Please do not be late, as this may preclude your child(ren) from participating in the event. Dress rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Information- The Milwaukee Children's Choir will provide a simple dinner for the kids and parent volunteers: assorted sandwiches, chips, fruit, and bottled water. Parents of choristers with allergies or food restrictions are encouraged to pack their child(ren) a dinner.

Parking- Families who are attending a concert at The Pabst Theater for the first time, please visit their webpage or click HERE for information about parking.

Pick Up- Regardless of whether you are attending the performance, please pick up you child(ren) from the rotunda that connects the Intercontinental Hotel, The Rep, and The Pabst Theater.

If you are seeing the show, please just wait in the first-floor rotunda for your child(ren). If you will not be in the audience, we must ask you to park and wait for your child inside the rotunda for safety and logistical ease.

We estimate that by 9:45 p.m., the audience will have cleared, and we will then travel to the rotunda to meet parents.

If there are any emergencies during pick up, please call or text Darcie at 608-216-6181.
 

 
 
Training Department Spring Recital
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Cathedral Church of All Saints,
818 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee 
Call Time: 6:00 PM
Concert: 7:00 PM
Pick Up: 8:00 PM
Admission: $10 adults, $7 senior/student
Online ticket purchases http://bpt.me/2888907
 
 
Wisconsin Children's Choral Festival
Saturday, April 29 - All Day Event
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Late Afternoon Performance 
Details to come soon!
 

 
Thanks everyone and see you next week!
 
Mrs. Maxfield
 
Lisa Maxfield, Associate Music Director
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Current Fundraisers:
 
Tour Information: None

We’re BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!  I hope everyone is well rested and refreshed from their winter holidays and enjoyed their time off!!! We’re kicking off the second half of our season with new music!  Students should have copies of the following new pieces that were handed out at rehearsal:

  • Galop

  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah!

  • Here is Music For You

  • Rhythm of Life

  • Antiphonal Cantate (pronounced “cahn TAh teh”)

  • Sight Singing Packet

Practice Assignments:

  • Students should be looking and sight singing packet exercises #1-6 and writing the solfege below (the first note is done for them). They should practice singing them in preparation for next week.

  • I have put a recording of “Galop” on the website. Students should be practicing measures 9-61.

  • We began reading the main melody of “Glory, Glory Hallelujah!” from measures 3-18. Students should be practicing it with both the text, as well as count singing, paying close attention to the whole notes, and tied notes as well as their phrasing with no breath’s between the words “since I laid my burden down.”

Bring a Friend Week is Next Week!!!!

Students received a red flyer that next week is “Bring a Friend” week. This is a chance for students to invite friends who also love to sing to experience singing in our rehearsals and audition to join. If you have a classmate who plays an instrument, or a family member who sings in the shower all the time invite them to join us!

“SING” movie outing  for Training Choir and Families on Sunday January 15th at 3:50pm.

Whether you have seen it yet or not, come join your choir friends and families on Sunday afternoon to see “Sing” at the AMC 18 in the Mayfair Mall.  Bring money for your ticket or buy it online from Fandango or amc.com.  This is not a required event, but is just a fun outing for our students to spend time together and laugh.

Winter Retreat January 28th

Our Winter Retreat is coming up at the end of the month! We will be meeting at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church from 9am-2pm as before.