resident choir singers

Director: Rachel Beeksma
Rehearsal Information:
September 6, 2016 to May 16, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mozart Hall
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)
325 West Walnut, Milwaukee




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Hello Families,
I am looking forward to having rehearsal start back up again! Your singing provides me so much energy throughout the week and I miss all your smiling faces :)
Reminder that we will resume rehearsals on Tuesday April 25th!
Also if you haven't already done so, mark your Calendars for Choral Festival next Saturday, and Brewer's Sign Up ends APRIL 20th. Updated information and link is below!
Homework during Spring Break- Please come prepared with notes, text and rhythms on Monday!!
One Voice- 
The Sky is Strung With Glory- 
** 30 minutes each week, about 15 minutes on each song.  
PLEASE DO PRACTICE so we are prepared when we start rehearsals.  Our practice record sheet have been EXTREMELY helpful to see who is practice and how often. Every week students document their minutes on this sheet so parents check it out!  Our success is greatly due to practicing at home.

Calendar of Events!
Wisconsin Children's Choral Festival
Saturday, April 29  
Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University
100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI
7:15 AM Festival Check In at Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
Training Choirs, Resident Choirs, Lake Country Children's Choir Arrive
8:00 AM   Sectional rehearsals in Auditorium and Recital Hall
9:30 AM   Snack Break (provided by Festival)
10:00 AM  Assemble Festival Choir on Stage
10:30 AM  Festival Choir Rehearsal with Clinician
12:30 PM  Lunch (provided by Festival)
1:15 PM    Festival Chorus Rehearsal  
2:15 PM    Snack Break (provided by Festival)
3:00 PM Concert at Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI 
4:00 PM Festival Concludes / All Student Pick Up
Uniform: MCC T-Shirt, Nice Blue Jeans, Closed Toed Shoes
Concert Admission: $5; Children 12 and under are free
Tickets are $5 each and are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Dress Rehearsal
Monday, May 15
St. Sebastians 
5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Call Time: 7:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 20th
St. Sebastians 
5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Call Time: 11:45 AM
Concert Starts at 1:00 PM
June 2nd Brewer's National Anthem/Game!
*If you are signing up for the Brewer's National Anthem please note:  There is a Mandatory Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday May 31st from 6-7 pm at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church.  
**When signing up your child, you are agree to attending both dress rehearsal and Brewer game dates along with ticket costs and parking cost.
Resident Choirs East and West
Singing the National Anthem at Brewer’s baseball game!!
Friday June 2nd
Time:  Brewers Front Office at 6:00.  As a group, the performers will be escorted to the Media Interview Room for rehearsal.  Anthem is performed at approximately 6:57 with game officially starting at 7:10 pm. The game generally last for three hours.
Where: Miller Park Stadium- take 1-94 to exit 308B- on Miller Park Way and look for the Brewers sign.  The main entrance for the Brewers front office will be directly after the lights beneath the Brewer’s sign.
Parking: Families are responsible for parking. Carpooling to this event is a great option!
Advance General - $11: Advance Preferred - $16: Day of Game General - $12: Day of Game Preferred - $20
More than 7 days in advance of the game: Advanced parking can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 414-902-4000. Print at home and will-call delivery options are not available for parking purchases. Less than 7 days in advance of the game: Advanced parking can only be purchased in-person at the Ticket Office (up until 4 hours before game time).
Uniform:  MCC Polo, dress skirt/pants, black dress shoes, white socks for ladies.
Cost-  $17.00 for Parents and Friends.- Student tickets will range from $11-$15 dollars dependent on how many students sign up.  Each student will need to purchase a ticket to participate in this event.  Family and Friends will also need to purchase a ticket if they wish to watch the game.  We recommend that if they are singing, they stay for the entirety of the game.  

Voices of Eterna Choir Camp is scheduled for July 31 - August 4, 2017.  All members of the 2017-2018 Voices of Eterna are required to be at the choir camp.  
Only members of Resident Choir who are currently completing their 2nd season in Resident Choir are eligible to audition for membership in Voices of Eterna.  The audition will consist of a vocal hearing, sight singing assessment, and interview with both student and parent(s).  All of these elements are required in order to be considered for acceptance into the 2017-2018 Voices of Eterna.  Auditions will take place in the month of May.  Please take the necessary steps to plan accordingly should your child be eligible for Voices of Eterna. 
Camp begins each morning at 8:30 AM and ends at 8:00 PM.  There is a fee associated with this camp which normally is between $100 - $200.  This covers all meals (except for breakfast), and activities throughout each day. 

Rachel Beeksma, Associate Artistic Director
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Tour Information:
Resident Choir East, West, and Lake Country Children's Choir
OPTIONAL Choir Tour to Memphis and Nashville TN!
Rehearsals for Tour-

6-8 pm June 12 Rehearsal Choir Room upstairs

6-8 pm June 13 RehearsalChoir Room upstairs

6-8 pm June 14 Etiquette Dinner Fellowship Hall

Location: Mt. Carmel for all
Tour Dates:
7:30 AM  June 15 Drop off at MCC office and leave for Memphis TN
9:00 PM  June 19 Return back from Nashville TN and pick up at MCC office
Some Exciting Opportunities:  Going to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley * Tour of the Parthenon * Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and Songwriting opportunity and recording session with a famous Nashville Songwriter * Studio B Tour and Recording Session of two of our own performance pieces * and two performances of our touring music in both Memphis and Nashville!  
More details will be coming your way shortly!
I am leaving out of town for National ACDA Convention, so our newsletter was updated early!