Welcome to Crescendo email fall 2013



You are receiving this email because we have successfully received your student’s registration in our Crescendo ensemble!


Here are the important dates & info to remember as our season begins.

If you requested to pay your tuition donation via PayPal watch for an invoice to come to this email address today. If you opted to pay in person, please plan to do so at Basic Training (8/22) if your singer is attending, or our Season Orientation (8/29) if they are unable to attend camp.


THURSDAY, August 22nd at the Lakes Lutheran Church for BASIC TRAINING BOOT CAMP. Please plan to pay your season tuition and turn in your attendance contract if your singer is participating. Camp will run from 8:30 (check-in) until 4pm for these singers. We will feed them lunch on site as well as some snacks when needed. Please have your student wear their Crescendo Ensemble T-shirt if they already have them. We will hand out T-shirts to all new members once their season tuition donation has been met. **A detailed Itinerary of the day will be sent to singer’s attending a few days prior.**


SEASON PREVIEW CONCERT/CAMP GRADUATION – Thursday, August 22nd @ 7pm at the Lakes Lutheran Church. For parents & friends. There is no charge for this event. We will present special awards to our singers and showcase what we learned in the day.


FALL SEASON ORIENTATION – Thursday, August 29th @ 6pm at the Lakes Lutheran Church. If you did not participate in camp, please print, sign, and bring your attendance contract and season donation to finalize your registration. We will go over this season’s schedule, how we run class, and of course sing!!! The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6-6:15PM — registration begins (check in, hand in attendance contract & donation)

6:15 – 7:15 — Get to know you rehearsal for all Crescendo Singers!

6:45 – 7:15 — Parent info meeting combined with Cappella Parents.


FIRST THURSDAY COMBINED REHEARSAL – Thursday, September 5th @ 6PM at the Lakes Lutheran Church. All Crescendo Members will meet combined for an hour rehearsal.


SOLFA SCHOOL BEGINS – Thursday, September 5th @ 7-7:30pm. MANDATORY for all NEW members of the CCCC and all OLD members who would like to officially graduate (it will be really fun & well worth your time). Solfa School is held immediately following combined rehearsal. You will simply go into a different room at the Lakes Lutheran Church to learn about the MAGIC of SOLFA and why we use it in the CCCC. Solfa School will only be held on the FIRST Thursday of each month following combined rehearsal.


SECTIONAL REHEARSALS BEGIN – Thursday, September 12th @ 4:30 or 5:30pm. Rehearsals will split into Crescendo Piano (3rd & 4th graders @ 4:30pm) & Crescendo Forte (5th & 6th Graders @ 5:30pm) at the Steed Residence Studio. Parking and other studio rules will be covered at registration. These sectional rehearsals are held every week EXCEPT the first Thursday of the month.


FALL CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL – Wednesday, 13th at the Canyon Ridge Auditorium. Details and exact times TBA.


FALL CONCERT FINAL REHEARSAL – Thursday, November 14th. Location and exact times TBA.


FALL CONCERT – Friday, November 15th @ 7pm at the Canyon Ridge Auditorium. Call time for singers is 6pm.


AMBASSADOR SPECIAL EVENTS. We have a couple great events we have been invited to that we will announce at Orientation. Each of these events is by director invitation only, meaning I will invite you to join us if I see you have met certain musicianship (i.e. Solfa School) criteria as well attendance criteria.

Uniforms – The CCCC owns white shirts and black skirts (boys to provide their own black pants) to check out to our singers in this age group. We also provide ties and scarves for their performance attire. We ask a $10 rental fee to cover maintenance and upkeep of these. This can be paid at the first rehearsal as well. Uniforms are typically checked out a week or two before the performance and returned immediately after the performance. Thank you in advance for returning them promptly and in good condition so we can continue to keep our uniform prices so low. The ladies of this ensemble may choose to purchase the CCCC black concert dress as an alternative. The costs are $65 new & $35 used (quantities limited to dresses donated back to the CCCC). All measurements and payments can be done at orientation if you would like to get it out of the way.


Can’t wait to see/meet/hear you in a couple of weeks!



Miss Holly

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