Welcome Cadet and Concert fall 2013

Hello CCCC students!

 

You are receiving this email because we have successfully received your student’s registration in our CADET or CONCERT ensemble.

 

Email is the way we communicate so get connected! Here are the important dates to remember as our season begins. Please refer to the website www.clarkcountychildrenschoir.org frequently as important dates are posted on the calendar there for your convenience.

 

If you requested to pay your tuition donation via PayPal watch for an invoice to come via email. If you opted to pay in person, you must do so at Basic Training day camp on THURSDAY 8/22 or on the first day of class TUESDAY 8/27.

 

BASIC TRAINING BOOT CAMP – THURSDAY 8/ 22 is at the Lakes Lutheran Church Please plan to pay your season tuition and turn in your attendance contract if your singer is participating. Camp will run from 8:30 am (check-in) until noon for these singers. We will feed them snacks on site, but will release them prior to lunch. Please have your student wear their CADET/CONCERT 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. T-shirts wil be worn throughout camp and for our evening Graduation/Preview Concert that evening at 7pm. (There is no charge for this event as is open to family and friends). **A detailed Itinerary of the day will be sent to singer’s attending a few days prior.**

 

CADET CLASS(1ST graders) – TUESDAY 8/27 @ 5:10 – 5:50pm at the Steed Residence Studio. All classes will run at the Steed Residence Studio and will continue every Tuesday at the same time hereafter for the fall season. Parking and other studio rules will be covered so come attend the first few minutes of class with your child to gain an overview of the season, answer questions, and sing! If you did not participate in camp, please print, sign, and bring your attendance contract and season donation to finalize your registration.

 

CONCERT CLASS (2nd graders) – TUESDAY 8/27 @ 6pm – 6:45pm at the Steed Residence Studio. All classes will run at the Steed Residence Studio and will continue every Tuesday at the same time hereafter for the fall season. Parking and other studio rules will be covered so come attend the first few minutes of class with your child to gain an overview of the season, answer questions, and sing! If you did not participate in camp, please print, sign, and bring your attendance contract and season donation to finalize your registration.

 

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.

 

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/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. 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. 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!

 

Ms. Kelli / Ms. Holly

 

Kelli McElvany

kelli@clarkcountychildrenschoir.org

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Welcome to Cappella email fall 2013

Hello!

 

You are receiving this email because we have successfully received your student’s registration in our Cappella 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 Cappella 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:

6:30 – 6:45PM — registration begins (check in, hand in attendance contract & donation)

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

6:45 – 8:00 — Opening Rehearsal for all Cappella Singers!

 

FIRST THURSDAY COMBINED REHEARSAL – Thursday, September 5th @ 7PM at the Lakes Lutheran Church. All Cappella Members will meet combined for an hour rehearsal.

SOLFA SCHOOL BEGINS – Thursday, September 5th @ 6:30-7:00pm. 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 BEFORE 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 BEFORE combined rehearsal.

SECTIONAL REHEARSALS BEGIN – Thursday, September 12th @ 6:30pm & 7:30pm. Rehearsals will split into our Cappella Women’s Choir (6:30pm) & Cappella Men’s Choir (7:30pm) 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, November 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 * ties to check out to the MEN in our group. 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 2 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 are asked to purchase the CCCC black concert dress. 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

Holly A. Steed

Founder & Artistic Director

Clark County Children’s Choir

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Welcome to Crescendo email fall 2013

Hello!

 

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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CCCC Crescendo Member Festival Schedule

This is the PDF file for this Saturday’s festival – This is for Crescendo Members and Cappella Volunteers during the day, and all choir members from 6:00 pm on.  Guest Choirs have a slightly different schedule.

If I Could Write a Song Itinerary CCCC Members If I Could Write a Song Itinerary CCCC Members

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Member Concert/Festival Information

In case you don’t have the email:

Hello CCCC Famlies!

 

Well, the end of the season has finally arrived! With that comes the final information of the season. PLEASE take the time to read everything carefully (including the attached festival concert itinerary) so you will know when to have your singer, where to have your singer, and what to have your singer wear. Thanks for an amazing season. It’s been a pleasure conducting and teaching these young people!

 

 

TUESDAY 5/14

CAPRICE & CADET ONLY

We will hold one last class for our Caprice & Cadet students at the STUDIO on Campbell Road.

 

4:00-4:30pm — Caprice (both Tues & Thur classes are welcome)

 

4:20 – 5:20pm — 1st Grade class asked to join our Caprice class for a song run through and then stay for their final class.

 

5:10 – 6:10 — 2nd Grade Cadet class asked to come to join the 1st graders and then stay on for their final class.

 

 

THURSDAY 5/16

ALL CCCC CLASSES MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL

The fun begins next Thursday when we put it all together at the Lakes Lutheran Church for our Dress Rehearsal. Here is the anticipated schedule for the evening:

 

5:00pm — Call time for ALL Caprice & Cadet classes (anticipated completion for these youngsters is 5:45pm)

 

5:30pm — Crescendo & Cappella Call Time to warm up prior to Dr. Brunner’s rehearsal **Parents please pick up (& pay the $5 festival fee if you haven’t already) your Crescendo singer’s Festival T-shirt to be worn Saturday morning**

 

5:45pm — Rehearsal with Dr. Brunner on “An Irish Blessing” for all involved

 

6:00pm — Parent meeting for all Saturday Concert Volunteers. (You will go over the volunteer itinerary that will be provided)

 

8:00pm — Anticipated completion of dress rehearsal. (Please forgive if it goes 15 min one direction or another)

 

***Our dress rehearsal is a TRUE DRESS REHEARSAL. That means all students are expected to arrive dressed in their concert uniform. This allows us to make any changes if necessary.***

 

UNIFORM INFO FOR DRESS REHEARSAL & CONCERT

 

1. You should have either received your uniforms at rehearsal or arranged to get them from our Uniform VP, Ashley Watts. If you have not done either, please contact her ASAP @ ashley@wattsclan.com.

 

2. All gentleman need to have black dress pants (no jeans) and black dress shoes and black socks. When in doubt visit a 2nd hand store where you can typically find such for about $4. Ladies don’t forget to wear black dress shoes and tights/nylons/knee highs with your skirts/dresses (BE SURE NO SKIN IS SHOWING BELOW THE WASTE!!) We recommend tights if you have a skirt/shirt combo as the shirt stays tucked into the tights much better than the skirt!

 

3. Hair is to be pulled back away from the face and out of eyes to enhance lighting and eliminate any need to brush it out of the face when on stage. Any hair accessories must be minimal, black, and non-shiny. Please also keep earrings small, black and non-sparkly. No necklaces or bracelets! Our goal is to eliminate any distractions on stage! We appreciate your attention to detail so the focus can be on the music and the kids, not on a mismatched or ‘loud’ uniform!

 

4. Although LOTS of deodorant (where necessary) is encouraged, NO perfume is to be worn!

 

5. All ties & scarves will be provided on site & recollected for both the dress rehearsal & concerts. These are never to be taken home.

 

SATURDAY 5/18

THE REASON WE’VE BEEN SINGING ALL SEASON!

UNLV Ham Hall (click here for driving directions)

An itinerary has been attached to show how the entire event will run on Saturday. As a reminder the daytime activities are only for the CRESCENDO ensemble and any CAPPELLA members serving as Student Ambassadors for the day or singing in the combined numbers.

 

For everyone else (Caprice, Cadet, rest of Cappella) the call time is 6pm. Check the itinerary for where to report.

 

The theater will open to families & guests at 6:30pm, the Pre-show (Caprice & Cadet) will begin at 6:45pm & the main concert will begin at 7:00pm.

 

CAPRICE & 1st GRADE CADET PARENTS: We will take your singers off the stage to the hall immediately after they sing and we ask that you quickly come retrieve them and take them to sit with you in the concert hall for the rest of the concert. 2ND GRADE CADET PARENTS: Your singers will have one more song to sing and will have a seat assigned in the hall until that song happens in the concert. After they finish singing “Art Thou Troubled” you may retrieve them from the hall and have them sit with you for the remainder of the concert.

 

UNIFORM RETURN

In order to streamline the mayhem of uniform collection, the board would like to provide ONE of TWO options for uniform returns:

 

OPTION ONE- Bring a change of clothes and return your uniform immediately following the concert. (We will have bags/buckets for you to deposit in one corner of the main lobby of the concert hall)

 

OPTION TWO- Bring your uniform to the STUDIO (Campbell Road) between 6:00-7:30 pm on May 23rd (the very next Thursday).

 

Please keep in mind that most children’s choirs would have mandated that all uniforms were purchased each year (in addition to a several hundred dollar per singer tuition cost). The CCCC has worked hard to make our program the most cost effective children’s choir possible. Please help us by making sure your uniform has been taken care of and turned in so it can be used again next season.

 

 

THE END

Thank you for an amazing season!

Thank you for raising such great young people!

Thank you for letting me share my music passion with them each week.

Thank you for supporting music in your child’s life.

Thank you for getting them to & from rehearsal & performances.

Thank you for helping them look professional at the concert.

Thank you for your help during the season!

Thank you for reading this email in its entirety so I can spend more time preparing for the concert and less time answering questions that are already answered within it!

 

It’s been another great season! I look forward to many more.

 

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2012 Winter Concert Announcements

CCCC Families!

 

Our season end concert is fast approaching. We are ready to start the final preparations for the concert and now we need your help! Attached you will find two documents. One is the season concert flyer. Please print this, forward this and share it any way you can to help promote the concert. We have a beautiful venue – Canyon Ridge Christian Church with a 3000 seat theater. We would like to fill as many seats as possible!

 

Our concert is free and open to the public, but of course we still have many expenses associated with putting on an event like this. We are selling program ads to help us meet those expenses. The other attachment is the program ad flyer. This is for you as families and friends of the choir to be able to purchase ad space for your business or to put in a message of support for your singer or the choir. The sizes listed are for 1/2 page program, but if we sell enough, we will upgrade to a full page program and increase the size of all the ads sold. These are DUE NOVEMBER 26 so we have time to format the program.

 

At the next few rehearsals we will have an opportunity for parents to sign up to help with specific tasks that are vital to run this concert. Ushers and product sales, backstage moms, decorations and more are needed to make this program run smoothly.

 

Don’t forget the dress rehearsal is December 6th and the concert is December 7th!

 

Thanks so much for your wonderful singers and your support of the CCCC!

 

The CCCC Executive Board

CCCC 2012 Winter Program Ads

CCCC Fall Concert 2012 flyer

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CCCC End of Season Update Email

Hello Parents!
It’s hard to believe another season is coming to an end!  We want to make sure we are all on same page, so here is an overview of the rest of the CCCC Season!

 

CALENDAR

 

Since I know many families are out of town, we will combine our rehearsals this week–
  • Tues 4/3 — Cadet & Caprice **COMBINED SPRING BREAK REHEARSAL**  4 – 4:40PM
  • Thur 4/5 — Cadet & Caprice **COMBINED SPRING BREAK REHEARSAL** 10 – 10:40AM
  • Thur 4/5 — Crescendo & Cappella **COMBINED SPRING BREAK REHEARSAL 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tues 4/10 — Cadet & Caprice FINAL SEASON CLASSES AT REGULAR TIMES
  • Thur 4/12 — Cadet & Caprice FINAL SEASON CLASSES AT REGULAR TIMES
  • Thur 4/12 — Crescendo & Cappella **COMBINED SEASON END REHEARSAL  6-7:30
  • Wed 4/18 — CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL @ CSN Cheyenne Camps Horn Theatre.  Caprice & Cadet will rehearse from 5:30 – 6:15pm.  Crescendo & Cappella from 6  8pm.
  • Thurs 4/19 — HEART & SOUL CONCERT @ CSN Cheyenne Campus Horn Theatre.  Doors open at 6:30.  Concert to begin at 7pm.  Call time for Crescendo & Cappella is 6pm.  Caprice & Cadet are to come with their families and be in their seats (with their families) by 6:30pm.  All will need to get scarves & ties prior, so watch for the location where we plan to hand them out and be sure your singer gets there necessary accessories.
CONCERT INFO
Tickets will be available starting this Thursday at our Combined Spring Break Evening Rehearsal, and again during our final week of classes/rehearsals.  Ticket prices are $3 for adults/ $1 for students/children.

 

We are selling program ads!  The flyer is attached for you to share with businesses and family members.  It is a fun and inexpensive way to get your name and message to your singers out!  The deadline for ad submissions and money is April 12th. If you have any questions,please contact DeAnna McBrayer, CCCC VP of Audio/Visual at mcbrayerclan@gmail.com

 

We’ve also attached the program flyer for our concert.  Please feel free to print/forward and distribute as you see fit!

 

We will need some backstage hands if you are willing/able.  Risers will be set up at 5pm on dress rehearsal night & taken down right after in the concert.  In addition we could use some assistance making sure kids are in the places they need to back stage while Miss Holly is conducting other groups.  If you would like to assist with the concert end please email Jessica May, CCCC Secretary @ jazranae@gmail.com.

 

UNIFORMS

Uniforms will be distributed during our last week of normal (4/10 & 4/12) classes/rehearsals.  Please remember to bring your $10 rental or money for dress purchase if you haven’t already.  Please contact Susan Ah-Sha, CCCC VP of Uniforms with any questions.  s_ahsha@yahoo.com
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL RENTED UNIFORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCERT.  PLAN TO HAVE YOUR SINGER HAVE A CHANGE OF CLOTHES.

FUNDRAISING
All fundraisers checked out will need to be returned & accounted for (either money or remaining product) by April 12th.  If you have any questions please contact Diane May, CCCC VP of Fundraising at 1choirjunkie@gmail.com.
It’s been an amazing season & we look forward to an exciting concert!  On that note, here is a quick preview of what 30 of our younger singers have been working on to wonderfully represent the CCCC!
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CCCC Singers to perform LIVE on the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards

Clark County Children’s Choir has been asked to provide a small group of our Crescendo singers for backup on a song that will be preformed live during the AMCA show April 1st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show airs from 5:00-8:00pm. We are very excited to give our singers the chance to participate in a live television performance. It’s a great experience for young singers and we look forward to the event and all those fun behind-the-scenes moments!

Check us out mentioned in the news:

MSN Entertainment

Academy of County Music Awards

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Email Update 2/22/12 CCCC Season/Fundraiser Update

Hello CCCC Families!

We are nearly to the half way point in our choir season and wanted to share some information with everyone.

We are excited to have practice tracks up on the www.clarkcountychildrenschoir.org website.  Please download your singer’s parts and have them practice at home so they learn the basic music and we can spend more time in choir learning how to sing the song beautifully, rather than just learning the song.  If you cannot download the songs, please notify a board member, and we can work to make you a disk (each one has to be individually made, as parts are specific to each child’s standing position.)

Our concert is coming up on April 19 at 7:00, with the mandatory dress rehearsal on the 18th.  Please make sure you have BOTH these dates available.  Rehearsal and Call Time are 6:00pm both days.

We are selling ads/messages to go in the concert program this year.  Please see the attached PDF or download it from the CCCC website.  These can be used to either help fund your New York Singer’s trip, or help fund our local program and concert.

March 1st is the last day we will be accepting juice pouches.  They have dropped the price they pay us for them, and after that date it no longer makes sense for us to continue that particular fundraiser.  We are still collecting all types and sizes of chip bags – we still make good money from them.

We have CHOCOLATE!!!  We also have CCCC bracelets, S’mens and Colored S’mencils.  These are all available for checkout at the CCCC rehearsals to help cover your registration.  We greatly appreciate those who go above and beyond and sell additional items to help fund our general program.

As always, Scrip cards are available both online and at every weekly rehearsal.  Please let us know if there is a particular store or brand you would want us to carry in stock.  This is FREE way for our choir to raise funds – it only takes a little planning on our parts.

Thanks for a great season so far –

The CCCC Executive Board

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Email Update – NYC update and payment info

Hello Singers and Families,
We are quickly approaching our trip and are very excited about it. By now, you should have paid for half of your trip at least. If you have notwe MUST have 1/2 of your payment by this Thursday (2/23), with the understanding that your account must be paid in full by 3/22.  Failure to meet the payment schedule means removal from the trip and a forfeiting of money paid.  If you intend to continue fundraising to pay for your trip, you are still encouraged to. However, we need the payments as outlined. Should you fundraise over the amount necessary for your trip and if you have made a cash contribution, you can be refunded the money that is over the amount of the trip. but again, please remember monies are due when stated.

The other item of critical importance is participation in all Thursday & Saturday rehearsals.  Failure to attend Saturday & Thursday rehearsals will also result in you and your singer being removed from the trip.  There are 8 more Thursday rehearsals and 5 more Saturday rehearsals.  It is not fair to the singers who are diligently attending and learning their music to have others come who are not dedicated or not able to perform with confidence and musical excellence.  This Saturday is our next NYC Ambassador rehearsal & we have tons of information and music preparation to do, so it is critical that all singers are present.  In addition we need to get information to parents, so please DO NOT drop your kids and run.  We are holding an important parent meeting at 9am as the kids begin rehearsal.
NYC Ambassador Saturday Rehearsals are being held at
Lakes Lutheran Church
8200 W. Sahara Avenue
(Sahara and Cimarron), 89117 

Here is a map.
These are the dates previously sent out when we will meet as the NYC Ambassadors.
Saturday, February 25  9-11am
Saturday, March 10   9-11am
Saturday, March 24  9-11am
Wednesday, April 18  6pm  CSN Horn Theatre (part of the CCCC dress rehearsal)
Thursday, April 19th 7pm  CSN Horn Theatre (part of the CCCC concert)
Thursday, April 26th 6-7:30pm  Celebration Church (normal CCCC rehearsal location)
Saturday, April 28th 9-11am
Please recheck your dates from a month ago…some of the dates have had to shift as I am adjudicating other choir festivals & attending a National Conference.  If I feel that any of these are unnecessary I will let you know and we will cancel them.
We are currently missing 10 registrations on the Heritage website. If you do not register by Feb 23, you will be removed from the trip. It is imperative that you register at www.worldstridesheritageperformance.comwith trip #71163.
 
Thank you for your immediate attention to these details and any action you need to take on your part to make this an amazing experience for our young musicians. 
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CCCC Parent Update Email January 24, 2012

Hello CCCC parents & students, AFFECTS ONLY CRESCENDO & CAPPELLA….NOT CAPRICE OR CADET!!

After many sleepless nights and countless waking hours in thought, I have decided to return to our previous location for the foreseeable future. During the last 2 weeks I’ve realized the situation at the Conservatory (though we truly appreciate their willingness to host us) just isn’t as perfect a fit for the CCCC as we’d hoped. Unfortunately, there was no way to know what the rehearsal outcome would be without trying it. In coming to this decision I have weighed the goals and mission of the CCCC as well as my own personal family’s needs at this time. For those of you who are new to the CCCC, please know this is atypcial of how we operate our program; I hope you will continue with us so you can see that this decision is in the best interest of the CCCC. For those returning I’m sure you recognize how this change must be necessary or I would not have made it. I have taken into consideration the many inconveniences I am inflicting on you and your families and sincerely apologize. My hope in making the move sooner than later is to minimize that inconvenience. Again, I am very grateful for the generosity and hospitality showed us by Fern Adair and her wonderful staff.

If you are able to continue on with us, all rehearsal times will remain the same (Crescendo @ 6pm & Cappella @ 7pm), but the rehearsal address will be:

5900 W. Cheyenne
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(Celebration Church…a stand alone building in a large grocery store complex on the NE side of the Cheyenne & Jones intersection. There is very quick access from the 95 as well as Rancho Road. Parents there is a lobby to wait in, or if you prefer, chairs in the back of our rehearsal space where you are welcome to quietly sit and observe and enjoy.)

If you are unable to continue with us for the season we again apologize and wish there was a perfect solution for everyone! Here are the things we know we need to resolve:
1. If you have paid your tuition we will happily refund that to you. Please just reply to this email with the address you would like us to send it to and we will mail a check ASAP.
2. If you have checked out fundraising items, please bring them to the Conservatory this Thursday at 6pm and a member of the board will be there to collect it and any monies sold at this point.

For us to get a feel of what to plan for the weeks to come, we would greatly appreciate if you could please reply to this message with a confirmation that:
1. you will be able to continue on
2. you unfortunately will not be able to finish the season. (again, please include the address you would like to have your tuition refunded to if this applies)

We value your young people and their amazing musicianship! Thank you for being a part of the CCCC!

Holly & the CCCC Executive Board

p.s. Although we are really hoping everyone will take the time to answer our email, if you are willing to help us personally call any who do not answer by Wednesday afternoon please mention that in your response! Thank you in advance! We want to try to eliminate anyone accidentally returning to the Conservatory.


Holly A. Steed
Founder & Artistic Director
Clark County Children’s Choir
702-354-3655
www.ClarkCountyChildrensChoir.org

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CCCC Spring 2012 Season Start Information

Hello past & future CCCC members!

We just want to give you one more reminder that it’s not too late to register to join us for our Spring Season!  We have sent an email to all of those we’ve received registration forms from to date, but wanted to pass on a bit of the same information for those planning to register this week or at our onsite registration (Crescendo & Cappella only).  ***If you sent in your forms and did not receive a member specific email, please respond to this email and we will solve the mystery and get you the information!***
Caprice/Cadet (PreK-2nd grades):

 

We only have a couple of spots open in each of these classes, so if you are interested, please reply to this email promptly with registration information.  We will then give you verification that a spot is reserved for your singer prior to the first meeting.  Due to space we cannot hold registration on site.  Thank you for understanding!  All class time information and registration forms can be found here.

 

Crescendo/Cappella (3rd – 12th grades):
These ensembles do not have a number cap and we accept registrations the night of our first rehearsal.  Typically our Crescendo Ensemble meets from 6-7pm & Cappella from 7-8:15, but we will have a different schedule THIS THURSDAY 1/12 as we accommodate on-site registration & our parent meeting.  Here is how our first evening of the season will run:
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We hold a MANDATORY parent meeting concurrent with our first rehearsal of each season.  We understand that many of you arrange car pooling situations throughout the season.  Please plan to begin your carpools after this first rehearsal as we would like one representative from each family present at this meeting.
Location:  Fern Adair Conservatory (3265 E. Patrick Ave. Las Vegas 89120).   We will be rehearsing in Studio D each week. (Extra parking is located behind the conservatory)

 

Itinerary: 
6 – 6:30pm —  On site registration for BOTH CRESCENDO & CAPPELLA ENSEMBLES.
6:30 – 7:30 —  MANDATORY Parent meeting for BOTH CRESCENDO & CAPPELLA ENSEMBLES.  We recognize that many of our families have students in both ensembles and since the information we give applies to both groups, it is best to do it all together)  Items we will discuss:

 

  • Classroom & Facility rules (this is our first season in our new home & we ask that you please treat all facilities with utmost respect so we can maintain a wonderful relationship with the Fern Adair Family.)
  • Introduction of our Volunteer Executive Board
  • Season Calendar of Events
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Parent Involvement
  • We will of course take some time to sing (you may join us if you choose…but only this time!!  Then we leave it to our amazing young people to do that honor!)
  • Questions you may have
7:30-8:00 —  MANDATORY MEETING for all COMMITTED & INTERESTED New York City Festival goers.  (If you haven’t already seen the information on our website or by word of mouth, we have been invited to participate in a National Children’s Choir festival in NYC May 2-7th.  If you are interested in information please plan to attend this meeting.  This trip has been in the works for many months already and we have some space limitations and specific payment schedules to consider.)

 

What to bring?
1. Bring your completed & signed registration forms, which can be located here.
2. Please plan to bring your $50 donation money or plan to begin one of our ongoing fundraising options
3. For returning singers: Please bring back any uniforms or folders that were accidentally taken home with you!  
4. NYC goers, please plan to pay toward your trip as we have a large payment due to the festival company very soon.  We can help you know where your account stands at the meeting.
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We are looking forward to the most amazing season yet for the Clark County Children’s Choir!  We hope you and your friends can join us.
Sincerely,
The CCCC Executive Board
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Registration Revisited

Okay – so the really cool form that can be filled out and emailed in didn’t work as well as I had hoped. There are several families that haven’t been able to get it to work right. I added a form in the last blog that you can fill out online and submit. If you have done so, I will email you a confirmation within a couple of days.  If you don’t hear from me, that means I didn’t get your form. We have been receiving online registrations from this form – thank you! It will save Jessica time in typing in all your singers information.

I am including the old fashioned form in this post – click CCCC 2012 Registration Printable to open it. This is what we have used for the past few years.  Print the form, fill it out by hand, mail it in. If you want, you can scan and email it to the address on the front page instead.

Sorry it has been so crazy. We are really looking forward to our new season rehearsing at the Fern Adair Conservatory!!!

DeAnna McBrayer

CCCC Exec Board

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CCCC Registrations forms Updated

I’ve learned that the registration form currently posted will not save the completed form to your computer unless you have Acrobat Pro.  Since all my computers have this, I didn’t realize it was an issue.  I apologize.  I have now shared the same form on Acrobat.com’s free form hosting site.  There you can either download the form and submit it directly to the choir through the submit form button, or fill it out online, save the file and email it yourself.  I believe either way you will now be able to save your completed forms to your own computer, with just Adobe Reader.  Sorry for the confusion… and I really hope this works.  Any questions or issues?  Email me at deanna@clarkcountychildrenschoir.org

DeAnna McBrayer, CCCC Executive Board

CCCC 2012 Registration Form Updated

 

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Spring 2011 Registration is now open!!!

We have opened our registration for our Spring 2012 Season. Classes start January 10th and 12th, and we anticipate our season to finish the end of April. We will announce the finalized date when we have our concert venue secure. We have outgrown the Clark County Library Theater, and must move to a large theater this season. Click HERE to be directed to the registration packet.

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Joyfully Sing – Our Winter Concert…

Join us for our upcoming winter concert, “Joyfully Sing”, on Friday, December 9, 2011, starting at 7:00pm, held at the Clark County Library, 1401 East Flamingo Road.  Tickets for the concert are $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and are available at rehearsals and at the door.  Come see all 130+ of our singers perform…

CCCC Joyfully Sing Concert Flyer

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Welcome to our new website…

We have a new updated website to allow easier and more communications with our members and showcase to the public what we do. Check back often throughout the season for updates, posting, and other items about the Clark County Children’s Choir…

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