Director: Lisa Maxfield
Rehearsal Information:
September 12, 2017 to June 2, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Mozart Hall
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)
325 West Walnut, Milwaukee

 

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NEWSLETTER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
 

Hello Families! 

Welcome to a new season of  Training Choir! It’s been so great to meet new faces and see our ‘veterans’ returning from last year.

What did we work on?

This week we played some singing games such as “charlie over ocean,” or “Rig-a Jig Jig” as well as “Sarasponda” which we will be singing at our first performance.  We also began learning about breathing and posture through warmups like “Sunrise/Sunset or our choral vowels through “doo doh, dah, deh dee.”  We then took our beginning of the season “Pre-Assessment” before concluding with the round ‘Sing we another before we depart” and passing our our first winter fundraiser of evergreens and poinsettias.

 

The importance of good practicing habits!

  • Singers should be practicing  the songs  and warm ups we worked on in rehearsal at home at least three times per week.

  • A good practice session includes warming up,  and singing through each song we have practiced in rehearsal 2-3 times, for a total of 15-20 minutes.

  • Sometimes Mrs. Maxfield will put up recordings of different parts on the training choir website for practicing on the right side of this webpage. 

  • Singers and their families should chart their practice by having parents initial each day that their singer has practiced.

  • Mrs Maxfield and our rehearsal assistants will check each singer’s practice log when they check in at each rehearsal.

 

Fall Dates  On our Calendar!!!

  • New Parent Meeting: Your rehearsal day the week of 9/24-9/27.

    • Meet Artistic Director Marco Melendez, learn more about MCC, and ask any questions you have!

  • Bring a Friend Week! 9/24-9/27

    • Bring a friend who likes to sing to rehearse!!!

    • Audition right after rehearsal

  • October 7th retreat

    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Starting in the Upper Room at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

    • Please bring $5.00 for lunch and your own drink

    • Also welcomed to bring an item to share for snacks!!

  • October 23rd. Open Rehearsal

    • Parents may watch

  • Sunday Nov. 5th Fall Recital

    • Training Choir Dress rehearsal Nov. 4th  5:20 - 6:15 PM

    • St. Sebastian's Church 5500 W. Washington Blvd., Milwaukee

  • Nov. 12th - Training Choir sings at Mt. Carmel Church’s “Youth Service.”

  • Nov. 14-15 Mr. Melendez will hear Nutcracker auditions- Information about nutcracker Auditions and preparations will begin in October.

     

Please be sure to add the google calendar to your personal phone or computer by adding the plus sign on the bottom right corner. This calendar is the best way to be kept up to date with events for TC. Also don't forget to order your uniforms! Click on the uniform information button above for more information. Lastly, please check this webpage every week for updates and information!

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Thanks again for being a part of Milwaukee Children's Choir.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Mrs. Maxfield
 
Lisa Maxfield, Associate Music Director
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Current Fundraisers:
Tour Information: 
  • 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.