GCS Weekly Warmup 083016Posted September 6, 2016
Hello my singing friends!
JUST 8 MORE SLEEPS TIL REGISTRATION!!
Please join us at Trinity United Church at 6:30. As mentioned in an earlier email, use the BALSAM STREET entrance for practices. If mobility is a concern, let us know.
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
Did you have fun last session? We did too! Tell all your friends! We’re especially hoping to build our TENOR and BASS sections. We experienced a ton of growth over the past year, with 85 members in the second session. We hope to continue to grow our choir to 100 voices. Did you know that some choirs have as many as 500 voices? Imagine how that must sound!
HELP US BE A BETTER CHOIR!
Be On Time. Choir practice begins promptly at 7:30PM. We learn new music every session, and we start with some of the toughest music first (so you have more time to learn it!) so please make every effort to be in your seat, ready to sing by 7:25.
Also, get ready to get cozy! We sing better when we can hear each other, and the best way to do that is to get close. Strong voices behind you will carry you, so don’t be shy to move up front! You’ll hear better, and you’ll sing better!
NEW MEMBERS NEED YOUR HELP!
Our survey revealed some of our new members are finding it difficult to get into the groove. I remember what it was like when I started. It was my first time singing in a choir and I relied a lot on my neighbours to understand what was going on. We’re going to make every effort to make sure that new members feel welcomed and included. If you see a new face, say hello! Get to know your neighbours in your section!
TWO VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS NEEDED:
Do you enjoy getting to know people? Love to see people succeed? Think connecting is an awesome way to make people happy? For the first three weeks (September 7-21) we need a soprano and a tenor. Your mission: Arrive 10 minutes early to welcome new members, buddy new members with more experienced singers, help them find a seat at the front of their section, answer questions, point out the board members for additional help. REWARD: Our undying gratitude, and maybe a few new friends! If you would like to help, please contact me (Lise) by end of August please! contact.the.GCS@gmail.com.
Register early! Register often! Just kidding! We look forward to seeing you on September 7 to sign up for the coming session. In order to ensure that we have enough music and binders, we need to get a good sense of the group number as early as possible, so please make every effort to be there on September 7. Send me an email if you can’t make it and I’ll reserve a spot and binder for you.
Registration Opens: September 7, 6:30PM at Trinity United Church (address below)
Registration Closes: September 21, 7:00PM
FEES PER SESSION: (SEE SESSION DATES BELOW)
We’re pleased to report that we are NOT increasing the fees. Still the same low rates:
*A GCS Benefactor membership rate of $110 includes your membership fees plus a donation to our “sponsor a member” fund for those facing financial difficulties. The GCS is only as strong as its members so please consider strengthening our choir by giving someone the gift of music.
SESSION ONE (18 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION September 7-21, 2016
REHEARSALS September 7- December 14, 7:30-9PM
BREAK December 21-28
REHEARSALS January 4-18 2017 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS October 19, January 4
CONCERT January 21, 2017
SESSION TWO (17 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION February 1-15, 2017
REHEARSALS February 1-March 8, 7:30-9PM
BREAK March 15
REHEARSALS May 17-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS March 22, May 17
CONCERT June 3, 2017
See you soon!
Lise Anne Janis