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Hancock County Children’s Choir
Season 8 Calendar SEPTEMBER 2018-June 2019

SEPTEMBER

3      Labor Day – no rehearsal

10    Fall semester rehearsals commence after Labor Day holiday.
         Riley Festival rehearsal 6:45-7:15pm PC, BV, RC, AV, CL members from 2017-2018

         Tuition due

17    Weekly rehearsal
         Riley Festival Rehearsal 6:45-7:15pm PC, BV, RC, AV, CL members from 2017-2018

24    Weekly rehearsal
         Riley Festival Rehearsal 6:45-7:15pm PC, BV, RC, AV, CL members from 2017-2018 Christmas concert tickets go on sale for choir members
         Board, staff, committee heads, and emcee photos taken beginning at 4:00pm.

OCTOBER

1      Weekly rehearsal
         Riley Festival Rehearsal 6:45-7:15pm PC, BV, RC, AV, CL members from 2017-2018 Christmas concert tickets go on sale to the public
         Spirit Day! Wear your choir t-shirts to school to let the public know tickets are on sale!

        Tuition due

4      Riley Festival performance: 6:30pm – call time 5:15pm

8      Weekly rehearsal
         Parent meeting/Tea and cookies

15   Weekly rehearsal

        Month of Giving Campaign begins

        CL choreography rehearsal, 6:45-7:30pm

16   49th Annual GMA Dove Awards
        Lipscomb University's Allen Arena Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 6:30 PM

22   Weekly rehearsal Theory test

         CL choreography rehearsal, 6:45-7:30pm

29   Weekly rehearsal Lyrics test

NOVEMBER
4.     Senior portraits with Lyn Fencl


5      Weekly rehearsal

        Tuition due

12    Weekly rehearsal

19    Weekly rehearsal
         Uniform check – all students bring uniform to rehearsal

26    Weekly rehearsal
         Last rehearsal before concert – will likely last until 7:00pm

26    Open House and Christmas Cookie Social for CC/PA members and families. 5:45-6:45pm

30    Dress rehearsal 4:00-9:00pm Mt. Vernon High School
         Cherubino Coro and Piccoli Angeli released at 5:30pm. Primo Coro 4th and 5th graders released at 8:00pm, 6-12th grade released at 9:00pm

DECEMBER

1       Concerts at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

          Arrival times
          9:00am: Bella Voci, Ragazzi Coro, Angelo Voci, Cantanti Lirichi

          11:00am: Cherubino Coro, Piccoli Angeli, Primo Coro
          Please note that this is an SAT date. Please plan ahead to take the SAT either October 6 or November 3 rather than on Dec. 1

          Please plan to stay after the performances to help with stage tear down and loading choir property into vehicles for transport back to storage.

          CC/PA/PC families will be assigned duties that will allow them to leave early.

          Final semester tuition payment due

10     Christmas Caroling at Woodland Terrace 4400 Terrace Drive, New Palestine, 4:30pm- 5:30pm and Pizza Party 5:30-6:30pm.

JANUARY

7       First rehearsal of second semester

         Tuition payment due 


14    Weekly rehearsal

         CL Statehouse performance rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm

19    Extra Saturday rehearsal canceled due to winter storm
         10:00am-12:00pm         Cherubino Coro, Piccoli Angeli, Primo Coro

         1:00pm-4:00pm              Bella Voci, Ragazzi Coro, Angelo Voci

         4:00pm-5:00pm              Cantanti Lirichi

21   Weekly rehearsal
        Spring concert tickets go on sale for choir members

        IUPUI National Anthem rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm  PC, BV, RC, AV

        PC members will be released at 6:50pm

        Stars and Stripes rehearsal 6:30pm

28    Weekly rehearsal
         Parent meeting/Tea and cookies, 4:45pm, rear foyer  
         IUPUI National Anthem rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm  PC, BV, RC, AV. PC IUPUI singers released at 7:00pm

         Stars and Stripes rehearsal 6:30pm

         Etiquette Luncheon tickets go on sale


FEBRUARY

1       Spring concert tickets go on sale to the public
         Spirit Day! Wear your choir t-shirts to school to let the public know tickets are on sale!

2       Extra Saturday rehearsal
         10:00am-12:00pm           Cherubino Coro, Piccoli Angeli, Primo Coro

         1:00pm-4:00pm                Bella Voci, Ragazzi Coro, Angelo Voci

         4:00pm-5:00pm.               Cantanti Lirichi

         Uniform fittings: RC (gentlemen 7-12 grades). Please bring your dress shoes and full uniform if you have one. 

4      Weekly rehearsal

         Tuition due

         Ticket sales contest launches today

          IUPUI National Anthem rehearsal 6:30-7:00pm  PC, BV, RC, AV

          Uniform fittings: AV (ladies high school honor ensemble). Please bring concert shoes and wear proper undergarments (i.e., no sports bras)


9       IUPUI Jaguars vs. UIC Flames (University of Illinois at Chicago) men's basketball National Anthem performance

          Call time: noon

          Game time: 1:00pm

          Indiana Farmer's Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

          Parking fee: $5

          Tickets available on the member page.

11     Weekly rehearsal

          BV/RC/AV/CL Student and Parent Audition Information Meeting, 6:30pm, MCUMC Fellowship Hall 

         Uniform fittings: BV (ladies 7-12 grade). Please bring concert shoes and wear proper undergarments (i.e., no sports bras).

         Stars and Stripes rehearsal, 6:30pm, sanctuary


12     Etiquette Luncheon ticket sales close today


16     CL dance rehearsal, 1-5pm, Hearts Ablaze dance studio, New Palestine. Bring your own snack and water.

18    Etiquette Luncheon: 2 luncheons K-6 and 7-12 grades.         

         Carnegie's Restaurant, 100 West North Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.  11:00am seating for students K-6 grades and their families, 1:00pm seating for students in 7-12                              

         grades and their families.

         Weekly rehearsal

         Uniform fittings: PC new girls (4-6th grade ladies who are new this semester). Please bring concert shoes and wear proper undergarments (i.e., no sports bras).

25    Weekly rehearsal

         Theory test

         Uniform fittings: PC returning girls (4-6th grade ladies). Please bring concert shoes and wear proper undergarments (i.e., no sports bras).

MARCH

4       Weekly rehearsal

          Lyrics test
         Tuition due

         Uniform fittings: PC returning girls (4-6th grade ladies). Please bring concert shoes and wear proper undergarments (i.e., no sports bras).​

          Stars and Stripes rehearsal, 6:30pm, Sanctuary


9       Extra Saturday rehearsal 
          10:00am-12:00pm             Cherubino Coro, Piccoli Angeli, Primo Coro
          1:00pm-4:00pm                  Bella Voci, Ragazzi Coro, Angelo Voci
          4:00pm-5:00pm                  Cantanti Lirichi

          Lead volunteer meeting, 1:15pm, MCUMC


11    Weekly rehearsal

         Uniform fittings: PC boys new and returning (4-6th grade boys). Please bring your dress shoes and full uniform if you have one. 

         Student and Family Meals/Pre-concert Meal meeting 4:45pm, MCUMC


18    Weekly rehearsal

          Uniform fittings: PC boys new and returning (4-6th grade boys). Please bring your dress shoes and full uniform if you have one. 

          Flower sales and Greeter meeting, 4:45pm, MCUMC

          Stars and Stripes rehearsal, 6:30pm, Sanctuary


25    Weekly rehearsal
         Uniform check – all students bring uniform to rehearsal

         Student Supervision meeting, 4:45pm, MCUMC

         Stars and Stripes rehearsal, 6:30pm, Sanctuary

APRIL

1      Weekly rehearsal
         Last rehearsal before concert – will likely last until 7:00pm

         Final payments for the year due today

         Stars and Stripes rehearsal, 6:30pm, Sanctuary

         Ushers and Backstage worker meeting, 6:00pm, MCUMC
         CC/PA Banquet 5:00-6:00pm, Awards and a kid-friendly meal for CC/PA members and their families.

5       Dress rehearsal 4:00-9:00pm Mt. Vernon High School
         Cherubino Coro and Piccoli Angeli released at 5:30pm

         Primo Coro released by 8:30pm

6       Concerts at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

          Arrival times:
          9:00am: Bella Voci, Ragazzi Coro, Angelo Voci, Cantanti Lirichi

          11:00am: Cherubino Coro, Piccoli Angeli, Primo Coro

          Please plan to stay after the performances to help with stage tear down and loading choir property into vehicles for transport back to storage.

          CC/PA/PC families will be assigned duties that will allow them to leave early.

 

         TBD Potential Lincoln Day dinner performance

7       Encore concert 2:30pm (if Saturday concerts sell out)

          Call time 1:30pm – dressed and ready
          Please plan to stay after the performances to help with stage tear down and loading choir property into vehicles for transport back to storage.

          CC/PA/PC families will be assigned duties that will allow them to leave early.

13     Auditions for CC, PA, and PC: 9:00am-5:00pm

22     Auditions for BV, RC, AV, CL: 4:00pm-9:00pm

26     Purdue Men’s Choral Festival, 8:00am-7:30pm, Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University, RC ensemble – high school

29     Choir End-of-Year Banquet

MAY


JUNE

10     Summer Camp, Brandywine Community Church

          8:30am-12:30pm          7-12 grades

          1:00pm-5:00pm.           K-6 grades