Parents

We Sing! Rehearsals

Schedule

3:30 p.m. - Rehearsal Begins

4:20 p.m. - Dismissal for those not in Vivace Singers

4:45 p.m. - Dismissal for all other children

General Information for We Sing! Parents

If you have additional questions, please email Rick@ChimeInMusic.org.

2018 - 2019 Schedule & Registration

Open to Grades 2 - 12

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Registration

2018 - 2019 Schedule

Fall 2018 Season

Rehearsals

Thursdays, September 13 - November 8, 2018

    • Rehearsals held at Mitchell School, Woodbury
    • November 8 Rehearsal at First Church of Bethlehem

Allegro Choir: 3:40 - 4:20 p.m. (All Singers)

Vivace Choir: 4:20 - 4:45 p.m. (Auditioned Singers)

Performances

We Sing! Fall Concert

First Church of Bethlehem

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Warmup at 5:30 p.m.

Community Music Day Concert

(Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem - To Be Confirmed)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Music Session 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Season

Rehearsals

Thursdays, January 3 - March 23, 2019

    • Rehearsals held at Mitchell School, Woodbury
    • March 14 Rehearsal at North Church, Woodbury

Allegro Choir: 3:40 - 4:20 p.m. (All Singers)

Vivace Choir: 4:20 - 4:45 p.m. (Auditioned Singers)

Performances

We Sing! Spring Concert

North Congregational Church, Woodbury

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Warmup at 5:30 p.m.

We Sing! Choir Day

Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Lunch, Concert at Care Facility, Special Entertainment

A Special Group Activity Day with Travel by Bus

Expectations

Participants are expected to attend all rehearsals and to work cooperatively with the directors actively learning and singing the music.

Any planned absences should be discussed with the directors in advance and all absences must be reported prior to rehearsals. Participation in the performances for anyone who misses more than two rehearsals will be at the discretion of the directors.

Vivace Singer Guidelines

In general, Vivace Singers are 4th grade or older, but younger children who exhibit the characteristics listed below may also be considered.

Children who sing in Vivace Singers:

      1. Are interested in more challenging music
      2. Sing with accurate pitch and rhythm
      3. Are focused on the Director throughout the rehearsal
      4. Are self-disciplined

To become a Vivace Singer, children "audition" with the directors, singing in small groups. The directors use their discretion in selecting Vivace Singers by listening to the children and observing their behavior during rehearsals.

Concert Dress

For performances, all singers wear:

Snacks

We provide snacks for singers before each rehearsal. Snacks generally consist of:

  • Cheddar Goldfish
  • Annie's Bunny Snacks
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Pretzels
  • Animal Crackers

If your child has any type of food allergy or medical condition that limits their food choices, please be sure to include the details during registration AND speak directly to the leaders of the program at the first rehearsal.

Region 14 School Students

Bethlehem Elementary School (BES)

Region 14 provides a bus to Mitchell Elementary School on Thursdays for children who attend BES to attend rehearsals.

  • The children are dismissed early at 3:10 p.m. to board the bus.
  • The bus arrives at MES at 3:30 p.m.

Permission Slip Required

  • Parents MUST sign a permission slip that we provide and deliver it to the child's teacher at least a day before the first rehearsal.
  • Weekly notes to the teacher are not necessary. The permission slip covers the entire singing season.
  • A note MUST be sent to BES if the child is not to ride the bus on a given day.

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Mitchell Elementary School

Students from MES who participate in We Sing! are dismissed to the Gym at dismissal time. A member of the We Sing! leadership team will meet them at the Gym and bring them to the rehearsal room.

Permission Slip Required

  • Parents MUST sign a permission slip that we provide and deliver it to the child's teacher at least a day before the first rehearsal.
  • Weekly notes to the teacher are not necessary. The permission slip covers the entire singing season.

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Woodbury Middle School

Woodbury Middle School students have three options:

  • Ride the bus home after school and be driven to rehearsal arriving shortly after 3:30 p.m.
  • Make arrangements with the WMS office to remain at WMS and walk to MES at 3:30 p.m. (The school is prepared for this.)
  • For students who attend an after-school club that ends at 3:30 p.m., they mat walk to MES after the club session.

Students from Other Schools

Home-Schooled Students

All Children are welcomed to Join We Sing! regardless of where they are schooled.

  • Children should arrive at Mitchell Elementary School as close to 3:30 p.m. as possible, but NOT before.
  • Mitchell Elementary School dismissal is from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m., so buses are moving through the parking lot and children from the school are walking to the buses and boarding.
  • Rehearsal will begin at 3:40 p.m. with children seated and ready to sing.
  • Please contact Rick@ChimeInMusic.org to discuss any scheduling issues.

More Information for Parents

Rehearsal Schedule Changes / Cancellations

Watch this page for Weather-Related Schedule Changes.

If Region 14 is Closed or has Early Closing, We Sing! rehearsal will be canceled.

If Rehearsals are canceled or altered due to weather, we will:

  • Post the details below.
  • Email parents at the email addresses provided to us.

If Rehearsals are NOT Canceled but you are concerned about road conditions, please make your best judgement and notify us if your child will not be attending the rehearsal. You may email Rick at Rick@ChimeInMusic.org or text or leave a voicemail message at: 860-631-3246.

Volunteering

We encourage families to support the musical work of their children by volunteering for short term and / or long term commitments to assist the organization. This family participation helps to develop a sense of community around We Sing!

Many talents and skills would be very helpful for the organization, such as:

  • Graphic Arts
  • Photography
  • Publicity
  • and others

Assistance with managing rehearsals would be very helpful for the organization.

  • Assist with children arriving at rehearsal from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. during one or more months of Thursdays (3 or 4 rehearsals).
  • Assist with dismissals from 4:20 to 5:00 p.m. during one or more months of Thursdays (3 or 4 rehearsals).
  • Assist by joining a committee to assist with planning and organization of We Sing! activities and events.

Please indicate your willingness to volunteer when registering your child online or by speaking with a member of the leadership team.

Activity and Event Announcements

We Sing! Children’s Choir of Connecticut is a registered trade name of Chime In! Music With a Mission, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut. Contributions to We Sing! and to Chime In! are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

We Sing! Children's Choir of Connecticut

PO Box 21

Bethlehem, CT 06751

www.WeSingCT.org

Chime In! Music With a Mission, Inc.

PO Box 21

Bethlehem, CT 06751

www.ChimeInMusic.org

Contact

Rick Wood, Director of Music

Email: Rick@ChimeInMusic.org

Voicemail or Text: 860.631.3246