Attendance to every class is much appreciated! However, we do realize that conflicts arise. Please keep in mind that children perform well when they are confident about their music. We occasionally have extra practices for specialty numbers that may involve some of the students. These specialty numbers are optional, but are REALLY FUN! Technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals are mandatory. You will be given plenty of advanced notice of dates and times. These rehearsals are closed to the public and parents. Specialty, technical, and dress rehearsals are no extra charge.
The concert is an integral part of your child's vocal training. It's the most positive of all the music activities in improving self esteem and confidence. There will be two concerts annually (Christmas and Spring). All concerts and performances are free and open to the public.
Occasionally, we are invited to perform at other special events. Attendance for these special events is NOT mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. There is no additional charge for these performances. Rehearsal times, performance times, location and attire will be given to you and your student in advance.
COSTUMES AND PROPS
All students are required to wear their selected costume. We use these costumes as long as your child is in our program or until they outgrow them. (The only other case is when girls enter the third grade and change their costume top). Used costumes are available on a first come, first serve basis. Some numbers require props, at minimal expense. Props add to the experience for the audience and also teach the children coordination and responsibility.