CHILDREN'S CHORUS THE TREBLE VOICE
Raising Young Voices in Song for Over 25 Years!
OFFICEMANAGER@FREDCC.ORG 10716 ETZLER MILL ROAD JUDY DUBOSE
301-845-2451 WOODSBORO, MD 21798 FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
W W W . F R E D C C . O R G O C T O B E R 2 0 1 1
Thank you to
everyone for a
very successful From the Director
Dear Parents and Singers,
We have a It has been so much fun getting to know our newest singers in Little Music Makers and Training
winter concert Chorus. We also have singers who are new to the Concert Chorus and Chamber Singers. This
date and loca-
time of transition is very exciting as we watch and listen while singers experience singing with
an ensemble new to them. We especially enjoy those times in rehearsal when singers share
tion—Dec 10 at
their ideas about the meanings of the texts and relate these meanings to their own experiences.
School! During this time of transition, each singer is asked to develop a time schedule of home practice
and to be well prepared to rehearse every song on the weekly schedule. The only time
We had a great rehearsals aren’t fun is when the singers can’t sing the parts they are supposed to know,
time at our requiring us to learn the part at the rehearsal. This sort of learning is kind of boring, as we sing
Gaver Farm the same thing several times until it sticks in our memory. This is much better done at home over several days
Social! Check or weeks. We want to keep the rehearsals moving forward and, to that end, ask singers to please keep those
out the photos
practice times consistent and to stay focused while practicing.
inside. Our staff has been working with great energy and enthusiasm to make our chorus better every year. Several
new initiatives have been introduced in order to make our chorus more cohesive and to build social strength
among chorus members and parents. Our first initiative was our Social Event at Gaver Farm on September 30.
We hope you participated, met or reunited with other families, and had a great time together!
If you have suggestions for other social events for our families please forward these suggestions to Gina Ekanger
INSIDE THIS Our first fundraiser sold 750 mums and was a great success. The weather at the mum pick-up night was fabulous
ISSUE: (no rain!). The helpers were in good spirits and very enthusiastic. Thanks to everyone who supported this
fundraiser by selling and by volunteering at pick-up night. More fundraisers are coming. Remember, these
9/11 Concert 2 fundraisers help us make the chorus more affordable for families who have limited funds and for those who have
several children enrolled. If everyone joins in and helps in some way (either selling or volunteering) we can
continue to serve the entire Frederick community without raising the cost to participants.
Mums Wrap- 2 Lastly, I would like to call your attention to a Washington Post insert from Wednesday, September 21. You can
Up find it at this link: http://www.namm.org/files/WashPostInsert.pdf. I especially hope you will read the interview
with popular performer Jason Mraz. I found his testimony, which describes his experience singing in high school,
Economic 3 to be rich in the very benefits we strive to provide in the Children’s Chorus. We hope you see many similarities.
Adjustments While not every child is destined to become a music icon, the benefits have an over-arching effect on every
child’s academic and social success.
LMM Calendar 4
Sincerely, Mrs. DuBose
Winter Concert Date and Location Confirmed!
Fundraising 5- We have confirmed that our winter concert will be held on December 10 at
Information 6 7:30pm at Linganore High School. Thank you to Damon Dye for helping us
through the reservation process at the school! Our Mandatory Rehearsal dates
Calendar of 7- will be December 4 (for Chamber Singers), and December 6, 8, 9, and 10 for ALL
Events singers. The weeknight rehearsals will run between 6 and 9 pm. The Saturday
morning rehearsal will be from 8:45 to noon. We will have specific start and end times for each chorus in
the next newsletter. For now, please put these dates and general times on your calendars.
The only excused absence for these rehearsals is a conflict with a required school concert. If you run into
such a conflict, please make us aware of it as soon as possible. Please provide a written note to Mrs.
Farrell at rehearsal explaining your conflict.
September 11th Interfaith Remembrance Service
Thank you to all those who participated in the 9/11 service at Baker Park. Please read on for a thank
you from Associate Pastor Jan Daffern at the E&R Church:
Thank you for your tremendous support of the Frederick Interfaith
Community Service on September 11 in Baker Park. So many of you
attended and offered your assistance!
Millard Haines and the Citizens Brass greatly enhanced the service with
accompaniment to the hymns and Taps. Amy did an outstanding job of
formatting and printing the program, Alison Shafer coordinated the
Community Choir--you probably saw the photos in the Frederick News
Post of the singers from ERUCC. Following the eloquent call for us to
see ourselves in the other from Rabbi Dan Sikowitz, Thanks to the
encouragement and support of Beanie Cornell, Dr. Syed Haque presented
a moving account of his experience of September 11 ten years earlier.
We had a great time The young people really captured the essence of the day. The Frederick Children’s Chorus sang
beautifully and modeled community values in their attentiveness to the program. I was filled with awe
at our Fall Chorus and wonder as I listened to Nayab Khan, a student at Monocacy Middle School chant a reading from
the Koran and then heard the translation from Khunoot Mansoor a student at Urbana Middle
Social at Gaver Tree School. The testimony of Aida Odabasic, the Hood College student from Bosnia who grew up with
war, was particularly poignant.
Farm! We jumped on
All the work and preparation resulted in an inspiring hour for many people in the community. I heard
the air pillow for lots of comments like, this represents the best of who we are. This service was so thoughtful and
reflective. So thank you again for your attendance, words of encouragement and enthusiasm and labor
hours, took trips down on this project.
the hay slide, fed the
animals, did some
country dancing, ate
some great food, and
generally had a terrific
time! We’re glad that so
many were able to join us
Mums Fundraiser—Thank You!
The mums sale was a great success once again. Naomi Ruth oversaw our
and we look forward to fundraiser this year and did a great job for us—thanks to her for taking on this
task year after year! Thanks also to all who sold, including the top three
getting together more in sellers: Hannah Snyder, Natalie Sanino, and the Johnson family – Peter, Ada, and
the future! Mary Joy. Over 750 mums were sold, which means over $2500 profit for our
chorus. (We also had $231 in donations.) Thank you also to all those who
helped on mum delivery night. We had 4 FCC members, 11 parents and
grandparents, and Mr. DuBose to help unload, sort, and load the mums. We couldn't have done
it without you! The mums came from Catoctin Mountain Growers, a Frederick County
Business. They looked great--we hope everyone enjoys them. Job well done, everyone!
Concert Blouse Exchange
On October 11 Mrs. Husson will be holding a concert wardrobe blouse
exchange. Girls, please try on your current blouses before this evening.
If you have outgrown your blouse, you may bring the clean blouse to
rehearsal that night to exchange for another girl’s blouse in the correct
size. This process will be first-come-first-serve since we cannot
guarantee how many blouses will be available.
If we do not have a blouse available for you to exchange, the purchase of a new blouse will be $15.25-
16.25 (depending on size).
THE TREBLE VOICE
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Our 2011-2012 Season Economic Adjustments
In this unstable economy, extra-curricular activities are often the first to suffer. For the past 3 years, we have
been fighting shrinking enrollment numbers, higher drop-out rates, and more scholarship applications than ever
before. We are making adjustments everywhere we can to counterbalance these setbacks. We want you to
know that we do everything we can to give you the best deal in town without going into the red. The following
is a list of some of the measures we have taken to help keep tuition costs down despite having smaller
-Musicianship: We have reduced the number of musicianship classes for the treble group and made each class
larger to help balance the budget. This requires fewer teachers which helps lower costs.
-Chamber Singers: We are moving Chamber Singer rehearsals to Tuesdays in the springtime to reduce the number of director staff
hours we are paying. The Chamber Singers will rehearse with the Concert Chorus sometimes and by themselves sometimes, but we are
able to make this happen without adding staff on Tuesdays. We’ll just be stretching the existing staff a little thinner during those times.
-Spring Calendar Shortened: We are starting our spring semester 2 weeks later than usual. Our spring season has always been a
month longer than our fall season. We are saving 2 weeks of payroll by starting rehearsals on the 17th of January.
-Printing: We've stopped printing posters and postcards for the concerts. We've reduced our program printing numbers and will be
asking families to share a program at concerts.
-Advertising: We've lowered our advertising budget and we are trying to use more creative, cost-effective ways to advertise.
-Concerts: We are raising ticket prices for this year from $6/$12 to $7/$14. We've raised DVD/CD prices because it was discovered
that we were actually losing money on the concert recordings (we lost $1,000 in 2010 for the 25th anniversary concert because it ran so
long it had to be on 3 DVDs!).
-Office Staffing: We are trying to reduce office staffing costs by lowering the number of office hours we have budgeted and pin-pointing
costs where we know they exist (you may have noticed the payment plan fees on the enrollment paperwork, because the task of
depositing checks and maintaining financial records for each singer is one of our most time consuming office tasks).
-Newsletters: We are only going to publish a newsletter every other month (you may have noticed that your August Newsletter said
―August/September‖). This will reduce the hours our office staff spend creating newsletters which are sometimes redundant.
Additionally, only the August newsletter is mailed to you with your Mum fundraiser documents. All other newsletters are published
directly to the website and you will receive an email when it’s ready to be viewed.
-Musicians: You may have noticed that we didn’t have any outside musicians performing at our last concert. We have decided to pick
fewer pieces that require professional musicians unless we can get them to perform pro bono (if you know any musicians like that, please
send them our way!).
-Grants: We are applying for grants to help boost our operating and scholarship funds so that we can do more without asking our
chorus families for more money. Last spring Mrs. DuBose wrote nearly a dozen letters of recommendation in hopes that some of our
worthy students who were in need of financial assistance could receive scholarships from the Frederick Community Foundation. It
worked! Several did receive funding for chorus tuition and private voice lessons.
In summary, we are trying to be creative to maintain the same great experience for each child by making small adjustments in several
places. Your tuition only pays for approximately 54% of the total costs it takes to run the chorus organization. Our static costs, such as
directing staff, are less expensive per person if we have more people to spread them across. Lower enrollment means each person has
to carry a bigger portion of the pie. This is not a complete list of steps we are taking, but includes the items that affect you directly.
While providing a comparable chorus experience to those area choruses listed below, you may be surprised to see that we work on a
much smaller budget, and although our list of members is nearly the same, tuition in Frederick is considerably less.
The Frederick Children’s Chorus: Peabody Children’s Chorus (Baltimore area):
Little Music Makers (ages 5-8) - $350 per year The Training Choir (ages 6-10) - $610 per year
Treble Chorus (ages 8-14) - $500 for new students, The Choristers (ages 10-14) - $716 per year
$450 for returning students per year The Chamber Singers (ages 12-18) - $780 per year
Chamber Singers (ages 14-18) - $300 per year
All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis: Children’s Chorus of Washington (D.C. area):
Training Chorus (ages 8-11) - $250 per year Treble Chorus (ages 9-13) - $1,075 per year
Treble and Chamber Choruses (ages 9-18) - $450 per Bel Canto Chorus (ages 10-14) - $1,125 per year
year Concert Chorus (ages 11 and up) - $1,225 per year
*Note: The ACCA was free to singers for its first 6 years due to all staff
volunteering their time and a full-time grant writer seeking grants to
cover all costs. After the first director retired, the organization hired a Children’s Chorus of Maryland (Towson/Timonium
new director, one or our alumni, Julie Thomas Culotta. They have also area):
hired a paid office manager. Tuition costs have been slowly increasing Crickets Program (ages 4-6) - $890 per year
over the past 4 years in order to continue the organization with paid
staff. Additionally, there are fundraising "goals" of $300 per child in
Conservatory Program (ages 5 ½ and up):
treble/chambers and $150 for training. They are only goals, not Treble Choir (Beginners) - $2,295 per year
requirements, and they give singers 30% of all fundraising into a trip
account. Lyric Choir (Intermediates) - $2,995 per year
Concert Choir (Advanced) - $3,495 per year
Glorystar Children’s Chorus (Montgomery County area):
Beginning Choir (ages 5-8) - $350 per year
Training Choir (8-11) - $500 per year
Concert Choir (10-14) - $570 per year
Chamber Choir (14-18) - $650 per year
PAGE 4 Little Music Makers—Calendar Change!
Our winter concert date has been changed from December 13 to December 20. The time and location
remain the same and we will still be holding a pot luck gathering immediately following the concert.
We have chosen to extend the LMM session this semester due to several factors. First, we held
enrollment open longer this year so we want all the children to have the opportunity to learn the pieces as
well as possible. Second, because several on our LMM staff also teach in the schools, we have learned that
their school concert schedules conflict with our December 13 date. We want to give our singers and
families the best experience possible and changing this date will help us to do just that!
We hope that this change will work for our LMM families and will not conflict with any holiday plans. We
hope you understand and can easily make the change to your schedule. Please let us know as SOON as
possible if you already have a conflict on this date. (You will not be charged any additional fees for this
extra week of class.)
Touring Ensemble Accepted to the Sing A Mile High Festival
Our Touring Ensemble has been accepted to participate in the Sing A Mile High festival next June in
Denver, Colorado. The following is our acceptance letter:
Congratulations! You have been accepted into the SAMH 2012 festival with guest conductor David
Brunner and resident conductor Jena Dickey. You will be joining:
Crystal Children's Choir, Cupertino California
Voices of Africa Tanzania, East Africa
Vivace Youth Chorus, San Jose California
South Shore Children's Chorus, Montreal, Canada
Sierra Nevada Children's Choir, Reno, Nevada
Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus, Charleston, South Carolina
Centennial Children's Chorus, Colorado
Princeton Girlchoir, New Jersey
Young Voices of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
We believe that you and your singers will have a remarkable time with inspirational music directed by Dr
Brunner in rehearsals on the campus of Colorado Christian University (CCU) and concert in the
beautiful performing arts center at The University of Denver (DU).
assignments were sent Congratulations to our singers! This will be a great experience for everyone!
out in e-mails during the
month of September. If
you did not receive one,
please let us know! Also Rehearsal Attendance Policy
please contact us if you
1. Be sure to arrive on time. If you are late, check in at the attendance table
have any questions or to see that you were marked present after the rehearsal is over.
concerns about your 2. Singers may miss a total of two (2) rehearsals between September 6th and
assignment. We thank the December 10th concert. Illness or family conflicts are good reasons to
you for your miss a rehearsal.
participation in our 3. Remember, the only excused absences for mandatory rehearsals on
organization. We rely concert week are for GRADED school choral, band, or orchestral
on your volunteer hours concerts. You should notify us in writing as soon as you are aware of the conflict, but no later than 2
weeks prior to the event. If your child is enrolled in a choral, band, or orchestra program at school, and
to keep the chorus you haven’t heard about a fall concert, you should call to ask. This has been our mandatory concert week
running smoothly and policy for many, many years. Singers and parents who do not notify us prior to 2 weeks before the
enjoyably! concert may be asked not to sing in the concert as this causes us to have to rebuild seating charts and
rehearsal plans for the mandatory rehearsals. You may think that one child’s attendance doesn’t make a
difference, but it really does!
4. We may also rehearse on days with inclement weather if there is an improvement by late afternoon. If
you are uncertain, please check our website’s homepage at ww.fredcc.org after 4pm on
Tuesdays and after 2pm on Sunday. We will also do our best to notify everyone via e-mail.
5. If you have an emergency on the night of a mandatory rehearsal, please call Mrs. DuBose’s cell phone
immediately - 301-524-1132. If you don’t call us, we may be calling you.
THE TREBLE VOICE
Happy Birthday in October!
Marisa Segovia Concert Chorus 10/1/1998
Ann DuBose Staff 10/5/1979
Sean Dickason FCS 10/5/1994
Penny Owens Concert Chorus 10/6/2000
Sarah Schmehl FCS 10/08/1995
Adam Rainbolt Training I 10/08/2002
Sara Reagan Concert Chorus 10/11/1999
Zoe Thomas Training I 10/11/2000
Jordyn Shaffer FCS 10/14/1994
Kimberly Habicht Concert Chorus 10/15/1996
Stella Tessarollo Training II 10/15/2002
Japheth Whitmore Training II 10/25/1998
Drew Canning Concert Chorus 10/28/1998
Ella Roth Training I 10/20/2003
Jared Yee FCS 10/31/1997
Emily Fulton FCS 10/31/1996
Silent Basket Auction
The Touring Ensemble of The Frederick Children Chorus is hosting a silent basket auction at the Winter Concert in December 2011. These
baskets would make a wonderful holiday gift! All funds will be distributed equally amongst the Touring Ensemble members to defray the cost
of the culminating trip to represent our children’s chorus. We ask for your support with donations to place in our baskets. Bring your
donations to your child’s practice on Tuesday nights and drop them in our donations boxes. All donations should be delivered by
Our proposed themes are:
Chocolate Lover’s (variety of specialty chocolate treats)
Pamper Yourself (manicure/pedicure cards, soaps, massage)
Bakers’ Delight (baking goodies, gadgets, specialty recipes)
Chefs’ Curiosities (kitchen gadgets, specialty box treats, etc.)
Friday Night Family Fun (board games, card games, dominoes, etc.)
Movie Night & Snack (movies, popcorn, Cracker Jack, etc.)
Dining Out (gift cards from a variety of restaurant)
Readers’ Dream (books, gift cards, Kindle gift card, etc.)
Should you have any questions about this event please contact Genny at email@example.com or Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrip Fundraising Program
Scrip is a term that means ―substitute money‖. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift
certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like
food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our organization.
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase
large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased
with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our organization buys the scrip from
Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The
discount – from two to fifteen percent or more – is our organization’s revenue.
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Organization members produce revenue
by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can
be purchased with scrip.
Stop by the attendance table at check-in to see all of the available options. The first purchase deadline will be
Support Our Singers (S.O.S.) Year-Over-Year Fundraising For Future TE
All singers in all choruses are invited to participate in fundraisers that will benefit the Touring Ensemble.
Although you may not be a member of the TE yet, you will have the opportunity to fundraise toward future
events should you become a member later. All singers who have been invited to be a member of the
Touring Ensemble, whether they accepted this year’s invitation or not are invited to participate in certain
fundraisers to begin saving for next year’s Ensemble trip. Parents of these singers are welcome and
encouraged to attend the fundraising committee meeting on October 4 th to hear more. Guidelines or rules
for our S.O.S. opportunities are listed below:
Rules of SOS Fundraising:
Non-TE singers can fundraise towards any future trip they might take with
Any funds raised go into a "bucket" with their name on it (in a spreadsheet).
No funds raised via SOS can be used for tuition/costume/regular season
No funds raised via SOS can be paid back to the family in cash.
Any balance in a singer's SOS account at the end of their enrollment with
the chorus gets rolled into the general TE account to be dispersed towards
the next trip.
Participating in SOS is not a guarantee that a singer will be invited to be a member of the TE.
SOS fundraisers will only be individual fund-raising efforts. Group fundraisers the TE engages in, such
as a carwash, where funds raised get divided up among the singers who participated in that event, will
only be available to current TE members, to help them raise funds toward their current year trip goal.
When we announce fundraisers we will note whether they are for the general chorus or specifically for the
Touring Ensemble. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Program ads will be accepted through Friday, November
18th for the Fall Program and Friday, April 20th for the
Spring program. The form to be submitted with ads can be
found on the website. All artwork must be submitted on a
disk in PDF format or properly sized on white paper and
ready to scan. Ads can be turned in to the attendance desk
or mailed to the chorus office. We can also accept properly formatted ads by email
(email@example.com). To be included in the program all artwork must be accompanied by a
completed Ad Form and a payment for the ad. We will also accept congratulation messages from friends
and family as ads. You can turn in your ad at rehearsal or mail it to the chorus office. If you have any
questions, check with Mrs. Ekanger!
Mixed Bag Fundraiser
This fall, the chorus will be participating in a Mixed Bag fundraiser. If you attended the
social at Gaver Farm, then you may have seen the display of the bags. Mixed Bags are
eco-chic, reusable high quality tote bags. These bags are great for shopping, travel,
toys, beach trips, projects, and so much more. The chorus will receive 50% of the
profit from the sales. Orders will be due on Tuesday, October 25 (Sunday, October
23 for FCS).
Your singers should have received their materials (including the catalog of items) at
their first October rehearsal. Please check their binders/chorus bags if you have not
yet seen them. You can also find more information on their website:
Mixed Bag Designs.
If you have any questions, please contact chorus parent Priscella Celentano at Priscella@gmail.com or
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The Frederick Children’s Chorus
Raising Young Voices In Song For Over 25 Years!
Regular Tuesday Rehearsal Schedule
TC Musicianship 5:00-5:45 and 7:15-8:00—Trinity Chapel
Calendar of Please arrive 15 minutes early to each event. If
you arrive late, be sure to check in with the director
Little Music Makers 5:00-6:00pm—Trinity Chapel
CC Musicianship 6:15-7:00pm—Trinity Chapel
Events at the end of the rehearsal. Bring all of your music to
each rehearsal. In case of treacherous weather, check
the website and look for an e-mail with rehearsal up-
Training Chorus Rehearsal 6:00-7:00pm—Social Hall
Concert Chorus Rehearsal 7:15-9:00pm—Social Hall October 2011 dates.
2011 Little Music Makers Resumes!
Date: Jan 17—Orientation—5-6pm in Trinity Chapel
CC, FCS, TE—Performance at E&R Church Sunday Service
Date: Jan 24—First Class—5-6pm in Trinity Chapel
Date: October 16 at 10:00am for warm-up with service beginning at
10:30. Dismissal following end of service, approx. 11:30- CC and FCS—MD Young Voices Festival (Mandatory)
11:45. This event is mandatory for TE. Date: Feb 11 from 9am-10pm
Attire – Black pants or skirt, black chorus shirt, black shoes and socks/stockings Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, MD
Touring Ensemble/Chamber Singers Retreat ACDA Eastern Division Convention, Rhode Island
Date: October 22 Date: Feb 15-19—Directors will be out of town
Time: TE Retreat from 9am-12pm; FCS Retreat from 12:30-5:00pm
(All TE and FCS are expected to attend. If you already have a conflicting event, FCS—Performance at E&R Church Sunday Service
please contact Mrs. DuBose immediately to discuss alternatives Date: February 19 at 10:00am for warm-up with service beginning at
(Please bring a bag lunch if you are attending both sessions). 10:30. Dismissal following end of service, approx. 11:30-
CANCELLED—Girl Scout Event
The event originally scheduled for November 12 has been cancelled due to Let There Be Music Girl Scout Event
unavailability of a location. Instead, all ages of scouts will be invited to the Date: March 3
March Girl Scout event. Time: Staff and CC Helpers arrive 8:00am for setup; Junior Scouts and CC
Helpers 9-11am; FCS Helpers 12:15-3:00; Teens 1-3pm
Small Group—Prelude to Amahl Performance (Tentative) Location: E&R Church
Dates: December 1&2 Rehearsals; December 3&4 Performances
A small group of singers will be chosen to perform as prelude to the Amahl Perform- CC/FCS—Performance at E&R Church Sunday Service
ance held at the Frederick Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Date: March 25 at 10:00am for warm-up with service beginning at
ALL—Winter Concert Week 10:30. Dismissal following end of service, approx. 11:30-
Rehearsal Dates: 11:45. This event is mandatory for all CC and FCS.
FCS only: Dec 4—3-6 pm—E&R Church
ALL—Bring A Friend Ice Cream Social
All Singers: Dec 6—6-9 pm—E&R Church Date: April 10
Dec 8—6-9 pm—Linganore HS Bring a friend to experience a regular rehearsal and play some musical games with us!
Dec 9—6-9 pm—Linganore HS
Dec 10—8:45 am-12:00 pm—Linganore HS MACHE Home School Book Fair—Recruiting Event
(All choruses will not be scheduled to rehearse for the entire scheduled block. Specific Date: April 13-14
start and end times for each chorus will be available in next month’s newsletter.) Location: Frederick Fairgrounds
Concert Date: Dec 10 – Singers report to Linganore HS at 6:45pm FCS members are asked to sign up for a shift at the table. We need 6 FCS total to
Concert begins at 7:30pm help with this event, 2 for each of 3 shifts
Little Music Makers Concert and Reception Little Music Makers Concert
Date: Dec 20—Concert begins in Sanctuary at 5:30 pm Date: Apr 17—Concert begins in Sanctuary at 5:30pm
Singers report to Social Hall at 4:45 pm—Pot luck reception to be Singers report to Social Hall at 4:45pm
held in Social Hall immediately following concert
LMM and TE (+TE Invitees)—Frederick Children’s Festival
FCS—Messiah Date: April 28
Rehearsal Dates: Dec 11 &18 FCS Messiah Rehearsal 4-6 We want to showcase our singers so the parents at the Festival see what their children
Dec 21 FCS Load-in and rehearsal at Weinberg 7-9 could be doing if they joined the chorus.
Concert Date: Dec 22 Messiah Sing-Along – FCS Call 7:30
ALL—Tentative Spring Concert Week
Rehearsal Dates: April 29 FCS Rehearsal 3-6; April 30-May 4 All Choruses re
Come support our Chamber Singers and take part in this yearly event! Visit
serve 6-9 for rehearsals – pending approval from FCPS
weinbergcenter.org for ticket information.
May 5 Rehearsal 8:45am-12:00pm
Dec 23-Jan 16 Winter Break Concert Date: May 5 – Location TBA – Pending approval from FCPS
2012 ALL BOYS—Baltimore Boychoir Festival
Dates: May 18—5-9:30pm
ALL Rehearsals Resume May 19—8:45am—9:30pm with concert at 7:30pm
Date: Jan 17—All choruses resume regular schedule Location: 3400 Norman Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213
Note: All FCS rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays 7:15-9:00 in the spring This event is mandatory for all boys in ALL choruses.
ABBREVIATIONS: TC = TRAINING CHORUS CC = CONCERT CHORUS
FCS = FREDERICK CHAMBER SINGERS LMM = LITTLE MUSIC MAKERS
TE = TOURING ENSEMBLE
Fall/Winter 2011 Schedule
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2– FCS Rehearsal 3 4—Rehearsal 5 6 7 8
9– FCS Rehearsal 10 11—Rehearsal 12 13 14 15
4-6pm Blouse Exchange
16– FCS Rehearsal 17 18—Rehearsal 19 20 21 22 - TE Retreat 9-12
4-6pm SCRIP Orders Due FCS Retreat 12:30-5
Performance at E&R
23– FCS Rehearsal 24 25—Rehearsal 26 27 28 29
4-6pm Mixed Bag Orders
30– FCS Rehearsal 31 1—NOV—Rehearsal 2 3 4 5
6– FCS Rehearsal 7 8—Rehearsal 9 10 11 12
13– FCS Rehearsal 14 15—Rehearsal 16 17 18 19
4-6pm Gift Basket Dona-
20– FCS Rehearsal 21 22—Rehearsal 23 24 25 26
27– FCS Rehearsal 28 29—Rehearsal 30 1– DEC 2-Amahl Rehearsal 3-Amahl Performance
4-6pm Amahl Rehearsal (Tentative) (Tentative)
4– FCS Mandatory 5 6—Mandatory 7 8– Mandatory 9– Mandatory 10—Mandatory
Rehearsal 3-6pm Rehearsal—6-9pm Rehearsal—6-9pm Rehearsal—6-9pm Reh 8:45-12 noon
Amahl Performance Concert call at 6:45
(Tentative) Concert begins 7:30
11– FCS Rehearsal 12 13 14 15 16 17
18– FCS Rehearsal 19 20 21– Messiah Reh at 22– Messiah Sing-a- 23<< ———— 24——————-
4-6pm Weinberg—7-9pm Long—7:30 call
25————- 26 —- WINTER 27 ————- 28 ————— 29 ————- 30—-BREAK 31 —————>>
1—JAN 2 —- WINTER 3————- 4————- 5————- 6—-BREAK 7—————>>
8————- 9 —- WINTER 10————- 11————- 12————- 13—-BREAK 14—————>>
15————- 16————-|| 17– Rehearsal Re- 18 19 20 21
22 23 24—Rehearsal 25 26 27 28
First LMM Class
29 30 31—Rehearsal 1—FEB 2 3 4