Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!
How can we already be this far into the new year? Summer is almost on us 

BRAVO Junior Choristers and Senior Mentors on a wonderful and very moving year of Tuesday Evensongs!

BRAVO Cast of the Musical – you were all amazing!

CONGRATULATIONS – Girls softball team on an amazing season!

It’s time to look around the house for those choir checks that haven’t yet been cashed.
So far this season you should have received:
1. A check made out to your chorister for his or her salary at the end of December.
2. A check(s) made out to you for their choir scholarship – early May.
3. There will be one more choir salary check coming in the middle of June.

The Choir Raffle is coming! It’s really fun. Thank you to everyone who has donated a raffle prize – there is still time to do so if you haven’t or to contribute to towards the purchase of a prize. Email Meaghan Cheung. Plan on being present at 11 a.m. on 7 June and stay after for the cookout and raffle in Huntington Close and sell those tickets! You don’t have to be present to win!

SUMMER CONCERT TOUR NOTE:
Second Tour Rehearsal CONFIRMED: Saturday 30 May from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
We will be checking vestments and assigning choristers who need a new fit a tour vestment for traveling at this rehearsal.
Please get your final tour payments in to PA as quickly as you can.

Saturday 30 May
3:00 – 5:00 in the Church
THE FINAL FRANCE TOUR REHEARSAL
Please enter at 802 Broadway and be in your seats ready to start at 3:00 p.m.

All afternoon choir activities are now finished for the school year.
Morning Rehearsals continue through June 5th.

It’s Recruiting Season for 2015-2016!
The annual letter and brochure have gone out to all families at GCS with children currently in second and third grade – even those who have already joined! Please spread the word – Choir is fun! We already have the first interview scheduled!
Sometimes interesting rules and policies appear during recruiting time, but the basic creed is:
Choir is open to all, it is always a good time to join and you are never too old or miss a deadline! We want everyone to join choir! 

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! If you are so inclined, please LIKE the Music at Grace Church Page on Facebook!

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:

Sunday 24 May, The Adult Choir

Tuesday 26 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys
PA on Jury Duty in the Afternoon

Wednesday 27 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls
PA on Jury Duty all day.

Thursday 28 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior and Junior Boys

Friday 29 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior and Junior girls
PA on Jury Duty all day.

Saturday 30 May
3:00 – 5:00 in the Church
THE FINAL FRANCE TOUR REHEARSAL
Please enter at 802 Broadway and be in your seats ready to start at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 31 May, The Choir of Men and Boys
9:45 Call for Senior Choristers – SENIORS Required (Juniors optional)
11:00 Service

NEXT YEARS WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
The schedule should be finished in about a week and up on Goggle Cal a few days later.
Until then, here is the basic weekly schedule – no changes from this year:

FOR NOVICES:
– Girls: Tuesday after school until 4:30 – rehearsal
– Boys: Friday after school until 4:30 – rehearsal

FOR JUNIORS:
– Girls and Boys: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. rehearsal and often Evensong.
– Boys: Thursday morning 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. rehearsal
– Girls: Friday morning 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. rehearsal

FOR SENIORS
– Boys Tuesday and Thursday mornings rehearsal 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.
– Girls Wednesday and Friday mornings rehearsal 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.
– Boys or Girls – lunch and rehearsal after Church on Sundays when singing 1:00 – 3:00

After School Vocal Coaching for Seniors:
Wednesday and Thursday after School until 4:30 p.m.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL SINGERS:
– Sunday Rehearsals as arranged with Mr. Fergus.
– Sing at 11 a.m. on Sundays when the Girls’ Choir with Adults is singing.

SUNDAYS:

Novices and Juniors: Most Sundays Optional, special scheduled Sundays required.

Seniors: approximately two Sundays a month required.

HS Singers: Sundays when the Girls’ Choir with Adults is singing.

Everyone sings one big concert project each year.
Juniors and Novices in January
Seniors and HS Singers in April.

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

*Like us on FACEBOOK! Music at Grace Church in New York

*The Goggle Choir Schedule Calendar Link: http://gchoirsched.info/home.html

*Sign Up Genius for Choir Parent Volunteer Sign Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A72DA64-choir/11611445

*To Sign Up to help with the Annual Concert Reception please use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054FA4A62EA31-choir1

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
www.gracechurchnyc.org
CLICK: MUSIC
CLICK: login
User Name: helfenstein
Password: iheartch0ir (0 is a zero)

*REMEMBER: If your contact information changes or you notice a typo in a communication don’t hesitate to let PA (P. Allen, not the Parents Association) know. “If you see something, say something”

*REMEMBER…please keep an eye out around the house and make sure you cash all choir checks you have received. When the books are closed at the audit for each operating budget year checks can no longer be redeemed or replaced.