Amarillo Boy Concert Choir – Weekly Note January 10, 2017

Amarillo Boy Concert Choir – Weekly Note
January 10, 2017
Rehearsal Time – 5:15 to 6:30 pm
*Spotlight from 6:30 to 7:00 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome Back! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas Break.
Regular ABCC rehearsals will resume today, 5:15 to 6:30 pm, in the SSUMC Choir Room & Spotlight from 6:30 to 7:00.

PAYMENT DUE — CANADA TOUR – June 4~June 10, 2017
The Amarillo Boy Choir spring tour will be to Montreal / Quebec, Canada. The cost of the tour is $2,650.00 and includes transportation, meals, hotel and admission fees. The full tour payment schedule is as follows: (or $265 per month if you started paying in June.)
Sept. 1, 2016 – $331.25Oct. 1, 2016 – $331.25Nov. 1, 2016 – $331.25 Dec. 1, 2016 – $331.25
Jan. 1, 2017 – $331.25Feb. 1, 2017 – $331.25Mar. 1, 2017 – $331.25Apr. 1, 2017 – $331.25

We are holding auditions for boys to join our Preparatory Choir today, Tuesday, January 10th at 4:00 pm. (Girls were yesterday.) Please invite all of your friends to come on Tuesday and join ABPC for rehearsal from 4:10 to 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Mrs. Angela or Mrs. Emily at (806)372-1100. We want our Choir Room to be overflowing with young men and women who are currently in the 2nd thru 5th Grades.

TODAY – CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER – Optional fundraiser – January 10, 2017 thru January 31, 2017
We will begin our World’s Finest Chocolate candy bar fundraiser today. This fundraiser will last three weeks. If you would like to participate, a parent/guardian must sign for a box of candy at rehearsal. In each box there are 60 candy bars to be sold for $1 each. Your future tour account will be credited with 50% of the sales. You will be allowed to check out only one box of candy at a time; however, you may prepay for additional boxes. All monies/candy bars must be returned no later than Monday, January 30th. You will return any unsold candy bars along with the monies collected, totaling up to $60 per box checked out. You may turn in $60 cash or two checks for $30 each, made payable to Amarillo Youth Choirs, as per our fundraising policy. We at the office would greatly appreciate more bills and less coin if at all possible. Checks can be made payable to Amarillo Youth Choirs.

REMIND.COM — For quick reminders about the Amarillo Girl Concert Choir and for Pizzazz, please follow these instructions:
1. Text @fb732 to the number 81010 (to receive text messages) for ABCC ; for Spotlight text @g9hk6
OR2. Go to the app store and download the REMIND app and join the class for AGCC (@fb732) or Spotlight (@g9hk6). You can also type this link into your browser and it will lead you straight to the remind app download process: for ABCC or for Spotlight:

Vocal Camp 2017 – Saturday, February 4th, 2017 — NOTEWORTHY
The annual AYC Vocal Camp will be held Saturday, February 4th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western. The fee to attend will be $30 for those who register before January 20th, and $35 for those who register after that date. The fee includes the cost of lunch and a t-shirt. In addition, 15-minute voice lessons are available for an additional $10. Registration forms are attached to this week’s Weekly Note and may also be obtained from the AYC website, For more information, contact Mary Katherine Duvall at (806)674-6717 or We are in need of around 30 volunteers to assist with the Vocal Camp to serve as Group and Voice Lesson monitors from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Group monitors will stay with a group of 25-30 students and escort them to each session. Voice Lesson monitors will be responsible for escorting individual students to their lesson with a private instructor and back to their class. If you can only work for part of the day, please do not hesitate to volunteer, as we are grateful for any help we receive. We appreciate our volunteers: you make Vocal Camp run smoothly and safely. Contact Mary Katherine Duvall, as listed above, to volunteer.

Jan. 1, 2017Canada Payment Due
Jan. 104:00 pmAuditions for new Prep Boy MembersSSUMC
Jan. 105:15 pmABCC Spring Rehearsals resumeSSUMC
Jan. 106:30 pmCandy Bar Optional Fundraiser BeginsSSUMC
*Jan. 106:30 pmSpotlight Rehearsals ResumeSSUMC
Jan. 315:00 pmCandy Bar Fundraiser EndsSSUMC
Feb. 1Canada Payment Due
Feb. 48:30 amVocal Camp — NOTEWORTHYParamount Baptist Church 3801 S. Western

The Amarillo Youth Choirs Board of Directors adopted a fundraising structure whereby AYC will provide the materials/products for the stated optional fundraisers. However it will be the parents/family’s responsibility to track and maintain each individual student’s orders. Each family will collect the monies made from the fundraisers and then will write two checks to AYC. The first check will cover the fundraising products to be ordered. The second check will then be a tour deposit on behalf of the child. FOR EXAMPLE, a student sells $100 worth of cookie dough at a 50% profit. The parent would collect the money (with checks made payable to the family/parent). The parent would then write AYC a check for $50 purchasing the cookie dough. AYC would then order the cookie dough on behalf of the family/parent to distribute. The parent would also write AYC a check for $50 as a tour deposit.

ABSENCE OR TARDY CONTACT – Please contact Angela Stebbins if your son will be absent; tardy; or need to leave early from rehearsal or an event. Angela’s email is: and her cell number is (806)674-0971. If you are not receiving the weekly notes by email, please contact Angela and let her know. Thanks.

The AYC pickup and drop off location at St. Stephen Church is on the backside (west side) of the church on Buffalo Street. You may either park in the lot provided or along the curbside on Buffalo. Please do not stop in the parking lot unless you are in a parking spot so that other cars may continue through. If you are having someone pick up or drop off for you, please let that person know. Thank you.

If at any time you have questions or need to reach someone, please feel free to contact the AYC office, 372-1100, Angela at or Emily at The weekly note will be e-mailed to those with email addresses, sent home with all AYC members, and can also be found on our web site, under Members Info. Please make sure to read them each week. Thank you.

At our website you will find information and current photos of the Youth Choirs. You will also find the latest weekly note for your choir. Required forms will be available in a downloadable format as well. If at any time you have questions or need to reach someone, please feel free to call the AYC office at 372-1100 or email us via the website.

If so, please go to the Amarillo Youth Choirs page and “like us”. There will be current pictures, information, advertising about our programs, and more. We would love for you to share our page with family and friends and help promote the Amarillo Youth Choirs Organization.

This is a friendly reminder that no food, drinks, gum, or pets are allowed in the Saint Stephen UM Church building. This includes parents, guardians, and siblings. SSUMC generously allows us to use the facility free of charge. Let’s return the favor by keeping it clean. We appreciate your cooperation. However, you and your child are allowed to bring a water bottle. Just make sure it has a lid. Thank you.

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