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First rehearsals on September 11th and 12th!
Why not invite a friend to try OCC with you?
Don't forget the Parent Meeting on September 11th!

 
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We're ready for OCC's best year yet!

 

Dear OCC Families,

Even though our choirs haven't been rehearsing over the summer, our summer camps have been outstanding, both in the skills that have been gained as well as the friendships that were forged! And all summer long, our dedicated directors have been thinking ahead to the coming year, choosing repertoire and planning concerts and getting excited about making beautiful music with you! They look forward to catching up with returning choristers as well as welcoming new singers in our family of choirs, and they already have big plans that they can't wait to tell you about!

As we gather and plan for OCC's future, we can't help but reflect on how much we love what we do: how much joy it brings us to unite young voices in song, to build a sense of community and belonging, and to carry on the age-old tradition of choral singing. On behalf of all of the directors, accompanists, and other helpers, I want you to know that we're all so glad to have you in OCC!

With eager anticipation,

Dody Hansen
OCC Executive Music Director
“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing!”

Seeking Volunteers!

Parents, we are always looking for volunteers to help in a wide variety of capacities, but this year we are specifically looking for these kinds of volunteers:

* grantwriters
* graphic design
* alumni coordinator
* fundraising/ solicitation
* website design/ maintenance


If you have skills in any of these areas, please let us know!
Just email oregonchildrenschoirinfo@gmail.com
Thanks so much!

 
OCC Parent Meeting!
Sunday, September 11th @ 2pm
First United Methodist Church


All parents are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting, where we will:

~ Discuss trips and uniforms
~ Make plans for the coming year (concerts, schedules)
~ Sign up for volunteer opportunities (requirement of 2 tasks per year)

If you have questions about this meeting, you can contact oregonchildrenschoirinfo@gmail.com OR if you have questions about billing or registration, contact oregonchildrenschoirbilling@gmail.com

Have you heard about the
Oregon Young Mens' Ensemble?


The Oregon Young Men's Ensemble was once a widely known and admired part of Oregon Children's Choir, and after several years of being on hiatus due to budget constraints, the choir is coming back! The ensemble will be led by Chris Dobson, who is a former member of YME and is now an award-winning choir director.  He plans to retain the high level of musicianship and atmosphere of deep camaraderie the choir achieved in the past while aiming for the future with creative performances of challenging literature.

Learn more at http://www.oregonyoungmensensemble.com/

Calling all high school female singers!
We're bringing back the Young Women's Ensemble!

 

The fabulous and delightful Megan Perdue, a former OCC chorister and an accomplished choral director, is excited to be directing this group, especially since she was once a part of it! This ensemble will perform more traditional choral repertoire and will focus particularly on the nuances of the female voice. If you are interested, give us your contact information here and we'll be in touch!

Registration for 2016-17 is open!

Discounts for early registration and siblings!
Scholarships available!

Those who register between 7/1 and 8/31 and pay the first tuition payment of $75 will receive a $25 discount if tuition is paid in full by 10/10.

Sibling discounts and scholarships are, as always, available. Our goal is to make our programs accessible to as many children as possible!


Choir is even MORE fun with friends! Be sure to tell yours to join!
(They are welcome to observe the first rehearsal of the year!)


You can register here and even pay online here!

First Day of Rehearsals is Coming Soon!
September 11th/ 12th


PARENTS: Please plan to attend our mandatory Parent Meeting!

CHORISTERS: Your directors are looking forward to seeing you!

Here is the schedule/ location for each choir:

Prelude (K-1): Monday 4:30-5:30 in room 19
JAS Boys (Gr. 2-5): Monday 4:30-5:30 in room 11
JAS Girls (Gr. 2-5): Monday 4:30-5:30 in room 16
Girlchoir (Gr. 6-9): Monday 4:15-6:15 in Basement/Office
Boychoir (Gr. 6-9): Monday 5:15-7:15 in the Youth Center
Young Men's Ensemble (Gr. 9-12): Monday 6:45-8:45 in the Youth Center
Young Women's Ensemble (Gr. 9-12): TBA
Noteworthy (Gr. 6-9): Thursdays 4:30-5:30 in room 16
Outburst (Gr. 9-12): Sunday 4:00-6:00 in room 16
Synergy (Gr. 9-12): Sunday 2:00-4:00 in room 11
Sforzando (Gr. 9-12): Sunday 4:00-5:00 in room 11
Some Cool Guys (Gr. 9-12): Sunday 2:00-4:00 (location TBA)
Intermediate Mixed A Cappella (Gr. 9-12): Sunday 1:30-3:30 (location TBA)

 
Mark Your Calendar!

We've already set the dates for our biggest concerts! (Each choir may have additional performances throughout the year, but each of these concerts will feature all of our choirs.)

Fall Preview Concert
October 15, 2016 at 1:00pm
First United Methodist Church

Winter Concert
December 3, 2016 at 1:00pm
First United Methodist Church

Benefit Concert
March 5, 2017 at 1:00pm
South Eugene High School

Spring Concert
(Date TBA)

Springfield High School

 
Oregon Children's Choir is growing!
We need your help!

We are so delighted by the growth that our organization has seen over the past few years, and we are eager to welcome many new students into our fabulous choirs! As we stretch a little in order to accommodate this growth, we need some financial support from our community in order to launch new programs and expand existing programs. We want to be sure that we can offer a high-quality, comprehensive choral program for all of the youth in our community! Here's how you can help:

1. Make a donation. Whether it's big or small, it will help us to reach our fundraising goals! Just click here to make a donation!
2. Seek business sponsorships. We need help soliciting local businesses to sponsor our choirs!
3. Invite your friends. Whether they join a choir, attend a concert, or make a donation, telling your friends about OCC helps tremendously! 

Thank you so much! We're thrilled about our future, and we're glad that you're a part of it!
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