Important NCYC Chorister Information

Newport County Youth Chorus is pleased to be entering its second year! This year, we are expanding our rehearsal slots to include Wednesdays for elementary and middle school choristers at St. Mary’s in Portsmouth. We’ve compiled all of the rehearsal and event information you need to know in order to participate in NCYC this fall. Scroll down and save this link for everything you need to know about rehearsals this season.

We hope that even more students across Aquidneck Island will consider joining us for a fun and enriching experience. Visit our blog to learn more about how singing can benefit your child. Or simply click here to join now.



Newport: Elementary age rehearsals on Tuesdays at MLK

Details:

Tuesday 2nd-4th Grade Rehearsal Details (MLK Center, Newport):

Day/time: Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Location: Martin Luther King Community Center (20 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd)

The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 25.

Registration for new choristers is available until October 30th.


A few notes about the rehearsals:

  1. Starting at 3:30 pm, a small snack will be provided each week for those who take the Pell bus or arrive early. (see below for more info on taking the MLK bus from Pell). Choristers are welcome to bring their own, especially if they have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

  2. Please send your child with a water bottle—a water fountain is not accessible from the rehearsal room.

  3. All choristers will enter and exit the building at the Edward Street entrance of the MLK Community Center. Signs will be posted to direct you to the correct entrance. When you arrive, ring the lower doorbell and someone will open the door for you.

There is still time for singers to join! If you know anyone in 2nd - 4th grade who would like to join, please encourage them to register online.


Tuesday transportation from Pell to MLK

To arrange for bus transportation from Pell to MLK, please complete a blue dismissal change form, which you can get from the school's front office. If you cannot obtain a form, a letter to the school may suffice. Call to confirm.


Those who ride the bus will be greeted by NCYC staff and supervised until the start of rehearsal.


IMPORTANT: Please contact Elizabeth prior to the first rehearsal if your child will be taking the bus, so we know which choristers to expect.


Portsmouth: Middle-school rehearsals on Wednesdays at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 5th-6th Grade Rehearsal Details (St. Mary’s, Portsmouth):

Day/time: Wednesdays; 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Location: St. Mary's Church (324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth)

The first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, October 3rd

Registration for new choristers is available until October 30th.


A few notes about the rehearsals:

  1. Please send your child with a water bottle.

  2. Rehearsals take place in the choir room, located in the administrative building (not the main church). Signs will be posted to direct you to the rehearsal location.

  3. Please park in the upper parking lot and follow signs for the Newport County Youth Chorus. Use the main entrance.

There is still time for singers to join! If you know anyone in 5th - 6th grade who would like to join, please encourage them to register online.


While NCYC rehearsals are taking place at St. Mary's on Wednesdays, the Sacred Center is offering classes for parents and children. There's something for everyone!




Portsmouth: Elementary age rehearsals on Wednesdays at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 2nd-4th Grade Rehearsal Details (St. Mary’s, Portsmouth):

Day/time: Wednesdays; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Location: St. Mary's Church (324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth)

The first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, September 26.

Registration for new choristers is available until October 30th.


A few notes about the rehearsals:

  1. Please send your child with a water bottle.

  2. Rehearsals take place in the choir room, located in the administrative building (not the main church). Signs will be posted to direct you to the rehearsal location.

  3. Please park in the upper parking lot and follow signs for the Newport County Youth Chorus. Use the main entrance.

While NCYC rehearsals are taking place at St. Mary's on Wednesdays, the Sacred Center is offering classes for parents and children. There's something for everyone! See the flyer above for more info on St. Mary's Wednesday offerings.


There is still time for singers to join! If you know anyone in 2nd - 4th grade who would like to join, please encourage them to register online.


NCYC Calendar of Events

Below is our current calendar of events for all Newport County Youth Chorus students.




Visit the NCYC calendar online to view and download our events to your phone. Syncing your calendar with ours will automatically share all new updates. Email us if you have any questions on how to share events from our calendar to yours.


Add these dates to your calendar-- more info coming soon!


All Choristers

Saturday, December 1 (2:30 - 4:30 pm) -- Caroling and Crafting with Emmanuel Church and the Newport String Project

Saturday, February 2 -- NCYC Concert

Saturday, June 1 -- NCYC Concert


Tuesday Chorus

Tuesday, November 6 -- NO Rehearsal (Schools closed)

Tuesday, November 13 -- Open Rehearsal (Parents/Guardians are invited to visit rehearsal and see us in action!)


Wednesday Chorus

Wednesday, October 31 -- NO Rehearsal (Halloween)

Wednesday, November 14 -- Open Rehearsal (Parents/Guardians are invited to visit rehearsal and see us in action!)

Wednesday, November 21 -- NO Rehearsal (Thanksgiving break)


Attendance and Behavior agreement

Our Attendance and Behavior Agreement is not only important for your child’s musical and personal growth, but it ensures the continued success of Newport County Youth Chorus. Please review the Attendance and Behavior Agreement with your child by clicking on the link below:

http://files.constantcontact.com/6a21ff4e601/03f47403-8e06-43bb-b91c-5c522a2c74ee.pdf


A parent/guardian will be asked to sign that they have read and understand the policies at the first rehearsal.


Contact us

We look forward to singing with you and your child this year. Your participation helps make NCYC great. We are here to answer your questions and make sure your family has the best experience possible.


Please always feel free to email Elizabeth at newportcountyyouthchorus@gmail.com or call/text 303-808-2909 with any questions, concerns or suggestions. Thank you for your support!

Choral Collective of Newport County / PO Box 3293 / Newport, RI 02840