Sunshine Choir Fall 2021 Newsletter

Kids Choir Fall 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Grandparents and Choristers—returning and new,

The 2021-22 season of practices and church appearances will MOVE to our Arbutus Site, 2625 Arbutus Road, where all church activities except the Thrift Store will relocate while the Cedar Hill Site is being renovated.

Practices will be as usual on Wednesdays and will begin will a welcome back party and sing-in on Wednesday, September 15 @ 4:30 pm. Please see below for plans for September 15th.

After a break, while I visit family back East, choir will resume on Wednesday, October 20th in 2 groups:

  1. Kdg—Grade 3: 4:30 pm—5:00 pm
  2. Grade 4—Grade 7: 5:20 pm – 6 pm

I had hoped to overlap the choir, but, due to COVID, that will not be possible—at least for the fall. The 20-minute gap between the two groups is needed for me to ventilate the sanctuary where the children will be meeting. In addition, masks will be required for all and children will sanitize hands upon entering the building.

As before, the combined choir will sing at service once a month. For the fall term, the dates are November 14th and December 12th at 9:30 am.

The choir will be receiving new T-shirts with the Broadview logo on them, and we will measure children for them on September 15th. That way the shirts should be ready for October 20th.

Also new this year will be the rotation of parent/grandparent/guardian helpers. The idea is that adults take turns being at rehearsal with me to provide the required second adult in the room. There will be a sign-up sheet for adult volunteers at the September 15th start-up.

Please think about bringing a friend to choir as the more the merrier. We welcome children from Kindergarten to Grade 7.

Below are

  1. a) plans for September 15th start-up and
  2. b) a registration link

I have missed the children and especially missed seeing them in person and I look forward to reconnecting with them on September 15th @ 4:30 pm.

Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions. Email is best. Shalom!

Mary Kennedy makenn@uvic.ca

 

September 15th Start-Up and Sing In

On this day, we will meet outside and so masks will not be required. We will measure children for their new T-shirts in Sun colours (red/orange/yellow) for the SUNSHINE CHOIR. We will determine the adult helper rota and there will be juice boxes and cookies (safely packed in ziplock bags) for children to pick up.

Yes, there will be singing: some of our favourites and some games too! There will be a get-to-know-you circle time where I will have to memorize all the names of new and returning children.

The session will be short: starting at 4:30 and ending by 5:15 at the latest. I will need 3-4 adult helpers on this day: 2 to handle T-shirt sizing, one to collect any paperwork and distribute snacks and one to assist me with ‘crowd control.’ If you can help on this day and arrive a little early—say 4:15—please email me.

To register for the choir please click here