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        Since 1994, the Alaska Youth Choir has mesmerized Juneau audiences with outstanding choral productions. An ambitious choral training program for children ages 6 to 18, the Alaska Youth Choir emphasizes natural vocal production & the works of the immortal masters as well as outstanding folk & contemporary music from around the world. As children are challenged, their vocal skills blossom & they are exposed to music from virtually every continent & across many centuries. 
      The Alaska Youth Choir offers numerous performance opportunities throughout the season & the Advanced Choir travels far & away as they participate in choral festivals around the US & in Europe. 
          Come join us! All these exciting benefits & opportunities can belong to your child, too!

       What's NEW with the Alaska Youth Choir

      Announcing Parent Orientation Meetings
      January 13, 2014
      Parent Orientation for New Choir Members
          Prep Choir Parent Orientation - immediately following rehearsal on Tuesday, January 14 6pm to 6:30pm
          Intermediate & Advanced Choir Parent Orientation - MLK Day Monday, January 20th at 10:30am  @ Log Chapel.
      This is a mandatory meeting filled with critical information related to participating in the Alaska Youth Choir.
      November 22, 2013 ~ Raffle Update
      There's a couple more weeks of selling left & getting those 3 books sold can be easy - just sign up for a booth sale. There are lots of spots available. Check the schedule & choose your time.   

      November 4, 2013 - Winter Recruitment Campaign Launches

         We're looking to grow our numbers this winter & we've got a fresh recruitment campaign to get us there! 
      During November, the Alaska Youth Choir invites kids ages 6 to 10 to come rehearse with the Prep or Intermediate choirs for free! And, there's more. Kids who come & check out rehearsals get a free ticket to our Holiday concert on Saturday, December 14th. 
         We're also involving our choir kids with the recruitment effort by adding an"Invite a Friend" challenge! Choristers who bring a friend along to rehearsal are invited to a pizza party at the Downtown Bullwinkle's with Missouri & the AYC Board on December 7th.
      One final bit of exciting news, The Henry I. and Grace Akiyama Scholarship is available to choristers joining for the 2nd semester. We are so grateful to the Akiyama Scholarship Trustees for this generous offering! 

      So come on AYC families, help us spread the word about the Alaska Youth Choir!

      Saturday, November 2nd, the Advanced Choir was invited to perform at the Shrine of Ste. Therese as a part of the 75th Anniversary festivities. It was a beautiful early winter afternoon & a perfect celebration! 

      A Message from Missouri following Saturday's incredible performance: 

      Dear Advanced Choristers, 


      Thank you so much for singing today at the Shrine - your performance was exceptional! 

      It was appreciated by all who attended. 

      Your sound and balance is beautiful and will provide an opportunity to sing a varied program of music.

      I look forward to seeing you on Thursday to start learning the 'Holiday Season' repertoire. 

      I am very excited to work with you this season! 

      Stay warm & healthy, 

      ~ Missouri 

      October 26, 2013 - Annual AYC Raffle Launches

      AYC Fall Raffle is underway!

      Parents: check out the Raffle tab on the left for the current booth sale & other selling opportunities sign up roster!

      Our first concert of 2013/14 happened on October 26th...