Fall Schedule for AFCC Choirs

We’re grateful to be able to announce our schedule for AFCC choirs rehearsing MONDAYS at Greenwood Elementary this Fall, starting August 28th:

  • 2:30-3:15pm Greenwood Gator Choir

  • 3:15-4pm Ukulele Youth Choir

  • 4-5pm Concert Choir

  • 5-5:45pm Chimes, Voices & Percussion Choir

Please stay tuned for more registration information and sign up forms. Please subscribe for AFCC announcements at http://eepurl.com/btScWj to get the information on registration as soon as we have it available.


Fall Registration 2017

We are still waiting to hear from our parent organization, the Timpanogos Arts Foundation (who in turn has been waiting on the AF PARC tax committee), on our funding for 2017-18. Until that information comes through, we cannot announce our Fall Schedule. We are, however, planning to start on August 28th at Greenwood Elementary and are hoping to add some new programs at Shelley Elementary.

Please subscribe for AFCC announcements at http://eepurl.com/btScWj to get the information on registration and our Fall schedule as soon as we have it available.


SUMMER CAMPS

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Register early to ensure a spot.

BOOMWHACKER CHOIR CAMP May 30th – June 2nd, 1:30-4pm : Location TBA (location will be emailed to you). Ages 8-14. Kids will learn good singing techniques with fun songs, boomwhacker percussion tubes, games and class projects. The children will present a short concert for family and friends at 4pm on June 2nd. Registration and more info: https://goo.gl/forms/Hfu1GZg8NlNqmrcv2

UKULELE YOUTH CAMP from June 19th – 23rd, 1:30-4pm, location TBA (will be emailed to you). Ages 10-18. Beginners meet from 1:30-2:30pm and continuing students from 2:30-4pm. All students will have the opportunity to perform together at the Ukulele Picnic Open Mic at the 6th Annual Utah Uke Fest on Saturday, June 24th. Registration and more info: https://goo.gl/forms/047oLdnEE5OAobA12
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More camps: Ryan is teaching additional ukulele camps at the SCERA, https://www.scera.org/event-category/ukulele/ , and ukulele, choir and a ‘write a musical’ camp at the Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival, http://spanishfork.org/dept/parkrec/arts/pdf/YAF_Courses.pdf (look under theater and music headings – register at https://reconline.spanishfork.org ). If you know anyone in mid or south county that might be interested, please share. Thanks!


New Students Accepted Through January 23rd

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Our next rehearsal is January 23rd due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This is the last day to register for this semester. Rehearsals continue on Mondays (except Alpine School District holidays).

Tuition

TUITION FREE, thanks to the efforts of the Timpanogos Arts Foundation and the generous support of the American Fork PARC program.

Location

Thank you to Greenwood Elementary for hosting our rehearsals!

American Fork Children’s Choir

New students need to fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/PUs6UaQdqUxxYY612
Placement auditions are held your first day of rehearsal. Please plan to attend both choir’s rehearsals, from 3:50-5:30pm on your first day of rehearsal.
  • 3:50-4:45pm Concert Choir – Auditioned (Ages 8+)
  • 4:50-5:30pm Chimes & Voices Choir – Open Enrollment (Ages 7+)

Ukulele Youth Choir (Ages 10+)

New students need to fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/u6eEIWGv81Lja5a13
New students will be invited to an orientation that will take place from 9:30am to Noon on Saturday, January 21st.
  • Monday rehearsals are held from 3-3:45pm.

Questions

Please address any questions to the director at mryan@choirworks.com


NEW STUDENTS REGISTER FOR REHEARSALS BEGINNING JANUARY 9th

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Register for Ukulele Youth Choir, Concert Choir, or Chimes & Voices for rehearsals beginning January 9th, 2017 and continue on Mondays (except Alpine School District holidays).

Tuition

TUITION FREE, thanks to the efforts of the Timpanogos Arts Foundation and the generous support of the American Fork PARC program.

Location

Greenwood Elementary

American Fork Children’s Choir

New students need to fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/PUs6UaQdqUxxYY612
Placement auditions are held the first day of rehearsal. Please plan to attend both choir’s rehearsals, from 3:50-5:30pm on the first day of rehearsals.
  • 3:50-4:45pm Concert Choir – Auditioned (Ages 8+)
  • 4:50-5:30pm Chimes & Voices Choir – Open Enrollment (Ages 7+)

Ukulele Youth Choir (Ages 10+)

New students need to fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/u6eEIWGv81Lja5a13
New students will be invited to an orientation that will take place from 9:30am to Noon on Saturday, January 21st.
  • Monday rehearsals are held from 3-3:45pm.

Questions

Please address any questions to the director at mryan@choirworks.com


Merry Christmas! Stocking Stuffers. New Year Start Dates. Videos from our Christmas Concert.

Need something for the stocking? Think Uke.

Tickets to Ukulele Bootcamp with a FREE Eddy Finn Minnow Ukulele (only 17 available) are something you can print, fold and tuck into stocking to give the gift of music in the new year. This class is open to ages 10 through Adult and will be held Saturday, January 7th from 9:30-Noon at the Taylor Home Studio in American Fork. This is a perfect kickstart for students wanting to join the Ukulele Youth Choir or just learn for at home enjoyment. Full details at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2740174 (tickets should be available this evening).

New Year Start Dates

AFCC programs will begin again in the New Year on Monday, January 9th for Ukulele Youth Choir, Concert Choir and Chimes & Voices. Watch for additional info and registration information. We’ll accept new students at this time, so spread the word about our tuition-free programs. Those interested can contact ryan@choirworks.com or visit http://afcc.choirworks.com and subscribe to get registration announcements.

UFO HUM, our adult/teen ukulele performing ensemble will be accepting new members (advanced beginners to experienced players) for the Summer performance season for which rehearsals begin January 4th. Weekly group ukulele classes for beginners will also start at this time. Contact Ryan if interested.

Christmas Concert Videos

Here are some videos from our recent concert at the American Fork Library. Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!


Make-Up Choir Placements this Friday

It already looks like we’re going to have an awesome group of kids in the American Fork Children’s Choir this semester, but we will take new students through the month. If you missed Monday’s placement rehearsal for Concert Choir and Chimes & Voices, we’ll be having a make-up this Friday, 3:30pm at the director’s home studio: 856 N 350 W in American Fork. Just fill out the registration form before showing up: http://goo.gl/forms/PUs6UaQdqUxxYY612 and see http://afcc.choirworks.com/choirsbeginmondayaug22/ for details on times/location/etc..


Ukulele Youth Update

I just uploaded this video on ukulele anatomy that all the students should watch when they have a chance:

There are a few things that your children will need over time and since there is a great deal on a basic Snark Tuner on Amazon, I’d thought now would be a good time to send a message.

Sooner than later your child will need a tuner. Students should be tuning their ukulele every time they play. This is a great deal right now: http://amzn.to/2bGTg82 . Here is a video on using an electronic tuner:

Your child will also need a music stand. I highly suggest getting a sturdy stand (the wire stands have a tendency to drop music on the floor): http://amzn.to/2bOPiaP

Children will also need a strap of some kind. We will have a special ‘strap button party’ in September for anyone wishing to get five dollar strap buttons added to their ukulele (then they can use any strap they wish, even a bootlace or length of paracord).