2012-08-10 Weekly Newsletter – Our Friends Need Our Help


August 10, 2012

SHINE is looking for dynamic and skilled performers who are interested in performing live vocals in the pop and broadway genres with energetic choreography, with an emphasis on professional group vocals and visual presentation, voice-part independence, positive attitude and fun. All relevant experience with song and dance, musical theatre and other voice and dance are all assets. Candidates currently enrolled in Youth Singers or private voice lessons are an asset. Commitment fits into life nicely with a once-a-week evening rehearsal. Target members are men and women age 18-28 with a positive outlook, professional demeanor and image, and energetic and fun personality!

Auditions for all voice types.
Tuesday August 21, 6:00-8:30PM
Monday August 27, 6:00-8:30PM

Call (403) 234-SHOW(9549) today to book your audition time!

Prepare a mid-to-high energy pop or broadway song for the audition (with a CD track if possible, otherwise a cappella. Choreography or movement for your solo is encouraged to show your performance dynamic.) There will also be sight-reading and ear/tone matching tests.

For more information on SHINE, please visit SHINE’s webpage and facebook page.

We are taking registrations for our Summer Gleek Out Camps! Please find registration forms and information on our website here.

Get ready to “Gleek Out!” this summer with the YSC. Our week long “Gleek Out!” Show Choir camps offer kids ages 8-14 the chance to sing and dance like the stars of the hit TV show and experience something totally different and totally exciting. Participants will learn a three song set, record a demo CD and perform in costume at the end of the week Showcase. Dates are as follows:
Aug 13-17: ages 8-10 (A few last minutes spots left)
Aug 20-24: ages 12-14

Register Today!


Volunteers needed to work in the music department.
It’s that time again, filling hundreds of binders with music for the coming year. We need help! We have all times, day time, evenings and weekends available.
Contact Ian at volunteer@youthsingers.org to book today!


If you are or know anyone who is a graphic artist that may like to work with us here at YSC, please have them email a link to their portfolio to shirl@youthsingers.org


***There are only 8 spots left for ACT3 and the SENIOR HI group is filling fast as well so act now and don’t be disappointed. The tour can include another ensemble of performers from the other older divisions as well but still can’t increase the total size of the group.

We have deposited on a specific number of airline seats and accommodations and don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity. First come first serve until it is full – pass it on!***

All performers in S, A Y, Q, E, plus staff and travelers are eligible for this tour.

The Costa Rican’s have a saying – “Pura Vida”. It literally means “pure life”, but the saying goes beyond its simple translation – it symbolizes the idea of simply enjoying life and being happy. They use the phrase as their way of saying “hello”, “goodbye” and even “awesome”. Come along on the Youth Singers of Calgary’s tour to Costa Rica, and experience your own “Pura Vida”.

If you are interested in this tour, please download the following information:
Tour Itinerary
Tour Information
Tour Committment

Got bingos to complete? We’re still looking for volunteers for the following events:

Grey Eagle
Sunday, August 12, 2012    EVENING   4:15 – 9:30 PM
Bingo Barn
Friday, August 17, 2012    AFTERNOON   11 AM – 3:30 PM
Bingo Barn
Friday, August 17, 2012    MORNING    8:30 – 11 AM

We’re on the hunt for FOUR workers in each of these events. Please reply to bingo@youthsingers.org if you are interested – and thanks again to all!

Kathy Seibel is asking for support for her “Foundation Fundraiser” which is being held at PAYC on Saturday, August 25th from 7:00 PM – midnight.

There will be a Silent Auction, cash bar, and great entertainment – Dean & Jory, Cracked Pots [blues / rock band], classical music + more!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased by emailing Kathy at leakyfoundation@shaw.ca.  Donations can be made through PayPal also.

All proceeds go toward the repair of the leaky foundation of their house – for further details check out the YouTube video or look for “Foundation Fundraiser” on Facebook.  It’s going to be a blast!

In This Newsletter

  • SHINE Auditions
  • GLEEK OUT Camps
  • Music Department Volunteers
  • Graphic Artist Needed
  • Tour – Filling Fast!
  • Summer Bingos
  • Friends Need Help
Thank you to everyone for a fantastic year!

Be sure to register by August 27 to get your name into the draw for 4 tickets for both Main Stage shows!

We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall

***If you are moving to a new division please call/email us to set up a time for an interview, as soon as possible.***

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Last Updated July 4, 2012

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