Piccolo Coro

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Calendar URLs for iCal (copy and paste into the subscribe box in iCal):

Piccolo Coro:

General Performances and Events:

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Piccolo Coro:

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/ol606756qlht002qahnl0rguks%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Performances:

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/cincinnatichoir%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

Click below for up coming performances:

CCC Group Photo Order Form

Each year, CCC offers a program book, which is a huge marketing tool for the choir. It is given out at each concert as well as on our tours to visit other choirs, organizations and countries. This year, we expect to order about 2,000 copies!

As part of the choir program, each member is required to sell/purchase a $100 program book ad. This fee is already included in your tuition total.  If you prefer not to create an ad, we will list your contribution under our Patron Listing (i.e. Friends and Family of “Singers Name”).

Want to have a sponsor purchase your singers’ ad?

CLICK HERE to download the ad sponsorship form.

If you choose to sell your add to a family member or friend, the ad fee will be paid for by the sponsor, and thus you will pay $100 less towards your tuition total. Even if your sponsor prefers to purchase a larger sized ad, you still only receive a $100 deduction on your tuition total.

Want to create an awesome ad for your singer?

CLICK HERE to download the ad template

  • Then submit your Full color ad via Word document (.doc)  (Word Perfect / .wps is not accepted), or High-Resolution PDF and email it to rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.org. For quality control reasons, we cannot accept scanned materials! You will receive a confirmation email once the ad has been received. IF YOU DON’T receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please follow up with Rachel Breeden.

You must turn in your ads on or before the absolute deadline of October 31, 2017.

This deadline is necessary to meet our printer’s deadline. With over 200 choir members, there will be no exceptions to this deadline. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Piccolo Coro 2017-2018 Tuition Details

*Tuition fees are based on one-year involvement in the Cincinnati Children’s Choir.

Amount due if paid in full by October 31st: $465.00

Amount due if paid in full after October 31st: $565.00

  A non-refundable $100 deposit is due within 15 days of the child’s acceptance into the choir, along with the CCC Parent Agreement Form located on the last two pages of the CCC Handbook. This deposit is applied to the tuition if paid in full by October 31. A detailed chart and full break out of all tuition and fees is available on pages 4-6 of the CCC Handbook.

Please print and sign the CCC Parent Agreement form. This form can be mailed into the CCC office, or emailed to Jim Waddle: (jwaddle@cincinnatichoir.org). Tuition must be paid according to the payment plan selected. A $25 penalty fee will accumulate monthly for tuition not paid by the plan’s due date.

Cash, check and online credit card payments are accepted for tuition and fees.

Tuition Assistance is available. Please CLICK HERE to fill out the online application.

Email Lauren Hess, Executive Director, at lhess@cincinnatichoir.org with any questions.

Invoices for the program will be sent out to participating families in September.

It is as important to the team effort to appear professional and artistic as it is to sound professional and artistic.  Upon arrival at a concert venue, all singers should be clean and well groomed with no obvious make-up, hair accessories, or hair colorsHair clips that match the color of the hair are permitted and only natural hair colors are permitted for performances.  Jewelry, earrings (except earring studs) and other accessories will not be permitted.  If a tie is not on, the singer may borrow one from the choir.  If all ties are already on loan, the child will not be allowed to perform in the concert.  Perfume is not allowed because it can potentially cause allergic reactions in other singers.  If a singer does not dress properly, he/she may be excluded from the performance.

Casual Uniform

All members of all choirs are required to have a CCC red polo shirt.  These shirts are in stock at all times through the CCC Office and will be available for sale before and after the parent meetings or by completing the CCC Polo Order Form and turning it in with payment to the CCC Office.  Unless otherwise specified, the CCC red polo shirt is to be worn with plain black pants, black socks and shoes for boys and black flats for girls.

Formal Uniforms

*Members are responsible for ordering their own uniforms by dealing directly with the uniform company.

Piccolo Coro jumpers, shirts, pants, and ties, are sourced from Schoolbelles with retail store sites at:

5718 Harrison Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45248
phone: 513-921-3417

and

5046 Taylor Mill Road,
Taylor Mill, KY 41015;
phone: 859-581-3111

(Schoolbelles brochure)

Girls

  • Plaid Jumper, style 1421; #526 plaid
  • Long Sleeve Peter Pan Collar Shirt, style 1740; #17 white
  • Plain, white turn cuff socks, style 1650; #17 white
  • Classroom Mary Jane leather shoe. Must be FLAT and closed-toe, style 4102(youth) & 4112(adult); #22 black.

Boys

  • Plain Front Pants, style 5202; #22 black
  • Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt, style 5761; #17 white
  • Pre-tied Tie, style 4890; #526 plaid
  • Crew Sock, styles 1653 or 8653; #22 black
  • Classroom Oxford Shoe, style 4101(youth) & 4111(adult); #22 black

Used Uniforms

CCC’s parent organization C3PO will conduct a used uniform sale before and after the mandatory parent meetings in September.  Used uniform items will be available on a first-come basis.  Items not available must be purchased directly from the suppliers.

Gently used uniform items may be donated to C3PO and dropped off at the CCC Office during regular rehearsal times or at the Preparatory Department office during regular business hours.  We accept these items year-round.

CCC Spiritwear

CCC Spirit Wear can be purchased with cash or check only at each CCC concert (limited sizes available), or by downloading the CCC Spiritwear Order Form and providing it during rehearsal to the choir manager, with payment, by no later than November 4th.

CCC Parent Meeting Document

CLICK HERE to download the 2017-2018 Parent Meeting agenda

CCC Handbook & Code of Conduct

All parents and singers are responsible for reading and abiding by all information in the Handbook and Parent Code of Conduct.

Please click here to review the 2017 /2018 Handbook & Parent Code of Conduct.

All parents/singers must sign the last two pages of the Handbook, as an acknowledgement that they have received and understand the information in the handbook and in the Parent Code of Conduct. Please print and complete the last two pages, and provide to Jim Waddle: Jwaddle@cincinnatichoir.org

Emergency Medical Form

Please click here to download the CCC EMF form. After completing the form please return it to Jim Waddle in the CCC Office in Dieterle Vocal Arts Center.

Attendance Policies

Cincinnati Children’s Choir is an award winning, nationally and internationally respected choral organization. It provides a unique experience to all singers and requires a high level of commitment and responsibility. Each child is independently important to the success of the program. Just as with any other team effort, the success of the choir is reliant on the consistent attendance of all of its members.

Please consult school calendars, sports calendars, and family calendars early in the year to identify possible conflicts. We strongly encourage that each of our singers be members and leaders of their school choruses. The only exceptions are when the school music program requires that students choose between instrumental ensembles and chorus or when the child’s advanced education schedules do not allow time for participation therefore leaving CCC as the only alternative for choral study.

CCC members are expected to treat school performances as a priority over a CCC performance unless otherwise negotiated between a CCC conductor and the school director. School performances are identified as performances for which a grade in school will be given (orchestra, band, choir concert); not an extracurricular activity (school plays, musicals etc.).

Mandatory Rehearsals and Performances

All rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless otherwise indicated on the choir calendar. An absence for any reason from a final rehearsal (“dress rehearsal”) may result in the singer being excluded from the following concert and is up to the discretion of the conductor.

Attendance Requirements and Notification Procedures

Excused Absence From Rehearsals and Performances: A choir member may be considered excused for:

  • Illness
  • Death in the family
  • Conflict with a mandatory school performance/commitment

In order to be excused, the Operations Manager must be notified, by a written note, email, or voicemail as soon as possible prior to the rehearsal. For rehearsals only, parents may leave a message with CCC staff at 556-0338 or jwaddle@cincinnatichoir.org and we will notify your Choir Manager and conductor. Excuses should include the child’s name, choir your child sings in, reason for dismissal or tardiness, and the parent’s signature. Notes without a stated reason will be considered unexcused.

If an unforeseen complication has come up on the day of a performance (not a rehearsal), please contact Jim Waddle, Operations Manager, immediately via (513) 446-9508. Your child’s unexpected absence will require alterations in the ensemble, which will need to be revised as soon as possible by the conductor.

As much as CCC supports a child’s need to maintain good grades and receive a good education, we cannot regularly accept homework as an excused absence from rehearsals and never from performances. Singers should plan ahead.

Notification of planned absences must be sent in as early as possible, and no less than 30 days prior so that artistic staff can plan accordingly.

All written absence notification regarding performance conflicts will be reviewed by the staff on an individual basis and determined “excused” or “unexcused” based on the degree the absence would compromise the choir and its performance and/or the conflict expressed.

Weather Policies

If the University closes, the information will be announced on all media outlets. In addition, we will issue a notice on the website, through e-mails, on the CCC, C3PO and Bel Canto Facebook pages and via text through Remind101.

CCC also reserves the right to cancel rehearsals when the University remains open but staff members have concern about the safety of choir members and families en route. All CCC cancellations will be announced on all major television and radio stations.