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Everything you need to know about IVE (but were afraid to ask)

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General Notes
This page is still in progress, obviously. I'm shifting it over from the 2017 version to the 2018. At this point, do not assume dates are valid. I can't imagine anyone would be looking at this in the off-season and asking for time off, but if that's an issue, e-mail Jim or Michael.

Scores
The Dropbox link to our scores will be posted here at the appropriate time. I was tempted to put this at the bottom of the page. At some point look over some of the rest of the items here, ok? Please?

Concert Order
Will be posted here.

Rehearsal Tracks
For some of us (ok, me, Jim P.), rehearsal tracks are a godsend. Use 'em if you need 'em. Many thanks to Linda Palmer for creating them.

Email Etiquette
Time and attention spans are scarce commodities. Wherever possible, direct your communication to the smallest group possible. (Don't make someone read an e-mail that doesn't concern them. Reply All is almost never the right choice.) Keep your e-mails concise and on-point. Please don't use the choir list for non-choir topics. In order to help with spam and forwarding filters, I recommend including "IVE" or "Isthmus Vocal" in the subject line. In cases where you need to contact the entire choir (need a ride, etc.) please don't Reply All to a previous email. Create a new email with an appropriate Subject line.

Concert Attire/Equipment
In general we want our concert attire to not call attention to ourselves. It should be about the concert, not us. Jewelry should be small and non-distracting.

  • Men: Black jacket and pants, black shirt, black socks and shoes.
  • Women: Long black dress (ankle length or longer), skirt (ankle length or longer), or dress pants (no leggings or jeans), sleeves cap- to full- length (no bare shoulders); black shoes with closed toes.
  • Please refrain from the use of fragrances during rehearsals and concerts. (Deodorant is fine!)
  • Black Binder: All singers will use a black binder to hold their music (tablets are an unknown for 2018). Suggestion: add title/label tabs to your music for navigational ease in rehearsal. Many singers in the choir own these folders (not an endorsement, just a point of information).
  • Mihcal put together a great PDF with pictures & everything. (Ignore the scarves. Not wearing in 2017). Find it here.

Rehearsals

  • Because we have such a short rehearsal period, singers are expected to prepare in advance and arrive at the first rehearsal with a solid knowledge of their voice parts. Come prepared. The first two weeks of rehearsals will be held downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at Christ Presbyterian Church unless otherwise noted.

  • All rehearsal conflicts should have been cleared with Mike in advance. In the event that you have an unscheduled conflict, please:

    1. E-mail Mike asap
    2. If at all possible, do not inform Mike at the beginning of a rehearsal -- please wait till after the rehearsal.
    3. Check with a section member on what you missed, particularly markings.

Dues
IVE dues are mandatory and are $40. If this represents a hardship, please contact Carrie Kruse (our treasurer) or another board member. A donation of $100 or more waives dues and can be claimed as a tax-deductible contribution. Dues are due by the fourth rehearsal. The money is used to purchase and ship music, to support honoraria for the accompanist, artistic director and other musicians, and other operational costs. Please give your dues to Carrie, or to any board member. Catherine Pippitt can take your dues via the Square reader, but cash & check are preferred.

Sunday Potluck
Our Sunday, July XX evening “rehearsal” includes a potluck and socializing, along with a bit of singing. It starts at 6:15 and will be held at the Burrows Park shelter, 25 Burrows Rd, Madison.

Annual IVE "Flotilla"
We have a fun outing planned for Tuesday, August XX. Friends and family welcome. Encouraged, even! It will likely be the best summer day you'll have all year.

Post Concert Reception
We'll have a post-concert party for musicians and their immediate partners (not the general public) immediately following our Sunday afternoon performance. We'll have the details set up in a bit. Check back.

Board Contacts
Contact any (or all) of us with questions or comments.
Susannah Brooks (secretary)
Jeffrey Harkins (vice president)
Ann Kruska
Mihcal McClelland (treasurer)
Michael McGaghie (Artistic Director)
Kathy Otterson
Catherine (Cat) Pippitt
Jim (Jim) Pippitt (president)
Mark Werner

Carrie Kruse (treasurer emerita)