(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre has an opportunity for area children grades 3-5 who love to sing. The BDACT Children’s Chorus One Voice is a new program for area students in third through fifth grade from public schools, parochial schools, or home schooled who are looking to express themselves through song.
Retired Beaver Dam Unified School District music director Darby Hintz is one of two program directors for the new children’s chorus and says this is a program that she has been wanting a long time for. Hintz says that even back when she was teaching she thought it would have been nice to have some sort of community where kids could come together from all the schools. She says kids love to sing and have fun, and it is something she had been thinking about a long time even before she had retired.
Co-Director, and retired Beaver Dam music teacher, Judy Heffron plans on spending some time behind the piano accompanying the young voices. Heffron says now is the time to try something new, saying that if they don’t try new things that they can miss out on the wonderful of opportunities available in our community. She says it would be a shame if parents saw talent in their children and don’t take the time to nurture it.
The children won’t just be singing the classics, Darby Hintz says they plan on including more modern numbers as well, saying that there is always a lot of new music that comes out. The children love to sing what’s current and popular, but it’s also nice to go back and utilize their vocal range and learn to perform some of the older titles like folk songs. Hintz says that if a kid has an idea of a song they want to do, she will always listen and consider suggestions.
Registration and parents meeting for the new BDACT Children’s Choir One Voice, will be Tuesday, December 4th at 6pm, and Sunday, December 9th at 4:30pm at the old community theater building at 219 N. Spring Street in Beaver Dam. Parents will only need to attend one of these meetings. Cost to register is $40 per semester.
REGISTRATION and PARENT MEETING:
Tuesday, December 4, at 6:00 pm or
Sunday, December 9, at 4:30
REGISTRATION: Parent/Guardian and Singer must attend one of the registration meetings.
REHEARSALS: January 27, February 3,10,17, 24, March 10, 17, April 7, 14, 28, May 5. (5:00 – 6:00 pm) at the BDACT Fine Arts Center located at 117 West Maple Ave in Beaver Dam.
CONCERTS: March 3 and May 10