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Weekly Email
January 23, 2023

Weekly email

Dear Parents,

Here are the announcements for this week. Cadet and Music Magic families, there is information about monthly tuition. 

Passports:  The timeline for getting passports has been shortened to accommodate flight carrier requirements. All passports MUST BE IN HAND BY APRIL 1.  That means you have a week to start the process as it could take up to nine weeks to get the passports back.  There will be more information on this during tomorrow’s (Wednesday) zoom meeting beginning at 7:30PM.

 

Tour Zoom Meeting:  The link for the tour meeting recording will be sent in a separate email.

 

Crescent Cove: Viking Choir  

Saturday January 28 Crescent Cove Gala.  https://one.bidpal.net/crescentcovegala2023/welcome

Rehearsal time:  Saturday 9 to 2, bring sack lunch.

READ CAREFULLY!  If you plan to go home at 2PM and travel to River Centre independently, arrive at River Centre IN TRAVEL UNIFORM at 5PM. Carry concert uniform and black shoes.  Wear Choir jacket (Don’t forget to make sure your name or initials are in your jacket, hat, and polo shirt!), hat and gloves.

 If you have made arrangements to carpool with Lundstedts, please arrive at the church by 4:00PM for a 4:15 departureWear travel uniform, carry concert uniform and black shoes.  Wear choir jacket, hat, and gloves.

Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN

Performance 7:45PM

Here are some news links about Crescent Cove:

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/brooklyn-center-nonprofit-offers-support-to-children-with-complex-medical-conditions 

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/local-news/interview-2023-crescent-cove-gala/ Katie L is interviewed about the Gala

Tuition and Tour Payments:

Monthly tuition payments:  Parents, please make sure you are keeping up with your monthly tuition payments. There are several families who haven’t made any payments towards tuition this year.  Please contact Kevin at kevin@northstarboyschoir.org to make payment arrangements.

Tour payments:  Viking and Kantorei parents:  Kevin will NOT automatically add tour payments to your monthly charges.  Each Viking family MUST contact him directly for payment arrangements.  If you choose a monthly payment, remember, the longer you wait, the higher each monthly payment will be. Payments from January to June are $534/month. But if you start paying in February, the monthly payments will be $640/month.

 The tour must be paid in full by June.

 

Tour travel insurance: Several questions came in during last week’s tour meeting about travel insurance.  After doing some research the staff recommends that you first check with your own insurance policy regarding international travel.  However, there is a travel insurance company https://www.travelinsured.com that will sell individual travel policies.  They have provided two samples of their premium policy and their more economical policy.  The NSBC is providing this information as a resource only. We strongly encourage you to do your own research for the policy that best fits your needs.  The NSBC is not responsible for obtaining travel insurance for the boys in the choir.

 

Voice Lessons!!!! Please sign up for voice lessons! Francis is growing quite concerned that not all Viking boys are signing up for individual voice lessons. Individual lessons is where he maximizes each boy’s potential and builds a world class choir.  The audiences in Europe are expecting fantastic singing from our boys this summer, but that can happen only with individual lessons.  Please sign up or contact Francis for a specific time he can meet with your son.  This is VERY important!

Cadet boys, you need to sign up for your lessons as well as Francis builds your voice.

 

Picture night is coming up. Just a reminder that our choir picture night is February 7 at Lord of Life church in Maple Grove. Marketing pictures will be scheduled soon.

 

Board positions There are still positions open for the board of directors.  While our parent quota is full, we are looking for members of the community who wish to have a hand in moving our choir forward.  If you know of someone who is interested, please contact staff@northstarboyschoir.org

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