October 14, 2020
JUNIOR HONORS CHOIR 2020-2021 SEASON UPDATE
As we continue on this unusual journey this season, the Junior Honors Choir and executive staff have revisited our 2020-2021 program. We are still optimistic that we will have a Junior Honors Choir program in the spring of 2021, but details concerning the virus still need to come forward before permanent decisions can be made. We ask for patience as we continue to monitor school district and government decisions.
Elementary Choral Festival – March 27, 2021
After consideration of school district uncertainties, the Honors Choirs staff has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 York County Elementary Choral Festival at Dover Area High School. A tentative date for the 2022 Elementary Choral Festival will be decided around March 2021.
Junior Honors Choir 2020-2021
The Junior Honors Choir and Executive staff have agreed that Junior Honors Choir cannot start until a determined break after the holidays. Virtual opportunities might be possible in January with potential earliest start time of February 7, 2021, for in-person rehearsals. Restart procedures would be posted on the Honors Choirs website at that time. Planning for this season will be different, but we look to offer music education, team building, leadership and character development with the hope of performing for our community.
For those who already registered and paid the $40 registration fee, we continue to ask for your patience until January 2021, when we will have a clearer determination of our season. If you have special circumstances, or a refund is requested, please contact Executive Director Bill Lytle at [email protected]. If you were referred by your teacher or you are a previous member of the choir, and you did not register for Junior Honors Choir yet, registration information is available on the Student Center page of the York County Honors Choirs website. As you register your information, the registration fee will not be expected until sometime in January or February when determinations will be made about the season.
Updates will be posted on the Homepage and Student Center page of our website in November and December.
August 19, 2020
To our dedicated Families, Teachers, and Community - A Season Update
As an organization, York County Honors Choirs has had some tough decisions to make. We are monitoring all of the organization’s activities with the current information that is available. Please know that our decisions are never made lightly, and are in the best interests of the singers and our staff. We ask for patience as we continue to monitor school district and government decisions.
Elementary Choral Festival – March 27, 2021
YCHC will monitor mandates and come to a decision about the festival in the new year.
Junior Honors Choir
YCHC has made the difficult decision to suspend Junior Honors Choir operations for the fall. However, JHC is hoping to start the season in early 2021 at a safe and appropriate time. The season might look a little different, but we will still offer music education, team building, leadership and character development with the hope of performing for our community.
Updates will be posted on the Homepage and Student Center page of our website in November and December. Registered singers and York County music teachers will be informed of any changes.
For those who already registered and paid the $40 registration fee, we ask for your patience until January, 2021, when we plan to offer the education and audition phase of our season. The registration fee covers the costs associated with choral music purchases and initial instruction time. If you have special circumstances, please contact Executive Director Bill Lytle at [email protected]. Updated registration information will be available on the Student Center page of the York County Honors Choirs website in September.
Senior Honors Choir
This fall, Senior Honors Choir will concentrate on building a community of young people who share common interests, while offering music education and performance development. As we monitor school district and government decisions, we will communicate changes through the weekly director newsletter on the Student Center page of our website.
The August 30th opening meeting and fall auditions for registered students will be virtual. Performances will be scheduled when it is safe to do so. Unless regulations mandate differently, rehearsals will be held in small groups at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, with CDC guidelines followed.
Thank you for your thoughts and support
As we keep our Honors Choir students and families in our thoughts during this difficult time, we ask that you reciprocate those thoughts and support for our organization.
YCHC staff and board