Choir Information and Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Rexburg Children’s Choir! Below we have important choir information including expectations, age requirements, rehearsal times and location, tuition and fees, and instructions for the required “demo” video. Before registering, please read through all the information to be sure the choir is a good fit for you and your child. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking on the “Contact” tab. 

Choir Expectations

Singers who join will be expected to:

  • Love to sing!

  • Be able to sing on pitch consistently.

  • Commit to the entire semester. 

  • Be on time and attend all rehearsals. 80% attendance is required to participate in choir productions.

  • Focus and be respectful for the entire rehearsal and for all productions. Rehearsals are 60 minutes, and video productions and concerts are longer. If your child cannot stay focused for that length of time, consider waiting another year before joining.

  • Practice at home outside of rehearsals. We have online resources to help with at home preparation and practice. 

  • Have fun!

Age Requirements

Children ages 10-17 are invited to join the choir. Singers must be 10 by December 31, 2021. 

Rehearsal Times and Location*

 

Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM at the Rexburg Tabernacle (25 N Center St)

Fall 2021 rehearsals will begin Tuesday, August 31st. 

 

*We will not have an Idaho Falls rehearsal group this year. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $35/month ($25/month for each additional sibling) and is due on the 1st of each month for the duration of the semester (Sept-Dec). 

A $100/semester music video production fee is due at the time of registration. 

 

We try to keep costume fees to around $40 or less per child, and will often reuse the same outfits for multiple productions and semesters. 

 

Demo Video Instructions

 

This year, instead of holding auditions, we are asking singers who join the choir to submit a short “demo” video of them singing. Videos are not due at the time of registration, but will be due on or before Sunday, August 15, 2021. The purpose of the demo video is for us to get to know your child and their voice. A demo video is required for all singers joining the choir this season. 

 

Please prepare your demo video as follows:

1. Sing 30 seconds of (choose one):​

  • a song of your choice

  • a song we have sung in choir, such as “O’ America,” “Let it Be Christmas,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” etc. 

  • Hakuna Matata

  • a Christmas song

 

2. Say your first and last name and the name of the song you are singing at the beginning of the video like this: “My name is _________________ and I will be singing ________________.” If you are confident enough, please show us some personality! 

3. Record the video on any device you would like. Upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video and share the link with us on the “Submit Demo Video” tab. 

 

Tips for the video:

  • You may sing with or without accompaniment. Either way is great. 

  • Comb your hair, brush your teeth, and smile.

  • Either keep your hands at your side, or use your hands to express yourself.

  • Think about the words of the song. Seek to express, not to impress.

  • Relax and have fun! We want this to be as stress-free and painless as possible.