Rehearsals, Handbooks, and New York City

posted Oct 3, 2014, 6:09 AM by Craig Jennings

Hooray!  We're off and running and working very hard to prepare a beautiful concert for December!  There are a lot of moving parts, but so far things have gone very well!

Please remember that rehearsals are beginning at 7:45 AM this year, so please try to have your daughter here in time to make the opening downbeat!

The member handbook is available for download here!  Please read it carefully and send in the information / contact page!  

The October newsletter is available here.  It introduces the spring trip to New York City! First payment is due October 31!

Extra Help Session Added

posted Sep 11, 2014, 8:03 AM by Craig Jennings

Auditions are next week!  Several students have asked for one more extra help session, so I will be in from 8 - 9 AM on Friday, September 12, to rehearse and answer any questions students may have.  See you then!

The Bearettes are now on Facebook!

posted Jun 22, 2014, 3:48 PM by Craig Jennings

Yet another way to reach our families and fans!  Anyone can join and follow along!

See you there!

Bearettes Summer Sessions!

posted Jun 3, 2014, 7:20 AM by Craig Jennings   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 11:59 AM ]

The Bearettes Young Women's Chorus is holding FREE Summer Sessions for ALL young women who will be attending Burley next year.  Parents are welcome and are encouraged to come along as well.  Come meet and rehearse with the Bearettes and discover what it's all about!  Sessions are June 23, June 30, and July 7 all from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Burley Chorus room (#107) and led by director Craig Jennings.  No sign up is necessary, but please sign in with the front office when you arrive.  Students may come to any or all of the sessions. This is not an audition, nor are singers obligated in any way to join the ensemble.  Feel free to contact Mr. Jennings for details or questions!  

Star Spangled Banner - 4 the Wounded 5k information

posted May 31, 2014, 3:51 AM by Craig Jennings

Bearettes (and alumnae)! WE ARE A GO for the "4 the Wounded" 5k performance of the National Anthem! Here's the schedule:

* Friday, June 6, 4:30 - 6:00 PM (or whatever portion you can make!) Rehearsal / Reunion Burley Chorus Room! Snacks and water provided! I have to tell you, the idea of working with you all again has me TOTALLY stoked! Current Bearettes are welcome at this rehearsal, but are not required to attend!

* Saturday, June 7, 7:15 AM Meet at the UVA Research Park (North of the city, *not* Fontaine). We'll warm up and nail down the entrances to each of the major impact points. Performance at 7:30 AM. *NOTE* that roads will be closed, so we'll be there for the race, too. I will be running, and if you'd like to run too, there's a discount code! PM me and I'll happily send it along to participating vocalists!

Here are directions to the park / race:

and the link to the sponsor's event site:

and some info from the event coordinators:

"All of you should arrive in the Park before 7:30AM when the entrances to the Park will be closed. You will be directed as to where to park and then you and the Bearettes should assemble at the intersection of Lewis & Clark Drive and Research Park Boulevard - the intersection marked by the big red box on the diagram attached. That is the spot where all the pre-race programming will occur.

The roads will re-open as soon as the kids race is done – usually around 9:15AM.

We are really looking forward to having you all open our race!"

Solo audition mornings!

posted May 16, 2014, 4:25 AM by Craig Jennings

There are several unfilled solos for the women in the upcoming concert.  Auditions will be held next Tuesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 22 from 8 - 9 AM.  


If those times are in conflict for an interested student it is their responsibility to schedule an alternate time with me.


No rehearsal Friday, May 16, due to the school delay.

posted May 16, 2014, 4:23 AM by Craig Jennings

New (and improved) chorus arrival time!

posted Apr 27, 2014, 12:57 PM by Craig Jennings

Current as of 3:50 pm

Bus 1 eta 5:30 pm
Bus 2 eta 6:00 pm
Band bus 7:15 pm

New Chorus arrival time!

posted Apr 27, 2014, 11:20 AM by Craig Jennings

*Current as of 2:20 pm*

Hi all!
Traffic permitting, bus #1 should pull in by 6:00 pm. Bus #2 is about 20 - 30 minutes behind us.

Check #BMSBoston for band bus updates!

On our way home!

posted Apr 27, 2014, 5:17 AM by Craig Jennings

We left the hotel at about 6:30 this morning. Kids are snoozing and we are so far making great time. Hopefully the chorus will be home by 7:30 pm or so. I will update the rss feed as we get closer to better give you an eta.

Remember- NO Bearettes rehearsal tomorrow, but it is VITALLY important that students attend school!

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