Treble Choir & Lyric Chorus
The Treble Choir is our beginning choir for children with unchanged voices in grades 2 through 6. This choir is open to children regardless of their level of singing ability. In this choir, the children start to learn to read music, understand theory, and are taught healthy methods of vocal production.
More advanced singers are chosen by the Director to sing in the Lyric Chorus. This ensemble is formed out of the Treble Choir and performs more difficult repertoire.
Chorister & Family Expectations
The Branch United Youth Choir consists of a treble choir and a chorus for children in grades 2 – 6. As a treble choir, this choir is open to girls and to boys with unchanged voices.
There is no charge to be a member of the BUYC. BUYC is supported by gifts and donations. Funds are raised through donations and fundraisers. Your child is encouraged, but not required to, participate in these.
BUYC reserves right to use photographs, videotapes, or interviews for purposes of the publicity or promotion of BUYC. Some of these may include pictures or videos of the children.
Because all children are not at the same level of maturity and singing/music ability, the Director of the BUYC reserves the right to place children in the particular choir where he believes the child will best fit.
If a child has problems maintaining discipline or becomes disruptive during rehearsals, the Director will ask a parent or guardian to remain in the choir rehearsal. If the child continues to have trouble, the Director will reserve the right to ask the parent to take the child home for the remainder of that practice. In the event that the child continually causes disruptions, the Director will speak with the parents and may ask that the child rejoin the BUYC at a later time when he or she is at a higher level of maturity.
Tuition & Costs
There is no cost for participation in the Branch United Youth Choir. BUYC is a 501 (c) 3 organization, and is funded by donations, grants and fundraisers. Your child is encouraged, but not required to, participate in these.
The dress for concerts and performances is a white top and black pants, or a black skirt with black tights. We do not have a particular uniform/brand that parents need to buy. The goal is to teach the children to look clean and professional for their performances.
Costs for tours will vary. Parents will pay for their own child’s tour expenses. We will have fundraisers to help cover the costs of tours. Only children who participate in the tour fundraisers will receive monetary credit towards their tour from them.
For more information about joining the Branch United Youth Choir, please call or text to 586-292-6639 or email us at BranchYouthChoir@yahoo.com. Be sure to include contact information.