Hancock County Children’s Choir returns for 2016-2017 session

The Arts Partnership is now accepting audition registrations for the 2016-2017 session of the Hancock County Children’s Choir.  The Hancock County Children’s Choir is a community-based treble voice children’s chorus. It is open to all 2-5 grade children in the Greater Hancock County area. Any child with an unchanged voice in grades 2 through 5 who can commit to the rehearsal times 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings, September through December and February through May, is welcome to audition for the choir. The first rehearsal begins September 12.

 Auditions for new members will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm Monday, August 29, 2016 at St. Michael Church (750 Bright Road). Those auditioning will need to sign up for a 20- minute audition slot.  To sign up for an audition, please visit www.artspartnership.com and sign up through the online form.

The program’s mission is to provide an educational experience for area children who wish to explore signing in a group at an age when choral experiences is limited in the schools. The Choir stands as an opportunity for students to develop relationships with others with similar interests and gain a greater understanding of how to use their voices in an ensemble. The Choir is directed by Celia Stockton and Bev Roby is the accompanist.

Tuition for new members of the Hancock County Children’s Choir for the entire year is $240 and $220 for each additional family member.  This includes all rehearsals, supplies, polo shirt and performances. Tuition assistance and payment plans are available.

Returning members do not need to re-audition but must contact Craig VanRenterghem, education director, at with their commitment. Tuition for returning members is $200 for the year.