FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the HCCC?
The Hocking County Children’s Chorus (HCCC) is a community based, non-profit organization that was founded in 1979. The mission of the chorus is to provide the children of Hocking County a culturally diverse musical experience, and an opportunity to explore and develop their own talents in music, performance, and theater. A United Way Agency, the HCCC reaches children who are interested in and/or have talent in the arts, but may not have the personal or financial resources to experience them.
2. Who is allowed to be a member of the HCCC?
The HCCC is open to all children in Hocking County in Grades 2 through 8. This includes children in public schools, private schools, and those who are homeschooled. The chorus is open to children of all abilities.
3.What does the HCCC do?
Other than private lessons, there are no other community chorus or theater opportunities offered for the younger children of Hocking County. The chorus is committed to providing quality music instruction and strives to create an environment in which children can experience the joy of singing, develop confidence and become a vital part of a musical team. Children are also introduced to the basics of acting, choreography, and theater.
The HCCC works to enrich the lives of both the youth of Hocking County as well as its communities. The chorus performs at various community events throughout the year, represents Hocking County in the annual Southeastern Ohio Children’s Music Festival, and holds an annual Christmas Concert. All of these events are free of charge and open to the public.
Each spring, the HCCC presents a musical. General admission tickets are sold at $5.00 to help offset production costs. This past April, the children presented “The Wizard of Oz”, to a record crowd of over 600. Next April, the children will be presenting Disney’s “Lion King, Jr.”.
4. When are rehearsals?
Rehearsals are held on Monday and Thursday nights. The Cherub Choir (Grades 2, 3) practice from 5:15-6:00 pm. The Junior Choir (Grades 4, 5) practice on Mondays from 6:15-7:00 pm. The Senior Chorus (Grades 6,7, 8) practice on Thursdays from 5:15–6:00 pm.
During the play season, there are occasional extra rehearsals for select cast members on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings.
5. Where are rehearsals?
Rehearsals are held in the HCCC Music Room, located in downtown Logan.
6. When do rehearsals begin?
Rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 7 for the Senior Choir and Monday, September 11 for the Cherub and Junior Choirs.
7. Are there tryouts?
No, there are not tryouts to be a chorister in the HCCC; it is a non-competition choir. There are tryouts for the various characters in the year-end musical.
8. How much does it cost to be in the HCCC?
There is a registration fee of $85 ($75 for the second child of the same family; $65 for each additional child of the same family). This includes all rehearsals, performances, music, binders, HCCC polo shirt, training, snack and supplies, and use of dress uniform and costumes for the entire year.
9. When is the registration deadline?
Registrations are due by August 25. Tuition is due with registration.
10. How can I get more information?
HCCC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HCCC Webpage: http://www.hockingcochildrenschorus.org/
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