Choristers should miss rehearsals only for illness. Please call the office 519-821-8574 to let us know your chorister is ill.
If a chorister is absent and no phone call has been received, the chorister’s home will be contacted to let them know their chorister has not arrived. If a chorister is not contagious and feels well enough to come and listen, he/she is encouraged to attend rehearsal to benefit from the instruction that the Conductor gives.
If a chorister misses two rehearsals or more in any term for reasons other than sickness, they may be asked to leave the choir. No refund of any fees will be given in this case.
Unavoidable conflicts other than illness sometimes arise (such as Royal Conservatory Examinations) and in that case, the Artistic Director should be contacted in advance, in writing (email is great: to Markus Howard firstname.lastname@example.org), and given the reason for the projected absence, with a copy of the notification being given to the Administrator (CC: email@example.com).
In the event of bad weather, Guelph Youth Singers will follow the direction of the local school boards regarding cancellations for rehearsals and events.
In the event of inclement weather, staff illness or that the GYS office is closed for whatever reason, a special message will be sent out in an email to affected members and an announcement will be posted on the GYS website and GYS social media.
It is the goal of the GYS team to announce cancellations in the morning by 9:00 AM on the day of.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 519-821-8574 or firstname.lastname@example.org