Metro Youth and Gospel Arts

Metro Youth Gospel Arts is the Metropolitan Division’s collection of musical ensembles designed to foster musical and spiritual growth among the youth of our division. Included in these ensembles is the Metro Youth Band, Metro Youth Chorus, Metro Youth Prep Band and Metro Youth Singing Company.

Currently each group meets monthly at different corps around the Metropolitan division (as detailed below). The groups perform at various divisional functions throughout the year including the annual Metro Youth Music concert, celebrating the various teaching and creative arts initiatives around the Chicago area.

 

2016-17 SEASON SCHEDULE

 2016

 

Location
September

24

MYGA Rehearsals (All groups) OBT

 

 October

15

MYGA Rehearsals (All groups) Norridge

 

November

12

MYGA Rehearsals (All groups) Mayfair
 

 

2017

 

January

20-22

MYGA Retreat Wonderland Camp

 

 MYGA RETREAT FORM
February

11

MYGA Rehearsals (All groups)

guests The Chicago Staff Band extended day 9am – 2pm

Mayfair
 
 March

18

 MYGA Rehearsals (All groups) Norridge
 March  19  Taste of Metro/United Meeting

(MYB/MYC on duty)

 Mayfair
April

22

MYGA Rehearsals (All groups) Mayfair
 April 30   MYGA Concert (All groups)  OBT
 May

13

Metro Youth Music Concert Mayfair

 

MYGA Rehearsal Schedule
9:00-10:30 AM Metro Youth Band | Singing Company
10:30-10:45 AM Devotions – All MYGA participants
10:45-12:00 PM Metro Youth Chorus | Prep Band
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch ($3 pizza and pop)

Revised 9/1/16

Who is eligible to participate in MYGA?

  • All members of MYGA must:
    • Be at least 12 years of age or older by the first MYGA rehearsal (at least 8 years of age for Prep Band and Singing Company)
    • Actively attend a Salvation Army corps
    • Be recommended/endorsed by their corps officer for involvement in these groups
    • Must attend and participate in the “Metro Youth Music” Concert on May 13, 2017
    • Be able to attend at least 5 of the 6 MYGA rehearsals & the MYGA Retreat
      • Additional absences due to illness or emergency will also be excused
      • NOTE: In certain circumstances participation in special events and distribution of parts/solos may be affected because of attendance even if it is within this guideline

 

* Preference will be given to musicians from corps within the Metropolitan Division.

Additional Eligibility Requirements by Group:

Metro Youth Band

Metro Prep Band
Metro Praise Band Prep
 

Metro Youth Chorus

  • Must be 12 years or older
  • Must be able to play American Instrumental Ensemble Series (AIES or ABES) Level III
  • Must be 8 years or older
  • Must be 12 years or older
  • Ability to read music is not a prerequisite, but must be willing to learn.
  • Interested piano accompanists are also encouraged to join (as well as bass & drums)

 

 

 

*Students meeting the MYGA attendance and CMI age requirements  will receive a $100 CMI Scholarship*


As of 9/1/2016