Monday, October 17, 2016

Here are some samples of some UGLY Christmas Sweaters! Our Monday classes will be wearing an UGLY Christmas Sweater for our upcoming concert on Dec 10th. Come and join the fun! 3:00 at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. FREE to the public!





  




Dear TaVaci Parents-                                                                        October 15, 2016

Here it is! The letter you have all been waiting for!  Read ON, as I am certain there is tons of drama AND comedy. But don’t worry, if you are into mystery novels, I always have plenty of THAT! However, I’m not searching for “reviews” to THIS novel! I’m afraid even IF the reviews were bad, there will still write MORE novels in the future! J

Practice CDS
Each student will receive a Practice CD. We hope your child will listen and sing and listen and sing and listen and SING! The 3rd-6th grade classes (Monday classes) will receive their CD’s along with an “incentive” practice chart. Please encourage them to listen and sing and listen and sing…OK ….you get the idea!

Props
(Tax included)
3-6 Grade (Monday Classes)                                    Pre-2nd Grade (Tuesday Classes)
             Red OR Green mini flashlight $3.00                        NO PROPS this Christmas!!
          White mini flashlights (all kids 3rd-6th) $3.00

         Total……….. $6.36                                                Total….. $ 0!!!

Used Costumes??
Do YOU have a costume that you would like to add to the “pool” of used items for our upcoming used costume drawing? If so…contact me via e mail/ text/ phone/ whatever means you can as SOON as you can! We need to organize, get all names, sizing, etc. documented BEFORE we can make these available!    

Used Costumes Drawing—The drawing for used costumes will be held on Friday (Oct 28th  ) and emails will be sent by TUESDAY- November 1st  !  If you turned a used costume IN for re-sale, the hope is to disperse funds by next week’s classes. Thanks to all of you who turned in your used costumes. This helps MANY!

** You will be notified by e mail as the WINNER of a used costume. Check your e mail Tuesday afternoon (Nov 1st) for the subject line of   Tavaci WINNER. This will mean you are a lucky winner of a used costume—sadly…it’s not FREE---but almost! J It does mean you still get to “pay” . It’s kinda like Ebay! All names will be in the drawing UNLESS you are “dying” to purchase a NEW costume! J

Costumes – All costumes (new or used will be added to your statement which you will receive next week from your child. Your statement will reflect a U skorts, U Red Sparkly. If it does NOT have a “U” before the costume, it will simply say “Skorts, Black Shirt. The prices will be listed at the end of each column. New costume pricing are the following: (tax included)

(Keep reading!!)

3rd-6th girls (Monday Classes)                                                          Pre-2nd Girls (Tuesday-Classes)
Skorts  ……..  $28.50                                                     Red Dress   …….$66.80
Red Sparkly Shirt     $28.50                                        Flower Hair Clip (optional) $5.00
*Modbe ……….      $12.00

*Modbe (black undershirt) I make it a practice to ADD a modbe shirt (a black undershirt) to the NEW girls totals. This item is required, but you do NOT need to purchase it from us! If you have one, or access to one, please e mail me and I will deduct it from your total!



All Boys NEW NEW NEW-- PURPLE Dress Shirt ---$23.50 
          NEW NEW NEW               Gold Tie……………..$9.50
                                                  Total (including tax)……$33.00
Black Dress pant……… (You purchase)
Black shoes……..(You purchase)


Saturday, Dec 3rd  ALL CLASSES-
               We have been invited to perform at the Bannock County Historical Museum Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3rd ! We would love to represent our city at this historical place! If you haven’t been there, be sure to come and sing (our performance time will be 20-30 minutes.) Then…be sure to visit the museum!  
Last year, they provided “YUMMY” goodies for everyone! They LOVED us so much, they have invited us back! Please make every effort to attend this performance!
Address: 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs-Pocatello—(Up by the Animal Shelter)
TIME: 11:00 a.m. Please BE there NO later than 10:40! Full costume!

BUS.bus.BUS.bus.BUS.bus.BUS.bus.BUS.bus.BUS.
YAY!! Free ride to rehearsals!! As provided last year, transportation will be provided for students for rehearsals on  Thursday- Dec. 8th   and Friday Dec. 9th     On Thursday, Dec. 8th   we will have large vans that will transport the students to and from Blackfoot. ( you may bring a car seat if desired!) On Friday, Dec. 9th   all students will ride a bus to and from Blackfoot. This has been FUN for the kids, and a LOVELY time saver for parents!

·        If your child will NOT be riding the bus OR Van: (Either day!!)  I MUST know about this before WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7th   .  Please e mail me at tavacischool@gmail.com or text me  208-380-2333. Otherwise, we will plan on your child riding the van/bus. (Blackfoot kids excluded of course!) For your comfort (J) we are providing our wonderful teachers, assistants, backstage helpers AND some very wonderful MOM’S that will be riding the bus! Thanks to those of you who have offered to assist us!

Transportation Schedule
Thursday, Dec. 8th   (Dress Rehearsal --FULL COSTUME)
                                                          Pre-2nd Transportation
Drop OFF your TUESDAY children……….………. BE at least 15 minutes early
                             We WILL DEPART at the times posted!!
(Tuesday CLASSES!)   NORTH end section of Mini-dome parking lot
                                   (corner of Bonneville and 19th  St)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time          Date   
                                             3:45      12/8 (Thursday)                                                      

PICK UP your TUESDAY children………..…… BE at least 15 minutes early!
(Tuesday CLASSES!)   NORTH end section of Mini-dome parking lot
(corner of Bonneville and 18th  St) 
                   Time          Date   
                                                          6:15        12/8 (Thursday)


Thursday, Dec. 8th      (FULL COSTUME )
3rd-6th   Vans
Drop OFF your MONDAY children…….………  BE at least 15 minutes early!
                                              We WILL DEPART at the times posted!!
 (Monday Classes)   NORTH end section of Mini-dome parking lot
                                      (corner of Bonneville and 18th  St)                                                                                         Time        Date 
                   5:00      12/8(Thursday)  
PICK UP  your MONDAY children…………..…… BE at least 15 minutes early!
 (Monday Classes NORTH end section of Mini-dome parking lot
                                                (corner of Bonneville and 19th  St)  
                                                            Time        Date
                                                           7:30     12/8 (Thursday)  
Monday Kids NOTE: Please allow an additional 15 minutes LEIGHWAY on Thursday night. We are HOPING we will not need it, but we have some major staging to do and ‘just in case’ we are out of time, the additional 15 minutes will be WONDERFUL if needed!
As in the past, our DRESS REHEARSAL and PAJAMA REHEARSALS are mandatory and CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
All rehearsals and the concert will be held at BPAC (short for Blackfoot Performing Arts Center) 

  *The following is for your information only! You do NOT need to document it!****

Pre- 2nd …………………………………….…….……. 4:15-5:20 (full costume)

3rd-6th ………………………………………………….. 5:30 – 7:00 (full costume)
          Van leaves Blackfoot at 7:00 –Below Specialty STAYS—transportation provided!
*Specialty Rehearsal (It’s All About That List-5th & 6th grade GIRLS)  7:00-7:30

                               Friday, Dec 9th   (PAJAMA REHEARSAL)
ALL CLASSES Drop OFF— Mini Dome Parking Lot (Bonneville- 18th)
                             3:45 p.m. (Friday-12/9/16)
ALL CLASSES PICK UP— Mini Dome Parking Lot (Bonneville- 18th)—                               7:00 p.m. (Friday-12/9/16)
Christmas Concert     
(sorry—no bus )
Saturday, Dec. 10th   3:00
Blackfoot Performing Arts Center—be there by 2:30!
Concert is FREEEEEEE to all! Be there on time!

Address: 870 S. Fisher Blackfoot, ID
Please NOTE!! No costumes or props will be distributed unless accounts are current! All accounts must be current BEFORE November 25th  .  

·        For your convenience, you may pay online at:

·        Following the concert on Dec 10th, we will adjourn classes until January 9th
·        Classes begin : Jan. 9th and Jan 10th  2017  .

Spring Concert –Our Spring concert is TENTATIVLEY scheduled for Saturday May 6th.  (3: p.m) Rehearsal schedules will be similar to December’s schedule…except…it won’t be COLD! J

·        REMINDER: Videotaping at concert is prohibited.  We do have DVD’s available to purchase of the concert. $25.00—mailing included. They will be mailed to you BEFORE Christmas so your family can enjoy it during the holidays.

The costume ITEMS list is below. Please go over the list that applies to your child to assure that you have everything you will need for Thursday’s Dress Rehearsal  and the concert! Don’t wait until the last minute!
Costume Item List


Girls  (3rd – 6th Grade)
Items from TaVaci:
·        Red-sparkle shirt
·        Black Skort
Items you find:
·        Black Tights (not nylons or leggins!)
·        Black dress shoes
·        Black undershirt—Modbe- **you can purchase from me if needed!! 
Girls  (Pre-2nd Grade)
Items from TaVaci:
·        Red Dress
Items you find:
·        BLACK tights (not nylons OR leggings)
·        Black dress shoes
 All Boys
(Pre-6th Grade)
Items from TaVaci:
·        NEW PURPLE long sleeved shirt
·        NEW GOLD Tie
Items you find:
·        Black dress pants (no corduroy)
·        Black socks
·        Black/dark dress shoes


Thanks for reading the NOVEL of TaVaci!! Please feel free to e mail with ANY questions!

Cindy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I KNOW...I can't believe the summer is almost HALF over! We are getting things ready for our fall registration! Come one...come all! 

You can register RIGHT here--see the RED circle below? Well...refer to the actual page so you know where to go! It's that easy! You can register up to 4 members of your family! Check out the family pricing too!





We will begin classes on Sept 12th and 13th 
(week after labor day)

For a quick preview of what's to come:

A GREAT theme for the year "Sing it For the Whole World"

Some of our Christmas Numbers include:

Ugly Christmas Sweater  

Pine Cones and Holly Berries (light number! ALWAYS and audience pleaser!)

Joyful Night!

Christmas Cartoons

Mrs. Claus

Silent Monks---if you have NEVER seen this..you are in for a treat!

There's MORE! But here's a clip of our Funny Food Medley from last May. What a BLAST!


If you have any questions about TaVaci--over 30 years here in Pocatello! Please e mail me at:    tavacischool@gmail.com 

OR call me at 208-380-2333  (Cindy)





Thursday, December 31, 2015

BRRR!! It's FREEZING outside today! But remember, that won't last too long (although it may seem like it! )

We are gearing up for GREAT stuff in the Spring starting January 11th and 12th. Come and join us! If you are already registered for last Fall, no need to RE-register. You're already IN! We will be mailing and Emailing a postcard the week before. Be watching for it!


Our Spring concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th. Time to be determined (but we are hoping for 3:00 p.m. again)

We are offering a screamin'deal to you parents who are LOVERS of TaVaci! Have your child (ren) invite a friend (or two or three) to class--1st class is FREE! Then...if that friend (or two or three) join TaVaci... you will receive $5.00 OFF of your tuition every month that that friend is enrolled in a given year! That's actually $25.00 OFF for the year--per student! This will include siblings!

Make sure to MOVE on this ASAP so that they (and you!) will receive all of the benefits from TaVaci.

AND now.....here's a few of what's to come this semester...

Pre-2nd
Green Eggs and Ham
Disney Movie Showstopper
Gonna Build an Ark
The MOM Song


3rd-6th
Disco Fever (70's hit)
Make Some Noise
Funny Food (a Weird Al Medley)
**A SURPRISE from our BOYS
**A SURPRISE from our 5th-6th girls


Here's a sample of our Be a Santa number from our Christmas Concert!

video



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

It's time to start TaVaci! YAY!! We have some fabulous music....DUH....planned for all ages! We have our Christmas Concert scheduled! It is set for Saturday, Dec. 5th--likely the time will be 3:00. It will be held at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. ( I LOVE this facility!) 

The BPAC has fabulous seating, AND acoustics. We can hear the kids (defeats the WHOLE purpose if we can't) We provide transportation to and from rehearsals! The kids LOVE this! You simply drive TO and FROM Blackfoot--ONCE. 



Here's a copy of our postcard--being mailed as well to all registered students. BUT...even though you may not "receive" an actual card, here is your "virtual" card now! Bring your pillow the first week of class! We start Sept 14th for the 3rd-6th grade students and Sept 15th for the Pre- 2nd grade students. 





We are VERY pleased to introduce our teachers who both have a VAST amount of TaVaci experience! Meet them here:



Heather Judy
3rd-6th Grade Teacher

Heather literally has been IN TaVaci for 23 PLUS years! Apparently, she can NOT get enough! J . She started singing with TaVaci at the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped to take a breath! Well, maybe TWO.. Heather is now an elementary school teacher at Edahow Elementary in her 5th year. She is married to Jerimiah Judy and the PROUD mother of cute Liberty and Bryson. We are thrilled that Heather is back in “full-force” Heather is also a gifted choreographer and creates MUCH of the staging that our students display for our TaVaci concerts. Thanks Heather!

Andrea Evans
Pre-2nd grade Teacher

                    
We would ALSO like to Welcome to our staff, Andrea Evans! Andrea is VERY familiar with TaVaci! She grew up in Brigham City, UT .She began her singing career at the age of 4 with TaVaci.  She sang all throughout her high school years and into college.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught preschool for 3 years.  Her favorite things are teaching and singing.  What better way to do so than with TaVaci?  Andrea is the wife of a counselor and the mother of three fun-loving kiddos.  In her spare time, Andrea enjoys reading, baking, playing the piano, singing with her sisters, and hanging out with family and friends.  Welcome BACK (we should say…) to TaVaci Andrea!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's SUMMER! But soon this too will end, and we will then be READY for another season of TaVaci! We ALREADY have great music in store for every age group! Ages 4-12. We are able to take on more students, so please let your friends and neighbors know about this GREAT program!

video
Here's a couple of samples from our Spring Concert 2015. Had some great moments and tear-jerkers too! 

Also--check out our STOMP number. ALWAYS a Good Time there! 
video


WHICH reminds me....our theme for the year of 2015-16 is... 

Always a GOOD TIME! And that's what we have in TaVaci..A GOOD TIME. We want kids to know they can have a good time in doing GOOD things! 

Some of the music on board for the fall season:
Always a Good Time
Best "Dream" of My Life (a popular tune with Christmas words!)
Solfege Christmas
Carol of the Elves
Jingle Jangle Jingle
Merry Christmas to ME
Five Favorite Holiday Songs
Be a Santa

And MORE! You can e mail me at tavacischool@gmail.com for more information AND you can register today on this site!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

It's January 2015! WOW! We are "raring" to go for the next semester! We are EXCITED to let you in on a few of the numbers we have prepared for this semester! Classes will begin on Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 13 in both Pocatello and Blackfoot! Please check the class times and correct days for your city!

Our concert is scheduled for May 9th with our dress rehearsals scheduled for May 7th and 8th. Once again, we will be holding our concert at the BEAUTIFUL Blackfoot Performing Arts Center! 

Here's a highlight of some of our numbers for our concert!

We are bringing back a fabulous rhythm number entitled STOMP! If you have never seen the group STOMP, you are in for a treat this spring! Here's a link to view a TEENY bit of what STOMP does:





 Additionally, we will perform an 80's medley, an Armed Forces medley (to make you cry!)


We are also performing a "Happy Day's" medley, (to make you HAPPY!


The Gummy Bear Song, Everyone Eats at My House, AND MORE!!

Let your friends know that we are accepting new students this semester and they can sign up NOW!