KCC Happenings


Dear Parents and Singers,

First and foremost, we hope that all of you are safe and well.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers each day.
We want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding
as we try to figure out the best way to move forward.
Our utmost concern continues to be for the health and well-being of our KCC singers, staff, and families.
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that
we have officially cancelled our Spring concert on May 13th
and also our June Tour to NYC.
These decisions have not been made lightly, but rather out of necessity due to the Spring semester closure at Wright State, the Schuster Center being dark until further notice, the governor’s recent school closure extension through May 1st, and the current limitations regarding travel. 
Our current plan is to organize a KCC retreat for singers from the 2019-2020 season (all choirs) as an end-of-season gathering. The plan is for this to take place over the first weekend of August, in place of our normal Summer Sing festival. We will share some of the Spring concert music that we had been working on, learn a new song or two together, and participate in music and social activities. Our hope is that all of this will culminate in a showcase concert where we can highlight and celebrate our seniors. Specific details for this weekend will be shared as we get closer to the dates. All of the above, of course, will depend upon how things continue to progress from here.
The Spring concert theme from this year will be applied to next year’s Spring concert,
with all original songs by Mr. Burrows (inspired by thoughts from our singers)
being premiered at that time.
Date and details TBD. 
For now, please enjoy this special video message from Mister Mark Burrows!
We know, singers, that this is a challenging time because we’re all missing things that are near and dear to us. We encourage you to continue to connect with one another, to hold fast to hope, and to keep singing. This too shall pass, and when it does, we’ll look forward to celebrating our renewed togetherness through song.
With hope for all that’s true and good,
Mr. and Mrs. Jauss 
P.S. Don’t forget that our KCC CommUNITY Facebook group has now been officially created.
This is a place for singers and staff to post positive messages,
share pictures and videos to say “hello” and tell what we’ve been up to,
and share musical thoughts, recordings, etc.
Since this is a private group, you’ll need to search “KCC CommUNITY” on Facebook
and then send us a request to join the group.


KCC Welcomes “Composer in Residence”

Mark Burrows! 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Dayton Foundation, KCC is thrilled to welcome nationally known composer Mark Burrows as our Composer in Residence for the second semester of the 2019-2020 season.  He will join our choirs during three of our rehearsals to assist the singers in writing the text/lyrics for their own songs, which we will be commissioning and premiering on our Spring concert, “CommUNITY: Songs of Peace and Togetherness.” The concert will be presented on Wednesday, May 13 at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Very exciting!

During KCC rehearsal on January 28, Mark visited from Texas and worked with the Chorus and Chorale on initial ideas for the creation of original songs for our peace and togetherness concert. What an inspiring, impactful time we had together! We are so thankful for Mister Mark, his eagerness to work on this project with us and for sharing his compositional knowledge with our singers. (And we really LOVE his red Cons.) He will be back on February 18 to work with Concert Choir and Cappella, and again on March 24 to work with all of the choirs.

Mark Burrows was recently interviewed by music publisher, J.W. Pepper. It’s a fantastic interview, and shows very clearly the kind of person and teacher Mark is. Here’s a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pxuoYdCcys

3rd Annual Kettering Children’s Choir

Fundraising Gala and Auction

Get a table of friends together for the 3rd Annual KCC Fundraising Gala and Auction on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. KCC Singers and Alumni will serenade you with delightful tunes from Broadway and beyond, this year in a brand new location – Coco’s Bistro at 250 Warren Street.

Some of the Silent auction items so far include:

  • Accommodations for up to 8 people at Grand Beach Resort in Orlando, FL (June 12 to 19, 2020)
  • Accomodations for up to 8 people at Sedona Summit in Sedona, AZ (June 26 to July 3, 2020)
  • Tickets for 4 to a Fraze Pavilion performance of choice
  • (3) 60 Minute massage at Hand and Stone
  • Gift Certificates to Amazon, Best Buy, Christopher’s, Dorothy Lane Markets, First Watch, Panera, Piada, Starbucks.

Tickets are just $40 each. Please RSVP with payment by February 22, 2020 to KCC Fundraiser, 675 Garden Road, Dayton, OH 45419
Questions? Please email Ann Carbonell ketteringcccfo@gmail.com

Who are we?


The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate the talented young singers, ages 8 – 18, of the Miami Valley and build an appreciation for musical excellence.

Our vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school, with structured musical training, high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. Participation of a diverse population of talented school age singers is sought from throughout the Miami Valley region, offering opportunities for:

  • Growth in vocal technique
  • Experience and performance in ensemble choral singing at the highest artistic level
  • Exposure to multi-culture repertoire as well as established literature
  • Regional and international travel related to performance
  • The creation of a “singing heart” in each child

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