Kiss & Drop – operational from this week

16 Sep

Dear Juniors and Inters families

A huge thank you for the great response to Kiss & Drop volunteering and I’m delighted to say that the schedule for the year is now complete. Thanks also to those who responded but are unable to assist with K&D – we have 3 major events for both Juniors and Inters next term so there are plenty of other ways to get involved soon and help out.

KISS AND DROP – From tomorrow, Wed 17th Sept.

Operational from 4.30-5pm. There will be a choir volunteer wearing a high visibility jacket who will be at the car park entrance in Little Grenfell St to collect your child/ren. This is stop and drop off zone only, you cannot park in this area. Our second volunteer will then see groups of choristers to the halls.

How to Kiss and Drop: enter the drop off zone from Fullarton Rd and drive west along Little Grenfell St (behind the halls). The drop off zone is the car park entrance on the left hand side (see map). After you have dropped off your child/ren, you must continue to drive west along Little Grenfell St to College Rd.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DROP OFF ONLY, you will still need to park nearby and walk to the halls to pick up at 6.15pm as usual.

Thanks again. K&D volunteers, please see Ann in the office just before 4.30 to collect K&D sign and Hi Vis vest.

Any questions, please let me know.

Kiss and drop – please volunteer half an hour of your time between now and Christmas

15 Sep

Dear Junior & Inters families

In order to ensure the safety of our choristers in the car park at drop off on Wednesdays, we are hoping to reinstate the Kiss and Drop service. In order for this to work we need parent helpers each week for just half an hour to receive the children in Little Grenfell Street and ensure they are supervised to their choir rooms.

Please see this poll to select the week(s) that suit you to help out for the remainder of this term and all of next:

Once I have enough volunteers I will let everyone know that the Kiss and Drop system is back in use for all our Juniors and Inters. This is a really great way of providing a safe and very quick drop of for choir and it is in everyone’s interest to make it work again. Sadly it failed due to lack of parental support last year.

Please let me know if you have any questions
Thanks very much


10 Sep

Dear Parents,

Please note that the Church grounds are for the use of Church and Choir Personnel only.

There is to be strictly NO PARKING in the church grounds during choir rehearsal.  

This is a safety issue as we have small children walking through the grounds and also for choir staff who cannot get a park.

Please park in the streets around the church and escort your children in.

We will endeavor to try and organize a kiss and drop service  for next term if we can get enough parent volunteers.


Ann Baggio

Choir Coordinator



AWM DVD Order Form

28 Aug

AWM DVD order form

Upcoming Concerts

28 Aug

Grace - flyer

Seasons flyer


20 Aug

BREAKING NEWS: we now have a SEVENTH YAV choir! Due to the popularity and success of the Junior Choir we are adding another choir for 5-7year olds which will run parallel to the current Junior Choir on a Thursday evening from 4.30-5.45 also with Glenni.

Please let the office know which option suits you for rehearsal times or complete this online poll:

The new choir will begin in week 7, Thursday 4th September.

To the YAV Community

14 Aug

Dear YAV Community,
On behalf of the YAV Board I would like to thank the many choristers and their families and friends who supported our major fundraiser, a Bingo Night earlier this month.
Many thanks to our sponsors, prize donors, our talented bingo caller Matt Winefield and everyone who braved the chilly Front Hall at Kent Town to get into the spirit of all things BINGO!
All funds raised during this event contribute towards maintaining a rewarding, unique choral experience for our children. YAV is dedicated to providing excellent tuition and dynamic performance experiences and like most not for profit community groups, we need to fundraise to continue to make our YAV dreams a reality.
Throughout the year we offer mini fundraising ventures, e.g. raffle tickets, wine offers, etc and a mid year social event/fundraiser.
If you would like to be part of the organising committee to help coordinate a fun, fund and friendraiser for next year, please contact me on 0431 441 579 or
With just a little forward planning we could create a fabulous, family event for all to enjoy.
Kind regards,
Jen Dunstan
YAV, Board Member

Choir Diary updated

13 Aug

Please see tab above for whole choir diary – updated

Term 3 Bulletin

29 Jul

Dear Junior Choir and Parents


A BIG WELCOME back to all parents and Junior Choristers! I hope you have all had a relaxing and safe holiday.


I wish to congratulate the Junior Choristers for their outstanding performance at our recent Mid-Year Concert. All songs were delivered with a high level of polish and all members are to be congratulated for their focus, beautiful singing including harmonies, attention to detail (including hair and costume), high levels of enthusiasm, great audience manners and sharp choreography!


I also wish to congratulate parents and choristers on their excellent attendance at rehearsals last term. This wonderful commitment from you is a key factor in enabling us to sing our very best! So – a heartfelt THANK YOU to you all!


This Semester, we will continue to concentrate on good voice production, excellent diction, developing good breathing techniques, becoming confident at singing harmonies and enjoy the challenges of solo singing.


We will continue practicing taa (1 sound on a beat), titi (2 sounds on a beat) and zah (no sound on a beat) in Musicianship, and further foster an excellent sense of pitch through singing, quizzes and games.


Dates for Semester 2 – more details will follow nearer the time.

  • Sunday 26 October             2pm    Adelaide Sings at St David’s Anglican Church, 484-496 Glynburn Rd, Burnside
  • Saturday   22 November Norwood Christmas Pageant
  • Sunday 30 November   3.30pm     Combined Choirs Festive Concert St Peter’s Cathedral


Wishing you blessings for the Term ahead!


Yours in Song


Glenni Kempe, Meredith Wilson, Angela Centofanti & Emma-Louise Barley

Bingo Night – Coming to our hall near you SOON!! Sat 2nd Aug, 6.30pm

28 Jul

Get your teams together for a fun family night at YAV. Prize donations gratefully accepted. Please contact office or Jen Dunstan on 0431 441 579 if you can assist or would like to offer a donation.

This is our major fundraiser for the year and is a great night for young and not so young.

Bingo Poster


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