I have been apart of the JCC for 7 years and I have loved it. I really feel it is like my second family. I have grown so much in the choir both in music and in character.
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Josue will start his 4th year next year with JCC. The Jacksonville Children's Choir have teach him not only how to sing but also has helped him develop his confidence and believe in himself. The whole staff are well prepare professionals who dedicate their lives to teach music to the kids and develop them in all facets of live. We are proud and grateful of being part of the JCC family.
My experience in the JCC has been nothing short of amazing. From my growth as a musician, the relationships I have made, and the experiences I have had throughout this journey, I can honestly say that the Jacksonville Children Chorus is the best organization I have been a part of. When I started out in the JCC, I was not very good, but I knew I loved to sing. During our first concert, I saw the Touring choir for the first time and knew that I was gonna get into that choir. Now, five years later, I am going into my second year in touring choir and I have grown exponentially as a musician. I have also made many friendships that will last even when I graduate. Everyone in the choir has become my extended family. I have had so many experiences in this choir I will never forget. Whether it be the many places I have gotten to travel, the funny moments during rehearsal, or the times we spend discussing the meanings of songs, I have many lasting memories throughout my years in the choir. Overall, I am so lucky to be apart of this group, and am look forward to many more years in the JCC.
My daughter is going into her fifth year as a member of the JCC. It all started one summer when she noticed one of their billboards asking "Do you know a child who likes to sing?"
She has enjoyed a journey that goes beyond anything I could have dreamed up for my daughter. The JCC has provided her with the opportunity to develop her vocal talent while teaching her professional life skills that she will carry with her. She has had the opportunity to sing at numerous events throughout the city of Jacksonville.
As her vocal abilities have grown she has been promoted through the ranks to the elite touring choir. This has given her the opportunity to represent our city in many nation's abroad.
As a single mom with many children, including two with special needs, I have been unable to afford the entire cost of tuition which would allow her to continue participating with this amazing group. It is only because of the generous donation of others that my daughter is able to continue along this journey.
The JCC is now a large part of who my daughter is. She has developed friendships through the mutual love of music that will last for a lifetime. I have seen my daughter willingly sacrifices other "more fun" high school opportunities because she has a commitment to her part as a member of the JCC.
The JCC is one of the most professional children's organization that I have had the privilege to be involved with. My daughter's life has been changed for the better the moment she began her journey with Mr. Dailey and his amazing staff.
I am so grateful that my daughter continued to remind me that summer five years ago that "I knew a child who liked to sing".
I sang for this choir for about 4 years while growing up. It gave me so much love and joy. The Director, Darren, became like family. He cares so much and teaches each and every child patience. I would get discouraged but he would be there to show me that with the proper techniques, I too had a voice. I started the same year he did with the choir and I remember how small and unique the bond was between all of us singers. I have many life lasting bonds with the people I got to sing with and so many beautiful memories of us traveling. We got to sing at Carnigie Hall, Lincoln Center, and so many wonderful places. I remember we were doing a holocuast concert and Darren wanted to make sure we knew and felt what we were singing. He took us to a holocaust museum in tampa and we talked to a survivor... That trip truly touched us and in that concert, I felt we had the most heart. If you know of a child who loves to sing, this is a wonderful group to have them join. I loved every moment and experience and I am personallyh, forever gratefull for Darren never giving up on me!
It has been such a joy to work for the Jacksonville Children's Chorus for the past 6 years. The level of musicianship and standard of excellence the students are held to is unparalleled and refreshing. The artistic product is polished and professional. I love how the chorus is always looking for ways to expand their audience by offering concerts of all genres and styles. The chorus is a model for other choral organizations that also hope to bring music and culture to the city. So many students are served from all walks of life and all parts of the city. I can't wait to see what's ahead!
My daughter is finishing her third year in JCC. The musical directors she has worked with are at the top of their field. The amount of growth I have in seen my daughter not only musically but personally has been tremendous. As she matures and her voice develops she has learned breath support, pitch control, sight singing, pitch recognition, as well as singing in multiple languages. Personally she has learned how to be part of a team as well as the dedication, sacrifice and hard work that is required to be successful.
Of all the organizations I have been a part of in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Children's Chorus has been the best experience for any of my three children. My daughter has not only developed refined vocal skills, she has grown in all aspects of her life. She had learned that hard work, dedication, and perseverance has great rewards. The JCC has provided her an opportunity to travel abroad and experience cultures in many countries. She has also been able to perform with and meet A-list performers. The staff is always encouraging and helping her to develop into a young women who is prepared to succeed at whatever she chooses in this world. I highly recommend the Jacksonville Children's Chorus for any child who loves to sing!!!
After three years at JCC we have seen such a growth with our son Mac (11) - He loves their personages at amazing locations, his vocal coaches, experiences and friends he has made and above all their professionalism.
My daughter has been a member of JCC for almost 4 years now. She has risen in choir levels and has really developed her talents. The instructors she has worked with have been so talented and supportive. My daughter loves to sing but is not a natural performer. That being said, she LOVES singing in concerts and is so proud of herself after every performance. She has learned so much, has gotten to see some amazing artists, and is looking forward to the opportunities she will have with the chorus in the future.