First semester rehearsals for the Fort Dodge Area Children's Chorus and the Fort Dodge Area Youth Chorale began Saturday, but students are still able to join the groups.
The Youth Chorale, sixth through 12th grades, performs two to four public recitals a year and sings at school assembly programs, area church services and community events. The Children's Chorus, first through fifth grades, performs two public recitals a year.
Singers rehearse on Tuesdays and Saturdays for 90 minutes.
All rehearsals will be at McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St. MaryAnn McSweeny-Buhr is owner and instructor of the school and music director of the both the Youth Chorale and Children's Chorus.
Both groups are open to all singers. Prior music reading skills are encouraged, but not required.
Information is available from McSweeny-Buhr at 576-3636 or 545-4288.