General Information

Just in Time Choirs is a community of singers that helps spread positive vibes and joy through singing for people of all ages. The choirs are a safe, fun, and musically rewarding place to sing and connect with a diverse group of people through music. All weekly rehearsals are held in the Music Room at Highland Secondary School, 750 Pritchard Road, Comox  — see note below under Weekly Rehearsal Dates.

​Registration for the Spring 2020 Session of the non-auditioned, everyone welcome, Unplugged Choir is now fully subscribed.  If you register you will be added to a wait list and you will be advised by email if a vacancy becomes available in order of registrations received.  Click here to register for Unplugged.

Weekly Rehearsal Dates

  • Jems (6:00 – 7:15 pm) and Unplugged (7:30 – 9:15 pm)   Wednesdays
  • Vocal Minority (7:15 – 9:00 pm)    Thursday

Performances / Workshops / Miscellaneous

  • Workshops:
    JEMS:  TBA
    UNPLUGGED:  TBA
    VOCAL MINORITY:  TBA
  • Choral Valley Festival  TBA
  • Concert Dress Rehearsal (mandatory for concert performance) TBA
  • Evening Concerts TBA
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​Fees for Jems & Unplugged and Vocal Minority

  • Fees are payable by the first night of choir practice for the term, by cheque, cash, e-transfer, or credit card.
  • Cheques can be made out to Just in Time Choirs with current date. Registration payments can also be made bye-transfer and credit card via our website. E-transfer payments can be made to jitpayments3@gmail.com
  • Any NSF charges related to dishonoured cheques will be charged back to the writer of the cheque.
  • Term fees are as follows:
    Unplugged: $125
    Jems: $125
    Jems + Unplugged: $225
    Vocal Minority: $200
    Vocal Minority + Unplugged: $300
  • We have moved to a Print-Your-Own-Music system. Music is available for viewing and printing via the website.
  • Your fee includes participation in the next Choral Valley Festival

​Attendance/Expectation

You must attend at least 9 of the 12 rehearsals in order to perform in the concerts and the last week of rehearsals is mandatory.   For auditioned singers, expectations are higher; for these individuals, the decision to perform, based on attendance, will be at the sole discretion of the Musical Director.

The Gallery page and Facebook page contain photos and videos of past performances.  You can view our Privacy Policy from this link.

Fees and Refunds Policy

Reviewed and revised January 2019

Amount of Fees

  • Fees are determined by Council. The objective of the fees is to cover the cost of materials and other costs related to the activities of the choir.
  • The fees are set at a level to ensure that the choir is financially viable, including maintaining a healthy contingency. The objective is not to develop a large surplus.

Payment of Fees

  • Fees are payable by the first night of choir practice for the term, by cheque, cash, e-transfer or credit card.
  • Costs associated with any method of payment will be charged back to the member (such as credit card fees and NSF charges).
  • Newcomers may attend the first two practices of Unplugged to determine whether they would like to join the choir. If they continue to attend practices, they are expected to pay fees for the full term.
  • Fee subsidies may be available by application to the Council, and Council decides each case on its own merits.

Refunds
Rationale:  the Council needs to be able to plan expenditures for the term, based on enrolment. This policy is intended to recognize changing personal circumstances while providing a basis for planning.

  • Refunds may be made according to this policy, based on the date that a request for a refund is received. No refunds may be made retroactively to before a request was received.
  • If a choir member decides to withdraw from Choir after having paid their fees for the term, a refund will be issued upon request by the member as follows:

– After week one, refund will be term fees minus $10.
– After week two, refund will be term fees minus 15% of fees.
– After week three, refund will be term fees minus 25% of fees.
– After week four, no refund will be issued.

In extraordinary cases of illness or personal hardship, once a request for refund is received up to week six, a refund may be provided for an amount prorated based on the date the request was received. After week six, no refund will be given for any reason.

Scent Free

PLEASE NOTE:   Just in Time Choirs sings in a SCENT-FREE environment. Please refrain from wearing ANY scented
products to ALL choir practices, rehearsals, retreats, and performances. Thank you for your consideration to others in
this request.

​Photo credits on this page:  Tim Penney