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Term 22 – Juniors Ages 9 to 11

Term 22 General Details

We are so excited to be back singing together after what will be a two-year hiatus! Please read all the details about Term 22 before you decide to submit an audition.

On Friday, November 26, Waterloo Region began administering children’s doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 5-11 year olds. The region has indicated that a sufficient number of appointments will be released during November and December of 2021 so children can receive their first dose of the vaccine before December 31, 2021. They are eligible to receive their second dose eight weeks after the first dose, meaning that most kids will get their second dose and be fully vaccinated by the end of February, 2022.


Now that there is a vaccination plan for kids ages 9 to 11, we are excited to offer KW Glee Junior for that age group. That said, the structure and timing of the group will be a little different to ensure there is sufficient time for kids to get vaccinated ahead of rehearsals. 

The Senior group will be split into multiple cohorts as they always have been in colour groups. The Junior group will now also have cohorts: kids ages 12 to 13 will be in a cohort and rehearse and perform their own numbers; and kids ages 9 to 11 will be in a cohort and rehearse and perform their own numbers.

Our Term 22 commitment for Juniors ages 9 to 11 runs from Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, May 22. All performances and show-week rehearsals are mandatory. There are 9 weeks of regular rehearsal for this age bracket; participants are allotted up to two absences during this shortened rehearsal period. We will be flexible for absences related to COVID-19 (mandatory quarantine, etc.). Performances are May 19 to 22 at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in Kitchener. All rehearsals and performances will abide by government health and safety regulations.

All Term 22 participants and staff must be double vaccinated.

Term 22 Rehearsals

At this time, rehearsals will be done in masks and all participants and staff members will be required to be double vaccinated.

JUNIOR GLEE (Ages 9 to 11 Cohort)
Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Calendar

March 2022
Saturdays: 19, 26
The first weekend of March Break is off, second weekend is the start of rehearsals.

April 2022
Saturdays: 2, 9, 16*, 23, 30
*We will rehearse on the Saturday of Easter weekend.

May 2022
Saturdays: 7, 14

Show Week (mandatory)
Saturday, May 14
Sunday, May 15
Monday, May 16
Wednesday, May 18th (Dress rehearsal at Conrad Centre)
Thursday, May 19 – 10:30 a.m. School Show, 7:00 p.m. Public Show
Friday, May 20 – 10:30 a.m. School Show, 7:00 p.m. Public Show
Saturday, May 21 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Public Shows
Sunday, May 22 – 1:00 p.m. Public Show


Tuition for Juniors ages 9 to 11 is $275 + $25 photo fee (total $300); this fee is reduced this term from what the regular Junior rate is because there are fewer weeks of rehearsal. The normal rate is $375. We continue to do the best we can to make Glee affordable for everyone. We will offer payment plans and partial scholarships where possible.

Costumes will likely need to be purchased. A “look book” is provided, and performers must have costumes that conform to those guidelines. Please have a look at photos on this site, or videos of KW Glee on YouTube to get a sense of costumes.

Audition Information

Video auditions for Juniors ages 9 to 11 are open from now to December 31.

Please submit a video of you singing a pop song of your choice. You may sing to an instrumental backtrack or accompany yourself on an instrument. We will not consider auditions that are a cappella; you must have some form of instrumentation behind you. If you are singing to an instrumental backtrack, please choose something with minimal background vocals, preferably no background vocals. is a great place to find high-quality tracks, if you cannot find something suitable on YouTube.

Please introduce yourself and tell us your age and the name of the song you are performing before you sing. Please choose a song that you can sing comfortably. It is better to do an easier song that you can execute well than to attempt to do something harder and not quite get the notes.

We are looking for the following elements:
– Tuning: Your vocal performance is in tune (the notes are right).
– Timing: Your vocal performance is in time with the backtrack and rhythms are accurate.
– Performance: You have memorized the words and melody and are able to emote and tell the story of the song.

Please be mindful of song choice. We would prefer not to hear musical theatre songs. Please do not sing songs with swear words; look for radio edits where profanity has been changed or removed. For example, there is a clean version of “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo. Aim to choose a song that is age appropriate. Read the lyrics separately from the melody to make sure that the story of the song makes sense for the age of the performer.

Your video must include:
– You introducing yourself and stating your age and the name of your song
– You singing one pop song with instrumental accompaniment, either with a track or an instrument

Upload your audition to YouTube as an unlisted video and send us the link in your audition form. Click here for instructions on how to create an “Unlisted” YouTube video.

Have your performance resume and a photo ready to submit with your audition. Your photo should be a headshot from the shoulders up or half body – it’s up to you. Click here for a good example of a performer resume and photo.

Submitting your audition video
You’ll need your photo, resume, and the “Unlisted” YouTube link when you complete the submission form. Once you have all those elements ready, please submit your audition using this form.