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Auction aims to expand day care vouchers for Oxford Street co-op

The Oxford Street Day Care Cooperative is the only Harvard-affiliated day care that accepts state-issued tuition vouchers for families who cannot afford the high cost of day care. To help support the expansion of the voucher program, the co-op will hold a silent auction June 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, third-floor Maya Galleries.

Tickets are $20 per person and available for purchase at Please note, there are no paper tickets. Those attending should provide the doorperson with the name under which the tickets were purchased. All proceeds will be used to support the voucher scholarships. Additionally, all auction transactions will be limited to cash and checks.

HGC presents end of the year report

The Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the University-wide student government for Harvard’s 11 graduate and professional Schools, recently presented its 2006-07 end-of-the-year report to Central Administration and the Harvard community.

The report is intended to “preserve the institutional knowledge; acknowledge the hard work, innovative ideas, and collective endeavors of the council throughout the school year; and encourage future students to involve in various HGC activities to enrich student life on campus.”

The mission of the HGC is to build bonds across disciplines to enrich student perspectives and to establish a network of future leaders and collaborators across a breadth of fields and specialties.

The HGC is composed of four elected representatives from each of the graduate and professional Schools of Harvard University.  Forty-four Harvard graduate students served as the official HGC representatives for the 2006-07 academic year. Visit the HGC Web site at for more information.

Summer Pops Band open to all, Leroy Anderson program on tap

Celebrating its 35th season, the Harvard Summer Pops Band seeks brass, woodwind, and percussion players of all skill levels for another summer of rehearsals and performances. Interested musicians are advised to come to the first rehearsal (June 27) with their instrument and, if possible, a folding music stand. Rehearsals are held Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre through July 25.

“Celebrating the Centennial of Leroy Anderson’s Birth” is the theme of this summer’s program, which will feature such works of Anderson’s as “Blue Tango,” “Belle of the Ball,” “Sandpaper Ballet,” and “The Typewriter.” The music of Wagner, Sibelius, and Holst will also be performed.

The band will perform on the steps of the Memorial Church on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. before its annual Hatch Shell performance on Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. E-mail associate director of bands Mark Olson at for more information.

Orchestra auditions scheduled

Auditions for the Harvard Summer School Orchestra will be held June 26 and 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. (location to be announced). Rehearsals will commence Monday evenings starting July 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Sanders Theatre with a concert, featuring music by Aaron Copland, William Grant Still, and Charles Ives, scheduled for Aug. 11. Directed by Judith Zuckerman, the orchestra is composed of approximately 60 players and performs works from the classical repertoire. for more information.

BSC holds summer session

The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will offer its summer session course in reading and study strategies from July 2 to 19. Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students learn to read more purposively, selectively, and with greater speed and comprehension. One-hour sessions will be held Monday through Friday beginning at 4 p.m. (no class July 4). The cost is $150. To register, contact the Bureau of Study Counsel at (617) 495-2581.

Summer School Chorus auditions

The Harvard Summer School Chorus will hold open auditions June 23 and 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. and June 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Auditions are open to all Greater Boston community singers and Harvard Summer School students and will take place in Holden Chapel. For more information, contact Ellie Campisano