The Vashon Island Youth Chorus (VIYC) will start, open to students in middle school through high school, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Vashon Lutheran Church. Rehearsals will run 3:15 - 5:15 pm on Tuesdays thru Nov. 12, and students will prepare 2 concerts for the weekend of Nov. 16/17. Vashon Lutheran’s Music Director, Marita Ericksen began directing VIYC in 1999. The youth chorus became a Vashon Allied Arts program in 2003. The VAA program transitioned to a Youth Musical Theater Class, which will continue this fall on Mondays and Wednesdays after school, but Ericksen saw a need for a quality youth choral program as well. She is excited to be offering the VIYC on Tuesdays after school this fall.