A little holiday homework …..Posted: August 1, 2013
As you know, our first meeting (September 2nd) will be dedicated to getting the team up and running – with your help !
As a summary, we need to set up / agree the following before we re-start music rehearsals …
An effective Support team / Committee – We have volunteers for Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian, Concerts Organiser. We just need to make sure the team is functioning correctly and working together to run the group’s admin.
An activity plan backed by a financial forecast, agreed by the support team
An effective system of communication both internally and to the outside world.
A schedule of planned and agreed events (minimum 2 per term)
An effective music-library system which ensures that everyone has sheet music without everyone having to print off multiple parts.
The quicker we put the basics in place, the quicker we can begin making music, so to get a head start on the planning cycle, could each member of the group please suggest a venue or two (probably easiest to pick one close to where you live) which might host an MSE concert, with tickets selling at say £5 a head. We’d be looking for venue holders to provide the audience, so churches are the default option – but feel free to suggest other organisations.
Please provide contact details for any venue you put forward, and a brief reason as to why you feel the venue would work well, and send your suggestions to me by email in the next two weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll compile a list of venues suggested by members, and we’ll use the list as a key discussion topic on Sep 2nd.
Thanks in advance, Jem