Sing In Harmony 2005 Development Team Tasks Task Allocation Development Time When & Where ? Harmony Lincs How Long ? Monitor Progress
Sing In Harmony 2005 When & Where ? Harmony Lincs September or January
Sing In Harmony 2005 When & Where ? Harmony Lincs September or January Adult Education Season September
Sing In Harmony 2005 When & Where ? Harmony Lincs Adult Education Season SeptemberJanuary New Year Resolution
Sing In Harmony 2005 When & Where ? Harmony Lincs Same Location as Chorus Rehearsal Same Room as Chorus Rehearsal Same Location but Different Room Same Night as Chorus Rehearsal That way you’ll know they are available on that night!
Sing In Harmony 2005 How Long ? Harmony Lincs How Much Ground Do You Want To Cover ? What Is Your Final Objective ? No Less Than 6 Weeks No More Than 10 Weeks Work BACK from your target Set yourself a Target
Sing In Harmony 2005 Development Team Harmony Lincs The Exec Committee + Always Volunteer Only When Asked Last to Arrive First to Leave
Sing In Harmony 2005 Tasks Harmony Lincs Publicity - Posters / Flyers / Newspapers / Radio TV/ Local (Parish & Village) Magazines / Shops Schools / Other Organisations / Local Authority Content - Organise Tutors & Musical Content Music - Purchase LEGAL Sheet Music & Organise Production of Teach Tapes / CD’s
Sing In Harmony 2005 Tasks Harmony Lincs Administration - Contact Information Finance - Whether to apply for a grant or use your own available funds. Monitor Progress - Have a Progress Chart Child Protection and Health and Safety Requirements - be aware!
Sing In Harmony 2005 - Planning & Progress Chart Harmony Lincs
Sing In Harmony 2005 Who Are We Aiming This At ? Harmony Lincs Male Female Mixed
Sing In Harmony 2005 Be Careful How You Word The Adverts Harmony Lincs Can You Actually Deliver The Goods ? If you say you are going to teach people to sing - can you actually do that, or is it just a ploy to get them through the door ? Do you say that you are going to teach them how to sing ‘Barbershop Harmony’ or 4 Part Harmony ? Do you want just experienced singers or will you accept newcomers as well?
Sing In Harmony 2005 Advertising Tips Harmony Lincs Make it appear possible for them to sing in 4-part harmony even if they haven’t done it before. Exploit the possibility of free / cheap advertising opportunities such as Parish & Village Magazines, local radio (BBC) & Local Authority….. Seek Local Authority support, even if not financial as it gives a sense of credibility.
Sing In Harmony 2005 Harmony Lincs Apply or Not to Apply ? By getting prospective applicants to apply it is possible to control the course numbers. By all means open the doors nearer the start date Make sure you can cope with the numbers that may apply
Harmony Lincs Lincolnshire Echo This advert appeared 10 days and 7 days before the start of the course
Sing In Harmony 2005 Course Programme Harmony Lincs Make the course enjoyable but challenging. Use good content which allows them to see that progress is being made. Good coaching which is authoritative, supportive, encouraging and not disparaging. Make good use of Polecats & Tags
Sing In Harmony 2005 Welcome Pack - Wk 1 Harmony Lincs Initial Sign-In Form Name Badge Programme Introduction & 1st Handout Sheet Music: Polecats & Tags (NOT THE COURSE SONGS) Learning Media CD (All 4 parts for all songs) Pen
Sing In Harmony 2005 Allocation of Voice Parts Harmony Lincs The CD issued on week one had all four voice parts for all the songs. Course members were asked to listen to all tracks at home and try all parts. Choose the part they felt most comfortable with, and practice that. They were free to change at a later date or if the course tutor recommended it.
Sing In Harmony 2005 Welcome Pack - Wk 2 Harmony Lincs Course Songs x 2 Sheet Music (Legal) Learning Media CD (Once again, all 4 parts) Handout for the week
Sing In Harmony 2005 Integration Harmony Lincs Weeks 1 to 3Total Segregation From Chorus Weeks 4 to 6Last 45 Mins With Chorus Weeks 7 & 8Last 60 Mins With Chorus Weeks 9 & 10Full Evening With Chorus Each Evening Session 7.30 to 9.30 (15min Break)
Sing In Harmony 2005 Give Them A Goal Harmony Lincs Give Them A Real Sense of Achievement Have a Final Concert For Their Families Sing in a Music Festival Let Them Hear The Sound Make Sure They Sing With The Chorus
Sing In Harmony 2005 Statistics Harmony Lincs 43 Enquiries (Inc. 10 female) 30 actually attended, but not necessarily for the complete course Of those 30, the average weekly attendance was 72% 21 completed the course and 16 became full Chorus Members
Sing In Harmony 2005 Statistics Harmony Lincs On the first club night following the completion of the course the attendance was as follows: 14 Existing Harmony Lincs Members 16 Course Members 3 Apologies Possible Attendance: 33
Sing In Harmony 2005 Since Then…... Harmony Lincs 2 Former Members have Rejoined PLUS………….
Sing In Harmony 2006 Harmony Lincs 18 Attended The Course 16 Completed The Course 14 Have Applied to join the Chorus Chorus Members as of March 17th 2006 49
Harmony Lincs SPREAD THE WORD Lincoln Sounds - Sweet Adelines
Harmony Lincs RETENTION - The Difficult Bit !! Assimilation into the Chorus is the hardest part. Encouragement to feel part of the Chorus, not just ‘The New Guys’. To do this, the Chorus will have to slow down. Learn a new song as soon as possible Mentor by a ‘buddy’ who can advise on a one-to-one basis
Harmony Lincs RETENTION - The Difficult Bit !! Let the course graduates join the Chorus for part of a singout as soon as possible Visit established Chorus rehearsals Arrange a visit to Convention Visit other Club’s shows Arrange social events to involve their families
Harmony Lincs Where Do We Go From Here ? Onwards & Upwards There’s No Other Way To Go! www.harmonylincs.org
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