Church Children's Choir Attendance Incentives
Date: March 19, 2014
My choristers are, by and large, faithful in attendance, but something happens in the springtime, and attendance drops off dramatically. Like, from having only one or two out of 25 absent in each choir to 8 or 9 from each rehearsal. One choir is for 2nd-3rd grade, a choir for 4th-7th, and a choir for 8th-12th.
Have you used incentive programs for attendance, and did you see a difference?
I am thinking for next year I will pay for those with only ## absences (3 perhaps?) to attend the end of year party (usually ice skating, bowling, etc).
I would also have a visible attendance chart with stickers.
Do I need to do something on a more regular basis to keep the attendance going? A monthly drawing for those with perfect attendance? Each six weeks? It is primarily a springtime issue, it seems (I have been here 3 years now).
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