Uniform Policy for Youth Community Choir
Date: July 9, 2010
We are in the process of redefining our uniform policy for the community choir I direct.
Currently we charge a uniform fee (of $30) to help absorb the purchase of new uniforms. Students may purchase uniforms "along the way," avoiding the need to pay uniform fees in subsequent years. If students outgrow their uniform, we will make attempts to exchange their uniform for free if one is available.
What the board and I are proposing is this: No more uniform fee, it is merged into the cost to be in the choir. Uniforms remain property of the organization, and students may buy the uniform that is in their possession at the end of their tenure with the group. The organization will clean the uniforms at the end of the year. This means extra storage on the part of our choir, but we will likely have that available to us.
Does this jive with what is typically done with community youth choirs? The one thing we haven't discussed is boys' tux shirts. They often have only one year of use before they are unwearable. Do boys pay an extra fee and keep their shirts, or do we just budget for that?
Thank you for any help you may send our way!
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
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