First Choir tour - All singers or not at all?
Date: May 26, 2011
I founded my Children's Choir 5 seasons ago. I believe we are now ready to take the step of a choir tour. There are a few families who I know will not be able to afford such a venture. (My wonderful choir manager being one of those families) It is a small choir, and many singers are siblings, so I am concerned parents will not go for it because it will be too expensive. I am not sure I want to only take the ones who can afford it, I feel that would be divisive for the choir, not to mention the disappointment of those who would not attend. Our choir is very close knit, and leaving some behind for our tour is something I would like to avoid.
I would like to propose to the parents that fundraising be done to help cover all singers, so that no one is left out due to financial restrictions. I am interested to see what other community choirs have done to help offset the cost of those who are not in a financial position to afford sending their child on tour. How do you organize the fundraising so that balance is maintained, and that organizing, fundraising for, and undertaking the tour is an inclusive event for the choir.
Thanks in advance for your input.