Music Program Volunteer Info

Dear Families,

Thank you for those who expressed interest in volunteering for the Howard music program for the 2017-2018 school year.
Some of you were interested in finding out more about the specific volunteer roles and the amount of time commitment they would take.​

If you would be interested in filling any of these roles, please email me at deborah.jonas@tdsb.on.ca or place your name directly on the google doc with your contact information.
Thank you,
Deborah Jonas

Role

Description

Amount of Time

Name and email to sign up

Primary Choir Manager

(These jobs could be split among a few people)

-Take attendance Mondays at 12:00, check with office if those absent were away from school that day.

-Hand out shirts and collect them at the end of year, repair / launder them if needed.

-Number music and music folders, file music, keep the music library organized, assign the music to individual choristers

-communicate with parents

-collect permission forms

-other administrative jobs

-speak to the choir occasionally about concert dress and attendance

-15 minutes weekly

-a few hours at the beginning and the end of the year, possibly a few minutes during the year.

-a few hours at the beginning and end of the year, a few hours after every concert (3-4 per year).

-5-10 minutes per week

-an hour at the beginning of the year, an hour before any outing

Role

Description

Amount of Time

Name and email

Junior Choir Manager

(These jobs could be split among a few people)

-Take attendance Tuesday mornings 7:30-7:45, call home for safe arrival of absent choristers

-Hand out vests and collect them at the end of year, repair / launder them if needed.

-Number music and music folders, file music, keep the music library organized, assign the music to individual choristers

-communicate with parents

-collect permission forms

-other administrative jobs

-speak to choir occasionally about concert dress and attendance

-15 minutes weekly

-a few hours at the beginning and the end of the year, possibly a few minutes during the year.

-a few hours at the beginning and end of the year, a few hours after every concert (3-4 per year).

-5-10 minutes per week

-an hour at the beginning of the year, an hour before any outing

OPTIONAL BONUS ROLES

ROLE

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT OF TIME

NAME AND EMAIL

Accompanist

Depends how available you are. We do have an accompanist, but at times she is not available.

-flexible

Sectional Rehearsal Leader

Clunk out some notes on the piano and help the choristers learn their part

Thursdays at lunch

MUSICAL

ROLE

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT OF TIME

DIRECTOR

Direct the musical, blocking, plan and run rehearsals

Whatever else a director does!

About 3.5 hours a week in January, closer to 5-6 hours a week in Feb, 7 a week by March, about 8 a week in April and by the first week in May – 14!

On top of that is the time spent analyzing the script and doing the blocking – a couple of hours per scene?

And time to choreograph – a few hours per number. Catherine Hume is willing to help with choreography.

I spent time with Andy on the initial design – between 2-3 hours?

There were production meetings (2 or 3), individual meetings with lighting, audio and costumes. There was the make-up workshop. There were daily ‘meetings’ with Carol and her glue guns as we neared showtime.

There was time to prep the weekly rehearsal schedules.

It really is hard to put a number on it, but by the time March Break rolled around it felt quite all-consuming – in a wonderful way.

(Catherine Hume contributed this information)

PRODUCER

Manage communications between the director and other personnel.

Post rehearsal schedule.  Manage communication with actors/parents

A few hours per week starting in January and gradually increasing until the show. Quite time consuming close to showtime.

ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR

Help Ms. Jonas teach everyone the music

Weekly rehearsals beginning in late Feb.

VOCAL COACH

Help the soloists learn their parts

flexible

SET, COSTUME, PROPS

Design set, costumes, manage props

Several people with different levels of involvement

As much or little as you want

CHOREOGRAPHER

Choreograph and rehearse dance numbers

Moderate

Lights

Source lighting

Run lighting

Mostly the last three weeks

Sound

Source sound equipment

Run sound

Mostly the last three weeks

Accompanist

Accompany rehearsals and soloists.

flexible