Music Ministry Choir Handbook

If you don’t already have a choir handbook here is a sample from Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield, CA. A handbook clarifies policies and procedures, and keeps confusion to a minimum. Be sure to include membership information, service dress codes, officer information, service etiquette, rehearsal and service times and locations, and anything else which will be […]

Instrumental Music Ministry Handbook

If your instrumental ministry doesn’t have a handbook of policies and procedures, here is a possible template for your use. Notice that in addition to a welcome letter from the director, there are welcome/encouragement letters from both senior pastors. In your ensemble handbook, be sure to include all policies and procedures, rehearsal and service times […]

Helpful Hints for a Successful Rehearsal

The MOST IMPORTANT Aspect of an effective rehearsal is ADEQUATE PREPARATION!!! There are 6 important types of PREPARATION: SCORE preparation PERSONAL preparation ROOM preparation FOLDER preparation REHEARSAL FLOW preparation COMMUNICATION before, during and after rehearsal SCORE PREPARATION Is the score TRANSPOSED or is it in CONCERT PITCH? Look for: BEGINNING-Initial tempo Tempo changes….check with metronome […]