Board of Directors

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2015-2016 Board of Directors

Running the multiple large ensembles that make up the Second Chances Community Band Program takes a lot of work.  In an effort to alleviate the time spent on various administrative duties by our conductors and our founder, an executive committee was formed in our inaugural year. Now that the Second Chances Program has become a registered non-profit organization, the board of directors has become the main political and decision-making body of our organization. 

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Directors of the Board

President – Tony Sweet (Concert Band & Jazz Band)
president.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Vice President – Heather Kirby (Concert Band & Jazz Band)
vpresident.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Treasurer – Martha Suhr (Concert Band)
treasurer.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Secretary – Perla Canales (Concert Band & Jazz Band)
secretary.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Board Members

Executive Director – Chris Ward (Conductor)
eloboesolo@gmail.com

Registrar – Dan Campbell (Concert Band)
registrar.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Librarian – Laurie MacKay (Concert Band)
librarian.secondchancesbandns@gmail.com

Past President – Holly Irving (Concert Band)
Concert and Special Events Coordinator – Rhonda Calcott (Concert Band)
Advertising Coordinator – Janet MacKinnon (Concert Band)
Social Media Coordinator – Anne Marie Archibald (Concert Band)
Funding & Grants Coordinator – Rhonda Calcott (Concert Band)
Band Photographer – Ralph Saulnier (Concert Band & Jazz Band)
Stage Manager & Logistics – John Moar (Concert Band)
Halifax Community Band Festival, Organizing Committee Chair – DiAnne Campbell (Concert Band)

 

Executive Responsibilities:

President

  • Will serve as an ambassador for the Second Chances Program, answering questions and encouraging others to pursue their musical goals
  • Will chair all executive meetings
  • Will represent the interests of members of all Second Chances ensembles, bringing any concerns to the attention of the conductor or executive committee
  • Will assist any of the other executive members as needed

Vice President

  • Will work directly with the band president
  • Will serve as an ambassador for the Second Chances Program, answering questions and encouraging others to pursue their musical goals
  • Will represent the interests of members of all Second Chances ensembles, bringing any concerns to the attention of the conductor or executive committee
  • Will be responsible for ensuring the proper coffee supplies are available for use at all band rehearsals
  • Will assist any of the other executive members as needed

Secretary

  • Will work directly with both the President and Vice President
  • Will keep minutes during executive meetings, distribute them to executive members and maintain an ongoing collection of these minutes in a central binder for reference.
  • Will aid in the establishment of long term goals for the organization and will assist in creating a logical and achievable timeline for these goals.

Treasurer

  • Will work directly with all members of the executive and the Band Registrar
  • will work with the Registrar to maintain an up-to-date list of band members with current contact information
  • be responsible for tracking expenses in and out of the band’s bank account
  • is responsible for issuing cheques for regular monthly expenses
  • Will prepare annually, a financial report listing assets, expenses, etc…
  • Will be directly responsible for the deposit of collected funds into the band’s bank account

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Registration Coordinator

  • Will work directly with the band treasurer
  • Will be directly responsible for assisting the tracking and recording of new and repeat registrations each Fall and Winter season
  • Will maintain and update as needed, an ongoing list of current band members as well as their private contact information.  This information is kept strictly confidential and will only be shared with the band’s conductor and president
  • Will assist with registration fee collection at the first and second rehearsals of each new season (Sept. and Jan.)

Concert and Special Events Coordinator

  • Will be the main contact person for arranging concerts and concert venues, whether formal or informal
  • Will help organize special events that help promote the program as a community based ensemble
  • Possible events suggested thus far include: Christmas Carols in the Mall, a performance at a retirement home, joint concert with a school band program, parades, fundraiser yard sales (not all these suggestions will be executed, but would fall under the responsibilities of this coordinator position)

Advertising Coordinator

  • Will work directly with the band’s Concert and Special Events Coordinator
  • Will be responsible for promotion and advertising for both the band program, and any upcoming events/performances using newspapers, flyers, advertising, tickets, posters, news stories, etc…
  • Will actively maintain an advertisement for the Second Chances Program on the Halifax Kijiji classifieds site

Social Media Coordinator

  • Will work directly with the band’s Concert and Special Events Coordinator
  • Will use social media to coordinate out reach and promote band related events and the program in general
  • Will maintain and update the bands Facebook page: www.facebook.com/secondchancesbandns
  • Will explore new forms of social media as a means to further the band’s exposure such as Twitter, YouTube and Pintrest

Photographer

  • Will work directly with the band’s Concert and Special Events Coordinator
  • Will document significant band events through photography
  • These photos will then be used (with permission) in advertising, social media and band promotion

Librarian

  • Directly responsible for making sufficient copies of all repertoire assigned in all Second Chances bands at the beginning of each new season
  • All efforts will be made to assure players have copies of all music by the first official rehearsal of the year (excluding the reading sessions that traditionally begin each season)

Stage Manager

  • Will keep a running record of necessary chairs and stands needed for each band for performance purposes
  • Will coordinate with the percussion section of each band to ensure that the appropriate percussion equipment is moved to and from any assigned performance venue
  • Will help coordinate the movement of equipment to and from a performance venue… this does NOT mean this person is solely responsible for lifting everything themselves!!  It is a team effort…

 

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