BGMC Handbook 2013


1. Welcome
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2. Who We Are
5

A. Brief History
5

3. What We Do
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A. Typical Concert Schedule
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B. Outreach Performances
7

C. Sign Language Interpreters
8

D. Chorus Fundraisers
8

E. Media
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F. GALA Choruses
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G. GALA Festivals
10

4. How We Govern Ourselves
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A. Board Structure
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B. Board Service
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C. Board Meetings
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5. What We Offer to You
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A. Qualifications for Membership
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B. Welcoming Committee
13

C. Artistic Director & Accompanist
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D. Section Leaders
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E. Regular Rehearsals
14

F. Music
15

G. Merry Committee
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H. eBlast
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I. Crescendo
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J. Polo Shirts
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K. Concert CDs
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L. Website: buffalogaymenschorus.org
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6. What We Expect of You
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A. Attendance Policy
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B. Dues Policy
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C. Tuxedos
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D. Ensemble Responsibilities
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E. Rehearsal Conduct
23

F. Use of Chorus Name
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G. Publicity
27

H. Confidentiality
28

I. Substance Abuse Policy
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7. How You Can Help
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A. Money
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B. Time
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C. Word of Mouth
29

D. Audience-Building
29

E. Friends of the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus (FOBGMC)
30

F. Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup
30

G. Archives
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8. The End
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