What Parents Should Know
Expectations of Parents
Pembina Trails Voices is known for its tremendous volunteers - and how those volunteers contribute to our success! As an expectation of membership, each family actively participates in the program in an appropriate volunteer capacity. Some choose to do so as part of our regular weekly activities while others choose to help with projects and events - some even choose to do both! It's important that we distribute the work load equitably amongst all PTV families. In truth, without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers, Pembina Trails Voices would simply not exist.
We know that volunteers want to be involved in fulfilling and worthwhile ways. There is an abundance of volunteer opportunities within our program and we all know that many hands make light work! Through your active involvement in our program you will meet some of the most fascinating people you'll find anywhere. Our various needs and projects will provide you with the opportunity to explore hidden talents, improve your skills and derive tremendous satisfaction from knowing that you are part of the team. Children benefit from seeing their parents involved as volunteers and parents benefit from the variety of activities in which they can become involved - it's a win-win!!
Some ways that parents can become involved are: uniforms, music library, chaperoning, tour planning, administrative assistance, rehearsal attendants, fundraising... the possibilities are endless.
Parents Assist Choristers by:
- Chauffeuring children to rehearsals and performances
- Assisting with the organization of music
- Reading the PTV Handbook, PTV Newsletters, emails, and the PTV website for important information.
- Providing support, encouragement, and enthusiasm
- Providing assurance that each member is critically important - reinforce the special role that each member has
- Encouraging the wise use of time and the anticipation of heavy school assignments
- Encouraging (and perhaps assisting in) assignments and private study. The study of the text (practice saying or memorizing the words between rehearsals) is expected. This can enhance the development of the choir and eliminate tedious hours of rehearsals. This is especially important for the younger choristers whose reading skills are less developed
- Having a designated, visible place in your home for the PTV Music Bag
Parents Assist Choirs by:
- Checking email communication
- Reading all written communication and handouts
- All parents serve as Rehearsal Assistants on a rotation basis - every family is involved
- Completing and submitting forms on the date requested
- Informing the PTV Office of possible scheduling conflicts
- Attending all parent meetings which may be called
- Participating in all fund raising endeavors
- Promoting the choir and its activities to friends, relatives, colleagues and business associates
- Distributing concert promotions and promoting the sale of concert tickets