We are a friendly group of young singers who enjoy making music together every week. There is no audition, just enthusiastic 7-18 year olds who are committed to singing to a high standard.
For over 30 years Bournville Young Singers has welcomed children from south-west Birmingham and helped them to develop their singing skills and form lasting friendships.
Our Musical Director, Steve Bache, was a member of the choir between 1997 and 2009. A primary school teacher, Steve sings and directs several choirs in his spare time.
The key roles of the committee are detailed below and all posts can be contested at the AGM in October.
Chair: Ensure BYS runs in accordance with its constitution. Set up and chair committee meetings and AGM. Oversee the running of the committee and its tasks. Liaise with Musical Director to establish medium and long term strategies for the choir. Seek funding as appropriate. Represent the committee at public events.
Treasurer: Oversee the financial affairs of BYS and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place. Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
Secretary: Liaise with choir administrator. Communicate with parents/carers. Provide agendas, take and distribute minutes.
General Committee Member – Events: Liaise with venues and with choir administrator regarding consent forms, travel arrangements etc. Oversee setting up and clearing of venues.
General Committee Member – Publicity: Develop marketing material and distribute these through social media/email/flyers/posters as appropriate.
General Committee Member – Recruitment: Liaise with Chair and Musical Director to develop strategies for recruitment and retention.