Membership

We are happy to welcome you, without commitment, to three rehearsals. This gives you time to see what we are about.

Please then complete and return the Nomination form. (Available from the President, Sheryl) and decide how you would like to pay for your choir membership. We do ask you pay for all rehearsals, irrespective of attendance as sadly, our costs do not decrease with your absence.


Annual Subscription of $30 due on 1st July for all members or pro rata $2.50 per month remaining in the year for new members.

The options are:

1)  Payment of $25.66 monthly, or three payments of $26, $26 and $25

2) Quarterly Payment of $77.00

3) Yearly Payment of $308

All to be paid via bank deposit, in advance.


The choir banking details are:
Coffs City Choir Inc
BSB: 650 000 (Newcastle Permanent)
Account no: 531 986 702
Please include your name as a reference so we know where the money is from.

If you are in financial difficulty or will need to be away for an extended period due to ill health or other major life disruption please don't hesitate to talk in confidence to one of the committee members about your choir fees.

NB Annual subs and quarterly payments are non-refundable should you leave the choir.

HOW WE SPEND YOUR MONEY

We are a not-for-profit organisation and try to keep fees to a minimum.  These are the things we pay for:

Conductor’s honorarium

Accompanist’s honorarium

Rehearsal hall donation

Cost of your first shirt for your choir uniform

The purchase of and/or replacement of music.

Insurances, registrations and memberships.

Stationery and PO Box hire, etc.

Music is supplied inclusive in your fees but remains the property of Coffs City Choir – it is on loan to you only. It is your responsibility to care for your music and we strongly suggest the use of plastic sleeves in your folder and paper ring eyelets to protect sheet music punched holes where plastic sleeves aren’t appropriate.  Making notations on music is encouraged as it helps us recall the Conductor’s directions but please use pencil only. If music is borrowed during a rehearsal, it must be returned on the night. Arrange your music in alphabetic order for quick reference. If you miss a rehearsal please come a little earlier on the night you return to catch up on any new music issued in you absence.