RE: [barbershopquartet] Singing Valentines
My quartet deals with it this way. We represent 3 different chapters, and generally do our Valentines in an area where two chapters have an overlap on the edges of their “territory”, and therefore will cover any valentines for either chapter that falls in that general area.. So for any valentine sold by a chapter, that chapter will get the proceeds, but if the quartet sells a valentine specifically, through our own advertising (on valentines.com) or our quartet web site, it goes into the quartet kitty. Same goes for valentines we sell based on someone hearing us on the spot.
Other quartets around here do it differently, with all proceeds going to the chapter, but most of those are quartets that are all within a single chapter.
Free State 4
- Is the chapter involved in promoting and coordinating would be the key question.If the chapter is doing some work then they should get some money just like the little red hen.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Rebecca Gilbert
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: [barbershopquartet] Singing Valentines
I would think it would depend on the chapter. Perhaps some chapters have
a "chapter fundraiser" and send out quartets to do valentines. Some
quartets might advertise this on their own.
> Don't know how BHS handled this,but many SAI chapters either split the
> profits with their quartets orallow the quartets to keep 100% of what
> they earn. I sing in a choruswho does the latter and we use the money to
> fund music, coaching andcontest expenses.
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>>>> On 1/5/09 at 8:49 PM, in message
>>>>"redsteelers" <redsteelers@ yahoo.com> wrote:
> How do other quartets handle the proceeds from singing
> Does all of the money earned go to the chapter or does thequartet get
> a portion of the proceeds? We are from a small chapter andour quartet
> provides 75% of the income from the singing valentinesfundraiser and
> would like to use part of the proceeds for coachingand/or music. We
> were told that this is a society fundraiser and themoney belongs to
> the chapter. Just want to know if this is really therule. Comments?
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"Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed."
-- Proverbs 12:24
- As several replies have noted, Singing Valentines (SV's) are not an
official BHS activity, although the Society certainly supports it
[directly by setting up and maintaining singingvalentines.com (which
we all hope and pray is up soon), and its database].
In my experience, Singing Valentines are a major BHS chapter
fundraiser. Asheville (NC) is a 64 member chapter with a budget over
$20,000 (we donate a lot towards music education in local schools,
music and learning CD's for 50+ active members costs a lot, as does
having a top-notch guest quartet for our show). We need all the
income sources we can get.
We will probably book and deliver 125 valentines Feb. 13 and 14. We
only have 1 registered quartet, and a few other "organized" ones, so
we use SV's as an opportunity to give many of our members a unique,
and valuable quartetting experience. We may send out 8 to 10
different quartets during the 2 days (some guys maybe be in one
quartet one day, then another the next). We start working the SV
songs as a chorus in Dec., then form and work/coach the quartets
All go out with a driver to make it less stressful on the quartet,
and maybe even a "5th wheel", if we have too many of one part. We use
a "Valentine's Central" to manage the whole thing, and GPS's in most
of the vehicles.
All of the proceeds go to the Chapter. Everyone donates their time,
and in the case of the drivers, most of them donate their gasoline.
We will probably net $4000 after the expenses for promotion (print,
radio, TV, internet), the roses, and the cards.
What are you doing Feb 13/14?
Yours in Harmony,
VP of Marketing/PR
Barbershop Harmony Society
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "redsteelers"
> How do other quartets handle the proceeds from singing valentines?
> Does all of the money earned go to the chapter or does the quartet
> a portion of the proceeds? >