Dave, I don't have a set of rules in front of me, but I am sure that to cross the stage as a performer, you must be a member or Associate member (Director)...
AND, keep in mind as a Board Member now, you have fiduciary responsibilities. If we have non-dues-paying members with no tickets purchased, how do you account for their incurred expenses, and their lack of contribution toward profits?
It would be great if the entire Barbershop experience were free and had no restrictions, but that lotter ticket has yet been won.
All the reasons for "eval only" are right on the money, but we must use our judges to evaluate members, otherwise, we are not being fair to our members.
Anything I win above $200 million will go toward making Barbershop a much less expensive thing...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave Jacobs <g8r10r@...> wrote:
> Exactly, Neil. A chorus with non-members on stage would be disqualified
> from "the contest". But, it shouldn't preclude them from singing on-stage
> for evaluation only, which, by definition, is not scored as part of the
> contest. (C&J community, feel free to chime in if I'm wrong here.)
> Each singer would probably need to purchase a convention registration, but
> that could probably be waived since they are not "competing". (I can't
> remember of the top of my head if the convention registration requirement
> is a C&J requirement, or a Society rule to exempt the contest from ASCAP
> Hey, imagine having a Youth Harmony Festival just before your next district
> convention, then inviting the Boys Chorus to mic test for the chorus
> contest. Heck have the girls chorus sing, too. What would you risk -
> extra single event ticket sales to family members? ...just brainstorming,
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Neil Keihm <keihm@...> wrote:
> > Dave,
> > If you are not a member, you are not eligible to enter the contest.
> > Neil
> Dave Jacobs
> Musical Director - Barbergator Chorus
> Sunshine District - VP of Chorus Director Development
> Advancement Coordinator - BSA Troop 454
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