Over the past few years, some of my recorder pupils have taken part in the Childrens Concert but this year, I decided to get more involved and, for my sins, am now on the organising committee. I think I may have agreed to be secretary as well.
Once expenses have been taken into account, the festival makes a small surplus which this year is being split between the two local schools.
Local music festivals are like that, if you don't move fast enough...you'll be chairman next year! Hope it all goes well, Feg.Feg wrote:this year, I decided to get more involved and, for my sins, am now on the organising committee. I think I may have agreed to be secretary as well.
Without going into too many details, the politics of the committee are such that they need a Chairperson who is not affiliated to any of the participating organisations - Church, Folk Club, Bowling Club etc. Guess who doesn't belong to any of the above
I don't tune any of the pianos for the Festival The tuning (if they are tuned) is done by the tuner who tunes the church pianos and it ain't me!Gill the Piano wrote:...and I bet you're tuning the piano for it too!
However, if I have my way, that will change
How does it feel to be right, Gill?Gill the Piano wrote:Once your evil plan to take over the world - Balerno, I mean - is complete, you WILL be the tuner/chairperson/tealady/piano shifter/ certificate writer/secretary....
On 23rd November last year, I assumed the role of Chair of the Balerno Music Festival after the usual democratic process of course! The Balerno Music Festival started on 23rd September and, thanks to the persistence of our Media person, we got a mention in the Edinburgh Evening News http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/n ... -1-4241357.
We also have a Facebook and Twitter presence so if anyone would like to Like our FB page or follow us on Twitter, just search for Balerno Music Festival. And no, I still do not tune the pianos