Every September, we run elections for three positions in Choir;
- SECRETARY-transfers scanned attendance from the iPad and bathroom sign-outs into the grade book.
- VICE PRESIDENT(S)-primarily responsible for the alumni connection via newsletter.
- PRESIDENT(S)-a mini-me; leads by example, demonstrates positive morale, assists wherever needed.
We run a parliamentary election by asking for nominations, confirming that the nominee accepts the nomination and then I ask for the nomination to be seconded. Nominees can and have declined nominations. Any full-time member of the Concert Choir can run; the position of PRESIDENT is seniors only.
Students can then campaign in the Choir Room. Given the space we have, (see previous post), the room becomes papered with banners and signs and sweet treats are distributed at the end of rehearsal to “encourage” votes! Speeches are given; the voting is done via a Google form on the class iPad so the results are instantly determined and a new set of officers can then take over the Choir.
This year, the creative campaigning is off the charts…and the baking has been exceptional! Here’s what I mean..
Yes, that is a Rice Krispie treat piano, complete with Kit-Kat chocolate pedals and keys, which fed both ensemble classes and then some and the “notes” are Hershey chocolate squares!
It has been a ton of fun watching the collaboration and healthy competition between candidates!
Voting and results on Friday!
Thanks for reading!