Board

Chorale and Glee Club are active student organizations as well as academic courses, and each has a board of dedicated students who help keep things running smoothly.

The board members of Chorale and Glee Club are elected in the fall semester of each year. Every member of the ensemble is welcome to nominate herself or someone else for a board position. First year students are especially encouraged to run for a position on board. It's a great way to get to know your fellow singers and give back to your ensemble!

The "Fab Five" consists of the President, Manager, Treasurer, and the Soprano and Alto Secretaries of Chorale, and the "Core Four" consists of the President, Business Manager, Treasurer, and Eliminator of Confusion of Glee Club. They are elected at the end of the spring semester each year and inaugurated before the next school year. These head board members work closely with the conductor throughout the year and form the backbone of the Chorale and Glee Club board.

Chorale Board

President

  • Oversees the other officers
  • Runs weekly board meetings
  • Acts as a liaison between the ensemble and conductor 

Manager

  • In charge of concert logistics, stage crew, and ushers
  • Assists the President with anything that is needed

Treasurer

  • Responsible for Chorale's SGA account
  • Collects dues from Chorale members
  • In charge of Chorale's budget and bookkeeping

Secretary

  • Arrives to rehearsal at least 10-15 minutes early to take attendance for the soprano section
  • Turns in attendance records to the conductor at the end of each semester

Fundraising Chair

  • Coordinates and supervises fundraising events
  • Gets volunteers from the ensemble to help at fundraising events
  • Acquires necessary materials for fundraising events

Historian

  • Takes photos at Chorale events throughout the semester
  • Collects photos from other members of Chorale
  • Assembles a scrapbook and slideshow to be shown at the end-of-year Choral Banquet

Publicist

  • Helps design posters for concerts and other events
  • Sends press releases to radio stations and newspapers to promote choral events
  • Uses social networking sites such as Facebook to promote choral events

SGA Senator

  • Attends weekly SGA senate meetings
  • Gives Chorale a voice in the SGA senate
  • Keeps the Chorale board informed of student government concerns

Social Chair

  • Comes up with ideas for social events
  • Coordinates and supervises social events
  • Works with Glee Club's social chair to plan joint social events and promote camaraderie between the ensembles

Glee Club Board

Treasurer

  • Manages the Glee Club SGA account, including budgeting, making transactions, bookkeeping, and preparing for semester audits
  • Coordinates with external bodies to secure and efficiently allocate funds
  • Oversees the overall financial health of the Glee Club

Business Manager

  • Acts as liaison between Mount Holyoke Glee Club and external bodies, including other colleges and recording companies
  • Promotes concerts and other events through various avenues of communication
  • Keeps website and other social platforms up-to-date

Logistics Coordinator

  • Responsible for concert logistics, stage crew, and ushers
  • Distributes dresses to and ensures proper concert attire of members
  • Compiles and maintains a concert E-bag throughout the year

Secretary

  • Takes minutes during board meetings and distributes minutes to the board afterward in a timely manner
  • Arrives at least 10 minutes early to take attendance at rehearsals, dress rehearsals, concerts, and tours
  • Turns records of attendance into the Choral Assistant at the end of each semester

Social Chair

  • Coordinates and supervises social events, including recruiting volunteers, communicating with Student Programs and other offices on and off campus
  • Coordinates with Chorale to execute the annual Choral Banquet
  • Obtains photos of Mount Holyoke Glee Club in order to compile a year-end scrapbook

Fundraising Chair

  • Collects dues
  • Coordinates and supervises fundraising events, including recruiting volunteers, procuring the cash box, and communicating with Student Programs and other offices on and off campus

SGA Senator

  • Attends weekly Senate meetings, bringing up Glee Club concerns and reporting back during board meetings when necessary