Article I. Membership
Article II. Rehearsal and Performances
A. Any adult who is interested in the purpose of
the band shall become a member of the organization when:
1. A vacancy exists in the section applied for
2. Musical competence is determined by the conductor,
by audition if necessary.
3.An information card is completed and turned in
to the President
4. Current dues have been paid. Dues are to be paid
to the band Treasurer no later than the third rehearsal attended by the
5. Seating shall be determined by the conductor with
input from the section leader of that section.
B. Members shall be required to maintain satisfactory
attendance, demonstrate continued musical competence, be current in payment
of dues and abide by band regulations in order to remain in good standing.
C. Dues: Active members shall pay to the treasurer
the yearly amount specified by the Board.
1. Dues may be waived or reduced by the Board for
2. Dues are payable during the month of September
and are considered delinquent if paid thereafter. 3. Changed in yearly
membership fees shall be determined by the Board.
A. Rehearsal times shall be determined by the Board
of Directors and the Conductor.
B. The Board shall issue periodically to the membership
a calendar of upcoming rehearsals and performances.
C. Then Board shall establish appropriate dress for
D. Attendance at all band concerts is expected of
all members. Attendance at the pre- performance dress rehearsal is required
unless excused by the conductor. Unexcused absence from two rehearsals
immediately preceeding a preformance will result in that member not being
allowded to preform in that performance.
E. The conductor has the ability to invite non-member
extra musicians to complete instrumentation requirements for a performance.
Rehearsal attendance for these musicians will be at the discretion of the
Article III. Membership Meetings
A. An annual meeting of all members shall be hels
on the first Tuesday of May for the purpose of transacting business and
the election of officers for the coming year beginning July1. The date,
time and location of such a meeting shall be designated by the Board.
B. Special meetings of all members may be called
by the President, the Board, or any three active members.
C. Voting at meetings shall be in person only. Absentee
voting or voting by proxy shall not be allowed.
D. A quorum shall consist of over 50% of the active
menbership present, in person.
Article IV. Board of Directors
A. The Board of Directors shall consist of President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five (5) At-Large Directors.
The Conductor and Associate Conductor will be ex- officio (non-voting)
members of the Board. The outgoing President shall remain on the Board
as Board Advisor for a period of one year.
1. Two weeks prior to the annual meeting, nominations
for Board membership shall be accepted from any active member.
2. A majority vote elects all candidates.
B. The Board shall meet once a month, at the discretion
of the President. Special meeting may be called by the President or any
two Directors upon reasonable notice to all Directors.
C. Any vacancy occurring in the Board shall be filled
by the Board until the next election.
D. Any Board member may be removed at any time by
an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the Board.
E. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum
for the transaction of business.
Article V. Officers
A. The officers of the band shall be President, Vice
President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
B. All officers shall serve a one year term and shall
be eligible for re-election. C. Duties of the officers shall be as follows:
1. President - shall preside at all meetings of
members and Directors.; shall see that all orders and resolutions of the
Board are carried out; shall have the power to execute all contracts with
approval of the Board; may authorize expenditures in an amount to be determined
by the Board (presently $200); and may sign checks.
2. Vice President - shall act as Parliamentarian
at Board meetings and membership meetings; shall tally the count of elections;
shall collect monies for the purchase of Christmas gifts for the Conductor
and Associate Conductor; and perform such duties as designated by the Board.
3. Secretary - shall keep minutes of all meetings
and other permanent records of the band; shall serve as Historian, maintaining
an archive of programs and other pertinent materials; and shall perform
all duties as prescribed by the Board.
4. Treasurer - shall have charge of all funds of
the band and is responsible for disbursement of such funds under the direction
of the Board; shall keep a record of all monies; may sign checks, subject
to control of the Board.
D. Any officer may be removed at any time by an affirmative
2/3 vote of the Board.
Article VI. Administration
A. The Conductor and Associate Conductor shall be
appointed by the Board, who shall review these appointments annually. The
Conductor (with advice from the Music Committee) is responsible for the
final selection of music, seating, vacancies, numbers of musicians, and
other things that are reasonably and logically the responsibility of the
B. Music Committee - shall consist of the Conductor,
Associate Conductor, and representatives of each section. The committee
is responsible for the selection of themes for concerts, and suggestions
of music to be played. The Conductor is responsible for final selection
and interpretation of music.
C. Other Administrative Officers - may be appointed
by the Board as required.
Article VII. Amendments
These Bylaws may be amended by approval of 2/3 of
the membership. Notice of a proposed amendment and a copy of the text shall
be provided to the membership not less that two weeks prior to the voting