The period just before the new year is a great time to reflect on how to end the year on a positive note after you have completed your community choir and singing group activities.
Here are 5 things you can do now to help your choir year wrap up.
In the first place, highlight and share your choir’s achievements, progress and poignant moments. You can share it with your followers and supporters, as well as your members. As an example, you can write a blog post, send an email, write a letter, record a video or produce a photo collage, go live on social media, or make a podcast. This is completely up to you.
I’d like to invite you to share your relfective overview content in our Creative Choir Leader Group!
Second, make a list of all the people who have helped, supported, or collaborated with your choir throughout the year and thank them. Let them know you value your relationship and mention future collaboartions if this is important.
Thirdly, as a teaser, share one or two exciting plans for next year with your choir members.
There is always room for hope, especially in uncertain times.
Encourage people to look forward as well as backward.
Fourthly, schedule your new year’s recruitment publicity posts now, so they can start working for you while you are on Christmas break.
Schedule a range of posts including conversation starters, photos, testimonials, short video clips and calls to action, if you want people to book a place.
If you are looking for more recruitment ideas, do read our fantastic guest blogs by Matthew Wright, Barnsley Youth Choir and Hazel Hanham, Soundbytes Community Choir.
Lastly, give yourself and your choir members a break and tell them when it will be.
Finding time to reflect, rest and self care over your break is not only good for your physical and mental health but also will help stimulate your creativity ready for the new year.
From us here at The Creative Choir Leader and The Inspire Club, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!