Reply To: Community-School Connections
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Sarah and Vicki, I also understand this dilemma. I have a youth choir that is a part of the Community School of the Arts, but we struggle to get membership and I think that fact that it’s outside of school is part of the problem. Parents have to make a much larger commitment to get their child to rehearsal at the university rather than just drop them off at school a little early or catch an earlier bus. We wonder, too, when our CSA Christmas and spring concerts are relatively well-attended for a small town of 7000, but I hear regularly that folks aren’t aware of us. We always sing at the Community Christmas Tree event which we find is usually attended by the singers and their families and maybe a few others. Building audience and community is tricky and I’d love some pointers!!