Are you eager to support the arts? Do you value your child’s interest in singing? Can you give time and effort for others? Are you looking to update your CV with a period of voluntary work?

We are looking for positive, dependable people to join us behind the scenes in the run up to our Christmas at the Movies concert and beyond.

Your contribution counts

In return for a few hours effort each term, you can:
  • Help our young singers shine in regular concert performances
  • Support BYS in recruiting children into the choir
  • Make a contribution to the musical life of our community’s children

Front Desk

All Committee Members are asked to give a few mornings each term to run the front desk on a Saturday while the rehearsal takes place. Front desk duty involves:

  • Setting up/Clearing away
  • Providing refreshments to choir members plus MD and accompanist
  • Supporting our Val Barnish, our Choir Administrator
  • Staying up to date with preparations for the next performance

Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The key roles are detailed below, along with current post-holders, where appropriate. All posts can be contested at the AGM in October along with those roles that are currently without an incumbent.

Chair:

Steven Cammiss: Ensure BYS runs in accordance with its constitution. Set up and chair committee meetings and AGM. Oversee the running of the committee and its tasks. Liaise with Musical Director to establish medium and long term strategies for the choir. Seek funding as appropriate. Represent the committee at public events.

Treasurer:

POST VACANT: Oversee the financial affairs of BYS and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place. Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.

Secretary:

POST VACANT: Ruth Ashby (co-opted 2018): Liaise with choir administrator. Communicate with parents/carers. Provide agendas, take and distribute minutes.

General Committee Member - Funding:

Sue Wright: Seek funding as appropriate; liaise with chair, treasurer and Musical Director regarding cost and funding requirements.

General Committee Member Events:

Nick Owen: Liaise with venues and with choir administrator regarding consent forms, travel arrangements, etc. Oversee setting up and clearing of venues.

General Committee Member Publicity:

Ruth Ashby: Develop marketing material and distribute these through social media/email/flyers/posters as appropriate.

General Committee Member Recruitment:

NEW ROLE: Liaise w Chair and Musical Director to develop strategies for recruitment and retention.

General Committee Member General:

3 Posts Vacant

General Committee Member Publicity:

Ruth Ashby: Develop marketing material and distribute these through social media/email/flyers/posters as appropriate.

General Committee Member Recruitment:

NEW ROLE: Liaise w Chair and Musical Director to develop strategies for recruitment and retention.

General Committee Member General:

3 Posts Vacant

Bournville Young Singers recently went on a day trip to London, where they took part in a workshop at the famous Pineapple Dance Studios and then watched the production of the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. It was great fun!

Alexander has prepared a special report of the day. If you like the sound of it, come and join us. Rehearsals run every Saturday during term time from 09:30 to 10:00 for ages 5 to 8 and 10:00 to 12:00 for older choir members.

 Alexander's account of our trip to London.

Rehearsals take place at Bournville Friends Meeting House:

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Bournville Young Singers 30th Anniversary Gala ConcertThe weekend of 23/24 April 2016 was a busy, exciting and memorable one for the choir, as they welcomed 55 young people from the Frankfurt Cathedral Youth Choir, who were joining them for a Gala Concert on Sunday afternoon at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

Frankfurt & Birmingham: Celebrating 50 years in partnershipThe visit by the Frankfurt choir marks 50 years of twinning between Frankfurt and Birmingham and celebrates Bournville Young Singers' 30th anniversary.

After greeting the German choir, everyone rehearsed items for the concert before walking to Bournville station to catch a train to central Birmingham. Quite an undertaking, but no-one was lost on the way! The Lord Mayor of Birmingham had invited the young people to a reception at the Council House. Each choir entertained the Lord Mayor with a song, which was well received, before returning to the Friends Meeting House to introduce the Frankfurt choir to their hosts for the weekend. A long day for all concerned.

Bournville Young Singers is offering a series of taster sessions for 8-11 year olds who would like to try singing in a choir.Bournville Young Singers is offering a series of taster sessions for 5-7 year olds who would like to try singing in a choir.

Bournville Young Singers is offering a series of taster sessions for 8-11 year olds and 5-7 year olds who would like to try singing in a choir. The sessions will run from 11 June to 9 July, inclusive and will cost just £10. Participants will also get to perform with the choir at their 30th Anniversary Concert on 9 July at St Francis Church in Bournville.

The taster sessions will take place at the Friends Meeting House in Bournville:

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