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The Mission of the Poughkeepsie Chapter Shall Be:

    • To perpetuate the art of Barbershop Harmony
    • To promote and provide opportunities for vocal harmony activities for its members and potential members such as, but not limited to
      • Quartetting
      • Vocal crafts and techniques
      • Coaching
      • Chorus singing
      • Competitive preparation and participation.
    • To provide public appreciation of barbershop harmony through public and charitable performances.
    • To promote good fellowship and camaraderie among its Membership.

    Newyorkers Chorus

    Core Values

     

    Passion

    EVERY CHORUS MEMBER WILL:

    Work with focused energy, enthusiasm and excitement

    Be the music!

    Know the choreography plan!

    Exhibit showmanship – perform the musical plan

    “Believe it, feel it, promote it”

     
     

    Honesty

    EVERY CHORUS MEMBER WILL:

    Make a realistic assessment of his capabilities, needs and wants

    Follow through with jobs and tasks you volunteer to do

    Express feelings with appropriate words, to the correct audience

     
     

    Accountability

    EVERY CHORUS MEMBER WILL:

    Be responsible and answerable for his actions

    Notify music team in advance of absences

    Make appropriate corrections after taping or choreography critique

    Ask for help: musical, movement, anything else

    Be prepared: music, movement, …

     

     

    Supportiveness

    EVERY CHORUS MEMBER WILL:

    Encourage and appreciate active participation with positive reinforcement

    Fully concentrate on whoever has the floor, in both singing and nonsinging situations

    Participate in the mentor/buddy system with new members

    Join and participate in committees

    Meet all chorus membership commitments

     

     

    Excellence

    EVERY CHORUS MEMBER WILL:

    Commit to outstanding achievement through hard work and perseverance

    Make musical and performance changes, as instructed by the Director, Music Team and coaches

    Attend educational opportunities: chorus, district and international

     

    Poughkeepsie Newyorkers * 34 Nassau Road* Poughkeepsie NY * US * 12601