A primary goal of the San Dimas Choral Department is to foster student leaders. In cooperation with the choral department staff our student leaders play an important role in the success of our ensembles. We take these positions very seriously and want only the best students in positions of leadership. The choir officers should serve as examples to all students in the department through their daily actions, rehearsal etiquette, attitude, and involvement in the program. First and foremost it is expected that leaders in the San Dimas Choir embody the virtues of our program:
- Responsibility: Through punctuality, following through with commitments, bringing supplies to rehearsal, communicating with the staff, delivering information to parents, and making a marked effort to improve musical skills and learn repertoire.
- Professionalism: by displaying self-discipline, working well with others, having an attitude of respect of the director and other school staff, presenting a positive image for the organization, and displaying the qualities of a professional musician.
- Dignity: by adhering to the campus dress code, using appropriate language and etiquette, displaying self-motivation in rehearsal, and presenting oneself in a well groomed manner.
- Integrity: through honesty with the director, oneself, and other students, regular attendance at school and out of school rehearsals and events.
- Compassion: through sensitivity and acceptance of diversity, displaying kindness and encouragement to peers, and showing sympathy for others.
- President: The choir president serves as coordinator of student officers and public liaison for the choir department and is responsible for scheduling and planning regular officer meetings, coordinating choir officer functions and fundraisers, and assisting the choir directors as needed.
- Requirements: Must be a senior with at least 2 years of choir experience, must be a good communicator, must be able to speak to large groups, must be available to meet with the officers and director when needed, must attend all choir performances and events, and must have superior school attendance.
- Vice-President: The choir vice-president(s) will share the jobs of coordinating with Big Brother/ Big Sister Program, planning the choir banquet, and assisting the choir president in all activities.
- Requirements: Preferred to have at least 2-years choir experience, required 1 year of choir experience. Must be a good communicator, must be able to speak to large groups, must be available to meet with the officers and director when needed, must attend all choir performances and events, and must have good organization skills.
- Historian: (1 per choir) The historian should always be equipped with a camera and ready to catch the awesome events in the choir department throughout the year. The historian is responsible for communicating with students, the school, and the community concerning choir events through the use of the choir Facebook page, Twitter Account, and Instagram. The Historian should also play the part of the choir “cheerleader” helping to spread high levels of excitement and department spirit. The Historian is responsible for putting together the end of the year slide show for banquet.
- Requirements: Must be in the choir program, must be at all choir performances and events, must have access to take pictures of the choir, must be trust worthy enough that they will not use pictures inappropriately or on social media unless approved, must be a good communicator, and must be able to compress and send files of pictures to the director.
- Section Leader: (2-4 per choir) Are responsible for leading sections and are prepared to do so when asked. Keeps group on task during sectionals. Listens for problems within and among section, brings those to the directors attention at the appropriate time. Provides leadership to their section during sight-reading time. Takes roll during class each day and at concerts, events and rehearsals.
- Requirements: Must be a member of the choir program, must be a good communicator, must be able to speak to large groups, must be able to lead by example and lead their section with good morals and values, must attend all choir performances and events, must have superior school attendance, must have a strong musical background with listening skills, must have the ability to easily learn their part in order to listen for problems in their section.