Increasing Ward Choir Attendance
My father-in-law was recently called as the ward choir president in his Idaho ward. After years of serving in Bishoprics and on the High Council this was a welcome change for him. The choir attendance was at an all-time low, maybe 10 at the most would show up for rehearsals. My father-in-law decided he was going to change that. He started calling each person in the ward with vocal music ability each Saturday and personally inviting them to ward choir practice. Their numbers have quadrupled in just a few weeks thanks to his ambitious phone calls. He visited us last month and sure enough, on Saturday evening, he pulled out his cell phone and started calling his list of singers to remind them of choir the following day.
Calling a choir president can make a huge difference for a ward choir. It’s something to consider especially if your choir numbers are down.