Next Meeting: Tuesday, 2/15

posted Feb 8, 2011, 12:41 PM by Eric Drew   [ updated Feb 9, 2011, 12:02 PM by ]
Congratulations on a good first meeting!  We will continue our workshop next week at 2:10 in the music theory room (D-240).  Here is your assignment for the week:

I. Review the lists of qualities and ideals that we put on the board during this week's session.  Find each of them in the band's mission statement.  If there are any that you can't find, we will discuss how to incorporate them next week.

II. Complete the "Leadership in Practice" from Section 1 of your workbooks:

1. In the next week, speak with a member of the band who is not currently in the Student Leadership Program.  Ask them what they feel the mission of the band is.  Listen to their response without interrupting and when they have finished, offer your insights.  After summarizing our mission statement, ask them how successful they think we are at completing our mission.

2. Have the same conversation with another member of the school community (student or staff) who is not a member of the band organization. 

III. Read Section 2 of your workbook (posted below) and answer the reflection questions so that we can discuss them at next week's meeting.

1. Choose one tradition the band has that supports our Identity (who we are) and our Mission (what we do).  Describe the tradition and tell how it relates to the Band’s goals.

2. How does the band encourage other students to maintain the traditions of New Bedford High School? 

3. Describe a time when you were asked to speak to anyone on behalf of the band.  What did you say? What could you have said or done instead to communicate our Identity and Mission?

Optional Enrichment:
    Watch this video by Simon Sinek that gives some ideas abou How Great Leaders Inspire Action.  He gives this talk in terms of businesses, but every time he talks about selling something, think to yourself that he is talking about recruiting people to our organization or getting people to believe the same things we believe about our school and our community.