Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cobb Community Summer Singers

Last year, my former choir director invited me to participate in launching a local community chorus. Flattered, and very interested, I jumped at the chance to work on the project.
We launched the Cobb Community Summer Singers in 2006, held rehearsals on Monday nights from June until August and then held a concert which was very well received. The program consisted of some classical sacred music as well as several spirituals. The recording sounds great, and I am really proud to say that I was a "founding member" of this chorus.
This year, Year Two, we are hitting the ground running. We are trying to improve on our numbers, recruiting more than the 40 we had last year. One of the ways we decided to get the word out was to use a website. Who would create such a website, you might ask. Me, of course.
This is my first ever web creation. I had to start it from the ground up, purchasing the domain name, finding a hosting service and then creating and publishing the actual code for the site. It was a challenge for a novice like myself, but I think it turned out all right. Let me know what you think! I am happy to hear any suggestions you might have.
My next task for the site development is to add some photos that I will take during rehearsals. I'd like to also add two pages: one to list out sponsors and donors, where others can choose to make a donation via paypal, and another to launch an application for membership and scholarship (tuition assistance). I think that I can do it, but it will take me some time to work out the particulars.