Performance & Production: Continually investing in new music is one of our largest expenses for performance and production. As the chorus grows, our music costs increase as licensing fees and sheet music costs and membership growth are parallel. We continue to improve the quality of our costuming, lighting, props, and venues to always deliver the best possible performances. Musical instruments and audio and lighting equipment are necessary to maintain the quality and minimize the cost of performances and concerts.
Outreach: SGMC continues to increase our outreach methods and extent. We confront intolerance and bigotry by providing a positive experience of the Queer Community. Our goal is to add as many outreach performances as our schedule allows, and also show up with love and acceptance at festivals, events, and community gatherings to support youth and adults in their endeavor to "sing their own song."
Management/Staff Support: Maintaining a small professional staff enables SGMC to continuously improve the quality of our performances, increase our outreach, and support our members and volunteers. Our staff includes an Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Principal Accompanist. SGMC utilizes many volunteers, including committee chairs who assist in performance management and membership development. While these volunteers graciously donate many hours of their own time, their work requires financial support to ensure the success of their projects.
Miscellaneous Administrative Costs