A Note to Choirboys and Parents
The purpose of this handbook is to make clear the rules, policies and procedures of our organization. We have very specific guidelines that are a result of many years spent training boys in a professional endeavor, as well as a result of personal contributions from many people who are skilled and experienced in the education of children.
The very best of handbooks is of no value however, unless it is carefully read and thoroughly learned. The very best rules become nothing but words unless they are followed and enforced. Upon receipt of this handbook, we consider our policies to be communicated. They exist for the mutual benefit of your son and the Choir and will be actively enforced. Our endeavor to remain one of the best boy’s choirs in the nation is a glorious and honorable one, yet one that demands excellence, discipline and commitment — a commitment that requires placing one’s own ego second to that of the group and the cause. The beauty is that, in the process of molding that choir, personal lives are also molded and boys become men. And in the placing of one’s personal ego second to that of a worthy cause, character is developed and ego deepened.
WILLIAM R. ADAMS