Adult selection criteria..... cultural and logistical liaison with the Touring Group tour destination (mostly pre-tour)
previous participation with the Touring Group
parents or guardians of Touring Group members, priority given to those associated with younger and first time Touring Group members
teachers/mentors of current Touring Group members
cultural expertise/interest in the Touring Group tour destination (mostly during the tour)
useful technical or expertise skills (e.g. technology, recording, travel, medical, language, etc.) gender-specific chaperoning
Rehearsal dates referenced in application (as of 7/5/17).....Except where noted otherwise, location is Elley Long Music Center in Colchester www.vyo.org, starting at 10am, ending at 2pm.....
12/26/17 through 12/28/17 (2 overnights, arrive 12 noon on 12/26, leave by 12 noon on 12/28, at Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington www.rockpointvt.org/conference_center)
1/27/18 (performance at Spice on Snow Festival in Montpelier that evening www.summitschool.wixsite.com/summitschool/winterfestival)
2/24/18 (likely performance TBA that evening)
3/24/18 (likely performance TBA that evening)
4/7/18 (placeholder for final rehearsal before trip, may change to 4/14/18, but we'd have to do it somewhere else as Elley Long isn't available that day) (likely performance TBA on whatever evening)
Organizational goals for Young Tradition Vermont referenced in application…..
inspire young people with traditional music and dance
ensure learning opportunities for those who are inspired
ensure performing opportunities for those who are inspired and have learned
use our inspiration, what we have learned and our performing ability to serve others, including families with children in life-threatening/life-altering situations
Touring Group goals referenced in application…..
perform for and visit schools and other organizations in Vermont, the Northeast and other parts of the world
spend time with and learn from master musicians and dancers in Vermont, the Northeast and other parts of the world
share traditional music and dance styles from Vermont and the Northeast with young people who may not be familiar with it
establish relationships with young people and organizations with similar interests from other parts of the world and host visits by them in Vermont and the Northeast