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5 Things to Organize in a Church Music Program

5 Things to Organize in a Church Music Program

As a music director, you wear a lot of hats.

You direct, you play, you email, you plan, you listen, you conduct, you coordinate, etc. Your time is valuable and you know that your rehearsal time is valuable. How can you make sure you're making the most of it? It always helps me to start by getting organized. There's something about crisp file folders, colored pens, pretty charts, and a few fun paper clips that makes me feel more confident, productive, and ready to get to work.

Not sure where to start? Here are five things to organize in your music program to help things run smoothly this year:

For the Church Musician: A Music Program Budget Worksheet

For the Church Musician: A Music Program Budget Worksheet

New year, new budget, right?

Most churches run on a January-December fiscal year, which means it's time to pull out your budget worksheets and start fresh.

Then you remember your budget worksheets are boring, black and white Excel files, with lots of black grid lines, Arial font, and pages that run on forever, which sort of puts a damper on the whole happy "fresh start" thing.

If this sounds familiar, then you're in for a real treat today!

Here is a beautiful, color-coded, auto-fill budget worksheet for your music program, with pretty pie charts and bar graphs to boot!