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PORTLAND CHOIRS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT 

Portland Choirs 2017-2018 season runs June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 with registration commencing on May 23, 2017.  Early-bird payment (including a tuition discount) is due by June 15, 2017. Trimester and monthly payment schedules commence July 1, 2017. By submitting financial payment to Portland Choirs, member (both singer & parent) acknowledges having read and accepted the policies contained below and within the Parent Handbook.

Singer Agreements:

As a member of Portland Choirs, singers agree to uphold the integrity of the organization:

-by attending all rehearsals and performances, arriving on time, and staying for the entire duration of scheduled activities;
-by communicating about schedule conflicts in advance;
-by knowing music thoroughly, practicing independently in addition to regular group rehearsals;
-by keeping his/her voice in good singing condition, avoiding extraneous shouting;
-by keeping his/her music organized in a binder and bringing his/her music binder to every rehearsal;
-by maintaining the condition of his/her uniform, being well-groomed and neatly dressed for performances and other public appearances;
-by promoting performances in which he/she is engaged and encouraging other singers to audition.

In rehearsals and performances, singers respect his/herself and others:

-by allowing each person their own space and refraining from physical contact;
-by empowering the Artistic Director to making programming, casting, and artistic decisions;
-by speaking only when granted permission to do so;
-by refraining from using a cell phone - including texting;
-by practicing kindness at all times, offering support for the growth of others whenever possible;
-by treating the facilities where we meet with care, leaving the space cleaner than before arrival.

Singers understand that infractions with these agreements could jeopardize participation in Portland Choirs without refund.

Parent Agreements:

As a parent associated with Portland Choirs, I (we) acknowledge that:

-I (We) have read and understand the standards and expectations stated in these Membership Terms and in the Parent Handbook, and agree to uphold the policies contained therewith;

-I (We) agree to pay promptly the required fees for my/our child to participate in Portland Choirs for the 2017-2018 season. I (We) understand that I (We) am (are) making a financial commitment to pay for the entire season regardless if my (our) child chooses to withdraw from the choir;

-I (We) understand that I (We) am (are) responsible for keeping my (our) child(ren)'s account current, with or without statements provided by Portland Choirs, and for every 30 days tuition payment is in arrears, a $25 late fee will be assessed to my (our) son or daughter's outstanding balance. Additionally, a $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks;

-I (We) will contribute financially at a level consistent with our family's means and the value we derive from our child(ren)'s participation in Portland Choirs;

-I (We) will volunteer for one or more tasks needed to help our organization grow;

-I (We) will provide direct support to our child(ren) in helping them honor their agreements - specifically regarding attendance, practice, promotions, fundraising, and maintenance of Portland Choirs' music and attire;

-I (We) will communicate grievances appropriately: 1) only with the person or persons involved; 2) at an appropriate time (promptly, and when it is mutually convenient); and 3) in a manner consistent with the core values of Portland Choirs (in the spirit of kindness and support).

By submitting financial payment to Portland Choirs, member (singer/parent) acknowledges having read and accepted the policies contained above and within the Parent Handbook.

Acknowledge the Singer & Parent Membership Agreements & sign by typing full parent name below.*

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT

Portland Choirs endeavors to see that any child, who is musically eligible, can participate, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Partial scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients may not receive additional discounts, such as the sibling discount. Please contact the Portland Choirs Executive Director for a scholarship application or download one from the Portland Choirs website, Members Log In section. Portland Choirs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, arts organization.

Portland Choirs collects an annual tuition and $50 registration fee for every participant.  There are additional costuming and tour, camp, and retreat fees (where applicable).  Three payment plans (for tuition, registration, costuming, and camp/retreats) are offered below.  Tour payments are collected separately.

1.) an "Early-Bird" discount for tuition and fees paid in full by June 15, 2017, or

2.) a Trimester payment schedule (July 1, 2017, November 1, 2017, March 1, 2018), or

3.) a Monthly payment schedule with additional administrative fees (July 1, 2017, then the first of each subsequent month, concluding April 1, 2018).

An annual $50 registration fee will be collected for each singer who is participating with Portland Choirs.  For all payment structures, the $50 annual registration fee, the $50 jacket rental fee (Premier Gents, Advanced Gents, Advanced Cambiatas, Advanced Trebles only), and camp/retreat fees (all except Primary Boys) are due with the first payment:  Early-Bird payment (June 15, 2017) or first Trimester or Monthly payment (July 1, 2017) .

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OVATION - $1050 tuition, $50 registration, $150 retreat (September 22-24, 2017)

1.) Pay in full:  

$1200 = $1050 tuition, $50 registration, $150 retreat, $50 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$550 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $350 tuition, $50 registration, $150 retreat;

$350 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition;

$350 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$320 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $120 tuition, $50 registration, $150 retreat;

$120 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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PREMIER GENTS - $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 annual jacket rental, $300 camp (August 22-25, 2017), $150 retreat (September 22-24, 2017)

1.) Pay in full:  

$1845 = $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp, $150 retreat, $100 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$1015 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $465 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp, $150 retreat; 

$465 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition; 

$465 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$705 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $155 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp, $150 retreat; 

$155 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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ADVANCED GENTS - $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 annual jacket rental, $300 camp (August 22-25, 2017)

1.) Pay in full:  

$1695 = $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp, $100 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$865 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $465 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp; 

$465 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition; 

$465 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$555 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $155 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp; 

$155 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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ADVANCED BOYS (Cambiatas & Trebles) - $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 annual jacket rental, $300 camp (August 22-25, 2017)

1.) Pay in full:  

$1695 = $1395 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp, $100 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$865 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $465 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp; 

$465 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition; 

$465 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$555 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $155 tuition, $50 registration, $50 jacket rental, $300 camp; 

$155 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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INTERMEDIATE BOYS - $795 tuition, $50 registration, $100 retreat (February 3-4, 2018)

1.) Pay in full:  

$895 = $795 tuition, $50 registration, $100 retreat,  $50 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$415 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $265 tuition, $50 registration, $100 retreat; 

$265 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition; 

$265 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$245 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $95 tuition, $50 registration, $100 retreat; 

$95 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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PRIMARY BOYS - $645 tuition, $50 registration

1.) Pay in full:  

$645 = $645 tuition, $50 registration, $50 discount

2.) Trimester:  

$265 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $215 tuition, $50 registration; 

$215 - 2nd payment due Nov 1, 2017 = tuition; 

$215 - 3rd payment due Mar 1, 2018 = tuition.

3.) Monthly:  

$130 - 1st payment due July 1, 2017 = $80 tuition, $50 registration; 

$80 - 2nd to 10th payments due Aug 1, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018 = tuition

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Costuming Fees
Performance attire specifications are detailed in the Parent Handbook (downloadable in the Members Log In section of the Portland Choirs website).  Wardrobe items purchased through Portland Choirs include the $30 purple Ovation t-shirt for both the Ovation Ladies and the Ovation Gents and the $25 navy blue Portland Boychoir polo shirt for Premier Gents, Advanced Gents, Advanced Boys (Cambiatas & Trebles), Intermediate Boys, and Primary Boys.  These can be purchased separately by contacting wardrobe@portlandchoirs.org.  The Portland Boychoir jacket is loaned to each Premier Gent, Advanced Gent, and Advanced Boy (Cambiatas & Trebles) singer for a season for a $50 rental fee collected with the first tuition payment.  A $250 replacement fee will be charged to families who do not return their singer's jacket at season conclusion.

Late Payments, Returned Checks & Refunds
Outstanding payments, for every 30 days past due, will be assessed a $25 late fee.  Checks returned for insufficient funding will be assessed a $25 fee. In general, refunds will not be honored.  For extraordinary circumstances, a refund request must be submitted in writing and will be considered by the board of directors on a case-by-case basis.

Tax-Deductible Contribution for "The Gap"
The true cost estimate versus the full-year tuition per choir for the Portland Choirs program is listed below.  Please help bridge the gap between the two figures by making a voluntary tax-deductible donation to the Portland Choirs Annual Fund for the true cost of participation or committing to this season's fundraising events.

Ovation - $1450 true cost estimate v. $1050 full-year tuition 

Premier Gents - $2545 true cost estimate v. $1395 full-year tuition

Advanced Gents - $2345 true cost estimate v. $1395 full-year tuition

Advanced Boys C&T - $2345 true cost estimate v. $1395 full-year tuition

Intermediate Boys - $1415 true cost estimate v. $795 full-year tuition

Primary Boys - $1065 true cost estimate v. $645 full-year tuition

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PAYMENT OPTIONS: Portland Choirs accepts payments by check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX).

Check payment offers a $30 annual discount for pay-in-full, trimester, and monthly payment plans. Mail payment before the appropriate deadlines to Portland Choirs, c/o Laura Snyder, 1450 Fall Oaks Ct, West Linn, OR 97068.

Credit card payment is achieved by downloading the appropriate choir's credit card authorization form from the Portland Choirs "Members Log In" section. Complete and submit, per instructions on the form, to the Executive Director immediately after registration is submitted. Payment will be set up according to the payment plan selected. If by trimester or monthly payments, auto-debit will be established.

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