Rainbow City Performing Arts is a community organization operating from the time and resources of its members with additional outside funding. In order to support our efforts and meet our standards of performance our audiences expect, we ask for members to meet some universal standards of membership.
We members must contribute quarterly dues to pay the cost of some of our operations. RCPA provides professional direction, venues and institutional support to build a community of musicians to fulfill our shared mission. We have an Angel Fund available for members who can't afford to meet the dues requirements.
Concert Band and Orchestra members should expect to attend at least 80% of rehearsals. It is especially encouraged that members attend sectionals, and special Saturday rehearsals. The tech rehearsal is a required attendance. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Ensemble Director, who may require the member demonstrate their mastery of the music by testing out their part individually. When members are to be absent, they should email their section leader and copy the Ensemble Director.
Marching Band, SpinOUT, and Reign City Riot attendance can be more flexible and is up to the discretion of the Ensemble Director. Requirements may change based on upcoming performances and other needs.
Please get in touch with your Ensemble Director if you have any questions or concerns about attendance. Our goal is to make joining as accessible as possible. We will work to be flexible with your schedule.
Rainbow City Performing Arts has instruments available to loan to members. Certain instruments like drums and marching brass are routinely loaned, but we also have limited smaller winds and concert instruments available. Contact the Director of Operations for availability. To fill out our form and see terms and conditions, please visit our Instrument Loans page.
Our organization and performances only operate with the help of a team of volunteers. We ask every member to donate whatever time and skills they have available to our shared effort. We work together in a friendly environment to fulfill our mission and shared goals. There's a lot of opportunities to learn new skills and accomplish great things as a part of our team. Let us know what ways you can help out! We welcome non-members you know to also volunteer either for concerts or an ongoing staff role with our organization.
We operate two committees that meet monthly to steer our organization on a more equitable path. We welcome all members and those that love our organization to join us to provide guidance on our actions.
Racial Equity Committee
We established the Racial Equity committee to manage our policy and priorities along DEI principles and to fit our actions with our mission of inclusion and diversity. We are iterating our internal governance policies to always modernize and refresh our guidelines. We meet online on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm. For more information or to join us, please contact the committee chair.
Equitable Season Planning Committee
Our other standing committee focuses on how we display ourselves to the world to ensure we are being inclusive of all cultures and identities. The Equitable Season Planning Committee meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7pm. We discuss aspects of season planning, concert music selection, visual art, community partners, parameters for commissions, and special events. We'd love your input to help diversify our output! Contact the chair of the committee to join us.