A note from the director

It comes down to this: What a joy to spend time, sharing our music! Men in your churches and communities are missing out on what we do. It is time for the older generation to spread the news to the middle and younger generations that KMMC is definitely worth the time and effort. This is no longer just a Mennonite activity though. Share with all men in your community that KMMC is the group for them!

We are a society of storytellers. We love to tell about our life experiences and share with our friends what great times or hard times we have had. The people that you have shared experiences with are the people who have probably shaped your life. There are times though, when you have missed out on those great experiences and have felt left out of the discussion. There are those moments that you wish you could go back and say yes to an invitation that you declined. As a high school teacher, I have learned that sometimes I have to force kids to get involved so that they can begin to build on their life experiences. Now there are those rare times when this backfires and they still absolutely hate it – but more than not – they come out of the experience sharing how much fun they actually had. They spread the word, which in turn, builds excitement for the program.

My point – we are experiencing growth with KMMC but there are still men out there who are totally missing out on the experience. After our concerts last season, there were always men coming up and saying how they want to join us next year. That is an easy statement to make at the time but it gets more difficult come registration time. That commitment to join isn’t easy when you are the newcomer unless you have someone nudging you to “go for it”!
This is where you all come in. You need to be the one to share what a great experience you have had and that you would love to have them experience that same joy. Make them aware that they just cannot miss out on the fun that we have together. Explain about the learning CD and what a great learning tool it can be. This can alleviate some the hesitations about not being able to attend all of the rehearsals. Basically, allow your friends to be a part of the experience of KMMC.

I want to once again challenge you to invite your friends to come and share the incredible experience of being a part of KMMC. Singing so that others may Live!

See you In Rehearsal,

Greg Bontrager

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