Please embrace the technology. You can also save time by allowing the members to assist with typing and archiving lyrics. If most members have access to laptops, smart phones, etc., embrace it. It can help with productivity and save on paper waste.
--Previous Message-- : I have a problem with a few choir members (1- : a minister) using electronic devices during : choir rehearsal. In the past I have : privately asked them (2-3 members out of 15) : to reframe and stay focus on learning the : songs. I provide type copies of the words : and music to hear new songs with my IPAD or : laptop when necessary. Last night was : terrible because I stop the rehearsal and : asked them to put away the laptops and : phones. Well the minister turned his : computer around to show me that he was : looking at the words to the song and said he : disagreed with my decision and said that it : was ok to agree to disagree. He did close : it. Well I dont agree to disagree and we : have a lot of tension for the balance of the : rehearsal. Any advice? :