Affiliate Chapters FAQ

WHY FORM A NEW ITG AFFILIATE CHAPTER?

Forming your own ITG Affiliate Chapter serves to further the purposes of ITG specifically in your area: "to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet." Affiliate chapters can represent entire countries, states, regions, cities, or schools. Having an ITG affiliate chapter

  • adds credibility and visibility to your trumpet-related activities,
  • creates opportunities for networking for advancement and employment,
  • creates opportunities for the sharing of musical and pedagogical resources, and
  • brings like-minded people together for camaraderie.

WHAT DOES AN ITG AFFILIATE CHAPTER DO?

There is no limit to what your chapter can do, as long as you uphold the "principles and goals of the Guild." Chapters may sponsor guest artists and teachers, commission new trumpet music, rehearse and perform as an ensemble, coordinate local special events, socialize etc. Some have annual events, and some have their own newsletters and websites. Affiliates may organize as they wish and set their own dues for use in funding local activities. What can you imagine?

*From the Bylaws: Each affiliate chapter shall be considered a separate organization from the Guild, with complete authority and control over its own activities. Each shall be considered an affiliate chapter as long as the principles and goals of the Guild are being pursued and upheld. No affiliate shall have the power to speak on behalf of the Guild or to contract any financial obligations on behalf of the Guild.

WHAT DOES ITG DO FOR ITS AFFILIATE CHAPTERS?

For the benefit of its chapters, ITG

  • gives credibility to affiliate chapters by lending use of its name,
  • assists chapters by publicizing chapter activities through its website and Journal,
  • offers performance opportunities at its annual conferences, and
  • offers grants to subsidize special chapter activities.

HOW DO I FORM A NEW ITG AFFILIATE CHAPTER?

  • Enlist 10 or more trumpet colleagues in your area who are current ITG members and who will participate in your new chapter, including professionals, amateurs, students, and trumpet "enthusiasts."
  • Submit those names to the Affiliate Chapters Coordinator for membership verification at chapters@trumpetguild.org
  • Wait to receive your official, signed charter for your new chapter!

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE CHAPTER REQUIRED TO DO?

  • Uphold the principles and goals of ITG.
  • Maintain a membership of at least 10 current ITG members, reported each fiscal year.
  • Use the ITG logo appropriately.

 *From the Bylaws: Each affiliate chapter shall be considered a separate organization from the Guild, with complete authority and control over its own activities. Each shall be considered an affiliate chapter as long as the principles and goals of the Guild are being pursued and upheld. No affiliate shall have the power to speak on behalf of the Guild or to contract any financial obligations on behalf of the Guild.

* The ITG Affiliates logo is available in various formats at the address below. Do not alter the logo in any way other than resizing or changing the color to fit the design. Send any questions relating to the use of logos the ITG Web Site Director at website@trumpetguild.org.

http://old.trumpetguild.org/affiliatelogos/chapterlogos.html.

 

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE CHAPTER ACTIVITY GRANT?

ITG offers a limited number of Affiliate Chapter Activity Grants of $500 or $1000 to assist active chapters with events such as hosting a conference or special activity, sponsoring a guest artist, etc.  Awarded amounts are based upon the Affiliate Chapter Committee's review of applications and are first-come, first-served.  After having been active for at least one year, chapters may apply for a grant in alternating years.

 

HOW DO WE APPLY FOR AN ACTIVITY GRANT?

  • Complete the Activity Grant Application, including the requested budget.
  • Submit your materials to the Affiliate Chapters Coordinator at chapters@trumpetguild.org as early as possible. ITG's fiscal year begins July 1, and most applications are processed by mid-Fall.
  • Wait for the Affiliate Chapters Committee to consider your request, and respond to any questions that they may have.

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ACTIVITY GRANT RECIPIENTS?

  • The ITG Affiliates logo and the following statement must be prominently displayed on any publication (web/print) or program related to this grant-approved event: "This event is made possible in part by a grant from the International Trumpet Guild.” All publications related to the event must be submitted for approval to the ITG Web Site Director at website@trumpetguild.org.
  • The ITG Affiliates logo is available in a various formats at http://old.trumpetguild.org/affiliatelogos/chapterlogos.html. Do not alter this logo in any way other than resizing or changing the color to fit the design. All publications related to this event must be submitted for logo usage approval to the ITG Web Site Director at website@trumpetguild.org.
  • Following the event: A brief, written report with pictures and/or video, must be submitted electronically to the ITG Journal News Editor, the Affiliate Chapters Coordinator, and the ITG Treasurer within two weeks of the event for publication and tax/record keeping purposes: news@trumpetguild.org, chapters@trumpetguild.org, and treasurer@trumpetguild.org.

 

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