The committee members toolkit

The prospect of joining a music group committee for the first time can be daunting, so we've put together some resources to help you feel more confident about your role. Or even if you're well settled on a committee, it's always helpful to have guidance to refer to along the way. 

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All committee members

The majority of leisure-time groups are run by a committee - a group of enthusiastic people who care about their group, want to see it thrive and are willing to take responsibility for making that happen. A committee position requires good organisational skills, a willingness to give up some spare time and the ability to co-operate with others. Visit our three-part guide on running a committee:

Running a committee, part 1: responsibilities and roles
Running a committee, part 2: meetings, communication and ways of working
Running a committee, part 3: recruitment and problem solving

Roles of a music group committee
The simplest way to run an effective committee is to start with a role description for each position.

Conflicts of interest
Whether your group is a charity or not, we recommend you think about having a simple conflict of interest policy.

The Charity Trustee Handbook
Relevant to groups that are charities, this guidance was put together in collaboration with the Charity Commission. It will help you manage your charity and answers some of the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (and trustee) of a charity.

Individual role guidance

Know your role? Have a look at the tailored guidance that's relevant to you.

Committee roles


Music Bank (borrow sheet music from other groups and find programme notes to use)

Finding music for performance 

We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music does not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.