Constitution and Bylaws
Roseville Community Band
Constitution and Bylaws
Revised and adopted 06/12/2023
Replaces Constitution and Bylaws, revised May 2012
ROSEVILLE COMMUNITY BAND
The name of this organization shall be “Roseville Community Band” of Roseville,
The purpose of this band shall be to:
1. Serve as a public and community relations unit of the Roseville Parks and Recreation
Department by developing, through music, a spirit of good will between the City of
Roseville and the general public.
2. Provide individual performing opportunities, musical enjoyment, and technical
growth among the membership.
3. Provide scholarship opportunities for Roseville area students that are interested in
advancing their musical knowledge and skill.
QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
1. Anyone who is interested in the purposes of the Roseville Community Band and plays a wind
or percussion instrument may become a member. A member under the age of 18 must have
permission from a parent/guardian and the Band Director.
2. New members should notify the Section Leader or roster manager of their name,
address, phone number, email and instrument(s).
3. Band members shall remain members as long as they are supportive of the Roseville
Community Band. A band member may be removed by a majority vote of the Council.
REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS
1. The Roseville Community Band has weekly practices or performances from January-July
2. The Roseville Community Band schedules concerts throughout the year, including at
least one spring, one summer, and one winter concert.
COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THEIR ELECTION
The voting members of the Band Council (hereafter referred to as the Council) shall consist of
the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large, and Section Leaders.
The Director is a non-voting member of the Council.
The Council shall transact business related to band financial resources, annual objectives, and
other issues referred to it by the band general members.
It shall recommend to the membership where and when the band shall play, with the Director
having the ultimate decision. The Council shall see that the members comply with the rules as
set forth in the Bylaws of the band. The Council shall have the authority to expel from the
band any member who fails to comply with the Bylaws of the band. The Council shall also
perform other such duties as the band shall require.
All voting members of the Council shall be elected by the general membership. An elected
Section Leader may delegate their authority to another member of that section if necessary.
Nominations for the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-large will be
taken during the first two rehearsals in October, and the Council shall be elected annually at the
third band rehearsal in October. Following this election, each section shall discuss and choose a
section leader. Each section shall inform the President of its choice.
Each member of the Council serves for a term of one year starting January 1, or until a successor
has been elected. Council members may be re-elected to the same position annually by the band.
There is no maximum term limit.
Elections shall be by secret ballot for all positions for which there is more than one candidate.
In the case of a single candidate for office, a vote by voice or show of hands may be taken.
COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL
1. Band Director
The Band Director shall conduct the concert band at rehearsals and performances, select music,
purchase new music, and provide input to the Council as requested on matters related to
music, instrumentation, equipment, performances, rehearsal arrangements, and other
matters bearing on the direction of the band. (See Job Description for detailed duties of the
The President shall preside at all meetings of the band and of the Council. The President shall
perform all of the duties usually pertaining to the office. The President shall appoint all
committees and shall be an ex officio member of all committees except a nominating
committee. (See Job Description for detailed duties of the President.)
3. Vice President
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and
other duties as described. (See Job Description for detailed duties of the Vice President.)
The Secretary shall keep a complete record of the meetings of the band and of the Council. (See
Job Description for detailed duties of the Secretary.)
The Treasurer shall be responsible for managing the band’s financial accounts. (See Description
for detailed duties of the Treasurer.)
The Member-at-Large shall represent all members of the band who make their opinions known
to them, and perform duties as deemed appropriate by the President. (See Job Description for
detailed duties of the Member-at-Large.)
7. Section Leader
The section leader shall represent the members of the section and perform other duties as
requested. (See Job Description for detailed duties of the Section Leader.)
1. The membership year is September 1-August 31. The amount of dues shall be set by
agreement of the Council. The fee shall be due by the second rehearsal in October.
Payments shall be made to the Treasurer. The Treasurer will provide a notice of
delinquent dues to the Council at the Council meeting following the second rehearsal in
2. Dues shall be used for band social functions, and if needed, to augment the purchase of
music and equipment.
All members of this band shall be regarded as qualified voters.
DISMISSAL FROM THE BAND
1. Any person whose conduct shall cause discredit to fall upon the band may be expelled
from the band by the Council.
2. Any member whose name is deleted from the rolls of the band, for any reason, shall be
notified of such removal by the President. Said ex-member shall within five days of notice
turn in, to the Vice President, any and all property belonging to the band, including music.
Any person wishing reinstatement may present their petition before the Council for
1. A regular Council meeting shall be held monthly from September through June. The
President shall have the authority to call a special meeting when it is deemed necessary,
provided there is a quorum present.
2. A majority of the Council and majority of the band assembled shall constitute a
quorum at any band general membership meeting or special meeting called by the
PROPERTY OF THE BAND
1. The Band Director shall conduct an inventory of all band equipment. The inventory shall be
kept with band records.
2. Any member having the use of property belonging to the band shall be responsible for that
property and shall exercise reasonable care to prevent loss of, or damage to, such property.
Any damage or loss of band property must be promptly reported to the Band Director and/or
The Roseville Community Band shall provide at least one scholarship each year to a
student/students meeting the following eligibility requirements:
1. A resident of Roseville or is qualified to attend Roseville Area High School
2. Student in the ninth through the twelfth grade
3. Member in good standing of a school band program
The Band Council will determine the amount of the scholarship each year, using past years’
awards as a guideline
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern this band in
all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws of
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of those members
present, provided that notice of the Amendment change has been presented in writing and/or read
to the membership at least ten days or one full rehearsal prior to voting.