Scheduling for band members / leaders

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  1. saxhound

    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Recently I have been playing with some larger groups (10-12 people). It seems like every pending rehearsal causes a flurry of emails (I'm in, can't make it, extraneous suggestions, etc.) I did some research on free group calendaring options. I found one called Teamup that seems to work pretty well without being overly complex. The trick, of course, is getting everyone to use it. With one band we are pretty much at 100% after about 4 months. With another larger group we are at about 80% after two months. The major hold outs are the vocalists, which is a bit frustrating, so I'm going to start nagging them.
     
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    Giving it a try. Trying to figure out which calendar to inport. Also trying to figure out how to invite people. Should be fun.
     
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    The free version allows up to 8 (color coded) sub-calendars. That allows for one master calendar, and 8 subs for individuals. For a bigger group you can just use one master and give everyone add (or modify) access, or you could do something like give different band sections (woodwinds, brass percussion, etc.) a sub-calendar. If you have a bigger group and just use one master, it's a matter of folks identifying who they are either in the title or the "who" field. Of course, you could also pay $8 per month for 12 sub-calendars or $20 per month for 50 sub-calendars. I think that might get a bit confusing.
     
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  4. Chris J

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    The final solution for us is Muzodo.

    It is nothing short of brilliant.

    Highlights for me are:
    Easy for members to lodge availability (emails are sent out with option to click yes / no / maybe
    Members prompted to register when they are put in the 'group' but can register any time
    Registered members can update their availability on the web site
    Group email address is gevin
    Automatic reminders
    Reminders to all unreplied and maybes can be generated any time
    Downloadable lists of availability as cvs / excel

    There is even a cut down version to look at availability for iPhone/Pad/Thingy

    I use it for our wind band of 60, and sax quartet of 6 (I know...)

    https://muzodo.com/
    Trial for free

    Chris
     
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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I think this will work well for us. Team Sax in this example is going to be four ensemble gigs and then all the practices will be one color but labeled. So far we have programed three of the ensembles.

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