The files in the Member Handbook folder cover all volunteer members of Seattle Choruses.  They are intended to provide information about the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, as well as general guidance and procedures for situations that may arise. Seattle Choruses reserves the right to modify policies, procedures, and guidelines as necessary. 


Our voices transform society through innovative and entertaining programs that build community, illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ people and their allies, expand inclusion, and inspire justice.



A more harmonious world that celebrates the unique identities and talents of all people.




  • Apply rules or guidelines equitably and consistently.

  • Treat each other to a common standard.


  • Foster an environment of acceptance and non-discrimination.

  • Recognize and value each other’s boundaries and privacy.

  • Be courteous; treat others as you would expect to be treated with sensitivity and consideration.

  • honor each other’s time and efforts.

  • If offended, exercise direct communication with the source of the offense to clarify and resolve in a constructive manner.

  • Celebrate our diversity and our differences as a strength of our organization.


  • Follow through with commitments.

  • Consistently behave in a way that builds trust.

  • Acknowledge and accept your limitations and be willing to ask for help when needed.


  • Be understanding, accepting, and patient.

  • Encourage participation.

  • Celebrate each other’s successes.

  • Be sensitive and compassionate to each other’s circumstances.

  • Recognize and appreciate each member’s unique contribution.