Agreements for Singing Alive (SA) Cascadia

In service to creating a conscious, focused, community space for our gathering

  • SA is a communal singing gathering;  it is not an opportunity to give performances / create an audience
  • The singing voice is the primary focus.  All musical instruments are in service to it.
  • Loud instrumentation softens and ceases after 1 am.  Minimize talking close to camping areas after 10 pm.  There will be a quiet hours from 6 – 8 am;  please speak in whispers, or not at all, during this time
  • For informational and artistic purposes, elements of this event maybe recorded, video-taped, or photographed.  All attendees agree to this.  Likewise all people doing recordings are asked to act respectfully, and with no sense of entitlement, as such privileges can be taken away.
  • Expressions of nudity are not necessarily equated with a loosening of sexual boundaries.   Please help people feel safe.  
  • For those who wish to smoke (anything), please do so only in the smoking temple ~ not the community commons, personal camping areas, or the parking lot.
  • No pets.  ADA Service Animals only in the main area, with PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
  • Please wash your hands before eating.
  • This is a trash-free event.   Pack it in pack it out.
  • If for any reason you are asked by the administrators of this event to leave the premises, you agree to do so.

~•~  May we all be, more or less, ON THE SAME PAGE ~•~

Song Circle Facilitator Policy ~  Leading a song circle is not normally considered an exchange for admission to the event.  We do, however, have a policy whereby if you lead three circles in designated (by the organizer) workshop time slots over three years, you thereafter receive admission exchange for any year you are doing a circle.   this exchange comes with light responsibilities to show up as an ally of the organization, to act as guardians, and educators, of SAC ways when needed.   

Song circle participation tips ~ 

  • Merge ~ listen closely to honor, synchronize, and harmonize with the person leading the song. By keeping your voice / instrument volume lower.   If you are new to the tune or rendition, listen to a couple rounds first, visalize the images, feel the message, then move into the song
  • Presence ~ suport the sacred silence within and between songs, for the spaces between re the source and context
  • Deepen ~ breath thru your heart, and sing from your soul;   experience, deepen, and integrate the songs message into your being
  • Allow ~ In group-led sessions, provide space for, and invite those less confident, or less extraverted, to share their song

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