Our desire is not just to have students sit in a chair and play or sing, we want to give each student the opportuity to take on leadership roles within the various groups. This includes opportunities for both musical leadership as well as 'organizational' leadereship. The opportunities vary from group to group. We also focus on allowing them to learn through assisted 'trial and error'. Learning to lead is more quickly and effectively done when the student is able to take risks, and potentially have some minor failure, while guided/mentored by directors/leaders who can help them learn through those experiences. The atmosphere of the groups will always be maintained as supportive of students when they are learning to lead - without undue pressure or a critical atmostphere.