So I'm loosing a battle at over Church music stuff and it really is upsetting me. Just a little background on the following emails:
Geoff is our new church choir director, and I'm the bell choir director. He isn't my boss (Fr. Tom's the boss), he's a coworker. My Bell Choir regularly reherses from 6:30-7:30 every Thursday, and the Choir follows rehersing from 7:30-9:15ish.
I'm requesting all altos attend a sectional rehearsal at 7:15 on Thursday night in the choir room. Everyone has been contacted. Please adjust your bell rehearsal accordingly so that the altos (Susan, Margaret, Winnie) are on time.
Seeing as how the bells are scheduled to play this sunday and also next sunday, we really cannot afford to cut our rehersal short. It would have been nice to have discussed this before you took the liberty of changing our alotted rehersal time. I must insist that we have our full rehersal as scheduled this Thursday. Perhaps you might be able to do the sectional after rehersal or possibly at the rehersal this Saturday. I will also contact you by phone this Thursday morning, just in case you don't get read this until later in the day. I also will be in contact with the bell ringers to let them know that the rehersal will proceed as regularily scheduled.
-Kristen E. Price
If you need additional rehearsal time, then I suggest you hold an additional practice. The 7:15 alto rehearsal will take place as scheduled this evening.
4th and last email:
I don't need additional rehearsal time, we just need our full regularly scheduled time from 6:30-7:30.
So, this guy has a reputation of being an egomaniac. He's went completely over my head to deligate our rehearsal time this evening, and all these emails only started yesterday. (One day before the rehearsal!) I did phone our boss, Fr. Tom, and sent him Copies of the emails, but he didn't have any suggestions, he said we'd just have to figure it out. My Dad says at this point I should probably just let him have it his way, I'll only be there 2 more weeks anyway. (side note: I gave my notice last week.) I really feel like backing down is the wrong thing though. I think until someone stands up to him, he'll just push everyone in his way over, so he can do it his way.
What do you all think?