|Bylaws Article I: Particular Purposes
In pursuit of the general purposes of the Guild, the Guild, its affiliates and members may:
The Guild is not necessarily required to pursue all of the above nor to be limited to only the above so long as the activities fit within the scope of the general purposes of the Guild as defined in its Constitution.
- Support trumpet workshops, local, regional, national and international meetings.
- Commission trumpet compositions and offer competitions and prizes for musical works for solo trumpet, trumpet ensembles, and for trumpet in various combinations with other musical instruments, so as to encourage new works and make available to the membership worthy compositions that are unpublished or unperformed.
- Encourage and promote performance of solo, trumpet choir and chamber works which include at least one trumpet.
- Establish a publication of scholarly articles.
- Offer assistance to composers and arrangers in understanding and effectively writing for the various trumpets.
- Make suggestions and recommendations to instrument manufacturers.
- Maintenance of an ITG Research Library. (Officially discarded. See Appendix G)
- Present honors and recognition for distinctive services in the cause of the trumpet to persons deemed worthy by the Guild.
- Establish a Scholarship Fund.
- Encourage communication among trumpet players and assist in projects and needs of Guild members.
- Encourage publishers to publish new works for trumpet and to correct misprints in old publications.
- Support and promote historical and technological research in regard to the trumpet.
|Bylaws Article II: Duties of Officers (See also Appendix B Sections 1-5; Constitution Article V)
Section 1. PRESIDENT (See also Appendix B.1)
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Guild and Board of Directors. The President shall, together with the Secretary, sign all written contracts on behalf of the Guild. The President shall appoint the Coordinators/Chairs of committees with the concurrence of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. VICE PRESIDENT (See also Appendix B Section 2)
The Vice President shall act in absence of the President, and shall accept other responsibilities and assignments such as the President or Board of Directors may request.
Section 3. SECRETARY (See also Appendix B Section 3)
The Secretary shall allocate and supervise all secretarial duties. This shall include written minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the membership, and the maintenance of all official files and records of the Guild, including reports of officers, committees, and other data. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, employees may be engaged, full or part-time, to assist in the secretarial duties.
Section 4. TREASURER (See also Appendix B Section 4)
The Office of Treasurer is an appointed position. The duties of the Treasurer shall be to receive and disburse the funds of the Guild, to maintain banking and investment accounts, to keep accurate records of all fiscal transactions and membership records. He or she shall report at each meeting of the Board of Directors the fiscal condition of the Guild. He or she shall be an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee but shall not be its chairperson. The Treasurer shall deposit the funds of the Guild with banks approved by the Executive Committee. Funds may be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer only, providing the expenditure has been approved in the annual budget adopted by the Board of Directors except that any check in excess of $7,500 requires two signatures regardless of its status as an approved item. If an expenditure has not been approved through the annual budget process, the Treasurer must secure written instruction from the President who shall be responsible for obtaining Board approval of the action At the discretion of the President, employees may be engaged, full or part-time, to assist in the financial duties.
|Bylaws Article III: Duties of Special Appointees
||Section 1. PUBLICATIONS EDITOR (See also Appendix B Section 7)
The Publications Editor supervises all publications in print and electronic formats for the organization.
Section 2. WEB SITE DIRECTOR (See also Appendix B Section 10)
The Web Site Director is responsible for the content of the Guild's web site.
Section 3. GENERAL COUNSEL (See also Appendix B Section 11)
The General Counsel shall be an attorney at law, who shall serve the Guild without fee, and he or she shall be available to advise the other officers and Board of Directors regarding any matter affecting the obligations, liabilities or responsibilities of such persons to the Guild or to persons or entities contracting with the Guild.
|Bylaws Article IV: Board of Directors (See also Appendix B Section 6)
Section 1. GENERAL DUTIES
The Board of Directors shall advise in the business and educational affairs of the Guild through the President, and shall be responsible for its general program of activities through counsel with the President and the officers.
Section 2. NOMINATIONS
The Board of Directors shall be represented on the Nominations Committee (as specified in Article V, Section 7 of the Constitution) for all elections held by the Guild.
Section 3. CONTROL OF FUNDS
The Board of Directors will be notified and a simple majority must approve expenditures exceeding two thousand dollars not provided within the approved annual budget.
|Bylaws Article V: Duties of Standing Committees (See also Appendix C)
Section 1. STANDING COMMITTEES ON COMMISSIONS AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION
These committees shall concern themselves with the projects of new compositions for trumpet and will include the President as a committee member. (See also Appendix C.1-2)
Section 2. STANDING COMMITTEES ON COMPACT DISCS AND BOOKS
These committees shall concern themselves with the projects of new and reissued compact discs involving the trumpet and books about or for trumpet players and playing.
Section 3. STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
This committee shall concern itself with the financial affairs of the Guild, rendering counsel and aid to the Treasurer, and shall report on such matters as may be referred to it. (See also Appendix C.3)
Section 4. STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS
The duties of this committee shall include all matters pertaining to the best relationships with the public through suitable media and to issue news of interest to the Guild and other publications. (See also Appendix C.5)
Section 5. STANDING COMMITTEE ON AFFILIATES
The duties of this committee shall include all matters pertaining to the formation and development of local and foreign affiliates and such other duties as may be referred to it. (See also Appendix C.4 and Bylaws Article VIII for other information)
Section 6. STANDING COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP
This committee shall promote membership in the Guild. (See also Appendix C.6)
Section 7. STANDING COMMITTEE ON RULES
This committee shall decide questions of procedure whenever they shall arise in the order of the business of the Guild. (See also Appendix C.7)
Section 8. STANDING COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY
This committee shall consider the latest technological advances relative to the performance, recording, and presentation of music, and utilize this technology for the presentation of information to the members of the Guild. This committee will be led by the Web Site Director. (See also Appendix C.8)
Section 9. MEMBERSHIP ON STANDING COMMITTEES
The members of each standing committee shall be selected by the Coordinator with the approval of the President. Each committee shall be composed of not less than three (3) of whom one shall be the Coordinator or Chair. Terms shall be for two years, and members may be reappointed.
|Bylaws Aritcle VI: Dues, Fees, and Gifts
Section 1. TERMS OF CURRENCY
All dues and fees hereinafter specified shall be in United States funds drawn on a United States bank.
Section 2. DUES
All dues shall be placed in the general fund of the Guild.
Section 3. ESTABLISHING DUES SCHEDULES
The Board of Directors shall establish the schedule of dues for the various categories of membership in the Guild (see ITG Constitution, Article IV) as necessary for the financial stability of the organization.
Section 4. FEES
Additional fees may be assessed for the financing of specific projects or as admission fees to certain concerts, lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, discussion groups and social events.
Section 5. GIFTS.
The Guild may accept financial or other gifts which shall be used at the discretion of the Guild for the purposes of the Guild.
|Bylaws Article VII: Official Publications
Section 1. ITG JOURNAL
The ITG Journal may include the following information:
Section 2. OTHER PUBLICATIONS
- Publish reports and attempt to standardize techniques and notations for trumpet connected with new music.
- Print scholarly articles of significant information relevant to trumpet teaching and/or playing.
- Establish a listing of playing and teaching openings.
- Circulate news (or lists) of materials, literature, scholarly work in the field, programs, recordings, mouthpieces, mutes, instruments, etc. Encourage significant trumpet teachers/players/historians to formulate their ideas to be shared in the Journal.
- Publish and review new materials, literature and trumpet related items and formulate a recommended list of trumpet literature.
- Discuss information related to early instruments and trumpet doublings (flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet, etc.).
- The Journal will not necessarily include all of the above nor is it required to include only those items listed above.
Other bulletins, pamphlets, dictionaries, brochures, books or electronic media furthering the purposes of the ITG and, as set forth in Article II of the Constitution, may be published with the consent of the Board of Directors.
|Bylaws Article VIII: Affiliates (See also Appendix C.2.4 and Appendix M)
Section 1. AUTHORIZATION.
A group of not less than five (5) members of the Guild may apply in writing to the Affiliate Chapter Coordinator for authorization to organize an affiliated chapter of the ITG. After the Coordinator is satisfied that the proposed chapter is qualified for membership a charter will be issued with instructions for initiating chapter activities and for maintaining contact with the Affiliate Chapters Coordinator. In the event that the Board of Directors learns that an affiliate chapter is no long active or is not pursuing the goals of the Guild, it may vote to rescind the chapter charter. (See Appendix M)
Section 2. FUNDING
Affiliate chapters may set their own dues for use in funding local activities. They may also apply to the Guild for funds for the pursuit of the aims and purposes of the Guild (see Appendix J for an ITG Affiliate Chapter Grant Guidelines). If such funds are not used for the intended purposes within thirty (30) days, they shall forthwith be returned to the Treasurer of the Guild.
Section 3. AUTHORITY AND POWERS
Each affiliate chapter shall be considered a separate organization from the Guild, with complete authority and control over its own activities. Each shall be considered an affiliate chapter as long as the principles and goals of the Guild are being pursued and upheld. No affiliate shall have the power to speak on behalf of the Guild or to contract any financial obligations on behalf of the Guild. An affiliate chapter charter is not transferable.
|Bylaws Article IX: Amendments
||The By-Laws may be amended at any time upon being approved by two-thirds of the eligible voting membership of the Guild.
|Bylaws Article X: Approved
||Original Bylaws approved by the Officers and Board of Directors by mail, 1975.
Revision, dated December 2004: approval pending.