There are many reasons why people make music. For most, singing and playing an instrument is an act of enjoyment.
When leading a group of volunteer singers and instrumentalists, remember to keep it fun and enjoyable. A volunteer is giving of their time and ability because they enjoy the process of making music. Don’t let your high quality music standards rob people of this joy.
You truly can have a great sounding choir and orchestra and make the process enjoyable for all. Trust me, you can have it both ways.