Dear Band Parents and students.
We have two performances next week. The first is our annual chamber music recital, held April 18 at St. Jean Vianney Church at 6:30 PM. This recital will last approximately 30 – 35 minutes. All band students are required to attend, whether they are actually performing or not. Dress for this will be concert black. We will assemble at the church to setup at 5:15. After setting up (about 20 minutes or so, we will have a quick run-through and will begin our concert at 6:30. This recital is a unique opportunity to hear sacred music composed by some of the masters including Palestrina, Josquin de Prez, and Mozart.
Our second performance next week is our annual Moonlight and Jazz event. While tickets sales are a bit behind last year’s record attendance, we have had a surge in ticket sales this week. Many thanks to those of you who have helped get the word out and have purchased tickets yourselves! Here is a detailed timeline of what we need to do next Sunday:
1. Students in my 4th hour class, my rhythm section, and a parent will meet me at school for 1:30 PM to help load the trailer with the stage equipment, music stands, keyboards, amps, tables, etc. We will deliver this to White Oak Plantation to set up for our performance. I hope to be completed with setup by 3:30. I need parental help to drive their child from St. Michael to White Oak.
2. Students who will be performing for the event need to report to White Oak Plantation for 3:45 PM. We will put final touches on our setup and be ready for a sound check at 4:00. After our sound check, we will feed the musicians a Raising Canes dinner at 4:30. My four hostesses need to report for 4:30 to eat. They will begin seating guests at 5:00. The concert will begin at 5:30.
3. Members of my 6th hour (and a parent) will report to White Oak for 7:15 to help with packing up and returning our equipment to school. All performers (and a parent) will help with the pack up so we can all be finished by 8:30.