IMPORTANT CONCERT INFORMATION
Concerts will take place on Sunday 4th March at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. There will be two performances at 2pm & 4.30pm and most students will only perform in one of these shows. Please check with reception or your teacher as to which concert you will perform at.
Students will play in groups with teachers on stage to help and conduct.
Each concert should last around 1hr 30mins each and we will have a variety of musical styles, with singers, guitarists, keyboardists and pianists combined.
Tickets go on sale from Friday 2nd February and will be priced at £8.50 adults, £4.50 Concessions (Senior Citizen/Under 16) plus a booking fee of 50p per ticket. Tickets can ONLY be purchased directly from the Gatehouse at the Box office situated at the Gatehouse or via the website www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk.
All performers AGED 8 & OVER will be seated in the theatre in a designated section throughout the concerts and will not need to purchase a ticket.
Performers AGED 7 & UNDER will be seated with parents throughout the concert. You should ask for a ‘performers free ticket’ when booking. Members of staff will escort students from the audience to the backstage area to perform.
Rehearsals will take place at the Music School on Sunday 11th February. Please see the timetable below. Saturday Keyboard classes at 11am & 2.30pm will rehearse in class and ONLY need to attend the Gatehouse rehearsal.
On the day of the concerts, there will be short rehearsals between 10.00am – 1pm at the Gatehouse Theatre, to enable sound checks and to give students the opportunity to play through the songs. Please check our website for these times www.staffordmusicschool.co.uk/news. It is very important that as many students as possible attend these rehearsals, so that they feel comfortable with the venue and we can ensure the best sound quality.
If there are any parents who would like to help out either during the concert, or with moving equipment to the theatre, please let us know.
We will film both concerts and produce a DVD of which you may reserve at reception. If you do not wish your child to be filmed, please let us know.
We ask that there is no flash photography while the students are playing as it can disturb the performance.
Important information regarding the concert will be posted on Facebook (search for Stafford Music School) and Twitter (@musicstafford), as well as our website www.staffordmusicschool.co.uk. So please keep an eye on these pages to keep up to date.
Further information will follow regarding registration on the day of the concerts.
We are really looking forward to seeing our students perform again at the Gatehouse Theatre. For our new students, there is a short video on our You Tube channel from last year to give you an idea of what to expect. If you have any queries at all, please let us know.