Concerts will take place on Sunday 10th 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. Vocal students will generally perform in both shows, unless advised otherwise.
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 Monday 4th February and will be priced at £10 adults, £5.50 Concessions (Senior Citizen/Under 16). 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.
There will be a seating plan in reception and on our website before tickets go on sale. This will indicate what we feel to be the best areas to sit in the audience according to where the performers will be on stage. Please be aware that we do use two levels of risers on stage, so sitting too close to the front may hinder the view of keyboard and guitar students.
Rehearsals will take place at the Music School on Sunday 10th February. Please see the timetable below. Younger performers of ‘Evening Star’ and ‘Fly Far Spaceship’ 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. A timetable will be available on our website from 1st February at 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.
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 YouTube channel to give you an idea of what to expect.
If you have any queries at all, please let us know.
Stafford Music School
CONCERT REHEARSALS AT STAFFORD MUSIC SCHOOL
SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2019
12.30 FOUND WHAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
1.30 HOW FAR I’LL GO
3.15 STAND BY ME
4.15 SAY SOMETHING
4.45 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
5.15 COME ALIVE