Our Story Soirée is today!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 by Rylin Erickson | Uncategorized

Today's the day! Can't wait to see you all soon. Students arrive by 4pm to tune, warm up, set up, and have a snack. Audience please aim to arrive by 4:30 so we can start no later 4:45. Potluck dinner to follow!

Remember to try playing in your concert attire including shoes, jewelry, and hairstyle to make sure it is comfortable, doesn't create any buzzing against your instrument, etc.

Remember to bring:

1) your instruments (unless you play the piano!) -- please double check that you have your BOW (string players), FOOTSTOOL (guitarists), SHOULDER REST (violinists/violists), and any other accessories you might need (bowing aids, spare strings, lucky hat...)

2) sheet music/books if there is *any* possibility you will want to use them -- remember we will be outdoors, so please tape or paperclip loose sheets ahead of time to your book, a folder, or a piece of cardboard so they don't blow away! I will have large clips available to anchor your books/folders/cardboard to the music stand.

3) potluck food items -- remember to label if they include any common allergens as ingredients (wheat, nuts, dairy). If you cannot stay for the potluck please contribute a non-messy pre-concert snack (i.e., carrot sticks, cheese). If you bring reusable bowls, platters, or serving utensils, be sure to use masking tape to put your name on the bottom of dishes or around the handle of utensils so they can find their way home to you if you accidentally leave them here!

4) blankets or lawn chairs -- blankets and ground level chairs can be used anywhere in the audience; table height chairs can be used in the back half of the audience and along the edges.

I think that's it! Let me know if you have any questions. If this is your first concert with us, please know it is a very low-key affair. First-timers are always pleasantly surprised afterward and say that there was no reason to be nervous after all and they had a lot of fun!